The 2017 Libra New Moon asks us to clarify our awareness, witness what’s out of balance, and let ourselves fully see the illuminated path towards change, says Sandra Sitron.
New Moon :: October 19 2017 :: 3:12pm EST :: 26 degrees Libra
Crimson, vermillion, and pale pink. A flamingo stands in a marsh, deftly balanced on one leg. Soon, the bird dozes off, nestling into flame-colored feathers, becoming even more balanced as consciousness fades to sleep …
This Libra New Moon is a balancing act. As the only sign of the zodiac that is a machine (not an animal or person), Libra shows that when the scales are equally weighted, harmonious stillness is the automatic result.
In the focused silence of this moon, we find out what areas of our lives need calibration. The relationships that are off-kilter. The life areas that may spiral out of control if left untended.
This process may feel overwhelming. So slow it down for a second. Take a deep breath of relief. This New Moon is not trying to add another thing to your to-do list. This New Moon does not need you to “get it together.”
For those of us who are always working hard to stay balanced, this might seem strange. It’s the paradox of this New Moon, especially when the Moon’s opposition to Uranus, the Great Awakener, shows us where harmonious stillness does not abound.
But watch the flamingoes. Curiously, the birds are more secure in their stance when they are balanced on one leg. It’s a more stable position! The act of balancing requires less effort.
While balancing might seem like more work, once you have achieved it, everything becomes easier …
New Moon opposite Uranus
A million leaves fall from the trees, dancing yellow shapes fluttering through the air.
The clear outlines of the trees are revealed in the autumn, the season of reflection and processing. Reflection results in clarity. Why do we need to have clarity now? Why can’t we continue in the dark?
Moon opposite Uranus tells us that there is no more time to not see. This is the time to break open into awareness. What needs to come into balance? What needs to change in the old systems? What are we ready to revolutionize?
Anything out of balance must fall away.
New Moon inconjunct Chiron
Peeling back the layers of the onion.
The revolution isn’t going to happen without digging up the old wounds. This aspect isn’t easy but hop to it anyway.
Let yourself be ready for change. Let yourself be ready for balance. Remember that you are on a journey and this is one phase. This is another moment to peel back the onion of personal and collective healing. Don’t stop now. The old way is no longer comfortable.
New Moon conjunct Mercury and Jupiter
A visit to the oracle.
Mercury is clarity and Jupiter is assistance. We are cosmically supported in our revolution towards greater balance and harmony.
Ask yourself, “What do I need to see that I’m not seeing?” If you have to face buried feelings, thoughts, and patterns that are holding you back from effortless balance, summon Jupiter’s support.
Engage in self-care practices like meditation, yoga, breathwork, EFT (tapping), self-hypnosis, art-making, journaling, and connecting with supportive advisors and friends.
Jupiter is bringing in boundless energetic support, so meet him halfway!
The study questions below are to help you get deeper into what the 2017 Libra New Moon means for you. Use them as journal prompts. For the most accurate reading, look to which house holds 26 degrees Libra in your chart and use the question for that house.
Aries or New Moon in the 7th house
How can you be more giving AND ask for what you need in your relationships?
Taurus or New Moon in the 6th house
What is a quick and easy change you can make to create more balance in your health?
Gemini or New Moon in the 5th house
If you could take a reading of your personal “laughter meter,” would it be Low, Medium, or High? If it’s too low, what can you do to bring more joy into your life?
Cancer or New Moon in the 4th house
Imagine your most supportive friend. What insight would they give you about an issue in your life?
Leo or New Moon in the 3rd house
Curiouser and curiouser. How can you be more intentionally curious? Instead of going down the internet rabbit hole of unintentional clicks, how can you actively learn in a way that is invigorating?
Virgo or New Moon in the 2nd house
What affirmation will remind you that you are safe?
Libra or New Moon in the 1st house
How does meditation help you find balance? What is the best form of meditation for you right now?
Scorpio or New Moon in the 12th house
How can you practice connecting with your intuition this week?
Sagittarius or New Moon in the 11th house
When was the last time you remember being very open to change? Is there something from that experience that can help you now?
Capricorn or New Moon in the 10th house
What will it take for you to realize that your diligent work is amounting to something?
Aquarius or New Moon in the 9th house
What is your personal mission statement?
Pisces of New Moon in the 8th house
What are you ready to clear from your life?
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