"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

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse In Libra

   Today's Full Moon takes place at 8:01am EST in the 4th degree of Libra. It's also a potent Lunar Eclipse in this Cardinal Air sign that represents harmony, fairness and relating. Libra seeks balance and is always in the process of trying to achieve equality by its powers of attraction. Justice is important here and when the Sun and Moon are in opposition, the need to acknowledge inner harmony with outer compliance gets attention.

   What have you learned recently about yourself and your relationships? The Moon is akin to our deepest feelings - the undercurrents of our dreams and personal needs. The light being shed at the Full Moon  illuminates our subconscious and connects us with other dimensions of ourselves and our collective unconscious. The eclipse heightens awareness of our unconscious selves and brings opportunity to accept what we know is true.

   Pay attention to your dreams, the symbols that appear in your everyday life and the little voice speaking within that gives words to your longings. These are hints to where you are out of balance, as well as your growth in the beginning of this lunar cycle. On a larger scale, the Moon symbolizes the public and this eclipse will amp up the mood of the whole around collective events involving drama or sadness, contentment or joy. Events that seem fated are a common occurrence during Lunar eclipses and a Libra eclipse will bring calls for justice and peace.

   In the chart for the Full Moon we have an exact Jupiter/Saturn square, which is the second of three, given Jupiter's retrograde motion in Virgo, (the first was August 8, 2015). Once Jupiter goes Direct again, the third square will take place on May 26. This presents a crisis between Jupiter in Virgo's need for organizing and weeding out, and Saturn in Sagittarius' need to focus on the future. Sticking to one task at a time will bring the optimistic progress you seek... slow and steady wins the race!

   The problem right now is the instability of these changing times and the need to question your motives. What do you believe and what can you live with, or without? Saturn retrogrades on the 25th at 16 degrees, 24 minutes of Sag, and slowly wends his way back to 9 degrees, 47 minutes Sag on August 13th. You have ample time to get right with yourself and your beliefs for a brighter future during this time, so take a look at where those degrees fall in your chart to see where your philosophy of life will be tested.

   In the meantime, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!


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