A lil' update from us:
We just went through a HUGE house move and are now in a very big ~question mark~ space. It's also the first time in 6 years we've been in different geographical locations.
As the season turns to fall and we begin to turn inward, we are finding a lot more space for creation. It's the perfect time to turn the grief of transition into art - and that is exactly what we are doing.
How are you feeling as the season changes? What is on your heart and what are you releasing + calling in? Let us know in the comments below!
And also...here's a lil retrograde humor for you...
A note on this New Moon from Winter Jendayi, our in house Astro expert:
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Wrapped in an abundant season of love and beauty, we are reminded how beautiful the stars sparkle when the night is dark. The Libra New Moon highlights how the power of beauty supports our life and reminds us of the importance of love within our relationship with self.
While Libra is often looking outwards with longing towards the other, the dark of this Moon reminds us that all we truly have is our self. When we tune into the codes of love which Venus provides, we remember that the love, beauty and harmony we seek, truly exists within our own heart.
Adorn yourself in that which makes you feel beautiful and reminds you of your love. Put roses on your altar, make your home a sacred space. From this place of connecting with your own love and beauty, you may then invite the other in to join you.
This Moon is supportive for new beginnings within your relationships. This could mean setting new boundaries and agreements within existing ones, or, beginning new relationships all together. However, the key to embodying Libra’s divine balance is to remember that you must create love and harmony within yourself first, in order to receive that same love and harmony from others.
Scents for Libra
Embrace this New Moon by surrounding yourself with a beautiful and romantic ambiance. Go to romantic classics like rose, vanilla, jasmine and lavender are always perfect for this time of year. But if you're looking to shake things up a bit, try these secret gems: passion fruit, vetiver, black currant + violet.
Colors and Fabrics for Libra
Libra energy is all about balance. Try having a bit of fun with your wardrobe during this time. Balance neutral tones with pops of bright color- this can create for a sophisticated yet fun and harmonious look.
Looking for more inspiration? What about starting with a tan base and adding lime green accents? Or even a soft rose outfit with some added neon yellow flair? This Moon also makes a call to dress to impress. For fabrics try out shimmery lycras, cotton silk satin, sequins, princess lace satin, or any other flirty fabrics. Choosing a minidress or breezy skirt is also perfect for this time.
Gemstones for Libra
Keeping with this New Moon’s focus on relationships, we're going to recommend a wide variety of crystals. They'll cover a lot of different aspects of relationships that you may feel called to strengthen or even heal.
Emerald, green tourmaline or peridot for relationship stability.
Lapis lazuli, aquamarine, blue lace agate or turquoise for communication.
Yellow jasper or sodalite for clarity, problem solving and focus.
Green jade for reigniting a relationship, finding new love and promoting trust.
Kunzite or rose quartz for self love and overcoming self doubt.
Card Spread for the Libra New Moon
This spread for social harmony is inspired by Libras social energy and natural state of balance.
1. Who in my social circle should I focus on at the moment?
2. Why should I be focused on this individual?
3. What area of our relationship needs attention and care?
4. How can I improve harmony within my social life overall?
5. How can I deepen relationships in my existing social circle?
6. In what ways can I open myself up to new relationships?
Ritual for the Libra New Moon
This Libra energy can create indecision and problems with trusting your intuition- especially if you may be prone to keeping the peace at the expense of your own needs. This energy is also about fairness and has a sense of justice embedded deep within- remember the scales are the symbol for Libra.
The ritual for this new moon helps you counter Libra indecisiveness and make a decision with confidence and conviction. This ritual will require a pendulum, but if you don’t own one you can make one very easily. Just grab a string or chain, a rock or gem with a pointed end, and some glue and jewelry findings. Fasten them all together for your pendant- you can find several videos on youtube on how to if you're unsure! Alternatively, you can use a necklace that has a heavy pendant/crystal on it with a point or semi-point. Once you have a pendant, you can begin.
While the next step can technically be skipped, it does help to sharpen your mind: Consume garden sage in some form, whether you bake a quick bread with it, make a tea, or just fry up some of the leaves with some salt. Sage is said to help improve memory and cognitive function, but we encourage you to seek out studies if you’re interested in the specific data. We are by no means medical doctors or scientists.
Once you have consumed your sage, take a blank piece of paper and in the center write out the decision you're seeking guidance on. Then, in a circle around this main problem, write out all the possible choices that come to mind. Now clear your mind except for the central question, and hold your pendulum over the center of the paper. Keep your hand steady and wait for the pendulum to begin moving.
These are the possible outcomes and their meanings:
1. The pendulum moves strongly, directly towards one choice: This is the best choice.
2. The pendulum wavers between two choices: Something in between the two is the best option. Try and think of a way you may be able to combine them.
3. The pendulum circles the paper, basically swinging around to all of the answers: The best option is inconclusive and you may need to try again in a week or so or change the choices you’ve written out.
4. The pendulum does not move much at all: You need to change the initial question. The decision to be made may actually be different than you think.
That’s really all there is to this ritual- but remember you don’t need to do whatever the pendulum says. Like most things in life, free will is always available and you should let your intuition guide you. Maybe the pendulum gives you an answer that you hate- then you know the right answer! Sometimes these things work in trickier ways than we might initially think!