new moons are always an ideal time to set intentions for the future, but with today’s new moon in libra we’re asked specifically to consider multiple possibilities for reaching what we want. if things have felt stale or blocked or difficult recently, if your path forward hasn’t felt clear, if your goals have felt murky or unfocused, this is the time to consider new ways forward, to shake off the cobwebs and look at the situation from another angle. libra’s ability to listen and balance, bringing both collaboration and creativity into the mix along with their signature wit and brilliance, gives this new moon the power to help us find our focus.
our spread for today is simple and clear, inviting messages on opening ourselves to new opportunities, balancing everything we’re holding and exploring, and being willing to go through a shift or two in order to position ourselves correctly for success and growth.
what to open: knight of coins. it’s been a month of pentacles for me, and after working with the knight of swords just yesterday, today’s knight of coins in this position asks me to consider what i’m moving towards, and to open myself to other ways forward. this adventurer has set a very clear path forward, but can be a little stubborn, a little too unwilling to consider other methods of success. this new moon is inviting me to widen my perspective, to open my mind to new opportunities, and to not get so focused on one version of victory that i miss out on other chances to thrive.
what to balance: page of cups. emotional and intuitive, the page of cups makes space for the entire range of feelings and responses that she experiences, without stressing over control or labels. she simply is, and lets that powerful inner wisdom and rich internal landscape guide her forward. emotions can be difficult to balance, but in this card i see an opportunity to let my feelings guide me, instead of following the set path that i see in the knight of coins. we always see pages as naive, inexperienced, young, but sometimes the wisdom of youth and the openness of their perspectives can help us grow in new and unexpected ways. what questions am i not asking? what emotions am i suppressing, and which am i giving in to?
what to shift: five of wands. a card of conflict, confusion, and frustration, the message is clear: i need to stop getting in my own way and instead focus on one direction, one goal, one purpose. i’m always working on so many things, and recently decided to start working towards one very large goal. and while i don’t think i need to abandon that idea completely, i do need to shift my attitude around timing, and the fact that this project may take years to complete. i need to be just as excited about my daily work as i am about those bigger goals, and not get flustered about timelines.
overall, this spread is asking me to not be so rigid in my perspective on success, timing, and accomplishments. i’m already doing so much, and prioritizing the need to do it all well - and while this new project is exciting, i need to not let it take over from my other, ongoing work. this new moon, i need to set intentions around staying grounded, listening to my inner wisdom, and not getting so caught up in big ideas that i lose track of my smaller, ongoing projects.
how are you feeling about today’s new moon in libra? have you felt the stagnation in the planets, or are you embracing this spirit of lightness and balance? what intentions are you setting for this new cycle?