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Moon Musings: How The New Moon in Libra (Oct. 6, 2021) Will Affect Your Zodiac Sign

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Your New Moon in Libra Horoscope & Affirmation, According To Your Zodiac Sign 

Take a breath. The air feels thick, and though many of us associate this strange uncertainty with there being “an elephant in the room,” I dare to say, metaphorically, the elephant is you. You, me, we, us, one thing’s for sure: the collective is no stranger to the mental, physical and spiritual purge that’s occurred in recent years. Words could never suffice the profundity of this transformation but if there’s one thing that makes these life-altering circumstances relatable, it’s the amount of growth being triggered from within each and everyone of us. So when I say, “the elephant in the room is you and me,” I’m referring to feelings of entrapment at the mere thought of finding our place within outdated structures and paradigms, let alone settling for the old skin we know to be safe. Whether you look at it individually and/or collectively, growth will always require a certain amount of room, and this is precisely where we are prone to experiencing feelings of denial, fear, insecurity, and uncertainty. The silver lining? You’re not alone. Nothing is supposed to stay the same; it’s time to step into your highest self but more importantly, it’s time to reunite with your tribe of light. If you’ve been stressing the “timing” of it all or perhaps fearing the loss of an opportunity, don’t. You are right on time. You always have been. Your soul family is expecting you. 

October has finally arrived, and though one would assume a series of potential delays with Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto retrograde, this couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s actually the opposite as the energy will quickly pick up this month, but you already knew that. You’ve been feeling these changes approaching with the wind, and this year’s new moon in Libra will serve as a powerful catalyst. First thing’s first, new moons mark the beginning of a brand new lunar cycle. This occurs when the sun and the moon—sacred masculine and divine feminine—meet at the exact same degree of a zodiac sign. Having said that, a collaborative new moon will vanish into the sky on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at exactly 7:05 a.m. EST via 13 degrees of Libra. As you may know, this cardinal air sign is symbolic of agreements, compromise, and our one-on-one relationships. When combining this with the new moon energy, however, we are being given the opportunity to plant our seeds of intention when in regards to our partnerships, and the sacred equilibrium within ourselves. And as if the innate fertility of the sun conjunct the moon weren’t enough, Pluto—the planet of catharsis, transformation, and death of the ego—will station direct on the same day, but it doesn’t end there. This Venus-ruled lunation will also be making an exact conjunction to go-getter Mars, the planet of assertion, desire, and energy.

Again, there’s no denying the potency of the new moon phase, let alone when sitting via the same degree as aggressive Mars, but the bright side of this lunation is just as significant as its shadow. For instance, when transiting through the justice-seeking sign of Libra, Mars becomes a bit frustrated as it is challenged to create harmony, despite being the planet of confrontation. Mars is impulsive and hot-headed, so you can already imagine its interaction with relationship-driven Libra. This, of course, reflects onto our current reality during the new moon, so if you suddenly find yourself feeling impatient and/or in need of confronting a significant other, don’t hesitate to do so. Granted, this sounds like an oxymoron during Libra season, but this is precisely what the energy is here to do. And with the help of audacious Mars, we’re feeling confident enough to take action so we can eventually find a healthy compromise. Take a moment to reflect on your personal and professional life: Where are you experiencing a lack of balance? How can you continue to nurture your one-on-one partnerships? Forming harmonious alignments to both Jupiter and Saturn—going direct later in the month—our seeds of intention have the potential to flourish in our committed unions, and within our community. Meaning, your relationship with the masses, whether it be in-person or via social media, is also being highlighted during this time. 

For those of you working tirelessly on a project behind the scenes, or perhaps looking for ways to expand your social network, this new moon’s got your name on it. The element air is, after all, a symbol of our mental process, communication style, and ability to relate to others. Air is swift, logical, and innovative; the clarity you seek is closer than you think. Last but certainly not least, the new moon’s celestial ruler Venus—planet of abundance, pleasure, and value systems—is now approaching the end of cycle via her sign of detriment, Scorpio. And amidst her journey through the Underworld, Venus challenged us to unveil what’s been lingering beneath the surface of our relationships, finances, and sense of self-worth. The shadow side of our divine feminine energies are being brought to light during this time, but with the support of this lunation, we will no longer allow ourselves to become victims of false compromises and fears of unworthiness. Please note: the topic of feminine and masculine energy does not pertain to gender. It simply speaks to our inner world vs. our physical identity. Without balance, neither of these energies are capable of reaching their fullest potential. Put it this way: Energy flows where intention goes. Your assertive nature (sacred masculine) cannot exist without your intuition (divine feminine). And if we can’t depend on our inner knowing, (divine feminine) our actions will serve no purpose.

