A FESTIVAL OF LIGHT – FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE
by Maya White
We start this week with a graceful trine, the aspect of opportunity, between Venus and Pluto. These two working together can be thought of as friends with benefits; they’re attracted to each other and when working well, the natural flow moves things along nicely.
So, on Monday, Venus and Pluto extend an invitation to move forward in a way that feeds your love nature and your desire for joy. Leave jealousy, shame, and feelings of inferiority at the door, and step into passionate expression of your life.
Invitation and Invocation
Also on March 30th, Mercury leaves the intuitive sign of Pisces and moves into Aries, the sign of taking action. The Invitation is: leave your nagging doubts at the door. The Invocation is: say what you mean, and mean what you say!
It makes sense that logical Mercury is not really well placed in Pisces the sign of both his detriment AND fall. Mercury is busy in Aries from March 30 – April 13th, and then moves into grounded Taurus on April 14th.
Next, on Tuesday the 31st, Mars changes signs and moves into Taurus, the sign of manifestation. Mars in Taurus is touchy-feely, and success comes when you think less and do more.
Remember, the planets are teachers, and as they travel through the 12 signs of the zodiac, the planet expresses the qualities of each sign. With two planets changing sign this week, it’s a time when you naturally shift gears. The Light returns to the Northern Hemisphere as the days get longer, and all around the world we can celebrate a time of increased awareness.
Then, Thursday, we have another dynamic day when the Sun trines Jupiter, and Mercury trines Saturn. When you look at the trines as an open door, this is the Universe is waving a checkered flag saying you’re close to the finish line.
Sun trine Jupiter delivers peace and harmony; Mercury trine Saturn adds stabilization to any inflated buoyancy from Jupiter. It’s a grounded and stable week, and a great time to get things accomplished. Keep your eyes on that checkered flag and go for a big win.
Mysteries of the Blood Moon
The Full Moon, also a lunar eclipse is termed a ‘Blood Moon.’ Technically, the term ‘Blood Moon’ has both secular and religious significance. Some regard the current series of lunar eclipses as significant because there are four in a row coinciding with two spiritual holidays: Passover and Tabernacles. The April 2014 and April 2015 total lunar eclipses align with Passover. The October 2014 and September 2015 total lunar eclipses align with the feast of Tabernacles. These eclipses are also notable, however, because the moon does actually change color.
The eclipse of April 4th begins at about 2 AM Pacific time, and will be visible from the west coast of the US. If you are able to view it, you’ll be treated to watching the moon progressively change in size, and also shift color to a darker shade of orange or red. In April of 2014 I watched the eclipse, and indeed, the moon became quite red.
What about the color change – the reddish hue of the Moon? Throughout time, blood has been regarded as an elixir of life. Blood ‘happens’ at birth and sometimes during death. Ancient people kept sacred mysteries around a woman’s menstruation, another source of human blood.
Certainly, Mother Earth is crying out to give birth to a new way of being for us, her children. We, the people, and the plants and animals, are truly dependent on her well-being. This is the reminder from Universal wisdom; that we are living in tender times, and as the Moon ‘bleeds’, the time is ripe for healing and a new way of living on the earth.
What You Learn and What You Teach
Symbolically, the lunar eclipse is about what you are learning; the solar eclipse is what you’re teaching. With this full moon in Libra, the lesson then is around balance in relationship. Because the eclipse signals a time of reorientation, what some people will find is that they want a fresh start in any relationships that are not currently thriving.
The sign opposite Libra, which is Aries, is where you find your guideposts on how to successfully navigate the challenges. Aries teaches that it takes courage to love, and strength to stand your ground in the face of opposition.
Astrology gives insight on your health, wealth, and even timing.
Have an amazing week, and a fantastically rich and rewarding life. If you want to light up your own life with astrology, contact me.
This week, as always – let your Light shine.