LIBRA FULL MOON 2018
A blue moon just means we have two full moons in a month. Since astrology doesn’t follow the Gregorian calendar, it’s not too big of a deal.
What is a big deal is our first Full Moon of the astrological new year. We start the year with the Sun in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, the initiator.
Aries is a cardinal masculine (read:outgoing) sign. Fiery and ruled by Mars, it runs headlong into the breach, the fray, the next adventure.
It may look to see if it’s mates are by its side, or struggling behind to keep up. It may have summered the peak before it realizes its on its own.
The full Moon is in Aries’ polarity, Libra. Libra is also cardinal and masculine. It is an air sign— of the mind.
Aries begins with action.
Libra begins to relate. Libra wants to learn who it is by relating with others, and the world.
On any given day, we are somewhere on the continuum between Aries and Libra – sometimes leading, sometimes following. Sometimes we are even side by side. Venus, Libra’s ruler, just moved into Taurus. Venus rules Taurus, as well. Venus in Taurus is going to move a bit more slowly in getting to know others. It is a bit reclusive and it is a bit set in it’s ways. It can be enticed our if it’s day to day routine with beautiful smelling food, flowers, views, and plenty of time to get ready to go. Already we see how we begin to relate in Libra.
I like to be spontaneous, they like some notice. I like a bit of daring and excitement. They like to feel safe. I like to gab during the movie. They are hyper-focused on plot and scenery. I like to eat before the film, they say that makes them bloated.
With a Libra full Moon we see how we relate, how we feel about each relationship and what we think about each relationship. Libra is an air sign and they do filter through the mind.
Aries Sun filters less. It burns with fire and that fire propels. The fire is its instinct and it says go! It says Yes! It says Let’s!
We want to express ourselves in action as individual entities in Aries.
I AM HERE!
We want to see who we are through the reflection and experience of others on Libra. You say yes, I say no! Just to see what it feels like, and what it defines about us, we see saw. We argue, we compare, we even sometimes join in.
If Aries is the baby of the zodiac, then Libra is the baby at relating. It can be stubborn, it can want it’s own way. It may try on all kinds of tactics to see how it takes— or doesn’t- with the others in its sphere. Libra wants to experience others to gather information about itself.
Mercury continues retrograde motion in Aries until April 15 – the same day as the Aries new Moon.
We can pause, and reflect, at least a tiny bit more than Aries might normally do, to se where we want to head. With Mars, Aries’ ruler, in Capricorn, we can check our timing.
If I set out tomorrow instead of today will the weather be a bit more fair? Will I have a bit more time to set my itinerary, for example, and get a good night’s sleep?
We want to rattle the inner foundations and see where screws fall loose. We may see that the way we have built our relationships to ourselves and others calls for some realignment.
Meditation on what feels good to us in the here and now will help us to see ways in which we can reshape our alliances. Retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio asks for inner transformative expansion. Jupiter wants to help guide us by the intuitive voice within.
The Sun in Aries runs in part, on instinct. The tulip bulb knows when to sprout, the urge to grow and change and seek that which nurtures is instinctual.
The cardinal signs begin again and again and again as a reminder that we are always learning and making adjustments. We grow out of clothes as we get bigger. Our tastes change, our dreams and goals evolve as we gain experience. This is a great time for a check in to see if the world we have created for ourselves still fits.
A half size difference in a shoe can make all the difference between pinching and pure comfort.
Leaving a party 30 minutes earlier can give us that much more sleep and a more comfortable tomorrow Adding one vegetable a day to the diet and eating one less mouthful of chips can truly increase health..
Walking 20 minutes more and watching 20 minutes less of tv can reorient the whole life.
Starting again can be gentle. It can easily fit into our routine.
It can reorient the whole life.
Begin and begin again.
Lots of love, Lydia