This Full Moon event occurs at the 0 degree mark in the sign of Libra, so it brings with it a vibration of renewal — an aspect that is amplified by the Divine Timing of this one, too. It’s happening with the Equinox, marking the dawn of the new season. (Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern.) Adding to the significance of this lunation, is the intensity of this current Mercury Retrograde. And next month (on Apirl 19th) we’ll have another Full Moon in Libra; only that time, it will be at the final degree mark of the respective sign. This is a new beginning in the middle of an end, that will offer some significant closure during this 28 day cycle.
This FULL MOON & NEW SEASON Soundtrack: Rewrite The Stars by Zendaya [Music Video]
The Challenge: conflicting ideas, conformity that leads to resentment, stand-off, stalemate, resistance or unwillingness to see the truth of what is in the moment, ambivalence, reluctance to commit or sitting-on-the-fence, indecisiveness, low self-esteem, feeling incompetent, abandonment of self or individual ideas for the sake of compromise
The Breakthrough/Potential Wisdom: equilibrium, diplomacy, non-partisan stance that results in benefits for both sides, objective communication, comfortable balance, amicable resolutions, honor and respect within relationships, deeply spiritual inner-peace, empowered decision-making abilities, manifestation through intellectual debates that lead to progress and justice, revelations of higher Truth (whole Truth), union with another while standing firm in individual identify, healthy compromise that provides healing from old wounds
The Sun enters the Sign of Aries, ending the astrological year and beginning a new season every year at the time of the March Equinox. This time, the Moon (in Libra) will be opposing it, illuminating this newness with Full Moonlight at the degree of new beginnings - zero. Adding to this influence of new beginnings is the 2 of Swords. The astrological symbols on this Tarot card are the Moon and the sign of Libra, further amplifying these Libran vibes. (This Full Moon corresponds with last October’s New Moon in Libra.)
In the Book of Thoth, Aleister Crowley describes the 2 of Swords as energy that “abides above the onslaught of disruption”. We come to terms with what is; the ever-changing, yet consistent, energy of Nature. The Nature of our environment, our material world, and also the nature of who we are. There is beauty in that realization that provides a necessary equilibrium, from which we can move beyond present challenges and open up to new possibilities. This is could be a calming effect that acts a conduit for deeper healing, as we may come to be more at peace with the very essence of Life itself.
God and Goddess At War
The planetary rulers of this Full Moon (Mars and Venus) square off in a way that could reveal hidden tension within relationships.
What we want (to release or to start) may be in conflict with what we think or feel we can actually have. What we want may be very different than what the other person wants, or believes is even possible. We are susceptible to far-reaching and unrealistic expectations now (and really, this influence sticks with us all year long). But, when we meet each other in the space of acceptance of what is right in front of us and communicate from a calm place within, we create a new way forward. Together.
There’s a focus on what will sustain us and help us feel safe in the long-run, while also (maybe) feeling the desire to split or be more free to explore beyond what we’ve known. (Especially if situations in relationships have been difficult for a while.) It’s hard to tell where things will end up and tensions may be high.
Truth and Justice…. OR Righteous Justification?
Amid a mind-numbing Mercury Retrograde phase, this Full Moon seems to provide a strange sense of deep direction. But, taking some time for healthy inner-reflection would be a wise move before jumping into the mud…. You can’t see what’s down there. Make sure you’re aligned with what is true and an absolute non-negotiable value for you before making a statement.
It’s essential to sift through the illusions that are so pervasive at this time. What pops up first to get your attention deserves to be examined. We don’t have all of the information yet.
The trick is to not get too comfortable with doubt and sitting on the fence. What is revealed with this moonlight glow is something asking to be released and immediately paving a new path forward. It feels as though there will come a need to defend the position you take, so it must be anchored in Truth, not self-defensiveness.
Relationships of all kinds may get a bit of a tune-up now…. Notice when you may be operating on a need to be right and simply defending your position or desires without truly listening to the other. But also notice where you may have been right all along, and you’ve been self-sacrificing in ways that simply are not good for you. Self-righteousness can show up in that way, too…. when we believe we’re doing it all for another person and we secretly feel we deserve some kind of medal for that.
Truth and justice is not something that feels like a blow to the ego. It’s not deflating or cumbersome. It’s like putting down a heavy load and feeling like you can stand up straighter Holding your head high but not looking down on another, meeting them eye to eye. A true win-win. — To be clear, this doesn’t always mean there is happy ending or just agreement. There may be those we encounter that simply show us a piece of ourselves we hadn’t faced before. We can choose to hold our head high and make a choice that honors both parties in the situation, and sometimes that means parting ways. A win-win is possible when we, individually, choose to act from a higher place within us, so no one walks away a loser.
It feels like reclaiming a lost part of yourself. The beautiful thing is that our people, the relationships in our lives, are great facilitators of this kind of enlightenment.
A New Chapter
Even when the odds seem to be stacked against you (or your love), there’s gentle opening — a sort of part in the clouds.
With the 2 of Swords, the pair of swords intersect inside the blue rose that is shaped like a cup. This is not a mushy, self-abandoning, “You complete me” terms of endearment kind of vibe. It IS an honoring of the individual and the whole. It’s the beginning, a glimpse of a higher potential within a partnership that is grounded in honesty and transparency. It’s sobering. And mystical.
This is the beginning of a new kind of relationship — with another, within ourselves or with our worldview. We come to terms and then leap forward in some way.
There’s a reason I selected this song for this Full Moon’s soundtrack. We get to begin a whole chapter now when we get real about what actually is in front of us, know what we want and then are brave enough to face it. There’s a fated, even sparkly quality here…… an opening to new possibilities we haven’t been able to get a glimpse of before. We get to embrace a new reality together with someone. And that makes even feel even more possible.