New Moon in Monthly Moon Phases – New Moon in Libra

The New Moon

If you followed the Moon through the 12 Houses of the zodiac, you may want to follow the 8 Lunar Phases as I blog my way through those over this next 8-phase cycle in the next 30 days.  It’s a good time to start this journey–the Moon is just entering the NEW PHASE.

NEW MOON [in LIBRA] lunar phase starts early tomorrow, September 24th, 2014,  around 2 AM EASTERN.  But this information is applicable to any New Moon in any month as far as learning more about the New Moon itself is concerned.  A NEW MOON happens every month and some people are born under a NEW MOON.

When it’s the NEW MOON, it is time to plant new seeds for the new lunar cycle.  There are 8 lunar phases; therefore each phase lasts about 3 to 4 days.

The quality of the seeds of the mind and heart today and tomorrow set up mood/emotions/heart’s desires for the entire month.  And since this month the NEW MOON occurs in LIBRA, we add that this is  especially true with regard to relating to others [Libra].  Again, this is because this (September 2014) New Moon is in the sign of Libra.

Understanding where we’ve been to know where we’re going

As the New Moon relates to ‘the psychic’ and doing readings, etc., it is good to remember that when there’s a New Moon, our psyche has just exited the Balsamic phase.  What does that mean?  Well, I just posted about the 12th house Moon transit and so that gives the idea because the 12th house of the zodiac is like the balsamic phase of the Moon.  [Familiar territory for me for another reason:  my Moon is Balsamic to my Sun in my natal chart, indicating my whole life is like one big ole’ 12th house/balsamic phase.]  But before I digress further,  back to the topic.  The New Moon phase follows the Balsamic.  In order to understand the New Moon properly, the Balsamic Moon from which it births needs to be understood a bit.  The Sun and Moon merge during the balsamic phase and there is an opening to spirit world at that time.

From the Balsamic Phase to the New Phase

The balsamic lunar phase, where the Moon is just exiting, began with a very deep psychic sensitivity where alternate realities make themselves known to the psychic in the process of divination.  Ghosts show up in this phase; its like Halloween the veils have been thin. Balsamic is the phase most associated with mediumship.

Communication from loved ones on the other side, spirit guides and angels are more common for everyone during this lunar phase but more so for the psychic.  Imagination and visions are at their peak.  The archetype here is one of merging with Divine Will, surrender and a willingness to go into the abyss.  More than any other time of the month, the psychic in the balsamic phase wants to withdraw from life.  Those, like myself, who were born when the Moon is in the Balsamic Phase, as mentioned above, may grapple with these feelings their entire life.

In the balsamic phase there is a search for ultimate meaning and the desire is strong to turn ones back to the physical world.  We are more willing, when the Moon is in the balsamic phase, more than at any other time to ask questions like, “What is the nature of reality?”, “What is the nature of the mind?” Or “Where do we go when we die?” 

We recognize the illusion of time and physical matter much more easily when the Moon is balsamic.  A psychic who is comfortable in this realm already is able to, very lovingly,  go so deeply that they enter into “the universes of spirit world” and experience a liberation and freedom as well as wisdom  that… well, that helps one keep going through the next lunar cycle starting again with the New Moon.

Now the New Phase — The Dark of the Moon, also known as the New Phase 0 to 45°  

This time of the month the doors to the other worlds still are open (see Balsamic Phase above).  The Moon is starting to separate from the Sun and the impulse is to bring ‘that’ something divine which the merging of Sun and Moon created into the world.  Things are conceived in the dark of the balsamic and new phase.

It is a good time to trust the heart over reason.  The psychic work in this phase should be permitted to be instinctual.  Dane Rudhyar says, in describing the energy of this phase, that we see an impulse for action, challenging the old with an eagerness to overcome obstacles

The mood may be one of initiation–a desire to initiate something new,give it a try, see how it works.  Something was born in the last few days as the moon was balsamic and now the emotional desire is to initiate something new in some way.  And we have the clue of Libra since this month’s new Moon occurs here–we have partnerships or other people in some way which will likely be part of a new idea or the emotional birthing… like a baby taking it’s early first steps.


[On a personal note, I’ve been feeling the intensity of the 12th house very acutely lately.  I didn’t realize until this moment that not only was the Moon transiting my 12th house but it has been in the balsamic phase which relates acutely with 12th house energy.  No wonder I feel a huge emotional shift right now.  The Moon moved out of the 12th house and out of the balsamic phase and into the New Moon phase.]


