Compassion, Compromise, Collaborate: New Moon in Libra October 2013


New Moon in Libra

October 5, 2013

By Maharani Rutan©

The preparation for the eclipse is drawing near as the new moon in Libra makes its way through our celestial skies on October 05, 2013.  Previously, the closest to this degree of the moon took place was on October 7, 2010 when it transited at 15 degrees. Now, it will impact 12 degrees in Libra depending upon the orb at approximately 8:34pm EST, 5:35 PST and 00:34 GMT.

Those that will be affected by this passionate moon would be those that are born in the later part of Libra October 15-23, and those that have Libra in their chart.  It does not matter where moon sign is placed; it matters to know what will be the area which the moon will impact the most.

This new moon comes just in time to prepare for the bumpy ride as it gives breathing room before two eclipses change our lives or rather, life as we had once known it.  This truth can be revealed in many different aspects of one’s life.



To truly understand how this new moon will affect one’s life it is best to contact either a western or eastern astrologer.  Western Astrology focuses around the sun and the impact of the sun in your everyday life whereas eastern astrology focuses on the moon, impact of the future, and how it can be changed.  For example, in the western astrology people born on October 24 would be known to have characteristics of a Scorpio but depending on what time they were born, in the Eastern astrology they are characterized as Libra (Tula). The placement of moon has a greater impact on the Vedic culture as it has no effect in the western.

The New Moon is always about personal cycles.  The new moon gives us the energy we need to set goals towards the things we want the most. One of the biggest tasks of human beings is to understand relationships and this is what this new moon is about.

The center stage for the moon is new beginnings in every sector of your life that need, or rather, want a change.  Though we are prone to act out of compulsion, this new moon forces us to act out of our hearts and trust that things will go as planned and if not its ok, you at least tried.  The new moon gives you all the blessings you need to take chances to live in the movement and dance like you have never done before.


The new moon now forces us to think about planting those seeds which may have been reconsidered before and looking at opportunities that embrace the types of people, places and things that are yearned for, as long as it is not obsessive. Hence, planting seeds to your garden, changing your fashion, or even that perfect job is the seed of change.  There are bits of warning here; don’t plants seeds hastily or on a whim as it may be more than you are able to bare.  Do it out of the heart without any expectations and embrace what ever that is brought to you.

The full moon, and days after, shook up relationships or created difficulties in areas of relationship.  The new moon brings a fresh prospective to change the things that no longer fit the accustomed life style. The new moon is a beginning of birth; what is clear and refocusing on equilibrium. It’s time to spend alone time to visualize goals, bring them to fruitfulness and embrace the transformation that is sublime.

During the new moon there are selfish tendencies where there may be doubts with other people’s motives and to question if others fit the way you perceive life. Due to the inner and outer conflict of good versus bad it is again a time to cleanse your soul.  Since the new moon creates conflicts between status quo and possibilities, by cleansing your mind and spirit you will honor your life journey and find ways to release.


A new moon in Libra has a romantic overtone as well as social.  There is a greater need to bounce ideas between people that we care for.   The new moon in Libra allows us to be comfortable and engaging.  It also craves attention and mutual affection; both of which are needed so that we see the best in the people around us.  There is a strong indication that during the Libra moon some sort of an inspiration may come forth on the table to bring some balance where there may have been conflict.

Libra moon encourages us to find peace within ourselves so that we can negotiate, arbitrate, and restore the balance needed with families and friends.  It is also a time to bring flowers into your home and beautify the home, decorate and purify to welcome friends.  It may even force people to learn art, write, change fashions and indulge in things we can not afford.

Added to this harmonious moon, Libra moon also reassures fairness and allows us to bring new people into our lives; if it is to bring someone new or to filter out conflicts so that important matters are more balanced it does not matter as long as there is harmony and peace. The scales of Libra are very unusual; it is the only sign that does not have a living thing attached to it but it is a sign of scales.  This means that it we are prone to be very impartial, where the head may rule over the heart-it’s an insensitive to explore your own self before you can make a decision in any area of relationships.  This is the time to give good intentions towards any conflicts.



The New moon in Libra, which is the first New moon after the Autumn Equinox, forces us to look very deeply in ourselves to see what has not worked and what has .Try not to compromise for the sake of peace if it is not what you really want.  True compromises are made with decency, respect, honesty, accepting and trust.

The Libra moon allows us to exchange dialogs, including an opportunity to listen and to be heard which allows great clarity and allows us the courage to get rid of habits and expectations that have killed our soul and heart.  The experience that comes with this new moon gives you the available energy you need to take your time.  Relationships will take a new dynamic and brig forth great awareness fueled with life of encouragement, sincerity, value and realization.  If you change your thought patters and your expectations you will change yourself.

A moon in Libra means you may need a melodious relationship with an affectionate partner to feel at tranquility psychologically.  Consistent evaluation and equilibrium with others will be the force of the new moon energy. An urge to beautify, express, nurture and being fair is what this new energy is all about.


Libra Moon values harmonious relationships. It behaves so as to make sure that he/or she is loved and the love is kept. It’s a need to please the people you feel close to, and so want to be supported with compassion, a charming manner, and with music and beautiful things. Libra Moon needs a close friendship, partnership or marriage to feel nurtured and safe.  You may have need for peace, harmony and pleasant surroundings. In emotional situations, the Libra Moon tends to act very rationally and strives to make fair decisions.

