"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

Monday, April 10, 2017

Full Moon in Libra

Happy Full Moon in Libra everyone! Know that this is a very powerful moon, as it is aligned with giant Jupiter who is making a big deal out of drawing our attention to imbalances in our lives. We need to be aligned with fairness, justice and equality and this Full Moon will show us where we most need to pay attention.

   Your idea of justice may be different from mine or anyone else's. The point is to give others the benefit of the doubt when considering what their needs are. Libra is all about balance, so long as they get to keep their hand on the scales. This is where it can get tricky, especially with Jupiter's influence. Try not to go to extremes because the other part of the equation at a full Moon is the Sun ... which is conjunct freedom-loving Uranus.

   Breaking out of chains, restrictions of any type really, is what this polarity  calls for with Aries being activated by Sol and Uranus at the other side of the spectrum. It's like being on a seesaw with a bully on the other end... Will I go slamming to the ground and feel obliged to play their game, or will I try to maintain my composure and just refuse to sink to their level by playing dirty too?!

   With Capricorn rising in this chart, and it's ruler, Saturn, hanging out in the 12th house, your only authority should be your conscious self. Take the high road. Mars in Taurus may be discouraged and impatient to get moving, but  it wouldn't behove anyone to push right now. Another reason for patience is Venus retrograde in Pisces. Remember, Venus rules Libra and she thrives on her ability to attract rather than repel... honey...? vinegar...? you get the picture!

   Mercury is in retrograde motion as of Sunday, at just 4 degrees of Taurus, moving back into Aries on the 20th as a reminder to review plans for new projects very carefully before proceeding. Look at your finances, your values and what it will take to actually make some headway once mid May rolls around.

   In the meantime, consider the benefits of slowing down, getting things right and being prepared when Venus moves directly through her shadow phase May 13th, to take positive and informed action. Keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~