To You Who Love in the Light of the Moon:
From the watery realms of the Pisces New Moon, we move into the light and the wisdom of this Libra Full Moon on March 31st and into the realm of our intimate relationships, an area where some of our most painful stories lie.
Many of us have been on a profound inner journey, healing the wounds of past relationships—the ones we have received and the ones we have given. Some have been learning the lessons of working through the archetypal programs of the Unrequited Lover and the Troubadour, whose pain stemming from failed love relationships initiates the search to find the love that dwells within.
Yes, Libra calls us to do the inner work that will allow us to have conscious, collaborative love relationships, but the depth and quality of those relationships with others start with the depth and quality of the relationship we have with ourselves.
“To find the beloved, you must become the beloved.” ~Rumi
And so a Libran Moon in all her luminosity urges us to look at our own Inner Marriage first, informed by the evolution of our inner feminine and masculine.
The symbol of the Scales, Libra calls forth balance in a time where the masculine and feminine energies must harmonize in a new co-creative space in relationship with the feminine taking the lead as much as she is taking a stand.
The powerful feminine within us knows when this energy is balanced and nurtured. The feminine’s wise, intuitive voice realizes our journey in relationship to ourselves and others is not linear, logical and rational as is the masculine energy. No, it is circular, vulnerable and receptive and will move with the new information.
The powerful feminine within us does not become overly involved in relationships, losing ourselves in the process by compromising personal values, standards, boundaries and beliefs.
Wise feminine ways promote nurturing, supportive relationships that allow others to grow, knowing that each person has his or her essence, vision, and journey as well.
As we are learning to balance the feminine and masculine within ourselves, the Inner Marriage may look like this in our daily lives, according to writer Anita Johnston:
The feminine says, “I am lonely.” The masculine side sits down and writes a letter to a friend.
The feminine produces a dream. The masculine translates and organizes it.
The feminine feels upset when a friend does something that hurts her feelings. The masculine puts those feelings into words and explains why that behaviour was hurtful.
The feminine says, “I am hungry.” The masculine responds by getting and preparing the food or by asking, “Is this physical or emotional hunger?”
Although periods of solitude are necessary in the journey of knowing ourselves and remembering ourselves as whole, if we stay alone for too long, we may suppress our self-expression or become stagnant in our own thinking. In an intimate relationship, we play, we talk, we cry, we challenge each other, discovering our Essence reflected back in our Lover.
In a relationship, opportunities for one another’s soul growth occur. We have come here to evolve in every area of our life, so when changes happen on the inner, our relationships ideally respond, growing when we grow too, but not always and sometimes we must part on this physical plane.
This Full Moon is an ideal time to create some sacred space to ask one or more of the questions offered below, reflecting and writing on your answers. We need this time alone as much as we need each other.
*What are your current relationships teaching you now?
*Has a relationship extended past being a teacher?
*What qualities are you being called to embody or nurture in your relationships?
*Instead of shaming or blaming yourself or others for relationships that hurt or didn’t work out, what gifts of insight and learning did you gain from these relationships?
*Can you forgive yourself for not knowing what you know now?
We are in evolutionary times in our relationships. Vulnerability in how well we know and love ourselves and one another will shape how we move forward.
You may have shelves filled with the fairy tales you used to believe about “happily ever after” and love stories of your own creation from lifetimes you lived.
Are you willing to unpack those shelves and fill them with new love stories your soul is eager to tell?
THE DREAM-WEAVING PATH of LUNAR LOVE
(Continued from the New Moon in Pisces article)
The next four phases from the Full Moon to the New Moon call us to place consistent, loving attention on our intention while using the Moon’s cycle to navigate the ebb and flow of being and doing as we create our lives in this mystical, magical and supportive space.
5. BLUE MOON IN LIBRA (YANG ENERGY): March 31, 2018 at 6:37 am MST
The intentions we’ve been holding shine bright under the fullness of this moon, intensified by this second Full Moon in March. The Full Moon serves as a reflection and a reminder to dive into our inner worlds to find the places in which we are blocked.
The Full Moon in a powerful time to let go of what is no longer serving you, what is standing between you and realizing that intention—whether it is a limiting belief, a destructive habit, or an old story.
If you’ve been tracking your intention from the New Moon to the Full Moon you might’ve arrived here with some definite beliefs, habits, stories and behaviours that you are ready to release. It’s time to release the excuses, the self-blame, the guilt, the shame.
If you’re unsure, breathe into the energy of your intention and ask the Moon Goddess, “What do I need to let go of right now?” Listen for Her answers.
6. THE WANING GIBBOUS MOON (YIN ENERGY): April 1st to 7th
While the energies of the Full Moon slip into a waning gibbous moon for the next several days. We have released what’s no longer serving us, creating a space for the next phase in bringing your intention to life.
ASK FOR A SIGN and ALLOW YOURSELF TO RECEIVE IT.
For those not used to reading the signs delivered to us every day all day, we’re looking for confirmation of a cosmic bridge from our inner to the external world. Tapping into lunar intuition allows us to develop faith and certainty that we’re part of a much more expansive relationship with the Universe that provides us unfailing guidance and support if we learn to ask and if we learn to listen.
Simply ask for a sign for understanding. Choose a song, a plant, an animal, an image, or a series of numbers and place an order with the Universe that this sign will give you a piece of information or insight about the intention you’ve been working to manifest.
The sign might be delivered straight to your door, on a cover of a book or on the side of a bus. Just be open to how you receive the sign. Our relationship with a higher consciousness can be easily and kindly reciprocated when we are open and trusting.
7. THE THIRD QUARTER MOON (YANG ENERGY): April 8th at 1:17 am MST
This is the last yang phase of the lunar cycle. At this time, we may have received insights into the new direction we’re being called to take, but likely there is still groundwork to do. So what is it for you? What are the steady, wise, compassionate steps you can take that’ll bridge you between where you are now and the new “place” you are envisioning?
Reaching out, finding support, purging the old, taking purposeful action–all are highly beneficial actions during this time.
8. THE WANING CRESCENT MOON (YIN ENERGY): April 9th to April 14th
This is the part of the Moon’s cycle many of us have the most challenging time to navigate, especially if you are someone who gives (yang/masculine energy) more than you receive (yin/feminine energy).
Time spent resting and contemplating in an action-oriented world often makes us uncomfortable. An hour of free time is a luxury for many that we just can’t seem to give ourselves. This is a good time to check how much compassion and kindness you give yourself and carve out some regular time to rest and replenish.
During this part of the Moon phase, when we sink into this feminine energy of the dark before the New Moon cycle begins again in the Sacred Warrior sign of Aries on April 15 at 7:57 pm MST, find something that enriches and nourishes you on a soul level. It could be a walk in your garden, writing down your dreams, an oil-infused bath, time to rest or sleep.
The process of change happens over time, and following the Moon’s eternal cycles and rhythms allows us to learn patience and develop an inner wisdom of when to rest and when to move. Once you start noticing how loving a Universe we live in with the Moon as a powerful Ally, there is no going back and the evolutionary soul whose here for Unconditional Love wouldn’t want to anyway.