NEW MOON BLESSINGS!
Copyright Josephine Wall
The New Moon occurs in Libra (UK 5 October at 00.33am – USA 4 Oct 20:34pm EDT).
LIBRA : I balance - I give - I receive.
This is one of the kindest signs of the zodiac, these fair-minded people want everyone to be happy and believe that a peaceful world is possible. They have a great sense of humour and are very loyal friends. They are lovers of beauty and harmony and need to have both in their lives.
Libra represents diplomacy, peace, the Arts (many Librans end up in showbiz), partnerships, law, politics, idealism, justice (they will always defend the underdog and hate injustice of any kind), vacillation (getting them to make a decision is a nightmare, as they are always afraid of making the wrong decision and end up sitting on the fence most of the time! Sometimes they need pushing to make a decision), interior design, compromise, beauty industry, work connected with women, they make good relationship counsellors, mediators and are excellent for working in communication.
This New Moon starts what will be a bit of an up and down month with a few rocky patches here and there and things have the potential to explode if balance is not maintained. However, there are also windows of opportunity for your creativity and abundance to blossom. Being in Libra the spotlight/moonlight is on all of our relationships. We have work to do on our relationships between now and the Full Moon this month (which is also a Lunar Eclipse).
The Libran New Moon will bring to light new evidence about some of the people in your life. This is to do with all types of relationships; intimate, personal, business, family, friends, acquaintances etc.
It may hurt to realise that they are not as authentic as you thought, they may have been lying to you (and themselves), their ulterior motive is revealed etc. Also those who take part in groups/organizations may find that these no longer fit with who you have become and it is time for you to leave.
Those running these groups will need to step up and weed out those who now need to leave your group/organization, the one/s who are pulling the energy down every time, the one/s who are bringing chaotic and disruptive energy, they have to go before the Full Moon.
It’s about truth and integrity (no more lying to yourself or others, no more allowing others to lie to you) and living, acting and being from the Heart. If they don’t match this criteria, they are out. (That doesn’t mean you cannot include them in your prayers and healings, it is just that they can no longer invade and/or drain your space and energy).
Jupiter has entered the watery sign of Cancer (Jupiter planet of expansion/hope/opportunities/fortune moves into Cancer planet of feelings, home, family, sensitivity). Combined with the New Moon in Libra, it is an opportunity to release old emotional stuff (especially baggage from previous relationships and heaviness from the people you may have not realised that you’ve been carrying this past year). This will clear space for you to expand emotionally which will open you up to receiving so much more that you are worthy of. And yes, it will be a bit emotional at times and you must allow yourself time to grieve that which you are letting go of so that you can heal all the emotions around this, and be clear by Full Moon.
This New Moon nudges us that we may have missed or overlooked something in our relationship/s, so take the time to find out what that is. It might be time to review your part in your relationship/s. Have you been so busy that you have failed to notice that more of your time, attention and love is needed in a particular relationship? You may have to “dig deep”, so make time for meditation to receive the answers that you need.
Those of you who have been feeling lost about your purpose; creativity and/or work will now get an opportunity to find what you have been looking for. However, you need to be clear and receptive in order to recognize it (and for some, it may have been right under your nose all along).
Have you felt that something has been missing from your life? This New Moon will give you the opportunity to discover what that is.
Libra and Cancer are all about relationships, and the Age of Aquarius is all about community and collaboration. After doing the work on yourself, it is time to become open to connecting with others in shared goals. We are not meant to try and do it all ourselves (we all know how hard it is sometimes to surrender to the Will of the Divine!), now we need to be open about letting others enter our space to work together to create an even more powerful force that can help the greater good. This has already started happening and is wonderful to see.
There are decisions to be made, and we all have to make them. Many of us are being given the opportunity to stop and rewind (and the coming Mercury retrograde also gives us the space to do this), to take a good look at all aspects of our lives and work out whether we need to continue or not (with a person/group/project/course of action etc). It is a time of assessing and deciding in order to prepare ourselves for what is to come. You really need to go into your heart for this. Your mind will give you a thousand excuses why you can’t do it - ignore it - that is just your ego panicking about the unknown territory. Your solar plexus may start flipping out, that is to be expected and you know how to deal with that (if not contact me, and I’ll help).
It is a time of clearing psychic clutter as well as physical and emotional clutter. The decision/s you will reach are those that make you feel lighter, that make your life feel lighter, that make your heart feel happy, that make your solar plexus feel excited! It’s all about “feel the fear and do it anyway”, and of course the opposite of fear is love. (The current three-year transit of Saturn in Scorpio urges us all to choose love over fear, and Saturn is setting up plenty of tests regarding this. Librans particularly need to take heed and not sit on the fence or you will find yourselves repeating these tests over and over). Own it, heal it and move on.
Libra is an air sign and is connected to the mental level. You may find your thoughts become tangled and muddled as you wrestle with the truths being revealed to you. Make time to stop, breathe and breathe again, then go out for a walk and ground the mental energy. Do some gardening or physical work and eat some yummy root veggies to get out of your head and back into your heart.
