The second; on the Taurus full moon where the nodes once were.
We have a theme pulling between the two, both ruled by Venus. Relationships, connections, creativity, spaciousness, values, steadiness, safety. As well as taking into consideration the polarity of the Aries and Libra node axis.
Old things going out.
Heart openings. Doors closings.
Focus on what inspires.
Uplift what uplifts.
It’s going to feel intense, deep. Words can trigger wounds. Transformation is a given.
Find the beauty amidst.
Find harmony within the self.
Here’s to eclipse season.
Note: eclipses have a stronger push and pull on menstrual cycles, especially when involving Venus. Stay soft this new moon x
New Moon Libra at 21° 07’
Walt Whitman asked himself, “Do I contradict myself? / Very well then I contradict myself, / (I am large, I contain multitudes.)” and he may have provided the key to unlocking what it means to be in the Solar Eclipse’s reflection of self-harmony. You contain multitudes. You contradict yourself. As I typed that, I felt a sting of discomfort because I - like you - have been conditioned to believe it’s an insult. In many other contexts, it’s actually the truth of who we are. Not as an insult. You contain multitudes of contradictions, polarities, oppositions, and dialectic tensions.
When Libra Season began this year, I realized that “balance” wasn’t enough to explain this sign. It’s also not exactly clear when I ask my readers to “balance” what exactly they’re being asked TO balance. When Libra Season has us managing a balance, I think it’s the contradictions within us. The polarities we all hold. The push-pulls that we feel and often problematize because of our polarized world. When it comes to cultivating self-harmony, I think we want to frame the “Self” as a multitude of contradictions. Further, we can create harmonious relationships when we normalize the truth that others contain just as many contradictions as us. It’s not easy but it’s the truth.
When examining the Solar Eclipse in Libra, I wondered about the contradictions in all of our characters and then I realized that Astrology already illuminates these contradictions. If we see the six pairs of opposite signs as the multitudes we’re all holding, we can then understand what we’re balancing. With Aries and Libra, we realize that we can want both separation and connection with the same people. Gemini and Sagittarius want us to smarten up not just through research and theory, but experimentation and experience. When Cancer and Capricorn speak on our inner dialogue, we need to both nurture and challenge ourselves to grow. Leo and Aquarius want us to stand alone to define and declare who we are while finding ourselves when we join something bigger than ourselves. The wisdom of Virgo and Pisces is that simple, practical steps can be where we find the magic and transcendence through art, creativity, and spirituality can be your path to divinity too. So maybe these six stories are what we need to find self-harmony with.
Especially since Venus newly in Virgo opposite Saturn in Pisces helps you introduce these contradictions in your connections and find them as a source of not just the occasional conflict but chemistry too. Additionally, this New Moon is conjunct Mercury in Libra furthering the necessity for us to depolarize and make contact with the contradictions within and with others for the highest level of harmony.
Romance, Boundaries, Partnerships & Trust
It takes 2 not 1, Aries! The Solar Eclipse in Libra reminds you that there’s no need to do “this” alone. In fact, the Universe supports you being supported by romantic/intimate relationships that pick up where you leave off. Opposites attract polarities into complementarities, an odd couple dynamic that strengthens your proclivities and helps heal your liabilities because of their legitimacies.
Habits, Systems, Wellbeing & Routine
People help you grow, Taurus! The Solar Eclipse wants your intentions to improve your habits and well-being by being in more righteous relationships. Socialization, interpersonal connections, belonging - these are essential for your health. Start prioritizing these dynamics even more than you already lovingly do and watch how your deepening of relationships improves your life.
Self-Disclosure, Charisma, Creativity & Lovability
There’s a story in your heart you need to tell, Gemini. The Solar Eclipse in Libra wants your intentions on how you can express the desire, hope, longing, wish, fear, or worry to the people who genuinely care about you and need to know it. From there, you’ll experience the powerful self-revelation that can only happen when you’re self-disclosing in real-time.
Vulnerability, Home, Family & Emotional Agility
Happy homecoming, Cancer! The Solar Eclipse in Libra wants your intentions on “home”; from the places to the people and all the experiences that give you greater emotional safety. Consider “home” as not just a location externally but an experience internally from a place of meaningful self-acceptance, self-compassion, and authenticity so you realize you bring home with you.
Curiosity, Observation, Dialogue & Active Listening
You get more with honey than vinegar, Leo. The Solar Eclipse in Libra helps you speak your truth compassionately but not with harshness. You’re not typically a harsh communicator though sometimes it’s a challenge to speak clearly, assertively, and compassionately. This Solar Eclipse helps you approach tough conversations with gentleness, mercy, and truth-telling.
Finances, Security, Clarity of Values & Pleasure
Live into your values, Virgo! The Solar Eclipse in Libra wants you to identify and implement your values behaviorally quickly for happiness. After a powerful birth month, you’re a bit more sure about the values that help you make hard decisions so you can more firmly say yes and no to what fills you with purpose and passion. Live into those words for personal and financial stability.
Identity, Desire, Autonomy, & Freedom
Happy Birthday, Libra! The Solar Eclipse in your sign is sure to bring major changes as you begin setting yourself free from holding patterns and disempowering stances that keep you feeling like a small force being moved by larger forces you can’t control. You are so much more powerful than you realize AND once you take that stand and make the space to own it, the Universe will take it over from here.
Completion, Surrender, Healing & Spiritual Support
It’s time to let go, Scorpio. The Solar Eclipse in Libra wants you to surrender the situations, circumstances, behaviors, and relationships that you know have served their purpose. Apply forgiveness and apologies where appropriate - the Universe’s favorite two-step method for closure - and lovingly let go of what you’re thinking of so you can move forward.
Friendship, Activism, Collaborations & Shared Humanity
Reciprocity is the name of the game, Sag. The Solar Eclipse in Libra highlights the value of getting AND giving in your community and with your friends. As a sign whose generosity and resourcefulness can often feel unmatched, you may not realize how imbalanced some dynamics are until you’re resentful. Take the time to situate who’s giving as much as they’re getting, who isn’t, and what you want to do about it to repair it.
Career, Leadership, Integrity & Discipline
Skills are clear, socialization is next Capricorn. The Solar Eclipse in Libra reminds you that everyone knows how competent you are; but what remains to be proven is how committed you are to improving your relational intelligence through supporting, elevating, leading, and celebrating the people around you. That’s the key to accessing the professional success you deserve.
Wisdom, Publishing, Discovery & Higher Education
When you know better, Aquarius. The Solar Eclipse in Libra wants you to identify the key learnings over the last six months and consider what needs to be implemented behaviorally so you can operationalize the wisdom. When you know better and do better, the Universe shines the Aquarius constellation even brighter. So let’s what you learned and let’s see what you got!