Breaking Old Contracts – Full Moon in Libra March 2021

The superior conjunction involving the Sun and Venus on the 26th is followed by a Full Moon in Libra on March 28th. Being in exact opposition to Chiron and Venus in Aries, this Full Moon highlights healing body, mind and spirit and especially the heart from deep hurts and betrayals. Nurturing Ceres joins the stellium opposite of the Full Moon to stir things into action, to seize new opportunities and to learn by experience rather than being taught. Venus as Libra’s planetary ruler lights up spiritual channels of energy that can easily be directed toward positive changes. This is not only on interpersonal but massive levels. Although the current alignments are greatly auspicious they are also intense. Old wounds may be re-stimulated and emotional triggers prompt the release of baggage or the severance of unhealthy ties.

The Moon’s trine to Saturn in Aquarius signals large-scale social adjustments, in which after a time of solitude and restriction, everyone is beginning to reintegrate in their familiar types of social settings and to figure out where they stand in the scheme of things. The Libra Moon forms a trine with the North Node and Mars in Gemini, which forms a loose grand trine to Saturn. This configuration supports incredible teamwork and cooperation of the so-called lower and middle class levels of society, that can become an unstoppable force in the face of the encroaching global dictatorship. More people are beginning to realize just how badly they’ve been played by mass media. They’re coming to grips with what is happening when it comes to laws and human rights rather than living in denial. As restrictions continue to lift, this will continue to be a divisive time. Some people, far too many, refuse to look any further for answers than their immediate environment. They’ll remain stuck in old paradigms, obey out-dated rules, and sabotage anyone who threatens their narrow, misguided world view. Libra, as an archetype, holds the scales of justice, which is based on truth, not bias. This is why we’re seeing greater breakthroughs now than there have been in awhile.

The Moon’s inconjunct aspect to Uranus is shining a light on relationship matters, but especially those that involve some degree of commitment. If a relationship is not working now is an optimal time to make a decision to interact differently. This includes business and family relationships than have outrun their course or need to be corrected so that they do not worsen in effects.

Since Chiron’s presence has been such a powerful influence this month I was inspired to upload a couple of new videos in his honor. One describes Chiron as an archetype and its healing cycles in our lives, and the other is a Tarot session for viewers who feel called to diving into the oracle for a personal reading. Chiron was known as a great astrologer, healer and oracle reader, the wisest of the centaurs. Click here for the video specifically about Chiron, and click here for the video with the card readings.

Also, if you haven’t already check out my new website focused on Medical Astrology: Astrology Healing Arts

https://www.astrologyhealingarts.com/

Juno Direct in Libra ~ Relationship Matters Moving Forward

Asteroid Juno went Direct on May 26/27th at 5 degrees of relationship oriented Libra. The focus of Juno, named after the wife of Jupiter, is already on relationships, contracts and commitments. In the sign of Libra she seeks for balance and justice in partnership and on the political levels. During her station forward after being Retrograde since February 18th, many of themes relevant to archetypal Juno and her conflicts are coming to bear and closer toward resolution. The trine she just made to the Sun in Gemini helped to bring many hidden matters to light. Meanwhile, Libra’s ruling planet Venus is Retrograde in Gemini which highlights both releases and reunions between lovers, family members and friends.

Juno is making an opposition to Chiron now and throughout June. There may be intense challenges to relationships in some ways, but for different reasons. Then again it could be that the challenges recently experienced could finally dissolve. Overall this aspect signals a settling of affairs and healing related to:

*The feminine arts
* Marriage and committed relationships
*Social rituals
*Legal issues
*Environmental concerns
*Abuse victims

Solar Eclipse in Virgo 9/12/15 – Healing Earth Magic

Solar Eclipses are extra potent New Moons in which the sun is obscured by the moon, as the moon appears to align itself directly between the sun and the earth. The impact of eclipses can be tremendous on multiple levels and are generally feared and looked upon by spiritual aspirants as negative. That’s because they stir things up and empty things out whether we’re ready to release them or not. They push us to piss or get off the pot.

