Phew, what an intense few months it’s been. Fortunately, we have passed through the phase of supermoons, and now we reach the calming, and soothing, airy Libra new moon, that will help us survey the impact of the last few months in a more balanced and harmonious way.
Use these next couple of weeks`wisely and start harvesting the seeds you have sown, because there is more chaos ahead. The Aries full moon is a total lunar eclipse and Mercury goes retrograde, slowing everything down again and creating space for reflection, evaluation and contemplation.
This next new/full moon cycle in Libra and Aries is another powerful combination spanning both ends of the physical and spiritual spectrum. While we endeavour to follow our paths and fulfill our needs, we are more aware than ever that our actions have a direct impact on everything around us.
When our intentions are for the greater good, our actions are automatically compassionate. When we are only thinking of our own needs and wants there is an element of conflict in all our relationships. This is a time when we have to balance the “I” of Aries with the “we” of Libra.
We are all faced with the dilemma of merging our desires with the greater good and this moon helps us to recognise the inner conflict between the me, me, measpects of our selves, and the acceptance that we are also part of a whole.
To help us with this process Pluto is going forward, after being retrograde since April. This planet of illuminating darkness and transformation has helped to shake many of us awake over the last few months. Now it is the time to embody all that we have learnt about ourselves. It’s time to start incorporating those changes into our lives, our relationships and most importantly, with ourselves.
Transformation can only happen when we step into the fire. If it has been a challenging few months, enjoy the balm this moon applies. Ruled by Venus, the Libra new moon reminds us to look at all the beautiful abundance and relationships in our lives, rather than what is not so pretty.
Wherever we are paying attention that is what we are seeing, so over this moon make an effort to focus on all the blessings, especially if things are happening that you can’t control, or situations are complicated. When we have a balanced outlook, it is easier to find the solutions.
This Libra moon falls a day after the Autumn Equinox, the pagan cross-quarter festival that celebrates the harvest. This is the most abundant time of the year, when we harvested crops to last us through the barren winter. This festival was an honouring of Mother Earth for providing us with all the food, water, and shelter we needed to stay alive and healthy, and a constant reminder of our essential symbiotic relationship with the earth for our very survival. Read here for more info
Symbolised by the scales, Libra reminds us that in order to find balance our heart and ego must be in alignment. Now more than ever, if we are living a life in conflict with our value systems, life is going to become a lot more stressful and unhappy. When we shift from our ego perspective, to one that encompasses the whole of humanity and Mother Earth, we find we have purpose and meaning in our lives that brings more happiness, fulfillment and contentment.
I will end this Lunascope with the wise words of Euripides (484 BC – 406 BC):
“The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise (wo)man.”