NEW MOON LIBRA 5º - Sept 28th
Moon & Sun oppose Chiron Rx in Aries
Moon & Sun inconjunct Uranus Rx in Taurus
Moon & Sun square Lunar Nodes in Cancer/Capricorn
Venus in Libra sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius
Juno in Virgo oppose Neptune Rx in Pisces
Mars in Virgo trine Vesta Rx in Taurus
This New Moon in Libra is surrounded by energy that urges agency & conviction from the often labeled indecisive Libra archetype. We all have Libra in our natal charts somewhere, so sure this hit you harder if you have planets in Libra - but an area of your life is undoubtedly being activated so you can understand where you’ve been on the fence about something for too long - OR where you need to view something from a different angle so you can open your mind & feel more empowered instead of restricted. This will be different for you depending upon your personal constitution & current life lessons.
At the start of Libra season, which just began on Monday, the Sun was quickly moving into an opposition with Chiron (currently Retrograde) in Aries which will still be present at the time of this New Moon.
Chiron is known as the Wounded Healer of our astrological system; it teaches us about our core wounds & holds the potential of one of our greatest healings. Chiron in Aries has been a collective call to heal the relationship we have with our Identity, our Ego, our wounds around Separation, our calls to Action, our understanding of Existence. It has activated a yearslong exploration of these topics so we can find true inner acceptance that generates a more authentic & in integrity expression of our Identity because it’s coming from the Core - instead of being a learned persona.
As Chiron in Aries opposes the Libra Sun & Moon it will trigger a massive internal fire that feels fed up with the presence of a lack of self agency. The very real & valid peacemaking & appeasing side of Libra has been hijacked by our society, hoping we would forget the swift unapologetic justice & rebalancing of the scales that the Venus Libra essence is capable of. This is what’s interesting about Libra; it’s traditionally a “masculine” sign - and also Cardinal, this speaks to the potential of being highly initiative but it’s ruled by Venus - which we know as our archetypal quintessential Goddess.
The way I read this energy is that a charged move to invoke can go a long way in the game of attraction. But a confused & indecisive being is easier to control & the Libra archetypes ability to see from all perspective & generally loving the feeling of making others happy/not being entrenched in deep conflict can sometimes get the best of this sign & make it vulnerable to this tactic.
Chiron in Aries is activating a healing for our Libra self & it’s ability to be independent - yet continue to form cohesive relationships with others thanks to the manifestation of a strong center of self whom reaches tendrils of understanding & communication outwards, building bridges & clearing paths between two dichotomies.
The Libra New Moon’s loose square to the Lunar Nodes is another bridge we will walk to the middle of at this moment.
The square to the South Node in Capricorn is a point of release for the habit of being too much of a non feeling hardass that’s only concerned with building an empire at any cost & by default causing their relationships, that they claim to want, to suffer due to the imbalance. But the choice is ours - if the empire climb is more important to you in this life - then own up to it & commit to that path & be aware of the effect that will have on others so you can adjust your lifestyle accordingly. But if you do crave the inclusion of relationship - of connection - within the hearts of what you are constructing too - then know it will require your humble attention - your hard work as much as your softening - and make that choice.
The square to the North Node in Cancer - can provoke some of the fears we have around softening and being tender hearted - we have concerns over how safe that is - we have concerns over where it feels very uncomfortable -we are aware of how easy the scales can tip too far in one direction. Keep on imagining the balancing of those scales - often times the closest we get is that one is just a smidgen higher than the other one anyway - it doesn’t have to be perfect - it just has to reach that satisfying set point.
The aspect the Libra New Moon most closely makes is the inconjunct (or quincunx) to Uranus Retrograde in Taurus. Inconjuncts are when two signs that have little to no common ground (no element or modality is shared) but Taurus & Libra share a ruler: Venus!
Libra is a Cardinal Air sign - it’s essentially Wind -which can sway back & forth in different directions. Taurus is a Fixed Earth sign - it is essentially solid ground. So imagine gusts of wind blowing over dense earth in various directions - the topsoil may be somewhat disturbed but deeper down - it hasn’t been really effected. Libra is blowing & not understanding why Taurus isn’t responding at all. Taurus is not understanding what all the commotion is for & is irritated by the back & forth sensation. But Uranus in Taurus is an awakening to very very stubborn parts of ourselves that have been immoveable. It’s disrupting the soil that needs to be plowed through & turned over - brought new nutrients so that core values can be in full possession for they are being fully fed once more & not buried with too much pressure.
