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The exact New Moon occurs on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 2:45 PM (EDT), (Oct. 8, at 12:15 AM in Gujarat) in the I Ching hexagram “The Wanderer”. Included below are the relevant interpretation segments of the hexagram from my ebook The I Ching: The Sequence of Change, An Astrological Perspective. Relevant portions of the text are listed below. (Can be ordered online at www.thewakingdream.net)
The I Ching hexagram that the New Moon is happening in is:
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56. THE WANDERER
Zodiac: 12° – 18° Libra
Calendar: Northern Hemisphere: Oct 5 to Oct 11 approx
Southern Hemisphere: Apr 1 to Apr 8 approx
House 6: 78° – 72° setting to IC
Time of day: 06:48 to 07:12 PM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)
Aspect: 78° – 72° Waning (Quintile – applying)
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent Moon Phase (90° – 45°)
(7 to 10½ days after the Full Moon).
ABOVE AND BELOW:
Fire above, the mountain below.
Clarity without, stillness within.
One will rest beside the fire.
One can see clearly
But will not chase after what is seen.
It will be enough to count one’s blessings
And relax until the morning.
Fire on the mountain.
A light on the path will attract wanderers.
Food, drink and stories are shared in good humour.
In the morning everyone will go their own way.
It seems as if the universe was made for this moment.
The body keeps still but the mind wanders
If one can maintain inner composure
Clarity will prevail.
Words can disturb the universe
And threaten peace.
Light can be seen by all.
Nothing need be said.
One is challenged to remain tranquil.
The third son to the second daughter.
He is patient. She is adaptable.
He keeps energy in reserve.
She burns her energy in many directions.
He waits for an opportunity.
She eagerly looks for her opportunities.
He will want to stay put.
She will want to see everything.
He will give a measured response.
She will want to be noticed.
He has patience. She has clarity.
He will watch. She will search.
He is inclined to rest, meditate, and stay in his room.
She wants to open the door and see what he is up to.
One wanders and searches for a place to rest.
One sees what is good and moves towards it.
There are independent voices and many insights.
One sits by the fire content to share.
A moment’s serenity is better than none.
Nine in the third place: (14° – 15° Libra)
Ideas come and light up the mind.
There are great implications.
Action is inevitable.
The third place: 14° – 15° Libra: 1. The Creative
One must take the lead
And express oneself.
Nine in the third place:
Light can be seen.
The objective is in sight.
One must not lose composure.
Restraint is essential.
Arrogance will cause misfortune.
This is the Libra New Moon. Libra is the sign of beauty, culture and peace. It represents the voice of harmony in a violent and warring world. It is the voice of reason facing the growing wave of terrorism and fear that is presently being encouraged. Governments are arguing with governments, armies are fighting other armies….. so what’s new?
In the essence of this New Moon lies a vision of peace and harmony. Will you be able to tap into it and be a voice for peace? Or are you going to judge the value of others by the hearsay of the media? This is truly a time to share what one has. The hexagram of this month is the Wanderer. On a path filled with strangers, a fire will be shared! We need a lot more of this kind of sharing today!
Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of attraction and repulsion, or love and hate. The challenge is to cultivate the quality of detachment and good will. Send good energy to others, don’t demand it for yourself. Rise above attractions and repulsions to see the beauty in everyone. Everyone is somebody’s child! Venus is the planet that represents Bhakti Yoga. Using chanting and the voice will maintain and keep alive one’s relationship to God.
On this New Moon we will set our values in motion. Do you think that there are more good values than bad values in the world? In the face of bad values, it becomes especially important to hold true to good ones and set a healing example. Even in disagreement a peaceful way can be found. Are you looking or even trying?
The politics in the world around us is getting nasty. It would be a loss to simply succumb. We are so bombarded by dark worldly concerns that it has become very difficult to hold onto any sense of peace. This is the challenge of this Libra New Moon. Try to share. Try not to blame others.
Chanting is a remarkable tool that can allow us to get beyond our mind with all its thoughts and worries. It is amazing how easily we throw emotional energy away on negative thought forms. It is really easy to be courteous and polite.
Chanting on this Libra New Moon will allows us to centre our emotions on good values and to withdraw our feelings about bad values. If you can let go of your worries, even for a moment, that will be a very healing moment. This New Moon will enhance the lusts and desires of the moment, but it will magnify ten times any efforts made to chant or sing the Name of God.
This is a time for good will and sending blessings. Try to curb the complaining and worrying. Love your neighbour as yourself.
Spend a little time repeating a Name of God and you will clean out your psyche. Meditation, fervent prayer and emotionally vibrant chanting can turn darkness into light. If you want to be an instrument of light, it would help to do a little chanting on this New Moon. It would help much more to do a lot of chanting. It plants a seed for the month ahead.
Great depth and insight can come from chanting or prayer on a New Moon. What have you got to lose by trying it?
Sharing is far more enjoyable and powerful than simply indulging or hoarding what one has. Show appreciation for the efforts of others. Smile and be happy. A little kindness will go a long way and have a profound influence upon any weary traveler..
Every little bit of work we do on enlightening or healing ourselves, sends a wonderful light out to everyone we encounter.
This is a Libra new Moon. Smile and the world will smile with you!
Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om,
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