“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.”
A penumbral Full Moon Eclipse on March 23rd takes place at 3 degrees of Libra, visible from Asia, Austrailia and North America. This lunar eclipse is conjunct the Super Galactic Center, which has come to represent a channel through which we may connect more consciously with the “Mind of God”. The Eclipse is exactly opposite of Mercury, further heightening mental processes combined with emotional responses. In seeing the bigger picture, our accumulated thoughts, patterns, emotions are magnified to such a degree that we cannot bear to continue with those that are unhealthy for us.
The sign of Libra is about more than charm, beauty, and romance. It’s about the search for balance, truth, and justice. It’s about cooperation, but also competition and overcoming obstacles. It highlights the sacrifices we must sometimes make in order to live with honor, whatever we consider to be honorable. Libra, and the Super Galactic Center in Libra is like the “Point Break” of relating (for those who have seen the movie). It’s about the struggle to relate fairly and honestly to another or others while maintaining self autonomy and integrity, which is far easier said than done.
Crazy, unpredictable things tend happen under Full Moons, especially with the added intensity of an eclipse. The Brussels airport attack is yet another terrorist act out of hundreds that have occurred since the Paris attack in November of 2015. Many of the attacks have gone unnoticed or unmentioned in mainstream media – particularly regarding the Middle East and Asia, but apparently this is one of the most violent attacks since the killings in Paris. One sharp observation, or one could say opinion of the matter that must eventually be faced is that all of these acts of violence are equally appalling in nature. These are attacks on all of humanity and the habitats and consciousness of all sentient beings dwelling on this planet. It is not more devastating to lose European blood than Syrian, or African blood. It is all a terrible disgrace. The threat of a vile creature like Trump in the elections along with extreme, consensus acts of racism, sexism, and classism we are faced with today can summarize all that Libra, in its most animated demeanor abhors most and will fight tooth and nail against, occasionally at the risk of its own precious life.
The consensus shows us just how many have completely lost themselves to mass hypnosis. Wherever we as individuals have gone wrong, we can only approach as individuals to make right. One by one, by one by one…is how we become “one” in any fashion.
If we pause to reflect upon the current status of our homes, our relationships, our careers, our spiritual paths, and any number of other areas significant to us we would probably realize that we have recently undergone an enormous change of some kind, particularly in our relationships to others – be they centered around romance, business, friendships, family, or anything else. In some cases these changes are for the better! We have left some aspect of the past behind us forever. We may not even recognize ourselves in the mirror anymore. Whether newborns on the earth plane or about ready to check out or somewhere in between, we have come a long way from where we started. At this juncture we are observing one or many cycles of expansion and contraction in our lives with an opportunity to adjust ourselves according to necessity as well as our hearts desires.
Ceres, Chiron, and the South Node in Pisces continue to expose our wounds either for further injury or deep healing. This is a time to let go of what has already left or is on its way out, to seek or offer solace in a time of crisis, and to find a pathway… somewhere deep inside that is willing and ready to embrace the new with expectant gratitude. This could also be a time highlighting the need to let someone in particular know that we care. Sometimes we wait until it’s too late. There is always a way to lighten the karmic loads that we carry in our hearts and minds, some heavier than others. Why wait until our last few breaths to make each moment count?