The phases of the moon are among the most fascinating astronomical behaviors we can observe with the naked eye and deeply rich sources of thought and interpretation in Astrology. Among the 9 phases – New, Waxing Crescent, 1st Quarter Half, Waxing Gibbous, Full, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter Half, Waning Crescent, and Balsamic – the New and Full Moons capture most of the attention.
This article will look at the current New Moon and suggest a “creation activity” associated with the sign of this New Moon, based on the work of the late astrologer Jan Spiller from her book, New Moon Astrology: The Secret of Astrological Timing to Make All Your Dreams Come True.
New Moon – Let’s Start Something!
The Libra New Moon will occur on October 6th at 13 degrees and 24 minutes; in my Eastern Standard Time zone, it will happen at 7:05 am.
It takes 29.5 days from one New Moon to the next, spending approximately 2 and ½ days in a sign. Just before the New Moon begins, the last period (3 days) of the previous moon phase (Waning Crescent) is known as the Balsamic Moon. That period is ideal for meditating, reflecting, and releasing; all in preparation for the New Moon.
The first 12 to 24 hours after the New Moon begins is an ideal time to initiate energy. We will explore, specifically, each New Moon in a sign using Jan Spiller’s suggested actions further down in this article to see how best to take advantage of this period of inspiration and inception.
New Moon energy is ideal for a first date, trying something you have not done before, going somewhere for the first time, or creating with art and words. Each month, if you keep track of the New Moon, you should endeavor to do something new or begin something by aligning with the “newness” of the Moon as the energy of “right timing”.
New Moon in Libra
Since Libra is an Air energy, ruled by Venus, this New Moon is in energy that feels the need to address our relationships! We will feel connecting and negotiating energy in our soul, encouraging us to take care of balancing our needs with the needs of others. Libra is the “I relate” energy of the Zodiac. Where and with whom do you need to make sure you address any imbalances in your relationship dynamics?
This New Moon will occur at 13d24m of Libra, making its Sabian symbol 14 Libra, “a noon siesta”. Jones says, “When positive, the degree is an incisiveness of thought or reaction and an effective directness of action, and when negative, a fundamental and self-defeating disinterest in life.” The keyword is: RECUPERATION.
The Numbers of This New Moon
This New Moon will occur on 10/06/2021, so the number for this day is 12, which reduces to a 3. The number 3 represents creativity and hard work, so this will be a good day to start a creative project or launch into a new interest. The tarot card for this number is The Empress, which represents the feminine divine and the ultimate form of creativity, giving birth.
The number for the day of this New Moon is 6. The Number 6 has a strong vibration for service and teaching. Use this New Moon to focus on how you can help people who interact with you daily. If there is the knowledge you can share, do so. Help others learn what you have mastered.
New Moon Wishing (A Tribute to Jan Spiller’s Work)
I enjoy the practical uses of astrology, and there are many. So, I was immensely pleased when I came across Spiller’s book: New Moon Astrology: The Secret of Astrological Timing to Make All Your Dreams Come True.
Spiller writes, “Wishing is really a matter of deciding what we WANT to create and getting clear on our intention.” (New Moon Astrology, 2) This technique is an act of conscious responsibility, not a lazy entitlement. There is actual work to do. This work involves knowing the time of the New Moon in your time zone and preparing to act within the first 8 to 24 hours AFTER the New Moon has activated.
Once the New Moon is active, you need to get a notecard or a piece of paper to write your wishes down or invest in and use a nice leather-bound journal. I know we all have a notes option on our cell phones, but handwriting the wishes/intentions is part of the energy ritual.
Spiller recommends making up to 10 wishes, but no more because too many requests will disperse energy; I generally do around 5, sometimes less (3-4) or more (6-7) depending on which New Moon it is and what is going with my life at the time. One constraint that helps the wishing/intention process is making statements in line with the New Moon in the sign of the day you write your wishes/intentions.
Wishes/Intentions in Virgo
Knowing your chart will help you understand which New Moons will be stronger, while others may be weaker. So, here’s the “nuts and bolts”. Sit down somewhere you can be comfortable, get your favorite pen, and write your wishes/intentions. The wording is very important, and Spiller suggests starting each sentence with, “I want …”.
Here’s what she says to wish for when the New Moon is in Virgo: physical health/diet/exercise, work/job, efficient organizing, clear discrimination, helpfulness, order, and relaxing perfectionism. (New Moon Wishes, 84). And here are three examples of the types of wishes/intentions I will write about the morning of 9/17:
- I want to easily find myself eating healthy each day.
- I want to heal my mind with meditation.
- I want to find myself easily solving problems for people in need.
Once you have them written down, put them somewhere you can store them and go back and review them after time has passed. A good place for a journal, or box, to put wishes in would be in your bedroom on a nightstand by your bed. Keep in mind that the quality of the paper, the pen, and the storage location all matter. Being intentional in all aspects of the process is important.
And lastly, consider getting Spiller’s book; this is just a primer article; if you want to find out how deep the well is and how fresh the source is, then there is no substitute for reading all 312 pages of her book!
Happy New Moon Wishing!