New Moon in Libra ♎ Oct 8, 2018

Monday, Oct 8 at 8.47pm PST

Libra season: days and nights of equal length, earth steeped in gold, tilted, flirting with winter’s brambles. According to legend, the moon was in Libra when Rome was founded. Libra, daughter of Uranus (Father Sky) and Mother Earth.

New moons are new beginnings. Do you need to start over?

Libra comes from the Greek goddess Themis, whose name translates to “divine law.” Consider that our social webs are not immune to universal law, that relationships are not pleasant mistakes but heavenly constructs. Are you surrounded by the right people?

Libra encourages compromise and remaining true to our principles. Don’t give away your power. Remember that we cannot change anyone, only the way we see them. The people in our lives reflect who we are. What do they say about us? Everyone we meet is a teacher, a guru.

In classical depictions, Themis is blindfolded, wielding a sword to cut through delusion. Although Libra is recognized as an agent of balance, there might actually be very little “middle ground” in her world, with the weights of her scale like this or that, no gray area in between, world split in two. Sometimes this manifests within the Libra individual as a cold, rigid personality. These individuals tend to be condescending, left-brained types. With sword in hand, we have a choice. We can become insensitive and cut into our world and social web with extremes, pushing all that we see and feel into one category or the other; or we can dig deeper and understand the true meaning of the sword.

Do not use the sword as a weapon. Use the sword as a line in the sand. Use it to draw boundaries around you, and let others make their own. These boundaries are not meant to isolate you; they are not meant to belittle others. These boundaries are not cruel, nor are they weak. They are clearly intended for one thing only, and that is love. To set boundaries is to love yourself and others. To set boundaries is to communicate. Boundaries help everyone, and they help keep the spirit flowing all around us.

Late in the evening of Oct 9, the moon moves into Scorpio. Oct 10 looks like a difficult day, but the moon will be conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio on Oct 11, marking one of the luckiest days of the month. On Oct 14, the moon enters Capricorn, marking the end of the new moon period and beginning of the quarter moon phase. Oct 15 and Oct 29 look like exceptionally good days.

Humanity is crying out for communion, for romance, for peace. So walk humbly, shyly to your lover’s side and let’s see what we can create together.

Power items for Libra include dried flowers, pine cones or any woodland beauties. Meditate outside, sitting, standing or walking in the wind. Focus on the pelvis and sacral chakra. Breathe deeply with Libra Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.

Mantra:  peace

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