Full Moon April 10th, 2017 11:08 PM PST, “Pink Moon”
The Moon will reach Full Illumination late this evening on the West Coast of the USA. In the sign of Libra, the main essence is to seek balance and equality. Libra, a mental air sign, uses its innate ability to understand differing perspectives and sees the value in each position. From this level of understanding, Libra is a natural negotiator and mediator, as it is able to hold opposite views concurrently. Allowing every voice to be heard, understood and acknowledged; and then to satisfy all involved, Libra proposes a “middle ground”. While this may sound like an easy or effortless integration, Libra is challenged with this task. The Libran can feel internal conflict and angst as it strives for this midpoint. If left alone, the Libran can spin and stress out, as it contemplates all the possibilities.
Like all movement in the sky, stellar events never act alone, but are part of a web of Planets and Stars. All Full Moons are naturally opposing the Sun, which is currently in Aries. Jupiter is very close to the Moon, which serves to “expand” whatever it touches. Uranus is hanging out with the Sun, whose aim is ‘authenticity at all costs’ and supports individuality. To add a little depth and soul connection, we find Pluto at 90 degree angle to the Sun and Moon. Pluto, Lord of the Unconscious Realms, will be making the parts of ourselves left in the shadows emerge. Pluto seeks transformation and as we incorporate ‘the good, the bad, the light, and the dark’, we find greater wholeness.
The Sun in Aries fire, requests that we come forth with courage to be who we are, to start a fire within and claim our essence. The Moon says, “Great work, but don’t forget that we also need to compromise and negotiate, in order to grow and feel what is truly aligned with our heart”. Pluto says, “Well given the intensity created by the energy of a Full Moon, I want to kick it up a notch and let your unconscious speak, allowing you to see what your soul wants”. Pluto continues, “In fact, I am going to ask my buddy Mars to fulfill my desires through action and will.” Mars in Taurus focuses on ‘sensory stimulation’ to move from- the breath, the urge to eat and sleep, and the basic needs of the animal in us. If our system feels any overwhelm, we are directed to turn into our ‘senses’ for guidance, and returning to the breath to ground.
Venus is in retrograde motion until the 14th when it ‘stations’ to move forward again. If you have been finding yourself reviewing your values, revisiting relationships and their dynamics, and going within to find the answers, you are right on track with Venus. As Venus spins forward on the 16th, expect less review of our relationships and more clarity towards to move forward.
This Full Moon puts a spotlight, just like that beam of Moonshine, on an area of your life that you could strive for more balance, and ultimately peace. If you look to 21 degrees of Libra in your natal chart, you can find the corresponding link to what house this Full Moon activates. The house will tell you the area of life that you can move towards cooperation and compromise, and honor your values while also the values of the other, to find peace.
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