Walking the Moonlit Path: Libra New Moon

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Happy birthday Libra, and a happy Libra new moon to all! How nice and neat when the new moon kicks off the month for us like this, arriving on the 1st, as if to help remind us that this is the natural time in the monthly lunar cycle for intention setting and new beginnings.

Libra is one of the four cardinal signs of the zodiac. The other three are Capricorn, Aries, and Cancer, and all four have an easy ability to take initiative, reflecting the fact that the cardinal signs each kick off a new season. The movement of our sun into the sign of Libra heralds the official start of autumn. For most, this is a time of marked productivity, as we say goodbye to the long and lazy days of summer and move back into the school year often with more demanding schedules. This month is an excellent time to initiate or join new groups and projects of all sorts, particularly those of an artistic, social, or justice-seeking nature. These are all Libra issues. While it looks to be a busy and important time for many, Libras are good at relaxing and prioritizing relationships, beauty, and love. Thus, remember the Libra symbol of the scales and prioritize a healthy balance for yourself this month.



“Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.”
-Norman Vincent Peale

This is a month that heralds a fantastic year to boldly take your chances. Luck is on your side and the winds are blowing in your favor. Librans can suffer from overthinking, indecision, and thus a lack of action. This is a time where you almost cannot fail, so don’t let these gremlins stand in your way, and think big; this is not the time to play small and safe.



“The best way out is always through.”
– Robert Frost

Scorpio seems to have been born with this knowledge, as you have much greater access to the depths of human feelings than the rest of the zodiac. This can be a beautiful gift, albeit at times overwhelming. This is a month for cultivating moderation, which is often a challenge for you. You need quiet and retreat to prepare for your big coming month in November, as there are some exciting situations developing…patience, patience, patience!



“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”
– Mahatma Ghandi

This is your vision quest time, and if you are taking stock too soon, especially around finances, you are likely to become discouraged. Moving slowly, cultivating your patience, focus, and visualization skills will take you far now…it is all coming to you, just perhaps not exactly on your timetable.



“I liked myself better when I wasn’t me.”
– Carol Burnett

Career is always important to the Capricorn, and thus even if you are currently a housewife or student, you will find yourself president of the HOA, student council, etc., as you are so darn efficient and productive. You will have such opportunities abound this month, and at the same time you find yourself looking closely at some personality and personal style traits that you may be outgrowing. A new you is ready to emerge.



“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
– Marcel Proust

What an interesting mix this month is. While part of you is feeling confined by circumstances, there is also a yearning to expand your landscapes both physically and metaphorically. If you can manage to get away and/or plan travel now, it should be smooth and fabulous; however, you will need at least a trip to the bookstore or a new class to quench this yearning.



“In eternity all is here and now. You have simply to become that which you are.”
– Meher Baba

Pisces is one of the most magical and intuitive of the signs, and this is a time where you can make progress in programming your subconscious to bring you more of what you want. Keep your energy out of drama and the needs of others, and focused on your own intuitive guidance and gifts, and you will start to feel far less overwhelmed and most pleased with the results.



“The lion and the calf will lay down together, but the calf won’t get much sleep.”
– Woody Allen

Relationships are featured now, and this is a great time to focus on understanding your significant other vs. trying to get them to understand you. Listening is key in this process. If you have come to certain stubborn impasses in the past, this is a time for potential breakthroughs. You likely have the potential to bulldoze and get your way, but there is another path emerging here, and it will yield far more satisfying results.



“It has been my experience that folks that have no vices have very few virtues.”
– Abraham Lincoln

October is one of your best windows of the year to consider your personal habits and make a change if you might like to do a little more or less of certain daily activities (diet, exercise, etc ). Think of it as a personal new year. Just remember, you are already perfect just as you are, and then, if you still feel to make some changes, go right ahead.



“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
– Albert Einstein

Gemini is often very childlike, in the best of ways. Unfortunately, we live in a culture that tells us to get serious and grow up before it reminds us that there has never been a time where the ability to think outside the box is more critical. You find yourself at that very juncture this month. However hard you might be trying to be serious, successful, and efficient in your life, I am going to suggest that life will work out much better if you prioritize play, imagination, and creativity and notice how happy you are with the results.



“There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.”
– Oscar Wilde

This is a time where you are likely to be seeing the futility in that old self-reproach habit and hopefully treating yourself with more love, compassion, and nurturing behaviors that you are so adept at showering upon others. Home will feel like a blessed retreat to you this month, and you may find yourself wanting to even celebrate your dwelling with a party, addition, or remodel of some sort.



“Noise is a cruel ruler who is always imposing curfews.”
– Hafiz

There will be a flurry of excitement and opportunities, but the need for some deep quiet amongst the activity will be marked. You may find yourself drawn to a daily practice of meditation, contemplation, and/or journaling at this time, which will go far to help you make the most of this golden period of life. You are highly motivated, so it is a very fruitful time to begin some new habits that will support you in the direction you are heading.



“I wept not, so to stone within I grew.”
– Dante

You are so good recognizing the needs of others, but not always the best at identifying and expressing your own needs and emotions. This is a great time to claim the space to be a little more present with yourself and your inner terrain. You are also kicking off the potential for a very positive financial year, so get in touch with some of the more mundane desires, as they are likely to materialize soon.

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