Here we are! Finally. We’ve made it through a fierce winter and a ‘polar vortex’ (sounds like a science fiction movie) that had us on our knees in most of the Northern hemisphere. Ice – wind – cold – snow arghhhhh. We will be officially entering Spring a few hours from now (9:30 pm EST- 2:30 m UT)). Hurray!! May your Full Moon Equinox be glorious. Spring is finally here. Sort of….
Today we also have a super-charged Full Moon occurring at the very beginning of Libra. Day and night are equal- and then- as of tomorrow- the days will be getting longer. Yay!
The Western Astrology zodiac begins when the Sun rises over the equator (Aries or Libra). Due to the earth’s wobble- the constellations no longer line up with this event – so we rely on the Sun’s arrival at this point to begin the astrological year.
Happy Spring! Happy equinox. Happy Full Moon!
Sun in Aries (the Ram) : initiative, drive, aggression, new beginnings.
Moon in Libra (the scales): Peace, harmony, balancing point – finding the middle.
Aries (ruled by warrior planet Mars) young, vibrant, impatient. Self-centered.
Libra (ruled by Venus, planet of love) love, beauty, art. Other-centred.
Full Moons are emotionally loaded and tend to bring out the polarities between people. Us > them – self > other. This natural polarity is amplified in Aries and Libra. Aries is an instigator who would rather do its own thing – while Libra is a responder, with a powerful need to connect with others. Aries tends to be more self-centred and egotistical, while Libra is hyper aware of others and likes to please. Yet if day and night can accept being equal – so can we. Balance is the key.
Mars and Venus, the planets that rule the day, are naturally at odds. Mars is a warrior- Venus a lover. Right now they are in particular tension (right angles) adding friction to already polarized situations. Throw in the current Mercury retrograde – and misunderstandings can become highly problematic. Expect confusion and drama, with amplification to both. This Full Moon may magnify any muddles we are currently in.
Full Moon’s bring things to a head; and we may be faced with something we need to come to terms with. Some have been deceived and/or led down the garden path, or mixed messages have caused confusion and disappointment. As personal issues that have been simmering under the surface rise to the surface, standoffs may occur. Libra encourages us to find middle ground. The key here is to resolve your issue in one way or another. Don’t let it keep festering under the surface. There is an opportunity now to let go of grudges and seek mutual benefit. The theme of forgiveness and redemption (vs retribution) encourages us to seek the higher ground and to walk away from petty ego battles. Life’s too short. Use your fertile imagination to vision a new way forward.
This dreamy, steamy energy could also bring out the romantic in us. Highly creative solutions are possible under such unusual skies. Yet with things tending towards a lack of clarity – we are prone to deception or seduction. Be as straight forward as you can and act with integrity. Honest is always the best policy at any time, but especially now. Karma is a bitch – and especially right now- it can come back to bite you. Don’t let your ego block your ability to forgive and forget. That doesn’t mean you have to debase yourself or throw yourself to the wolves. Libra is about balance – martyrdom is too extreme. And even though Aries likes to pick a fight – sometimes the best policy is to just walk away and let many things pass.
You know you want to 🙂
Mercury snuggled up with Neptune means we are very suggestible right now. Be very careful of what you agree to under these watery influences, and extra cautious about consuming mind altering substances. Then again- maybe that’s exactly what you need! Nothing like a good escape now and then to help press the reset button. Just be honest about what it is you are running away from. Pay attention to your dreams.
Dreams are intense right now. I had one particularity revealing dream exactly as the Sun crossed over Mercury and Neptune. In fact the card above was inspired by an aspect of it. These intuitive influences help us tap into subconscious realms; the trick is to decipher the messages we receive. Making imagery is one helpful way to get in touch with the underlying meanings. This Mercury retrograde in Pisces is very non linear and quite spiritual – it can help us access our inner self. Yet this is also the realm of fantasy and delusions. The odds right now are on the side of chaos and confusion so be sure to stay tuned into your centre- your core self. Discernment is key.
Luckily, Sun in warrior sign Aries can help us cut through the BS and shine a light on what’s really going on. Aries is fierce and independent and shows us the way forward.
Overall- the Equinox marks new beginnings – new projects, endeavors, relationships. Yet with Mercury still retrograde, things can go sideways; there might be missed opportunities, blockages, hesitation. We will need to learn to co-operate with others to get the job done. (Libra). Sometimes we will feel like we’re back at the starting point. Are we merely going in circles?
If you’ve been feeling spaced out or drowned out, its almost over (till the next thing lol) . This time of spring renewal might be delayed by a few weeks, but it will come. We are still entwined with endings ( Mercury will turn direct March 29th). Something is not quite finished (look to see where Mercury is retrograde in your chart – then look at the meanings of the ‘house’ above).
There’s a review going on as we reflect on the cycles of our life – and consider where we are heading. Even though the destination may not be especially clear at the moment, Pisces asks us to trust and have faith that everything will turn out all right. Jupiter brings positive expansion, joy. There are no guarantees, especially in these times of confusion and upheaval, but we can choose how we direct our energy and how we see our circumstances (cup half full or half empty). Although nothing is for certain right now in this push-pull between the past and the future, and it does seem to be two steps forward, one step back, there is an opportunity here. The best thing we can do is stay in the present. After all – the present (now) is all there really is – and that is worth discovering.
The past, the present and the future walked into a bar. It was tense.
Speaking of the present- Libra wants us to appreciate the gift of each other as we celebrate the beginning of Spring. Go and howl at this glorious Full Moon.
You know you want to!