New Moon in Libra September 2019 - Heaviness and Lightness
Happy New Moon, sister! We're honored to have Astrologer Katya Weiss-Andersson here on the GoddessCeremony Team sharing her astrology insights for this New Moon in Libra!
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On the Fall Equinox this past Monday, the Sun shifted us into Libra season. I call Libra the water sign of the air signs; it’s tender, romantic, sensitive and oriented towards relationships of all kinds. Libra energy is also clever, likeable, social, sensual, and the ultimate lover of balance and harmony. When imbalanced, toxic (or simply annoying) manifestations of Libra energy can be indecisiveness, excessive people-pleasing, superficiality and extreme fickleness. People with prominent, imbalanced Libra energy have a tendency to re-write reality and create their own definitions of right and wrong based on what serves their interests. But for our purposes, we’ll focus on the aspects of Libra energy that revolve around pleasure, balance, and relating to others.
When we look into the details of our current astrology, we see that it’s truly been a week. On Wednesday, Venus in Libra squared Saturn in Capricorn, casting a shadow of frustration, tension and possibly some lonely self-consciousness about how we show up in social situations. The upside of this aspect is that it may be exposing some toxic relationships that are draining us or causing stagnancy. The people-pleasing tendencies of Libra energy aren’t going to like this, but Saturn is challenging us to set boundaries in these relationships. We may also need to check in with ourselves about whether or not we’re showing up in our relationships- from our romantic partnerships to our friendships to the relationships with our co-workers or employees- with integrity.
On Thursday, the Sun in Libra opposed our retrograde friend, Chiron in Aries. This may bring up some big, heavy feelings around old, karmic wounds to interrupt the light and pleasure-centric Libra energy. In addition, Mercury in Libra has been aspecting Pluto in Capricorn, which can lead us down multiple dark paths- we have to be careful not to spiral into obsessiveness, self-hatred or hatred of our bodies, gossip, or hurtful/vengeful motivations behind our communications with others.
Given all that’s going on right now astrologically, it’s all too easy to fall into hopeless, doom-and-gloom narratives. These are pretty heavy aspects, and Libra doesn’t like heavy. So while being mindful of your mindset, communications and relationships, it’s also important that we don’t fall into a rut of self-distraction to avoid the dark and confusing feelings. New moons are a wonderful time to sit in the dark with all of our heaviness.
As cliché as it sounds, the key to navigating this new moon is self-care. By that, I mean both the self-care that feels luxurious as well as the self-care that feels basic and mundane, like going to bed on time and making eating a priority. Mars is still in Virgo to help us follow through on the practical details of caring for our bodies and primal selves. Pluto will soon come out of retrograde, relieving us from the suspended plunge of having to re-evaluate the landscapes of our personal underworlds. Get ideas for self care here.
We need this new moon to recharge- new beginnings are on their way. Let the Libra sweetness envelop you in a reminder that the tension and heaviness are temporary.
Three ways to celebrate this new moon~
1) Take inventory of your mental landscape. If you’re struggling with a particular limiting narrative that seems to dominate your thoughts (“I’m not enough,” I’m too much,” “My body is unacceptable,” “I will never achieve my dream,” etc.), familiarize yourself with The Work by Byron Katie. This is a meditation process in which you identify the thought and ask yourself four questions about it: 1. “Is it true?” 2. “Can I absolutely know and prove that it’s true?” 3. “What does my life look like, how do I feel, and how do I react when I believe that thought?” 4. “Who would I be and what would my life look like without that thought?” Track over time how much this thought continues to come up (or doesn’t) and notice if it begins to have less of a hold on you.
2) Take inventory of your all your different relationships. Notice with gratitude the people who play healthy and nourishing roles in your life, and notice the people whose relationships with you make you feel uneasy. Brainstorm ways to address these relationships that your intuition is flagging as problematic, including and especially if you’re contributing to the problem.
3) If possible, commemorate Mabon (the Autumn Equinox) by meal-prepping with some seasonal vegetables. This allows you to make sure you have some solid and healthy meals to enjoy for the week, and connects to the energy of the harvest.
See this New Moon time as a way to slow down with Fall and begin to care for YOU.
Katya Weiss-Andersson -GoddessCeremony Astrologer-
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About the Astrologer~
Katya Weiss-Andersson offers resources for holistic wellness through multiple modalities. As a plant-based chef, she caters retreats and events across the United States. As a RYT-200 yoga teacher and kirtan artist, she teaches yoga asana and
Bhakti music. She works with astrology, plants, movement, sound and intersectional queer theory as tools for healing on the individual and community level. Her writing on food and wellness has been published on GoddessCeremony, Greatist and others and her website is katyaweissandersson.com. She is the proud mom of one plant and one queer kickball league in Durham, NC.