Bang in the middle of Mercury Retrograde and just after the seasonal shift of the seasons, we have a chance for new beginnings and transitions with the New Moon in Libra.
When is the New Moon in Libra?
The New Moon in Libra is on 25th September 2022 and will reach its peak at 10:55am BST.
What is the New Moon?
The New Moon marks the start of the Lunar cycle and is sometimes also knowns as the Dark Moon as during this point the moon isn’t visible to us, but she is still there.
What does the New Moon mean in Witchcraft?
The New Moon is a new chapter, a time for new beginnings and a time for intention setting.
What are the themes of the New Moon in Libra?
Libra is ruled by Venus (the planet of love, romance and relationships) so now’s the time we can review existing relationships or even aim for a new one. This particular moon will also be directly opposite Jupiter (planet of luck, fortune, favour and blessings) so there will be a spark in the air, almost as though the power of the moon and the changes around us have been magnified. It’s going to be fit.
Being Libra, we should also look at the areas of our life that need more balance, can something be lost or gained to help you through the rest of the year in more equilibrium.
What herbs are related to this moon
Rose will be your best friend right now because not only is rose associated with the moon but it’ll also work well with Libra and its ruler, Venus.
Elderberry (which is in season right now if some grows near you) and thyme from your garden or spice rack will also go down a treat.
What can I do during the New Moon?
- Intention setting ceremony
As we reach the New Moon start your intention setting, write down what you desire as though you have already achieved it. Fold the paper three times towards you to welcome these things into your life. Burn the paper in a fire-safe place to release those intentions into the universe and be ready for the next steps in your moon work.
- Ritual bath / Shower
A ritual bath or shower can help cleanse the body, mind and spirit from the cycle before. Set your vibe with incense and candles of your choice (I use rose incense and pink candles for this moon) and add the following either directly to your bath or into a fabric bag and tie it to the shower head if you don’t have a bath:
– Rose petals / Rose Essential oils to represent the Moon and Venus
– Salt (I use Pink salt but any kind you have is perfect) to ground yourself
– Lemon slices to cleanse and purify
– Thyme for courage to strive for your intention and to protect you during the cycle ahead
As you bathe, think on your intention and all you hope to achieve during the next cycle. As you wash, picture yourself washing away any hurt, pain or discomfort from the previous cycle, your past mistakes will literally go down the drain.
Use a sieve to collect the remaining ‘bits’, thank them for their help and dispose of them.
- Moon tea latte
All you need is rose tea and milk of your choice… make the tea almost like an espresso so either steep in a small amount of water from the kettle for 5 mins OR boil in a saucepan. You can add sugar or Agave / Honey to your taste. Strain the water into a glass and top with heated milk (yes, it’ll be a pink latte). Stir three times with your intention for the cycle, seal this moment by tapping the rim of you cup three times with a spoon and relax with a tasty rose latte.
- Shadow work
Use this moment to reflect on the past cycle or even the year so far and find moments you need to change, adapt or improve. Here are some prompts you can use:
– What is no longer bringing me joy?
– How can I open myself up to new relationships?
– Are they any relationships I can give more to?
– Are there any relationships I give too much to?
– In what ways have I grown over summer?
– How can I love myself more?
– In what ways can I start to rest more during autumn and winter?
– What was my previous intention and how did I do?
But, even if you just wanted to sit in a comfy cocoon and have an early night, that’s OK too. All practices are different so you don’t need to do all of the above if that’s not for you.
Have a happy New Moon in Libra ❤