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Artist: Ricardo Chavez-Mendez
Wednesday, Mar 20 at 6.43pm PST (Spring Equinox)
Another supermoon – third one in a row – and right on the spring equinox! A supermoon can be a full moon or new moon, occurring when the moon is at perigee or within 90% of perigee (the point at which the moon is nearest to the earth in her monthly orbit). Sun and moon oppose one another in Aries and Libra: the axis of relationships. The March full moon is also known as the Full Worm Moon, coinciding with springtime softening and the reappearance of earthworm casts. It is also called the Sap Moon as it demarcates maple tapping season. 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.
The Supermoon in Libra gauges our relationships and asks whether we are meeting the needs of all, including ourselves. Do your relationships truly reflect who you are? Are they healthy, stable, mutually reciprocal? Interpersonal conflict often mirrors inner disconnect. Distance yourself from toxic relationships, professional or otherwise – this is the best course of action.
I say distance not disengage or destroy because astrology teaches this: when we know what’s coming, we go in prepared. 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. Let me be clear: Libra always wins. Locking yourself into unhealthy relationships will result in work later – but then again, even these conflicts direct us where we need to go.
Libra comes from goddess Themis, soothsayer of ancient Greece and founder of the Oracle of Delphi. According to legend, 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. Usually the word “nemesis” is used as a synonym for “enemy.” Perhaps those we consider problematic are, in theory, sent to us because we have not heeded subtle third eye whispers?
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.
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 – especially at a supermoon! It is our duty to remain calm and non-reactive no matter what. Non-reaction is the root of all journeys.
Not only does this supermoon coincide with the spring equinox (first day of Aries), but also another exciting aspect in the morning: Mars in Taurus trine Pluto, heralding a dynamite influx of physical, sexual and creative energy. However, the moon will directly oppose Chiron in Aries, the archetype of the wounded healer. Also keep in mind that Mercury will still be retrograde at this time, so exercise caution, especially on the interpersonal front. Full moons during Aries season tend to be 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?
Mantra: I reflect things as they are