New Moon in Libra – October 2012
The New Moon in Libra brings to light the perfect balance of the universe. Symbolised by the scales it is the moon that represents harmony, balance and justice. It is ruled by the moon so feelings are often heightened during this time and we are more sensitive to our emotions, especially when relating with partners, spouses, lovers, our children, friends and colleagues.
A New Moon in Libra brings the focus onto relationships and you can expect issues that need to be resolved to come up during this period. It can show us where darkness is lurking, so if you are in a manipulative or destructive relationship, things will come to light, especially if you have been blind to it. Fortunately, the courage that we gained with the Aries full moon is still helping us be more of who we are, by facing our fear and letting go of emotional attachments and relationships that have been holding us back.
Things are changing so fast that we will get exhausted if we try to hold on to the past and control situations for our own personal motives. The more we are able to accept what has and is happening rather than fight the flow, the more we will be able to see the blessing hidden in the burden and the burden in the blessing. Even if things seem pretty dark and hopeless there is always a ray of light, of hope and the Libran moon will illuminate it for you.
Now, more than ever, we are able to recognise the duality of life; the good, the bad, the love, the hate, the mourning and the celebration. We cannot experience one without the other. Use this new moon to embrace everything that is happening in your life without judgement, knowing that all is happening perfectly and everything turns round right in the end. There is nothing you cannot overcome. Don’t allow the victim mentality to keep you stuck in blame, but look into yourself and find the inner strength to resolve any challenge facing you now.
You may feel more indecisive over simple things or find yourself blowing things out of proportion and worrying about things that you can do nothing about`. The key is try to break things down into more manageable chunks and don’t sweat the small stuff. Make sure you don’t compromise yourself over this period. Trying to avoid conflict by putting others first can be detrimental to yourself. Find the balance between pleasing others and pleasing yourself. Use the strength from the Aries full moon to stand in your power and say no if that is what you feel.
Use this moon to find your own source of inner harmony and balance , rather than expecting others to make you happy. When we find our own internal happiness and security, and are self-supporting, without needing to rely on others, we find that life supports and nurtures us right back.
I will end this with the wise words, and in memory of John Lennon (who would have been 72 on 9th October):
“We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.”
With Gratitude, Blessings and Love to my moon sista, Rebekah Shaman for this post.
“There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.” Ecclesiasties Chapter 3