Use your intuition as to what relationships you need to turn your attention to at this time, as it’s a good opportunity to nurture the relationships in your life that need the most love right now.
A close relationship to Jupiter during this lunation offer a wonderfully expansive and abundant energy, suggesting that it is a good time to pursue something beyond your wildest dreams…adventure, celebration, education or religion and spirituality. If you’ve been putting any of these off, now is the time to use this cosmic creative energy to broaden your horizons and live large.
If you really wanted to, during this new moon time, you have the opportunity to manifest what you have most desired recently. Saturn and Neptune are *just* close enough to this new moon that if you really focus, you can will what you want. Another possibility here is to use this energy for embodied awakening…now is the time for your yoga practice to thrive and work! Diligent attention to your spiritual practice has cosmic and potent effects at this time, bringing you closer to oneness…if you want it badly enough.
The sky also features a broad relationship to Pluto, which means that if you choose to, you may use this new moon energy to dig deeply into the psyche and release whatever has outworn its usefulness…old patterns, habits and beliefs are no match for a wise use of Pluto & moon energy.
This new moon holds many possibilities for your soul’s growth. It’s time to look within and balance the scales, as Libra energy thrives when our internal desires match our external reality. Cultivate this powerful Libran and new moon energy with the alchemical ritual below.
Alchemical Ritual for the Libra New Moon
As an air sign, Libra likes to take an expansive view to witness all sides of a situation, or all levels of artistic beauty. On the low side, however, that overview can lead to indecisiveness and stagnation, with others waiting on you to make a move. This new moon ritual for Libra helps to generate balance between our inner and outer realities.
Libra is ruled by Venus, so focus on creating a loving, supportive energy around you for the ritual. Anything green or copper can aid in bringing in Venusian energy. Draw an imaginary circle (or a real one with chalk, or some other natural marker) to contain your ritual and place in the center any sacred stones (jade, rose quarts or emeralds are good choices). You can also bring in elements of rose or sandalwood (essential oils, prayer beads, or live flowers), as well as a lit candle or two. Use sage, sweet grass or palo santo to cleanse yourself and the space by casting the smoke over yourself and encircling your own body three times. When you’re ready to begin the ritual, sit quietly inside the circle. Spend a few moments in quiet contemplation on the desires within you that most need to be met. Visualize what the manifestation of these desires feels like…rather than try and force a certain outcome, get into the state of being that the outcome generates. Notice how the outcome makes you feel, alleviates any tension, improves relationships, etc. Don’t plan the outcome, just feel it. Once your writing is complete, close the eyes and say the following invocation out loud:
May the energy of Libra, Venus, and this New Moon manifest my most potent desires.
Spend a few moments in quiet contemplation. Clear the mind of thoughts completely. Feel the sensation of the outcome in the body. Rather than force the outcome, invite any messages that you need to hear or experience that help you move closer to manifesting what is most alive within you.
When complete, chant Om three times, and snuff the candles. Hold the feeling of the final manifestation as you exit the ritual. Do what the messages you received instruct. The act of manifesting our desires requires both a receptivity to the manifestation, as well as the active participation in bringing it forward. When our inner desires match our outer reality, we are fully balanced and harmonized. Our life becomes a dynamic harmony that reflects our soul’s purpose.
By Alanna Kaivalya
Alanna believes Yoga is for everyone and each student can develop the self-empowerment needed to embark on a personal journey to meaningful transformation. On this principle she founded The Kaivalya Yoga Method, a fresh take on yoga emphasizing the individual path while honoring tradition. Teaching students since 2001, teachers since 2003, Alanna has written and developed teacher trainings worldwide for top studios and independently. In January she debuted a comprehensive 200hr-online teacher training with YogaDownload. She holds a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, has authored numerous articles and two books: Myths of the Asanas, an accessible practitioner’s guide to stories behind beloved poses; Sacred Sound, a yoga “hymnal,” illustrating the role of chant and mantra in modern practice. Look for her third book, Yoga Beyond the Mat, in Autumn 2016.She lives in New York City with Roxy the Wonderdog.
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