Libra New Moon: Finding Your Balance

Zodiac Libra golden sign

New Moon 1 October, 2016 10.11am (Sydney) 8 Libra 15

It’s felt over the last week or so that the world’s closing in on me, as though something is looming and I’m going to fall- or fail (I’m not sure which)- badly. There’s an underlying anxiety that’s pushing my heart rate up and sending me into mild panics. It doesn’t last long, but it’s a tad unsettling.

I felt like this earlier in the year, although then the causes were obvious and the anxiety itself was mostly related to the extreme and consistent, persistent stress that I was under at work- along with all the other brown smelly stuff that was flying around. Much of that has now settled, yet led to what comes next. That is dependent on another set of actions and another set of data, and the whole thing has me feeling as though I’m teetering on the edge of some already unstable ground.

The simple truth is this: I’m out of balance and the structures that helped keep me balanced have crumbled. It’s a little like in hide and seek when the seeker yells ‘coming- ready or not!’ I don’t feel ready, but it’s coming anyway.

Interestingly, before I wrote this post, I did what I always do- see what was happening this time last year:

I have this feeling that I want to run off and do something stupid- jump out of something that works perfectly well, or sign up for something that I know I won’t end up finishing.

It’s a restless, physical energy that has me reaching for the bucket list and looking to tick something off.

Same feeling, different causes- or are they? It truly feels as though everything has been building and pointing to this- and beyond. It makes sense given that planets in Libra form an inconjunct or difficult 150deg aspect to the Pisces planets in my chart. Inconjuncts always have a before you’re ready for it feel to them- possibly one of the reasons I find Libra season a difficult one.

Anyways, tomorrow (at about 10.11am here in Sydney, to be precise- that means Friday for those of you on the other side of the world) we will have ourselves a New Moon at 8 Libra 15’ (or thereabouts).

New Moons, as we know, are empty blackboard times- a chance to start afresh…but before beginning something new, you must, of course, finish something off.

The cycle that is ending now is whatever began at the Libra New Moon last year….If you can’t remember back to then (and seriously, how many of us really do?), it will probably have something to do with relationships, balance or fairness- because that is, after all, what Libra is about.

Jupiter is heavily involved in this New Moon, being just a couple of degrees away, so I suspect that the concept of fairness and justice could be the big words this New Moon.

Wherever 6-10 Libra is in your chart is where this will be playing out- so check out what is going on in that part of life. Where do you need balance, pace and harmony

Doing it for yourself…

If you’ve been reading along, you should know how to find where the New Moon is happening in your chart. If you’re new to this site (welcome), duck across and check out this post before you go any further.

The position you’re looking for is 8 Libra 15’…or thereabouts.

Now, let’s set our intentions. Think about the area of life you’re focusing on and set small achievable targets. Make sure that you do at least one thing towards this goal this month. If you’re unsure where to start, check out this post. Jupiter is conjunct this New Moon, so don’t under-sell yourself.

  • How do the concerns of this house make you feel?
  • How would you like to feel about them?
  • What positive steps can you take over the next four weeks to minimise the gap between how you feel about this are and how you’d like to feel?

Need more ideas? Given that this is Libra we’re talking about, think about how you can bring balance, peace and harmony into that part of your life. Is there an area where adjustments need to be made in order to make a situation fairer? Perhaps justice needs to be served somewhere- or a judgment needs to be made? Maybe you’re (or someone else) is making comparisons that are (I’m going to use the word again) unfair or unjust? It could be that by doing nothing you’re tolerating a situation or a set of actions that are unfair to someone else? 

*****Write it down!!!!!!!!!!******

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide:

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, this New Moon will be in your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Scorpio, this New Moon will be in your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, this New Moon will be in your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, this New Moon will be in your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, this New Moon will be in your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces, this New Moon will be in your 8th house.
  • If your Sun of Ascendant is in Aries, this New Moon will be in your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, this New Moon will be in your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, this New Moon will be in your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer, this New Moon will be in your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, this New Moon will be in your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Virgo this New Moon will be in your 2nd house.

Libra New Moon

I have this feeling that I want to run off and do something stupid- jump out of something that works perfectly well, or sign up for something that I know I won’t end up finishing.

It’s a restless, physical energy that has me reaching for the bucket list and looking to tick something off. I wrote a little about it yesterday over at and anyways.

I’m thinking it’s probably nothing more than the Mars-Uranus trine that’s in the sky at present. When these two bad boys get together in fire signs, you know there is some fun to be had.

This is real use it or lose it energy- the type of energy that if it isn’t used positively or physically, will mooch around the house looking for a fight to pick…with someone, anyone. All in all, it’s a pity that it’s Monday and a work day!