Read your new moon in Libra horoscope and affirmation according to your zodiac sign below:

Aries
Despite the unique energy stemming from each of the lunar phases, there’s something undeniably significant about the sun, moon, Mercury retrograde, and your planetary, Mars, joining forces in Libra via your committed seventh house of one-on-one relationships. Whether it be personally and/or professionally, this Venus-ruled lunation is presenting you with an opportunity to meet a significant other half-way, even if that means confronting something you initially swept under the rug. And though the mere thought of “compromising” is easier said than done, Venus’ transit through your intimate eighth house reminds you that commitment comes with the good, the bad, and the ugly. Finding that happy medium between collaborating and fully merging is key. New Moon Affirmation: The more I show up for myself, the more confident I feel in my committed partnerships.

Taurus
Hovering over your responsible sixth house of wellness, daily rituals, and due diligence, the new moon will join forces with go-getter Mars which, in turn, encourages you to cultivate a more balanced day-to-day routine, both in regards to mindfulness and your definition of bliss. For instance, whether it be a professional collaboration or a romantic commitment, your planetary ruler, Venus’ transit through your harmony-seeking seventh house of compromise is shedding light on the potential of your one-on-one connections. How can you create more balance in this area of your life? Is there a connection you have in mind for a future opportunity? Some of you may even decide to hire a life coach. Themes of me vs. we could shed light on the parts of yourself you’ve unconsciously neglected. Pay attention. New Moon Affirmation: When I honor the connection between my mind, body, & soul, I show up for myself and my significant other.

Gemini

Vanishing into your solar plexus fifth house of love, passion, and creatix musings, this year’s new moon in Libra will conjunct audacious Mars which, in turn, energizes and revitalizes everything from your self-expression to your carnal desires. Themes surrounding your inner child and your definition of happiness are bound to come up for review during this time, but a trine to Jupiter-Saturn in Aquarius could simultaneously present you with collaborative opportunities where you’re meant to shine. Is your 9 to 5 routine fulfilling you at a soul level? What’s stopping you from stepping into the spotlight? Keep in mind, the moon’s ruler, Venus, will be hovering over your responsible sixth house of due diligence, and this could very well inspire the decision to master a creative ability or better yet, do something you love every single day. New Moon Affirmation: Celebrating my inner child means finding comfort in self-expression; my heart is open to inspiration.

Cancer

A harmony-seeking new moon in Libra will ignite your cozy fourth house of ancestors, home, emotional foundations, and family matters, bringing new beginning and fertility magic to themes surrounding your domestic side along with the energy of your humble abode. Conjunct Mars and close to Mercury retrograde, you’re being called to reflect on your past and collaborate with your loved ones. And with the moon’s ruler, Venus, glimmering through your passionate fifth house of passion and matters of the heart, some of you may either decide to try for a baby or work on the relationship you’ve cultivated with your inner child. How has your past influenced your self-confidence, creative expression, and love language? This is an opportunity to nurture and adorn the space you call home, both within and around you. New Moon Affirmation: I honor the delicate balance of divine feminine and sacred masculine energy alive within me.

Leo

In the spirit of collaboration, this year’s new moon in Libra will collide with assertive Mars via your curious third house of communication, neighbors, siblings, and immediate surroundings, bringing emphasis to themes surrounding everything from your thought process to community affairs. Sitting in close proximity to Mercury retrograde, pending conversations swept under the rug once upon a time—especially when considering Venus’ transit through Scorpio via your emotionally driven fourth house of innermost feelings—are bound to come up for review during this time. It may be easier said than done, but communicating with honesty and integrity is key. On another note, Luna’s connection to Jupiter-Saturn via your committed seventh house of significant others is presenting you with the opportunity to connect, network, and nurture the relationship you have with others. New Moon Affirmation: When I hold space for others, I recognize the compassion I have for myself; everyone makes mistakes.

Virgo

A justice-seeking new moon in Libra will touch down on your stability-seeking second house of comfort, finances, and value systems, highlighting everything from your money-making ability to your sense of self-worth, but there’s more. Sitting in a sizzling conjunction with go-getter Mars, new beginnings and opportunities for you to earn a living and live your best life are being presented to you during this time. However, the moon’s ruler, Venus, will be hovering over your chatty third house of communication which, in turn, prompts you to speak your truth, and ask for what it is you desire. Be mindful of being overly prideful during this time, as it could potentially block the blessings headed your way. Whether it be your decision to seek some financial advice or finally ask the higher ups for that promotion, don’t be afraid to be vulnerable. This is all part of a larger plan. New Moon Affirmation: My unique abilities are equally as valuable as my connections, and resourcefulness.

Libra

Happy new moon! With the sun, moon, Mercury retrograde and Mars simultaneously transiting through your sign, it’s more than safe to say, the spotlights on you. Everyone deserves a new beginning and with your enchanting planetary ruler, Venus, dazzling your second house of comfort, money, and self-worth, you're being given the opportunity to re-visit, re-do, and reset all things that revolve around your sense of stability. Whether it be a fresh new wardrobe to match the energy of your brand, or a new partnership in the works, this lunation is encouraging you to make yourself a priority. Sounds contradictory for your sign, but Luna’s trine to Jupiter-Saturn in your fifth house of passions projects could very well inspire you to take the stage. I said it once and I’ll say it again, Libra: Your people-pleasing days are numbered. New Moon Affirmation: I am authentic and self-sufficient; prioritizing my happiness allows me to be the best version of myself. 

