the new hunter's moon is in libra at 12.55PM CST on october 14th, 2023.
the new moon in the sign of libra starts a good cycle in which to commit to personal goals that express the positive energies of the sign of the scales.
we have a chance to build our negotiating skills without compromising our principles or needs, and without resorting to appeasement. it’s a time to work on re-balancing our relationships and to recognize our partners as teammates rather than adversaries.
with this potent libra energy, we have the chance to make important changes in our lives. libra teaches us to learn to make peace with those around us and to establish more harmony in our environments, establish a sense of order and balance in our lives, and recognize the value of partnerships. this is an ideal time to work on these skills.
libra has an innate ability for–and love of–synthesizing opposites. peace and harmony are the goals, but there’s a fine balancing act involved along the way that requires some commitment and effort.
this new moon brings fresh and creative energy into our lives, and more specifically, into our relationships. this is a cycle in which balancing our close personal relationships becomes an urgent desire. negotiations may be especially effective, as we are inclined to assert our needs in ways that don’t offend others. a mars-saturn trine can help us see the value of pacing ourselves and keeping our feet on the ground.
as a solar eclipse, this new moon packs more punch! It’s the second eclipse in a set occurring along the aries-libra axis from april 20th, 2023, to march 29, 2025. the first one was a total solar eclipse in late aries. while we’ve been focusing on building our independence and working on assertiveness since april, this october eclipse in libra prompts us to consider healthy relating and how it affects the process.
a solar eclipse can:
- bring new beginnings and unexpected opportunities and expedite the inevitable. they usher in fresh starts and new beginnings.
- help us realize what we need in our lives and open ourselves to receive it from the Universe. they prompt self-discovery and help us uncover what we want in life.
- reveal what is hidden from you in your conscious, waking life and ask, “what do you need to know right now that is currently being obscured from your view?”
- have more of an external effect, while lunar eclipses bring up more emotional and internal issues. similar to tarot’s sun card, they bring illumination, offering you a chance to actualize and live the life you want.
under this new moon annular solar eclipse in libra on october 14, 2023, take a moment to receive its transformative energy. this significant celestial event invites you to redefine what partnership means to you and to set your intentions for the relationships you desire. embrace the shifts in consciousness, welcome new beginnings, and allow the hidden aspects of your life to come to light. just as the moon in libra seeks balance and connection, may you find harmony and fulfillment in your own journey of self-discovery and companionship. remember, the universe has a way of aligning us with what we truly desire when we dare to ask for it!
CRYSTALS FOR THE NEW MOON:
black obsidian has a reflective energy, almost like a mirror. by prompting a deeper sense of reflection within you, it helps you to achieve a clear state. it guides you to discover exactly what it is you want to manifest for the month ahead so you know where to focus your energy.
black moonstone holds the same energies as white moonstone but with a strong focus on the new moon energy and “beginning energy.” whether it’s the start of a new project or setting new intentions, black moonstone is the ideal crystal to connect with at the initiation of the moon cycle. when you connect with its energy, this crystal helps to cut through your internal layers to shed light on the negative thoughts, old patterns and energetic clogs that you need to let go of to pave your pathway to greatness.
highly valued for its amplifying properties, clear quartz can supercharge your other crystals. use this stone to cleanse, heal, and amplify your intentions.
CRYSTALS FOR THE SOLAR ECLIPSE:
citrine is often considered as the ultimate solar eclipse partner. its primary qualities of positivity, happiness, and abundance resonate with the bright, commanding energy of the sun.
named for its sun-like radiance, sunstone inspires leadership and personal power. its polarizing properties make it a great assistant in bringing light to the areas of your life that need attention.
labradorite: this otherworldly crystal is perfect for solar eclipses. often linked with transformation and change, labradorite can guide you through the new doors that an eclipse opens up.