07-Libra and Venus

New Moon in Libra ~ Trust

There was a beautiful quote by Billy, age 4, (who may or may not have been real) that made its way around the internet about 10 or more years ago:

“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.”

Who do you trust with your name?

Trust.

I believe that it’s the single most important factor in any relationship, even more so than love. Yet we don’t see *trust* associated with Libra or even Venus very often. (I’m not sure how much Venus can be trusted.)

You can have a trusted relationship with someone you don’t love. Love is not a requirement, after all.

If a relationship is not balanced, can trust exist?

When trust is lost, can you maintain the relationship anyway?

Who can we trust? BFFs? Lovers? Spouses? The companies we work for? Our spiritual leaders? Politicians? Surely not politicians. Many don’t have the relationship skills to keep us safe or even to make us feel safe. And the one who is supposed to make us feel most safe? No one’s name is safe in his mouth. No one’s.

I have an exercise in the Libra Lunation workbook called “The Promise.” It’s a simple little exercise, but it’s an important one. All about commitment to the promises we make. That little exercise is really preying on my mind. Can I trust myself to keep the promise I’m planning on making to myself? I’m not sure.

Life changes, sometimes in a flash. Priorities shift. Love can die, but if we’re lucky, is reborn. Nothing is certain.

Trust is the thing that holds it all together and keeps us from losing our minds amidst the madness that surrounds us. It’s the central pin that holds the scales on a beam that is constantly in motion.

Each New Moon holds a seed that, if nurtured properly, can grow into something of value. This New Moon in Libra can hold the seed of love. You’ll read that a lot. And it’s true. But it can also hold the seed of trust. Nurture that, too.

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Authorities on astrological associations give ownership of *trust* to Jupiter (Rex E. Bils) and the 11th house (Dr. J. Lee Lehman per Lilly).

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