Saturday’s Full Moon in Libra

“Sometimes incrementalism is a big deal.” Chuck Todd

“There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands.” Richard Bach

The Moon waxes full for the second time this March – making it a Blue Moon- on Saturday March 31 at 10 degrees of Libra. Full Moons can represent a time of culmination. This Full Moon falls on the Libra /Aries axis- the axis of relationship to self and to others.

Libra is the sign of diplomacy, of collaboration and cooperation and Aries is the sign of self assertion, of autonomy and of self reliance. These  polarized signs both contain the qualities of their opposite. For instance, Isabelle Hickey, the Boston astrologer, once said that diplomats throughout history that have signed peace accords have been Libras. But  it is has also often  been Libras who have started the wars. Aries, Libra’s opposite is often referred to as the god of war.

The shadow side of Libra is being overly accomodating to others to the degree that you lose or fail to develop your own sense of self. The shadow side of Aries has to do with alienating others through hot- headed or aggressive behavior.

There are contentious aspects leading up to and at the time of the Full Moon which can lead to more fractious relationship interactions. Often information that surfaces during a Full Moon has not been integrated properly. So even though there may be be pressure to discuss or resolve any snafus in relationship at this time, it’s best to enter any discussions like this with a cool head and a plan.

The signs of Aries and Libra have been caught up with  the change agents of our time – Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries .This has shifted the power balance in a lot of relationships – i.e. between friends and co-workers, between partners in relationship,   between citizens and governments worldwide.

It is wise to remember that not all the information is in – that as the ancient alchelmists would say we are in the “breakdown phase” where the old models are being challenged and the new, more innovative models have come under fire or have  not yet reached solid ground.

One of the Sabian symbols for this Full Moon is, “In a silent hour, a person receives a new inspiration which may change their life.”