If you want to know where you’re at, look at whom you’re with. You can quote me on that for the next four-six weeks, assuming the grammar is correct (the downside of life without an editor). But seriously folks, the Sabian Symbol for the New Moon in Libra at 2:44PM NY/11:44AM LA today is “”circular paths; coming to terms with the inevitability of establishing steady rhythms of social activity” — or rather, “what goes around comes around”.
Libra is the sign of partnerships; marriage is an obvious partnership; some business relationships are partnerships, including adversarial ones. We went through the first half of the zodiac with New Moons focusing on the Self: Aries = my identity; Taurus = my values/possessions; Gemini = my mind; Cancer = my emotions/family; Leo = my love to give; Virgo = my service/work/body. Now we’re ready to go public. Take a look at your relationships: how are We doing? What is the State of the Union? How does it reflect the Libran qualities of justice, fairness, diplomacy, peace, beauty and sweetness? Is there resentment or a lack of appreciation? Are there issues hanging in the balance (Libra is the sign of the Scales)?
The planetary patterns suggest this is an excellent time for serious and constructive focus on relationships of all kinds — interpersonal, international, interracial, inter (fill in the blank). Use a bit of creative visualization in your New Moon meditation — and if you’re not a meditating type, grab a pen and paper and make a list of partnership objectives for the next few months. If there’s anything/anyone on that list that you already have, make time to express your appreciation — and find ways to make it even more beautiful. Libra NEEDS beauty and appreciation for being valuable in relationship; by extension, our relationships need beauty and appreciation, too.
In other news, the horoscope of the United States is especially affected by this New Moon, which is exactly conjunct the US Saturn. There is a possibility — a possibility, mind you — that our fearless leaders will behave more response-ably over the next month and put forth a more substantive agenda on issues affecting our shared resources, mindsets and relationships at home and abroad. After all, there is an election during this cycle….let’s watch the headlines and see what happens.
Tomorrow I’ll write about Venus turning retrograde and how this will likely add to the intensity of this New Moon’s focus on relationships.