It’s the new moon in Libra, and this week’s primary focus is balance. This energy is amplified by Venus retrograde in Scorpio, which, when combined with Libra’s well developed thought processes, is inspiring many of us to reassess, refigure, and readjust in multiple areas. At the same time, the tumultuous events of recent weeks are mostly dying down, and we’re entering a period of relative quiet, which is perfect for silent consideration.

What have you noticed that you’d like to shift or rebalance? Is there a pattern or habit that you’d like to transform? Often the most subtle hints come from our partnerships, and with the new moon energy, this is a great place to start looking. Recognition and acceptance of ourselves and our ways of being go a long way toward personal evolution, and any areas that you consciously focus on now can be improved over this moon cycle. The beauty of the new moon in Libra is that the energy is less about digging deep and unearthing the weeds – you’ve done that part. Now it’s more about pure development and refinement of the soil that you’ve tilled.

Not sure where to start? Think of the things in which you still find the most resistance. Are you incredibly neat, and does it bother you when others aren’t? Do you tend to get road rage while driving? Do you love your family but fight to hold your tongue regarding your sister’s choice in friends? Each of these points and others like them, inconsequential as they seem, can influence your life dramatically. It’s about the energetic signature that they carry and the underlying attachments that you have; these are all energies that can be redesigned to influence you more positively.

As you’re working with the new moon in Libra to reach new personal heights, don’t forget to balance yourself in the process. While it’s incredibly easy to get caught up in one area, especially when focused on improvement, it’s generally not the healthiest approach. Make sure that you work to adequately balance family, friends, career, and more in a way that feels right to you.

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