Lunar Eclipse in Libra ♎ Mar 23, 2016

Wednesday, March 23 at 6.47 am EST – above photo by Jimmy Westlake

Click here to learn about the Moon. Click here to learn about Libra.

A lunar eclipse follows our Supermoon Solar Eclipse in Pisces. This particular phase is called 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 eclipse is a follow-up to the Supermoon Lunar Eclipse in Aries of September. Yes, this is just one in a series of eclipses falling on the Aries-Libra axis that began in October 2013 and culminates NOW NOW NOW. Any themes/conflicts that predominated during these eclipses will resurface, I promise! The Moon will rise at sunset, peak at midnight and set at sunrise.

It is important to make changes before the eclipse rather than wait until something comes hurtling at you; eclipses reveal information suddenly, so you won’t have time to prepare! Having said that, any revelations or events at the eclipse are not novel – they’ve been bubbling below the surface for a long time and your intuition is probably well aware of them. Act accordingly, avoid the mess. If something doesn’t feel right, don’t hesitate even for a moment! Although it still makes me nervous sometimes, speaking up for myself is my utmost priority now – that’s the lesson I’ve pulled on a personal level after all these Aries-Libra eclipses.

The Sun and Moon in total opposition between Aries and Libra: Self vs other. The Aries-Libra dichotomy is known as the relationship axis. The Universe is pushing us to address issues related to this polarity. Each eclipse is a check-up on our progress. Let’s meditate on the ruling planets of each sign, Mars and Venus respectively. Venus the Goddess of Love, ardent keeper of the peace, has difficulty with masculine Mars, the self-assertive warrior drawing us back again and again to the ego. Take this opportunity to balance independence vs. dependence. How well are you meeting your own needs? As this eclipse falls in Libra, it seems to suggest a conflict with women rather than with men.

At the Libra eclipse last year I quit my job and was then propelled on a journey of unimaginable detail. This past autumn at the Aries eclipse I embarked on a whirlwind psychedelic experience which I still cannot properly describe. Both of these events have their origins in previous lifetimes – in any case, it is safe to say that no eclipse in this realm is quiet or ordinary.

This full moon will be INTENSE and POWERFUL and PASSIONATE just like all of the other eclipses have been. Think long and hard about what’s going on in your life. Do not wait until it is too late to act. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of following your gut feelings.

The conflict seems to lie outside of the Self, and yet is really only a reflection of inner conflict. We enter into toxic environments and relationships because we have a toxic relationship with the Self, truth be told. With infinite love I encourage you to immediately disengage from anything or anyone which is dragging you down – if you don’t do it now, Luna will do it for you, without a doubt, and she can be quite forceful in her lessons! If you’re not in the right place or doing what you’re supposed to be doing, prepare for a very abrupt change in direction, my star friends.

Celebrate with Libra Yoga.

To ascertain your personal Moon sign, click here.

Mantra:  Truth

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