The partial solar eclipse on September 12th/13th is 20 degrees of Virgo, in opposition to comet Chiron in Pisces, highlighting healing in all of its various forms. It is addressing almost all of our various woes and wounds – physical, emotional, mental, spiritual. This earthy New Moon reflecting the Wounded Healer in the sign of karmic completion is most troubling for us in the areas where we are most accustomed to masking our pain rather than treating the cause – where we reach for a pill or a pacifier instead of fully acknowledging the grinding, pulsating, sometimes terrible, sometimes beautiful torment of life’s jagged edges. This is not meant to criticize those who need to medicate. It is a statement about our widespread addiction to distraction and avoidance of what life presents us with in its raw, unfiltered state.

As Chiron also represents the Wounded Child, our attention may directed to children in our lives that need healing or to our inner child that was neglected or abused. It’s time to take our inner child on an “Artist Date” (read The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron), explore nature, or to simply allow ourselves a return to innocence…

I just came home last night from a first-time adventure at Faerieworlds festival in Oregon, which was one of my inner child’s dreams come true!

This Solar Eclipse could be vastly liberating for those who dare to do rather than to merely dream, to answer with action rather than ask for permission, to boldly venture into the unknown, and to pierce the veils of illusion that perpetuate the cycles of disappointment and despair.

Juno forms a sextile to Saturn at his last degree of Scorpio, clearly indicating to us those who we would do well to work with in some way and those who we would best release. Juno has been in Virgo since June 30th, putting partnerships of both the romantic and business varieties through a process of purification, pressure cooking, and profound change.

Earth Magic

Saturn is doing a final cleanup in the sign of death and transformation, before entering Sagittarius on September 17th. Between now and then the ground is fertile for deep psychological and sexual healing. The Sun conjunct Juno in Virgo, trine Ceres in Capricorn also points to the way to more effective tools and methods for healing and repair than we have been aware of or have used in awhile. We are reconnecting with totem animals, root medicines, herbs and elixirs ~ all that encompasses the meaning and manifestation of true earth magic. Jupiter’s opposition to Neptune in Pisces also heightens the ability to give and receive healing to and from the earth and other dimensions. We are dancing with the elves (at least I can speak for mys‘elf!)!

Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing circa 1786 William Blake 1757-1827 Presented by Alfred A. de Pass in memory of his wife Ethel 1910 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N02686

Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing circa 1786 William Blake 1757-1827

Mercury is forming an opposition to its higher octave Uranus in Aries as the eclipse forms an inconjunct to Uranus, creating an itch for revolutionary and evolutionary change. As much as we attempt to fight and defend ourselves against the endless onslaught of actual and imagined attacks or to influence others to do as we think they ought to do, there is not much of anything we have any real control over in this world. However we can direct our energy in ways that are more conducive to wellbeing. We have consciousness and we have choice. It’s time to embrace the chaos within and around us and to recognize the divinity in disorder, the mystery of the Cosmos that our ordinary minds just cannot seem to grasp.

Relationship Review

On the same day that Saturn exits Scorpio (September 17th), Mercury turns Retrograde in Libra until October 9th. The planet of communication is beginning to slow down, having entered the pre-shadow phase on August 28th. While Venus was Retrograde in Leo from July 25th until September 6th we had a chance to review creative endeavors and release emotional entanglements involving finances, love, and partnerships. Venus remains in a post-shadow phase for exactly as long as Mercury moves Retrograde through Venus-ruled Libra, so the focus continues to be on sorting out relationship snags, healing old rifts, letting go of roles that have been played out, or people who no longer have an appropriate role to play in our lives. The planetary goddess of love and beauty enters Virgo on the 8th, and exits the post-shadow on the 9th.

Self Love & Forgiveness

With this Solar Eclipse in Virgo on September 12th we are metaphorically kneeling at the feet of an immensely radiant and ageless goddess in the in the guise of a haggard, hump-backed witch doctor, warts and all, begging for forgiveness and requesting cooperation in restoring harmony to the earth and each other. Perhaps this ugly projection of the feminine represents an disowned aspect of ourselves that we have finally – after much criticism and resistance have come to love. Whether burned at the stake in past lives or currently suffering from body and lifestyle image distortion due to cultural brainwashing, there is so much that has prevented us from even recognizing and experiencing who we really are. The flower essences of Crab Apple and Manzanita might be helpful over the next few days, assisting with self-acceptance and appreciation.

Another possible symbol of the times we are in is that of this gentleman comforting a cow in a field. Like the princess kissing the frog, we might be surprised where or what a bit of humility gets us.

“Be humble, for you are made of earth. Be noble, for you are made of stars.” – Serbian proverb