No doubt a few things have surfaced over the last few weeks that may have felt a bit spicy or firery, especially as the moon grows to full.
That's Aries season just bringing the goods. No creeping in quietly, but yes showing up bluntly. The energy is boisterous and great for actioning all the things you've had on your mind. And more: notice increased road rage? yep it's a thing.
The Libra full moon is here to remind us of balance. Lines crossed, buttons pushed and candles burned at both ends can be taken note of now, with new pathways revealed to heal, amend or nourish more as we head through the other side of the Aries cycle.
When we rush we miss vital keys that need to be turned to unlock the kinks in our lines of connection. Slowing it down opens more opportunity to fine tune the flow. Calmly, fairly and within alignment. Honouring our boundaries and communicating them with patience.
Libra brings the sweetness that is needed to soften some of the harsher edges that may have dug in our sides. Reminds us of what is beautiful, what we love, how we love, and how to make it all work as we swing from one polarity to the other.
Spice is good, but so is sweet. We need both.
Get creative, recenter in nature, find beauty in the ugly.
Happy full moon.
Full Moon Libra at 16° 07’
This might be my favourite Full Moon illumination idea yet. They’re all like different kinds of candy to me but I think this one is the sweetest. I think any idea on navigating conflict tastes the sweetest. Conflict management also called dispute resolution is one of the central themes that animate my work and I think it’s breathtakingly Libra. It’s also one that I think the culture is having the hardest time to wrap its head and heart around. I understand. I do. From the top down, we live in unprecedentedly dangerous times. Surrounded by collective danger and violation, one of the last things we want to do in our relationships is navigate and repair more conflict and disputes. Though that’s exactly what the Full Moon in Libra wants us to do.
I’m so passionate about dispute resolution because what my personal and academic training has taught me is that conflict is an inevitable cost of admission for meaningful relationships. Disputes and conflicts can either deepen intimacy or widen the distance between the parties depending on how they regulate their objection to difference. In addition to the collective desire for greater safety, comfort, and ease in relationships because of the danger, disputes, and violates that surround us, an equally troublesome losing strategy has emerged within socialization and its self sorting. The way we self sort into political parties, schools of thought, and with us/against us camps, make our objection to difference all the more strong. You’d think self-sorting with people who tend to agree with us on many things would increase relationship satisfaction but it’s had the inverse effect.
In Braving the Wilderness by Dr. Brene Brown, she summarized provocative findings which put forward how the more we self-sort into ideological bunkers and hunker down against difference, the more likely it is that we’ll become lonely. So you see, conflict avoidance can sometimes lead to further loneliness. Whereas skill building our dispute resolution capacity could further our connections. Libra loves a paradox; that’s what they’re balancing. And this paradox between conflict and connection versus avoidance and loneliness is one that this Full Moon could help us work towards. My client and friend Deanna Pantín Parrish - a dispute resolution professional and lecturer at Harvard Law School - summarized some helpful ideas in this podcast which is worth a listening to! You’ll learn that the key to dispute resolution is creating opportunities for people to be heard in conversation.
The aspects to the Full Moon in Libra further this cause. From Saturn newly in Pisces trining Mars in Cancer potentially giving us the ability to provide the emotional safety necessary for the disclosure. Additionally, the Full Moon is opposite Chiron in Aries which allows foe us to witness pain without trying to problem solve, fix, and/or blame, judge. I think pain needs a witness before it needs a solution. So this Full Moon holds all the helpful components for navigating disputes in a way that helps us find repair, intimacy, and perhaps peace and understanding where it never was.
Romance, Boundaries, Partnerships & Trust
Seek understanding, Aries! The Full Moon in Libra, your polar opposite sign, reminds you that opposites really do attract. Yes it’s your birthday and usually it’s all about you; but this Full Moon wants you to put in more effort to be understanding not just understood. From there, it’ll invite new relationships, deepen the ones you’re in, or lovingly complete dynamics that have completed their learning!
