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Your New Moon affirmation horoscopes are meant to be read as inspiration and speak to the astrology from September 28 – October 12. If you know both your rising sign and sun sign, please read both horoscopes. They both contain important information. You’ll know which resonates more for you from week to week. Take what works for you, leave the rest. If you find inspiration here we love and appreciate donations. If you want to share this work you must quote it and link it to this post and website. Thank you for your support and for spreading the work around, we really appreciate it and you!
11:26 AM PT – New Moon at 5° of Libra
Venus in Libra sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius, both at 17°
The New Moon in Libra is an affirmation, an invitation, and a little revelation sent to lift our spirits and remind us of what’s possible under pressure. Arriving in the nick of time, this refresh occurs when life’s squeeze is a little tight, its grip a little unrelenting, and its tasks mounting in importance and numbers.
As the faster-moving planets (the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, and eventually Mars) move through Libra, they each make a square to Saturn in Capricorn. As they do, an issue or two is defined, outlined, and solidified. Astrology like this often signals something in our lives that feels like a roadblock, a no-go, no way, no how. Forcing us to tackle something differently than we have been, it’s no wonder if you’ve felt a little stalled, slowed, or lacking in luster or answers lately. It’s not only you, it’s also them (gestures broadly at the sky).
Saturn asks us to commit to the work before the reward. Saturn asks us to know our fears more intimately so that we can figure out how to fool them. Saturn asks us to master the art of working with what is available. Creative ingenuity will always win over gluttony and greed when we are talking about authentic maturity and living a meaningful life. Saturn may make life feel like it’s withholding the goods from us, but it’s just asking that we work in a more efficient way. Something we wouldn’t do unless we were forced to most times. Saturn demands we take our tasks seriously and ourselves with a grain of salt. Heavy is the load that is weighed with ego. Better just to get to work on what we can.
As the planets plow past the ringed one they also sextile Jupiter, experiencing a moment of levity. A breath of fresh air. An inhale. An expansion.
The day of the New Moon comes bearing the imprint of such an opening. The ruler of it, Venus, has just completed a square to Saturn and now makes a sweet and fortuitous sextile to Jupiter. From rags to riches, this moment asks us to appreciate the bonus we’re being gifted. This aspect reminds us that shift happens, love needs protection in order to flourish, and when we set boundaries and channel our energy, we’re able to make the most of our luck. It’s an aspect that reminds us that beauty is always abundant but sometimes it needs to be sought. This New Moon is a moment that asks us to protect our optimism, make room for luck and love, and to leave the door ajar for even the slightest chance of an opportunity. And that is exactly what your affirmation horoscopes are meant to help you with. Think of them as an entry point for this New Moon and the astrology that follows. Think of them as encouragement from your guides. Think of them as a jumping-off point to working with what’s challenging as a means to get to the blessings at the center of it.
After sextiling Jupiter, the planets traveling through Libra make a square to Pluto, offering us the opportunity to lay an unhelpful pattern down. This New Moon is a pocket of energetic gold in the midst of some defining astrological action, but it’s demanding that we take part in our own alchemical processes if we want to get to it.