The Progressed Moon represents your evolving needs, relationships, and general emotional state. When your PR Moon sign or house changes, your current needs change, and therefore so does your life. During the shift from Virgo to Libra (or natal 6th house to 7th house), partnerships become your greatest priority. You are entering a relationship-oriented phase, which lasts about 2.5 years for the Libra progression and anywhere from 1-4 years for the 7th house progression, depending on your H7’s size.
When your PR Moon was in Virgo or your 6th house, you were focused on work, school, health, daily routines, personal habits, and may have suffered from stress-related illness if things weren’t running like clockwork every day. But primarily, you were keeping very busy and focused on practicalities (including money), learning new things, and being useful. Those days are over, as are the relationships you had, which were likely focused on co-workers or student peers, and an employee-to-boss or student-to-mentor. There is something subservient about Virgo/H6, and you will not be comfortable with that inequality when your PR Moon enters Libra or H7. You may initiate a change right off the bat, to reinstate balance within a personal or work relationship.
Libra’s primary objective in life is balance. It is constantly seeking equality and harmony, and does so through one-to-one relationships, because although often accused of vanity or narcissism, Libra only sees itself clearly when it is reflected in the eyes of another person. Have you ever had a friend that can’t stop looking at themselves in the reflection of your sunglasses? That’s Libra! Only, it goes deeper than that. Libra needs someone else’s feedback and objectivity. Otherwise, they are like one half of a whole, and something is constantly missing. It’s kind of sad, when you think about it, because Libra is not a sign that can do “alone time” very well. Likewise, you may consistently feel like you need a partner with every activity during this Moon progression!
Whether you are currently in a partnership or not, you may feel an increased need for one. If you are in one that has become imbalanced, you’ll seek to either reinstate equality or end it for a better, more balanced partnership. You will likely become more social and enjoy conversations – especially those that argue two sides of a point, in a civil and objective manner – and will become more tactful and diplomatic in your communicating. Social graces become important to you, and selfish or rude behavior from others becomes abhorrent. In fact, Venus-ruled Libra is often accused of superficiality because ugliness or vulgarity of any kind is simply intolerable. You need beauty and aesthetically pleasing environments in which to engage in polite conversation.
A major factor of this PR Moon phase is indecision; Libra has a terrible time trying to decide between one side of an issue or another. You may find yourself hesitating to act until you have discussed all the pros and cons of an issue, often using someone else to bounce ideas off of. On the one hand (in true Libra fashion), you are more likely to make an informed and intelligent decision. On the other, you may have a hell of a time taking action on anything at all during this PR Moon phase!
Here comes the bipolar side of Libra: confrontation and projecting. Libra is striving for balance, but often misses the mark; think of a see-saw. How often is it perfectly horizontal? Practically never. Similarly, Libra swings wildly from one side to another in life; when your PR Moon enters this sign or H7, you become increasingly bipolar in your emotions and will express it in an intellectual way (Libra is a detached Air sign), by starting arguments or playing devil’s advocate. If you have a natal Water or Fire Moon sign, you can experience an increase in your mood swings (fun!). As an Air sign, Libra seeks to communicate with others, and as a Cardinal sign (representing the start of Autumn) it wants to initiate conversations and relationships. This means during your PR Libra/H7 Moon, you will start arguments with people, and project your worst qualities onto others…which means they’ll get blamed for your confrontations!
Libra is a conceptual sign, so it enjoys the idea and discussion of things rather than the doing of them. When your PR Moon was in Virgo, you were active and pragmatic; that time is over. Your efforts will go into convincing others to do things for you, because that’s the Libra way. Unfortunately you may not see this about yourself, and will vehemently deny using ugly manipulation tactics when called out on it. You may even see all your own faults in others with no awareness of your own, because Libra puts on blinders when it comes to self-criticism. You’re not lazy, other people are! Why won’t they do these things you want them to do?? You’re not argumentative, others are! Why won’t they concede that your point is right??
In general, you’ll only resort to the ugly side of Libra when your needs aren’t being met, and when life feels too hard or brutal. Surrounding yourself with pleasant aesthetics and lovely atmosphere helps tremendously, as does having harmonious friends and acquaintances, but above all having a partner that you feel equality with. People often take a partnership to the next level during their PR Moon in Libra or H7… legal commitment in personal and business partnerships is an important need. It will help you to take action when you feel stuck in indecision, from time to time.
The Libra lunar progression is easiest for people with natal Moon in an Air sign (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius), and most challenging for those with natal Moon in another Cardinal sign (Aries, Cancer, Capricorn). For both Libra/H7 lunar progressions, it’s a good time for addressing personal and business partnership commitment/equality issues. Be as aware as you can about a propensity towards argumentation/confrontation, projecting onto others, indecision, bipolar mood swings, and indecision. This is a difficult time for seeing yourself clearly, but easier if you’re open to feedback.