New Moon Calendar Report for Libra: Time for Strengthening Relationships and Creating Beauty

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New Moon facts in astrology tell us Libra is the sign that teaches us about healthy and balanced relationships. The reason that relationships require constant balance is that they involve two people. It is very fitting then, that Libra's symbol is the "Scales".

Libra New Moon Power Offers Opportunity to Strengthen Our Relationships

This month we would benefit from contemplating our relationships. By this I mean relationships between ourselves and others in a broad sense of the word, and not only romantic involvements. In any relationship, both partners must totally accept the uniqueness and the differences of the other person while not negating themselves in the process. This isn't so easy as we all know. The sign of Libra can teach us many wonderful things as long as each of us stays open to the possibility of learning something new. As you wish for harmony and balance this month, you may feel a gentle shift in your reactions to others. Welcome this change in yourself, as it could be just what you need to get a fresh start on how you relate interpersonally. This goes for all sorts of partnerships including marriage or long-term romantic partners as well as business relations, student-teacher relationships, close friendships, and so on. When you refer to another as "my" as in "my boyfriend", "my co-worker", "my teacher", or "my business partner", they fall into the Libra realm of significant others.

Before embarking on healthy relationships or when entering into negotiations with others, it is most vital that a preliminary step is taken. This step acts as a foundation for relating in a balanced way with others. What is this step? It is "knowing thyself"! First formulate a clear picture of who you are and what you want in relation to the other person or social situation. If you are going to compromise with others, as is usually the case, it is important that you are aware of what you may be altering or giving up. If there is something about which you are unable to compromise, it is good to go into a relationship knowing this beforehand--before you run into a roadblock with this person.

Relationships involve sharing. This means mutual trust, honesty, respect, and appreciation. This can be a time when we try to correct or move on from relationships that have grown unsatisfying because they are too one-sided. If everything in a relationship (especially a friendship or a romantic partnership) is only going your partner's way, then there is no longer any room for growth for you! If this is the case you are actually not in a "relationship" any more. Without balance between two people, there is no basis for any closeness.

This isn't often verbalized, but when you love another person, you must also love yourself at the same time. Ideally there would exist a two-way flow of love and communication between you. It is a very unbalanced situation if you are emotionally involved with a person who does not return your feelings or who is unkind to you. Persisting in such situations is not loving to the self, and so these sorts of "relationships" are very unhealthy. In the spirit of Libra, perhaps unhealthy and unbalanced mean the same thing.

New Moon Facts Tell Us Libra Balances the Scales

Libra also rules fairness and negotiations. We can learn how to deal tactfully with others in tricky situations. Win-lose is not Libra. Libra is strictly win-win. This is a great time for cooperative efforts. Instead of being threatened by a differing viewpoint, we should strive to be willing to listen and to even validate those who are different from us. We don't have to agree, but we may learn something from hearing a differing viewpoint and just allowing it to exist. If you have never tried stepping back and giving other people this kind of space, space to disagree with you, you may actually find taking this challenge to be a very rewarding experience. You may learn that just because other people do not agree with you, it doesn't make you or the other individual "wrong"--just different! From this perspective, relationships with others become much less threatening. Other people have a right to be different from us, and we also have a right to our own uniqueness! We are not forced to agree with others, just to validate them.

In terms of the big picture, I see that differences among people can serve a vital function. If many issues in life only went one way, there could be no justice or balance (a Libra theme). Allowing individual differences a place to exist and be heard serves the world by creating natural "checks and balances" within life. We can even see this in the physical body. Just as smooth and coordinated movements require the interplay of opposing muscle groups to control movement, so too, balance in life comes from the give and take and corrective influence of opposing viewpoints. Although differences in opinions may seem like an imbalance to you personally, in the very large overall picture they create balance and the opportunity for compromise and harmony. When seen this way, there are no completely "wrong" or "right " approaches to most issues, and everybody's input and opinion is a valid one, even if you disagree with it.

Libra New Moon is a Time for Creating Beauty

Libra's influence is also a great time to think of things artistic, harmonious, and beautifying. You could set a goal to beautify your home, your environment at work, and even yourself. This is a time to listen to beautiful music, go to an art museum, or cultivate these artistic abilities within yourself.

Libra is an intellectual sign, as are all the air signs. Unlike its opposite sign, Aries, Libra's influence is never impulsive. This month it is our opportunity to think things through carefully before acting. Like its symbol, the scales, Libra enables us to weigh the pros and cons of any problem or situation and come up with fair and balanced solutions

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