The second Libra Full Moon in a row took place in the wee hours, at 4:11am PDT; so, if you need a once-in-a-blue-moon moment, here it is. A Blue Moon is two Full Moons in a row in the same sign in a single calendar month. Most modern astrologers, however, call the second of any two Full Moons in the same sign in a row a Blue Moon even if the month changes. My interpretation of the value of such a lunation is that is akin to a crash course, or immersion experience, in the archetype in question; in this case, Libra. We are being given not one, but two opportunities, to celebrate the way we understand that life reflects our consciousness. This sign is Venus ruled and represents the side of her nature that is interested in love and relationships. Of course, it goes much deeper than that, as Libra is where we understand the sacred mirror, the universal law that states that everything you experience in the outside world is a direct reflection of the consciousness perceiving it. Yours.
Here is the good news: Everything is a reflection of your consciousness. Everything you experience in your environment is what you believe the world has to offer you, what you deserve, and can receive. Here is the bad news: Everything is a reflection of your consciousness. Everything you experience in your environment is of your own creation, and therefore only you can shift and change it. Libra invented this concept, and, as the first sign in the upper half of the natural zodiac wheel – the portion that lifts up from the personal experience to how we relate to the world around us – this is the mansion where we first learn how to relate to the outside world.
This particular Full Moon may have some bumps that come along with it, but great benefit will assuredly be part of anything right now that feels difficult. Remember that over in Capricorn, we have the ongoing gathering of Pluto, Saturn and the South Node. This powerhouse stelium combines death, kharma and our attachments to the past, in a wave of transformation that we are moving through collectively. This pattern has long term implications that we will all be following with great interest over the next two years or so. But for the current moment, there is great change on tap at the personal level, and an opportunity to dig in deep and release anything and everything that might be holding you back from inhabiting your life and your embodiment more fully. We are in a Cardinal Grand Cross with this Full Moon, a pattern that has the strength to move the immovable, and much is changing, and quite dramatically.
A Full Moon is an Opposition. Oppositions can be quite dynamic and even exhilarating. Two bodies in Opposition to each other absolutely must interact. Anything that divides that Opposition up into two smaller chunks changes the dynamic of the transit completely. In this case, our Conscious Awareness (Sun) and our Unconscious Mind (Moon) are both being hit by this demand for change, in an absolutely unavoidable manner. It is already happening and unfolding, so don’t read that and look for the other shoe to drop. And please move past the fear of, “oh that sounds like bad things are going to happen.” Bad things are always happening. How we respond to them is the measure of our consciousness. Trust that anything that is dropping away from your life right now – or being yanked out of your life through death or death-like abandonment – is leaving because you demanded greater change and transformation in your life.
On the side of this lunation is a meeting between Mercury and Chiron in Aries, and in close proximity there is Venus in Pisces. These three are near enough to be vibrating the heck out of each other, so there is the potential for clarity and awareness (Mercury), to combine with love that’s overflowing (Venus) to generate a deep healing (Chiron). Nice mix, right? Remember that Mercury just spent a bunch of time sweeping back through the second half of the Pisces mansion, and doing work on the level of the unconscious. That which is unconscious really is not knowable; that’s what it is to be unconscious. As Mercury moves around the zodiac over the next few months, he will be helping us all discover and integrate what we learned during his backward journey. The first stop is here, with love and healing in tow, this group of planets pulls on the Moon in the 150-degree angle known as the Inconjunct, or the Great Eliminator.
Remember that all Full Moons are about gratitude and release. Spend some time in contemplation of the beauty that your life already reflects. You can’t create anything new until you are celebrating what already is. And since this Full Moon is all about your relationships, never forget that the whole world is your Beloved. You are always relating to others and the world, and how they show up to you is a direct reflection of your consciousness, not theirs. And for the flip side, this particular Full Moon has a tremendous amount of support for the release portion of moment what with the cardinal grand cross and the fork in the road led by Mercury. If ever there were a moment when it was time to put the focus on yourself in order to shift how the world reflects back at you, this is it. Let go courageously, find the gratitude for how the world is already reflecting herself to you, and from this place, we can expand into greatness.
~ Michael Lennox