The New Moon in Libra on October 12th-13th invites us to find our own peaceful center within where true equanimity will aid us in rebalancing those areas of our life which are under stress or out of whack. Libra is the sign of balance, symbolized by the scales of justice. Under the influence of Libra we may find ourselves swinging from one extreme to another as we attempt to achieve a neutral point that will take us back to the equilibrium that comes from being truly in balance with our own emotions and drives.
Like all New Moons, this Libra lunation marks the beginning of a new lunar cycle. Intentions that are set now will make their mark throughout the next 28 days or so. With the energy of the Sun and Moon working together, the yang solar influence fuses with the yin lunar receptivity and acts as a powerful symbol of the yearning for balance which is so important under Libra.
Uranus, planet of radical change and electrical impulses, is poised in a tense opposition to the New Moon which will counterbalance that Libran inner harmony. While we find that center of peace within us, we will be challenged by Uranus to step out of our comfort zone and dare to open our minds to a new reality or a new way of thinking about our present one.
Under the Libra influence, everything around us becomes a mirror reflection of our inner world, and every action demands an equal reaction. It’s important to understand the interconnectedness between what we experience within, and what we draw into our lives from the outside. This New Moon can aid in this understanding and facilitate our ability to alchemize every outer experience into a tool for soul transformation.
A harmonious trine between Jupiter’s expansive force and Pluto’s regenerative one peaks at the time of the New Moon, opening a portal to deeper understanding and virtually ensuring that transformation can occur when our intention is clear.
Libra may appear soft and pliable as it shifts to accommodate in order to create a peaceful environment, but this New Moon helps us to strengthen the core of our will and our creative intelligence so that we can more easily bring our lives into balance and achieve true peace in the midst of change.