On April 4th, a Total Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon strikes at 14 degrees of Venus-ruled, beauty loving, and graceful Libra. But we must remember that the seventh sign holds of the scales of justice, and is only ready to take decisive action when all things considered have been carefully weighed. Here we are met with the karmic meter of the zodiac, in opposition to unpredictable Uranus edging out of its last recent full-on square with Pluto in Capricorn. The aftermath of the final exact square between these two that occurred in March might actually be more intense than its seven hits during the past three years. Those who have misbehaved had better hope that the Cosmic Mother, as represented by the “empty” space in Cancer has some mercy on them. It’s that special, if not compromising moment when a person should straighten their act or might as well sell their soul to the devil.
This eclipse takes place amid a fire trine between the Sun in Aries, Jupiter in Leo, and Saturn in Sagittarius, provoking and evoking all forms of passionate expression. As always during eclipses, emotions are running high and currently the expression of anger seems especially taboo and difficult to channel. Contradictions and some degree of confusion is also probable with Retrograde Saturn’s square to Neptune. The feelings coming up strongly are seeking our attention for a reason, and it wouldn’t hurt to sit down and listen to what they’re saying. If anxiety and anger are allowed to fester inside the adrenals can become exhausted, so it might be not only helpful but necessary to find appropriate outlets for them now. This Eclipse conjuncts the lunar nodes that have been moving through the Aries/Libra polarity since February 18th of 2014. Other people definitely need to be taken into consideration because even certain personal acts and decisions will take on obvious consequences for many.
Wishy-washy as Libra may often cause us to be, the Iron Fist In the Velvet Glove is as dangerous now as Edward Scissorhands and is finally ready to call the shots. On the other hand, it may become easier for many of us to cleanse both our bodies and minds from toxicity and experience renewal where we need it most now and in the weeks and months to come. There were significant endings with the Solar Eclipse in Pisces during the Spring Equinox, and if there are lingering contracts that need to be broken, burned, completed, or otherwise altered this is the time. If there was any doubt as to where one stood before, the answer is being made clear.
Not feeling romantic yet, seeing hearts and flowers or bubbling over with joy? Don’t worry…you’re in good company. If you’re lucky enough to be in love, well, wonderful. We’re all being put on alert as to who our allies are as much as becoming aware of our enemies, for those who have remained hidden are now exposed or willingly stepping into view. Accordingly, Libra can be as much of a shit-disturber as peace-maker, for as much as conflict is abhorred sometimes it must be faced and engaged in before clarity, truth, and agreement comes. And when that agreement does not come, the proper balancing action must be decided upon and taken without further delay or hesitation. Negotiations and new agreements might need to replace the old ones.
When it comes to the backward ideas of peace, Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize, for example, has come to mean nothing to some people but a twisted glorification for the bombing of the Middle East. So, we can hate our politicians till we’re blue in the face and cry about our victimhood, but we – those of us who still have the so-called privilege of choice are the ones who have forgotten that it’s up to us to stop playing their games. The Libran words we and us seem so attractive and widely misused, and the concept of an autonomous self has become utterly terrifying to many. The irony of our relationship oriented eclipse is pushing us into this greater awareness of selfhood, and what it will take to achieve and preserve its integrity, especially in the face of betrayal.
The evolving self must meet the world and engage without losing itself. It must learn proper discernment, and a lot of our social media severely bars its progress. Having a cell phone in hand 24-7 competes with genuine human interaction which is so critical to our ultimate survival and enlightenment at this point.
What are you doing and with who, and why? Do you have a partner in marriage or a partner in crime? How do you relate to yourself? The Universe is both asking and telling. Surprising revelations with regard to who’s in the relationship for thrills, kills, or a sincere desire to share, give and love is off the charts this week and during this full moon eclipse. Be ready for Truth or Dare. At the very least let’s recognize whether we’re acting from a place of love or fear. Yes, much easier said than done.