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I have been waiting for this Libra New Moon for months now! The Libra New Moon brings a birth of a new cycle, a new beginning! The chaotic astro weather of eclipse season is finally over and this New Moon is an opportunity to plant seeds and watch them manifest into fruition on the Full Moon on October 16th.

NEW MOON @8 LIBRA
L.A. – Friday 5:12 pm
NEW YORK – Friday 8:12 pm
LONDON – Saturday 1:12 am
HONG KONG – Saturday 8:12 am
SYDNEY – Saturday 10:12 am

This month’s New Moon is especially magical for creating and amplifying beauty! During a New Moon, the Moon goes through “death” under the rays of the Sun, making this a perfect time to embody the Moon in the dark to detox, rejuvenate and transform. It’s time to rebalance, revitalize, revamp and beautify thyself into attunment with the harmonious, creative, elegant and seductive cosmic vibes of this Venus ruled month. Here are five goddess offerings to beautify yourself under this romantic New Moon in Libra!

I Botanical Elixir: On the day of the New Moon open your heart and drink rose water to manifest love. The rose was sacred to the goddess of love and erotic passion and Venus in scorpio honors the Mars ruled thorns of the rose. Red roses are known to be used in love magic as protection in love spells. Roses are also associated with Eros, the god of love and beauty, so leaving some rosewater to the gods and goddesses of love is also ideal for manifesting.

II Sacred Bath:  The ruler of the New Moon is seductive Venus in Scorpio. Adding rose, the sacred flower of the goddess of love, to your bath will open your heart to the energy of love and goddess Aphrodite. Rosewater is also thought to restore balance within, which is perfect for this Libra New Moon energy.

Venus in Scorpio will also be trine Neptune in Pisces during the New Moon. Taking a dip in the sea or taking a sensual rose bath with Epson salt will work magic not only purifying and cleansing but also unbinding the spell of Neptune’s mysterious fog.

III Love Crystal Necromancer: The New Moon is a perfect time to bring your crystals to life. Rose quartz is highly ideal since it is a love stone known to heal the heart chakra. However, any love crystal such as garnet, lapis lazuli and pink aventurine are also ideal. Charge your crystals by placing them around your rose bath while you set your New Moon intention into the crystals so that you can use them as a talisman of good luck and fortune throughout the lunation.
IV Procrastination Banishment: If you are really feeling the dark Moon vibes you can try this exercise in a place of spiritual power, or in the comfort of your own home. Sit in a meditative position facing south and clear your mind. If you are comfortable regulating your breathing, try the “four-seven-eight” breathing technique. Inhale through your nose for 4 seconds and hold your breath for a count of seven. Slowly exhale completely through your mouth for eight seconds. Now inhale again and repeat three times for a total of four breaths. Close your eyes and visualize a red sphere around you. While you’re visualizing this, repeat, “O Mars, I conjure you by the High God of the Universe, that you may hear my prayer and attend to and fulfill my petition. I ask that you sever me from procrastination and grant me strength and vitality to complete my mission.”
 V Venus Mudra: This Mudra or Venus lock, is a kundalini technique which channels sensual and sexual energy flow for balance and focus. To form the mudra, Interlace your fingers together with palms facing each other. If you are a woman place your left thumb on top and if you are a man place your right thumb on top. Feel free to mediate and practice yoga to calm your mind and bring peace and harmony to your New Moon.

 Libra is represented by the scales, which is all about weighing everything to bring balance, peace, strength and harmony in relationships, especially your relationship with you. This lunation is about strengthening the core of self love, which in turn will lead you down the right path, attracting people who vibrate the same energy as you. With newly entered Jupiter in Libra, this months New Moon sets the flavor for the entire year to come! Jupiter in Libra is also about broadening relationships, while Venus in Scorpio will be about deepening the connection. Jupiter in Libra’s theme will also be about wisdom; in terms of relationship, communications and values. It is important to set and narrow down your intentions this New Moon so that you can actually watch them come to light during the Aries Full Moon on the 16th of October. Take this New Moon to honor yourself and what you really want to manifest for this year.
Mini New Moon in Libra Horoscopes

If you do not know your rising sign go to the free birth chart calculator to find yours since your horoscope will be most accurate according to your rising sign.

