This evening, April 5, 2023, is the full moon in Libra. That last lunation before we move into the first eclipses of 2023 coming April 19th for the solar eclipses at 29 degrees Aries and the lunar eclipse at 14 degrees Scorpio on May 5th. This full moon in Libra is at 16 degrees at 7 minutes. The sun in Aries with Chiron within 15 minutes of the arc of the Sun. This full moon in Libra emphasizes our sense of balance and Venus in Taurus (24 degrees 8 minutes) symbolically reminds us that our desires and sensuality may root us within our relationships. We will benefit by giving space for down-to-earth activities. Having a purposeful slowdown. If we have been out of balance this full moon reminds us to take off our shoes, feel the grass in our toes, feel the earth warming and come to our center.
Mars in Cancer at 5 degrees is trine the Ascendant in Scorpio and the South Node. This aspect of the trine gives an open gate for emotional energy to be released and expressed. It may come from unexpected feelings that are released in sexual intimacy. And that is perfectly healthy and acceptable, but easier to do with a healthy centered loving partner. Our intimate bonds (Scorpio) are magnified with this full moon. If we have suppressed emotions there is an opportunity to allow the movement of emotional energies now. Saturn in Pisces in the 4th house of family or our home also amplifies this water trine with Mars and the Ascendant of the moment (west coast especially). Mars is out of bounds, so Scorpio and Aries energies are amplified and more wild.
Mercury is now in Taurus at 3 degrees, making the ingress yesterday. Mercury will be stationing retrograde on April 21st just after the solar eclipse on April 19th. This coming Mercury retrograde will be quite erratic with Uranus in Taurus with the Moon in close proximity as it stations. The station is at 15 degrees Taurus 38 minutes and will re-trace back to 5 degrees 51 minutes on May 14th. Just two days after Mercury stations direct in May, Jupiter makes its ingress into Taurus. Mercury in Taurus and the retrograde is a good time to recalibrate patterns that have been stuck and stubborn for some time. Use the moment of the retrograde cycle to recalibrate yourself!
Break that habit – Uranus in the mix so close will amplify your ability to break a long-held habit. So align with the energy to positively release something you have desired to change for good. It is a myth the breaking of a habit is about 21 days, actually, it seems it takes about 2 months or 65-66 days. However, with Uranus in this Mercury retrograde cycle so tightly configured you might actually break your conditioning in a faster time. Why not give it a try?
Uranus in Taurus is at 17 degrees and at this full moon in Libra is inconjunct (150 degrees separation) from the Libra full moon. It can act is energy that is discordant – two people or ideas not connecting. Do not force it, rather allow time to work out the rough edges first then align to try again when the timing is more suitable. Uranus is not about our will, but rather direct energy manifesting as it touches into from mind to matter and relative to time and space. It is an outer planet with one of the exact timings of any planet. It can be an unexpected obstacle that must be maneuvered around as well on the path. However, it is often at the personal level sometimes what breaks through that has been held in or buried over time before something activates it (like a Moon transit or Mercury) bursting forward into the conscious mind from the unconscious mind.
Neptune in Pisces at 25 degrees 54 minutes is sextile to Venus in Taurus. Surrender and unfold your own imagination of your ideas and experience with beauty and trust. This may show up in intimacy and money. Neptune in Pisces amplifies the dreamscape of our imaginations, allowing moments of silence to center our being. Contemplate your center, your heart, and the energy you amplify. Then realize that when you are more aware of your conscious self and bringing light to the shadow parts of yourself with effort and will you are increasing and amplifying your light body. Gratitude is a moment where you are acknowledging your presence at heart, mind, and soul are centered and focus on the blessing of your life. Heaven on earth is the spirit in a body and when we realize how we are part of the divine in a multitude of ways, as the light into a prism and all the variations that are visible in that view.
Pluto in Aquarius is at 0 degrees 12 minutes still new energy for us all. Perhaps you are realizing some relationship between yourself, your consciousness, and the difference between an external point of perspective of technology and the contrast of the internal technology of YOU. How are YOU designed? Maybe in the next few months, or in the coming years you may ponder this more deeply and want to know how we can be ONE yet MANY. This will be an interesting 20-year exploration of our collective mind and our transformation of what we realize about our unique souls in the design that we are. I think astrology and the mysteries of the esoteric arts will be the path for so many seeking answers to this theme. How powerful are we together? And how powerful are we as individuals? It is an adventure to be sure. May you find the answers to the inquiries of your heart, mind, and soul and may the planetary transits ignite the desire to know yourself in new and numerous ways. Namaste. Bless this moment.
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