Each time Libra comes around, whether it be a Full or a New Moon, I notice that it is often the most overlooked. And therefore underestimated. It happened earlier this year with the Full Moon in Libra. And then even with Jupiter in Libra for a whole year from later 2016 until just a couple of weeks ago, people seemed confused by Libra.
Libra is the sign of relationships, of relating to the sense of “Other”. The “me” and the “we”. The sense of harmony, balance, equality and justice. It highlights the contrast between masculine and feminine energy, as an mental and logical Air sign ruled by the very pleasure seeking compassionate Venus.
Yes, Libra continues to be an enigma. And yet again I am proven how brushed over this archetype is by the lack of buzz circulating the airwaves about this lunation. Normally I see a lot more activity on the Eve of a New or a Full Moon.
But not with this one. Everyones still trying to “get” what Libra means to them. Relationships? Ugh why do I want to go there? Balance? What is that even? Equality? Don’t we have people working on that? Tempering my contrasts within? How boring!
Please tell me if I’m off base, but I have a feeling that is what many of you are thinking on some level. And I’m saying this to you as a Libra Rising. With my Mars, the planet of War, also in this sign…who undoubtably takes issue with the peace making efforts of Libra, leading to a conundrum of sorts for me that actually makes me really dislike Libra myself.
It’s going to take a lifetime to ironically try and make peace with Libra, I think.
As I type this I’m confronting my habits of trying to smooth things over, of trying to keep the peace, of trying to not make a big deal about things. But it all suddenly broke and I had to confront the part of me that was tired of being kind, tired of diminishing my demands to keep confrontation between others at bay, and tired of giving emotional labor and knowledgable labor free.
Sometimes having a high tolerance for things is not so great. You’ll see exactly what type of bullshit you’ve been tolerating that just ain’t flying no more. Bless your heart if your on your Moon at this time as well, we all know how aware become of what crap we’ve tolerated for no reason at that time! (BTW - I’m on my Moon too!!! Haha)
So if you think this blog post is going to be some incredibly descriptive outlook on the New Moon in Libra like I usually go into, I’m sorry to say that I just don’t have the bandwidth for that this time. Concise as fuck is were I need to tip over to. And I take responsibility for that. But usually when I’m feeling a theme pop up, my people that vibe with me, resonate with that too!
It’s going to be blunt and honest, because that’s what is needed at this time I feel.
And that’s exactly the point I’m trying to make about this Libra energy. Libra is the sign of the scales, it’s a straight line that is supposed to, at each end, represent something on a scale. But how often do we stretch that line? And then stretch some more…seeing how far it does? Or how often do we just stay on one side not realizing how much weight we are piling and piling onto it. Convincing ourselves it’ll eventually even out right?
How often do we test our relationships? Seeing how much we can get away with? Ask for? Not speak up about? Or nag about? Or whatever else? We see how far things can tip.
And I’d like to remind you right now that everything is a relationship. You have a relationship to your friends, family, lovers of course. But you have one to your work, as I do. You have a relationship to this blog, this Instagram, this community, to me, and I to you. You have a relationship to your phone, to your food, to your pets, to the chair you sit in.
We are relating to things all the time.
The definition of “relate” is to “make of show a connection between, to be causally connected”. And so are we not connected to everything in some way shape or form?
And this is likely why Libra is taken for granted. We do Libra unconsciously all the time. We take relatedness for granted all the time. Assuming we know or that they know. Yet how often are we proven the opposite? Yet we continue to be like “Omg but I didn’t know!”
There is a great deal of conversation around emotional labor that is happening right now. I’m seeing it pop up left and right. WoC doing the labor for White Women. Women doing the labor for Men. It’s been building through Jupiter in Libra’s year (Sept 2016- Oct 2017), but now that it’s this New Moon and we have just entered Jupiter in Scorpio’s year long stay (which started on Oct 10th) it really is no more Mr. Nice Guy or Girl anymore.
A line is being drawn left and right everywhere I look. People are looking at where they’ve let things brush over for the sake of keeping harmony and an ill informed programming of balance. Where they’ve gone into the lower expressions of Libra…which is indecision, playing Devil’s Advocate too much, being too nice, people pleasing like crazy, taking on the mannerisms of the “other” and catering to what that needs, and then also being too bandaidish about things and sweet.
And so what I’m going to talk about, this drawing a line in the sandis also SO not about some spiritual bypassing bullshit of “I must protect my boundaries with light and love and rainbows and high vibrations by not engaging in the #metoos or the #blacklivesmatteror the #fucktrump” blah blah blah….no no no…if you still don’t get that yet about everything that is going on…this next year will break you open so that you will sit with it and explore.
No one says you have to actively engage with them or feel guilted into that (in fact if you’re doing it to be trendy LOL…well) … but it’s probably a good idea not to ignore them or worse, invalidate them…just saying!
I have literally spent the last week removing myself from so much online time for the first half of my day because it’s been distracting as fuck and it was getting unhealthy for me. I’ve spend a ton of time in meditation (and not the kind where I’m like “only happy thoughts yo!”). I’ve spent a ton of time journaling (more like complaining and venting). Reading (for clearer self awareness). Writing gratitudes (so I can notice the little things that make me feel safe, grounded, alive, and okay). And reading my energy like a mother fucker without judgement.
And I still did not avoid the darkness, or the harsh uncomfortable conversations, or ignore my low vibes for high vibes. They all coexisted together in deeper, more real ways, not just hypothetically the way so many of you (including myself) in this industry have been spoon fed. Taking a step back from anything that overwhelms you doesn’t look like disengagement, I can assure that. I’ve seen SO many examples of that this month from friends. Be smart about it if you’re like AHHH I CAN’T DEAL WITH THIS RIGHT NOW.
It’s just…Contrast MUST be called out and explored. It must be accounted for. It must not be invalidated with high vibes. Jupiter in Libra has exposed the spiritual communities blindspots due to the harsh aspects it’s made to other planets, including Uranus in Aries, most noticeably.
This is the first New Moon we are experiencing with Jupiter in Scorpio’s transit and with so many other energies currently in Scorpio and soon to enter Scorpio, you can bet that our relationships and the scales we’ve been trying to balance, will conjure up whatever experience it takes to get us swinging the other way if that is what we’ve desperately needed and been desperately resisting.
Considering this New Moon in Libra IS opposing that Uranus in Aries it is giving is another flavor to this exploration of self and other and of relating. Of what justice and equality actually looks like, that sometimes it’s not just light and love and peace. We will also have Jupiter and Mercury in Scorpio making some waves to Uranus in Aries for at least a little bit, bringing an intensity and depth to the more bypassing behavior that Libra can swing into when it’s unsure of itself. Scorpio says, go there. Expose your dark truth. Speak up. Let your darkness take up some space so that real relationships can actually be cultivated between you and the world. Libra says, think before you speak though. Get clear. Know the consequences of being honest. Prepare yourself mentally for what the Truth can bring. Do it for justice, not for self righteousness.
Uranus adds in some explosiveness to this. You may burst. You may be shocked by your Truth or someone else’s. You may be uncomfortable by what others are saying because it’s reflecting some kernel of awareness within you that everything may not be as it has appeared. And that’s OKAY. Even if you’ve found you’re avoiding something, or bypassing. It’s okay to have compassion for yourself through this process, but we have to confront the indecision on some level now. It’s really unavoidable, as I’ve said.
Uranus will bring the change whether we ask for it or not. Uranus will electrify us whether we stay out or the storm or not. It’s typically a good idea to at least mentally make peace with that at some point, you’re going to land on your ass. You can’t see this but I’m silently raising my hand right now!
Uranus in the sign of Aries ….it’s like you’re even more awake to yourself and it’s been a heck of a 7 year process. We are in our last 6 months of Uranus in Aries before it moves to Taurus so it’s pushing us fiercely to wake up. To stand up. And to be embodied. That’s why everyone seems to be freaking out right now, Uranus is a collective planet…awakening us to collective spiritual awareness, to innovations that are needed, to the ideals we are capable of moving towards. It’s just, we are moving into so much new territory …we are not sure what comes next. Sink into this unknown place.
There’s a lot of truth telling that will be had with this New Moon that will create the kind of honesty that you want to set intentions from.
It’s like the Universe is saying, Libra we love you…we need you, but scales need to be tipped a little bit more this way.
And so like a cat pawing a drinking glass of the counter looking at you like a jerk, it is what it is. And so we may as well find the amusement and laugh along to way too.
I’m laughing and crying with you.
Happy New Moon Bitches,
p.s If you enjoyed this emotional and knowledgable labor, may I suggest taking a gander at the 10,000 word report of this New Moon in Libra, and the week’s energy/themes PLUS an exploration of the “luckiest” day of the year October 26th when the Sun and Jupiter connect in Scorpio! That should be a lovely weekend for all of us. The Guide is only $15 and you can get it here: bit.ly.moonastromagic.