 

Aries/Aries rising: The New Moon takes place in your 7th house of partnership. This lunation cycle is all about bringing peace, love harmony and balance to your relationships and fortune and abundance follows.

Taurus/Taurus rising: The New Moon falls into the sector of your chart which has to do with health and service. Thus, this lunation cycle is all about attaining balance to your health and daily routine.

Gemini/Gemini rising: This New Moon is all about love! The New Moon falls into your house of romance, children and hobbies. Just remember to have wisdom and keep your balance even-keel.

Cancer/Cancer rising: Dear moon child, this lunation is all about creating beauty, harmony and peace at home. You may be feeling like you want to travel or expand your home.
Leo/Leo rising: You will be feeling like royalty in your local community! The New Moon falls in the sector of your siblings, places you visit on a day-to-day basis and the rhythm of your thoughts. You find yourself feeling creative and   abundant on a day- to- day basis.
Virgo/Virgo rising: The lucky New Moon falls in your sector of money and talents. This lunation brings you peace, love and fortune through assets. Just remember to be wise and keep the balance.
Libra/Libra rising: Happy Birthday and solar return Libra! The New Moon falls in your solar first. So this lunation is all about YOU and creating beauty, harmony and wisdom within yourself – inside and out.
Scorpio/Scorpio rising: The New Moon falls into your house of the unknown. You may not even know that your luck and fortune are just right around the corner. This is a perfect to take up meditation connect with your spirits, since abundance will be coming to you  in mysterious ways.
Sagittarius/Sagittarius rising: The New Moon takes places in your house of friends, acquaintances and social network. There is no doubt that your social sphere is broadening and this is where you will find fortune, love and harmony.

Capricorn/Capricorn rising: Capricorn, you are totally ambitious this month with Mars in your sign! As long as you maintain balance and wisdom, abundance and fortune come to you in your career which in turn bring you harmony and peace.

Aquarius/Aquarius rising: The New Moon takes place in your sector which rules long distance travel, higher education, spirituality and foreigners. Fortune, love, peace and abundance come to you through these various sectors.

Pisces/Pisces rising: Pisces your ruler, Jupiter, is tied to this creative New Moon. You should have lots of abundance and fortune coming to you through other peoples resources, Jupiter in libra always supports negotiation.

                              Love Charm Ástarstafur, Icelandic Rune Magic

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Sharpe Astrology by Alyssa by Mary Jo Montevirgen - 5M ago
Happy Libra Season!

I love Libra season. The weather, the apple picking and baking, the act of dusting off my cozy sweater collection – and buying more cozy sweaters because one can never have too many. I love Libras too! You can easily turn up a party and also be the best couch potato companion. If I ever need someone to plan or strategize with, you are my go-to sign because your brain is always thinking of possibilities. And flirting! Flirting with you is the best because you are witty, and you enjoy making people feel sexy and great about themselves. Other great things about you: your timeless sense of style, your ability to pay attention to people as if they were the most important person in the world, and the way you can get others to look at different angles of a situation. But what about the things that people don’t acknowledge about Libras? Or what about shining some light on labels that astrologers stick on you? I got you.

The word “balance” is a way of life for you.

“Balancing” doesn’t mean just weighing out options in your head, or rooting for the underdog at a sporting event just to balance out the amount of attention each team gets. Balance to you means eating the right amount of “good” food and “bad” food. It means knowing that you may be the most attractive person in your group of friends, and helping them look their absolute best when you go out together. It means working really hard and fast for a certain amount of time, and lounging around hard and fast, too.

Balance puts you in a good mood, and it puts everyone else in a good mood… Other people just don’t acknowledge its importance the way you do.

