Hey everybody. Feeling a little “Crazy town” out there in the world. Perhaps this explains it. Great article from Chani Nicholas. Explains that anxious feeling I have had all day.
Full moons shed light. They reveal. They exaggerate. They can bring closure. They keep us up at night. Tire us out during the day. Excite our senses. Have us feeling full. Satiated. Overwhelmed. Alive. Wild. Coming apart at the seams.
Full moons fill our dreams with strange symbols, signs and signals. Remind our bodies that they are in charge. Fill the nights with unrelenting, stimulating silver light. Luminous darkness. Magic happens here. Liminal spaces* let us slip into other dimensions. They allow us to make contact with our past selves, future selves and non-physical selves.
Lunar eclipses, eclipses that happen during a full moon, bring fated events. Dramatic events. Events that are linked to the collective growth, collective pain, collective trauma and collective destiny.
Eclipses heighten, expose and reflect what is happening. They shed a different light on what we are doing, personally and collectively. They reveal. They show us the shadow, the normally hidden, the unconscious material we don’t want to look at.
On March 23rd at 5:01 AM PST we will have our second eclipse of March, in the relationship-oriented, balance-seeking sign of Libra. Traditionally, Libra is known for its ability to seek equanimity. Libra wants justice to be served so that all life forms are treated with fairness and equality.
A lunar eclipse in Libra will point out the injustices. A lunar eclipse in Libra will hopefully call on our collective human desire for peace.
But we can’t get to peace by valuing only one side of the equation. A lunar eclipse in Libra will point out where and how we are out of balance, both personally and collectively.
Libra is also a sign that initiates relationships. It does so with its even-keeled charm, its graciousness and its ability to attract to it what it wants. A Venus ruled sign, Libra understands the power of beauty and values the ability to delight others with pleasing attributes.
Libra knows how to get Likes.
This is the last eclipse in Libra for some time and the close of a 2-year eclipse cycle in Libra. That means that wherever this eclipse lands in your chart (check your horoscopes for more info), it is wrapping up an intense period of growth here. Look for ways in which you have healed, learned and come more into balance with this part of your life.
The eclipse falls on the same day as the second of three recent squares between Jupiter, retrograde in Virgo, and Saturn, about to station retrograde in Sagittarius. Saturn is also in and out of a square formation with Neptune in Pisces. Venus has just crossed over Neptune picking up the baton and will line up to square Saturn and oppose Jupiter on March 25th. This gives us a loose, but very significant, T-square in mutable signs.
During highly mutable moments such as this, anything goes. Astrologically, this is a time that brings a crisis in consciousness, a dissolution of former structures and possible mass confusion. It’s not a good time to fall for “shock doctrine” that the media, the government or extremist groups are trying to create. Jupiter square Saturn asks us about what we believe in and what philosophy we want to live under.
Venus is the ruler of this eclipse and therefore her opposition to Jupiter and Saturn’s square to them both is an important one. Venus in Pisces is in the sign of her exaltation, meaning that there is a strong need to connect and experience pleasure and abundance with this moon.
But Saturn has other plans.
Saturn brings consequence. Saturn brings boundary. Saturn reminds us of the rules that we must abide by if we are to actualize our potential in a real and concrete way. Saturn squaring Jupiter and Venus, the ruler of this eclipse is a reality check for our fantasies, idealism and gullibility. It checks the path we are trying to grow along. It is the contrast that we need in order to see the seriousness of the situation and the depth of the moment. Use this astrology, this eclipse, this moment to help anchor, shape and bring into being the love, justice and equality you seek for yourself and the world.
* If you feel that you are anxiously floating in the inbetween perhaps you are in The Liminal Space. The word “liminal” comes from the Latin word limens, which means, “threshold.” “… It is when you have left the tried and true, but have not yet been able to replace it with anything else.