The New Moon at 5 degrees of Libra on September 28th is bringing focus to partnerships and the pursuits of balance and harmony in areas that have been jumbled during the past few months. Venus is the ruling planet of the first decan of the sign in which this New Moon falls. This planet representing love and beauty is also transiting Libra, heightening the desire for peaceful exchanges and beautiful surroundings.
Venus reflects our inner value system and in Libra also poses the questions as to what our priorities are and how well they fit into our vision of the ideal relationship, vocation or environment. It’s not a quiz and the only wrong and right answers are the ones that one personally believes on a subconscious level. Why do we keep the objects that we keep? How much time and energy do we spend doing certain things and why? Why do we sustain the relationships in the ways that we do? Why do we want certain things but not other things? Also, why are some things more important to us than others?
There is also the great possibility that there is a choice between two options being presented during this time. Why would you choose one over the other? If you don’t choose the one you keep thinking about, asking about, wondering about, dreaming about and coming back to repeatedly you will probably always wonder what would have happened if you had taken that route.
With great emphasis in this area of the Zodiac there are a few significant life choices to make and profound truths to reveal. To withhold truth or refuse to act could lead to stalemate or explosion later down the line. These choices happen to involve other people and their opinions, emotions and choices. The middle way is being sought in order to even the scales and to achieve win-win situations. The realization of how our own personal actions and non-actions affect others and vice versa is also coming to bear.
Venus is making several aspects during this time. Her conjunction with Mercury brings grace and eloquence to speech. Her squares to Saturn, Pluto and the South Node indicate that there have been a lot of troubling emotions to overcome this past week. These may include doubt or more taboo emotions such as jealousy, greed, and rage. Also relevant are the fears of abandonment which can be dissolved when one grows a love of their own company and deeper levels of self-trust. A sextile to Jupiter in Sagittarius is a great source of cosmic beneficence in all of this. There is much to be grateful for and much more goodness on its way if we can make room for it first of all in our hearts and minds.
The New Moon is inconjunct Uranus in Taurus, another Venus-ruled sign. This indicates that an urge to break free from familiar molds and to explore new possibilities is very strong. Bold new directions will be taken with both finesse and undertones of “polite” rebellion. Libra is a sign that stands for whatever is fair and just in relationship and in the world at large. Although it is concerned with beauty it also values strength. This is a time when more people are pulling back just a little to take inventory of what’s working, not working and what is so completely out of whack that it begs for a major adjustment. The main alternative to adjustment is that whatever that thing is will fall apart sooner than later. For some this points to health issues, for others it’s financial, there are just so many matters that are being faced and reconciled.
The New Moon is in opposition to Chiron, the Wounded Healer which is currently Retrograde in Aries. Things could pan out a few different ways during the weekend but much will depend upon whether they are already in a state of breaking down or on their way to repair and wholeness. It’s possible that there could be bickering or sharp disagreements, but equally possible for existing tension to finally dissolve. In the case of failing relationships, jobs or other areas involving interaction with others, there is a ball that not only might drop but gets shattered to pieces, causing all parties to go their own ways having to start again from scratch with whatever they were trying to achieve. The question is who will be left behind with the burden of cleaning up the mess that everyone made.
On a happier note, there are many things coming into equilibrium and new forms of creative expression. We may be able to align ourselves with certain people, places or situations with much greater ease than was possible earlier this year. There is a joyful celebration of sorts. The intermingling involves the healing of past heartaches, wounds, and misunderstandings.
Mars in the late degrees of Virgo, trined by Pluto, is in conjunction with the New Moon in Libra, and this serves to amplify the themes of active participation in our own healing process or helping others to heal whether this means physically or emotionally. People will be able to hear each other out and make amends. They will be able to start again with a fresh clean slate. There will be less judgment and competition and more interest in cooperation, finding areas of similarity and compatibility. Some may become interested in embarking upon new business ventures with a friend or significant other.
One of the most difficult things to come to terms with right now are those things that we have absolutely no control over. These are the things that require patience, prudence, and simultaneously a bit of surrender to the unknown. Many outer circumstances cannot be changed by one person while their inner attitudes can. And a change of attitude can change so much about our experiences overall.
This New Moon marks the period of new commitments such as marriage and teamwork endeavors and meeting new kindred souls in general. This is not the best time to go at something alone but to find harmonious ways to be with others. Whatever your personal “extreme” happens to be in relationship, you may feel inspired to act the opposite way of that. If normally you hoard, it may be time to size down and give some things away. If people have been helping you out for awhile, it could be time to pay it forward. If normally you spend every penny you make, it’s the time to save. If normally you give but never allow yourself to receive, it’s time to accept what others wish to give to you with gratitude, knowing that you as receiver also benefit the giver. If you’re always a lone wolf who turns down social events, maybe it’s time to reach out or accept the invitation to parties or a blind date.
Libra is the sign that reminds us that all of life is based on some form of relationship or another, whether to nature, other human beings, or to the Divine. None of us is a complete island unto himself or herself. We breath the same air, live on the same earth. I will leave with a quote that has been floating through my mind for the past few days…
“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.” – Chief Seattle