Blue Moon in Libra, March 31, 2018

Blue Moon in Libra, March 31, 2018

By Thraicie Hawkner

The dynamic, head-strong energy of this Aries Sun is at odds with the desire for diplomacy, brought by the Blue Moon in Libra. We want to take action and make things happen! But the position of this moon also strives to avoid conflict. Finding a productive balance may prove difficult.

Tigereye or Tiger Iron stones are recommended, as well as Blue Agate (or other throat chakra stones) to help us find effective words, rather than confrontational ones. Also, calming blue candles can be dressed with frankincense oil, chamomile oil, or clary sage oil. (Our “Peace” candle, from Coventry Creations, might also be an appropriate choice.) These oils, or the actual herbs along with salt, can be added to a bath for a ritual soak.

Focus on change you are trying to affect; clear your mind of other chatter and distraction. Envision the change already in place, as if it were the normal way of things. Feel the relief of this successful change, and breathe this sensation into your core. When you pull the plug, all blockage to this change will be drawn down the drain along with the cleansing water.

In addition to the Blue Moon, we also have a very strong conjunction between Mars and Saturn in Capricorn. The key words are “Strategy” and “Purpose.” This conjunction pairs well with the Blue Moon in Libra, which we just discussed. If we can stay focused on the goal, and stay on plan, success is assured.

Add to this the sextile between a Scorpio Jupiter, and a Capricorn Pluto, and you have some real magic! This is the combination that brings big social change (or a bold change to your role within that paradigm). This is the perfect time to focus on the world we want to live in, and the steps to get there, rather than regretting what has been.

Aquarius Full Moon & Sturgeon Moon

Aquarius Full Moon & Sturgeon Moon

Full Sturgeon Moon: Aug 20, 8:45 P.M. (CST) is at 28° Aquarius 01′

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, we call this the Sturgeon Moon because Native American tribes knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. Some called it the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon. The August Full Moon is also known as the Lightening Moon by some, and by others, it is the Barley moon, symbolized by Persephone, who carries a sheaf of barley as a symbol of the harvest.  The sultry hazes of August often give the moon a reddish appearance, prompting some Native American tribes to dub it the Red Moon.

Sturgeon Blue Moon

Sturgeon Blue Moon

Although it may look hazy red, we know this Sturgeon Moon is Blue.

True Blue Moon

August brings the second Full Moon in Aquarius this year.  Two full moons in the same sign is sort of the zodiacal equivalent of a Blue Moon.  Actually, it is a TRUE BLUE MOON. That is, the August Full Moon is the third full moon in the summer season which has four full moons in 2013. This is the original, correct definition of a Blue Moon. The definition about the second full moon in a month is a more recent simplified usage for those who don’t pay as much attention to seasons and moons. July’s Full Moon was fresh on the cusp, just entering Aquarius.  A month later, we are now on the exiting cusp of Aquarius, about to leave that sign.

Aquarius Full Moon Astrology

The energies of this sign are at their most mature, now.  We will be feeling a deep appreciation for diversity.  A strong sense that our differences are what make us strong.  Like a fine chocolate with suitably complex notes of flavor, rather than simply “sweet”.

The Full Moon shines with the radiance of Leo through Aquarius, to reflect the bright light of social awareness.  We will notice more acceptance of the non-traditional in the world around us,  and welcome it into our lives.  Those who might usually be found on the fringe of society may now be considered exotic or even fashionable.  Things that might otherwise seem weird, are thoroughly exciting and interesting.

These next few days are a fantastic time to explore different cultures & traditions, and partake of all the flavors of life that the world has to offer.  Celebrate diversity!

Jupiter is still in the sign of Cancer.  It is not one of the faster-moving planets, so it takes it time as it passes through each sign, fully savoring the experience.  We will enjoy the energy of a Cancerian Jupiter for roughly one year (until July 2014).  The focus is on family, community, and social ties.  Our values regarding these group loyalties will be explored & expressed as we move through this time.

This Cancerian Jupiter is square Uranus in Aries, and opposite Pluto in Capricorn, for most of the month.  Now that complicates things!  While Jupiter is exploring our social loyalties, Uranus fiercely wants us to appreciate our freedom, and Pluto pushes to examine our relationship with responsibility & power.  This is a very complicated square-dance, and the dance floor is crowded.  We’ll have to step carefully.

True Blue Full Moon Actions

The goal is to find your individual place within the group.  What is your contribution?  How does your uniqueness expand the whole?  Can you express your own style without tripping up anyone else?  And what special responsibilities come with your individual powers/strengths? Answer these questions, celebrate your gifts, and try something new and true-to-yourself blue…

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