Here’s the chart for the Libra New Moon:
New Moon in Libra
October 12/13, 2015
The sign of Libra is associated with balance, harmony and beauty. The house that Libra occupies in the natal chart shows an area of life where one seeks approval, can be indecisive, gullible, and shallow. It also shows the area where one can be especially charming, diplomatic, kind, and considerate. Libra is an air sign with a focus on communication and aesthetics. Ruled by Venus, there is an emphasis on peacefulness, sociability, cooperation, and fellowship. Issues involving relationships, partners, contracts, romance, marriage, divorce, lovers, artists, beauticians, decorators, diplomats, judiciary, mediators, litigators, musicians, negotiators, pacifists, and politicians become accentuated during the Libra cycle.
Sabian Symbol for 20 degrees Libra:
“A Rabbi performing his duties.” This degree symbolizes the ability to use the limitations imposed by ritual or tradition to pass along wisdom.
New Moon at 19 degrees Libra 20 minutes:
See the pattern of tension associated with Venus (indicated by the broken red lines in the chart above) that took place the day before the new moon. Three planets in Virgo and three in Libra at the beginning of this lunation cycle continue to highlight concerns around love, beauty, money, and relationships. Libra’s ruler, Venus is transiting the zodiac sign of Virgo until early next month. However, once the dust has settled, the outlook is good.
Mercury sextile Saturn:
Opportunities for serious discussions regarding foreign affairs. Good for peace talks of any kind. Good for business, especially if committed to working within boundaries.
Mars and Jupiter trine Pluto:
Enthusiasm and a strong work ethic combine to make a constructive change.
The key phrase for Libra is “I Balance”.
Libra correlates to Experience on the Medicine Wheel. The Love developed during the Virgo cycle allows the active participation in life via interaction with others and observation of the shadow, both of which provide life experience and lead to knowledge. The key to balanced relationship lies in being able to appreciate the value of routine activities.
Our advice for this cycle:
This is a busy and energetic cycle. Use it to your advantage. It offers the perfect ingredients for building business and long-term relationships; making it a good time to expand your company, seek employment, or take career training. See your doctor, lawyer, minister, or make other professional contacts you have been postponing.
Question your relationship with others, with money, with your work, with yourself. Additional questions you might explore for personal insight include:
- How do you define beauty?
- What things do you find easiest and hardest to share?
- How do you regain your equilibrium when realizing you’re out of balance?
- Where and with whom would life be easier if you were to make compromises?
- When do you feel most social?
- What do you consider your most charming aspect?
- How well do you listen?
- What is your relationship with your shadow?
Affirm: I am centered and balanced in the company of others.
How your Sun sign relates to the Libra cycle (coming soon)
Attune to the qualities of Libra with a 3-minute tarot meditation on Justice.
Justice is the figure of poise and grace. Ruled by Venus, she reminds us that peace radiates naturally from a center of harmony and order. She teaches us to do away with extremes, balance opposites and find stability within.
Confer with Justice to become centered or whenever you wish to invoke clarity, balance or simplicity.
Quotes for this cycle:
“The one thing that matters is the effort.” and “Loving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.”
~ both from, Wind, Sand, and Stars (1939) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 – 1944 ) French writer, poet, and famed aviator
A Mandala is a powerful meditational device for creating sacred intentions. We encourage you to create and color your own mandala or print the 2015 Libra New Moon Mandala to Color.
You are invited to send your mandalas to us for placement in our Mandala Gallery.
Please check out Lynn Keefer’s Mandala Journal, where Lynn shares the mandala she colors every month, along with her meditative process. Click on the mandala below or the link above to see a larger version of her Virgo New Moon Mandala and read about her experience with the exercise. The energy flows in beautifully from one cycle into the next.
Artist, author, educator, and dear friend, Donna Iona Drozda uses solar, lunar and numerological cycles as a blueprint for living the life of a “Heartist.” Keep up with her Lifecycle offerings and updates on her Lifecycle Blog, and be sure to subscribe to her Luna See email newsletter.
Margaret Koolman’s New Moon insights can be found at her website, SoulAstrology.com. Margaret writes beautifully and offers excellent counsel.
Jessica Shepherd at Moonkissd.com has a perceptive article about this month’s New Moon titled Libra New Moon: Dynamic Balance.
April Elliott Kent at Big Sky Astrology is excellent at putting the current cosmic conditions into relatable, practical terms. We recommend her latest, New Moon in Libra: It isn’t far.
Stephanie Gailing is another of our favorites. You can visit her blog or receive her weekly entries in your mailbox via an e-mail subscription. She usually shares her insights on the new and full moons. We also recommend her book, Planetary Apothecary. Here’s her current article from astrostyle : Libra Healthology: How to sparkle and Shine while the sun is in Libra.