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Saturday, Mar 31 at 5.37am PST
This full moon is known as the Full Pink Moon, because, according to The Farmer’s Almanac, it “heralds the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers. It is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon.” This full moon is also a blue moon, which is not really that rare or cool because it just means two full moons in one calendar month. The moon will rise at sunset, peak at midnight and set at sunrise.
The Sun and Moon in total opposition between Aries and Libra, or the axis of relationships. Libra asks whether we are meeting the needs of all, including ourselves, and gauges the general health of our relationships. Meditate on your relationships and see how they are a reflection of you and your own health. Though conflict may appear to stem from without, it is really a reflection of turmoil within. Distance yourself from toxic relationships, professional or otherwise – this is the best course of action.
I say distance not disengage or destroy because my feelings towards astrology go like this: when we know what’s coming, we don’t avoid certain things, we just go in prepared, knowing anything could happen. This full moon delivers excellent but challenging opportunities to work on things ruled by Libra, including communication and community-making. Don’t run away, stay and see what happens. Just be smart and remember what kind of karmic seeds are hatching right now. We are entering into new soul contracts, and each one will teach us something very important. Don’t forget to maintain distance: this is crucial. Remain comfortably detached. Observe as Libra does, listening attentively, waiting patiently for the right moment to speak, to act. But let me be clear: Libra always wins. Locking yourself into unhealthy relationships will result in work later. No matter, these conflicts direct us where we need to go.
Libra comes from the goddess Themis, a soothsayer of ancient Greece and founder of the Oracle of Delphi. Disregarding Themis incurred the wrath of Nemesis, goddess of retribution. Nemesis’ arrival indicated that hubris had been committed. To disobey Libra suggested that you believed yourself superior to the deities and their wisdom, such as was given in Themis’ visions of the future. In English we use the word nemesis to describe someone who is an enemy. How interesting that those we consider problematic are, in theory, sent to us because we have not heeded the advice of demiurges such as Libra/Themis. Intuition is a huge part of this full moon. You know exactly which relationships are going to be challenging. There is no mystery here. Be direct in your thinking. See things as they are. Call them by their name.
This full moon looks like it’s going to be difficult. Luna opposes Mercury Retrograde in Aries, for starters. She forms two additional squares to Saturn in Capricorn and Mars in Capricorn. Mar 10, Mar 24 and Mar 29 are important days leading up to this contentious full moon – pay very close attention to what happens and be prepared to confront the same things again on the full moon. We’ll see a continuation of all this on Apr 4 and Apr 5. By the new moon of April 15, Mercury retrograde will be over and we should feel more balanced.
Full moons can be felt for days before and after they arrive. They heighten our emotions and intuition. In particular, full moons during Aries season can make us angry, impatient or restless. Nothing seems to come fast enough. Do you accept this challenge, this relationship? Do you enter with your head held high, sword at your side? Do you love yourself enough to fight for your right to speak and be heard? Celebrate Libra with good posture and Libra Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Mantra: we are