New Moon in Libra ~ balance and inner beauty (26th Sept 2011)

A lovely Libra new Moon, with Venus, Mercury and Saturn all in the sign of balance and harmony. This brings strong focus on all our relationships both with ourselves and with others, focus on creating balance within ourselves which is reflected outwards, on being fair with ourselves rather than being too hard or judgemental. Communications, thoughts and verbal expressions will feature strongly as Mercury is closely conjunct this lunation. Mercury in Libra has a feel of diplomacy to it which can help to bring both sides of an issue into balance, as well as being beautifully poetic in its own way.

However, this is a new Moon with a bit of ‘oomph’ thanks to the potent Uranus/Pluto square at early degrees Aries and Capricorn, making this lunation create a t-square aspect to Pluto. Its almost like a doorway to transformation is opened, though with the new Moon, its at a very early stage. This may help us to discover the real roots to inner harmony. It is like an overhaul of those little things that keep us from having balance within our souls. Dare we be different, be bold and venture into new territory, take the initative and bring some new energy into our lives that makes us feel beautiful inside? Moon, Mercury, Venus and Saturn all in Libra – how are we taking responsibility for allowing the beautiful things in life into our lives to give colour, vibrancy and beauty in their own unique ways? These can be so simple, like noticing the dew on the grass on the misty mornings, hearing the birds singing, seeing and taking in the splendour of the shadows falling through the trees in the sunset, really hearing and listening to your favourite music… drawing, writing or making something that comes from deep within your heart and allowing it the freedom and vitality of expression, singing and dancing in a way that we really feel alive – allowing these things to touch and awaken our hearts.

The Sabian Symbol for this degree of Moon is, “A Man Revealing To His Students The Foundation Of An Inner Knowledge Upon Which A “New World” Could Be Built”. This is so reflective of the energy of this lunation, I feel. There is alot of change happening, with Uranus and Pluto saying, ‘come on, now is the time’ and Neptune soon moving into Pisces opening our eyes to experiences previously hidden, maybe, from conscious awareness. Right now though the seeds to discovery are planted at the lunation and we are challenged to discovery what really gives us harmony within our souls.

Life is stressful enough and we are bombarded with heavy news, financial worries on one side while being sold various things on the other side. In the middle of this, is us, and it is vital to our wellbeing to tune into our centre, our core, our truth, our soul and spirit that is our foundation and our life source. Pluto will not let go until a transformation is made, whether it is internally or externally, and healing results as we become more real and let go of illusions and fears that hold us back. This is where the obsessional side of Pluto can be seen, but this energy really just wants to get real so we can truly see ourselves looking back at us when in front of a mirror. This is where we find a true strength. The stock markets may crash and crash again, double dipping like a roller coaster, but this is the changing nature of life and is not something we can cling onto, as we are learning, however painfully, in these amazing changing times. However, our beautiful inner truth is waiting to be discovered and held dear within the heart.

I drew one card from the tarot deck in association with this lunation: the 9 of cups which shows the smiling man with all his cups, full and surrounding him. He can look at all his cups, his emotional achievements, with satisfaction and fulfillment. He has worked hard and can quite rightly look and enjoy the place where he is. He is not ashamed to enjoy this moment, he has been through an emotional journey and reached a point of understanding. Linking this in with the lunation, perhaps we can allow ourselves to enjoy this moment, relax and release all the worries of past and future and allow that sunshine and balance into our lives.

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