New Moon in Libra: Elegance and Symmetry

Tomorrow morning the Moon will pass from Virgo to Libra. The last aspect the Moon makes before it leaves Virgo is a square to Pluto, suggesting we let go of control in our relationships. Do we wish to dominate? Are we passive aggressive and get pissed off when our partners initiate any kind of personal action? If we feel tension in our lives, what are we suppressing? If I am not perfect will my partner love me? Can I let my partner fry eggs without watching his every move? This square can be a last gasp of letting go of the fear of being ridiculed for “mistakes”.

The new moon in Libra wants harmony, equality, fairness, elegance, symmetry and manners. It’s a good idea to pummel the punching bag tonight in the dark of the moon. Get it out now so the politeness is real. We can strengthen tolerance for ourselves and those with whom we relate by reflecting on The Four Agreements from the book by don Miguel Ruiz :

1. Be Impeccable With Your Word
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
2. Don’t Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
3. Don’t Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret

Tonight in the dark of the moon we can look into our own shadows and contemplate the agreements so that in the morning when the Moon is new in Libra, we let down the facade. While Moon stays in Libra until the end of September, we can make sure to schedule time to enjoy art, beauty love and manners with people important to us.

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