Scorpio

Take a step back from the day-to-day monotony, and check-in with your shadow self. A justice-seeking new moon in Libra will touch down on your secretive twelfth house of closure, dreams, hidden agendas, and all things behind the scenes, highlighting themes surrounding your relationship with spirit and more importantly, your ability to surrender. Although, in addition to going within and prioritizing your healing, Venus’ transit through your sign is encouraging you to reflect on your relationship dynamics, especially if you continuously find yourself feeling inhibited and/or guarded towards the people around you. Granted, this process doesn’t happen overnight, but we gotta start somewhere, right? There's nothing to be afraid of; there are trustworthy people out there who genuinely have your best interest at heart. With Mercury retrograde and your traditional ruler, Mars, hovering over this area of your chart, you’re being called to disconnect for a while, at least until you get the answers you’ve been seeking. New Moon Affirmation: The relationship I have with my shadow self is sacred; I am committed to my self-love journey.

Sagittarius

Networking opportunities and connections with an equal give and take are headed your way. This year’s new moon in Libra will conjunct audacious Mars—celestial ruler of your passionate fifth house of pleasure and creativity—bringing new beginnings to your socially conscious eleventh house of associations, community, and sense of belonging in the world. Keep in mind, the new moon’s ruler, Venus, continues to roam your secretive twelfth house of closure, dreams, and hidden agendas which may, in turn, inspire a connection you decide to keep under wraps… at least for the time being. Although, in addition to your social status and low-key connections, Luna’s trine to your planetary ruler, Jupiter, and Saturn is here to help you solidify everything from your brand messaging to the foundation of a new friend clique. Don’t hesitate to work behind the scenes, but don’t get too comfortable. New Moon Affirmation: When I gather with individuals who share similar hopes and dreams, I spread love and light like Aphrodite. 

Capricorn

Your legacy is a work in progress, and balance is most certainly required. A harmony-seeking new moon in Libra will activate your prestigious tenth house of ambition, career, public persona, and reputation in the world, but it doesn’t end there. The new moon will conjunct audacious Mars—celestial ruler of your intuitive fourth house of home, family matters, and emotional foundations—presenting you with an opportunity to kickstart a professional collaboration of sorts, and/or revisit themes surrounding your destiny in the world. Keep in mind, the relationship you have with your superiors and authority figures are also bound to come up for review. Warning: Mercury is retrograde via this area of your chart; double and triple check your messaging. Meanwhile, Venus’ dazzling journey through Scorpio, and your socially conscious eleventh house of community, lures in professional prospects as you make an impression on your network. New Moon Affirmation: My passion, perseverance, and professional success is an inspiration to my community.

Aquarius

Spread your wings and explore your horizons, Aquarius. This year’s new moon in Libra will join forces with Mars via your expansive ninth house of adventure, higher learning, personal philosophy, and unknown territory. Whether it be the need to fuel your inner thrill seeker or an opportunity that requires you to step outside of your comfort zone, Luna’s trine to Jupiter and Saturn is here to encourage you with hope, structure, and clarity when it comes to your sense of direction. Meanwhile, with the new moon’s ruler, Venus in Scorpio, dazzling your tenth house of ambition, career, and reputation in the world, the enchanting impression you make on your superiors is almost effortless. So much so, opportunities to make long-term visions become reality are likely, but by that same token, you are simultaneously being challenged to keep an open mind, and hold space for other people’s belief systems. New Moon Affirmation: When I accept others for who they are, the universe responds with opportunities that bring me abundance. 

Pisces

All relationships require an equal give and take, and the new moon in Libra is bestowing you with exactly that. Hovering over your intimate eighth house of sex, debt, mergers, and soulmate connections, new beginnings surrounding the foundation of your personal and professional partnerships are on the horizon. How can you be more supportive to your significant other? Is there a mutual sense of trust? Conjunct audacious Mars, in close proximity to Mercury retrograde, and in harmony with Jupiter-Saturn via your secretive twelfth house, you’re being called to revisit taboo-like conversations you previously swept under the rug. Granted, exchanges can get tricky, especially when they’re touchy subjects like shared finances and/or one’s sexual needs, but where there is vulnerability, there is also trust. Venus’ transit through your ninth house of faith, worldly pursuits, and higher learning, may challenge you to face your fears which brings growth in the long run. New Moon Affirmation: I surrender to the ebb & flow of my connections; I release judgement and criticism of others.

Valerie is an astrologer, writer and third-generation witch. She writes daily love horoscopes for astrology.com; the moon is her muse. For more of her work and cosmic portfolio, check out valeriemesa.com or follow her on Instagram @valeriemesa.

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