Eventful March is coming to an end, and with the sun transiting Aries as we speak, March will finish off with a magical full blue moon illuminating the night sky, this time in the harmonious sign of the scales, lovely Libra. And with the sweet Libra energy illuminating the night sky, this weekend’s full moon will be bringing with it a both a sense of fairness and harmony. Moreover, being the sign of peace, love and partnerships, the Libra moon is also an especially potent time to let go of old resentment, heal past hurts, and create new, healthy relationships.
The Aries – Libra polarity is a relationship axis: Aries, ruled by warrior planet Mars, and Libra, ruled by the Goddess of Love, Venus represent the eternal dance between the masculine and the feminine energies of the universe. Where Aries is about self-assertion, Libra is about compromise. The Libra moon strives for balance and harmony, and will do anything to maintain loving, peaceful relationships. The Aries Sun, on the other hand, is self-assertive and independent, always ready to pave its own road.
An, as the time of the full moon always brings with it the energy of zodiacal opposites, this is an excellent time to look into yourself and balance out these opposing forces in your own life as well. Merging the opposing energies of Aries and Libra may sound close to impossible, but whatever we like to believe, none of us are only one thing. The truth is we are all duality, light and dark, raging fire and cool collected air. It’s the ebb and flow of give and take, self and others, war and peace, endings and new beginnings. It’s the fiery light of Yang and the introspective darkness of Yin, both forces equally important, as one cannot exist without the other.
More than anything, though, the annual full moon in Libra is a time to embrace love and to be extra appreciative of those around you. Tell your family and friends how much you love them, help those in need, and say hi with a smile to the people you meet on your way. Simply soak up the sweet Libra energy like and let all the overflowing love feed more gratitude and harmony into your relationships. You catch more flies with honey than vinegar as they say, and a little kindness goes a long way!
But relationships are not only about peace and love. This full moon is also an excellent time to ask yourself how you can grow through your relationships? We all know that the people closest to us are the ones who most easily make spark fly – both on a positive and negative note – as our closest relationships are usually where our deepest insecurities are triggered, but as the people you surround yourself with all mirror you in some way, they also are amazing platforms for both personal and spiritual growth
If it feels like nothing ever change in your relationships, and that you in one way or the other keep replaying the same – not so happy – love stories with different partners – or keep attracting unhealthy relationships when it comes to friends or work – know that when you keep repeating patterns in your life and in your relationship, it is a big red flag to look deeper into to yourself, not the other person. What is it that you have yet to learn? Know that it is impossible to move past what you have not yet fully moved through, and that you can only truly heal what you are brave enough to feel.
Our relationships are here to shine light on our shadow self – those parts we for better or worse cannot see ourselves – so look closely in the mirrors that surround you. If we can learn to always take a step back and make an effort to act out of understanding and love, finding compassion and patience to understand ourselves as well as our partner – instead of reacting out of fear and insecurities – we can learn to grow, evolve and heal on a much deeper level.
So if the scales of your relationships has been a bit askew of lately, this weekend’s full moon is giving you an opportunity to bring them back to equilibrium. The opposing Aries – Libra axis will help us to strike a balance between neediness and autonomy, co-dependence and co-commitment, and teach us to focus on meeting our personal needs and when we should be tending to the needs of our significant other.
Bringing things back to balance can sometimes mean that a confrontation is needed to get there, though, and with the full moon opposing Mercury retrograde in Aries at the moment, be careful of harsh words and rash decisions. Aries is known to act first and think later, and with the communication planet, Mercury, in retrograde, it is better to think both once and twice before you open your mouth, as this hard aspect is prone to bring misunderstandings and make communication more challenging than usual.
However, if you are careful and choose your words wisely, this soft Libra moon is truly a wonderful time to drop the guard and let yourself to be vulnerable in your relationships. Slow down, breathe, and re-center yourself. Then honestly express your raw, heartfelt emotions, pure from your heart. Let yourself be guided and make the necessary amendments wherever the full moon shines her light. You have the opportunity to change the aspects of your life that doesn’t serve you, and as you start to take the first step in the right direction, you will see the future path unfold more clearly as your energy gets more balanced.
But more than anything, dive into the loving Libra energy and remind yourself that you are allowed to be loved too. Be as accepting and forgiving towards yourself as you would towards your loved ones, and embrace your imperfections. Remember that a beautiful facade more often than not masks a messy interior, so stop comparing yourself to others and trust that we are all worthy of being loved for who we truly are. More importantly, feel how the relationships surrounding you begin to change for the better as you learn to embrace every aspect of your being. When we learn to accept ourselves fully, the world does too ❤.
This is your life and your journey. Find you inner voice and be true to your authentic self. Appreciate the little things and be grateful for all that has been and for all that will be. Trust that your past challenges have simply been lessons of growth, revealing your unique gifts and how you can be of the greatest service to the world. It’s time to congratulate yourself on all your hard work and go out and shine your light.
Full Moon Blessings!
Yogastrology Initiation training is back at Leela Yoga, Oslo this summer!!
Where: Leela Yoga, Oslo
When: June 16th + 17th, 2018
Whether you are a yoga teacher wanting to learn how to apply Yogastrology® to your classes and workshops, or simply curious and wish to deepen your knowledge of the yoga + astrology correlations, the Yogastrology® Initiation Training is for you!
In the Yogastrology® Initiation Training you will learn…
- …more about yourself and your sun sign, connecting astrology to the divinity that is your body.
- …how to connect yoga + astrology, building bridges between the ancient sister systems.
- …how to embody the four elements / Fire / Air / Water / Earth, transforming your everyday wellness into a personal healing ritual.
- …powerful intention settings, and healing ways to work with journaling throughout the seasons.
- …how to create simple rituals in sync with the natural rhythms of the sun + moon.
- …how to put it all together to lead gatherings/workshops/women’s circles, or simply for your own personal spiritual practice.
- And much more!
Start: June 21st, 2018
Do you feel like you have lost yourself in the web of life, longing to come home to yourself once more? Would you like to live your passion, but are not really sure what you’re passionate at about at this time? Or do you know, and long to take the leap, but are a little to scared to try? Then this program is for you!
Starting at the magic of the Summer Solstice, June 21st, when the wheel of the year again turns towards the longer nights, you will step into the first archetype of the shamanic medicine wheel: the serpent. As the seasons changes, you will work your way through the four archetypes of the of the wheel, spending three months getting familiar with each one.
- June 21st – September 20th, 20118: Serpent + the direction of the South; shedding the past.
- September 21st – December 20th, 2018: Jaguar + the direction of the West; death, rebirth and transformation.
- December 21st – March 2oth, 2019: Hummingbird + the direction of the North; from fate to destiny: stepping onto our souls journey.
- March 21st – June 20th, 2019: Eagle/Condor + the direction of the East; self-transcendence.
The whole course will take place online, making it possible for you to do join anywhere in the world. The first part of each month will be for you to read the monthly teachings and do the assignments. The 3-4 monthly assignments are to be handed in at the middle of the month, and at this time you will also schedule your monthly healing + coaching session. The second part of the month you will receive feedback on your assignments – both written (through email) and oral (during coaching) – and we will work one-to-one on your energy body through healing and coaching.