We have a New Moon in Libra on Sunday, September 29th. The New Moon is at 5° Libra and is opposite Chiron. We have 4 planets in Libra, the Sun, the Moon, Mercury an Venus, so the New Moon will be very Libra-like.
A New Moon occurs when the Sun – the principle of the divine masculine -, aligns with the Moon – the principle of the divine Feminine -, to start a new cycle of creation.
We have a New Moon every month, one New Moon in each of the 12 zodiac signs. The New Moon is that time of the year when we have a new beginning related to the themes of the sign where it occurs.
Last month we had a New Moon in Virgo, and in October we are going to have a new Moon in Scorpio.
New Moon In Libra – The Need For Wholeness
This month we have a New Moon in Libra, meaning that we are going to experience new beginnings related to Libra: relationships and partnerships of any kind, beauty, balance, reason, and justice.
From Aries to Virgo, we relate to the world based on our personal experiences. With Libra, where the 2nd half of the zodiac wheel emerges, we realize that we don’t know it all, and we start to look for answers outside ourselves.
That’s why Libra rules relationships – when we’ve got to the 7th sign of the zodiac, we don’t want to be alone anymore, and we understand the value of partnering up with other people. Libra is about balancing your needs with the needs of others.
According to Greek mythology, humans originally had four arms, four legs, and a single head made of two faces. Humans had great strength during that time and threatened to conquer the gods. Zeus, the king of the gods, decided to split humans in half, as punishment for their power and pride.
Since then, each human would forever long for and seek to find their other half. It is said that when two halves, or humans, find each other, they have an unspoken understanding with one another, and that they will lie with each other in unity and will know no greater joy than that.
This is the myth of the soulmate – and every time we have a New Moon in Libra, we too crave to unite with whatever it is that is missing from our lives.
New Moon In Libra Opposite Chiron
Chiron in Aries is opposing the New Moon in Libra. Chiron is the Wounded Healer, but also the Shaman who can bring holistic healing and transform the wound into a gift.
In astrology, Chiron represents the principle of reconciliation – of instinct and intellect, of yin and yang, of what’s fundamentally different, yet belongs to the same whole.
Chiron spends the least amount of time in Libra, only one year and a half. He doesn’t have much work to do here, since Libra already knows about ‘give and take’, Libra is already familiar with the principle of reconciliation.
Instead, Chiron spends almost 9 years in the opposite sign of Aries. Aries is an individualistic sign, who wants to get his way, and has a hard time accepting different perspectives.
Right now, the New Moon in Libra is at odds with Chiron in Aries. Libra wants a partner, Libra wants someone to share her life with. Chiron in Aries feels broken, inadequate and doubts exactly what he needs most (at least when in Aries) – his identity, and his very existence.
Chiron has something to learn from the New Moon in Libra – that sometimes you can’t make it on your own. And the New Moon in Libra has something to learn from Chiron. Unless you allow yourself to become vulnerable, you’ll never make true connections with another human being.
New Moon In Libra – From Hole-Ness To Wholeness
It’s in conflict that we’re transformed.
If you want healthy relationships (Libra), you need to heal yourself first (Chiron in Aries). Instead of trying to find the right partner, instead of waiting for the ‘perfect’ relationship, work on becoming the right person. Find out who you really are and heal your identity.
Healing your identity means bringing together all the broken pieces of the Self into a Whole. We need to face our dark side. We need to embrace our vulnerability. We need to accept that we need other people in our life.
Thankfully, Libra is pretty good at that. Her rational approach to life and her innate inclination towards cooperation will make the task possible. It’s not going to be easy. But it’s going to be doable.
Have a wonderful New Moon and Libra season!