new moon // october


Harvest Moon

Friday, October 4th, Libra, 5:34P pm PST

Today the Sun moves into the sign of Libra, as it has been since the Fall Equinox. Even though the days are growing shorter I love this time of year for it's symbolism, as the days are in equal parts of light and dark. Libra seeks balance: light and dark, social and alone, masculine and feminine, work and rest... balance is something most of us struggle with, but during this time of year we can feel into the natural balance of the days and let it be our guide and teacher, for both aspects are needed, and yet we are always sacrificing one for the other. This is something we can always put more awareness into and work at. And the Libra energy can help us gain the balance we all seek. 

Libra is an Air sign and has a strong connection to the Masculine, strong mentally activity, positive energy, and willful forward motion. But, it is ruled by Venus, who balances that energy and brings in beauty, pleasure, and a strong desire for relationship. Venus opens us up to the power of love. With both the Sun and Moon in Libra during this New Moon, the Venus ruler plays a heavy roll during this time. In the sky Venus is now in the sign of Scorpio, which means that we will feel the more intense, powerful aspect of the Feminine. We are feeling the pull of her to transform what is dark with in us, to find new growth, and participate in a deep internal cleansing. Venus is balancing the relationship between the Masculine and Feminine. During this time we can expect a lot of healing around this, both internally and externally. It is a time of finding harmony and growth. 

Fall is also a time of change and harvest. I love the Spring and Fall for this reason. They are reminders that there is a natural cycle and rhythm to life, times when things bloom and when things are planted. They are both such fertile times for change. I also feel their energy is the strongest, and can most easily be tapped into and used by us, because the visuals of these seasons are so strong and apparent around us (the changing of the leaves is an obvious one). Fall is a wonderful time to work with the energy of the Harvest (I feel this energy is so golden and magical). Use the energy all around us to plant seeds of intention. It is especially wonderful that we are in a New Moon and it is a time of wishing, we couldn't be more perfectly aligned. And if you can, see if while wishing you can look ahead into the future, and with the energy of Spring see your wishes manifesting in your life. See if you are able to connect the planting with the blooming.

During this New Moon you are allowed ten wishes maximum, and they must be hand written on paper. The most potent time for wishing is within the first 24 hours, but within the first 48 will do. Since this Moon is in the sign of Libra it is a good time to wish on things that relate to relationships, marriage, fairness, balance, harmony, awareness, cooperation, and beauty. 

Some other side notes on things. This also seems to be an amazing time of creativity and motion, and how both are connected and dependent. There is a feeling of electricity in the air when it comes to being creative. I feel lots of creative energy is moving through us right now, and moving us forward. We may be busier than ever with projects, ideas, writing, creating... And though some of this may lead to working with other creative people or making connections within a creative and like minded community, it feels the strongest around personal creativity. The ways we are creative on our own, and how this gift to ourselves can create so much abundance in our lives. It could be writing a song, making a drawing, baking, scribbling out thoughts onto a scrap piece of paper, playing a game with your children... creative energy is everywhere, and right now it is a very powerful force in our lives. 

Happy Wishing!

James Welling,  Winter Corn 2012

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