“Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is cor—the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant ‘To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.’ Over time, this definition has changed, and today, we typically associate courage with heroic and brave deeds. But in my opinion, this definition fails to recognize the inner strength and level of commitment required for us to actually speak honestly and openly about who we are and about our experiences—good and bad. Speaking from our hearts is what I think of as ‘ordinary courage.’” ~ Brene Brown
The Moon is Full in Libra 4/7/20 at 10:34 pm eastern. This is a ginormous Super Moon so make sure you take a peek at the sky and breathe in some of that awesome lunar energy. Goddess is beaming her light right into our beings. Libra is all about balance and in this moment, in this lunation, balance may be something we are all struggling to achieve. Nothing is “normal” and we are being called to be in our experiences, our emotions, our new normal in a deep way. The natural harmony of a Libra Full Moon is squaring a Jupiter/Pluto conjunction and calling us to take our search for balance into our core being-ness.
Tuesday’s Full Moon in Libra squares the Jupiter/Pluto conjunction. A normally light-hearted, socially-minded, and good-natured lunation gets deep. Pluto brings us under the surface of things and here is where we are asked to dwell right now. Having been socially isolated for a minute (a situation that is anti-Libra in practice and sentiment), we are collectively feeling the burden of distance from each other. We are in this together-alone. Having this concentration of time with ourselves makes us more intimately aware of what is always awaiting us just below the business of life. Our defenses have fewer accomplices. Our vulnerability has more to teach us. As our layers peel off, exposing the things we buried, tucked away, or refused outright, we get a better understanding of our general operating system.
Pluto’s skin-shedding influence on this year and this Full Moon is non-negotiable. There is no more time to borrow. There is only this moment and sinking deeply into it. There is only wondering what it might be like to be present to life instead of demanding it be as we think it should. Wondering what it might be like to embrace the inevitability of death as a way to fully live life. Wondering, dreaming, and imagining what it might be like to exchange status for sincerity, rugged individualism for interconnectedness, and corporate capitalism for communal care. ~ Chani Nicholas
Never has the phrase “as above, so below” been so vital to our survival. We must find ways to alleviate our anxiety, to release some of the pressure of the collective, to embrace our new normal, and NOT bypass it or repress it. And the Libra Moon answers with a heart activation like no other. With the Pluto influence, we will be called to plunge into our innermost spaces and listen to what our deepest heart whisperings are saying. Vulnerability means speaking from the heart and compassion means acting from the heart.
How are you balancing in life right now? Are you spending time feeding your heart as well as being present in daily life? What are your struggles right now? How are you banishing your anxiety, your fear, and inviting in the blessings of Goddess to help sustain you? What do the whispers of your heart tell you right now?
Embrace this Libran Full Moon to feed your mind, body, spirit, and most of all, your heart.
Candles are burning and I am chanting and praying every single day for all of us.
My heart to your hearts – Thank you for being part of our community!
BLESSINGS, LOVE, and BIG HUGS TO YOU ALL!
Happy Full Moon!
The Moon is Full in Libra 4/7/20 at 10:34 pm eastern.
April Full Moon is also called: Pink Moon, Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Fish Moon
Power Words for Libra Full Moon: Beauty, Balance, Collaboration, Cooperation, Fair, Harmony, Passionate, Social
Goddesses for Libra include: Air Goddesses, Venusian Goddesses, and Goddesses that represent Balance like the Egyptian Goddess Ma’at. Some Air Goddesses are Aditi, Aurora, Eos, Iris, and Saraswati. Venusian Goddesses, aka The Golden Ones, are Aphrodite, Erzulie, Freya, Hathor, Lakshmi, Oshun, and Venus.
GUIDING GODDESS FOR LIBRA FULL MOON: Egyptian Goddess Ma’at
Rituals, Practices, and Workings for Full Moon in Libra:
- Beauty and Self Care practices
- Check the Venus placement in your natal chart and transits
- Heart Chakra work and balancing the other chakras through the heart chakra
- Create Sanctuary – clean and adorn your Sacred Spaces in your home
- Ecstatic Dance
- Gather women friends virtually for a witchy night of Goddess and ceremony
- Gentle Movement – try Restorative Yoga or Tai Chi
- Hathor Candle Working
- Meditative Tea Ceremony
- Make Art, Make Music, Make Beauty
- Morning and Evening Star Devotions
- Oshun Honey Ritual
- Prepare a sumptuous feast and have a picnic in your sacred space – share with Goddess!
- Write Love Letters
- Write Poetry and Invocations to Goddess
Invite the energies of Goddess that will most support you in this lunation!
Crystals to sync to Libra: Apophyllite, Chrysocolla, Copper, Danburite, Goldstone, Jade, Kunzite, Opal, Pink Chalcedony, Rose Quartz, Ruby in Zoisite, Star Sapphire, Watermelon Tourmaline
Plant Allies for Libra: Catnip, Cedar, Jasmine, Lavender, Marjoram, Mugwort, Neroli, Oregano, Rose, Spearmint, Thyme, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang
“Your heart sees by its own light.
In meditation, adore the subtle fire
The light that you see by
Is the light that comes from inside.”
Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche
Moon Power: Lunar Rituals for Connecting with Your Inner Goddess by Simone Butler
Princess, Priestess, Poet: The Sumerian Temple Hymns of Enheduanna by Betty De Shong Meador
The Wild Unknown Archetypes Deck and Guidebook by Kim Krans
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Goddess Within Spiritual Mentoring with Kimberly
Astrology Update from Mary Lomando:
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. Read the full Astrology Update here
Super Full Moon: Cultivating Inner and Outer Harmony with Michelle Boxley:
Rose Moon Water
On the night of the full moon grab a bowl or a glass to place your moon water in. Pour in some water (filtered if you can) and place in some rose quartz crystals and some rose petals and 1 drop of rose essential oil. Leave under the full moonlight overnight. In the morning, remove the crystals and rose petals and pour your moon infused water into a spray bottle and add a little bit of alcohol or rose toner to the bottle (this will just help to preserve it). Mist yourself with the your rose moon water whenever you need to re-connect to your heart. Store in a cool, dark environment. You could also add in flower essences to this mist also and any additional essential oils that you feel called to use.
Additional Support for this Lunation
Goddess Within Spiritual Mentoring with Kimberly
April Astro-Tarot Forecast Videos for Each Sign with Audrey Alison
Michelle Boxley YouTube (from Sisters of the Moon Online)
Mystery School of the Goddess for Free Events, Courses, and Other Online Offerings
Witch’s Moon Magazine – Issue 2 RITUAL by Renee Starr
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