“Ma'at watches as the morning star,
the eye that sees each day begin;
Ma'at watches as the evening star,
The eye that sees each day come to an end,
Her double light a constant reminder
of the scales in the Hall of Double Ma'at”.
-Merlin Stone, Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood, Vol. II
The new moon is a time of initiation and new beginnings. It is the time to plant a seed of what you want to grow in your life. Making a wish, an intention, a promise, or a vow is a common custom. It is believed that as the moon grows, that your intention or goal will too usually by the time the moon completes its cycle and returns full circle to new again.
October 19th our new moon is in the airy sign of balance, Libra. This transit concerns cooperation, harmony, focus on relationships, artistic pursuits, and releasing all that is imbalanced in our lives . The Goddess Ma'at is the most ancient goddess of wisdom & truth. Ma'at instantly came to mind to aid in writing the new moon meditation and mantra for this blog. Ma'at is the discerning quality within each of us, which weighs and measures the causes and effects of a situation. The tarot correspondent for the astrological sign of Libra is the Justice card (the scales). Goddess Ma'atis goddess of the scales and she as well as the Justice card both ask us to seek justice, truth, while being observant of cause & effect. With the new moon in Libra it's energies encourage us to take some time to attend a social gatherings, tend to artist persuits or simply spending some time taking your partner out to a relaxing dinner. For those who are not in partnerships, there may be some heightened feelings of loneliness, but be aware of superficial bonding to ease the pain/ fear of loneliness. With the Libra Sun this New Moon's energy truly ask for us to find balance. New Moon rituals can be focused on releasing the old, limiting patterns/behaviors to lead us into a more productive life that will enable us to serve our highest purpose. New moon energy also allows us to utilize it's energies for starting a new project. It's important to come up with a ritual that has meaning for you, instead of trying to follow any set guidelines (unless you're part of an established ritual group). Luckily for you, we have some great information on creating and customizing the perfect New Moon ritual for yourself HERE
New Moon In Libra meditation: Sitting in silence, invite the energies of beauty, harmony, and equilibrium into your body. Only in this way can we walk the middle path.