New Moon in Libra- Listening for Guidance

libra balancing the scales
Libra and Justice- balancing the scales

Libra is the sign of Balance

As the Sun and Moon are in the sign of Libra the theme of this New Moon which occurs at 7.26 pm BST on Saturday 28th September is balance, compromise, peace and love.

Libra’s symbol is the scales of Justice. Rather than being rocked from one side to the other like a seesaw, the truth is to find the equilibrium, the point of stillness at the centre.

Last week I had a bad fall which knocked me off my centre. I always look for the meaning behind events and was guided to open up a course I had bought by Deepak Chopra.

This course is called 7 Days to Relieve Stress and Anxiety and it focuses on the root causes of common anxiety symptoms, while providing wisdom, insights, and strategies to alleviate the negative effects of daily stress and guide you on a path to whole health.

Fear is born from The Divided Self

In the meditation I chose, Deepak says that all spiritual traditions know that Fear is born from the duality of the divided self. It’s the source of anxiety and the principle of separation. The opposite is Wholeness and Unity. Separation is the work of the ego and seeks distraction, has all the labels of job, status, money-all the externals that we seek outside ourselves that we think will bring us happiness. However it leads to isolation, depression and anxiety.

His advice is to listen to the Wake Up Call. However he also says it takes courage to be free.

In Wholeness you feel safe, you belong. Your sense of self cannot be shaken. Your body feels light, your mind fresh. You become who you really are. This is the place of centreness. In the model I work with it’s called Mastery where our greatest gifts are revealed. It’s the place where miracles are a daily occurrence.

Does this resonate with you? Are you feeling anxious and fearful about the situation we are facing in the UK regarding Brexit? The country is deeply divided. Or maybe you live in the US where this fight is totally apparent since Donald Trump took office.

Worst than that if you watched the return of the UK Parliament last week, the fight between of the two sides was acrimonious.

 The Way Through

In the Osho Zen tarot deck the Justice card is called Breakthrough.

Breakthrough Osho Zen tarot
Breakthrough Osho Zen tarot

“The predominance of red in this card indicates at a glance that its subject is energy, power and strength. The brilliant glow emanates from the solar plexus, or center of power on the figure, and the posture is one of exuberance and determination. All of us occasionally reach a point when “enough is enough.”

At such times it seems we must do something, anything, even if it later turns out to be a mistake, to throw off the burdens and restrictions that are limiting us. If we don’t, they threaten to suffocate and cripple our very life energy itself.

If you are now feeling that “enough is enough,” allow yourself to take the risk of shattering the old patterns and limitations that have kept your energy from flowing.

In doing so you will be amazed at the vitality and empowerment this Breakthrough can bring to your life.”

Chiron is activated at this New Moon

The archetype of The Wounded Healer- Chiron in Aries- is activated at this New Moon and during the next 10 days will intensify as Mars moves into Libra and opposes it on 9th October. Wounds may be surfacing for you if you have any planet close to 3-4 degrees in your chart.

Karmic Pattern

The other major factor that may have been influencing you is the journey of Saturn with the South Node in Capricorn. They are both close to Pluto-God of the Underworld.

At last- after 5 months-this difficult conjunction starts to ease off. It started when Saturn went direct on 18th September. If you have planets in the middle of Cancer and Capricorn and Aries and Libra, then you will have been going through this.

I feel for you as my ascendant is 18 degrees Cancer, so yes I’ve been under a lot of strain, stress and tiredness especially during August and September.

Major Planetary Changes

Saturn in Capricorn moved forward on September 18th so plans for any projects that you have had on hold for the last 5 months now have the go ahead.

Pluto in Capricorn goes  direct on 3rd October. Pluto is an outer planet and affects world events. However it becomes more personal if it connects with one of inner planets in your chart. These are the Sun, Moon, Mercury Venus and Mars. It is activated at mid-life when it makes a square to itself around the age of 38.

Mercury in Libra changes sign into Scorpio on 3rd October until 9th December. It goes retrograde on 31st October at 27 degrees Scorpio. It goes direct on 21st November at 11 degrees Scorpio. This Messenger  planet requires us to dive deep into our emotions, clear any issues in our unconscious and heal the Shadows within. I have Mercury in Scorpio, so I know this territory well.

Venus in Libra changes sign 8th October when it moves into Scorpio until 1st November.

Mars remains in Virgo until 4th October, increasing the focus on health and healing, purification, discrimination and getting our priorities sorted. Then it moves into Libra until 19th November when it enters Scorpio.

Mars takes 2 years to travel around the zodiac, so this last reminder in Virgo’s energy can kick start a health programme, if you need to look at your nutrition and addictions. Its also the perfect time to let go of old possessions and old beliefs that no longer serve you. In Libra its weak, however as Venus moves into Scorpio exchanges signs with Mars, which balances and improves Mars.

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