Happy Full Moon and Spring Equinox!
I am in Egypt now enjoying the Spring Equinox/Full Moon amidst the magnificent columns at Karnak Temple Luxor. The magic here is incredible! Aligning the balance of male/female energies was a major part of the ancient Egyptian cosmology, and I feel extremely blessed to be part of that tradition in this lifetime. For those of you interested, the next trip to Egypt is November 2019. Please see my website or email me for upcoming details. See my Facebook page for current photos and updates from this March trip. For now, I send blessings and love to all of you from Luxor, the Heart of Egypt!
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FULL MOON IN LIBRA : MARCH 20-21, 2019
During a Full Moon, the Sun and Moon are in opposite signs. This Full Moon is in the sign of Libra opposite the Sun in Aries. Aries/Libra is the relationship axis, since the planets Mars and Venus are the respective rulers. Balanced partnerships, co-operation, ethics and the Law are the Libran code. At this time, the Sun also falls in zero degrees Aries conjoining the healing asteroid Chiron. This is a time for cathartic “healing crises” to occur on personal and collective levels.
This Full Moon is going to highlight the need for cooperation, harmony and balance in all our relations. This is also the time of the Vernal/Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere; the day of equal light and equal darkness. We are “shifting” out of the winter darkness into the light and new life of spring. Clear out the old cobwebs and concentrate on what matters the most to you in life.
Most people agree that it is not “stuff”, but loving relationships that make life worthwhile. Even if you are alone at this time, you still are in relationship with yourself. Treat yourself as you would a beloved friend or lover. It’s time to take a deep breath, let go of your stress, and allow the healing energy of Mother Nature to alleviate your stress.
With Mercury retrograde you can expect the unexpected. We may feel a bit “fuzzy” around the edges, since Mercury is in close aspect with the planet Neptune. It’s worth the extra effort now to keep our minds focused as much as possible until the end of March when Mercury is direct once again. In the sign of Pisces, this signals our unconscious “feelings” bubbling up to be examined . This is a time to move forward and let go of past hurts. Karma is merely the accumulation of past actions (for better or worse). It’s time to clean up our cosmic act!
The Full Moon with Mercury retrograde may make us feel more vulnerable to other people’s words and actions, especially those closest to us (friends and family members). It’s important to remember that playing the victim is really not in our best interest. Use full moon time for meditation, healing and spiritual work and/or any artistic pursuits that have been on your mind for a while. Your “Angels” are with you!
This Full Moon is all about relationships. 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. As you enjoy and appreciate the other people in your life, celebrate yourself, as well! Throw a little Venus fun into the mix.
This Full Moon is a great time to do something artistic; enjoy a movie, museum, concert or art gallery; 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 to drink lots of water to flush out toxins. For Librans, sugar and excessive amounts of caffeine should be avoided whenever possible. Also learning how to channel anger and repressed emotions is important for 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 Ma’at 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. Ma’at 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 Ma’at. From Maat, we learn 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 “tree of life”. This tree branches into all dimensions and timelines and unites all aspects of you. 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 Ma’at as a beautiful woman wearing a long white gown. On her head, she wears a 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 and 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 always!
Blessings from the Heart of Luxor,
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