Monday, October 8, 2018

New Moon in Libra + Venus Retrograde

We say hello to this Monday by living under a dark sky for the next two days while the moon is in the rebirth stage. The last time we saw this moon was 29.5 days ago when we were under a Virgo moon - a time which brought detail and structure to our intentions. For the next 2 weeks, we are in a Libra Sun, which brings this New Moon a powerful energy aligning the New Moon in Libra with the existing Libra Sun. 

Why do we celebrate the New Moon?
The New Moon is the very start of our moon cycle, a time when the sun and moon are conjunct (joined together) in the same sign and the energies are sending us powerful signs and instructions. This is the time to spend speaking into the intentions that we want to set for this next month - what we wish to manifest into our lives. Our moon is now dark, and although dark, a beautiful stillness radiates through our sky and into our very existence. We are able to catch a glance at our future with hopes and dreams during this time, and just as the new moon is in its rebirth stage so is our future. Thus, we celebrate the endless possibilities that we are beginning to manifest. 

This is the time to be vulnerable with ourselves and to really open ourselves up to the new beginnings that we desire. The moon being hidden is a great time to look up to the stars for guidance, they will set a cosmic alignment for the next cycle of our lives. 

When the New Moon meets Libra, we are reminded to Love. Libra is ruled by Venus, who is now in retrograde. With this retrograde, we lean into deeper understandings of compassion, love, and how our relationships function. Libra is all about balance, and these next two days we will feel high energetic vibrations and an awareness on how to balance our relationships during this next phase and beyond.
"A beautiful stillness radiates through our sky and into our very existence."

Our first intention of this New Moon should be to show up for ourselves. This is the biggest form of self-love, showing up for ourselves. When we make the conscious decision to show up, no matter how we feel, we are letting ourselves know that we are worth it. We see our self-worth and we place it at the top of our list of requirements. How we treat ourselves will set in motion how we treat others and how we allow them to treat us in return. Dig deep into how you feel about yourself, how do you need to honor yourself more, love yourself more, and show up for yourself more. We cannot fill another's glass if ours is already half-way empty. We must have a full glass in order to share with others. This is a time to become new. Take this New Moon as a time to say "I forgive myself for my past and I allow myself to move forward." By giving yourself permission to refresh and start anew, you are allowing boundless opportunities to manifest into your life. You are allowing yourself to receive what the universe has to offer you. This is the greatest gift you can give yourself. The ability to receive. 

Most of us do not realize that we have a relationship with all sides of ourselves. The past, the present, and the future. We also aren't aware of the differences between our shadow-self and light-self. As much as we try, sometimes it's easier to give in to our past-self and shadow-side because our subconscious mind harbors negative energies and stores them away like a file cabinet. This resentment towards our past self-makes us direct draining energy towards what we believe our present self-deserves; therefore, we don't see a positive future. This is the most crucial time to dig deep and reevaluate our relationship with ourselves.

"I forgive myself for my past and I allow myself to move forward"

The New Moon in Libra is also time to look at the relationships we have with others. Venus, Libra Ruler, tells us to lead with our heart - which is exactly what we should do when looking at our relationships. Venus Retrograde will put our relationships into perspective. It may also bring people of your past back into your life which could result in moving forward or moving on - that is ultimately your decision. This retrograde is like a window to our hearts truth. We are able to approach information of the heart that will inspire us to bring more connection and love into each of our relationships. Just remember, this isn't a time to let go. This is the time to move forward. Determine which relationships you wish to nurture, build, continue, or even start during the New Moon. Instead of focusing on which relationships you want to let go of, You can use this New Moon to focus more on the relationships you want to continue. 

Begin this process with an open heart. Set the intention to be open-minded, fair and equal with evaluating your relationships. Where do the energies lie in your relationships? Is someone draining you of all your energy? Do they bring a stagnant energy that is sometimes High but sometimes Low? Or does this relationship bring Flowing Positive Energy into your life? 

Remember: Be Fair and lead with no judgment. This isn't a time to lie to yourself or let your mind make your hearts decisions. Who truly raises your vibrations? These are the relationships you want to focus on during this New Moon. These are the relationships you want to nurture going into this next moon cycle. 

Simple New Moon Ritual/Practices:

1. Set some time aside for yourself. The best time would be close to the New Moon which is 8:46pm PDT. Grab a notebook and a pen and then set yourself up in an area that makes you feel calm and comfortable. Light some candles, some incense, or any type of aromatherapy that brings you relaxation. 

2. Clear Your Mind. Whether that is through meditation, listening to some soft music, or just taking a few minutes to sit in silence with no distractions. To truly lean into our desires, we have to have an open mind that is ready to receive. 

3. Write it Down. Set your intentions. What do you wish to manifest? What actions are you going to take to better your relationship with yourself and your relationship with others? Make this as detailed as possible!! 

4. Give Thanks. Write a list of Gratitude. What are you Thankful for? By being grateful for the things we currently have, this is letting the universe know that we are grateful for all it gives us, thus, allowing us to receive more. Say Thank You out loud, 3 times, and take a deep breath in! 

5. Sign Your Full Name. Sign Your Name and Make your Contract to the Universe official! In pen! By doing this, you are keeping up with your end of the bargain - telling the universe you are going to do your part by getting out there and working on bringing these intentions to life, and in return, the universe will conjure up the future you wish to manifest.

Happy New Moon in Libra, My Loves! This is going to be a powerful moon and I can guarantee we will see some beautiful blessings come into our existence in these next few weeks and months!! 

Love Yourself and Love Other People! 

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