Taurus fortifies & Libra questions.
The Sun & Moon in Libra are helping with this process to blow away energy waves, timelines if you like, that are no longer resonate - and the wind is carrying in new ones too. Some natural cycles need to quicken pace, some natural cycles need to be honored. It’s as if the communication to Uranus in Taurus is there to help us tap in on a particular gust of wind, and let it land - aka make a decision.
This aspect desires our astute attention to be on what we really need & to broach the question around what others need - by biting the bullet & asking - building the bridge on a firm ground.
Venus, as I mentioned is the ruler of Libra. At this time Venus will still be in Libra - so clearly she loves that BUT she’s also making a very lovely sextile to Jupiter in Sagittarius - really revving up the fire & pleasurable feels. So yeah - I talked about some pretty heavy shit - but this aspect is ray damn sunshine in the middle of it breathing some vitality & joy; we can see the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel as our vision shifts towards what is possible & what potential experiences can be conjured through our relationships & connections. It’s not all hard lessons & breaking up karma - we will be shown that we ARE indeed moving into a direction that we want to be in - whether we are privy to the vision or not - the attraction & drawn is magnetizing towards expansion & growth.
This is a supportive mechanism for relationships; we have energy here telling us to deal with our shit that comes through via partnerships - to draw boundaries where needed - but to also remember the gift of journeying in partnership & the unique experience it provides in our healing. Partnership undoubtedly takes us to many places we may have never been able to go to alone & there are many gifts in that. Hope can be restored in our connections - hope built on a foundation of knowledge & wisdom - not wishful thinking. And that creates such space for us to walk hand in hand with another.
The corny astrologer in me also needs to point out this; Venus in Libra & Jupiter in Sagittarius means these planets are in their home signs & with them making a super helpful aspect to one other means there can be great luck in not just love & relationships but also with money & business. Sure we may feel more inclined to spend money - but money making is also equally possible with this collective story being spoken.
The one thing I would suggest looking out for is jealousy, paranoia, confusion, & just a general awareness of anything that feels sketchy. I mention this because we do have a tricky aspect present that can absolutely involve the topic of partnerships & relating to others too: Juno in Virgo will oppose Neptune Retrograde in Pisces. Juno is the Goddess Asteroid of Marriage, Intimate Bonding & Union - so it deals with those harder themes that can come through via our partnerships - the shit that really triggers us into transcending some more bullshit we may be carrying so that we can be in the union that we really need to be in for our highest good.
But it’s highly activating which means it’s very hard to tackle emotionally for us - we take this very personally. Juno in Virgo can provoke concerns over being imperfect - over feeling like you need to be perfect & fully healed before your enter into a partnership & you may believe that the same is necessary for any perspective partner. I wrote a few days ago that being loved when we are consciously in our mess & just really need support - is something that can break open the heart in the best ways & provide the healing that we actually needed & that the other person actually needed. So be mindful of that - things like jealousy, confusion & paranoia can be present even in very healthy partnerships so you’ll want to make sure you’re taking your time to sit with those if you find them rising to the surface during this very relational heavy Libra New Moon. It may take some time & quietness to be able to “see” clearly - there’s nothing wrong with needing the time to discern.
Thankfully Mars in Virgo will trine another Goddess Asteroid, Vesta Rx in Taurus. Vesta is the goddess of Devotion, Focus, Sovereignty, Sacred Sexuality, Purification. In Taurus she has been centralizing our focus to themes of self worth, self value, personal resources, what we firmly stand by, and what it is that feeds some of most primal needs around safety & security & comfort. Mars in Virgo, to me, feels like the executioner of excess - cutting through anything we no longer need & deciphering the proverbial weapons that will support our momentum. These two interacting can support us in seeing through the insecure fog that Neptune Juno can bring - realigning us on the path of knowing profoundly what our worth is, what we actually value, what we need and approaching having all those things addressed in a practical & very tactile manner - we will be more inclined to ask to see results in some way shape or form. It’s okay to ask that Faith be backed by some Evidence - this is called checking in. So use this aspect for full permission to check in
Overall this Libra New Moon offers up yet another cosmic & collective opportunity to heal in the realm of relationships like never before. I’m sensing if we swing wildly back and forth on the scale at this time - it’s not a message that we failed - it’s a message that we are in a profound act of reconciliation & recalibrating. Moving backward can be just as potent as moving forward - don’t forget that.
Sending love to you all on this New Moon!
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