Saturday, March 31st, Libra, 5:37 am PST
There is a lot of intensity in the air with this Blue Full Moon in Libra, our second Full Moon this month. Though our moon is in the more feminine sign of Libra, we have it reflecting the full light of our sun in Aries. AND we have Mercury retrograding in the sign of Aries. So there is lots of Aries energy in the air. I have been feeling more of the Aries this last week and a half than I have the Libra energy, but we can learn to use the energy of Libra to help up get more into balance.
I don't want to imply that part of our work is to always be getting out of the energy we are in. Sometimes the answer is to stay. To stay in the energy or emotion even if it is uncomfortable. To not try to escape every uncomfortable moment or feeling. But, because the cosmos present us with constant opportunities for growth and astrological oppositional energies in which to do that it's good to learn how to access other energies to achieve more balance. And since we are in Libra, as stated above, balance is the name of the game right now.
With the Sun in Aries and the Moon in Libra we are really in a time of a one to one reflection of self (Aries) and other (Libra). It is why right now you might feel so much is being brought to the surface in your relationships, intimate, friendships, co-workers, etc... Our relationships with others mirror our relationship to ourselves. And with this retrograde it is a time of things rearranging themselves. We all know the surface information about Mercury in retrograde: breakdowns in communication, language, technology, etc... Mercury in retrograde has a bad wrap. But it is such a useful time as it breaks down what has been, to reveal what is ready to be. It is the cosmic earthquake that allows old ways of thinking and being to fall away so that something more true and in alignment with who you are now can emerge. Where retrogrades are not fun is if you resist this shakedown and where the retrograde is trying to move you. You have to surrender to where it is pushing you. You can not hold on to the old energy or it will become a very painful time. Imagine if you were trying to fit into the same size shoe you wore when you were 7. Not gonna happen. Time to move forward. You aren't not that size any more, you have grown. Accept it.
Times of growth can be really uncomfortable. But, try as much as you can to surrender to what is trying to reshape itself in your life.
Now on to balance. With all this Aries energy in the air things have been a little (or a lot) volatile. Aries is a fire sign and it feels like right now we are in the unhealthy version of fire, which is: irritation, anger, having a short fuse, judgment, impatience, etc... If you have felt these things in yourself or witnessed them in your relationships you are not alone. We can use the Libra Moon energy right now to help. Libra is all about harmony, peace and beauty. Spend time doing anything you can right now to cultivate those feelings in your life. Spending time in nature just being, noticing the simple beauty of something you encounter, slowing down and creating space in your life to feel more peace and stillness, meditate, rest, bringing in elements of beauty into your home, etc... This will help bring in to balance all of that Aries fire.
Rebecca Horn, Mechanical Bodyfan 1973–4