Anyways, later tonight (at about 11.03pm here in Sydney, to be precise, that’s just after 5am Monday PDT and just after 8am Monday EST for US readers) we will have ourselves a New Moon at 22 Libra 33’ (or thereabouts).

This degree is important because it is where Saturn stationed to turn direct just a few months ago. If you have planets or chart points here, someone is definitely trying to tell you something!

New Moons, as we know, are empty blackboard times- a chance to start afresh…but before beginning something new, you must, of course, finish something off.

Finishing off also means that the dark of the Moon and the few days of the balsamic cycle are also perfect for banishing things. Try writing it down and burning it, or burying it…getting rid of it- whatever (or whoever) “it” is- metaphorically speaking, that is! The cycle that is ending is whatever began at the Libra New Moon last year….If you can’t remember back to then (and seriously, how many of us really do?), it will probably have something to do with relationships or relating- because that is, after all, what Libra is about.

The Libra Moon is one of “we” as opposed to “me”. Libra is also the sign of balance, relationship, partnership. Not necessarily “love” as such, it is more how we can get along with each other, find compromise…at least that is the theory- although the Uranus/Mars trine we just finished talking about will probably have something to say about that one.

Venus, the ruler of this New Moon is in hyper-critical, details orientated Virgo- a placement where she doesn’t have a whole lot of confidence.

For the next few days she is applying to square off against Jupiter. This aspect is one that can bring with it over indulgence. For now, though, be careful that you don’t give too much of yourself in relationship- something Venus is Virgo is naturally prone to.

Wherever 20-25 Libra is in your chart is where this will be playing out- so check out what is going on in that part of life.

 

All Things Libra

It has occurred to me this morning, that I have neglected to post anything at all on Libra planets. So here goes… with apologies to all those beautiful Librans out there… It also gives me an excuse to show off some favourite flower pics- all in the name of grace & beauty.  

The Ballerina, Sydney Botanical Gardens (Pic by me)
The Ballerina, Sydney Botanical Gardens (Pic by me)

(Pic by me)

This placement is Venus at her most beautiful and most charming. This is not, however, a particularly passionate placement for Venus. Libra is an air sign, so the idea and ideal of relationship is perhaps more real to them than the down and dirty sexual nature of a relationship- often leaving disappointment in its wake. Contrary to more watery Venus placements, Venus in Libra is able to rationalise what went wrong and dust herself off rather than indulge in feasts of chocolate and alcohol.

Venus in Libra is in the sign of her rulership. She is strong, refined, and what the traditional astrologers would term “essentially dignified”. Alluring and attractive, she is often a little like the fashion plate in a glossy magazine, just a little aloof and untouchable, but ever so gorgeous.  Potty mouths and lager louts need not apply- this placement likes to be treated like a lady- nice manners, courtesy and appearance is important.

In a mans chart, Venus in Libra indicates a man who likes a woman with sophistication, high standards, and who doesn’t let them slip. He will be happy and able to cope with maintenance routines, but won’t take kindly to his love sucking down a Crownie and belting out “working Class Man” in the local pub.

Mercury in Libra

Wellington Botanical Gardens (Pic by me)
Wellington Botanical Gardens (Pic by me)

My very Scorpio husband (SH) has Mercury and Venus in Libra. The placement of these 2 planets turns ordering at restaurants into prolonged sagas as he balances what he wants to eat against what he thinks I will order. This deliberation is to ensure that both meals balance each other, that we each taste something we want to try and that the wine will match. But it drives me flipping crazy.

We have this thing in our house called Decision Night. It is the one night of the week where he has to make a decision. During the rest of the week, I will hunter gather and make the big decisions like… what we are going to eat that night. Most nights SH will come home, take over the kitchen & execute my vision perfectly. But on Thursdays I refuse to cooperate.

The conversation normally starts something like this:

Four Foot Nothing (FFN): What’s for dinner?

Me: I don’t know. You’ll have to ask your father.

FFN: That’s right, its decision night. (She phones SH)

FFN: Hey Dad, its decision night. What’s for dinner or are we going out?

SH: Does your Mum want to go out?

FFN: She says I have to ask you- its decision night.

SH: But I don’t know what eating regime she is on this week.

FFN: She says she is happy with whatever you decide, Dad.

SH: Can you put her on?

FFN: She says she doesn’t want to talk to you- this has to be your decision.

And so it goes on. Every Thursday night.

We have a giggle about it every week. It isn’t so much that he doesn’t like to make decisions- he makes many every day- it is that he doesn’t want the wrong decision to impact household harmony. Mercury in Libra weighs all possible outcomes before calling it. This is where the reputation for indecision comes in. Likewise, Libra ability to overlook the small stuff is in complete contrast to Virgos criticality.

In its higher form, with cooperation, compromise can be reached and marital balance and harmony preserved… and dinner on the table.