On the heels of the fall equinox, a new moon in Libra perfects in the sky on September 25 at 5:55 p.m. EST, encouraging a season of growth, expansion, and opportunity. As the darkest phase of the moon, the new moon reminds us to turn inward and reconnect with our instincts as we seek a new beginning. Arriving in the fair-minded sign of Libra, this particular new moon brings up themes related to our relationships and finding a sense of balance in our lives.

Also an action-oriented cardinal sign, Libra represents the entryway into fall and the start of a new season. At this phase of our yearly journey around the sun, the luminary begins to lose light and prepare for the darkness of winter. Libra possesses the ability to exist within a realm of duality—to appreciate what’s beautiful and aesthetically pleasing, while also recognizing the necessity of darker times and the alchemy that takes place when we surrender during periods of struggle. It’s that harmony that this new moon will guide us to find for ourselves.

We’re called to reflect on the dynamic of giving and receiving in relationships: Is there a sense of fairness? Are we asserting our needs too much or not at all?

Ruled by Venus, the planet of love, Libra is a sign that craves connection. In turn, new moons in Libra often coincide with the start of new relationships (romantic, platonic, or business) or a refresh of old ones. In keeping with Libra’s balanced energy, we’re called to reflect on the dynamic of giving and receiving in these relationships: Is there a sense of fairness? Are we asserting our needs too much or not at all? While this is, again, an opportunity to forge new partnerships, let’s not forget that Mercury is retrograde, too. Whatever we start now may be subject to an adjustment period, some cosmic speed bumps, and revision along the way.

This new moon in Libra will also sit opposite in the sky from Jupiter, the planet of good fortune, expansion, and sometimes even exaggeration. Thanks to the planet’s influence, we may find incredible confidence and courage to pursue our goals. Just be wary of Jupiter’s tendency to make mountains out of molehills—and be sure not to overreact or overpromise.

Overall, however, Jupiter gives this new moon an optimistic edge, making it a beautiful lunation to set a new intention or to shift an old relationship onto a new track. To get more insight into how this energy will affect you, specifically, read on for your sun, moon, and rising signs. Then, pick up a unique self-care practice to make the most of the day.

What the new moon in Libra means for your zodiac sign


Of all the zodiac signs, you may find yourself especially focused on love and relationships, Aries, as this new moon enters your seventh house of one-on-one connections. If you’re coupled, you could reignite the spark with your partner and engage in deeper conversations around shared or differing values. On the other hand, if you’re single, you could meet a special someone with long-term partner potential. And if love isn’t a priority? Expect this new moon to bring a person into your orbit who could provide just the support you need to get a new business or personal venture off the ground.

Your new moon self-care practice: Make a list with two columns, “giving” and “receiving,” and do a relationship inventory. What are you interested in giving in relationships, and what are you seeking? Then, reflect on how closely your reality matches these desires and descriptions—and where there are gaps, create a plan to pivot accordingly.


With the new moon in Libra activating your sixth house of daily routines and health, you could find yourself reflecting on the things and people that consume your energy, Taurus. Perhaps this lunation encourages you to rework your daily routine such that it strikes a better balance between work and play. This is the time to listen to your body’s needs and actually start prioritizing them.

Your new moon self-care practice: Pencil in time for rest. You may feel like you’re busier than ever, but when you start to prioritize slowness to tend to your needs, you’ll be surprised by how the universe shows up and makes that possible. Add more breaks into your day and routine wherever possible.


Let loose, Gemini! You have the chance to reconnect with your pleasure and joy as the new moon in Libra moves through your fifth house of the inner child, creativity, and fun. What’s the point of life if you’re not at least making time to tend to your interests? This new moon is an invitation to let your inner child call the shots. That could mean picking up a new hobby, taking a creative risk, or getting in touch with your whimsical side. In any case, you could feel very much surrounded by inspiration.

Your new moon self-care practice: Plan an activity that feels fun to you. If you’re having a tough time deciding on something, settle on a hobby from your childhood. Finger-paint, go shoot some hoops, or climb a tree. Remind your nervous system that feelings of joy matter, too.


You could find yourself reminiscing on where you come from and what you’ve been through as the new moon highlights your fourth house of home, family, and ancestry. This might mean you feel inspired to move, find new roommates, or buy or sell property. On a more emotional level, you may be tending to family matters. How was your belief system influenced by your family’s foundations and history? You’ve grown and had your own life experiences—but are you ready to shift your perspective? You may feel called to smooth over any rough patches that exist among you and your family members.

Your new moon self-care practice: Do a deep clean at home to reset and refresh for fall. Keep the doors open as you clean to let negative energetic residue find its way out of your space, too.


