October 2021: Tarot spread for the new moon in Libra

Plus some journaling questions, an astro-tarot forecast, exploration of the the Sabian symbol, and additional resources for the October 2021 new moon in Libra.

Tarot spread for the October 2021 new moon in Libra

The October 2021 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 centered 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 at societal expectations as we dance to the tune of our own drum beat. Being able to remain centered is also an important skill to have if you’re surrounded by toxic people – and in these times, even toxic politics! One of the easiest ways to remain centered is through the breath, and by being able to distinguish between the things that are in your control, and those that aren’t.


This new moon also asks us to examine the relationships we are in — with people, places, things, and ideas. How are our relationships serving us? Where are our relationships out of whack? How can we make them more balanced? These are some of the questions that this new moon can help us address. If you tend to people-please, or feel like you are constantly giving more than you receive, this new moon could help you to balance the scales in your relationships.

This Libra moon also helps us deepen into our purpose — what is it that you want to accomplish with your wild and precious life? Purpose doesn’t have to be this big, scary concept. It is, essentially, the things that feel meaningful to you, that give your life a sense of direction. It’s not something you find once and forget, it is something you tweak throughout your life. It is, in essence, what gives your life meaning.

Also read: How to live a meaningful life

Astro Tarot influences for the Libra new moon

To throw some more light on the astrology of the new moon in Libra, let’s take a look at the astro-tarot influences of this lunation. The Libra new moon falls in decan 2, which is represented by the 3 of Swords. This is to be interpreted in conjunction with Justice, which is associated with Libra.

The Daily Pause Oracle Deck

I designed this beautiful, 40-card oracle deck to bring in some stillness, to give us a word or an idea to reflect on as we go about our day.

Supported by the four elements – earth, air, fire, water – and a carefully thought-out structure that connects the cards, The Daily Pause oracle will help you to listen to and trust your own inner knowing.

There’s no learning curve involved with using this deck. Just get quiet, shuffle the cards, pull one out, and reflect on the word you’re presented with.

The 3 of Swords is one of those activating cards that no one likes to pull. The heartbreak and sorrow that it points to can make the best of us quake in our boots. And yet, none of us can go through life without having our hearts broken multiple times. And some wounds cut much deeper than others.

It is also a fact that most of us tend to pick at our own wounds. We rehash old arguments in our minds and wound ourselves with our harsh inner dialogue. I’ve noticed that my nastiest voices are the loudest — and I am most defenseless against them — when I’m already hurting.

But after the heartbreak comes the healing. It may be slow, it may be painful, but the scales tend to balance over time.

Also read: Kintsugi: Adapting the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery to your {art} journal

This new moon lends us the energy to heal our heartbreak and to let some old stories drop. It gives us the gift of acceptance — so we can stop fighting ourselves and simply accept ourselves, warts and all.

I came across this quote a day before I sat down to write up this forecast — it feels particularly resonant for this Libra new moon.

“My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace with exactly who and what I am. To take pride in my thoughts, my appearance, my talents, my flaws and to stop this incessant worrying that I can’t be loved as I am.”


May these words be the balm that you need.


Sabian Symbol for the October 2021 new moon

The Sabian Symbol for Libra 13 degrees is In The Heat Of The Noon, A Person Takes A Siesta.

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The city where I grew up was favored by military personnel as a retirement town. It had the perfect mix of a laidback pace of life, wide open spaces, and a dynamic culture without being an “always-on” aggressive city. With time, the pace of the city has changed. It has become much faster, but most of the older establishments in town still shut down for an afternoon siesta.


In the always-on world that we live in, this is a rarity that is often found in sleepier, smaller towns. Everyone else is too busy hustling. But hustle culture leads to burnout, anxiety, and restlessness.

I see this symbol as a reminder to reclaim rest and to normalize leisure.

Also read: Why it is necessary to embrace the joy of missing out

Tarot spread for the October 2021 new moon

Here’s a tarot spread to tap into the energy of this Libra new moon.

Tarot spread and journaling questions for the October 2021 new moon in Libra

Go through your tarot deck (face up) and choose an image that feels like the best version of you — the version that you know you can be if you were less hard on yourself. Trust that you will know it when you see it.

Place this card at the center (marked as 0 in the layout) and shuffle and place the rest of the cards around it.

  1. Separation: What holds me back from embodying this version of myself
  2. Balance: How can I balance this negative voice
  3. Align: What steps can I take to feel more in alignment with this version of myself – you can choose up to 3 cards if you wish
  4. Mama moon says: This is always an encouraging message

If you share your spreads on Instagram, please use the hashtag #moontarotstories or tag me @moderngypsy.in so we can connect with each other.


Journal prompts for the Libra new moon

Not a cardslinger? No problem. Here are some journaling questions for you instead.

How is your relationship with social media and technology? Is it serving or nourishing you? If not, how can you improve your relationship with technology?

How is your relationship with your closest circle of family and friends? Work your way outwards and examine the rest of your relationships. Does anything need to change? Make notes, and then work your way through them.

What’s your relationship with rest and leisure? How can you improve it? Do you want to improve it?

Also read: On the importance of rest for artists

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