The Libra New Moon (Sept. 23, 11:14 pm PDT) is an ideal time to invoke for more love in your life. Big changes can happen with this New Moon, since it coincides with the Fall Equinox and potent Pluto turning direct. You’ll want to prepare your Love gua (far right hand corner in the back of your home) ahead of time by clearing, cleansing and blessing it, as well as adding enhancements – pairs of animals, images of happy couples, things in romantic shades of pink, purple, burgundy or peach. Here is a ritual from my book, Astro Feng Shui: Making Magic in Your Home and Life, to get you in a loving mood.
You will need: a yard of pretty pink fabric and a yard of pink ribbon, five small pieces of rose quartz, a bottle of rose essential oil and a pink candle.
As an astrologer, I often hear from desperate folks who long for a lasting romance, when the real problem lies within—with a lack of self-love that prevents them from attracting a loving partner. As astrologer Caroline Casey says in her brilliant book, Making the Gods Work for You, “Love unites us with the community, whereas romance addiction isolates us; we seek total fulfillment through another and, consumed in small dramas, neglect to give our gift to the community.”
With this in mind, I am not going to give you a traditional love spell for this New Moon. Instead, the following ritual will open your heart and strengthen your love for yourself and others.
Cut the pink fabric into five pieces, about 5” by 5”. Then, cut the ribbon into five, 5” pieces. Light the pink candle in your Love gua, and anoint it with rose oil. In addition, anoint the stones with rose oil, as you think loving thoughts. Place each stone into the center of a square of fabric, and tie it with a piece of ribbon. Put one bag on your altar in the Love gua, affirming love for yourself. Blow out the candle or let it burn down.
Give the other four bags to people you love, telling them how you feel. Include your mate, if you have one. If not, give three of the bags to people you love, and put the fourth in the Love gua along with your bag. Give thanks to Venus, the goddess of love, for sending you all the love you need. You may feel inspired to do loving things for your community over the next few weeks. Take advantage of the chance to generate good karma.