Prepare for a download of new information, Leo. This new moon hits your third house of communication, extended family, and education. Lucky news may land in your inbox—especially if you’re a writer, speaker, teacher, or work in any technical field. You may also feel called to invest your time in learning a new skill by signing up for a new course or curriculum of interest. If you’re close with your extended family or have siblings, you may also learn some interesting news about their lives; in any case, this is a wonderful time to reinvest in those relationships, too.

Your new moon self-care practice: The written word feels extra potent for you right now. Grab a pencil and piece of paper, and write out your intentions. Try drafting them in the present tense as if they’ve already transpired.


You may very well receive an injection of cash, thanks to the new moon in your second house of income and resources. Perhaps you’re starting a new job or role, or finally feel ready to put your feelers out there. If you’ve been waiting on news of a promotion or raise, this lunation could deliver it. This is an aligned time to reflect on your budget, create a savings goal, or start investing some of your cash. You’re ready to reconsider what your financial future looks like and what feels secure and safe for you.

Your new moon self-care practice: Set a financial goal. What feels realistic, and where would you like to be one year from now? Getting specific and claiming your financial security now will help you get there with less resistance.


It’s time to focus on you as the new moon in Libra activates your first house of self, identity, and personal ambitions. If you’ve been feeling like you’re ready to make a big life change, now is the time. This lunation signals a personal rebirth and awakens with you a desire to tend to yourself and your needs. This is a beautiful time to set goals, and breathe them into existence. You’re releasing and forgiving past versions of yourself so you can move forward with confidence and alignment.

Your new moon self-care practice: It’s time for some mirror work. Sit in front of a mirror for three minutes every morning, and hype yourself up. Compliment yourself. Believe in yourself. Encourage yourself. Embody those words and feel them to be true as they leave your lips.


Alone time may be what you’re craving when the new moon in Libra highlights your 12th house of closure, rest, spirituality, and endings. If you’ve been overexerting yourself, your body, mind and soul are all ready to say, “No more.” You may be closing out a chapter in your life and coping with the feeling of loss. Know that this ending is creating space for something new. Honor your feelings and emotions as they arise because they are valid and deserving of attention.

Your new moon self-care practice: Start a dream journal. Pay attention to messages, themes and signs from your dreams, and chances are, something will apply to your waking life.


You’re ready to welcome the feeling of belonging once the new moon in Libra activates your 11th house of community and friendships. Pay attention to the people who enter your life around this new moon, as they may bring a dash of luck and help you inch closer toward making your dreams a reality. This is also a wonderful opportunity to cultivate new or existing connections—whether that’s with a local dance group, sports team, or community organization.

Your new moon self-care practice: Schedule some time with friends. Being in community with your loved ones will help you feel seen and understood.


This could very well be the new moon you’ve been waiting for, Capricorn. It moves through your 10th house of career, reputation, and legacy, fueling several of your core values. If you’ve been itching to shed your skin and begin again, now is your cosmic chance. Don’t be afraid to show the world how you truly see yourself. In professional matters, this new moon could bring news of a promotion, raise, job change, or other kind of meaningful recognition. If you’re brave enough to put yourself out there on social media, you could find that your work also picks up or even goes viral.

Your new moon self-care practice: Visualize the next milestone you’re aiming to achieve, and consider what it might feel like to have reached that goal. Don’t worry about how you got there for now—just focus on feeling that feeling. Embodying it will bring you closer to reaching it.


You’re ready for some adventure and excitement as the new moon in Libra enters your ninth house of travel, study, publishing, and broadening of horizons. If you’re in school, this new moon may signal an exciting beginning around a new area of study or interest. If you’re feeling tied down by the mundane, you could receive the boost of encouragement you need to book a faraway trip. Information or news that arrives around this time could also lead to a welcome shift of perspective.

Your new moon self-care practice: Can you get out of a town for a vacation, perhaps just for a day or two? Book a trip, even if it’s to the next town over. Explore different parts of your neighborhood, go to a store you’ve always said you wanted to check out, or hit up a new restaurant as a means to shift your point of view.


Vulnerability can be your superpower, and with the new moon in Libra moving through your eighth house of intimacy, psyche, fears and transformation, you could feel ready to sit with some of your more uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. When you commit to spending time reflecting on your past patterns and feeling the raw emotions that surface, you’ll be ready to level up. Remember: The only way to move forward is to free yourself from the things in your past that are holding you back.

Your new moon self-care practice: Write out a list of some regrets or mistakes that haunt you. Tap on your collarbone, and move through each item on your list as you say out loud, “Even though ____, I still deeply and completely love, accept, and forgive myself.”

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