“You know, I use organic products, but I get lasers. It’s what makes life interesting, finding the balance between cigarettes and tofu.”

– Gwyneth Paltrow, born September 27, 1972

Libras are empathetic.

It is a well-known fact that Libra is the sign of partnerships and fairness, which explains a lot about your interactions with others. At first meeting, you approach people with an open mind because you know that is the fair thing to do. As a result, you notice other people’s mannerisms and nuances, and you are open to seeing past people’s facades. Although you are known for being emotionally aloof, this is not actually the case. It is your need for balance, as mentioned above, that motivates you to keep your exterior emotionally detached. On the contrary, you have many feelings. You just know when, where and with whom to express them.

“Never underestimate the pain of the person, because in all honesty, everyone is struggling. Some people are better at hiding it than others.”

– Will Smith, born September 25, 1968

Libras downplay their traits.

You Libras say some outright annoyingly self-deprecating shit sometimes, and it’s because you believe that it helps harmonize your environment. When you say things to downplay your physical attractiveness or your brain power, you aren’t fooling anyone. We all know you know you’re hot shit.

“I’m not Brad Pitt or George Clooney. Those guys walk into a room and the room changes. I think there’s something more… not average, but everyman about me.”

– Matt Damon, October 8, 1970

Libras are not lazy.

We have all heard of the nickname “Lazy Libra” at some point. But why is this phrase so popular? Is it because it is alliterated and catchy? I have had the pleasure of being close to many Libras, and I can honestly say that “lazy” is not one of the adjectives I would give them.  If you wonder why Libras lounge around so much, it is because they works fast as fuck when they aren’t lounging.

In fact, you Libras work really hard to make your efforts look effortless. If people ever wonder why you seem to stand still when others around you are panicking about something, it is not because you are lazy. It is because you’ve already racked your brain in preparation for unexpected scenarios, or you are strategizing before you act.

“If somebody in your industry is more successful than you, it’s because he works harder than you.” – Hugh Jackman, born October 12, 1968

 Libras are willing to get down and dirty.

You are notorious for being anal-retentive about certain things, and for not wanting to get your hands dirty. One factor that contributes to this is that the sign Libra is sandwiched between two signs, Virgo and Scorpio, which are both known to have OCD tendencies. And when the Sun is in Libra, Mercury and Venus will be close by – so it wouldn’t be far-fetched to say that you might have planets in Virgo or Scorpio. Not to mention that you may even be on the cusp of either sign and take on some of their characteristics!

Seeing you willingly getting your hands dirty is something that only certain people get to experience. Even if you don’t generally get down and dirty, you will still try socially unacceptable things behind closed doors as long as you know the people around you won’t judge you.

Libras are way smarter than people give them credit for.

It’s already a known fact that you are intelligent and calculated, yet others still find it easy to discredit things you say and do. I’m pretty sure it has a lot to do with the fact that you downplay certain traits. Actually, it’s fun for you to downplay yourself, and then sneak attack people with your intelligence and powers of manipulation. You, Libra, are one of the most self-aware signs – if not the most. You know exactly what you’re doing when you allow people to think you’re not the brightest crayon in the box…

 “I love when people underestimate me and then become pleasantly surprised.”

 – Kim Kardashian, born October 21, 1980

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The entire month of September will be the last of Eclipse Season and Mercury will be retrograde from August 30th to September 21st.
 Anytime a planet goes retrograde it is a time or internalization and reflection.  It is recommended that you do not sign papers, buy electronics or make any rather major decisions that lie in the realms of Mercury. Mercury rules over all forms communication and refers to mental activities and faculties, such as mental and neural activity, giving and receiving information through using words, symbols, speaking, writing, logic, analyzing, perceiving/sensing/hearing, conceptualizing, articulating, comprehending, transporting, movement and connection of communication; the Greek messenger of the gods Hermes, the Roman Mercury.
Mercury will be retrograde in Virgo, the sign of Mercury’s rulership, which is extremely epic astro energy  for being proactive in the re-organization and re-evaluation of getting grounded into reality. Jupiter, the major benific, is also closely aligned to Mercury retrograde. Mercury will be aiding the closing of this Jupiter in Virgo year!

