The Full Moon in Libra happens Wednesday March 20th at 6:43 p.m. PST. Vernal Equinox happens March 20th.
When you have an achy neck a good massage therapist will not just massage the muscles in the neck, they’ll find the specific place of tension. They find that place in the body that has bound itself up into a knot preventing the muscle’s fluid movement, and often if you’re experiencing the pain in the neck, the place of origin might be somewhere completely different, perhaps the jaw, the shoulder blade, even the base of the throat.
Healing is not a curing of symptoms, it is acknowledging there is a pain point and embarking on a journey to explore its origin. If you’ve experienced chronic pain and tension, you know that it doesn’t get resolved in one massage appointment and often there are factors outside of your scope of vision that are impacting that one very small knot in your neck.
While there are many mystical observations about this full moon in Libra coinciding with the birth of a new spring, there’s nothing more mystical than the journey you take with your own healing process. When you arrive at the moment of your life realizing that something has to change, a behavior, a physical pain, a situation in your life that simply isn’t working for you anymore, it’s a call to go deeper. It’s a call to merge with the spirit inside you.
Your original pain point, the original trauma, whatever it is, whatever its size, was significant enough to make its impact and lodge in your system. Most likely, it was never given a true voice to express itself and so it sits, hunkered in the corner of your being, waiting for you to open that creaky door and let a bright new light shine upon it, giving it new energy.
One of my wise-women teachers has said that we can look at cancer as cells that are no longer receiving new information.
Consider this. Everything we do in our lives, every reaction, every subconscious behavior streams from this original wounding. It informs who we are and how we behave so much that as we have no idea that we are someone significantly brighter, significantly more expansive, than who we think we are.
Healing isn’t just about various holistic modalities or eating right or meditating. These are all certainly vehicles to get us to that place where we pause and begin to course-correct.
True healing is having the courage to acknowledge that part of you sitting in the corner of your being, gently giving it your hand as the more empowered, adult version of you, letting it have its voice---teaching it that it has a voice, having the courage to sit down with it and finally listen to its story, then opening the window and letting it breathe fresh new air.
The wisdom of this Full Moon in Libra helps you shine light on the shadow, merge with the brilliance of your spirit and expand into your full potential.
It’s about embracing the shadow, rather than pushing it away. You might wonder why old patterns arise over and over again in your life. Think of it this way. When you push a screaming toddler aside, that toddler’s instinct is to just keep coming back for love and acceptance. It doesn’t know how to survive any other way. So those shadow pieces of you, likely formed in childhood will continue to arise until you turn towards them, rather than away from them.
More potently, can you look at these shadow pieces, and the past from which they arise, through the lens of the wise sage? As you shift into that perspective, what new insights will be had? And will you be able to see why it happened for you? What new strengths will come from this new idea?
And so, as you embark on this journey, it is rich with opportunity and growth. This astrological period we find ourselves at an auspicious turning point, coming into a new season of rebirth, energized by full moon, Neptune and Mercury beginning its way back into Direct Station.
...can you look at these shadow pieces, and the past from which they arise, through the lens of the wise sage? As you shift into that perspective, what new insights will be had? And will you be able to see why it happened for you? What new strengths will come from this new idea?
Word on the street about Full Moon in Libra:
Astrologer Patricia Liles of The Power Path writes,
“ [full moon in Libra] Libra has both the objectivity of an air sign and the heart of a Venus-ruled sign (like Taurus). Libra gets what it wants, but also keeps in balance with those it deals with. So, we not only have the powerful Sun in balance with the Earth, but the Moon in the sign of balance and harmony in Libra. What will you do with such an auspicious start to this season? When you find yourself on the other side of this transition time about two years from now at Equinox 2021 – what do you want your life to feel like, what do you want to be doing, and who with? What are you releasing to make way for the new? Now is the time to initiate and strengthen those threads.”
Astrologer, Steven Shroyer of Seattle Astrology writes,
“...Neptune’s astrological role in dissolving structures. Neptune dissolves in order to restructure at a higher frequency. The restructuring can’t happen until enough of the old structure has been dissolved, including the elements of life and relationships that are no longer working.”
Lena Stevens of The Power Path, writes,
“You have an opportunity, a portal through which this power comes through, to set some intentions for potent and inspired new beginnings. All those things you have been dreaming about can now be supported by the fertility of this Equinox. But be careful what you ask for. Make sure it is what you want and not someone else’s dream”
Full Moon Ritual:
Journal about your shadow pieces. What keeps you separate from your potential and why?
As you journal you'll notice the emotional charge rising up again. It's ok, you are supported, feel the emotions and let them release onto your journal.
Now sit back. Feel your spine connecting with the support behind you, whether it's the chair, the wall or the vibrant energy of your spirit guides.
Make the agreement with your body to be supported in this moment.
Feel the center of your being running through your spine. This is your internal seat of wisdom and power.
Now that you've connected to that seat, place your left hand (receiving hand) up to receive that shadow piece of you. Place your right hand on the journal entry.
Agree to welcome the shadow home to your seat of power, security and wisdom. Then agree to fully release the upset that lies in your journal entry.
"I fully release these pieces in my life which no longer serve me and I take my seat in the powerful position of being co-creator with Universe and Mother Earth"
Take it a step further and tear out the journal entry, burn it in your fireplace, bury it in the sand, send it afloat on an ocean wave. Anything you can think that fully releases it back to the Universe. Then sit back and witness the spaciousness within you for new energies to reside.
The healing work I do helps you to identify the shadow pieces, together we release the old patterns and connect you to your wise spirit. If you'd like more support with this, come see me!