New Moons are a time for rejuvenation and manifestation. If you have a lack in your life, then this is the time the collective will work to fill it. Why? Because you doth said say! Whether it's through a new experience, person, or item, we must make space for beginnings and foolish behavior during New Moons. Mind you, we are all fools when beginning something new, so don’t be scared to get experimental.
For newbies, a New Moon is when the Moon and the Sun meet at the same degree, which astrologers call a conjunction. As an astrology practitioner, I’m all about precision because it’s possible to cut through diamonds. New Moons are a time for setting intentions and goals to manifest. Take the theme of each New Moon (aka your manifestation period) as inspiration to bring forth the best version of yourself!
Finally, we are at the equinox of the lunar moon cycle. The New Moon in Libra on September 25, 2022, at 5:54 PM Eastern Time, marks the middle of the lunar year. Libra is a cardinal air sign represented by the scales of justice. This New Moon prompts thoughts regarding how you express loving emotions.
Libra is associated with equality and righteousness; have you considered how you behave when you want to defend yourself and your friends? When we try to protect ourselves and others, we may not always act ideally, and we're even less likely to notice that immediately. It is noble to express a willingness to support the people we care for deeply, and self-preservation is equally lovely.
I interpret the Sun and Moon’s conjunction at 2 degrees as a reminder to find an accountability buddy. Managing your emotions, dreams, hopes, and desires becomes significantly more accessible when you remember you are not alone. As social creatures, we thrive when we develop relationships with others. As you grow, you benefit from surrounding yourself with individuals who also increase your personal development. Be sure you aren’t unfairly comparing yourself to those around you or neglecting to acknowledge feelings of disturbance as they arise. Very few paths are filled with gold and lined with rubies. How do you navigate without roads?
Read your horoscopes based on your Sun, Moon, and Rising signs. Read for your Sun sign to gain insight based on the version of yourself that you’re maturing into, your Rising sign to reflect on your present state, and your Moon sign guidance on how to nurture your inner child.
Read your horoscope for the New Moon in Libra:
One of the most important quotes I’ve heard this year is: We do not need to seek love. Instead, identify how you push love away. There will always be new emotional pursuits for you. Assess what you are looking for from a relationship. Are you ready for the type of love that will fulfill you? Take time to think through what you contribute to a relationship, and note how you keep the ship afloat.
This New Moon is a challenge for you to be your own best friend. When concerns about health and wellness come up, they are often due to a time-sensitive matter. Show yourself the love you deserve by keeping up with your self-care. As silly as it may make you feel, kindly write yourself a letter of appreciation.
Sometimes you can be a bit hard on yourself. With Mercury Retrograde bringing attention to your home and family, consider how those themes impact your sense of self. Even parents with great intentions can unknowingly make their children feel unmotivated or overwhelmed. As adults, we must learn to take responsibility for our lives and forgive as needed–forgiveness is more for us than for anyone else. Sometimes we bully ourselves and those who’ve come before us because we've inherited their limitations; having limits is not a fault.
Frustrations can collect like dust on a fan, unsuspectingly gathering together over an extended period. How do tired, exhausted, weary heads notice these particles anonymously harvesting atop spinning blades? Until we turn off the power and welcome stillness, we will miss the reasons for heavy breath and congested chests. Like dust, generation curses may mundanely build above us, polluting our air and suspending our potential.
Let compassion carry your voice, Leo. The world is already so cruel, and the nerves of those around you are electrified and shocked. Tough love sets us back, destroying hope and progress along the way. Your light shines the brightest when you show loving kindness. Simple acknowledgments and “I hear you” are often all anyone needs. There is no need to feed a village; just make sure you’re not stealing the bread.
Many of you may have selflessly spent your birthdays tending to the needs of others, devoid of the spoils and treats you deserve. Mercury Retrograde in your sign, interacting with the New Moon in Libra, is a great reminder to check in with yourself. Are your needs met, are you satisfied, and how would you like to be serviced? Take note of your wants and dreams. That’s how you can begin to idealize the best belated birthday gift. Treat yourself within your means, and remember that it’s okay to aim high.
Neglected feelings do not disappear because you move beyond them, Libra. When emotions are on the back burner, the subconscious has a way of building frustration. You may feel inexplicable stress, fatigue, or nervousness. When feelings of restlessness arise, turn your attention to a pencil and pen, or at least the Notes app on your phone. Grounding yourself and free writing is a great method of working through your feelings.
Words unspoken and caught between lines are creeping up on you. Are you noticing your neighbors collecting opinions? There is no need to concern yourself with the thoughts and speculations of unfamiliar observers. There are stranger things than who you are and how you express yourself. When in doubt, know that there are resources if you need them. How do you tend to your active mind?
It's the New Moon *and* Mercury Retrograde right now, so it's worth slowing down and reconsidering your career path. Do you know what motivates you? How can you maintain that motivation to continue your work when the excitement subsides? Keep in mind that life comes with ebbs and flows. Develop relationships with communities filled with people who have actualized your desired lifestyle. Learning how they keep the fire burning will save you time in the long run.
This New Moon will challenge you if you’re willing to commit the work to do the mental labor. Take time to recall the plans you had for yourself during your childhood. Have you long abandoned them, or forgotten to make time for them to come true? There is no shame in holding onto beliefs and wishes, Capricorn. Allowing this New Moon to be your motivation is the first step to making your dreams come true.
As you continue making the necessary sacrifices and changes for your best self, ensure you get the help you need. Do you know how to ask for help when you need it, Aquarius? Your zodiac sign is notable for being community-minded, lending an ear, and extending a hand to those that require assistance. During this New Moon, contemplate how you allow others to fill your cup. Do you expect your loved ones to give intuitively, or do you know to ask for what you need?
Time to shed your skin, Pisces. As a mutable water sign, you’re familiar with the need to let go and move on. As the Earth turns on its axis, you learn to accept what tomorrow may bring. Comfortability is a temporary experience. Take this New Moon as a prompt to start a new adventure. First, ask yourself how you would reinvent yourself in a perfect world. Take note of the steps it will take to bring forth the you that you want to be.
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