The Venusian Moon
In all its grandiose splendor, the Full Moon piques magic, mystery, and wonder in our hearts. To gaze upon her, bathe beneath her, and go out to get a glance, we can’t help to stare. We are touched. She provokes our psyche, riles our moods, tempts our instincts. We are moved. La Luna has the power to shift the tides and make waves not only on this Earth planet but within each one of us!
The Moon is a reminder that we, too, are shifting and changing through the cycles and seasons of our own lives each and every day. We ebb and flow, wax and wane, grow and let go, release and become more of ourselves. Many faces, dark and light, are we.
We live on the body of Mother EARTH. We are physical, embodied, having an earthly experience. And we are also so multidimensional – we have a physical body, an emotional body, a mental body, a spiritual body, an individualized self, a socialized self, an Ego, feminine attributes, and masculine aspects.
In comes astrology! Astrology is the study of the human psyche and seeks to understand and explain all of these various aspects of the human experience. How else could we learn about the depths of who we are if not by observing ourselves and nature in relation to each other through the cycles of time?!
The MOON represents the feminine, flowing, receptive, introspective, emotional depth of our psyche. In astrology, the Moon symbolizes the emotional body, and the Sun symbolizes an aspect of the egoic body. The SUN represents the masculine, purpose-driven, identity-focused aspect of our psyche. The Full Moon times are always when the Sun and the Moon stand in opposition – think polarization and external influences. During Full Moon times, we often learn lessons brought to us by other people or outside circumstances.
As we move through cycles and phases, we can see that we move through the various stages. Sometimes we can see that the theme playing out is about the mind, or sometimes it’s about the spiritual body. THIS TIME is about our most personal sense of self regarding our attractions and desires and what we want to do and have in life. It’s about our “identities” and our relationships. It’s a very “take things PERSONALLY” sort of time! We’re looking at how we are relating to ourselves and others on a very personal level.
We want to have an experience of ourselves in the ways that we desire and prefer, and we want to have an experience of another in the ways that uniquely support and nourish us and the other. We have preferences, and instinctual desires, and sensitivities. We have boundaries.
It’s about getting in touch with the things that we want and need to feel good, feel free, enjoy life, be at peace, and live in harmony with our lives. How do we achieve this? By listening? By speaking? By acting? By observing? By being?
Otherwise, we experience tension, and conflict, and even war with ourselves and others, when we are not seen as or expressing what we are, but rather what we are not. Or perhaps we are met with that which we resist, or deny, or avoid. Either way, life shows us ourselves through one another and our relationship to self.
This current cycle with the Sun in Aries opposite the Full Moon in Libra highlights the Masculine and the Feminine powerfully. These are the Mars and Venus-ruled signs.
Here we find the attraction and repulsion instincts, how we relate to RECEIVING from life and others, and what we GIVE out and give back to life and others. We see our triggers. Libra speculates and intellectualizes about it, and Aries wants to have an embodied experience of it! These are energies that deal with extremes. Aries takes instinctual action, and Libra weighs out the consequences.
She, Him, They, Them, however you relate, this is a time emphasizing the duality within our natures that speaks of being separate and individual vs. being in partnership and influenced by another/s. We are all living the paradoxes. Moments of extreme bewilderment and moments of grace and peace, moments of divine loving connection, and moments of hate can all overcome us. Living is a personal affair.
How to be seen, heard, recognized for who you are and how to adjust, grow, and expand to share space with others harmoniously. It all takes time, understanding, patience, growth, knowing when to fight and when to give up.
Essentially this time is about CONNECTION. Libra thrives in neutrality and knows that there is truth found in the middle way in all the diversity of perspectives. Aries knows that our own experiences powerfully inform us, and still others have so much to teach us about their own.
What is so beautiful about this Full Moon is that the planet Venus joins up with the Sun finalizing a 1.6-year cycle, and begins again embarking on a renewed journey towards more LOVE and connection with self. This is a moment where we can let bygones be bygones and stake a claim to peace in our hearts.
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tzu
But as if this wasn’t already enough, Chiron, the Wounded Healer archetype, is also positioned right there at the same degrees where Venus and the Sun will meet in opposition to the illuminated Full Moon! The wounded masculine, the wounded feminine, the wounded human. We each have carried so much pain. We each have so much love to give.
Be gentle. Be brave. Be the Warrior and stand with and for love.
So much love and blessings to you on the way,