For many this Equinox ~ New Moon marks the beginning of a New Year! Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah, literally "day of shouting or blasting."
This New Moon in Libra offers harmonious indications, balanced communication, relationship harmony, and social gatherings, marking a beginning filled with sweet reverie. The New Moon is gently illumined at 2+ Libra.
Below, is the Sabian Symbol for today’s New Moon, written by Dane Rudhyar from his forever inspired book: An Astrological Mandala.
LIBRA 3°: THE DAWN OF A NEW DAY REVEALS EVERYTHING CHANGED.
KEYNOTE: The ever-present possibility of beginning again on a new foundation of values.
This symbol hardly needs to be interpreted. It can be related to the process of true Initiation: (1) The experience of the undying Form of perfection; (2) The release of the energy incorporated in the Form in order to reach "That-which-is-beyond-form-and-name"; (3) The re-embodiment of energy in a new creative Act.
He or she is ready to act significantly in the sphere of culture and social togetherness, the sphere in which an individual, aware of his archetypal essence and planetary function, can play his true role (dharma).
In a basic sense it is always a new role, for no cycle repeats itself as far as its contents are concerned. The person who plays this role is always potentially an INNOVATOR.
Wow! I believe we are ready for this goodness! We’re given a ‘green light’ to reach out to friends and family, rethink goals and purpose, put to use the earnest goodwill of the Heart, and fortify dreams for the future.
The New Moon is opposite the expansive and goodwill planet Jupiter at 3 degrees Aries. This is perfectly aligned to challenge our sense of faith, ushering in a good time to seek new ideas, explore opportunities, and reach for the highest good. Do be discerning though! Jupiter rules the ‘Wheel of Fortune’ card in the Tarot, symbolically offering opportunity to hop on the wheel and take a ride!
Mercury now in retrograde through October 2nd, is conjunct Venus in Virgo. We are given treat. In spite of the retrograde, Venus, ruler of Libra, sprinkles ‘love dust’ on endeavors and supports the harmony indicated by this New Moon.
Whatever you have in mind for the future…take note of these lovely aspects. Plant autumn and winter flowers…in the Southern Hemisphere…Spring is here and everything is coming up New!
Seasonal changes always bring on a sudden shift in body chemistry. Take good care and nurture, restore and eat well. Get exercise and refrain from poor habits. Truly, these changes of season do have a profound effect on our biology. We, like the earth, are shedding and seeding.
I wish the very best to all.