On September 25th, 2022, we have a New Moon in Libra.
The New Moon is at 2° Libra and it is opposite Jupiter (at 3° Aries), giving us an appetite for risk-taking. Ready, set, action?
Not quite. The New Moon ruler, Venus is conjunct Mercury retrograde, so there are some considerations to make.
We have 2 scenarios.
On one hand, the New Moon in Libra opposite Jupiter asks us to solve the dichotomy: give peace a chance (New Moon in Libra) while standing up for our own convictions and beliefs (Jupiter in Aries).
The New Moon in Libra and Jupiter in Aries are resolution oriented. They really want to find a consensus, but they will put up a fight first, to set things straight. There’s too much cardinal energy to hide around the bush.
On the other hand, Venus, the New Moon ruler conjunct Mercury retrograde, asks us to consider a different course of action. We may have a change of mind – or a change or heart – that will open new possibilities and help us see a completely different scenario.
How many times have we told ourselves, in justification attempts “That was the only thing that could have been done”… when in fact, there’s always another way, there’s always a better way?
Finding a win-win scenario, which is truly at the heart of any New Moon in Libra, requires a different approach.
To find a new way, a better way, we need to let go of our expectations, of our agendas, and just “be”. We need to genuinely acknowledge the other and try to understand where they’re coming from.
Then and only then we can find a solution where everyone can win.
Venus Opposite Neptune – Will Love Find A Way?
The New Moon in Libra chart features an interesting aspect pattern. Venus, the New Moon ruler, is the propeller of a kite with Neptune at the apex. A kite is an aspect pattern that connects 4 planets in a geometrical configuration that looks like a wind kite.
The most important planets in this New Moon kite are Venus in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces. Neptune at the apex of the kite asks us to aim higher, and surrender to the unconditional love that the Universe is overflowing with.
But do we have what it takes? Are we willing – and able – to let go of one-sided mental and relating models that keep us stuck in the past, and separated from others?
Venus in Virgo plays a crucial role here. Not only she’s the New Moon ruler, but she’s also the propeller, the driving force of the kite. The stakes are high.
Virgo, Scorpio, Libra In Relationships
What’s interesting is that Venus is in fall and detriment in Virgo and Scorpio, and in domicile in the sign in the middle: Libra.
What does Venus get so right in Libra, but has difficulties to embrace in its neighboring signs?
Firstly, if your Venus is in Virgo or Scorpio, there’s nothing wrong with this placement. People with Venus in Virgo or Scorpio have the same chances of finding love and happiness as any other Venus placement. However, the approach to get there is counter intuitive.
Libra is the sign of relationships, more exactly, the sign of equal relationships. Libra’s symbol is a scale. The relationship act (the equinox, when the day is equal to the night) happens in Libra. Before and after, we have unequal relationships.
Virgo is the sign before Libra, so a Virgo’s relationships are unequal because of a lack of experience. Scorpio is the sign after Libra, so Scorpio’s relationships are unequal because of too much experience.
In relationships, Virgos are tempted to take the same approach they take in their everyday life: work hard, prove themselves, give more than they take. “If only I’d go to the gym every day and lose those pounds”. This obsession with perfection can be also projected onto the other “If only that loving, smart, mature, educated, funny, sexy, loyal (…) person would come into my life”.
Virgos approach relationships like a project. Virgos are so good at working on themselves… however, when we do relationships, we enter a completely new territory. What works so well in the sphere of the “Self” no longer applies in relationships.
What they should do instead is realize that relationships are a North Node territory, surrender and allow their partner to take the lead.
Scorpio has the opposite approach. Scorpio knows way too well what relationships are about. They’re the sign after Libra, right? Been there, done that. They know the ins and outs of relating. That’s why they are great psychologists. That’s why they are the masters of intimacy.
But the mistake they make is that they expect their partners to feel the same way they do. Scorpio won’t give in, they’ll seek control and play relationship chess until their partner loves them as deeply and intensely as they do.
The downfall? They can wait a lifetime for that to happen. A much better approach is to play out their strengths and take the emotional leadership role in the relationship. To accept that there are Virgos out there that don’t know what love is, and are waiting for someone to show them.
Scorpio’s instinctual approach is to freeze, wait and control… when a better approach would be to use their emotional gifts to lead the way.
New Moon In Libra – The Dawn Of A New Day
In Libra, the sign in between Virgo and Scorpio, we seem to find a balance between “not being good enough” and “being too good for anyone else”.
Libra knows that relationships are uncharted territory so they approach them with a beginner’s heart. And when that balance between “me” and “you” is found, something magical happens.
Love emerges spontaneously.
With a New Moon in Libra, and Venus in Virgo opposite Neptune, one important question is raised: will love find a way?
The sabian symbol of the New Moon in Libra gives us a hint: “The dawn of a new day reveals everything changed”. Every day is an opportunity to start with a beginner’s heart.
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