New Moons are seed times and today's new moon in Libra heralds the possibility of new beginnings, especially in relationships. The energy increases as the moon waxes to Full, but we plant our seeds in the dark, not seeing the thin Crescent until 2 or 3 days later. There is much to be considered here. Libra is the halfway sign of the zodiac, teetering at the fulcrum of the seasons and reminding us to consider what is not only timely for ourselves, but for others as well. As the Cardinal Air sign, Librans seek harmony and balance, preferring to schmooze and keep the peace instead of upsetting the apple cart. We can use this energy to interact and socialize with our partners as long we consider both their needs and desires as well as our own. The danger here is bending over backwards to please others and not getting our own needs met!
The Sabian Symbol for 23 degrees of Libra is The Chanticleer's Voice Heralds The Rising Sun With Enthusiastic Tones. A rooster crowing at the break of dawn announces the new day and those who rise with the Sun may be enthusiastic in trying to get others up and moving. It's great to be excited, but you don't want to become annoying to others not needing to be disturbed. Let your own confidence carry you into this new lunar period while allowing your significant others to experience their own joy. This isn't to say you can't speak up when needed, just be aware that you are responsible for your announcements and they for theirs. Some reading this will have news they want to share and others will be waiting to hear your news.
Another important thing to know about this lunar phase is that Scorpio has a lot of sway over this New Moon chart, as it it the rising sign and Saturn is newly moved into Scorpio, conjunct the Sun and Moon, giving added weight to the need for balance. Saturn will focus our attention on joint and shared values, resources and projects for the next two and a half years as it travels in this Fixed Water sign. Co-rulers of Scorpio, Mars and Pluto, both interact with Uranus in fiery Aries, bringing triggers to uncover secret motives and/or hidden treasures. It could be interesting trying to maintain harmony with so many possibilities for change.
This can be an extremely rewarding time if you are first honest with yourself, then in your relationships. Watch out for crowing too loudly as you attempt to make an informed decision in your life. First put on your detective hat and do some sleuthing to get as
much information as possible for making the best choice possible when it comes
to finances and shared resources. Better to be sure of who you want to be enmeshed with, at least for the
next month and possibly a lot longer, because you don't want to regret
your commitments with the Lord of Karma (Saturn) in Scorpio.
Remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground.