“The middle path is the way to wisdom” Rumi
This new moon taking place in the sign of Libra, represented by scales (of Balance and Justice) and ruled by Venus (Goddess of Love and Beauty) marks this as a time for planting new seeds and setting intentions of creating Love and Connection. Balance and Harmony. Within and without. It’s a good time to take a look at our habits and patterns to see if they are serving us. Do we make the time for achieving a harmonious work/play balance? Is there head and heart alignment?
As the Sun (masculine/conscious) and the Moon (feminine/unconscious) join together in the sky in the sign of relationships, this is energy of the sacred alchemical marriage of the masculine and feminine, which when worked with consciously within, can be extended to others, from a space of centredness, balance and wholeness.
The Tarot card associated with Libra is Justice. The element of air belongs with Libra; air being the quality ruling the mind, thoughts and intellect (represented by the Swords in Tarot) and all about relating. It’s a good time to look at how we are communicating our truth to others.
Are we operating from a place of love and kindness? or from the shadows of fear?
In the image of Justice, we see her holding a sword in one hand, and a set of scales in the other. She is not swayed by emotion, but rules from a place of intellectual fairness and discernment. This is karmic energy. What is sown, so shall be reaped.
She sits between two pillars representing the opposites of duality. She calls you to take the path of neither extreme of the swing of the scales, but to take the middle path of balance.
"Instead of making others right or wrong, or bottling up right and wrong in ourselves, there's a middle way, a very powerful middle way. Could we have no agenda when we walk into a room with another person, not know what to say, not make that person wrong or right? Could we see, hear, feel other people as they really are? It is powerful to practice this way... true communication can happen only in that open space.” Pema Chodron
Love is a powerful force and when we are attuned to the energy of our hearts, we are able to communicate from this powerful heart space.
I charged the Justice card, asking for a message for this New Moon, and drew the Moon card! The Feminine energy is really heightened at this time. The Moon is asking us to take a good look within and to confront any irrational fears, and those not so irrational fears, those that have their roots in the past. Be gentle with yourself with this process. This Venus ruled moon tells us that we can be healed through forgiveness, of Self and other. We’re also being reminded to be here now. Present.
I drew one further card, to follow the Moon. Ace of Pentacles. A brand new beginning. Reaffirming the power of working with nature ~ and the moon’s cycles. The new moon always offers a time to begin anew. This Ace represents new beginnings on the Earthly realm. Remember - As you sow, so you shall reap. Plant your seeds with love. Take the time to nurture them, take physical action on moving towards your goals and you will soon see growth.
Find yourself a quiet space and Honour yourSelf within this Sacred Space
Close your eyes and take 3 long deep breaths honouring Libra with it's element of air and draw that down into your main energy centre of the Hara/Dantien, just below the belly. You may like to place your hands here to assist in focusing your awareness and energy at this centre.
Feel the connection to your breath, your life force, your power.
Honour Venus as the ruler of this Lunation with a further 3 breaths, and give Gratitude to Her for the Love and Beauty she bestows on you.
Honour your own Masculine energy, the energy of the Sun who bestows the gift of Life force, with a further 3 breaths.
Feel the Balance within, and affirm to yourself -
Be True - to myself - at all times
Release any need to people please
Offer Love, Compassion and Forgiveness - to Self - and other
Take the Middle Path
Recognise that Love is who you are
Know that you can bring the gift of your Truth with Love, to offer the World.
In our Heart and Mind - May we all know Love and Connection - As the True Essence of our Being.
So it is.
We are ONE unified field of consciousness, expressing through a myriad of forms. Let's celebrate our differences, whilst remembering our Unity.