This Sun is currently in Aries, so our full Moon on 7 April at 10:35 PM EST is at 18 degrees Libra.
The polarity between Aries and Libra is a Cardinal trajectory. These two signs are beginners of things. Fiery Aries Sun, ruled by Mars, uses instinct to drive its way through situations. It is ruled by the head, and it butts it’s way, trusting it will make its way to the horn of the issue. Once there, it may sniff the air, crop the grass, and reassess what it has done so far.
Libra, an air sign, of the mind, is making its first forays into relationship. It is using relationship for reference and observation of others – to discern what it is itself, what it is not; what it does and does not want to become or experience itself.
Libra also will look for what it does not have in its own toolkit. It will observe who might have what it wants and make an alliance in order to procure it.
With a Libra full Moon, we may be looking outside of ourselves for emotional shoring up, support and reassurance we aren’t, at the moment, able to supply to ourselves.
We are experiencing and evolving new ways of being on our own, and new ways of being with others.
With the natural square of Aries and Libra to Cancer and Capricorn, ruled by the Moon and Saturn, respectively, we may be looking to shore up an area of the emotional body that has been historically weak, wounded, and perhaps affected by the authority/oppression by others.
At times of significant change and realignment like the ones we are now experiencing, attention to how we care for our emotional body is of primary importance.
All evolution starts with the moon, with the emotional body.
Attending now to how our instincts are guiding us, and how our searching for emotional succor is leading us, will guide us to ways to comfort and heal and rebuild our system on firmer and firmer ground.
The Full Moon/Sun are square to Pluto, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. The Pluto and Jupiter conjunction is in Capricorn. We experience expansion and contraction. We experience an enormous sea change in power, law and societal structure. Even the societal structure of the home is restructured, reconsidered. Our path to internal empowerment is being catalyzed from a place of external confinement.
Saturn and Mars are now in Aquarius. Aquarius holds the internet, the group mind. The ways we find to serve with our inspired ideas and physical energy, not just ourselves, but the greater whole, can enlighten whole societies.
My local community gardens usually grow food for and with our local Senior citizens. Now, the seniors are at home. The community gardeners are phoning the seniors, emailing them in their isolation, to offer comfort and to see what they might need.
That is adaptation. That is evolution. That is service.
The square of all four planets to the full Libra Moon rubs us from the inside like the follicle and the egg, causing internal stirring, fertilization, awakening, transformation/evolution.
This conjunction of Saturn/Pluto in Capricorn will be in orb for a good part of the year as we participate in a naturally ordained shut down of outmoded systems. The earth is taking a rest, giving the ground and air and water something more streamlined, efficient and sustainable.
That said, Saturn has, for now, moved into Aquarius where we are making new ways of being. The structures of society are for the common good. The commitment confinement and physical distance is for the good of people we may never meet or know. By confining ourselves to our homes, we could save their lives.
With Aquarius we are thinking of the greater good. In our isolation we are feeling the greater connection we have to all that is.
It is a good time to meditate alone but also to join group meditations online or just through the desire to connect.
We see the bigger picture of natural law and man made authority with Saturn in Aquarius. I might see some of the unfolding picture, and another sees another piece of the puzzle and when we join together the jigsaw puzzle pieces fall into place. We start to see the beautiful picture coming more clearly.
Saturn will begin a retrograde cycle on May 11 at 1 degree 57 minutes Aquarius and will resume forward motion on September 29 at 25 degrees
The hallway can be drafty, this place in between. We can prepare our own elemental systems at this time: our bodies, minds, and homes.
Maybe the store shelf doesn’t have that comfort food, so we borrow it from a neighbor, or we learn to make a healthier version or we make something entirely new.
As we are more insulated from the outside, the structure of our days leading inward, Inspiration has a way in to our minds, hearts and voices. We can practice acting on the intuition we innately have which now is increasing.
Aries Sun lives by its instincts. The full Libra Moon learns and assimilates ways of being from observation.
We are learning from our feelings, from our experience and from seeing how others are responding to their experiences and emotions.
We are in this life experience together. We are in it in isolation and we’re sharing it with the world. Stay in touch.