QUICK MOON PHASE LINKS: 

New Moon 

Crescent (Waxing)

First Quarter

Gibbous (Waxing)

FULL MOON

Disseminating (Waning)

Last Quarter

Waxing Crescent – Balsamic 

When the Moon Transits the 8th House

Moon in the 8th House

Blending with the Moon are the archetypes of Pluto/Scorpio.  Deep waters!  The 8th is ruled by Pluto/Scorpio after all and so here we could have double feelings… like a double Moon … or at least double water!  Okay so what’s that mean?  Emotion—water is emotion—and the 8th house with the Moon is like sink or swim!  I can write this with a certain amount of emphasis and… duh, emotion as the Moon is in my 8th house today and Luna is rubbing shoulders with the South Node of the Moon as well as Uranus.  In my way of seeing it, this configuration could trigger past life (South Node) and subconscious (Uranus) issues no matter what house your Moon is in– the unconscious could become conscious with an emotional twist.  The universal alignment of a triple conjuction with SN, URANUS and MOON is happening for all of us right now–no matter what house your Moon is in, transiting Uranus and the South Node of the Moon are with it.  Anybody besides me having flashbacks today? 

8th House Lunar Transit

Well, let’s stick with the archetype of Luna in the 8th for now in order that this post is consistent with the other Moon transit houses posts.  Merging with someone or some ‘thing’ is a typical desire in the 8th.  Here’s an example.  I know someone who merges with information and excludes everyone and everything that does not fit with it.  This person will read a book and make it a bible and get really righteous about it and become so ‘at one’ with the book that she does whatever the book says, giving power over to it in the process of merging wholly with it.  People will do the same with other people too—obsessed with the beloved ‘other’ to the unreasonable exclusion of everyone else and won’t even listen to what others have to say about the beloved.  Well, that’s some of that Pluto ruler of the 8th house and ruler of Scorpio archetype.   The person reading the book wants to become the book itself and/or the author and the relationship obsessed person wants to possess or be possessed.  Those things are possible in the 8th house.  That type of merging fills an emotional need and the Moon is all about the emotions and needing to feel secure.

The 8th house relates to joint finances and ‘other people’s money’ also so there may be some emotional triggers involving people you owe money to or vice versa.

This house is thought to relate to ‘the shaman’ and ‘the paranormal’ and then also ‘death’.  It is the house of rebirth and regeneration and the Moon moving through here would be helpful if you would work on self-healing efforts.  It’s deep; remember?  Why not go with it?  Use that depth for healing.  What kind of self-healing?  Answer:  any kind–physical, emotional or spiritual.  Luna will move out in a few days so why waste the available vibe when the Moon is there in the 8th.

Key words with a lunar transit of the 8th are Deepening, Healing and Undercurrents of energy.

The Moon moving through the 8th will seek some type of deep bonding—just don’t toss everybody else out of your life when you bond with a person, place or thing!

The Moon here will want to go into some type of ‘self-protection’.  I am laughing at an example of this.  I feel ultra-sensitive now with Luna in my 8th.  Someone in the woman’s locker room made a remark about how she could walk out without a bra because she was so flat chested but that I (being busty) could never do that.  I cringed but pointed out that I’d come down several bra sizes since I’d been working out and she ran with that claiming how her problem then must be that she works out too much. Yeah, I didn’t want to talk about it anymore and hurried up my locker room routine although knowing I’m sensitive today just smiled—she didn’t mean anything unkind I’m sure. There were two others in the shower that I thought best to avoid and walked out with my hair not dried just to… well, to do the “self-protection” thing that is typical of an 8th house response.  “Moody isolation” goes along with the whole “self-protection” thing as far as an 8th house archetype.  And the Moon wants to feel secure and safe and happy and therefore self-protective isolation due to heightened emotional sensitivity is the 8th house Lunar response to that.

The 8th house is an emotionally difficult house along with the 4th and the 12th.  These 3 houses have been given a name—the Terminal Triangle—which rules the disillusion of energy and physical death.  Yeah, there’s that D word that nobody wants to hear.

On a spiritual level the 8th house will show us the struggle between soul and personality or between the spiritual life and the material life.

Also if there is any possibility of losing a loved one or even an X-loved one (my X-husband of 20 year and father of my 3-daughters  is in the hospital with severe heart and lung problems), this can lead to deep feelings of loss.

There also may be an emotional feeling involved with wishing to contact a loved one through mediumship when the Moon passes through your 8th house—you may dream of a loved-one who has crossed over to the other side at this time as well.

A Moon in the 8th is a highly sensitive placement or transit and when the Moon moves through your 8th house, it’s good to remember  and accept that death and loss on any level is a natural part of life.

Tomorrow my Moon moves into my 9th house.  I’ll see you in the 9th if you’re following.  🙂

(If you want to know where your Moon is, you can find out by casting a chart at www.astro.com if you know your date, time and place of birth.)