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  • Writer's pictureLori Barnes

Libra New Moon

Libra New Moon Date and Time

10:55 AM, West Coast, USA

1:55 PM, East Coast, USA

7:55 PM, Rome, Italy

21 degrees Libra

Solar Eclipse

Libra New Moon Overview

New moon symbology is about new beginnings, growth, rebirth, taking action toward something new or a fresh path, a refocus, a new cycle and preparation. It’s also a coming out of rest and quiet time as the new moon is born out of the end of the last moon cycle and the balsamic phase, which is about endings.

A new moon represents a seedling that is in the process of sprouting. It is young, new, naive and a bit otherworldly as it gets adjusted to the new environment it's born into. That’s a general description of the new moon. Each month it takes place in a different sign and with different configurations happening in the sky.

The season is changing as we move into a new cycle with the Libra new moon. This new moon features the theme of beauty, harmony and socializing. Now that Venus and Mercury are moving direct and out of their shadow periods, you can move forward on new projects with less friction.

You will get the most out of this blog by knowing the placements in your chart or having a copy of it in front of you. If you don’t have a copy of your natal chart, you can get a free one online at either or

You’ll want to see what house is occupied by the signs I mention in this blog and look at the topics, themes and people represented by that house. The astrology houses provide a lot more detail about the part of your life that is activated by the moving or transiting planets. If you are unsure of what the different astrology houses mean, click here to learn more.

Libra New Moon After Venus Retrograde Cycle

Libra is a Venus sign, Venus is the ruler of the new moon, and we have just completed the entire Venus retrograde cycle from the summer now that we are out of the post-shadow retrograde period. This Libra new moon is a great launch pad to see how themes and topics from the Venus retrograde are now crystalizing.

You may find that relationship themes and topics that were relevant during the Venus retrograde over the summer take a new direction. Or any problems that were resolved will now be integrated and tried out under the Libra new moon.

Placements in the cardinal signs Libra, Aries, Capricorn and Cancer are sensitive to the Libra new moon and the potent solar eclipse in Libra, a Venus sign. Themes and topics happening now are likely to have some ripples coming from the Venus retrograde this summer in the sign of Leo, the Sun’s natural home sign.

Think about the themes that came up for you under the Venus retrograde in the summer and if resolutions are now in place. There is energy for new starts under the Libra new moon and solar eclipse. Look to your Leo house for more personal information on the topics and themes from the Venus retrograde.

Libra the Sign

The new moon is in the sign of Libra, which means both the Sun and moon are traveling through the sign of Libra. Plus Mercury joins the Sun and Moon so we have a predominance of Libra energy at the new moon. If you feel the inkling to get out with your friends or coworkers and socialize, do it. Call or reach out to important relationships in your life.

The expression of the sign Libra is to take into consideration the perspectives of others. This is a sign that is very aware of balance. It makes a great mediator and diplomat and the saying ‘iron fist in a velvet glove’ is a perfect Libran metaphor. The nature of Libra is to stand up for the underdog, seek justice and mediate a fair solution for all.

There’s a desire to seek partnership and social networking that is intellectually stimulating. Libra desires a harmonious environment. Ambiance will take importance, so think about the atmosphere of where you are spending your time both at home and out and about.

Libra abhors disharmony and will go to great measures to bring a situation back into peace and harmony. That is why strategy and military operations fall under Libra’s command. I read an article once that statistically, the US has more generals that are Libra than any other sign.

Pay attention to the environments that you create. For your Libra new moon ritual, set up an ambiance that is inviting, beautiful and creates harmony. Think Feng Shui, especially with Venus traveling through Virgo. The stage is set for great discernment and organization of peace and harmony.

For example, at home, put on soft light over harsh light. Use essential oils to permeate the air with a pleasant aroma. And wear clothes that are comfortable and stylish so you feel your best.

The shadow side of Libra is vanity, gossiping, avoiding conflict that needs to be addressed and indecisiveness. If you are a Libra Sun, Moon, Rising or Mercury, be careful not to share too much about others, they may not appreciate your sharing of private and personal information.

If you are having trouble making decisions, use the mediation skills Libra is known for to come up with a solution that works for everyone.

Libra New Moon and Solar Eclipse

Think about this, the Sun is the giver of life and vitality. A solar eclipse is when the moon blocks out the light of the Sun. This short blip in the vital light of the Sun only happens a couple of times a year. It's like nature's strobe light in slow motion giving us a wake up call for something.

The ancients paid great attention to eclipses seasons because they usually viewed eclipses as a negative event and they portend something major happening with their king or leader, who was connected with the Sun (and still is).

Eclipses are very important. However, not everyone is impacted equally by them because it will depend on your chart. If a personal planet or sensitive point like your ascendant or midheaven are close in degree and aspected by sign, then you are more likely to experience the potency of eclipse energy.

Eclipses always come in pairs with a solar and a lunar eclipse. The first eclipse of this upcoming eclipse season is a full moon solar eclipse on October 14 with the new moon and the second one will be a lunar eclipse at the next full moon on October 28.

Eclipses represent times of profound change and transformation. They can reflect times of new beginnings and or closure to certain parts of your life. There can be a reset, a new project is kicked off, or something takes on a new direction.

