In Your Eyes ~ New Moon in Libra – September 30th, 2016

The tumultuous month of September will draw to its close with one final exclamation mark. On the night of September 30th, 2016 there will be a New Moon in the beautifying sign of Libra, ushering in a fresh cycle of emotional energy and inspiration.

This is the second New Moon of September, the last one having been the Solar Eclipse on September 1st. The month began in darkness, but will now end with a soulful hymn to the coming of a gentler season.

primavera_03Consider this to be an absolutely ideal time for setting benevolent intentions for your life.  The sign of Libra is ruled by Venus, goddess of beauty and love. Thus, any intentions set at a Venusian New Moon like this will have a special fertility for seeds of luxury, beauty, and of course, love.

Love

I get so lost, sometimes

Days pass and

this emptiness fills my heart

Before you assume that love refers exclusively to romance/sex/drama, think about what Victor Hugo’s epic hero, Jean Valjean says at the end of Les Miserables:

“To love another person is to see the face of God.”

From this perspective, one could never get away with saying that love is just a social construct or merely a triggered biological reaction.

Love, in all of its forms, is the lifeblood of the soul.

unknownAccording to Neoplatonist philosophers of both antiquity and the Renaissance, love was a cathartic force that acted as an intermediary between heaven and earth. In other words, love was the phenomenon of union between the soul of God (heaven) and the soul of mankind (earth).starburst3lavender

Perhaps this why Peter Gabriel’s soulful song, In Your Eyes can be heard as the world’s most epic romantic rhapsody or as as an enrapturing invocation of the divine. It is the freedom of movement and ambiguity of his lyrics that lets the music really soar! Love is numinous and is thus more than one man can perfectly describe, even in a song as majestic as this one.

In your eyes

The light the heat

One of the greatest Italian Renaissance philosophers, Marsilio Ficino, wrote volumes on the subject of love. In Ficino’s mind, love was the force that linked all things together, originating from God.

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Ficino called this flow of love between divinity and humanity, “circuitus spiritualis” which he described as:

“That self-reverting current from God to the world and from the world to God, the generating power of which is Love: in Love, God created the world, and in Love every creature aspires to return to him.”

In your eyes

I am complete

In all of its various forms, whether it be kindred, sexual or rhapsodic, love is the experience of union with that which completes you.

graces_detailWhether your journey of love on this New Moon night is the embodiment of eros, agape, or philia, this New Moon night will reveal the prepossessing harmony that emerges when you fully acknowledge the divinity of another spirit.

I see the doorway to a thousand churches

In your eyes

The resolution of all the fruitless searches

In your eyes

This New Moon in Libra will have an especially vibrant energy since the recent eclipses have opened you to much deeper perceptions and prepared you for a profound growth in wisdom. The eclipses stirred up a lot of anxious and fearful feelings, made all the more difficult by the Saturn/Neptune square which antagonized your perceptions of reality.

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But with this New Moon, that whirlwind of dissonance and fear has passed. You may now breathe new strength into whatever and whomever it is that you love the most.

And all my instincts, they return

And the grand facade, so soon will burn

Without a noise, without my pride

I reach out from the inside

There are few symbols more apt to describe the Neoplatonic vision of love than a New Moon. This is because New Moons occur when the Sun and the Moon unite in the heavens, fusing their polar energies together, offering you a fertile moment of potent creativity.

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With a New Moon in Libra, the polarities of solar and lunar, masculine and feminine, knowledge and wisdom, will blend together elegantly as melody and harmony: dissonant chords resolving into consonant chords. C’est l’amore!

Oh, I want to be that complete

I want to touch the light

The heat

I see in your eyes

To experience this joyful phenomena, all you have to do is open yourself to the sensation of beauty. Your senses are naturally attuned to adore symmetry and cherish harmony, but at this New Moon in Libra, these gifts will be elevated to a new level of sophistication. 

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In your eyes

The light the heat

This New Moon in Libra comes bearing some very fine gifts for good luck along with convivial conditions under which to immerse yourself in the pleasure of love. The Sun and Moon will be conjunct Jupiter, an aspect best imagined as an overflowing fountain of generosity and goodwill.

In your eyes

I am complete

To add a little gravitas to the evening, this conjunction between Jupiter, the Sun, and the Moon will be in a sextile with Saturn in Sagittarius. Rather than just growing drunk on optimism, you will be gently nudged towards making tangible improvements to your current situation. With Saturn in a Jupiter-ruled sign, opportunities for the advancement of wisdom and higher perspectives will abound. 

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Saturn is the gravitational force that crystallizes chaos into form. Thus, you can imagine that this beneficent New Moon comes with a ballast, protecting you from sabotaging your success with rashness and impulsivity.  

And all my instincts, they return

With Venus in Scorpio trined to Neptune in Pisces on this night, you will feel splendidly immersed in the Anima Mundi (World Soul), feeling kinship with voices from the past as you blossom into the dawn of a bright future. 

Without a noise, without my pride

I reach out from the inside

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A New Moon in Libra creates just the right conditions to open you to the sincere appreciation of another’s beauty. And with Saturn fortifying against excessive sorrow and foolishness, this night is one in which your sincere affections will lead you to explore your highest ideals of love.

I see the doorway to a thousand churches

In your eyes

The resolution of all the fruitless searches

In your eyes

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On this night, take the time to cultivate the best environment and company for whatever it is that you desire to share. Your words, gestures and feelings will be met by yielding receptivity. 

With such graceful influences as your attendants, this is a night where you can envision your life as a magnificent opera, a libretto of extraordinary passions: a story of enchantment, courage, and of course, the realization of love’s highest purpose!

Use this New Moon in Libra to experience intimate union with the Soul of the Universe itself.

 

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