I have just returned from three weeks in Egypt. It was an amazing journey. I was blessed to be able to witness the full moon over the Giza pyramids, Spring Equinox in Karnak Temple and the New Moon at Hatshepsut’s Temple in Luxor. It is an exceptional time to be in Egypt. One can actually sit and meditate and hear the temples “speak”. Again and again, we were ushered into places formerly closed to tourists and had some amazing healing experiences. The Egyptian people are resilient, hopeful for the future of their country, and as wonderfully warm –hearted as ever. It is always hard for me to leave Egypt, and I am already looking forward to my upcoming trip November 2014, which offers an extraordinary opportunity for “seekers” to spend quality time in Abydos and Luxor. (Details posted on my website and Facebook page)
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Libra : April 15, 2014
Every Full Moon is an opportunity to shine the light of consciousness into the void. An “eclipsed” Full Moon is a Full Moon with exclamation points. This Full Moon is “eclipsed” at 25 degrees Libra allowing us to see our relationships in a new light. During a lunar eclipse, the light of the moon gets blocked temporarily as it passes the shadow of the Earth. This eclipse is total, and the moon will glow in a reddish hue (hence the name “Blood Moon”). During a lunar eclipse, our unconscious motivations and fears are stirred. Dreams can feel very real. How do we function in relationships? Have we developed a habitual response pattern that no longer serves our needs? Eclipses have an air of finality about them. No matter what your Sun sign, this Full Moon is a time to take personal inventory of all your relationships. It is also an “inner” time to reflect and reprogram our belief systems….genetic, as well as spiritual, karma can be released and transformed with right intention. Synchronistically, this Full Moon eclipse coincides with Passover and Easter week. What is the 2,000 year old message the Universe wants us to recognize here? Will the Lion finally lie down peacefully with the Lamb? These eclipses of 2014, as well as the Grand Cardinal Cross, flip on the “switch” for the Age of Pisces to move into the Age of Aquarius. The age of “follow the leader” is over as Humanity embraces the concept of freedom as enlightenment.
Full Moon Conjunct Arcturus: This Full Moon conjoins Arcturus in Libra, one of the brightest stars in the sky. Many psychics and channels, including Edgar Cayce, identify Arcturus as one of the star systems that “seeded” life on this planet. This Full Moon’s alignment with Arcturus is the promise of hope made manifest; of new life, of new vision and a New Earth connected by a matrix of love, not control. It is important to remember that as the collective may choose to focus on prophecies of “ doom and gloom”, there are multitudes of miracles available as this is also the time of “signs and wonders”.
Aries/Libra is the relationship axis. Balance, partnership, and co-operation are the Libran code. As a collective, we are dealing with karma having to do with “might versus right”. As our country now faces karmic choices on a collective level, it is imperative that we look into our own individual relationship choices. For if we accept mediocrity and victimhood in our personal lives, how can we possibly expect to have leaders that treat us differently? Everyone wants to be loved, but where are we out of balance? How have we allowed fear to dictate our decisions? Are we the “bully”? Are we addicted to sexual relationships? Are we capable of loving ourselves? The sign of Libra teaches us that we are never alone in the universe; we are in a constant dance of co-creation with Spirit. This Full Moon is a great time to do something artistic; enjoy a museum, concert or art gallery; treat yourself to a new restaurant, join a social network, but don’t be afraid to step out of the box and try something new. The part of the body ruled by Libra is the kidneys. It is important for Librans to drink lots of water to flush out toxins. Sugar and excessive amounts of caffeine should be avoided whenever possible. Also learning how to channel anger and repressed emotions is important for their physical (as well as mental) well-being. Acupuncture, yoga, Chinese medicine and herbs can help support sluggish adrenals to avoid the feeling fatigue.
In the ancient Egypt of 5,000 years ago, the original symbol for the sign of Libra was the sun rising over the hilltops. However, Libra has come down to us through the ages as being represented by the glyph of the scales. In ancient Egypt, the Goddess Maat is the Goddess of Truth, Justice, and Right Balance (Karma). She is the Goddess who oversees the “weighing of the heart” of the deceased on the karmic scales. The heart is weighed against her white feather of truth, and the heart must be found lighter than the feather, in order for the individual to pass on to paradise. Maat was not born from another god or goddess. She has been around since the beginning of creation as the principal of cosmic order; she is consciousness itself. Even the Sun God, Ra, lives by the cosmic order of Maat. From Maat, we learn the the concept of inner balance (male/female, yin/yang), which becomes the hallmark of Libra.
FULL MOON MEDITATION IN LIBRA
Light a white candle. If you have a favorite crystal or healing stone keep it with you on your journey. Lie down and relax your body; breathe deeply and leave the stress and tensions of everyday reality behind you. Imagine yourself in a magical garden filled with lush plants, exotic flowers of every color and scent and soft green grass. You hear birds singing and you feel as carefree as a small child. You are lying beneath the branches of an immense tree which reaches to the sky. You feel nurtured and safe here. Remind yourself that you are here today to recharge your energy at your inner “tree of life”. This tree branches into all dimensions and timelines and unites all aspects of yourself. It is your Karmic Family Tree and contains the knowledge of who you are; who you have been; and who you will continue to be. The eternal roots of this tree will continue to nourish your soul (and all you touch) with love, healing, and forgiveness. Stepping from behind your Tree of Life, you see the Goddess Maat as a beautiful woman wearing a long white gown. On her head, she wears golden crown topped with a pure white feather. She is as eternally wise as she is a loving, and she is a very powerful guide to have on your side. Her message is one of hope. She tells you that no matter how challenging the situations may be in your life; no matter how difficult the relationships, she is here to help you regain your balance and find your center. She will help you to find the right words; the right action; to alleviate your stress. You will replace fear and worry with the inner knowledge that you are in a state of divine grace; your heart has been weighed down for too long, but now it is lighter than a feather. You feel your heart expand with her words; your mind feels crystal clear; you are more energized and alive. Maat tells you that you may reenter this garden with your tree of life anytime you feel stressed or overloaded. It will always be your sanctuary. She hands you her white feather of Truth. It is now your own. Walk in Truth and Beauty.
MHG Editor Note: Mary is available for personal Astrology readings and she is highly recommended. Please contact her directly and reference her articles on The MotherHouse.