Full Moon in Libra/Aries
“Heart Sunspot April 14, 2016” photograph compliments of SpaceWeather
Just as I was about to post, the passing of legendary artist, Prince, was announced. I have mentioned in previous posts that 2016 will see the transitions of many of our greatest creative talents as Jupiter is transiting Leo, the sign of art, creativity, theatre. May you rest in peace, Prince, and thank you for your pioneering musical gift and ground-breaking individuality.
The Full Moon in sidereal Libra highlights the need for better communication and negotiation in key relationships. You may also be exceedingly social in the coming week. Also, Mercury goes retrograde for the second time this year. This transit won’t be as troubling as what I call this past January’s “Mercury retrograde from hell”, which reamed out our minds/thoughts/beliefs and left us doubting our sanity at times. This time, our mental focus can be very sharp and clear, especially if you did the necessary mind-cleaning in January.
The picture this week is of the heart-shaped sunspot that recently erupted on our Sun. (Note the little Earth in the corner, illustrating the size of this huge sunspot.) Remarkable, isn’t it?
Here is a brief synopsis of the Full Moon characteristics that hold true to every Full Moon from my from my friend and sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza ~ lunarplanner ~
“The Full Moon marks the point of coition in the lunar cycle, the climax, the point of excitement, a time of celebration. The day just after the Full Moon is a time for the realization of the theme to emerge, of what the activities of the first half of the lunar cycle, culminating into the enthusiasm of the Full Moon, are really about. Relax and allow this realization to occur. There is no need to force it as it surfaces on its own.”
Please note: I make my posts according to the Lunar cycles, posting on the New, First Quarter, Full and Third Quarter Moons. I seek to support you in working with and within the natural flow of time and energy, which will help your life flow with more ease and grace. Also, I base my interpretations and predictions on the true sidereal astronomical alignments. You can read about my unique way of interpreting astrology at this link: earthwordskyword.com/astrology-readings/astrological-readings/
Thu April 21
Full Moon in Libra: The Moon in relational Libra makes an opposition to independent Sun in Aries. There can be a tug of war between going it alone or teaming up in relationship to accomplish your goals. Or someone might be trying to tell what is in your best interests, yet you stubbornly sense what is best for you. Sometimes life requires the help of another, or sometimes it’s more important to step back from a relationship to find what is true to your core. This whole week, you might be exploring that question.
Mercury in Aries trine North Lunar Node in Leo: Trines in astrology create ease, grace and support coming your way, providing you are choosing to live in the flow of the present moment. Use this aspect to choose uplifting thoughts (versus doubts or worry) about the future, and surprising opportunities or information will appear to support you.
Fri April 22~ Earth Day
Venus/Uranus conjunction in Pisces: This annual alignment can spark sudden shifts in our desires or manifest as clear intuitive insights. Taking a risk or leaping spontaneously with trust are good choices today. Use the exceptional inventiveness of this alignment to make breakthroughs in your chosen forms of creative expression.
Moon/Juno conjunction in Libra: This very relational connection calls forth a desire for harmony and cooperation. But remember, with the Sun still in independent Aries, make sure you aren’t sacrificing your needs simply to make a false peace with someone else.
Sat April 23
Moon in Libra opposite Mercury in Aries: Whenever Moon and Mercury face off in an opposition, your head and heart might feel like they are in a standoff. But this allows you to gain clarity in your emotions, and ensures your mind isn’t ignoring important incoming emotional insights.
Sun April 24
Sun in Aries quincunx Moon in Scorpio: Both Aries and Scorpio are signs linked to willfulness and a desire to be in charge. Aries is about self-control and Scorpio can be about controlling another. Power plays and sharp discourse may arise today.
Moon/Mars conjunction is Scorpio: The pressure-cooker of this aspect is building all day and becomes exact around midnight. Conflicts may erupt, but you can also confront roadblocks and move forward. If you use care and consciousness in your communications, conflagrations that you will regret tomorrow, can be avoided.
Mon April 25
Moon/Saturn conjunction in Scorpio square Jupiter in Leo/Neptune in Aquarius: This day-long tense square pressures you to make decisions or choices, especially in regards to money matters. Squares also help us break out of frustration by taking direct action. Very intense work-outs are desirable today.
Venus in Aries: Venus, planetary ruler of the heart chakra, transits into the courageous Aries. Ready to risk moving forward with a new creative project, love, desire? Now it will be easier. Spend contemplative time with your deep wise Self and receive the perfection of the guidance that is always bubbling up from your authentic Heart.
Tue April 26
Sun in Aries opposite Juno in Libra: This aspect of polarization also provides perspective on what’s unfolding in your core relationships. It can also magnetize important new connections or further expand existing ones. It’s a day of full-on negotiation for some.
Moon in Sagittarius trine Venus in Aries: This positive trine synchs up your needs and desires, sparking synchronicity all around. Both Sagittarius and Aries are signs of exceptional athleticism, so it’s an excellent day to exercise in joyful forms of movement.
Mercury in Aries sextile Chiron in Aquarius: This aspect brings a piece of helpful advice from a friend. Or visa versa, you are the bearer of wisdom and healing. Consider fixing or improving all aspects of your communication systems, like upgrading social media or software.
Wed April 27
Sun in Aries quincunx Mars in Scorpio: I repeat what I wrote above: both Aries and Scorpio are signs linked to willfulness and a desire to be in charge. Aries is about self-control and Scorpio can be about controlling another. Once again, power struggles or an exchange of sharp words may occur. You can use the forceful directness, energy, and drive of this aspect to get a whole lot done today.
Thu April 28
Mercury in Aries turns retrograde: From today, until May 22, Mercury (ideas, technology, communication) will be in more internal, re-evaluation, reflection mode. During this period, Mercury will be in close proximity to the asteroid of focus and dedication,Vesta. Watch your thoughts carefully, as manifestation will be almost instantaneous, based on your state of both conscious and unconscious mind and intentions. This the perfect time to take up meditation practice or deepen your current practice. Dive in to a new study or give birth to a brand new creative urge. Commit to writing that first draft of a manuscript, or complete the final edits on something that is ready to be completed.