Saturday, March 31, 2018

Blue Moon Magic!

Today, March 31, is a Blue Full Moon, rising in the sign of Libra. A Blue Moon is what the second Full Moon in a month. There are a couple of things making this one very special. March is the 3rd month and the number 3 relates to the Divine Trinity. This is all about bringing balance to your mind, body, and spirit. In astrology, the number 3 is also the number of divine communication, and represents the harmony that is achieved when you are in communication with all aspects of your mind, body, and soul. Libra is the sign that radiates calm in chaotic situations. This actually bodes well for this lunation that has some challenging aspects. It's fortuitous because having two Full Moons in the same calendar month signifies an opportunity to really release and the Divine Trinity can help you do that. The good thing about challenging aspects is that they force you work hard and improve yourself. The one positive aspect in the full moon chart is helping you positively transform your life in powerful ways. This is a full moon to work with your fears and release them from your subconscious.

A huge challenge with this Full Moon is the fact that we're smack dab in the middle of Mercury Retrograde. This makes communication difficult, but with this particular Moon, it will make it hard to understand our own feelings and even harder to share them. Try to fully understand a subject before trying to discuss it, or you might find yourself embarrassed by a lack of understanding. Not to make a political point, but keep a watch on the White House for the next two weeks, you might see this very scenario play out in real time.

Compounding the trouble caused by Mercury Retrograde, we have the Full Moon square to Saturn and Mercury. You needed more trouble, right? This particular combination tends to bring negative emotions to the forefront, along with sadness and loneliness. The way to combat this is to ground yourself and release those feelings and fears, either ritually or otherwise. Delving into a project, whether cerebral (like writing or creating) or physical (exercise, gardening) is helpful to deflect such feelings.

We also have Mars conjunct Saturn, and Moon square Mars, which can cause much friction if not handled correctly. Both aspects bring out long buried angry, resentful, and/or revengeful feelings. It also causes us to rush into things without thinking due to impatience. The easiest way to get around this is to first be aware of everything that comes out of your mouth, and second, don't take any risks during this period. Don't make any uninformed decisions, jump to conclusions, and most importantly, take responsibility for your own emotional reactions.

There are good things about this Full Moon, as we mentioned above. You will become aware of how your words affect others, and you'll be able to see it in others. The sign of Libra is ruled by Venus, the Goddess of Love. The planet Venus enters into the sign of Taurus at the same time as the Full Moon enters into the sign of Libra. This signifies an activation of the Divine Feminine through beauty and grace. Make sure to set aside some time to glorify that with some music, communing with nature, and meditation. All will be good if you keep true to your core values.

Until next month, and may you all be blessed!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Full Moon March 1, 2018 - Of Saints and Sinners


The first Full Moon of March happens this afternoon, at 11° Virgo, and rises on the star Zosma, in the constellation of Leo, has an opposition to Neptune and is trine to Saturn. There's good news about this, and there is not so good news, friends, so let's take a look at the good first.

People born under the sign of Virgo, the eternal caretaker, are known for their attention to detail, quick thinking, and exacting nature. Remember, the ruling planet of Virgo is Mercury, the Communicator. The fact that this Full Moon is rising at 11° is significant - 11 is considered a master number in numerology and represents awakenings, higher consciousness, and the opening of portals into higher realms and dimensions.

On the positive side, this Full Moon is just perfect for the artisan and craftsperson who is very skilled and produces very fine and detailed works. Their precision and perfectionist traits are enhanced by this Virgo Full Moon to the highest potential. This can be utilized working with styles that require intricate and delicate operation of tools, like lace-making, etching or fine jewelry making. Overall, this is a beautiful Full Moon that strikes the perfect balance between being magical, sensitive, and intuitive, with being practical and very guidance driven.

Full Moon trine Saturn is a big positive because it gives the patience and emotional strength to handle sensitive or difficult relationship issues. Saturn common sense and reality will clear up any self-delusion or fantasies you may have about others. Saturn gives a grounded feeling if you are feeling upset and eases the Neptune feeling of confusion and disorientation. However, this aspect is not as strong as the opposition to Neptune. Your instincts may not be so deceptive but you should still not rely on them.

The downside to this Moon is the hard opposition to Neptune, considered a planet of inspiration, dreams, psychic receptivity, illusion, and confusion. That's where the magical and sensitive parts come in, as I mentioned above. Neptune may increase your emotional sensitivity to such a level that you misunderstand others and become confused about your own feelings. You should take extra care in your dealings with others because you are likely to get the wrong impression and they will get the wrong impression about you. Generally this aspect one of the most sensitive and compassionate but we just have to be careful that the idealism is not misplaced, unrealistic and impractical.

At this Full Moon, we have the opportunity to be either saint or sinner, a nurse or a torturer, it just depends on how evolved your consciousness is. People who become unconscious through use of drugs or alcohol are opening themselves to being used by nefarious forces. Another tendency for those touched by this full moon will be the inability to take criticism from their superiors. Especially affected are the very people who dish out a very cutting critique of others. At this sensitive full moon however they will feel extremely wounded if they receive the same back. It'll certainly be entertaining to watch the effects of this Moon on the current occupants of the White House, if you'd like to correlate this Moon with current events.

As with any Full Moon, this is the perfect time to release whatever no longer serves your greatest and highest good. It's also the time to clear your crystals of any negativity they've picked up over the month. Gently lay them on a tray and let them bathe in the moonlight, whether outside or in a window. Remember, the veils between the worlds are thinnest around a full Moon, so be very careful what you invite in. Instead, the Full Moon is best used to purge things out, and banish entities/bad habits back to the underworld from whence they came. Make sure you close the door firmly afterwards! There will be another Full Moon this month, making it a Blue Moon, and we'll talk again then. Be well, everyone, and if you need any metaphysical cleansing supplies such as sage or Palo Santo, we're fully stocked!