Love continues to be the Key to see us through the current energies, as love more and more becomes as easy a part of our lives as breathing. This will not be without its challenges, as those operating out of fear will do everything in their power to discredit you, hurt you, etc to pull you back down to their lower vibrational level. They do this because they feel threatened by your purity and your love. Love shines the brightest light, and will light up their dark areas that they are too afraid to deal with. You may have experienced this if you have ever worked with a very good teacher, someone who is operating from a high vibrational love frequency. I remember loving my shamanic teacher but also being quite terrified of him at the same time. His eyes seemed to laser into my Soul and I was terrified he was looking at the bad parts of me. He wasn’t, that was just my unhealed ego panicking. Now I can confidently look into his eyes, but it took many years to be able to do that!
Don’t let anyone knock you off path. If you do get hurt, retire and heal the hurt quietly without letting your ego go on a rampage and putting you back into victim mode. You are a Love Ambassador and will quickly bounce back right into that lovely heartspace once again.
This New Moon is “ground breaking”. It is about turning rocks into diamonds. We may have to dig deep, it may take a bit of effort to clear the debris, it may be scary and hard to dare to break through that protective outer layer, however it will all be worth it, because on the other side of all this process is the reward, the gems waiting to come into your life. It is about breaking free from the past, from what no longer works in the present and clearing the way for the future.
Libra is the great balancer, and reminds us that balance is the key to traversing the energies over the next few weeks. Things may happen to throw us off balance, but we all have enough tools now to know how to get ourselves back on track.
This New Moon is all about ‘out with the old and in with the new’ (and that has been a recurring theme this year as has rebirth, and this month’s energies bring us another opportunity to rebirth/reinvent ourselves and our lives. Very appealing to my Scorpionic nature!) Libra loves beauty and harmony and to be surrounded with both, so take this opportunity to revamp your home as well as yourself so that you are always surrounded by beauty and harmony.
Healing and clearing inner and outer space can bring in new job opportunities (including promotions), a new life partner, a new business partner, a bonus of some kind, some good news, the right mentor etc over the coming weeks.
If you have been feeling restless, anxious, fidgety and just can’t settle (or sleep well), then this New Moon is all about you and what you need to do.
What do you desire?
What does your heart desire?
What does your Soul desire?
I know that some people feel they have been ‘attacked’ recently for speaking their truth. This is all part of the current energies. Those of us who have worked really hard at clearing ourselves and who have been operating more and more from the heart with love, have found themselves targets by those who have not done the work and who are fearful. Your lovelight is shining so brightly now that it makes them afraid so they want to attack you, they are afraid that you will see right into them (which you will do with this New Moon energy). Don’t take it personally. Realise that they are terrified and include them in your prayers. However, don’t get into a slanging match with them, it’s not worth it, that just brings you down to their level and you don’t want that.
Many of us have been inundated this Autumn with spiders in our homes and gardens. Spider is bringing us messages about weaving our dreams, tidying our webs, and preparing for the coming Winter by gathering all that we need.
The recent work you have been doing on yourself, and the change of Season, may find you wanting to eat differently (possibly lighter) as you ease into the energies of Autumn. If it is cold where you are, start making nourishing soups and broths – these fill you up with delicious nutrition and keep your central core at the right temperature. If it is still warm where you are, cut out some meals and replace with green smoothies and juices. If you are post-menopausal ensure that you have protein with every meal, this will help you to maintain your energy levels and not feel so tired. Eating small amounts of protein regularly throughout the day also helps to curb carb cravings. It is essential that we nourish ourselves nutritionally in order to stay grounded and cope with whatever may come up. Self love in this way is part of being a Love Ambassador, it starts with loving the Self as only then can we truly love others.
As the Harvest continues, many of us have been enjoying pickling, canning, freezing and preserving Summer’s bounty to support us during the coming Winter moons. There has been a resurgence in homesteading activities, which absolutely delights me. Many of us are connecting more with Nature as we seek simpler, healthier ways of living and Being.
What have you been harvesting?
Endings are the start of new beginnings.
The deeper you go over the coming weeks the higher you will rise.
Be open to sudden changes and the unexpected, be open to surprises.
Stand tall in your truth and personal power.
Be a living example of Love in Action.
Don’t worry about what anyone else is thinking, saying or doing.
Don’t worry about the details, hand them over to the Divine.
Ask, ask and ask again for help from friends, family, partners, Angels, Guides and Spirit (most of us don’t ask enough!)
My thanks to Isha Lerner for the following quote, which popped into my in-box just as I had finished writing this, it sums everything up perfectly:
Hang from the night sky
So that your eye might draw
One more image of love upon your silk canvas
Words from Him have reached you
And tilled a golden field inside.
When all your desires are distilled
You will cast just two votes:
To love more,
And be happy.
Take the sounds from the mouth-flute of Hafiz
And mix them in your seed pouch.
And when the Moon says.
"It is time to Plant".
Why not dance,
I let go with Love
I willingly surrender to the call of my Soul
I let go of all that no longer serves me
I stand in my power and truth
I maintain my integrity whatever is going on
I make my transitions with grace and ease
I welcome the Winds of Change*
I am a Love Ambassador
Universe surprise and delight me!
*(Our ‘Winds of Change’ essence can help you when you are blown about by the winds of life. Find it here http://www.theapothecarygarden.org/Products---ESSENCES.html Products in alphabetical order)
Sending you all much love
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