Friday, March 30, 2018

Astro Tips: Full Moon in Libra, March 31, 2018

How do we balance what we want with what others want?

The Full Moon on March 31st is in the sign of Libra. When the Moon is full, the Sun is in the opposite sign, in this case, Aries.  One of the best ways to learn and understand astrology is through the idea of polarity.  We look at the meaning of opposing signs.  The Sun in Aries is about the individual. Aries people are strong leaders. They are quick and know when to act. Sometimes it might look like they are self-absorbed.  Aries is the first sign, or the ME sign. Wherever you have Aries, you are focused on yourself or that is where you take leadership.  The opposite is Libra, the sign of cooperating with others in order to find balance and harmony. This full moon in Libra brings our awareness to the interplay between our own personal agenda and the agendas of our partner, our friends, and our community.   Venus, the relational planet, rules Libra. Mars, assertion, rules Aries. How do we balance what we want with what others want, without a big stinking argument?

Short-fused Mars is mixed up with the Sun and the Moon: be careful!

Mercury is sitting close to that Aries Sun. The Sun, Mercury and the Moon are all making a short-fused connection to Mars. It will be tempting to open the mouth and say things you later regret. OR open the mouth and say things because it’s time to clear the air.  Try to practice self-control. Hopefully those around you will exhibit self-control as well.  Mars mixed up in this Full Moon can produce arguments and explosions.  Fortunately Saturn is sitting with Mars and that should tone down the hot expression of Mars.  Nonetheless, with Mars and Saturn in Capricorn making a big appearance during this Full Moon, we can expect some shouting matches.  Planet Mars means war, assertion, aggression, and arguments.   

Mars and Saturn are sitting on the same chair: (1) stalemate; (2) emotional caution; (3) productive focus

The good news is that Mars can just as well point to productive action, especially in this case.  Planet Saturn gives precise focus to Mars. When they are sharing the same chair, a variety of things can happen. First of all, there can be a stalemate.  Saturn can temporarily put a stop to Mars. Hit the accelerator/hit the brake. There can be delays in projects and activities, especially right now because Mercury is retrograde.  Secondly, Mars and Saturn together translate as emotional caution and also emotional sensitivity.  Saturn is boundaries and Mars is outward expression.  Boundaries are often necessary and good but withdrawing and taking no action or risk (Mars) can be an emotional wet blanket.  Finally Mars and Saturn working together means focus.  For many people this full moon period provides a productive environment for accomplishing tasks and projects.

Take a break from cynicism and negativity

There is still a lot of good spiritual juice flowing between Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces.  Expect more news of compassion and good will.  Cynicism and negativity is not as popular right now. Venus and Uranus are connecting nicely with Mars.  Uranus is the awakening of humanity.  The impact of March for Our Lives continues to uplift people with its heart-filled messages.
On March 30 Venus leaves Aries and moves into the sign of Taurus and that’s where Venus likes to be. Taurus is earthy so it’s nice to have Venus in Taurus during this spring season.  Maybe it will help things grow!  Maybe it will bring better weather for those up north! 

In April, expect the unexpected

The New Moon in Aries will happen on April 15, the same day that Mercury in Aries goes stationary direct. Sounds like a powerful New Moon coming up. Uranus will be sitting right with Mercury. Expect some surprising big news.

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