Monday, October 12, 2015

New Moon in Libra: I Hear You...

Today we have a New Moon in the cardinal air sign of Libra, the Scales of Justice and Equality. The Moon is accompanied by the Sun, Mercury, the lunar node, and Juno - the asteroid goddess of partnership – all in the sign of “you ‘n me equals we!” Examining the chart of this lunation, we see themes of communication opening up (Mercury finally moving direct!) and a need to really consider the other person’s point of view.

This is about active listening – not just hearing the sounds the other person is making, but truly taking in and processing what they are saying. We will do well to offer acknowledgement to the other person in such a way that they feel validated. When it comes to the Libran arts of negotiation and discussion, it is not so important to agree entirely with what the other person is saying. Rather, we show them respect – even if we think they’re completely off the mark. It is like giving each party the right to a ‘fair trial.’

You will know you’re blocking the flow if you come up against a great deal of resistance, or if the person is relentless in making their point. Have you ever had the experience of another person repeating themselves over and over again, whining or complaining, telling the same story again and again? You want to roll your eyes and say, “Stop! You’re driving me crazy!” But that doesn’t work – they only continue. They will be tenacious in their efforts to get you to understand their point. Until. They. Feel. Heard.

We have but two ears and one mouth
so that we may listen twice as much as we speak.
~ Thomas Edison

Henry Ford and Thomas Edison
Chiron the Healer in the sign of “we’re all in this together” Pisces makes a significant aspect to this New Moon – a quirky quincunx – requiring us to make adjustments in our relatedness. We are coaxed to show up as the understanding presence of unconditional acceptance, if only for a moment.

We can resolve much and assist the entire process by acting as a simple mirror for the others in our lives, whether partner, child, client, boss, or bureaucracy. We don’t need to quickly judge their words, actions, ideas, behavior – let them settle their own internal deliberations with the art of gracious feedback. Keep reflecting, reflecting, reflecting like a non-reactive looking glass. All the other party really wants to know is that you understand, that they’ve been seen. Let that settle in before inserting a retort, rebuttal, proposed solution.

Try it. At this New Moon in Libra, remember the three magic words that will take you a very long way towards balance, ease, and smoothing over: “I Hear You.”

Oh, and the clincher? You gotta mean it.

Erin Reese is an author, spiritual guide, astrologer, and modern psychic reader based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works with clients all over the world. For readings and spiritual counseling by Skype, phone or email, contact her directly. She can be reached at


  1. Amazing, thank you. So relevant, helpful

    1. Thank you olivegoddess1! Athena is the purveyor of Justice/Libra and she surely carries an olive branch :)

  2. Always so brilliant--thank you!!

    1. You're so welcome, Alicia! I'm glad you find inspiration in these forecasts!