This is a good time for introspection, especially on the balance between self and other focus, the energetic theme of the Libra new moon. Reflect and evaluate your partnerships and connections with others. Libra is the type of energy that can become overly focused on others, dependent and self-sacrificing.

Balance is key. No one can maintain rigid balance in most everything in life. But we also don’t want to swing to the most extreme side of either self-focus or other-focus. When the sign of Libra is involved, it is always a good time to reflect on this subject.

The closer to twenty-one degrees your natal chart placement has in the cardinal signs of Libra, Aries, Cancer or Capricorn, the more potent you will feel it. If the eclipse is activating a personal planet in your chart, pay attention to what happens for you during this time period, and journal about it, as you may want to reflect back on this time for insight.

They say hindsight is 20/20, but you have to be able to remember it. Capturing what you are experiencing is potent material to reflect back to in the future. Write about your experiences, how you feel, and how you responded.

To find if the eclipse is activating something in your chart, look for the houses of Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn and the degrees on and around 21.

Learn more about eclipses in general in my blog on eclipses.

Annular Solar Eclipse Visibility

The Libra new moon and solar eclipse is an annular type, meaning the moon passes through the center of the Sun leaving a visible ring of fire around the moon. Learn more about an annular solar eclipse on the Time and Date website.

The eclipse will be visible in parts of the US and South America. To see the path of the eclipse and visibility in your area, including a way to watch the eclipse online, click here.

Libra New Moon and Aspects

Mercury will join the Sun and Moon in Libra. This would indicate the Libra new moon will be highly social with lots of conversations. The energy is drawn toward harmonious communication and light hearted fun.

Venus in Virgo will appreciate attention to detail while Mars in Scorpio will provide focused energy, and lots of it, as they are in a harmonious and activating sextile aspect.

When you add a harmonious Libra atmosphere, strategic mentality, social consciousness and a diplomatic approach with the placements of Venus and Mars, you may find that you can zoom forward and get a lot done. Finally! After a long summer of retrogrades.

Mars has just moved into his own sign Scorpio as of Thursday, October 12. When a planet is traveling through its sign, it is at home, comfortable and able to best carry out its action. Look for where Scorpio is in your chart for where you will get an extra boost in energy.

Mars here can be very shrewd and calculating. You can move something forward more easily in the areas represented by the house Scorpio occupies in your natal chart with Mars moving through - that is if you take action.

Sitting by idly waiting for something to happen probably won’t manifest the way you would like for it to. Mars will travel through Scorpio until November 23 when it moves into Sagittarius.

Chiron in Aries will be exactly opposite Mercury in Libra at the time of the new moon. Watch for experiences that bring up something from the past and acknowledge how far you have come.

Focus on your self-growth if any painful memories are stirred during this short opposition between Chiron and Mercury. This is most likely to be activated in your chart if you have any planets or sensitive points on or around 17 degrees of the cardinal signs Libra, Aries, Cancer or Capricorn.

Venus is grounded, practical and pragmatic in Virgo and opposite Saturn in Pisces. Saturn, father time, is helping us keep track of the long term vision and how to be adaptable to situations so we can strategically grow.

Venus is busy working out the details of the vision and is a great helper. Look to where Virgo is in your chart to understand where you have Venus to help pull together details and use a discerning eye.

The Sun, Moon and Mercury are traveling through Libra square Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto is still traveling in the late degrees of Capricorn which is not so far away from the Libra new moon and Mercury. This will bring up themes that have been active the last few years for your placements in the late degrees of cardinal signs (Libra, Aries, Cancer, Capricorn).

Since this is the last part of this very long Pluto transit, you are more likely to be wrapping up some important life themes going back the last three years - if your chart was activated by Pluto in the late degrees of Capricorn.

If you have placements in the early degrees of the cardinal signs, you are less likely to feel the most potent activation now as you likely felt it years ago. Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008.

Libra New Moon Activities

If you are looking for some activity ideas to do for the new moon, I have a few for you:

  • Socialize with your friends

  • Do a New Moon Ritual

  • Organize your calendar as it will probably be more busy

  • Organize your wardrobe and update it for the changing season, Libra loves to shop for the latest styles and trends so you may want to build your seasonal wardrobe

  • Feng Shui your home or hire a practitioner to help you

  • Host a party outside and enjoy the mild weather

  • Look into your chart to see if you have any planets or points in the signs Libra, Aries, Cancer or Capricorn and consider what part of your chart is activated, or if it’s not activated. Pay special attention to placements in the degrees of 15 to 29 of the Cardinal signs.

  • Evaluate the status of your relationships and how they have evolved. Are any relationships in your life stagnant right now? Where is there balance or imbalance in your relationships? Do you overly focus on a relationship or another person? This is a time to become aware of being overly focused on another person and losing sight of your needs, values and desires.

  • Go to the salon and get your hair done.

  • Do anything beauty related.

  • Seek peace in relationships.

Libra New Moon Inspirational Quotes

‘Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.’ -Mahatma Gandhi

‘Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony, and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven toward these things with an irresistible momentum.’ -Vincent Van Gogh

Wrap Up

The new moon in Libra ushers in a new and social season. Venus and Mars in a sextile configuration add a grounded mix of strategy and energy to push forward your priorities. Get together with your friends and enjoy the changing of the season with some light-hearted conversation in a welcoming and ambient environment. Beauty and harmony are the theme under this Libra new moon.


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