Libra is the mediator of the zodiac, the ultimate diplomat and the bringer of harmony. This UN ambassador of peace will go out of their way (for miles) to solve any problem and extinguish any fire of conflict that may be bringing the overall balance of the Universe in danger. No effort is too big for them if the final goal is for everyone to be happy and get along. Always in search of perfect balance, they are far too sensitive to tolerate anything but complete spiritual and emotional equilibrium of those around them. This however may damage their own inner world.
What the New Moon in Libra Will Be About
Placing other people's needs above their own, Libras can sometimes do more harm than good both to those around them and to themselves. With New Moon in the sign's nest, this sort of energy can get quite amplified, especially its more negative aspects. This excessive expression of the shadowy aspect can create problems. While the average Libra naturally tends to be very rational and logical, oftentimes they will end up running in circles, chasing their own tail if you will, trying to fix something that cannot be fixed. While wanting those around you to be happy is a noble cause, as experience shows us, that sort of scenario is not always possible.
A Libra New Moon Lesson: Mediating Conflict is Not Always Your Responsibility
Running around plugging holes in the hull at open sea is a very stressful occupation indeed, especially if the leaky ship are human relations as such. Spending unreasonable amounts of effort on pleasing others and calming down those who simply wish to and genuinely enjoy to argue thus becomes either counterproductive or at least damaging to the psyche of the attempted peace-maker. In the end, the situation is still left looking like a proper battlefield and all effort appears futile.
In such circumstances, it is of paramount importance not to waste one's energy but focus on more important tasks at hand. Even though the energies during the New Moon in Libra will be such that you will be tempted to act as the eternal peace-maker, try to curb your enthusiasm, let others be, and focus your attention on yourself instead. Sometimes, it is better to direct your generosity elsewhere, and not to those who can't appreciate it. Leave room for some chaos, put your earphones in your ears and crank up your favourite music. Sometimes, other people's conflicts are none of your business.
Instead of taking the unnecessary risk of picking up every single negative vibe from everyone you try to help, realise that you cannot please every single person out there. Try to focus on your inner peace and create balance and harmony within your own mind and soul. What you radiate will attract like-minded individuals and gradually the circle of harmony around you will expand to include more and more people. Accept that you cannot be the carer, the mother and the nanny to everyone and put their needs in front of your own.
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New Moon in Libra Tarot Spread
To start off, we’re going to go through our decks and find the Justice card, which is the corresponding card in the tarot to the Libra zodiac sign. We’re going to use this as a significator of sorts, to help us focus our thoughts on this Libra new moon.
Shuffle the cards as usual, draw and lay them out as pictured.
- Where am I most fearful of conflict? - What part of my life am I acting out of avoidance?
- How does my fear of conflict affect my life? - How does my choice to avoid conflict affect my situation? What does it do to me?
- What am I afraid of confronting? - What is it that I am most terrified of confronting during conflicts? What am I most afraid of?
- What is the worst that can happen? - What can happen? How can I prepare for it? Is it really as bad as I think it could be?
- What can guide me to overcome this? - What can help me avoid and overcome my fear?