"All I know is I believe that you and me
Forever will stand accused of love"
- Tom Petty
Between the onslaught of natural and man-made disasters occurring at what feels like an alarmingly intensifying rate, and the horror of ongoing violence and suffering of so many of our fellow humans, it is understandable to feel overwhelmed, hopeless, and a little lost. You might even be personally affected or know someone affected by one of these tragic events, and Astrology may seem trivial or of little use right now. Although Astrology can't turn back time, it can be an amazing tool for cultivating awareness and empowering positive change.
The New Moon in gracious Libra on October 19, 2017, plants seeds of peace and harmony. However, it is up to you to create an inner sanctuary that can withstand the elements of surprise and chaos while Uranus the Awakener opposes the willful Sun. Your desire to relate to others is intense, and one way you can do this is by reaching out to help those in need. Kindness is an underrated commodity, and is known to be extremely contagious.
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The loss of rock icon Tom Petty earlier this month touched many hearts deeply; his songwriting magic, deep appreciation for music, and natural knack for collaboration are cosmic gifts evident in his "Super Libra" chart (Sun, Venus, Mercury, and Neptune all in Libra in his 7th House of Others). Although many of his most popular songs are defiant in tone, he was masterful at telling love stories and painting pictures with his music. These bittersweet revelations echoed in resonance to millions, allowing listeners to feel emotionally connected to his songs, and somehow, Tom knew their hearts too. This give-and-take is a classic Libra symbiotic approach to love.
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This people-pleasing New Moon reminds you that relationships are reflections. The high-frequency notes of Libra call on you to build bridges, not walls. Equality and justice are not lofty ideals, but important priorities that demand discussion. Embrace the universal languages of music and art as both personal expression and as means to connect with others. Intentional acts of kindness are needed more than ever. Celebrate the beauty in everything and everyone, and your inner beauty will shine like a diamond in the light.
The diplomatic Libra Moon keeps the tone conversational vs. confrontational, but with Messenger Mercury and Giant Jupiter swimming in the subjective seas of Scorpio you might be treading in deep water before you know it. Vulnerability is the only boat that can successfully carry you through this transformative journey, as denial or delusion will leave you dog-paddling in circles. Trust that others can respect your feelings in the same fashion as you respect theirs. A sincere willingness to see things from another point of view is the key to establishing an emotional connection. Be the friend you wish to have and watch how others respond in return.
Finding your balance in such an unstable world is a daily practice. Shocking Uranus and surreal Neptune take turns rattling this accommodating Libra New Moon's cage until you feel the urge to either fight or take flight. Try not to give in to either impulse, and engage in meaningful dialogue, instead. Communicating in a manner where you do more listening than talking is the first step to building bridges. Walking around in someone else's shoes widens your perspective and deepens your empathy. Healthy relationships make for a happier personal existence.
Sadly, the cosmos offers no promise of peace, and you can't expect anyone else to provide it either. Meditation, music, and the arts offer a variety of remedies for calming your spirit. Peace is not a destination or an ideal state of being, it is a spiritual path you commit to as an act of self-love and preservation.
Set intentions during this New Moon with these helpful tools:
Tarot Card for this New Moon:
Two of Swords
Swords represent the Air signs (also note the clouds), and the Two indicates Libra's need for relationships and reflection. The blindfold signifies the unseen, and the element of surprise is palatable with the electric Moon-Uranus opposition in the picture at this New Moon.
Crystals for this New Moon:
Celestite for peace & serenity
Hematite for grounding
Rhodochrosite for self-love and compassion
You may want to use one or more of the crystals listed above for your ritual work, meditation practice, or just as a talisman for your desk, under your pillow, or in your pocket.
Mixing metaphysical modalities opens the door to your intuition and deepens your connection to the cosmic energies at play. There are countless ways to blend divination methods so consider this as just one suggestion. The method that works best for you will be your own creation.
A New Moon gives you the chance to clear your slate and state your intentions. Change is inevitable during this unconventional Libra New Moon, so be proactive and create transformation on your own. Plant your seed we've listed below, nurture it carefully over the next two weeks, and see what grows.
