Monday, September 22, 2014

Libra New Moon Sept 23: Resetting the Balance

"If you're interested in 'balancing' work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable."  Donald Trump
Fish River Canyon Sunrise
Those who intimately know me would be absolutely surprised to find me quoting Donald Trump. Yet forgetting the messenger while focusing on a message in resonance with the Libra New Moon, speaks to the shifts and changes unfolding around the globe in cultural practices and rules, and human opportunity and new beginnings. 
I am now in Namibia in Southwest Africa. This is a land of extreme beauty and silence, stark deserts, majestic dunes, deep canyons, desert Elephants, brilliant starry nights, and compassionate, loving people. I am here on a 14 day Landscape Photography Workshop with Trey Radcliff and his team from Stuck in Customs. And yes...pleasure and work have become one for me as I venture in Africa! With energized Mars now transiting Sagittarius, my inner journeyer is out on a quest to blaze new trails.
Oryx Gemsbok, Fish River Canyon Namibia
Photography is one of my passions. I am here in Namibia to up my photographic level and expertise, as well as reassess my life path and direction. This ancient land is the perfect canvas to explore my inner desires and shift any resistance from fully embracing this energy. At this Libra New Moon, I evoke the power of the Libra archetype to help me re-balance my priorities and focus. That very same vibration is available to you at this Libra New Moon. 
As Internet connection and availability here is slow and challenging, respectively, this update will be brief. Here's the 411 for this Libra New Moon:

When: Sept 23 at 8:14 pm in Hawaii, 11:14 pm on the West Coast USA, and on the 24th after midnight for the Mountain States USA, east to the International Date line. GMT = 9/24 at 6:14 am.
Where: Moon meets the Sun at 1° Libra
Overall Theme: Resetting your life balance. Aligning your heart's desire with a functional, fully energized structure (Jupiter in Leo square Saturn in Scorpio). 

Energy Form Created: Sun entered Libra the day before New Moon signaling the Equinox and the start of a new season. Now the Moon joins the Sun to set a new lunation theme in the realm of relationships for the coming 2 weeks. It also creates a strong focal point for the coming totally eclipsed Aries Full Moon on October 8/9 and a potent Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio/Libra (Oct 4 - 25). And remembering, in the background is the energies of dissolving and creating anew courtesy of Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn.
Mercury Retrograde begins in the water sign of Scorpio on October 4. It stations direct on the 25th in Libra. The theme points to congruency and deepening of relationships. Remember, Mercury Retrograde vibe is fueled by spontaneity. If travel plans or communications go awry, look for the silver lining, moving where the energy feels easiest.
Synopsis: The overall building theme points to strengthening integrity of self in relationship with others in your life. With whom do you authentically resonate? Who honors your individuation? In all respects, authenticity is paramount and equally challenging as you shift and adapt to rapidly changing situations in your personal life.
The Easy - creating new relationships. Grand Fire trine forms at month-end into October. Fire trines are powerful energy forms for creation, fueling heart intentions and blazing new trails. Create...create...create!
The Challenging: Integrity and authenticity in relationships.

Suggestions for this lunation:
-reevaluate friendships and work alliances
-attune to your heart's desire in the areas of shared resources, trust and intimacy. Notice here where congruency and incongruency arise. 
-use discernment before saying "yes" or "no" to request from others.
-artistically create something new

Quiver Tree Waxing Moon, Namibia
The astrological year has reached its midpoint. The focus now turns from introspective self to yourself with others. It also ushers in a new vibration for resetting boundaries and preparing for the coming season. What do you want to create in the next 90 days that fuels your authentic self? A good start points to gratitude and blessings for all that has occurred over the past 180 days, especially the parts that have proven challenging. 
The other night I witnessed the Milky Way in all its splendor from the darkest of locations in the Namibia desert land. A clear view of the horizon was visible no matter where I looked. From the Southern Hemisphere, the center of the Milky Way is at the zenith of the sky just after sunset this time of the year. The powerful vibration was palpable and deeply moving. A feeling of deep gratitude and connection with life filled me. I understood on a deep cellular level "you are not alone".

This coming season includes a Mercury Retrograde (Oct), a total lunar and partial solar eclipses (Oct), a grand fire trine (Sept/Oct), Saturn moving into Sagittarius (Dec) and an intensification of Uranus square Pluto (Nov/Dec).  That's a lot of transformative fuel pointing to a very changeable and intense season with many surprises in store. At this Libra New Moon set strong intentions for allowing the power of transformation to be your guide and opportunity. Yes, stability and safety are wonderful tonics. However, missed opportunities often occur when you refuse to invite in new energy. Seize the moment and enjoy this transformative season. Sat Nam
Next Update: Aries Full Moon and total Lunar eclipse October 8
 Aloha from Luderitz, Namibia
Starman, Joseph Mina
September 22, 2014
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