The Libra New Moon, exact at 5:11pm Pacific time Friday, is an opportunity bring more balance into our lives, particularly in the realm of our relationships. The Moon Guides are live with sign-by-sign guidance for each of the twelve signs with insight intended to help you laser-target your intentions for maximum potency. Download the guides for your sun and rising signs, then head back here for all the Libra New Moon details!
In short, this post-eclipse season, post-Mercury retrograde, post-Jupiter in Libra, post-Mars in Capricorn ground is fresh territory — and the New Moon in Libra grants us new possibilities derived from the truths and shifts we've uncovered over the last six weeks. Even better, this New Moon is conjunct Jupiter in Libra, lending a beneficent energy, and amplifying our intentions for a more just and balanced future.
With a New Moon on Jupiter in Libra, grace is the way forward now. There's no use staying engaged in battles of will — right now, what creates forward momentum requires empathy and compromise; stalemate is no longer an option. Cooperation is a generative impulse. Focus on what's possible when working with others rather than against to take full advantage of this energy.
A square to Mars and Pluto offers a glimpse into some of the astrology that will dominate 2017. Be wary of power struggles and manipulation, but also know that Saturn in Sagittarius is providing vital support during this period, and will continue to do so through mid-next year. How to engage it? Anchor into your truth. Anchor into what you, to your core, believe to be true — about yourself, about the world, and about the collective at large. It isn't your responsibility to instill your hard-won beliefs in others; the only use for them is as fuel toward your own hopes, dreams and goals for the future.
Now is the time to do what's necessary to find the fundamental peace within you that invites expansion toward the shared future-possible and find greater harmony in your relationships. If you find it hard to take this initiative, take your gaze inward: what does a particularly sticky conflict trigger in you? Does it provoke experiences in the past? Work to uncover where you can take responsibility, where you can do your own work, to loosen where you may be clinging stubbornly to a position for reasons outside the conflict itself for which the other bears no responsibility.
You are deserving of the peace and balance that this energy offers. What's more, all of us are, collectively. With the chaos that's erupted over the course of 2016, it's time to begin working toward resolution — and toward real, concrete solutions. With Jupiter's movement from flaw-finding Virgo into balance-seeking Libra, the energy is there to begin building a new world based on what we've learned over the last 12 months: and today's Libra New Moon is the perfect time to start.