The New Moon is the darkest time of the lunar cycle – the time when there is no lunar light. The Sun and Moon are in exact alignment in the sky, at the same degree, and the lunar light is obscured by the Sun. For a brief moment we are suspended in time, and life is full of unrealized potential.
New Moons are famously a time for a new beginning. A new lunar cycle – a new way of looking at the world. In Libra, that new beginning takes the form of a new way of seeing all of the different kinds of relationships in our world: relationships between people, polarities of ideas, the spectrum of beliefs. Under the influence of Libra, every thing is weighed against another in the attempt to find balance and perfect harmony. Giving and receiving and the sharing of energy becomes more important, and integrating the two into a perfect flow becomes the goal.
This perfect harmony is difficult to achieve in today’s world which is full of accelerated intensity and chaos, and the achievement of equilibrium is made more difficult in this year’s Libra New Moon as a disruptive force applies pressure on both the Sun and Moon, demanding that we get out of our comfortable environments and find a new way that is more authentic and true. And yet Venus, the ruler of this New Moon, is also in the sign of Libra, reminding us that love and beauty are of paramount importance, and what will save this world and ourselves as well.
Still, there is a force of intensity and passion that continues knocking at the soul’s door, demanding to […]