The phases of the moon are among 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 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 14th at 21 degrees and 07 minutes; in my Eastern Standard Time zone, it will happen at 1:55 pm.
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 each New Moon using Jan Spiller’s suggested actions to see how best to take advantage of this period of inspiration and creation.
The energy of the New Moon is perfectly suited for embarking on a first date, exploring novel experiences, visiting uncharted places, or expressing your creativity through art and words. It’s an opportunity that unfolds each month, inviting you to synchronize your actions with the fresh beginnings symbolized by the Moon’s presence in its current zodiac sign. By keeping track of the New Moon, you can make a deliberate effort to engage in something new or initiate a project that aligns with the Moon’s unique energies as it travels through different signs.
New Moon in Libra
The New Moon in Libra, a sign associated with balance and harmony, brings a sense of fresh beginnings in the realm of relationships and partnerships. It encourages us to seek equilibrium in our connections, fostering fairness and cooperation. This lunar phase invites introspection regarding our one-on-one interactions, urging us to mend imbalances and restore peace where needed. It’s a time to set intentions for building healthy, mutually beneficial relationships, whether in love, friendship, or business. Libra’s diplomatic energy encourages open communication, compromise, and a renewed focus on aesthetics, making it an excellent period for refining both our personal and professional bonds while embracing beauty and grace.
This New Moon will occur at 21d07m of Libra, making its Sabian symbol 22 Libra, “A child giving birds a drink at a fountain.” Jones says, “This is a symbol of man’s uncompromising faith in the friendly relationships characterizing the world at large, or of his naïve optimism as he finds that he can take advantage of one or another of life’s opportunities whenever he chooses to do so. Here is self-fulfillment in the discovery that there are always the fruits of everyday to justify the simple fact of selfhood, and that there are also the responsibilities which provide a consummation for the ideals and the inner nature.” The key word is: SOLICITUDE.
The Numbers of This New Moon
This New Moon will occur on 10/14/2023, so the number for this day is 13, which reduces to 4. The New Moon’s alignment with the number 4, coupled with its presence in Libra, signifies a powerful moment for grounding and stability in our relationships and partnerships. The number 4 is associated with practicality and building strong foundations, suggesting that during this lunar phase, we should focus on fortifying the bonds we share with others. Libra’s influence adds a touch of diplomacy and fairness, encouraging us to seek equilibrium and harmony in our connections. It’s an opportune time to set intentions for long-lasting, balanced relationships and to address any imbalances or conflicts that may have arisen.
The Major Arcana cards for this number are the Emperor (4) and the Death (13), which represent leadership and transformation, respectively. The Emperor teaches the Fool how to bring order to the world. Death teaches the Fool about the impermanence of life.
The number for the day of this New Moon is 14, which reduces to 5. The New Moon on a numerology 5 day in Libra signifies an ideal moment for transformative change and adaptability in our relationships. It encourages us to seek balance, embrace new horizons, and enhance communication within our partnerships.
New Moon Wishing (A Tribute to Jan Spiller’s Work)
I deeply appreciate the practical applications of astrology, and one gem I stumbled upon is Jan Spiller’s book, “New Moon Astrology: The Secret of Astrological Timing to Make All Your Dreams Come True.” Spiller emphasizes that wishing is not mere idle desire but a conscious act of responsibility. To harness this energy, you must be aware of the New Moon’s timing in your time zone and act within 8 to 24 hours after its activation.
Once the New Moon’s energy is underway, it’s essential to take pen to paper, whether using a note card or a leather-bound journal. Though digital options abound, handwriting your wishes and intentions is integral to the energy ritual.
Spiller advises crafting up to 10 wishes, as an excess of requests may dissipate energy. Personally, I vary between 3 to 7 wishes, depending on the specific New Moon and my life circumstances at the time. Aligning your statements with the New Moon’s sign on the day you write your intentions adds an extra layer of potency to the process.
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. Wording is very important, and Spiller suggests starting each sentence with, “I wish/want …”.
Here are some sample wishes when the New Moon is in Libra:
- I want to cultivate harmonious relationships filled with balance and understanding.
- I wish for clarity in my decision-making and a sense of fairness and justice.
- I want to initiate a creative project that reflects beauty and elegance.
- I wish for inner peace and a sense of equilibrium in life’s challenges.
- I want to attract loving and cooperative connections into my life.
- I wish to release lingering conflicts and replace them with peaceful resolutions.
After jotting down your wishes, find a meaningful place for safekeeping and revisit them periodically. Placing them in a journal or a special box by your bedside can be a wonderful choice. Remember that the choice of paper, the pen you use, and the location you select all play a role in this process. Being deliberate in every detail is key.
Furthermore, delving deeper into this subject, consider exploring Jan Spiller’s book. This article serves as an introduction, but if you want to uncover the richness of her insights truly, there’s no substitute for delving into the 312 pages of her book.
Happy New Moon Wishing!