Aries Horoscope (March 21 - April 19)
Your restless spirit is itching to cut ties and hit the road if a current relationship isn't performing up to your expectations. The accommodating Libra New Moon graces your 7th House of Relationships, but rebellious Uranus is lurking in the background, preparing to strike. Fleeing for the promise of a greener pasture is the course of least resistance for you independent Rams, but if your heart is already invested in someone, your escape may be detrimental to your long-term happiness. Initiate a dialogue in which feelings can be freely discussed in a kind and respectful manner. Dare to do things differently; stick around and talk it out. Your seed to plant: Harmonious relationships
Taurus Horoscope (April 20 - May 20)
An associate or long-term ally might drop a bombshell, or perhaps you are the one with a surprising revelation, but in either case keep your ears and eyes wide open. The friendly Libra New Moon shadows your 6th House of Routine, inspiring you to choose cooperation over competition when given the chance. Authenticity counts when it comes to communication with co-workers and those you bump into on a regular basis. Move past the small talk and find out what makes others tick. Sharing your heart enables you to establish common ground. Your seed to plant: Productive collaborations
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 - June 20)
Your inner artist can't wait any longer -- your thoughts are spinning mysteries and your dreams are invading your work. The graceful Libra New Moon dances in your 5th House of Romance, and you wish everyone could see the world through your colorful lens. You might be tempted to break free from a group project if you tire of the slow pace, thinking you will shock others with your creative masterpiece. But the real surprise occurs if you change your perspective from one of entitlement to one of service. The collective buzz of minds and hearts working for the same cause generates an electrical magic that's impossible to replicate alone. Your seed to plant: Artistic creations
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 - July 22)
Surprising news at work or out in the community can set your nerves on edge, and you wish you could head for the safe harbor of home before anything else happens. Change doesn't come easily for you Crabs, and you prefer a warning before someone rocks your world during this otherwise delightful Libra New Moon's visit to your 4th House of Roots. The good news is you have a cozy comfort zone at home where you can release your worries and rest your weary heart. But you can't escape reality now; your empathy skills are needed to help channel the change in a positive direction. However, you must honor your personal sanctuary and leave your stress at the door. Serenity starts from within. Your seed to plant: Inner tranquility
Leo Horoscope (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Your generosity blossoms in the company of like-minded friends who not only support your ideas, but add their own unique contributions to the party. The Libra New Moon shakes up your 3rd House of Communication, emphasizing the need for everyone to be on the same page. You may want to pack your suitcase as an unexpected opportunity to broaden your horizons either domestically or internationally is calling your heart. Casual connections are a catalyst for change, and building stronger relationship bonds paves the way for further cooperation and collaboration down the road. Learning keeps you young. Your seed to plant: Fruits of knowledge
Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
You would rather reorganize your closets -- or anyone else's -- than engage in an intense conversation with someone who is challenging your values. However, the bridge-building Libra New Moon darkens the door of your 2nd House of Self-Esteem, and you may have no choice in the matter if you want to restore peace in your world. Chaos and confusion are likely when it comes to financial business or shared resources, so it is prudent to act proactively by discussing all the details with everyone involved. Don't let an unpleasant surprise ruin an otherwise harmoniously beneficial arrangement. Communication solves problems before they happen. Your seed to plant: Abundance and prosperity
Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Happy Birthday, Libra! You are a true champion of justice and beauty, and the world needs your superhero powers now more than ever. This Libra New Moon sets off fireworks in your 1st House of Self, empowering you to polish your image and redefine your priorities. Use your creative flair for personal transformation and take your game to the next level. Start fresh by setting ambitious goals and communicating your needs to your support network. People are so used to you accommodating them that you might have to spell it out before they realize what you want. Your kindness is sweeter than the icing on your cake. Your seed to plant: Self-love
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
You're walking around in a dream state, floating through your regular responsibilities and ghosting on social obligations when you can get away with it. Escaping the mundane is the only item on your agenda while the romantic Libra New Moon plays its song in your 12th House of Mystery. Tapping into your intuition is almost as natural as breathing now, if you can relinquish your attachment to the familiar routine and let yourself float out into nothing. Secrets are waiting to be discovered if you are willing to dive deep enough to find them. Meditation, metaphysics, and music are quick access points to the divine. Buried treasure is yours for the taking. Your seed to plant: Spiritual explorations
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Your feelings intensify with no place to go, and your need to strike out on your own may be so fierce that you bolt without considering the consequences. Following a whim jeopardizes your stability in your social network, but sometimes listening to your heart means taking the unmarked path. The Libra New Moon's presence in your 11th House of Hopes and Dreams asks you to rethink your solo act for the benefit the group. Find a way to weave your unique thread into the larger quilt and you can have the best of both worlds. The truth is, what you create together is much better than anything you could make on your own. Your seed to plant: Faith in the future
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
You like to think you've mastered the work/home balancing act, but this ambiguous Libra New Moon's emphasis on your 10th House of Career challenges your expertise at compartmentalizing. Disruptions on the home front spill over into your professional life and denial is not a viable option. Thankfully, proactive communication with your boss and co-workers establishes an atmosphere of cooperation and trust. Accessing a place of inner serenity allows you to regain control of the situation, and earns the appreciation of all those involved. Some foundations need to crumble before stronger ones can be built. Your seed to plant: Recognition and reward
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Running away rarely solves anything, but that might not stop you from jumping on a plane and testing that theory. The lovely Libra New Moon is knocking at your 9th House of Travel and the horizon is tugging at your wanderlust. Change is in the air, but it is unknown if the lightning will strike you before you have a chance to strike first. Be bold and claim what is rightfully yours; communicating your plans leaves the least collateral damage in your wake. A personal revolution comes at a cost, but stretching your wings is the only way you can learn how to fly. Your seed to plant: Amazing adventures
Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 - March 20)
You enjoy swimming with other like-spirited Fish, but you may find yourself questioning the dynamics of a close partnership if you sense an inequity of power or an unwillingness to share resources. This pleasure-seeking Libra New Moon in your 8th House of Intimacy is a harbinger of changes to come in your relationship world. Shine the light of self-awareness as you accept the invitation to dance with your shadow. Untangling your personal desires from someone else's needs is complicated but necessary as you sort out your goals from your dreams. In a sudden flash, your priorities become crystal clear if you are willing to bypass your fears and follow your heart. Your seed to plant: Personal transformation
Content written by Morgan Friday