Updated: Oct 3, 2021
The New Moon is a time when the Sun and the Moon meet. In astrology, this is known as a conjunction, when two energetic entities come in alignment. With both astrological signs under the moon’s influence, this creates a harmonious constellation.
In ancient cultures, the Sun was often seen as masculine energy, whereas the feminine was lived through the Moon. Having both aspects of the masculine and the feminine combined as one for the night of the New Moon is what allows us to go deeper within ourselves. The need for rest, reflection, and introspection is deeper than usual. Our subconscious meets our conscious mind. The unknown, the unseen, which is symbolized by the moon, is seen, shed light on by the Sun.
The New Moon marks the beginning of a lunar cycle, known as day one of the 29 days the moon ebbs and flows throughout her various phases. And with day comes the expectations of what we desire to see manifest in the days, phases, weeks ahead. With this void in the night sky, the Universe is more receptive than usual to receive the seeds of intentions that we desire to see be planted, sprout, grow and flourish.
We are currently in the sun season of Libra from 22nd of September - 22nd of October making both the Sun and Moon meet in said sign. Making the New Moon in the air sign, Libra.
The element of air which is further embodied by the signs of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius are inspired driven beings. Air connects, inspires, muses, delivering us a deep fresh of air after the earth season of Virgo. Air quality is often innovative, communicative, connective, and has a peripheral view to life. They see many different sides of one piece of information. They are highly drawn and connected oftentimes to the arts and inspiration is their business.
Libra is represented by the scales demanding justice and fairness. Ruled by the planet of Venus, she is what creates for harmonious relationships, deep connections, partnerships and beauty for all things. This air sign is highly aesthetic in everything they do. As every coin has two sides, Libra’s low expression is the one of indecisiveness and people-pleasing out of the fear of ruining the harmony.
New Moon in Libra
On a New Moon in Libra, I invite you to strengthen the first relationship you have - the one to your Self. I write “self” with a capital S, because I am speaking to your higher Self, the part of you that knows your worth so innately and values you as you deserve to be valued.
If our relationship to Self is distorted, so will the rest of our relationships be. How we treat ourselves, is how we treat others. I encourage you to get to know your Self, have an intimate relationship with this person, understand who you are, why you are here, and what you have to contribute to this divine planet of ours. That is the most valuable asset you will ever possess - the one of self-knowledge, compassion and understanding.
I am not saying that I have at all mastered this, yet I am coming to terms with myself as the journey continues for myself as a human having an human experience in this lifetime of mine. This is part of the journey, the release of perfectionism, which we have learned from the season in Virgo behind us. Now we move into the season of self-love and innovation. Reinvent yourself and love yourself up along the way.
The more you are on good terms with yourself, truly at peace with who you are, the more this will enmante into your personal relationships. The relationships we have in life can be an indicator of how we treasure ourselves. Not that relationships need to be always in harmony and on good terms, as every relationship moves through its own periods and phases.
We are also currently in Mercury Retrograde known as a phase where technological hiccups, miscommunication and overall plan changes can happen. During this time be mindful where your energy is going. Mercury, which normally has a fast pace to things, is now in retrograde, making things unfold slower than usual. It is therefore a time to wind down in all regards. Where are you being resistant to how things are unfolding for you? Where is your patience being tested?