New Moon in Libra – October 2012 – Look to the Light

The New Moon in Libra occurs at 12:02(UT) on the 15th October 2012 at 22LIB32. It sits on the Sabian Symbol : –

 Chanticleer’s Voice Heralds Sunrise

This Sabian speaks of the beauty in the cycles of life – how endings beget beginnings. It reminds you to live life to the fullest. At cock crow there is only the morning and the light and the Sun. Yesterday is gone, the future doesn’t exist. It’s all about celebrating the now.

But I’ve got my eye on Eris. She’s glaring across the chart with her arms crossed, tapping her foot irritably, pulling faces at each song to the Sun. She’s angry at being woken up, scornful of such joyous sounds and maybe just a little jealous of all the attention the Sun (and Moon) are getting.

When the New Moon is in Libra, it’s time to turn your attention to how you relate to others. Libra, symbolised by the scales, is about the art of negotiation whether it be in a relationship or a business partnership. Generally Libra likes to charm but this isn’t a false charm. It’s an honest to goodness desire to make everyone feel comfortable. Essentially it is the art of peace between peoples and our surroundings.

With lovely trines to Jupiter and Vesta, you’d be forgiven for making more of an effort than usual to smooth over troubled waters. These trines urge you towards making the best of things, seeing the light in the dark. The darkest hours are before dawn but as the cock crow calls we can shed some of our fears and embrace the light once more.

Venus, ruler of the New Moon sits happily in a sextile to Mercury. There’s a sense that a problem shared is a problem halved with this aspect. Venus is still in practical Virgo, Mercury in Scorpio – it seems that a few well chosen words could make a profound shift. Venus is also square to Jupiter – the only danger here is a tendency to over do-it.

Shortly before the New Moon, Mars perfects a trine to Uranus, a rather buzzy excitable energy which again strengthens the idea that it’s time to look on the bright side. Doing something just a little bit different could bring the shift you are looking for.

It’s just Eris who is trying to bring it down with her petulant opposition to the New Moon. She’s a jealous spectator, the false friend who pricks your idea balloon with a pin, the evil queen who wants to feed you with a poisoned apple. She’s the naysayer, the sceptic who insists it just isn’t possible. She’s that little voice inside that says you can’t, when you can.

But peace is possible. Inner peace is possible.

Sometimes it’s difficult to believe in the face of those who deny and refuse to see the potential of what we can become. Don’t let the negatives knock you off balance whether it’s people around you or that nagging inner voice. At any single moment there is only NOW. If you are faced with darkness, look to the light. Let it sing in your heart.

Image created with thanks to the following creative commons images :-
Cockeral, Scales of Justice, Starburst Cluster Shows Celestial Fireworks

 

5 COMMENTS

  1. Hail to the New Moon!

    The most sacred place dwells within our heart, where dreams are born and secrets sleep, a mystical refuge of darkness and light, fear and conquest, adventure and discovery, challenge and transformation. Our heart speaks for our soul every moment while we are alive. Listen… as the whispering beat repeats: be…gin, be…gin, be…gin. It’s really that simple. Just begin… again.
    Royce Addington

  2. Yes, it is lovely. And so fitting on a new moon in Libra, begin, begin….again.
    Words have the power to heal the soul.

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