The September New Moon in Libra | New Moon Astrology
Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life with the Libra New Moon
On 25th/26th September (depending on time zone), we celebrate the New Moon in Libra by finding some balance in how realistic we are in our daily lives.
Air Moons, such as Libra, give us the opportunity to explore the way we think. This is a good time to determine if our thoughts, words and actions are in alignment.
You’ve heard the phrase, change your thoughts, change your life, right?
During this new Moon, you get the chance to rewire your brain for positivity by focusing on the good things in your life.
Reference Note: The phrase I mention comes from a few sources, including the title of a Dr Wayne Dyer book on the ancient wisdom of Lao-tzu. Change your thoughts and you can change the world was a quote by Normal Vincent Peale, a clergyman connected to the positive thinking movement. And this leads me to someone worth checking out who is giving positive thinking a modern day revival, and that is Mitch Horowitz and his book The Miracle Club.
When is the New Moon in Libra?
I’m in the UK. and the New Moon in Libra takes place on 25th September @ 22:54. Check below for your time zone. and get the date in your diary.
- BST - 25th September @ 22:54
- Eastern Time - 25th September @ 17:54
- Pacific Time - 25th September @ 14:54
- Mountain Time - 25th September @ 15:54
- Australian Eastern Time - 26th September @ 07:54
- Australian Western Time - 26th September @ 05:54
Working with New Moon Energy
New Moon energy is about new beginnings. It’s the start of the lunar cycle and signifies a fresh start.
Fresh starts are great, as we get to draw a line under what’s gone before. But fresh starts can also be intimidating, as there’s an invisible pressure to achieve something new.
I like to view new Moons as a cleansing energy shift. At the new Moon, I have two choices:
- I can continue to focus on what I’ve not achieved and what didn’t work out, and I can then carry that heavy energy around with me.
- This is the low vibrational frequency option, and often results in feeling stuck and frustrated.
- Or, I can embrace a new energy and a fresh start, and get ready to come at life with a brand new sense of motivation and determination.
- This is the high vibrational frequency option and will result in a greater sense of purpose and drive.
Looking at those options, I obviously want the second, but that one requires effort and focus to achieve, which is where my new Moon practice comes in. I talk more about that later.
New Moon energy gives us the chance to reset ourselves every four weeks. Choosing to work with the new Moon is the difference between remaining in old energy and moving into new.
It’s Not All Woo-Woo
Working with the Moon may seem a bit like spiritual woo-woo to many, but it’s an ancient practice that still has a place in our modern world.
I love a bit of woo, but at the same time I’m a very logical and practical person who strives to take astrological principles and give them a useful, goal orientated application to my life.
This is how I teach working with the Moon inside my Moon Portal Online Membership.
What’s Libra Got to Do With Things?
Each new Moon takes place in a different sign of the zodiac, and that sign of the zodiac themes the new Moon and the lunar cycle ahead, last four weeks.
As we explore the new Moon, we dive deep into the theme brought forward by the zodiac sign and apply that to our life. By exploring all the new Moons of the year, we touch on different life areas as we go, making our journey of self-discovery more expansive and varied.
In the sign of Libra, this new Moon is diplomatic, charming, easy going, sociable and idealistic. As an Air sign, Libra is all about ideas and thoughts. Communication and social interaction are dominant features, as air signs are intellectual and communicative.
To work with this new Moon, it’s important to embrace the theme of Libra and consider how that theme applies to your life right now.
Being Realistic, Not Pessimistic with the Libra New Moon.
Take a closer look at the theme of this new Moon, because being realistic isn't as easy as it should be.
We constantly underestimate our time, overestimate our energy, set unrealistic goals and create standards we cannot meet.
- What if you spent a whole cycle being realistic?
- What would this look like?
Imagine if this could restore some balance and harmony into your life.
Tuning into the New Moon
My new Moon practice is 50% listening and 50% action taking.
The listening part involves being aware of the energies of the new Moon, noticing how I feel, being curious about the thoughts and ideas that come to mind. I slow down and allow myself to think and ponder during this time. I also journal a lot and find noting down anything that comes to mind helpful later on.
The action taking part is about creating action steps, making plans, setting goals and being practical with the awareness I gained during the listening part. Sometimes this can be as simple as creating a to-do list, other times it’s more elaborate and connected to my life path and soul purpose.
Things to do on the New Moon
Looking for something to do on the new Moon? Check out my list of things to do on the new Moon. Pick one or two that resonate with you, and explore the energy of the upcoming new Moon.
- Disconnect & Unplug
- Turn off your phone
- Take a social media break
- Have a tech-free day
- Find peace, tranquillity and solitude
- Create Space
- Declutter your physical space
- Clear the body by practising yoga or bathing
- Clear the mind with meditation and journaling
- Block time in your diary just to be with yourself
- Find Stillness
- Be deliberately slow
- Do everything more mindfully
- Take moments to just be in your own energy
- Use nature to help you relax
- Explore Your Internal World
- Journal and explore the theme of the New Moon
- Set your new Moon intentions and wishes
- Use your Tarot or Oracle cards to dive deeper into the energy of this New Moon
- Ask yourself how you feel, answer honestly, and explore what comes up for you
I Don’t Have Time For All This Moon Stuff?
I live a busy life, and the amount of time I can dedicate to my lunar practice varies Moon to Moon.
At the very least, I spend 30-60 minutes with my tarot cards to tune into the lunar theme and set my intentions for the cycle ahead.
If I have more time, I spend it journaling, exploring, mapping out goals, creating to do lists, and talking to like-minded people about what’s coming up for me. I may even start to dive into some reading, researching or learning. It all depends on where I’m guided and how much time I’ve got.
I see my lunar practice as a form of self care. By taking some time for myself at each new Moon and embracing this energetic reset point, I’m able to connect with myself and explore my emotional, mental and physical needs.
I know how important it is for me to check in with myself on a regular basis, especially if I want to function at my best.
The Moon gives me a self-care calendar to work with and use to my advantage. This is just one of the many reasons I love working with the Moon.
Be Guided by the Moon
My Moon Portal Online Membership is now open for new members, and the New Moon guide and workbook are ready and waiting for you to dive into right now.