"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Week After A Full Moon in Libra

The Full Moon in Libra highlighted the need for balance within and without, in relationship to ourselves and others. By its very nature, a full moon can only be illuminated by the opposite sign where the Sun currently resides and that is in Aries. The challenge here is one of harmonizing our desire to jump out into the world as we seek adventure and action, with the awareness of our involvement(s) with others, especially our close partnerships. Maintaining equilibrium isn't always easy, but it is certainly important! Easter symbolizes rebirth and this is the appropriate focus at this time. How do you want to be reborn, or where do you want to see new growth in your relationships?

Now that Mercury, ruler of communication and interaction, is moving in direct motion and the Full Moon has just passed, we find ourselves with more direction for following through on the insights we may have received while Mercury was retrograde in Pisces. Granted, the "messenger of the gods" is still in the watery, sensitive and intuitive sign of Pisces, so we do still have some feelings to deal with. Let's look at what that may entail and when it ends. The feelings that Pisces brought up, uncovered or reminded you of could have to do with nostalgia, unfinished business or where you need to develop more compassion for yourself or others.

At any rate, whether it's an issue of caring for yourself or someone else, the point is to recognize it, accept what you can do about it and get ready to move on next week! If that feels too difficult, ask yourself why you're hanging on and what purpose it's serving in your life, also, how it may be holding you back from living in the present. If you've considered professional help with your emotional issues, now may be the time to act on this awareness. Or, maybe you know that it's time for forgiveness, of self and/or other(s) as the only way to move on. I'm not just talking "I'm sorry" here, but real, true asking for forgiveness and/or forgiving someone else, deep in your heart,in order to let go of the pain and suffering of the past. This can be done in a meditative state with your higher self. You don't want or need to keep carrying that burden, so set it down once and for all and feel the stress, physical pain or worry leave you.

I once heard a Bishop in Westport in County Mayo, Ireland speak on Easter Sunday about "rolling away the rock" that we keep from the entrance to our hearts. He asked, "who are you keeping out, or shutting in?" It had a profound affect on me and I took the question home and did some real work with it. Every now and then, I still check in with myself to see how I'm doing with that. You may borrow this wonderful tool today!

Mercury will stay in Pisces until the 16th, when it moves into Aries, the first sign on our journey through the zodiac. So, there's a little over a week to acknowledge the insights and wind up the emotional work uncovered during the last several weeks in preparation for a much faster whirlwind tour of Mercury in the fiery and searching sign of Aries.

That feels like enough for now. Tomorrow, I will share some thoughts on how to deal with Saturn, Pluto and Mars, the miscreants trying to take center stage this coming week! In the meantime, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~

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