Full Moon In Libra Conjunct “I don’t know, yet”
As I am writing this, there is a Full (Super) Moon in Libra. It’s been a while since I’ve felt this much aligned with what the Moon — as well as the current position of planets such as Uranus, Pluto and Jupiter — is inviting us to experience.
When I say “aligned” this sounds magical, and it is, but the effect is very human and messy too!
Such an intense experience that I am struggling with the description, but I wish to make an attempt anyway…with a little help from some astrology experts.
As Jamie Partridge, for starters, explains:
“A full moon occurs when the Sun is opposite the Moon. This highlights opposing forces or polarities in your life such as your work versus home, or what you need versus what you want. Inner tension and external pressures can lead to personal conflict and crises that drain your energy. Your home, family and intimate relationships comes into sharper focus following a full moon.”
My personal experience with most Full Moons is that I tend to “play out” the invitation days BEFORE the Full Moon. So, a couple of days ago I had an interesting interaction with someone who offered me accommodation on Ibiza. I have been planning to go to Ibiza for the last month or so, and was very pleased to solve a big piece of that puzzle!
I was so pleased, in fact, that I started to ignore the signs — mostly coming from my intuition — that were telling me I was forcing things. Me, your friendly neighborhood shaman, who always talks about trusting the Universe, about trusting Spirit! Yes, I was falling into one of my own pitfalls: the sense of urgency to know what awaits me, and to book and plan way ahead. For many people this is considered normal behavior, by the way, since we all like to plan ahead in our current Western society.
However, I have promised myself that this upcoming journey of mine, this “pilgrimage” as I have started to call it, will be one where I go where the wind takes me. That way, I will not only discover how much I REALLY trust Spirit to take care of me, but I’ll get to know myself much better too — dodgy demons and hidden fears included.
The interaction about possible accommodation on Ibiza made clear that I was, in fact, not being true to that intention (and the trip hasn’t even started yet!). I was booking things way ahead, and giving in to the fear of not knowing where I’d end up otherwise.
Thus, Spirit intervened…or was it the Full Moon?
“…cosmic change agents lock into the Full Moon. Uranus, the agent of unpredictable, volatile change, the awakener and liberator, thrower of lightning bolts and advocate of alternate viewpoints, is making out-of-sign conjunction to the Sun (and opposition to the Moon). The Sun is heading for his first meeting in nearly 80 years with the changemaker in the solid, earthy sign of Taurus. It’s sending off anything but a peaceful, easy feeling: instead, it’s exciting, unfamiliar, destabilizing and unnerving to those who prefer control and certainty (and especially to the masculine).”
Anyway, it felt like I was getting hit on the head like Rafiki does to Simba in The Lion King — where I am Simba, of course.
Therefore, as Kathy Biel adds wisely:
“At this point ripping pages out of metaphoric rule books may no longer be enough. Tossing the whole book out might be the answer in some cases.”
No more rule book. I have even tossed out the idea of going to Ibiza for now.
Here’s what I DO KNOW:
My abilities as shaman — whether focused on technology or on life’s truths — are demonstrating themselves in a rapid pace. This means that I know very well how to guide and assist people who feel trapped by modern technology (such as social media) and/or by their own limitations. After having received my guidance, people often use the word “freedom”. They feel free from whatever they thought was limiting them.
Those results can only happen as long as I myself stay true to that freedom. Which is why I needed to break free from my self-imposed shackles once more.
Returning to how this Full Moon is helping me (to stay free), I like Andrew Ifandis’ wording a lot too:
“There’s a saying, ‘to make an omelette you have to crack a few eggs’.
That is what this Full Moon wants from us.
To have the courage to confront oppositions in relationships, and to express our individuality even if we have to argue. We have to slowly and cautiously move on, with clear head and free of unnecessary sentimentalism. We have to be prepared for sudden eruptions and arguments, but at the same time to use all confrontation in the most constructive way. To rebuild and renew our relationships through them.
We just have to break some eggs… without spilling everything onto others faces.”
Over the course of the past month, I have enthusiastically announced my plans to my family and many of my friends. Now that I am back to square one with only one idea left — the pilgrimage — they are naturally bombarding me with questions: “What happened to…?” Where will you go next?” “How about…?” It still takes some getting used to, but I am appreciating my most applicable answer more and more:
I don’t know, yet.