“New Moon on Monday and a firedance through the night, I stayed the cold day with a lonely satellite” sang Duran Duran. October 12, 2015 is New Moon at 5:06 PM PST in Libra, the sign associated with balance, equality, harmony, justice, beauty and cooperation. It is the 7th sign of the Zodiac where we find the desire to build bridges with others, form relationships of all kinds whether “friends” or “lovers” that are mutual and harmonious. Relating is a priority for Libra as interacting brings the opportunity to see one’s own reflection upon another as well as the chance to bond. As an air sign, Libra can be fed by engaging the mental acumen. At its best Libra exemplifies the ability to bring people together where everyone is valued, respected and treated fairly creating a pleasant atmosphere free of chaos. With a keen awareness of the “other”, the “gotcha” can be a tendency towards codependency if one “forgets” their own needs. As we all know, it is important to not lose the self in another as disappearing, becoming invisible, or “people-pleasing” will break the energetic harmony where one person is holding “all the cards”. Being a “doormat” and always doing for others without speaking up if you feel taken for granted in order to avoid “upseting the apple cart”, does not address the imbalances leaving all parties at a loss. For we have to love ourselves to truly love another.
Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.”
― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
This New Moon interacts with the Planet Uranus, the rule-breaker Planet that rolls instead of spins. As Uranus confronts the New Moon, it champions for the individual expression and authenticity of the Self to have a seat at the table. It warrants that we need to be courageous to be ourselves despite adversity and the potential of feeling “alienated” or on the “outside”. Uranus calls us to be fearless, to find the truest part of ourselves and be just that. This can feel a little edgy for the cordial Libran Sun and Moon but serves to balance the equation.
Find 19 degrees Libra in your chart and see what area of your life is being influenced by this New Moon. From that theme write intentions aligned with what it might look like if that area of life were in harmony. Also, reflect upon the courage it might take to “be all that you can be”.