Libra New Moon Meaning and 7 Rituals to Invite Balance and Beauty into Your Life

Pause, reflect and prepare for a beautifully refreshed sense of balance and harmony at the Libra New Moon.

Every year, the new moon in graceful, committed Libra provides a universal launch pad for relationships to take flight. Increase the peace and understanding in your most cherished connections so you can bring back the love!

Libra new moon meaning

The annual Libra new moon marks one of most powerful days each year for harmonizing relationships. Lay down your sword and make it your mission to create win-wins with the people in your life. Negotiations that were strained may suddenly become amicable, paving the way for touching heart-to-hearts and dynamic duets. Libras Cardi B, Doja Cat and Lil’ Wayne are legendary for their chart-topping collabs with other recording artists.

How a Libra new moon makes you feel

If you’re feeling lonely or isolated, the new moon in Libra beckons you out to socialize again. Since Libra is an artsy air sign ruled by the planet Venus. Who knows what a night at the museum or a live show can do to lift your spirits? Or join a book club, a wine club or a meditation circle. Anything that opens your mind is right on cue for intellectual Libra.

Already have a full social calendar? Strive for greater mutuality with the people in your life (think: interdependence, not codependence). Whether you’ve united for business, a creative collaboration, or a breathtakingly romantic affair, don’t water down your individuality. Instead, bring it to the table—and see how well it blends with someone else’s natural skills.

One caveat! While you may create a hit combination, there’s no need to rush to the signing table (or gallop to the altar). For one thing, Libra is a sign that loves to luxuriate. Also, new moons are like cosmic starting blocks, setting off a half-year cycle that you can harvest six months later when the full moon shines in Libra. Slow down and vet your potential “other half” wisely. If the new moon in Libra has anything to say about it, you’ll be making beautiful music together for years to come.

Libra astrology

As the seventh sign, Libra marks the halfway point of the zodiac. Libra is an air sign (along with Gemini and Aquarius), and brings a refreshingly breezy and communicative energy into our lives. Air signs are cerebral and social. They love to explore and discuss ideas, meet new people and feel free to blow with the wind.

The Libra new moon always occurs while the Sun is in Libra—AKA Libra Season—between September 23 and October 22 annually. The exact day and time of the Libra new moon varies every year, within the four-week window of Libra Season.

Libra is fittingly symbolized by the Scales. When the new moon lands in this sign, it’s the perfect day to stop and weigh your options. You can also measure your progress using Libra’s gift of judgment. Of course Libra’s influence offers more than just a path to balance opposing forces. It’s also about taking the perfect amount of time to weigh out a decision. During the Libra new moon, stop “doing” and observe the whole vista before making a move. Libra’s refusal to be rushed won’t simply help you savor the moment, it could spare you a costly mistake.

Libra new moon rituals

This annual new moon is a good time for rituals. Try Astrostyle’s Libra New Moon Ritual to Attract Love.

How does a Libra new moon affect me?

Is there a missing link in your chain? As we mentioned, the Libra new moon activates a new six-month cycle for partnerships. Start searching for someone who can fill in those ever-important blanks. DO take your time with this process!

A helpful idea? Outline ideal criteria before you begin shopping around. What capabilities, specialties and know-how do you need from a collaborator? Avoid settling or, worse, shoe horning someone into a role just because you don’t want to deal with the discovery process. Haste makes waste, but a little extra prep time attracts partners with legit staying power.

How a Libra new moon affects your love life

Ready for some world-class romance? We’re betting so! Libra is ruled by the planet Venus, the goddess of amour herself. While the new moon in Libra tickles us all pink, it drops a rose-colored filter over the lens. During this new moon, you’ll view people in the best possible light. But are you glossing over the whole picture? Everyone has a human side, which, of course, is why marriage vows include the “for worse” clause. So even if your hormones are firing on all cylinders, take time to learn the full spectrum of any fascinating new characters who come into your life.

Need to find a better balance between “mine” and “ours?” Healthy relationships include room for autonomy, as well as togetherness. During the Libra new moon, couples can begin important conversations about supporting each other’s independent interests—without getting triggered or threatened!

7 rituals to invite more balance and beauty into your life at the Libra new moon

1. Gather what you’ve grown

As the first autumn zodiac sign in the Northern hemisphere, Libra marks the start of fall and harvest season. Where was your energy planted in the spring? What have you been cultivating since then? Do you like what’s growing in your metaphorical garden? If not, now’s the perfect time to sort the crops and, if necessary, plant some “bulbs” that will bloom in the spring.

Were you hoping for tomatoes and got apples? Retrace your steps. There’s a good chance it was you who planted those heirloom seeds. Or maybe you just weren’t on top of what was being planted at all. Don’t beat yourself up or deflect responsibility. Identify where the U-turn happened, forgive yourself and then course-correct. If you’ve kept a calendar or journal, review it to see where you’ve been leaking time and energy. That can be incredibly telling!

It can also help to look at where you’ve been directing your attention. Untangle yourself from anything that doesn’t bear the fruit you hope to harvest. Then be super-intentional about what you take on as you move forward.

2. Just say…”maybe!”

Feeling pressured to make a decision? Refuse to cave. At the Libra new moon, it’s okay to wait and see. And if you’re applying the heat to someone else? Take a nice, deep breath and give things a rest. 

After all, that “no” might simply mean “not now.” When a “no” is heard and honored, it may turn into a “yes” down the line. So let go of your agendas and need to control results. Be open to change, course corrections, and unexpected outcomes. As Libra Oscar Wilde once said, “Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.”

