March 31, 2018: Libra Full Moon
The Libra Full Moon calls upon us to integrate our desires with those of the people with whom we are in relationship. It can help us gain insight into whether our approach to accommodating our needs and those of others is a balanced one or whether the scale is tipped to one side. (For example, do we over accommodate others to the detriment of own needs, or vice versa?) Additionally, it’s an opportunity to inventory whether we are being our true selves when relating to others rather than being the person we think they want us to be.
Different people draw out distinct parts of who we are. With some people, we may find ourselves more connected to our humorous side, others our serious nature, and with others our adventurous disposition, et al. Use the Full Moon energies to get a sense of which aspects of yourself are brought to light when interacting with different friends, family members, and colleagues, as well as your romantic partner(s).
This Full Moon ties into the Mars/Saturn conjunction that will be exact on April 2. This union of the planet of willpower and the planet of structure has us focusing upon the importance of being really thoughtful with how we utilize our energy. Consider what it is that you feel is really worth fighting for and what is just a passing fancy, as a means to harness your power and not fritter away your vital resources that you need to sustainably fuel your ambitions.
There’s a possibility that we could feel frustration if things seem to be going slower than we desire or we find ourselves not getting that which we desired. Having patience is challenging during Aries season yet do what you can to try to channel it. You may find connecting to the virtue of the slow and steady, and doing what you can to quell restlessness and impetuousness, quite well worth it—in fact, it could be a helpful strategy to avoid the latent incendiary energy that is possible to be lit up during these days. If we’re able to side-step minor accidents, clashes, and butting our heads against a wall, while still keeping our eye on what we’re committed to in the long term, why not try?
Additionally, the following day features an exact Sun/Mercury conjunction. While our minds may be bright and possibly racing with ideas and input, watch for a tendency to intellectualize things at the expense of other approaches to understanding. Be in your bright mind but also give honor to your senses, emotions, and intuition.
This month’s Full Moon falls at 11 degrees of Aries (Sun) and Libra (Moon). While everyone experiences the energies of a Full Moon, if you have planets or pivotal points (i.e., Ascendant/Descendant or Nadir/Midheaven) around this degree in Aries, Libra, or the other cardinal signs—Cancer and Capricorn—it may impact you more intensely.
Libra Full Moon Stellar Reflections Questions
- How can I fight for a relationship while not abdicating my personal needs?
- How can I catalyze more beauty in my life?
- Do I compromise too much, not enough, or do so in a balanced way?
- How can steadying my aim help me to be more confident I will reach my goal?
Libra Full Moon Apothecary Suggestions
Aries is associated with the head, muscles, and circulatory system while Libra is associated with the skin, lower back, kidneys, and blood sugar balance. Pay extra attention to these parts of the body and areas of health around the time of this Full Moon.
Cerato flower essence: During this time, we could find ourselves called to get an opinion from this person and that one. While there is benefit in seeking out alternative perspectives, sometimes it can lead to greater confusion. Also, sometimes we may seek advice from others because we don’t necessarily trust ourselves, feeling unable to connect to our authentic sense of inner knowing. If you are looking for a natural remedy that can help inspire your confidence that intuitive knowingness truly resides within you, consider Cerato flower essence. (Flower essences are made from flower-infused water and work energetically to restore emotional and mental balance. You can find them in natural food stores or holistic pharmacies.)
Exercise with a friend: Looking for an additional spark of motivation to help your spring get-in-shape resolution get underway? Instead of going solo to that yoga class or taking a walk alone in the park, invite a friend. Not only will the exercise pump your blood, work your muscles, and regulate your blood sugar, and relax you, but you’ll get to enjoy it while having a social experience, which is always nice to do when Libran energy is around.
The Full Moon is exact at 8:37 am EDT
April 15, 2018: Aries New Moon
Since Aries and the New Moon both symbolize the ushering in of beginnings, this lunar event may have us feeling pulled towards initiating new things. For example, if you’re looking to kick off a diet or amp up your exercise regimen, the exuberance of palpable energy that the Aries New Moon affords may be a great motivator. Also, if you’ve wanted to tackle a problem but found yourself lacking in the moxie department, the Aries New Moon may give you an infusion of courage and daring that can help you persevere.
A caveat, though. With so much initiating energy around, it may seem as if everyone wants things to happen now, or even before. Since Aries prizes immediacy, impatience and/or bursts of anger—within your self or expressed by others—may be heightened around this time. While the go-get-‘em energy instilled by this New Moon can help motivate us into a challenge, rushing can often lead to rashness, a surefire prescription for stress and accidents.
Aries energy may unleash the warrior in us, the one who will fight for our cause. Used consciously this inspires great fierceness so that we can courageously marshal our will to champion what is inherently important to us. Yet, if we are triggered by unconscious motivations that we don’t clearly identify, we may find ourselves reacting and being defensive in ways that are impetuous, derived more from “fight or flight” fear than dedicated clear aims, and which we may later regret.
This New Moon unites with breaking-patterns Uranus. Expect the unexpected and staying bouncy may be two good mantras for this time. A desire for freedom and doing things your own way may inform your spirit and motivate you in how you want to express yourself in the world. See how you may want to innovate and how you may be able to find the best solutions by looking at situations from numerous different angles.
The urge to communicate may be quite strong today as may the rush of information that fills your mind, newsfeed and inbox. After all, today Mercury stations to turn direct, ending its recent retrograde cycle (which began on March 22). It may seem like a day of excitement but also possibly of excess nervous energy; so, do what you need to do to quell any stress or anxiousness that may arise.
Between the fiery energy of the Aries New Moon and the completion of Mercury Retrograde in Aries, our minds may be racing with new ideas and we may find that words fly out of our mouth before we we’ve had time to think through just what it is that we want to say. This may give us the courage for communication yet it could also catalyze regret if we said things in the heat of a moment that we wish we could take back—so be careful. In the coming days as Mercury gains more speed you may find that the ideas that you’ve been reviewing over the past several weeks are etched with enough clarity that has them ready to blossom and move out into the world.
This month’s New Moon falls at 27 degrees of Aries (the location of both the Sun and Moon). While everyone experiences the energies of the New Moon, if you have planets or pivotal points (i.e., Ascendant/Descendant or Nadir/Midheaven) around this degree in Aries or the other cardinal signs—Cancer, Libra, Capricorn—it may impact you more intensely.
Aries New Moon Stellar Reflection Questions
- What new chapter do I want to begin?
- What incites my passions?
- What feels really alive in my life right now?
- What's my relationship with assertion?
Aries New Moon Apothecary Suggestions
Aries rules the head, muscles, and circulatory system. Pay extra attention to these parts of the body around the time of this New Moon.
Impatiens flower essence: As its name implies, Impatiens flower essence help quell impatience, one of the premier characteristics associated with Aries. So, if you find yourself being overly impetuous or running a short fuse, consider this remedy. Take a few drops several times a day until you feel the impatience lifting. (Flower essences are made from flower-infused water and work energetically to restore emotional and mental balance. You can find them in natural food stores or holistic pharmacies.)
Scalp massage: Start your New Moon morning with a scalp massage. It’s simple to do and only takes a few minutes. Just take a nourishing oil (such as coconut or avocado) and rub it into your scalp before you shampoo your hair. Start at your hairline and work backwards toward the nape of your neck, rubbing your scalp with moderate pressure in small circular motions. For additional scalp-health benefits, add some rosemary essential oil to the massage blend. Regular scalp massages—which you can even do without the oil—can help stimulate circulation, alleviate tension, and reduce flaky scalp conditions.
The New Moon is exact at 9:57 pm EDT