Mercury retrograde aligned to Jupiter and Venus at his station you may find the desire and a spark in seeking the big picture, gaining philosophical expansion and a larger perspective of life. Maybe even becoming interested in cultures/ religion, foreign languages, enjoying pleasurable conversation, broad humor, generosity in mental outlook and find confidence and optimism through speech and thoughts.

A common theme with Mercury retrograde is that you will notice people come back into your life who you haven’t herd from or spoke to in a while. Depending on where the messenger god is retrograde in your chart is where in your your life people will come fleeing back to you. The reason for this is since Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, he connects us to the collective consciousness, so when his orbit out races that of the Sun’s people will one form or another get into communication with you.

MERCURY RETROGRADE HOROSCOPES

Aries/ Aries Rising: Aries, your body is your temple. Mercury goes retrograde in your house of health,work and service. Emphasizing that this retrograde period is all about getting re-aligned with a healthy diet and  routine. Abundant situations come through these sectors.

Taurus/ Taurus Rising: The Mercury Retrograde is in positive energy flow to your Sun or Asc in your house of love, children and creative pursuits. This may mean friend and lover come back, so don’t be surprised when you get a text of a phone call. This retrograde may also have you tap back into your talents or hobbies which you once loved but haven’t had time for — now you do!

Gemini/ Gemini Rising: You are ruled by Mercury, making you sensitive to Mercury Retrogrades. You may experience hiccups around your home. If you plan on moving try and wait to sign papers until Mercury stations direct September 22nd.

Cancer/Cancer Rising: Dear Moon children, you always feel the eclipses intensely. The eclipse and Mercury retrograde lighting up your house of communication, siblings/kin, social daily routine you can experience something new and abundant along those sectors.

Leo/ Leo Rising: Leo, Mercury goes retrograde in your house of talents, sources of security and your $$ house, so be careful with your purchases. Friends from the past or meeting new groups may also be highlighted and bring abundance your way.

Virgo/ Virgo Rising: Don’t worry Virgo Mercury retrograde is tried to Jupiter so this should be an extremely beneficial and abundant time for you. Maybe wait on trying that new look till Mercury goes out of shadow.

Libra/Libra Rising: Mercury is retrograde in your house of self-undoing… Basically, where you screw yourself over, so if you are feeling tempted just zen out and try to take up a meditation class and or lucid dreaming. You will find your treasure’s there!

Scorpio/Scorpio Rising: Mercury retrograde is in positive energy flow to you and in the sector of your chart which rules your friends, acquaintances and people on social media. Mercury also rules your house of shared income and sex, so maybe you rekindle your resources.

Sagittarius/Sagittarius Rising: Dear Saggo, you are mutable sign and things may be feeling pretty restricted for you at the moment. There may be lots of action going on in your public life or with your career. Don’t resist now is your time to get fulfillment through the path of your heart.

Capricorn/ Capricorn Rising: Mercury goes retrograde in the sector of your chart which rules over foreigners, long distance travel, spirituality/religion, your second spouse and your higher education. This is a perfect time to get aligned to higher learning with Jupiter there as well.

Aquarius/Aquarius Rising: Mercury goes retrograde in your house of shared income, other peoples resources, debts, sex and secrets. This is a beneficial somehow with Jupiter there as well just be careful when its comes to signing paper work  till Mercury stations direct on the 22nd of Sept.

Pisces/Pisces Rising: Pisces, the cosmos have all aligned for you! Mercury is retrograde in the sector of your chart which rules over business and love partnerships -your first spouse. There is a lot of abundance in your house of others. However, hold off on signing agreements till Mercury goes direct!

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