People will have strong kindness and magnetize to others.  This comes from the Libras hunt for harmonization and immovability, for the Libra life emphasizes teamwork.  It’s a good time to form partnership of all natures—friendships, marriages, and business.

The planet Venus that manifests the surroundings as a friendly, liberal nature and a desire to redecorate many things rules Libra. It is an excellent time for artistic work as the beauty of Venus is a combination with the academic ease of an air sign.


Altogether it’s a lovely time for social gathering; when the consciousness of self, as expressed in the first six signs of the zodiac, becomes united with the awareness of needs and desires of others.

But all may not be well for everyone in the astrological front and for some it will be a something that will glorify:


Aries:  There is a strong desire to start something new; either to learn or even meet someone from a different culture or just exchanging ideas.  But be very prepared for the eclipse on October 14, 2013.

Taurus: There is something mysterious about mysteries that fascinate you and you are now getting very serious.  There is no space in your world for non-committal relationships – it is the intensity of the passion that drives you.

Gemini:  It is time to relax and perhaps, unlike any other time, you want to relax and enjoy your time with family and friends.  You crave passion just like your fellow Taurus and you too want a more emotional and serious relationship.  You will now attract more people your way with your relaxed tendencies.

Cancer:  It is all about time management and focusing on work or education.  Because of your moods it may be that either you will become so lazy that responsibilities will fall to the side or others are driven to find new work or finish projects with great ease.

Leo: Don’t you just love you? Your creativity will be at its highest and you may become more carefree. Because of this you may become more attractive to people and your five senses are working on overdrive.

Virgo: Like a virgin you love your family and loved ones.  Status quo is the name of the game for you.  It’s scary to try something new?  Why not? Redecorate your home and be at peace with your loved one otherwise you may become very unfocused and may even get ill.

Libra: This is your moon. It’s time to talk to people and exchange ideas.  Your charm is working very well and you may even decide to treat yourself to a nice gadget.  How about an Iphone5C? If you can’t afford it I know you will find a way.

Scorpio: Get ready, the eclipse in November will change you too.  But for now you love to treat yourself and you invite all the senses in your life.  You must taste, you must smell, you must see, you must hear and you must touch; especially things that are natural but you are not willing to make adjustments either.  Go ahead and make a big purchase but don’t spend to make yourself feel good and only if you need it.

Sagittarius: Ok so you think you are all that? Or perhaps you are better than you know you are.  You are ready for the gym, new clothes, a haircut or you may even decide to go on a diet.  Don’t be foolish with plastic surgery, you are beautiful just the way you are.

Capricorn:  You are being very secretive in areas of love.  PSA (Public Show of Affection) is out of the question.  Be careful not to attract those that are restricted in any way and you may shy away from discussing your personal life to anyone.

Aquarius: Put away those romantic overtones and it’s time to socialize! You will embrace and appreciate those people who appreciate you and the thoughts of inspiration and dreams will cause you to always have a smile on your face so enjoy!

Pisces: Money, Money, Money, Money.  You are now ready to be successful; your goals are the number one thing to you.  The more successful you are the happier you are.  Perhaps you may even be a little detached with people you love because your mind is on … MONEY.


Take this time to enjoy every part of you and know that if nothing changes then you are not changing.  These are general tendencies; to find out how this moon would affect you personally, I would suggest you contact my preferred astrologer: Leslie Hale or Lee Stillwaters or any one of my recommended astrologers here.

Since the moon in Libra represents Appeal, Attractive, and Luxurious, Fair-Minded, and loving, it is my suggestion to remain balanced. This New moon is extraordinary to many signs. It is my suggestion that to purchase a yellow candle and carve your name through the wick.  Anoint the candle with lavender or peppermint oil and chant the psalm 26.

You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle. Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras achieving the desired result is dependent upon the quality of intention, and when it comes to finding satisfying relationships, it is of the greatest importance to begin with a clear understanding of what your goal should be. The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but are a powerful source of energy. The mantra for Libra moon is:



Om Shukrya Namaha

(Om Shoo-krah-yah Nahm-ah-ah)

This mantra produces the quality of friendship within oneself including others.

The intention of this mantra is to smooth your path in life by helping you appreciate the lessons you have set for yourself and through karma the negativity will be surpassed.

With every moon cycle, remember to cross out the old affirmation even if there is a slightest change and create new ones. The perfect number for aspirations is 10.  This means to list 10 aspirations and recite them every night until the next moon cycle.  Remember, never make the affirmations beginning with “I balance”, it must be worded “I call for balance in my life with companionship and love.”



Please note that I am not an astrologer nor do I claim to be however, the utilities of the planets play a great emphasis on Vedic Sanskrit Readings.  In the Hindu philosophies it states that we are mortal beings and we will always react to our environments through ego driven actions until we can surpass the ego, become one with the universal energies, and learn to adapt and improvise what is in front of us with complete embrace.

Enjoy yourself for now and remember the Eclipse in Aries October 14, 2013 will affect all Cardinal signs including Aries.  The Eclipse in November will once again will impact Scorpio but it will be awesome to see a total solar eclipse. To top it off, Mercury will begin its retrograde motion as early as October 14, 2013.  Ouchy!

I wish you the best of the new moon and that you able to capture the truth during the full moon so that you can began your journey into sublime bliss.