The September 2019 new moon falls in the sign of Libra. The Libra archetype is closely associated with justice and maintaining balance in social interactions and within the self. They are the true diplomats among the zodiac archetypes, and focus on fair dealings in all their relationships.
Spiritually, the Libra archetype teaches the principle of intimate balance, of the ability to remain centred and true to yourself no matter what may be going on around you. This is a skill that can be particularly helpful for those of us who turn up our noses to societal expectations as we dance to the tune of our own drum beat. Being able to remain centred is also an important skill to have if you’re surrounded by toxic people – and in these times, even toxic politics! One of the best ways to remain centred is through the breath, and through being able to distinguish between the things that are in your control, and those that aren’t.
The September 2019 new moon asks us to look at our foundations – our home and family; at this things that bring us peace and comfort; and at how we can grow and improve these aspects. The Libra new moon is a good time to bring these areas into balance – to make all things sound.
Astro-Tarot influences for the September new moon
To throw some more light on the September new moon astrology, let’s take a look at the astro-tarot influences of this lunation.
The Libra new moon falls in decan 1, which is represented by the 2 of Swords. This is to be interpreted in conjunction with Justice, which is associated with Libra.
The 2 of Swords speaks to looking within for our own personal truth. To respecting our boundaries in our interactions with those around us. Justice is about the balancing of the scales. About weighing our decisions and the pros and cons of our actions, while ensuring that we are fair in our dealings.
This, then, speaks to the need to examine our relationships with the people around us. To see how we can strengthen our bonds with those we love and also set strong boundaries around toxic or co-dependent relationships.
If a relationship has been particularly challenging, the Libra new moon will help us to either move away from this relationship or find ways to mend it.
Often, challenging relationships can help us to grow, heal, and improve aspects of our own nature and personality. They can also serve as a wake-up call, to help us find our own path and our own truth. And this Libra moon will enable all of this, and more.
Tarot spread for the new moon in Libra
Here’s a tarot spread to help us tap into the energy of this new moon.
You can use this spread to look more closely at a relationship with a particular person, or to see where you may be out of balance.
1. This is me (or me in relationship to someone else)
2. What’s out of balance
3. What needs to be brought into alignment
4. How can I balance these two areas (draw 2 cards)
5. How can I create better boundaries
6. Message from mama moon
Journaling questions for the Libra new moon
Not a cardslinger? No problem! Here are some questions to reflect on instead:
1. What relationships do I wish to foster with others?
2. How is my relationship with myself? What can I do to improve it?
3. Am I giving too much? How can I create better boundaries for myself?
4. Am I afraid to ask for help? Who can I reach out to for a small ask? Choose someone who you know has your best interests at heart.
Working with the moon
The new moon is when we set intentions for the moon cycle. It’s a way to focus on a particular goal or desire from one new moon to the next. I have found this to be a very effective way to get things done and to achieve my desires. Of course, there have been cycles when I have slacked, but working with cyclical time gives me a gentler perspective when it comes to achieving my desires.
This blog post details my new moon ritual and how I work with the new moon cycle:
I hope you find this helpful, and if you have any questions on working with the lunar cycles, please do let me know!
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