Full Moon in Libra

full moon in L I B R A 🌕

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When the Moon is full, we know that it opposes the Sun, facing and mirroring it's brilliance completely.

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Today's vis à vis is between a bold, individualistic Sun in Aries, and a peaceable, noble Moon in Libra.

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The fiery, subjective end of this conversation is further enflamed by a retrograde Mercury conjunct the Sun, with Mars + Saturn hunkering squarely and solemnly in Capricorn, calling on the Moon to hold her ground in emotional balance, grace, and non-reactivity.

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It is also interesting to note that the Moon in Libra is the only prominent planetary body holding down the Air element in this rather intense, largely Cardinal gathering today. I feel this could be the clue as how to utilize the energy she presents, by giving some space, some breath between any potent conversations or challenging circumstances this season.

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What comes to mind is a retreat I attended years ago with Tibetan teacher Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, where he spoke on how to stay in a non-provoked, compassionate state when in the company of family who were playing out old, unconscious, triggering patterns:

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"When the room is feeling close, and the air is full of pain and burdens, be the open window."

debra stapleton