Hello Everyone and Blessings For This Full Moon in Libra,
It is totally mind-blowing how much the world has drastically changed since the powerful conjunction of Pluto and Saturn in mid -January! Social distancing, quarantine, and pandemic, which were foreign concepts just a few weeks back, are now part of our everyday vernacular. This time in human history will be written about as the end of an age, but we are the individuals who must navigate our course through it. If there is a hopeful note, it is that doctors and scientists all over the globe are coming together to work on this crisis. This is like nothing else in human history. In the midst of the social distancing and international quarantines, humanity is finally learning the lesson that we are all One.
Astrologers are looking at this global crisis from many angles, but we all agree that 2020 is a watershed year due to the cycles of Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter orbiting tightly together until December 2020. It is worth noting that the last pandemic of 1918, known as the Spanish Flu, also occurred when Jupiter and Pluto were in exact conjunction. The karmic and fated qualities of Saturn and Pluto cannot be overlooked.
However, on a day to day basis, what can be done to ride out this cycle without undue fear and panic? Meditation, journaling, walking and on-line classes are all ways to use this enforced chill time constructively. Stress may be the new normal, but by observing a few basic “do’s and don’ts”, you can really shift your energy. Firstly, turn off the panic button. You only need to view TV news twice a day to stay updated. Don’t allow yourself to become overwhelmed by a constant stream of bad news. Stay informed, but stay calm. It is much better for your overall health, safety and well-being to watch uplifting instructional or motivational videos online or YouTube, especially with kids at home. Share what you have, help your neighbor when you can, and don’t hoard supplies.
“Reciprocity”, as the shamans say, is what this Libra Full Moon is all about. When the entire world is on lock-down, it becomes a universal imperative to take things one day at a time and look inward. The bad news is that things are never going to be the same again. The good news is that things are never going to be the same again.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is though nothing is miraculous; the other is as though everything is miraculous.” (Albert Einstein)
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THE FULL MOON IN LIBRA APRIL 7, 2020:
In this time of “social distancing”, it is increasingly important that we remind ourselves of what the Libran theme is all about: Balance, partnership, and co-operation. The sign of Libra teaches us that we are never alone in the universe. We may be experiencing periods of loneliness and separation anxiety now due to quarantine restrictions, but this will not last forever. How we perceive this new normal for ourselves is an important lesson in self-responsibility, as well as, coming together in new ways of partnering and cooperation to save humanity and planet earth.
Libra is the air sign (mind) ruled by the planet Venus (Love). In Western astrology, the symbol for Libra is the scale; in its ideal state, the air sign, Libra, balances heart with mind. The shadow side of Libra can be eternal procrastination, fear of commitment and the blame game. Libra’s lesson now is that it is time to own our shadow projections. Where, as humans, have we been out of balance in our personal relationships? In society? With Mother Earth and her resources? How have we allowed fear to dictate our decisions? As indigenous elders have been saying for decades: the key to building a balanced New Earth is to love ourselves, each other, and the earth. If we are incapable of moving out of our old comfort zones, we will continue to suffer hard lessons. For those individuals who are ready to move forward, faith coupled with enlightened action can change the world. Life will go on. During this Libra Full Moon, feel love in your heart for all Creation, and beam it out into the Universe sending a cosmic hug to all!
“Love keeps your immune system operating at a higher frequency, and this keeps you in a healthy state. Disease is attracted to the lower and denser vibrations, such as fear and rage. Stay positive. Love is the best vaccine.” (Amaru Li, Peruvian Shaman)
“To fully restore global balance and harmony, all nations must return to their roots on the Tree of Life and follow what the Elders call the Original Teachings of Mother Earth. If we do not do this, many souls will be lost.” (Indigenous Elder Matthew Mukash, Whapmagoostui, Canada)
Because the sign of Libra is ruled by the planet Venus, love, beauty and relationships are very important to Librans, and that includes self-love. Libra is the world of the artist the, musician, the designer, the aesthetician, and the dancer. The harsh world of Saturn and Pluto does not sit well with the typical Venusian/ Libran temperament, but a little self-pampering can go a long way now! So, during this Full Moon time, be very good to yourself. Treat yourself to a nurturing home spa day; turn off the news and listen to your favorite music, or watch your favorite films. Start that online painting, dance or yoga class. Children also react to stress, so if you have kids at home, it is especially important to share fun and instructional activities with them throughout the day. Stress builds up in the body over time, so outdoor exercise is important every day for children and adults. Daily walking or cycling can become a fun family activity.
