Libra Full Moon 2014: Lunar Eclipse
To reiterate the April forecast, definitely file your taxes before this date; the Post and FedEx Offices are sure to be a mob scene beyond the usual. With a Mercury/Pluto picture at the same time, the odds of communication snarls and lost messages increase.
This is the Libra Full Moon that succeeds the Aries New Moon, so the best use of this time is to spread your arms wide for effective relating to support your goals. Emotions may be high, so be aware of the gift of your breath and use it to balance any upsets.
If a relationship is feeling the thrust of this energetic tsunami, it may indeed be make or break time. Keep in mind my favorite mantra when navigating difficult relating: “the only person I can change, is myself”.
The Libra Full Moon is also a Lunar Eclipse and occurs at 3:42 a.m. ET. You may have been feeling this beforehand, especially if you have strong placements of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn in your horoscope. The sensation can feel highly expectant and potentially explosive. If you’ve been feeling this physically, like a headache, try some lavender oil. It may not alleviate the pain immediately, but the scent can soothe.
Calming breath and meditation is not to be underrated. Dreams can be disruptive, for those who can sleep, or you may prowl about later than usual.
This can be a revelatory time in relationship, which may be highly emotional. Keep the drama in check; when a boat is tossed in the high sea, the least productive thing to do is flail around without awareness of the position of the hull. The tumultuous energy surrounding an eclipse may be felt a few several days before or after depending on the person.
The Sabian Symbol** for the Sun at this time is “A man possessed of more gifts than he can hold”. Since this is the position of the Sun, the symbol suggests a preoccupation with all the stuff: to have, to do, to make happen. It is very clear that it is time to give in order to receive. Holding on to whatever task, grievance or gift we are meant to share becomes untenable.
Yes, a grievance is a gift, because as we pass through it, we gain greater wisdom, as difficult as this may be. Look at how you can lessen your load. Look also at how you may be holding on to a gift or talent because you don’t think it’s good enough or the right time to share. Only by allowing someone else to hear your voice do you know if your singing can touch a heart. Only by showing someone your drawings do you know if you’ve managed to express yourself in a way that can be seen. It’s true that it takes courage to release the gifts and let go of how we think they’ll be received. Yet it is this Sun that lights the Moon to create the full picture.
The Sabian symbol** for the Moon is “An eagle and a large white dove turning one into the other”. You can see how this speaks of the relationship created when one shares his/her gifts. This occurs when the courage and drive of the eagle merges with the receptivity of the dove. Since eagles are seen as majestic predators and doves as peaceful messengers, the combination of symbols indicates the necessity of putting down the sword to embrace union.
Not all relationships may survive the heat of this eclipse. It may be time to burn through any old patterns to create a new orientation.
You may recall that these were the symbols for the October 18, 2014 Lunar Eclipse, only reversed. This suggests that revelations concerning an issue from that time may deepen. There may be an echo from a prior discussion. If something surfaces that is difficult, this is an opportunity for it to be on its way out.
This eclipse heralds the increased activity later in the month as we approach the Cardinal Cross; you can choose to deal with it now or see what continues to unfold. It is not advisable to act on concrete decisions, especially in the cold pre-dawn. Yet, the decision may well be made deep within you to launch at a later date.
After the eclipse, the moon is void of course/voc*. The ideal morning is spent in the company of people you enjoy or solitary reflection. Since this may not be possible, keep all conversations light, ambiguous or on hold.
The moon enters Scorpio at 12:20 p.m. If it works with your schedule, this is an excellent time to research finances and/or discuss mergers. This position of the moon always intensifies the reflective quality of the Passover season. Regardless of your religious or spiritual practice, time spent in the evening with those closest to you enriches.
*Moon VOC/Void-of-Course… in Libra, enjoy a museum, music, dance. It may be lovely to be with someone you love as long as you don’t initiate any major discussions.
** We are still in the process of understanding the Sabian symbols, which were channeled in 1925. The spiritualist astrologer Marc Edmund Jones, took Elsie Wheeler, a clairvoyant confined to a wheelchair to a San Diego park with a project. He put a symbol for each of the 360° of the zodiacal wheel on 360 cards. She proceeded to come up with visual phrases for each one of them. They were done in random order and they have a magic that is hard to decipher, yet feels totally right.