Full Moon is Saturday, March 31
at 6:37AM Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)
Being the second full moon of the month, this is another blue moon (we had one in January 2018). The theme for this moon is Balance. It is a good time to reflect on what is in balance and what feels out of balance. Practice gratitude and ask for support. Include prayers for all your relations as balance is sorely needed everywhere.
Spend some time during this moon reflecting on what needs balance in your life and then implement something to honor your commitment to include more balance in your life. The biggest one in our culture is usually the balance between being and doing, between the masculine and the feminine. This is a big theme these days and any focus you put on this issue in your own life will greatly benefit the whole as well. So where are you out of balance? Too much Doing? Too much Being? Too much negative Feminine (resentment, inertia, martyrdom, depression) or to much negative Masculine (anxiety, sleeplessness, overwork, aggression, anger, impatience)?
Look to nature for healing. Spend some time in nature and receive the healing and the imprint for good balance that nature can provide. Practice being, listening, taking more time, resting etc., if you are a too much “doing” person, and bring in more action, physical activity, projects and proactive choices if you are stuck in too much “being”.
ASTROLOGICAL NOTES:Written by Patricia Liles. Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com
Full Moon in Libra
Sun in Aries ~ Moon in Libra 10º45”
March 31, 6:37 AM Mountain Daylight Time
(March 31, 12:37 PM Greenwich Mean Time)
With each cycle of the Sun through a sign we celebrate and honor the Moon receiving full impact of the Sun’s mighty rays as the Sun and Moon stand in exact opposition creating a Full Moon. With the Sun traveling through Aries now, our Full Moon is in Libra, sign of the partner, our relationships and the projections created with this intimate, personal axis of the Self (Aries) and the Other (Libra).
This Full Moon will bring into intense foreground how our relationships reflect like a mirror who we are and what we are grappling with in our inner realms and projecting outwards onto our partners.
There is complexity to the Full Moon: Mercury travels with the Sun and is retrograde until April 15 and not fully out of its shadow period, regaining the degree where it began its retrograde until May 3rd. It’s a time to reconsider our language and how our inner thoughts affect our vitality and self-esteem, also how we consider others when we speak and how conscious we are of the impact of what we express. And, are we giving ourselves the freedom to truly express who we are? Something to consider during the gift of Mercury retrograde in Aries.
Mars is the natural ruler of the first sign of the zodiac, Aries, where we find the Sun at this time of year. So Mars is empowered in this chart. Mars has recently (3/17) entered Capricorn where Saturn and Pluto are residing. The warrior in Mars loves Capricorn for the discipline and focus it imparts to its actions. In fact Mars is “exalted” in Capricorn and in addition, Mars is still “out of bounds”, beyond the control of the Sun, a wild card, expressing in a potentially fierce and extreme manner for another couple of weeks. More complexity: Mars is now conjunct Saturn for this Full Moon (exact April 2nd), and this pair is forming a tension/conflict-producing T-Square with the Sun/Moon axis. Mars with Saturn is known as the gas and the brakes – applied at the same time! Saturn is the old, wise responsible one full of caution and keeping eyes on the goal while Mars is the young, impetuous, rowdy one full of reckless, risk-taking behavior – full of the joyous ‘I Am’. Wherever you have Capricorn in your chart is getting plenty of drama, excavation and exposure with these three planetary heavies there. Capricorn wants us to consider and refine our goals and the direction we wish to take our life – the long view. Mars can help us with the energy we need to plow the earth for the changes we want to create. You’ll do best with the challenges at Full Moon if you have set your sights for the top of the mountain you want to attain while still maintaining balance and connection in your relationship arenas.
Capricorn also reflects your relationship with authority – both your inner integrity and outer need to follow the rules and show up in a responsible way to create strong foundational community. Masculine Mars is being challenged by the Sun and the Moon to bring its passionate drive into cooperative alignment to work together with others. The recent weekend, peaceful marches initiated by the youth of our country to accomplish what the elders have not been able to accomplish to insure safety for our citizens-young and old-is a positive example of youthful Mars working with the responsible structures (Saturn) of our society. Mars-Saturn squaring the Sun and the Moon all in cardinal signs says we need to take initiative, start a process, get things moving especially in how we express our individuality and purpose and how we grow and thrive in our relationships. Sometimes the tension of a T-Square is just what we need to improve and make, in this case, our relationships better serve who we are in this moment after so much shift and change.
Time for an update!
Venus, of course, rules the Libra Moon. Venus rules airy Libra, in her more masculine expression of mental objectivity, fair play, and negotiation as she seeks harmony in all things, and she also rules earthy Taurus, her more feminine manifestation of sensual expression, social grace, self worth and what you attract in the material world. At Full Moon, Venus has just entered Taurus (0º), so how you feel about yourself will be reflected in your personal and intimate encounters with partners, one-on-one relationships and business associates.
The Sun and Moon also form a Mystic Rectangle with the North and South Nodes. The Mystic Rectangle is made of aspects of ease and grace and opportunity to move our spiritual lessons down into our physical, every day lives. That’s a strong message (!) suggesting the mental objectivity, loving heart-felt cooperation and harmony that our Libra Moon spotlights are the evolutionary way forward for us as we learn to balance the masculine and feminine within our selves and in our relating to each other.
Watch with as much neutrality as you can hold as this relationship passion-play unfolds this week with you as a major character in the dramatization created by you, for you.
All times are in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)
04/15 Mercury direct at 5º Aries until 7/25
04/17 Aries New Moon 26º 7:58 PM MDT
04/17 Chiron enters Aries for seven years
04/17 Saturn retrograde 9º Capricorn until 9/6
04/19 Sun enters Taurus at 9:12 PM MDT
04/22 Pluto retrograde 21º Capricorn until 9/30
04/29 Scorpio Full Moon 9º 6:59 PM MDT
Written by Patricia Liles. Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com
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