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“Whether it’s science or magic, if it’s of fun benefit, enjoy!” ~ Ed.
The new moon in Libra is a time of peace and calm.
We are headed out of the full moon in Aries from the beginning of the month, and after this calm new moon will then transition back into the full moon in Taurus at the end of this month.
The darkness of the moon reminds us all of the importance of pulling our energy in and retreating into ourselves in order to shine more brightly into our fullness again. To me, this time represents the liminal space—the space in between what was and what is to come. It is a time of rest, recuperation, and quiet.
It is often said that the new moon is a perfect time for new beginnings and intention-setting, while the full moon represents the cycle of completion and release. Just as seeds are planted in darkness, our intentions can be planted with the darkness of the new moon. If you’re thinking you’ll only have around two weeks between the new moon and the full moon—don’t fret, each full moon and new moon cycle is approximately 28 days, and ultimately your manifestation powers have more to do with your belief, feeling, and gratitude than anything outside of you.
That said, why not use the energetic support of the cosmos and take the time to go within, reflect on new beginnings that you would like to see happen in your life, and use the energy of the planets to assist you in your personal growth and evolution?
Here are just a few ideas for some intentions that you can set with this new moon based on the element of your sign.
Feel free to use rising, sun, and moon to get an idea—there really is no wrong way to go about it; just go with what feels good to you.
Fire Signs: Aries, Sagittarius, Leo
For starters, fire signs, with the new moon in an air sign, it will be important to stay as grounded as possible. Understand that, with air and fire, it can often cause destruction and emotional ups and downs that you may not have anticipated.
You might find yourself more triggered and emotional than usual, so with this new moon, why not tune into what’s being triggered, and set the intention to let go of what’s simply not working, whether that be things outside of you or your own reactions to life. What would happen if you relaxed the reigns a bit on your passions and goals and welcomed in the idea that life can be easy if you’re willing to let go of your need for control?
Fire signs, you have the internal drive and magnetism to see the blazing flames within your world and all the ways in which sometimes burning sh*t to the ground is needed in order to rebuild. What within you can you intend to let burn this new moon (metaphorically speaking)?
Water Signs: Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio
Water signs, you can probably anticipate this time to be freer flowing and smooth. The new moon in Libra is all about harmony and balance, which could mean calm winds and still waters. That said, we all know the saying “still waters run deep”—and water signs, you know a thing or two about the deep dark.
During this new moon, why not set the intention to release the sting of the scorpion or the protective shell of the crab that you might hold up in order to keep others at a distance. I’m not suggesting to drop your defenses completely, but what would happen if you could release your grip around the grudge you’re holding toward those you have perceived to hurt you?
Though you might anticipate calm winds and still waters, we all know what can happen to the water when the winds pick up. With Mercury in retrograde (the planet of communication), it is important that you try not to let the energy of the past dictate the present by replaying old conversations in your mind. Water signs, you have a deep emotional landscape that needs pruning every so often. What within your inner world are you ready to change?
Earth Signs: Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo
Earth signs, you have an innate capacity to ground down through any storm even if hurricane winds are present. The new moon in Libra might leave you feeling rather calm and collected overall, which might be a welcomed change after all the fiery energy that was present at the beginning of the month.
Earth signs, you are often the more practical ones of the group, preferring logic and reason over the more emotional side of life, so your new beginning might be somewhere in the physical realm such as your health, finances, or career. It might be time to start setting some new intentions that feel just outside of your comfort zone.
You have the stamina and the strength to work diligently toward any goal you set, so why not set some big ones that challenge you a bit? That said, please remember that all that seriousness can cause burnout and exhaustion. What would happen if you set an intention for more play and adventure over the coming days or weeks in order to allow for the much needed mental break? You are the bones of the earth, but remember—bones need nourishment lest they become brittle and break.
Air Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Air signs, just like your fiery counterpart, make sure to do some grounding exercises during this new moon (meditation, yoga, getting outdoors). This moon in Libra will more than likely prove to be pretty peaceful for you as well, but you might find yourself more forgetful than usual.
Intentions for you during this new moon might be around slowing down and remembering to breathe. I know that you are go-getters and want to learn all you can about the world around you, but breezing through life might leave you wondering where the years went later on down the road.
Air signs, what would happen if you set the intention to just be for a day or two as opposed to feeling like you need to be doing all the time? Alternatively, taking time out to drop from the intellectual space and into the feeling space every so often might also feel good to you and to those around you. Air signs, you have the capacity to shift the energy of a room. What would happen if you set the intention to slow things down for a bit?
As we all turn inward and reflect upon what we wish to change in order to create a bright and full future, we are given a gift to create a new story.
What will happen with your new beginning?
Also, mercury just turned retrograde! Check why that matters:
Mercury Retrograde: How To Survive the Next 3 Weeks of Craziness!
Top 10 Things Not to Do During Mercury Retrograde.
13 Ways to Avoid Getting “Mercury Retrograded.”