Monday, March 29, 2010
Full Moon in Libra - It's Not All Venusian Lovey Dovey, But We'll Do Our Best
Today the Moon is in Libra all day moving to fullness at 8:25 p.m. MT. This Full Moon happens within the cardinal t-square formation with the Sun in Aries and stationing (so very potent) Pluto in Capricorn.
Coming from the Moon's conjunction to Saturn Rx at zero Libra early this morning, it's going to take some sustained effort on our part to stay on an emotional even keel today and over the next few days.
The scales are dipping very low and then swinging higher in a rapid see-saw dynamic right now.
We're just past the midpoint of about two weeks of rapid, energetic spikes and voids with lots of aspects going on one day, making us feel as if things are finally smoothing out and getting on with it, and then an immediate dip into a much more difficult void period. Yesterday was one of the bottoming-out dips, and today we see more movement, lifting our spirits and emotional states a bit. Tomorrow, another dip, and so on. This pattern should ease up by early next week.
This see-sawing has a definite wearing effect as we're emotionally up, then down, up, then down, like water freezing and thawing in the cracks of a rock. Just as the rock will eventually bust apart, we'll eventually break down whatever deeply ingrained and crystallized stuff Pluto has its sights set on, but it sometimes feels as if we're going to break along with it.
At this point, we're being forced to go so incredibly deep in such short time frames that it's often impossible to be aware of what these dynamics are even working on. The collective dynamics being brought to the surface seem to have only the most tenuous root connection to the personal, at times. It doesn't seem fair (Libra) somehow that we're having these massive processes going on through us, being ripped up through our DNA, when we haven't had an opportunity to consciously deal with the issues - or couldn't deal with them effectively due to their collective nature. "It's not just my crap to deal with, dude!"
This has the effect of making things feel even more out of our control, which can lead to exasperation, overwhelm, loneliness and morale-erosion. It's a struggle right now, and we just have to keep our heads above water however we can, helping others do the same.
The dispositor of the Libra Full Moon is Venus in late Aries, so we have to fight to stay alive emotionally here. Stay active, keep moving, bob and weave.
Pluto is stationing retrograde at the moment on 5 degrees Capricorn, heading retro April 6, so it's all but standing still from our perspective on Earth. There's even less room for avoidance now as we stew in the Plutonic juices, keenly aware of the destruction we've just witnessed, lived through and are now expected go BACK over to make some sort of sense of during Pluto's retrograde (April 6-September 14). Pluto seems to have even more potency in our conscious, day-to-day lives when it's retrograde, and this is going to be an intense and challenging retrograde period, as we head to that partial lunar eclipse exactly conjunct Pluto Rx this summer.
As far as some context on the increased intensity and velocity we've been experiencing and the extreme emotional ups and downs:
I was reading Robert Phoenix's excellent site and found some information from a gentleman named Carl Johan Calleman on the Mayan calendar. Calleman puts the end date of the Mayan calendar at October 28, 2011 and says the December 21, 2012 date is phony and was set so that the birthdays of the originators of the modern Dreamspell version of the calendar would be given the the “master numbers” 11 and 22. HA! Hilarious.
The October 28, 2011 date makes more sense to me, considering the increasing intensity of astrological aspects and energy. It sort of boggles the mind how deep we're going and how fast things are flying, and 18 months until the "official" era-shift feels like more of a fit to me. Not to mention that this means the official start of the "Aquarian Era" begins during Scorp season! Sounds about right, all things considered, no?
From a purely astrological standpoint, there is debate over where the boundaries of the sidereal constellations actually lie, so it's probably impossible to set an exact date for the point when the Vernal Equinox moves from the constellation of Pisces into Aquarius.
There is some grounding relief ahead, though:
Venus enters a sign of its rulership, earthy Taurus, on March 31, and Mercury follows April 2. This should have the effect of smoothing out the wildly swinging emotions and moods after a whole lot of feisty Aries within that pressurized cardinal t-square.
Venus and Mercury in Taurus will trine Pluto in Capricorn just as it stations retrograde, and this will help solidify things considerably, grounding the intense Plutonic vibes and easing the spikes and voids.
Posted by Willow at 9:14 AM