New Moon in Libra
September 24, 2014
The September new moon in Libra is a very welcoming change to many from the rat race that we have felt in the past. On September 24, 2014, the moon will void across our skies at approximately 2:14am EST and 11:14 pm PST. This will be the only relief that Cardinal signs could get until the Total Lunar Eclipse on October 08, 2014. This will be especially true for Libras who will be greatly impacted and they will be forced to change their outlook of life.
The energy is already slowing down Libras and Cardinal signs to reconsider everything. Mercury entered Libra through its Ghost period on the 14th of September and it is only intensifying as it goes retrograde on October 04, 2014. Read more about it here
Unlike any other time, Libra’s are now getting “ohh” and “ahh” moments as Venus has changed signs again from Virgo to Libra on September 22, 2014. Venus does its best in Libra and it is about beauty, relaxation, and finding relationships that are through harmony and understanding. But at the same time Mars is entering Sagittarius. When Mars moves there it is about the truth, clarity, and independent thinking. It is not the time to suffocate the relationship but rather making moves, as it should, through love, peace, and understanding. However, one of the most crucial aspects is that Saturn is now direct in Scorpio, which is ruled by Pluto, ruler of death and resurrection.
With all this mix if you don’t see that relationships have a more clear understanding this means you are holding on to something that may not be worthwhile to hold on to. This will be something that will be brought up during the eclipses. Mercury will make sure though you revisit old people, circumstances, and other aspects to make sure you are ready to accept reality as reality can often bite. The eclipse is setting the standard for any change.
This is perfect moon to deliberate, think out and start those missions and other things that are problematic to discuss. The New Moon signals a time of new initial stages. This is the time to turn to your heart and trust the process. It is the seed of the beginning lunar cycle. The chart of the New Moon is the key to influences in the coming lunar month. The New Moon is asking for a time to plant; formulate what our needs are according to the opportunities available (through Libra this month).
But this moon is not just an ordinary new moon; on September 25, 2014, many Hindus will be celebrating Navaratri. “Nav” means 9 and “rati” means nights. This celebration is usually celebrated twice a year but is more popular in the fall because it is the closest to Dwali which is known as the (festival of lights).
Navaratri is known as a festive time to pray and be thankful to the three most powerful deities. It is also known as the feminine power. It has been said in the old Vedic scriptures that the world is created by feminine power. That these forces consist to Justice (Sacrifice) all mighty power of Durga, Knowledge (Wisdom) Sarasvati and lastly Abundance (prosperity) Luxmi. Because these deities are so powerful, we must give thanks to them for their protection, knowledge, and abundance.
On September 25, 2014, there will be daily prayer and pooja of Godess Durga to push evil away from those that are honest. She is the destroyer of those who lie and she protects all women and children. She will do whatever that is necessary to bring our life into order. For liars she will make life difficult, those that harm women she will destroy them, one way or the other. She is also a mother to all and for any harm that she sees to children she will bring justice. She will be worshiped on September 25, 26, and 27.
On September 28, 2014, Luxmi, Goddess of prosperity and wealth, will be worshiped. She is known to bring wealth to those that earn an honest living and work hard without disturbance in their lives. She also blesses those that are humble and practice humility by giving to the poor; looking after those who have been wronged in areas of finance. Her pooja/ prayers will begin on September 28, 29, and 30.
The last deity, which is the last three days of Navratri, will be worshiped for Saraswati who blesses education, creativity, wisdom, and music. It is believed that all humans have been given a gift of knowledge, creativity, and music or arts. But we become lazy and she is the one that gives us enlightenment and perseverance to move forward. She will be worshiped on October 1, 2, and 3. The scripture also states that every human needs all three divine feminine aspects to survive as sacrifices are needed to be blessed during those days. The celebration of Navarati will end with the worship of Saraswati who has been known as a deity of wisdom, education, and creativity. It has been known in the early Gita that all humans need all three aspects of Devine blessings to be well rounded.
Hopefully through prayers and pooja the total Lunar Eclipse will not create too much negative impact, rather, make a path to positive new beginnings and forgiving endings. Nevertheless, harmony, understanding, and peace is the theme of this new moon.
With the moon in Libra, there is a need for a pleasant relationship with a loving partner to feel at armistice emotionally. There will be constant evaluation of emotions to seek just the right stability with others. A flare for exquisiteness and fine art arises and one can express these in a meaningful way. Fostering others by considering them objectively and seeing their attractive abilities is the theme for this new moon. You may expect your mother to be a model of beauty, compassion, charisma, and impartiality.
Libra Moon values sweet relationships. The energy is just right to please the people you feel close to, and to want to be appreciated with gentleness, likeable manner, music, and beautiful things. The Libra Moon needs close friendship, cooperation, or marriage to feel cherished and safe. A need for concord, congruence, and pleasant surroundings is a must. In emotional situations, the Libra Moon tends to act levelheaded and attempts to make rational decisions. Hating a fight, Libras even finesse their way out of confrontation. People will have strong sympathy to please others. This comes from the Libran search for harmony and balance, for the Libra nature emphasizes collaboration.
It’s a good time to form relationships of all nature such as—friendships, marriages, and business. The planet Venus that manifests the environment as a friendly, tolerant nature and a desire to beautify many things, rules Libra. It is an excellent time for artistic work as the beauty of Venus is combined with the rational ease of an air sign. Altogether it’s a lovely time for social gatherings, when the consciousness of self as expressed in the first six signs of the zodiac, becomes united with the awareness of the needs and desires of others.
Since the moon in Libra represents Charming, Attractive, Luxurious, and Fair-Minded Loving, it is my suggestion for us to remain balanced. This New moon is extraordinary to many signs. It is my suggestion that you purchase a yellow candle and carve your name through to the wick. Anoint the candle with lavender oil or peppermint oil and chant the Psalm 26. You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle. But remember, Mercury is in its Ghost period therefore, for this moon there will be two mantras to create peace and understanding.
Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras, achieving the desired result are depended upon the value of purpose, especially when it comes to finding nourishing relationships. 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.
Om Buddahya Namaha
(Om- bud-dah-ya Nahm ah ah)
This is to bring peace during Mercury retrograde
The intention of this mantra is to smooth your path in life by helping you understand the lessons you have set for yourself; 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 aspiration is 10. This means to list 10 aspirations and recite them every night until the next moon cycle. Remember never to make the affirmations begin with “I balance”, they must be worded “I need balance in my life with friendship and love.”
Please note, I am not an astrologer, however, the groundwork for a Vedic reader is based on Astrology which works in harmony with Saturn the planet of difficult lessons and Asma (intentions) to bring a beautiful trine of resolutions and clarity. It also brings with it sublime bliss to every aspect of the human soul.
For your personal transits and how this moon as well as the eclipses in October will affect you, I suggest you contact Leslie Hale or any one of my recommended astrologers here.
Wishing a safe and loving journey through this magnificent moon and Happy Navarti to all.
Be very humble as the eclipse will surely make changes as Mercury will automatically bring confusion and transformations.