We usually think of Libra as balance. But, Libra is also being in a state of out of balance. And being out of balance is one of the elements of this New Moon.
We’ve all been through so much that it’s a wonder we aren’t more out of balance. Yes, getting back into balance is an important thing to do. We can’t do that with the old tool set we’ve been using, though. This New Moon is literally a new doorway we’re going through and we’re getting some new tools to learn, use and manifest our lives with.
And there’s no going back. There is, however, a great sense of imbalance and chaos as we let go of old ways and learn how to experience and work with new thought and feeling patterns we use to create our new reality.
With Jupiter in Scorpio, conjunct the New Moon & Sun, the message is loud and clear that we need to be honest, and go deep to find our truths and healing. And being honest with ourselves leads to clarity and eventually a new space of balance. These truths can help us figure out where we’re each out of balance and how to create a new sense of balance for ourselves.
Being out of balance can also be related to not being true to yourself. Which can also be that you’ve grown and changed and now you’re closer to your truer self so you have to find another way to feel balanced and express yourself in the world.
In the northern hemisphere, nature-wise, we’re moving into the energy that is the void, the deep inner darkness that heals and nurtures us. Anytime we’re in a void (politically, socially, culturally, etc.), that void gives us an opportunity to explore other non-polarity options.
A key phrase for this New Moon is developing undaunted faith in the pursuit of your ideals and dreams.
This is also a very, very powerful time to explore our ability to imagine the world we want – as individuals and as societies. There is a sense of using our imaginations to regain a lost opportunity. And in all areas of our lives, especially where we feel there has been failure, it’s really apparent failure because that failure is actually a challenge, a call to us to open up to and work on allowing the emergence of new possibilities. The flip side is that right now it’s hard for us to differentiate between success and failure right now, so if you’re having trouble with that, just take a deep breath and believe in yourself. And slow down. It will get clear for you.
But we have to change our ways of thinking and our attitudes.
This is a good Moon cycle to let ourselves explore and allow our minds to get used to other possibilities. Visualize and meditate on your real dreams. For example, if work isn’t feeling good to you and your life is out of balance and it feels like it’s related to your job, let yourself imagine your life if you are doing the work of your heart & soul’s desire. You don’t have to actually know what that work is, just imagine how you would feel and how your life would be.
We have to start letting our minds experience the possibilities beyond the problems with polarity, the problems with limited beliefs and thinking, and with the beliefs that we are limited to certain types of jobs, work, relationships, living, politics, religions, etc. because that’s the way it is and has always been.
Put yourself in a safe space – meditation, journaling, drawing and coloring, for example – and imagine.
In a world of polarity, we often give up our sense of Self and boundaries in order to achieve “peace” and “balance”. But the combination of energies with this Moon cycle are calling us to really get real with ourselves and be true to our purposes. Along with this there are other energies that are clearing out people and things in our lives.
A few other things of note:
*** Be mindful of your thoughts and words – they’re very powerful right now. They can be harmful or healing and uplifting. Also, watch out for more lies and bigger and bigger lies as others try to control our minds, thereby limiting our imaginations and growth
***We need to explore and discover how to create a balance between how to grow and open to living beyond the limitations of polarity
***Pluto in Capricorn is continuing to smash what is no longer working for us in the creation of our foundations and how we limit ourselves from working for our genuine lives
***Saturn in Sagittarius – there will continue to be a focus on large group areas (sports, politics, religion, cultures) to expose what is wrong within them as well as ways to use these venues to express what is generally wrong in deeper social ways of life
***We’re experiencing many new beginnings, and using our imaginations to experience new ways of living, relating, and creating by first feeling them in our minds
***Neptune in Pisces – a veil continues to cause us to struggle with seeing things, however, through a deepening of our spiritual practices, working with art, music, nature, we can find and be aware that we are always connected with life, energy, the Universe, one another and that we’re all one
***Chiron in Pisces, opposite Mars in Virgo – we’re really feeling things right now – feeling everything. Mars in Virgo can help us balance that by helping create boundaries, and grounding. If it’s being misused, others can use inflicting pain in order to shut us down and control resources – in large community spaces as well as in one-to-one relationships. One way to positively deal with these energies is to physically move our bodies. Especially in ways that are joyful. So go for a walk, a run, do some yoga, put on some music and just dance, learn how to do Mudras, work in your yard, or visualize yourself moving your body.