It’s officially a Full Moon in Libra on the April 15, 2014 at 3:42 a.m. EDT.
There is a lot going on this week and next astrologically. A lot! Many of you will feel overwhelmed and emotional this week with the energy building into next week.
This Lunar Eclipse is also a Blood Moon as the shadow from the earth causes the moon to appear burnt orange.
Some of you will feel tension in your body and need to stretch, breathe and release the energy. Others will feel anxiety or adrenaline rushes and need to find healthy ways to become grounded and relaxed. A healthy balanced diet is a good idea now with lots of whole foods and vitamin rich fruits and vegetables. B Vitamins are great for stress levels as well.
This week is about choices, seeing the pros and cons, and being really honest to ourselves and to others of what we are capable of and where we need help.
External situations can be undeniably persistent catalysts now that prompt us to choose our best reactions so we can try to shape our direction the best we can.
The Grand Cardinal Cross is at the forefront of the astrological climate this week and into next. We also have the Full Moon early Tuesday morning and a Lunar Eclipse, which brings more emphasis to our need to balance our thoughts and feelings.
We will see that there are two sides to the coin, that we do have choices, but those choices are not easy and not black and white. There is a lot of gray area we need to work through, so mulling over all the possibilities and outcomes is essential.
It’s a pivotal, transformational time where our decisions will impact our future. Nobody said life was easy, but there are ways to overcome the hurdles and keep our sanity. Working together with others and being understanding, patient and sensitive to others feelings as well, will help the whole picture.
It’s not a great time to be divisive and confrontational. That will only stoke the flames. However, some tough decisions will need to be made and not everyone is going to be happy about them. If your intention is for the highest good for all involved you can be sure that you are doing what you can to bring overall balance and not feel guilty about tough decisions. Choose wisely and choose your approach wisely. Give yourself time to think before reacting if possible.
With Mercury joining Uranus as the week begins, it’s a great time to brainstorm for fresh ideas that can help impact the future. Pay attention to synchronicities. There may be the urge to make quick decisions though, and some of those decisions could very well be great if they feel right, but do try to pause and reflect when your gut is telling you to. Though spur of the moment decisions sometimes work out great, by taking some time to weigh your options before rushing into anything, especially big, life changing decisions, you will better know what to expect should things not work out exactly as you’d hope.
Overall this week is smack dab in the cross-hairs of big players getting in strong alignment in the Grand Cardinal Cross. Mars, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto are the big guys making their presence known, while we also have the New Moon in Libra and that Lunar Eclipse. It’s all about transforming your life now, and it’s not all going to be easy-breezy. Sometimes life demands more from us and we need to step up, this is one of those times. We need to turn the stress of life’s demands into tools that help us grow and rise to our potential.
As the week begins, Pluto stations retrograde in Capricorn on the 14th, and that’s a big power move. Pluto’s potency is grand now, and standing across the sky from Jupiter in Cancer we’ll realize how one ending is the open doorway to big, new beginnings. Deep, internal shifts happening within our lives reach deep down to our core.
With so much power flowing now and turning inward, we have to be mindful of the saying, “Absolute power corrupts absolutely,” which is of course a demonstration of the ego. So be mindful of how you feel powerful and powerless in your current situations, and be caring towards yourself and others enough to do your best to balance the power so you don’t swing to either of the extreme ends of the spectrum. Know when to walk away when others are on their high horse as well. It’s a good time to give yourself space so you can figure out your feelings.
With the Lunar Eclipse we are reminded that there is darkness and there is light in all of our lives. The Moon reflects the Sun and with its close proximity the Moon has an intimate bond to our feelings.
With this Full Moon in Libra, be mindful of how your thoughts and feelings are being pulled and pushed by new, external happenings in the world that you are faced with. Other people’s lives are changing too and everyone’s lives obviously affect one another like a ripple effect. Now it is time for you to choose what you will and will not accept anymore. How you deal with energy that comes your way now can be empowering and be an opportunity for greater self awareness.
A couple of weeks ago we had a New Moon in Aries, what has been newly developing in your life over the past two weeks?
As we move into next week we are going to be seeing how we take greater ownership for our life. Your willpower and determination coupled with the power of choice can greatly impact the future trajectory of your life. Choose what you really want. Think about it, talk about it, and be honest about it. Honesty is the best policy.
Whether it is drive, determination, willpower and optimism or the other side of the coin, anger, anxiety and tension that underlies the situations that arise now, you do have a great deal of personal power to mold the circumstances into the outcome you desire. Be sure to minimize conflict by making the best choices you can for everyone involved. Who needs more conflict anyway? Do your best to make things as smooth as possible. A rollercoaster ride is bound to happen if you don’t put in the effort to calm the energy.
With the great potential during the Grand Cardinal Cross, by having more trust in life and living your truth, you get to be a co-creator in what manifests. It’s up to you. Keep in mind that everyone is reaching for freedom in one way or another and many won’t be too keen on anyone standing in their way.
This is a time to make big decisions that affects your life and the big picture. Choose this and your life will head in that direction, choose that, and your life will head in another.
We’ll talk even more about the Grand Cardinal Cross and Eclipses this week and next week. Stay tuned.