“In my mind, I’ve always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Ya’ll just didn’t know yet.” Will Smith
So yesterday morning as I was colouring my hair the husband comments a bit puzzled, “isn’t it strange that Only your roots are grey.”
Bless, I said. He’s been observing me do this, every few weeks,only for some years now.
Yes you noted I colour my hair at home—well the choice in England is this: should I spend 35 Pounds on the tint or do it at home for 7 and get a massage for 45 instead? You’d think I know by now. But no, it’s a challenge every time!
And unless you are a Zen master retreating in a cave you too struggle with dozens of similar quandaries every hour, every day, virtually all the time.
bermudas or long pants today, red or white wine, should I order magnesium flakes online or get it from the high street, have green tea or earl grey, should I give away the cashmere jumper which has not fitted me in 4 years or hold on for another and when I lose weight..
you see, my mind churning endlessly!
And for everything we choose, there is something we are Not choosing-which is of course unavoidable but can add up to a whole mount of regrets.
But there is no choice but to choose and this is why the scale of balance which represents the sign Libra and which is such a common sight now we hardly think about, is so critical to our state of mind.
Balance is one of the main keywords for Libra for they really struggle with having to choose. It is their strength and their Achilles heel!
I also associate Libra with a few other things—Healing and Healers of all ilk, aggression, strategy, arts, music, mediation, charm.
Think of Mohandas Gandhi, the ‘pacifist’, Margaret Thatcher, superstar Amitabh Bachchan well known for his charm and refined, classy personality, who like my older brother, has four planets in Libra!
This New Moon, on the 24th of September, is in 1 degree of Libra an opportunity for all of us to examine some of these traits and abilities within us.
On the 22nd is the Autumn Equinox, the Sun entering the sign Libra, marking the beginning of the descent into the dark and cold months. On the 25th is a trine between Uranus and Jupiter.
So although this New Moon is entirely unaspected (not making any contact with any other planet), there is enough activity around it to be considered part of this months’ flavour.
After the Autumn Equinox, the days will start getting shorter, nights longer. Suggesting something like going inward, not hibernating but slowing down perhaps.
New Moon symbolises new beginnings and in Libra we could plant new seeds, make new intentions in area/s where we are out of balance and where we need healing.
If there is a physical health problem, examine what could it correspond to emotionally or mentally or if it is masking an Inner conflict.
Or say if you are chronically anxious—is this symptom from a past trauma or fear of something in the future?
Libra is the uber sign for relationships and you could make an intention to figure out where you are dithering and stuck and relying on someone else to make some key decisions for you.
Is this relationship empowering you or disempowering?
We all need the assurance and approval of others but Libra can feel entirely dependent on it to feel visible. So they make a person feel really special and important and needed, as long as the person remains at a distance! Libra is an air sign and Need breathing space. Clinginess will assure they fast track out of a relationship.
Librans can’t stand disapproval from others, but also equally hate not having their own way—hence some of their MO is: wear you down with endless argument, manipulate you into agreeing with them without you realising it, guilt tripping you.
But once you know their strategy, they can be out-manoeuvred at times. The easiest way to send my brother into panic is handing him a menu which contains such options: North Indian/ South Indian/Continental/Chinese/ All Day/Pizza etc etc.
So you could examine where are you paralysed by fear of disapproval. Where are you feeling suffocated?
This airy new moon along with the jupiter uranus trine is likely to feel very light and combustible—any intentions you make are likely to rise quickly with a whoosh of energy.
Jupiter Uranus contacts are a great time to visualise what you thought was outrageous, unimaginable, to think out of the box, aim high.
This is a good month to socialise, network, join a group, an art or music class.
Write down the Intention as a statement, phrasing it as “I intend to.…(not as I want to..)
Keep a copy of it in your wallet or altar or some place it’s visible, like a reminder..and observe what happens around the full moon.
And I will see you soon..
Blessings and Love
PS IMPORTANT NOTICE:
I am thinking of forming an online Moon group—with women and men. Nothing too complicated for now but make some intentions, do some rituals, do some eft, meditations..maybe meet online once a month.
If you are interested please send me an email..Share