Full Moon in Libra:  Rambling on the Rocky Road

Full Moon in Libra: Rambling on the Rocky Road

The full moon in Libra packs a punch Friday, April 19 (6:12 am, CDT)! Surprise revelations and abrupt epiphanies bring clarity to situations that were concealed in the foggy mists of the previous March. A powerful push directs the flow, breaking apart and separating. Choices become clear at a crossroads of sorts. Saturn changes direction, retrograding April 20, potentizing the full moon. Sharp turns around hard edges navigate rocky roads. Big changes unearthed help to move stagnant and stuck patterns!

Reactivity has a polarizing effect. Saturn and Pluto straddle the south node, transforming and purifying intensely. Balance may be sought by exercising determination with difficulties while finding an outlet for restlessness and the need for newness.

Another dynamic involves freedom-oriented quester Jupiter in Sagittarius, elbowing the lovely and elusive Venus in Pisces. The God of Merrymaking pursues the Goddess of Love, and the chase gets exhausting as more and more is demanded from her. Opportunities for growth make themselves known; use wisdom as a guide for narrowing choices down to palatable form!

To help cope with the winds of change, try lighting Coventry Creations’ Outta My Way! candle. Part of their Wicked Witch Mojo line, this candle is full of playful energy designed to help you get unstuck and control how your life is changing. To discern what opportunities are best taken, consider adding the Eye of Horus’ Meditation oil to your daily routine. This aromatherapy essential oil blend helps to create a relaxing atmosphere more conducive to clear thought. To ground, light some of Shoyeido’s Amethyst incense. This special incense blend aims to bring balance and peace to any environment its burned in.

New Moon in April:  Leaping Over Hurdles

New Moon in April: Leaping Over Hurdles

The new moon springs into Aries on April 5 (3:50 am, CDT)! Hot motivation fires up engines and red lights turn green. Yet the hangover from the inconspicuously changeable Mercury retrograde fades slowly. Gradually awakening into spring, discoveries from March 5 to March 28 remain in the processing stage until mid-April. The desire to make a new beginning includes more forethought than usual.

Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn edge closer and closer together. The gap tightens between cultural collapse and re-building an improved society. The push-pull tension of necessary decay fecundates underground before the new seeds start to grow.

Jupiter in Sagittarius retrogrades April 10. What retrospective meanings do we give recent good fortune? Have we over-extended ourselves and might it be wise to scale back? How may we internalize knowledge learned through recent growth? What adventures, expansions, and explorations may we reflect upon since November when Jupiter entered Sagittarius?

Grand visions are in the works! A maturation process leads the way toward reaching full potential and attaining the most vibrant pinnacle of success. Obstacles encountered and contending with power struggles dynamically motivate. The finish line is in view, foresight and strategy help in leaping over hurdles to reach it!

To leap over hurdles you may encounter, try lighting one of Coventry Creations’ Confidence candles from their Chakra Magic line. Tied to the 3rd or solar plexus chakra, it is designed to inspire energy, achievement, and self-empowerment. To quell impatience, use a bit of Eye of Horus’ Peace Blessing aromatherapy oil. The essential oil blend is designed to help calm the mind and ease the spirit. To move past obstacles, sweeten your atmosphere with Shoyeido’s Ruby incense blend. This blend of cinnamon, sandalwood, and spice is meant to evoke the heroic qualities and confidence associated with the ruby stone.

Full Moon in Virgo: Perfecting the Dream

Full Moon in Virgo: Perfecting the Dream

The moon is full in Virgo on February 19 (9:53 am, CDT). The question is does this full moon typify the Virgo archetype of mercurial perfectionist? Dreamers, musicians and mystics take center stage, yet practicality has its foot firmly in the door. Optimistic idealism meshes with demands of the material world.

Earlier in January, fieriness in the cosmos and the eclipses stirred it all up with a sonic boom echoing throughout! The dust has now settled a bit. After the ruckus, it is now time to drift back down to earth and lay an ear next to the gurgling brook. What whispers does the water have for you?

Take note that Uranus’s 8-year journey through Aries will soon come to an end in early March. Uranus won’t be back in Aries for another 84 years- and it’s been a heavy hitter and pattern-breaker for many people and cultures. Part of the journey has been rebellion, not accepting the status quo, and pioneering into new territories. Gender, race and sexual identity politics have been earth shattering, but not without unrest and discomfort!

How may we be guided to solidify political and societal breakthroughs that hold respect for Mother Nature and are more reverent of the divine and dark feminine, racial equity, and social justice for oppressed peoples and the LGBTQ community?

To heighten appreciation for the arts, consider burning some of Shoyeido’s Inspiration incense, designed to enhance creativity and expression. To help manifest, add some of Eye of Horus’ Dragon’s Blood oil to any energetic or magical work you do. To make time for health and well-being, try burning Coventry Creations’ Healing candle, which aims to help improve all aspects of well-being.