The full moon while the Sun is in Aries immediately suggests Libra’s (opposite sign, where the Moon is) influence.
This polarity comes with a dialogue that goes like this:
Libra: “How I love to be in love. There’s nothing more exciting than the feeling of sticky-sweet romance that has me believing that life is worth living.”
Aries: “What a sucky, ridiculous, codependent sentence that is.”
Libra: “Don’t you remember falling in love? Being the object of your lover’s devotion and having their full attention?”
Aries: “Yeah, that lasted for about a week… then I noticed he never folds his clothes, does the dishes, or takes out the garbage.”
Welcome to the full moon in Aries/Libra! Half of us love being in love; the other half of us avoid it like COVID.
It’s been said that love makes the world go round. Yes, until the breakup/divorce.
How many couples have I worked with who start off starry-eyed in love, coming to the astrologer holding all the potential in the world… only to find out years later they ended up at the lawyer’s office with their dreams shattered?
In addition to this full moon in Aries/Libra, there is a grand trine in Air this week, which suggests a prime-time opportunity to communicate, articulate and tell the truth about love.
Are you in a relationship? Is it healthy? Do you speak to the unspeakable? Do you feel listened to and heard? Do you listen?
In my chart, I have Saturn opposite Venus. Relationship has never been a topic I’ve left unstudied. All my life, I’ve stared at couples, assessing whether or not they have that magical something or they’re just pretending?
I can’t say I’ve been “successful” at relationships. What I can say is that I’ve never failed. I always do my therapy asking these hard questions: ‘What am I learning? What is the dynamic of this partnership? What happened on my side that contributed to the breakdown?’
Then of course I make a list of 45 things that are so obvious and make him an idiot. Doesn’t everyone do that – point their finger at the other? Do a personality assassination and take about 2 percent accountability? I sincerely do acknowledge that it’s a 50/50 game, whether I want to admit that or not.
My best friend has been married 35 years. Every year on her anniversary they ask the hard questions. How are we doing? Do we want to continue? What worked this year? What didn’t? Are there any ghosts in the closest that we’re hiding?
This full moon is begging you to answer these questions. What’s the nature of your relationship? If you’re single, you can ask the same questions to yourself.
I have a friend who will not date. She has this Aries/Libra configuration in her chart, and she gave up. Those two screaming voices continue: “I love love” / “Oh shut up, that’s so stupid.”
These voices are combative and relentless for someone like her. She’s made up a story that there are no good men. Or is it that she’s not willing to take the risk because she can’t handle disappointment?
This is tender to say out loud: I recently took the risk and have entered into a new romantic relationship. My theory is as long as I’m a turtle, I’ll be safe. The turtle won the race (by the way, I’m dating a triple Taurus, and I often compare Taurus to a turtle).
Walk into love — don’t fall in love… that hurts.
You can’t make a mistake if you’re going slowly. That’s what makes it so easy to course-correct.
The wisdom of the turtle…
Don’t be afraid of going slowly. Only be afraid of standing still. ~ Chinese Proverb
The profound wisdom of this full moon is that when you are polarized between faith and despair, stand in the middle, take a deep breath, turn on your Observer and insert this mantra:
Angels have my back.
I just need to continue moving forward, slowly but surely, one step at a time.
Whoever thought we would be talking about a turtle when the full moon is in Libra with a grand trine in Air?! After all, both Aries and Libra are all about speed.
However, the grand trine in Air is an indicator of wisdom, deep thought, and lessons well learned.
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My Moon is in Aries, and I’ll tell you this: I will never shut down my heart. I’ll never give up.
That’s why you’re reading this newsletter: I’m here to tell you, anything is possible.
Love is waiting in the wings for you to try again.