Habits, Systems, Wellbeing & Routine
The work works, Taurus! The Full Moon in Libra in your wellbeing, health, and personal development zone helps you put more willingness into “the work”. Whatever you just saw flash in your mind’s eye is probably where you need to start. From emotional, physical, to mental and spiritual work, this Full Moon wants you to put in more effort to see how the work works!
Self-Disclosure, Charisma, Creativity & Lovability
Courage thy name is Gemini! The Full Moon in Libra lights up your self-disclosure and lovability zone helping you see how your imperfections make you worthy of love, joy, and belonging. Especially if you’re willing to name what you’re feeling, wanting, hoping for, and/or are afraid of to a listener who genuinely needs to know the stories in your heart. Be brave and watch what happens!
Vulnerability, Home, Family & Emotional Agility
Home is with others, Cancer! The Full Moon in Libra reminds you that home is a feeling felt with others AND a place you can find emotional safety. Think deeply about the people that provide you with a sense of emotional safety and belonging. How can you nurture those bonds and begin feeling more at home within and with others not just in the places that give you peace?
Curiosity, Observation, Dialogue & Active Listening
You get more with honey than vinegar, Leo! The Full Moon in Libra inspires you to apply a warmer approach in communication so that your truth can be heard without defensiveness. The Universe loves that you’re a straight talker and it wants you to integrate your truth telling with more gentleness so that people will hear and understand you from a different place.
Finances, Security, Clarity of Values & Pleasure
Practice what you teach, Virgo! The Full Moon in Libra lights up your income, safety, and values sector. So you’ll be tasked with living into the values you’ve named in order to cultivate the most meaningful inner-peace. What’s more satisfying that knowing you’re exactly who you say you and you practice what you preach along with results that back it up?
Identity, Desire, Autonomy & Freedom
It’s cosmic reset time, Libra! This annual Full Moon in your sign wants you to have a powerful check in with yourself at this birthday midpoint. Ask yourself, “Who do I want to be? To do what I want to do? To have what I want to have?” Reflect on your values, convictions, and spiritual practice; edit what needs a bit of tweaking and reinforce the amazing strengths you have!
Completion, Surrender, Healing & Spiritual Support
Rest, Scorpio. The Full Moon in Libra - since it’s the last sign before Scorpio - wants you to give yourself time and space for rest, retreat, and closure. Leverage this Full Moon for the healing powers of self-care, self-compassion, and perhaps even forgiveness and closure if you’re feeling called to give and/or receive both. Wishing you all the closure you deserve.
Friendship, Activism, Collaborations & Shared Humanity
Call your girls, Sag! The Full Moon in Libra is a social, live, communal one and inspires you to connect with your nearest and dearest. You’ll be thinking about the power of community, friendship, and how mass mutual reliance is the way forward. This is no longer the time of the rugged individual but the sacred, beloved community. Show us all how it’s done!
Career, Leadership, Integrity & Discipline
Connections AND competence, Capricorn! The Full Moon in Libra reminds you that everyone already knows just how capable you are; what remains to be understood is the quality of your relational support with others. Nurture your professional neworks, colleagues, and help inspire others to fly at full wing span to step into the leadership role you were born to be in.
Wisdom, Publishing, Discovery & Higher Education
Apply what you know Aquarius! The Full Moon in Libra has you reflecting on the last six months and identifying the key learnings. How can you put those learnings into a skill? Then into a practice? You know better after an incredibly transformative 3 years so now you’ll be tasked with operationalizing that learning into specific, observable behaviours that help you move forward.
Intimacy, Empathy, Sexuality & Transformation
Intimacy or “into-me-see” as Esther Perel says, Pisces. The Full Moon in Libra is an uncomfortable one because it helps you find the need to share your sexual desires and/or truths to people who are in the experience with you. There’s no better pleasure then watching others revel in our self-revelation. But you have to initiate it. Don’t wait. Share and show yourself!
- Colin Bedell, QueerCosmos
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