3. Freshen up

While Libra is the zodiac’s fashionista, dressing up can feel like a part-time job. That extra hour of assembling your OOTD, accessorizing, makeup application and blow-drying can be a real weight on an already overloaded schedule.

Fortunately, Libra is ruled by Venus. Under its influence, art, beauty and sensuality are as natural to drink in as the air you breathe. At the Libra new moon, taking time to adorn yourself can be a pleasurable, ritual escape from the intense, achievement-focused energy of your day.

Check out our Style Horoscopes for some wardrobe inspo.

Anything beyond a messy ponytail may seem frivolous when you’re driving kids to practice, cramming for finals or hammering away at a massive deadline. (And let’s be real, it kind of it.) But here’s a Libra lifehack: Create a uniform! This should be a simple, go-to combo that cuts down stress when you face your closet. Structured top, jeans, boots…GO! Flowy tunic, leggings, ballet flats, colorful bag…DONE.

And since this new moon favors partnership, why not enlist a fashion-savvy pal to help? You may not have a bestie with the effortless style of Libra Gwyneth Paltrow, but just about any Libra friend (or friend with a Libra moon or Venus in their natal chart) will offer valuable, kindly delivered advice. 

Libra knows best: When you look good, you feel good and you can communicate your personality to the world through your individual style. Carry yourself with more confidence and your energy will always attract opportunity. 

4. Embrace the art of diplomacy

As ruler of the zodiac’s seventh house of committed partnerships, Libra is all about perfecting the balance between me and we, and finding terms that work for everyone. 

This doesn’t just apply to individuals. Many important international agreements were signed in September and came into effect during Libra new moons—including the treaty between Britain and the U.S. that ended the Revolutionary War, and the treaty that restored Japan’s independence after WWII. 

Count on the Libra new moon to gift you with diplomacy so you can truly step into another person’s shoes to understand their needs. During these polarizing political times, that can seem nearly impossible, especially when headlines leave you feeling more upset, angry and helpless by the day. How can you move through grief and outrage with grace? It’s possible the Libra new moon can give you more insight—or at least greater determination to put energy into the world to make it a better place for everyone.

One tool that can help you navigate tough negotiations is nonviolent communication, created by Libra Marshall Rosenberg. It’s a powerful, time-tested method of communication used by everyone from top international diplomats to titans of business to friends and lovers to smooth the path to understanding—in even the most challenging situations.

In less-charged scenarios, the Libra new moon can help you hash things out, be a great listener, and create a win-win wherever you focus your energy. There are your needs, the other person’s needs, and the greater needs of the relationship, which is like a third entity. Lay them all out on the table and assess. Just remember your limits and boundaries. Sometimes, trying to please everyone can mean pleasing no one in the end.

5. Revamp your relationships

The Libra new moon offers a cosmic reboot to your relationships. Even single-and-loving-it types may feel a sudden desire for companionship. For couples, this new moon supports co-creation. Do you need to heal a rift? The peace-loving new moon in Libra can guide you to find outside support like a mediator, coach, or couple’s therapist. 

Are you effectively sending out signals when you want your partner to pay you some attention? John Gottman, author of The Relationship Cure, did extensive research on what he calls “bids for connection.” These are the verbal and nonverbal cues you send out to your partner to acknowledge you or interact with you. Gottman’s research showed that happy couples will place their “bids” up to 100 times in a 10-minute span. According to Gottman, your ability to communicate your desires and needs in a loving way is essential to a healthy relationship. His practices are worth reading about!

Also helpful: Read up on attachment theory and discover your attachment style. Do you tend to be anxious, secure, or avoidant? How about the people to whom you gravitate?

You may not end up with a series of headline-grabbing relationships like Libra Kim Kardashian—and that’s probably a blessing. Still, the Libra new moon assures you’ll have the easiest, most pleasant opportunity of the year to make things just a little bit better.

6. Beautify your surroundings

Libra, the ultimate love goddess and aesthete, prompts you to beautify something now—and even your tiniest, most delicate touch will be seen and appreciated. Cut flowers for your dining room table and bedroom. Invest in a nicer bottle of wine. Buy that amethyst ring from a street vendor. Paint an accent wall in your home. Arrange an eye-pleasing tablescape on your desk. 

The Libra new moon is an optimal time to give your space a thoughtful style overhaul. What can you toss or donate? Why not declutter your closet and hold a clothing/decor/art swap with friends? Need inspiration? Legendary Libra organizing guru Marie Kondo is worth a re-binge (or re-read) for ideas to achieve a less cluttered life. You can also check out Astrostyle’s Home Decor Horoscopes for home style advice by zodiac sign.

7. Strike mind-body balance

Is your mind all over the map? Why not use your body to bring back the balance? Mindfulness practices can really hit the spot anytime you’re seeking a healthy dose of that trademark Libra calm.

Do a few sun salutations or head to a class where you can work it out on the mat. Try a few partner yoga poses for Libra season to help you bring balance back to your body—and become a little bit closer to your partner, too. Up for something more active? Get in the flow with a partner and try the Brazilian dance-inspired martial art Capoeira. Or go all out and really dance under the invisible but powerful Libra new moon with your own moves.

You can also try a Libra season meditation or one that invokes the air element as part of your Libra new moon intentions.

Whatever you choose, Libra and her ruler Venus practically guarantee you’ll be at your most graceful, charming, and lovely.

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Identical twin sisters Ophira and Tali Edut, known as The AstroTwins, are the founders of and the authors of multiple bestselling astrology books. Their horoscopes reach millions here and through their resident astrologer column at ELLE Magazine.