When a full blue moon arrives on March 31st in the cardinal air sign of Libra, there are deeper forces at play. The winds of change have arrived and our plates are overflowing with commitments; for some dreams are coming true, while others could be feeling off-kilter and frustrated or emotionally drained by the weight of their current circumstances. Libra is the sign of partnership and fairness, ruling over our sense of justice and our ability to find balance within and around us; relationships of all kinds come to the foreground now as our attention is drawn towards issues of love and trust, money and power, loyalty, truth, sexuality, personal freedom, equality and our environment. There could be unrest within the greater community regarding traditional values that are in contrast with our current global landscape; planetary aspects are pushing us to evolve and any tension that has been building during the waxing moon cycle will continue to affect us over the course of the coming weeks. Earth changes are possible.
A square from active Mars and restrictive Saturn, conjunct in goal-oriented Capricorn, calls for us to act and, simultaneously, applies the brakes; fated events could occur that align us more fully with our path and any opposition around us or within us is highlighted. Patience is a continual lesson bestowed by Capricorn so be slow to respond, tempering reactive tendencies with thought and consideration. Ask yourself what pieces of your world feel out of control; are there perpetual patterns in place that put you at the mercy of others? Do you own your energy, or do you give it away? Look carefully at any propensity to down play the things that cause you pain; are you disowning parts of yourself, or valuable pieces of your life because you do not want to do the work to heal them?
We are very sensitive to criticism now and any mental blocks or patterns of negativity could become self-fulfilled; step back from circumstances that bring out the parts of your personality that you do not wish to invest in, accepting that you create your own reality. Assume your share of the responsibility and hold yourself accountable; release stories of what another’s actions might mean and allow yourself to wonder about how your reaction makes things escalate. Work to find the compromise that you can live with or chose to lovingly disengage, making honesty and authenticity your top priority.
The Sun is conjunct Mercury retrograde in Aries, and in direct opposition to this blue moon, highlighting our connections and heightening our awareness of others in order to evolve how we relate. Communication will gain an added importance now and how we express ourselves comes to the foreground; it is time to acknowledge the ability of our words to influence and affect others, altering the world around us in a very real way. Words are a tool that can be used to create and destroy; let their power propel you to respect them.
Focus falls on intimacy and our ability to get along with those in our environment; look closely at your motives when you talk to those who matter, observing how well you harmonize to meet the needs of those around you. What do you intend for your voice to inspire in others? Do you use your words to help or to harm? How often do you chose to fill your words with love? How often do you speak before you think?
Logic and intuition are at odds now and Mercury retrograde could alter your course; if things are not moving as quickly as you would like, take advantage of the chance to pause and get clear; where are you focusing your intent? What actions, choices and perspectives need rethinking? What elephant in the room needs to be addressed? What must be shared in order for healing to occur?
April takes on added importance as it is the last month that evolutionary Uranus will be in fiery Aries, where it has been transiting since 2010. Aries makes us yearn to express ourselves and Libra desires to be seen and heard; any contrast to societal expectations is highlighted. We are more aware of our audience and seeking reassurance from those around us now; work to discover how you can satisfy your own needs, growing resistance to any judgement from the greater community. Do you believe that if you present your true self to others, you will be honored for who you are?
Uranus delivers a final push to awaken us to our authentic selves by bringing to light anything that is still living in our peripheral vision. Unforeseen variables could arise and surprises are likely; people from the past could reappear, lies could be exposed, unfinished business could resurface and technological mishaps are possible. If you have been prioritizing needs of security, love could get the upper hand; if you have been clinging to your circumstances, you could be asked to let go and trust; if there is a truth on the table that you have consistently managed to avoid, the rose colored glasses could be removed so that you see things as they really are. We have reached the end of a grand chapter and are simultaneously beginning another; poignant truth is being born within; what growth is being asked of you? What will you carry forward as you turn the page? What will you leave behind?
Lightning could strike in order to inspire you wake up, allow the truth set you free; begin rebuilding your foundation with gems salvaged from your history, telling your story in a way that supports the person you have become.
Venus shifts from fiery Aries to the cooling earth of Taurus now, heightening our cravings for earthly pleasures and delights; share in nourishing foods, sensual intimacy and social gatherings that warm you to your core. Spend time outside with your hands in the soil or your toes in the sand; stare at the waves, listen to the trees, plant seeds to watch them grow. Spice up your life with colors, scents and sounds, dressing yourself in the ideas that make you feel beautiful.
Romance is in the air; follow your gut towards opportunities for communion. Let love happen, being courageous enough to accept any gifts of connection that appear. We are all complicated, with walls built around wounds, and we are all strong, designed to endure and grow green again with every breath; wear your heart on your sleeve, and your scars with grace and dignity.
Miracles are possible if you believe that the cards are delivering you to where you are meant to be; work to overcome obstacles by seeing the good in everything.
The gift of limitation is that it creates a framework in which to reach your destiny; smile through your circumstances and if it storms, dance in the mud puddles, trusting they hold the promise of new life to come.
Light some candles, share a glass of wine and fill the empty space with flowers, finding contentment among the little things.
Something wonderful is brewing on the horizon; for today, revel in the blessings.
All my love, happiest holidays and pura vida,