Today we have a Full Moon in Libra, March 28, 2021, at 11:48 am PDT. This full moon is the tail end of a kite pattern. The Sun, Chiron, and Venus at 8 degrees Aries are opposite this moon at 8 degrees Libra. Venus rules this Libra full moon, so the full moon illuminates the need for balance, the need for social interactions and friendly connections, with the grand trine of air from Mars and the North Node in Gemini and Saturn in Aquarius with this Libra full moon.
Quite a mix of polarity with Chiron snuggled between Venus and the Sun at 8 degrees Aries as well. Combust the Sun so it may be quite invisible yet to what is opening. Though the sextile with Saturn stimulates our ever-present structure of social distancing required. The urge to connect is high, but the danger to get too close is still present and we are wise to heed the cautions. This grand trine in the element of air includes Mars and the North Node at 14 degrees, Saturn in Aquarius at 11 degrees, and the moon at 8 Libra. Mars and Saturn can work together, an action that is collaborative, though not without blindspots on certain ideas. Saturn squares Uranus, so there are threads of unexpected outcomes woven into the fabric of what is and will be.
Mercury in Pisces at 19 degrees is applying to Neptune at 21 degrees, so there may be confusion for conversations or what may be intended to share is not received in the manner intended. What can unfold is more lack of commitment or a withdrawal. Mercury merging with Neptune in Pisces needs space, no expectations to be there. It may reveal to individuals as the invitation to art, to let something speak to one’s heart at an entirely different level of being. Mercury may move things unexpectedly with the emotional, or just real water element that comes with Neptune. In the case of a cargo ship, indeed there is an opportunity to be lifted by the water and move once again into the flow. (Seriously, what an example this week of getting sideways in water with Mercury square the nodes and Mars!)
Jupiter at 22 Aquarius is widely trine to Mars and the North Node at 14, wide for it to be a meaningful aspect. The orb is too wide, however, Mars is applying to a trine with Jupiter so it is worth mentioning their positions. Mars will move into a tighter 3-degree orb of the trine with Jupiter on April 8th and these two in transit are exactly trine on April 16th around 9:32 pm PDT at 26 degrees 11 minutes of Gemini and Aquarius, and interestingly the moon will be applying to Mars in Gemini at that same moment within a degree. The moon will be square to Neptune at that moment as well, so within the symbolism, there is a movement that is revealed after the recent obstacles, however, there might be other yet identified obstacles related to the powerful Neptune in Pisces square to Mars and the moon too. Too much flowing from some direction may bring issues to manage as well, not that they cannot be dealt with, they do require patience with untangling unexpected outcomes, the chronological timing of something that went off track that will take time to put back into an orderly flow. Consider the timeliness of trains in certain countries and how efficient they run. However, when there is an unexpected accident it disrupts the usual flow, and adjustments have to made. Once they have been made there is a period of transition from out of order back to order. That is the symbolism of this period of time with Mars square Neptune and Mercury applying to Neptune. This month the world has a very real dynamic happening that illustrates this disrupted flow. That being the macro view, but what about the micro view – your own life and experience. Have you had to deal with a disruption to your routine and flow? What are you doing to get back to a routine? Is this a week process of returning to order two weeks? Or maybe longer?
The Saturn in Aquarius square Uranus is still within the orb that is part of this full moon as well, Uranus at 8 degrees Taurus 50 minutes and Saturn at 11 degrees Aquarius 7 minutes. All of 2021 we are moving through these two planets in their closing square dance back and forth as I shared in my last newsletter. If you want to learn more about this Saturn-Uranus square of 2021, my event Astrology for Healing 2021 is hosting speaker Juliana McCarthy on April 10th. Her presentation focuses entirely on this Saturn-Uranus square and what this means for maturity and liberation happening over this period of time, what our collective karma is experiencing, and the breakthroughs and liberation that come with Uranus. Outer planets are not something humanity controls, but they reflect the quality of time and what is emerging. Liberation is rather potent this year, so you may ask yourself – what are we liberating from? I am sure there are over 7.8 billion different answers to that question.
This month has had a somber flow of events for many. Becoming aware of the changing season and the harsh reality that we are still navigating through a pandemic, though with a distant view of some routines returning. However, the reality is still potent that we are emerging into a world that still feels unsafe no matter where we live. We have been in what many call survival mode for the longest time in any recent history. Many sensitive individuals will take time to emerge, but perhaps longer to emerge with any confidence and seeming safety in their communities. Recent tragic events have reopened wounds around violence that had seemed to subside as we collectively took shelter in our homes. There will be an increased need for our communities to support the people with mental illness that is likely to have been even more challenging to manage for many if not most during the past year. We may collectively need to demand it, and other laws to have safe communities.
I had a strong emotional experience yesterday when I did what I always do every week gathering food essentials for my family at the local grocery store. I sat in my car for a few minutes pondering my simple task, knowing that just days earlier several had done in Boulder, not realizing the coming danger that would forever change their lives. As I reflected on this in just a small moment of my day I was saddened deeply, but I also registered within me the high alert my emotional body, mental body, my physical body goes into when I am entering the public domain. I put my mask on and did what I needed to do. How many times have we done this and our endocrine systems go on over-drive? So many of us are operating in this heightened state of protecting ourselves as we engage in public activities, which is incredibly hard physically, mentally, and our souls are rather weary from all of it. I pray for a change in our culture of fear where people feel the need to own military-grade weapons. We are a government of the people, for the people, and by the people are we not?
Many may not register this, but a Libra full moon may ignite much back into the battle for social justice, to do what is right for the whole of our well-being and balanced lives. Venus in Aries combust the sun may not show us her brightness until late April early May as an evening star, but these fires have been rekindled. The violence feels and seems even more tragic and sensitive to us after enduring our social distances for many months. Our feeling natures almost like new skin exposed to the brightness and heat of the sun after our inner dwellings into depths we had perhaps never realized until the required demands to stay at home.
Pluto is at 26 degrees 35 minutes of Capricorn and will be stationing retrograde on April 27th around 1:01 pm PDT, when it reaches 26 degrees 48 minutes. For those with planets and angles at 26 degrees and plus or minus 8 degrees or so of that will really feel the demanding pressure of its stationing and emphasis in the month ahead. Keep in mind that the dwarf planet Eris in Aries is square to Pluto as well, so it has the heightened experience of chaos. As anyone knows, chaos gives way to order in time, but the key phrase here is “in time”. So, keep your eye on the bigger picture unfolding, so much change is happening at once. Patterns that have long-held structures will go through some liberating of some kind – Saturn may reflect the fixed ideas that are being tested often. Some changes coming will unfold dramatically and many will be again be surprised by the swiftness in which transiting Uranus brings – spirit to earth – it is rather precise. I think the Uranus symbol looks like an antenna, don’t you? Makes me wonder, what are we receiving?
Once this spring wind dies down I hope to prepare my garden for planting seeds and new plants. May this sharing prompt your own inner dialog for what you are experiencing and where you seek the answers that guide you. Namaste. Bless this moment.