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Tuesday, Apr 7 at 7.35pm PST
This full moon is the second of three supermoons in 2020, all happening one right after the other, and this one is the biggest of the year. 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). The April full moon is also known as the Full Pink Moon, because, according to The Farmer’s Almanac, it arrives with 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.” To be clear, the moon will not be turning pink :p The moon will rise at sunset, peak at midnight and set at sunrise – no matter your time zone.
Sun and moon oppose one another in fiery Aries and breezy Libra: the axis of relationship to self (Aries) and others (Libra). The supermoon in Libra asks whether we are meeting the needs of others and our own needs. Want to hear something our egos hate? Interpersonal conflict is a mirror for inner imbalance. Relationships reflect who we are and where we are on the path of life.
The health of our relationships comes down to communication. Libra is also about community. Love and community are humanity’s forgotten heartbeat, buried beneath a mountain of smart phones and social media and private homes walled off from the world. I know none of us feel truly connected to others right now. Even in normal times, social and emotional intelligence are becoming pretty rare. If we don’t look one another in the eye when we speak, or forget the art of civil disagreement, what do we have left? Who will teach the youth to be human?
I encourage you to examine community from a radical context – how do you show up for 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, whatever it is: a job, a relationship, a thought or belief. We may struggle at first to give it up at because we have become so used to it. We cannot imagine our lives without it, so we stay where we are. Say no to complacency. See things as they are; call them by their name; then take action. At the same time, we must practice authentic acknowledgement, acceptance, and forgiveness. This is the delicate balance required at the Aries-Libra axis. Enter these challenging times with your head held high, sword at your side.
Psychic and physical energy increase significantly at every full moon – and remember that this is the biggest one of the year. Emotions and intuition will all be heightened. Full moons during Aries season tend to be angry, impatient, and restless. Nothing seems to come fast enough, and we are likely to overreact. This is even more true considering that several hours before the supermoon occurs, Mars will stir up fire and lightning with a hard square to Uranus in Taurus. This is going to be an insanely high energy full moon. The square between Mars and Uranus brings out our most restless, rebellious side, yet this is also an incredibly liberating influence. In meditation, focus on the sacral chakra. Celebrate this moon phase with Libra Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Affirmation: I reflect things as they are