The parts of the body ruled by Libra are the kidneys and adrenals. It is important for Librans to drink lots of water to flush out toxins. They often have sugar related issues, so sugar and excessive amounts of caffeine should be avoided whenever possible. Librans have a tendency to avoid confrontation and hold in their anger; so, 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 a sluggish adrenal system. Librans do have a strong sense of fair play and a social conscience to match. Where you find the sign of Libra in your horoscope (by house placement, as well as any planets in the sign) is where you find your heart; your likes; your personal sense of style and aesthetics; and how well you play with others.
Cardinal T-Square: Moon in Libra opposite Sun in Aries and both squaring Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn. This is a challenging aspect, which has an obsessive quality to it. Compromise is essential now. How can we work out win-win situations, if everyone needs to be right and tempers flare. On the positive side, Jupiter and Pluto working together in Capricorn can bring about large scale plans for rebuilding the system, as long as patience and accountability are the foundations.
Pluto also turns retrograde April 25th. This could mean a total reevaluation or restructuring of the problems at hand by the government or “powers that be’. Pluto begins the procession of six planets (Pluto, Saturn, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury and Neptune), which will all be in retrograde motion by mid- summer. This could be a truly frustrating period (perhaps reintroducing quarantine measures, supply shortages, delays in government pay-outs, etc.)unless we can deal calmly and responsibly with our problems now. For most of us, our lives are never going to be the same as they were pre-January 12th. It is easy to feel victimized by the current circumstances; however, it is an individual choice now, as to how we will choose to reconstruct our lives – with fear and anger, or with a new resolve for change? This country was settled by individuals who wanted to build a new and better world. As the Pluto return of the USA gets closer, our entire national identity will be transformed, but a nation is made up of individuals. We have much work to do!
Venus in Gemini Trine Mars and Saturn in Aquarius: This positive aspect in air signs bodes well for communication and innovative networking possibilities. Even though physical distancing is the norm right now, more and more businesses are turning to the internet and social networking to reaching new markets. Home- made videos and podcasts have become the norm for people to connect. Saturn can still be a bit repressive, but since it is one of the co-rulers of Aquarius, there may be a silver lining during this time of crisis. Aquarius is the sign of telepathic communication; it’s out-picturing in 3D was the creation of the internet. Maybe telepathy, rather than 5G, is our next step? There is always hope.
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 of balance. 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 has been around since the beginning of creation as the principal of cosmic order; she is consciousness of Truth itself. Even the Sun God, Ra, lives by the cosmic order of Maat. From Maat, we learn the concept of inner balance (male/female), as well as, right action. Maat teaches that every cause has an effect; yet we are free to choose in any moment, how to redirect our consciousness in order to change the past and create the present. This is the concept of free-will; but with it, also, comes self-responsibility.
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THE FULL MOON MEDITATION IN LIBRA with GODDESS MAAT
You may 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 you can smell the fresh green grass under your feet. You hear birds singing and you feel as carefree and light-hearted as a young child. Now, see yourself lying beneath the branches of an immense tree, which reaches to the sky. You feel nurtured and safe here. For 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 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 Maat 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; no matter how insistent the chaos, 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 knowing that you are in a state of divine grace; that your heart has been weighted down for too long by worry and fear, but now it is lighter than a feather. As she speaks to your inner self, you feel your heart expand with her words; your mind begins to clear; you feel more energized and alive. She holds out a clear quartz crystal to you; it is in the shape of a smooth crystal wand. You can hold this crystal in the palm of your hand and feel its vibration. It is cool to your touch and very calming; it feels like you are holding crystallized music in your hand. Feel its soothing vibrations move from your hand, through your arm, and through your whole body, relaxing you and balancing your aura. Your heart, mind and body now feel lighter than a feather.
Goddess Maat tells you that you may take this crystal with you as her gift; and that you may reenter your Tree of Life garden at any time that you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed. This will always be your sanctuary, and she is always here for you. Maat hands you her white feather of Truth. It is now your own, and now it is time to leave her and return once more to this time and space. As you are leaving, you hear her melodious voice whisper : May You In Walk in Truth and Beauty Always!