Copyright Zen☆Ren 2019 - Theme by ThemeinProgress
artist: Yumiko Kayukawa
Friday, Apr 19 at 4.12am PST
Sun and Moon oppose one another (again) in Aries and Libra: the axis of relationship to self (Aries) and relation to others (Libra). We just saw this same configuration last month with a supermoon in Libra on the spring equinox. Any themes/conflicts that predominated then will now resurface, providing opportunities for resolution and greater learning! Yay! The April 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.” The moon will rise at sunset, peak at midnight and set at sunrise – and this is true all over the world, no matter your time zone.
Whenever we have a supermoon in a given constellation (as we did last month), the moon greatly magnifies themes connected to that constellation. The supermoon in Libra asked whether we are meeting the needs of all, including ourselves – and now the question comes again. What do our relationships (and their challenges) say about our relationship to self? Are we honest enough? Do we feel real intimacy with ourselves? Enough to voice our needs?
The core of relationships (and therefore Libra) is communication. When we ask for what we need, are we clear and considerate? Libra also centers on community. Loving relationships and community are humanity’s forgotten heartbeat, buried beneath a ruinous mountain of smart phones and social media and private homes walled off from the world. Are you truly connected to others? Real social and emotional intelligence are rare these days – I’m young and saying this! If we can’t look one another in the eye when we speak, or practice the art of civil disagreement, what do we have left? Who will teach the youth to be human?
With the full moon in Libra I encourage my readers to examine the relationship between self (Aries) and community (Libra) from a radical context – how do you embody social justice? What kinds of conversations are you having, and with whom? Let’s move beyond echo chambers, beyond marketing and “community-making” which centers only one (white) experience. We have a lot to leave behind. But whatever it is that we must leave behind – a job, a relationship, a thought or belief – sometimes we struggle to let go because we have become so habituated to its presence. We cannot imagine our lives without, so we stay where we are, and no change arises. Say NO to this complacency! We set our standards in direct proportion to our knowledge. See things as they are. Call them by their name. Take action. Practice radical acknowledgement, acceptance and self-forgiveness.
Full moons during Aries season tend to be angry, impatient or restless. Nothing seems to come fast enough. Full moons are high energy and felt not just the day of, but for days before and after. They heighten emotions and intuition, such as women experience before menstruation. During the full moon, we are more likely to overreact. It is our duty to remain calm and non-reactive no matter what. In meditation, focus on the sacral chakra. Celebrate with good communication and Libra Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Mantra: I am listening