Astrological news this week: Jupiter/Neptune and a Libra Full Moon

Astrological update for the week of April 11-18, 2022

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Jupiter/Neptune conjunction in Pisces. This week we have the exact conjunction of Jupiter to Neptune, culminating on April 12th.  You can do a deep dive into this conjunction by following this link. We can get the most out of this crescendo of Piscean magic and illumination (which will remain in effect for the rest of the  month) by placing our attention on areas of our life where creative inspiration and spiritual exploration can take hold. Meditation retreats. Music and art. Ecstatic dance. Anything we do that invites Divinity into our lives is highlighted now.

The conjunction of Jupiter to Neptune doesn’t always bring fairy dust and magic – there is also potential for illusion and confusion.  There is a longing under this conjunction for positivity and optimism, and this can be a gorgeous influence to help us create a beautiful future. However, we may not be thinking as clearly as we would like to, so I advise precautionary care with the mundane details to be sure we have our feet on the ground when making decisions.

Mars enters Pisces April 14th. Following the Piscean theme described above, the planet of war enters the the most mutable of the mutable signs. Mutability is flexible and adaptable, but also lacks focus and direction which is not the happiest place for Mars. In Pisces, Mars can inspire greater compassion and a yearning for spiritual connection, but the Piscean confusion can become a force that dissolves our motivation and even our physical energy.

Mars will be in Pisces until it enters Aries on May 24th. During this time Mars will conjoin Neptune and Jupiter, which may exacerbate the fuzziness of planetary energies. […]

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By |2022-04-11T08:15:17-04:00April 11th, 2022|Planetary news this week|1 Comment

3.29.21. The power of the Libra Full Moon lingers

The Libra Full Moon culminated on Sunday the 28th, but these  lunar energies will prevail over the first few days of the week, and a conjunction of the Sun and Venus straddling Chiron was a potent element of the lunation. You can catch up here if you missed the details.  In English what that means is that the power of Chiron to strip away the veneer of protection and reveal our core wounds so that they can be released once and for all is an important aspect of the Full Moon energies.  The alignment of the Sun and Venus serves as an aid for opening our hearts and releasing negativity, frustration, rage, and resentment — IF we are ready.

It’s been my experience that we can’t release this kind of stuff until we ARE ready.  There has to be a certain amount of processing, intellectual understanding, release of victimhood, cessation of blame.  The conjunction from the Sun to Chiron peaks today and if you experienced a strong reaction to the Full Moon those feelings will likely linger until today’s alignment is complete.

Fortunately, Mercury in Pisces will align with Neptune during the day and culminate at 11:23 pm EDT – this will help us to find the necessary integration and letting go to help approach things from a more creative and spirit-focused point of view. ❤️


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Weekend update: The meaning of the Libra Full Moon

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The Moon will reach its peak fullness in Libra on Sunday March 28, 2021 at 2:48 pm EDT, but its energies are powerful throughout the weekend.  This Full Moon is a SuperMoon, being at perigee or its closest point to the Earth.  There is some evidence that a Supermoon has a stronger effect on the tides and geophysical events such as storms, earthquakes and the like. Personally, I experience the Supermoons as being much more intense and I tend not to sleep under their influence.

In any case, this weekend’s Libra Full Moon coincides with the conjunction of the Sun and Venus in the sign of Aries, the opposite sign to Libra. This is what’s called the “superior” conjunction of the Sun and Venus, when Venus is at its furthest point from Earth, and it is the midpoint of the Sun/Venus cycle, just as the Full Moon is the midpoint of the Sun/Moon cycle.  There is a sense here of culmination and release in Venus-related themes: self-esteem, what we value, how we feel about our attractiveness, our ability to love, our desire to connect.  The fact that the Sun and Venus are in a tight conjunction to Chiron’s drawing out of the wounds for healing suggests a powerful opportunity to let go of destructive patterns, even if they are deeply entrenched to the point where they seem to be our very nature.

The lunar cycle is symbolic of the dance between our conscious awareness and the inner world of the emotions, a polarity which requires balance and integration just as all polarities in astrology do.  The entire wheel of the zodiac is a system of polarities, in which each pair of signs represent oppositional forces that require balance […]

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April’s Libra Full SuperMoon may rattle our equilibrium

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A Full Moon of any kind amps up the lunar energies that stimulate instinctive behavior and connect us more deeply to the realm of emotions and feelings.  A SuperMoon (® Richard Nolle), so called because the Moon is at its closest point (perigee) to the Earth,  amplifies these instinctive connections even more.  Space.com reports that this Full Moon will be the biggest one of the year

Under the influence of Libra we crave balance and equanimity.  Libra is known for being the sign of love and beauty, but these are just the byproducts of the need to achieve a sense of inner harmony.  Love provides comfort and connection with others to find this balance, and beauty helps to soothe jangled nerves.  Under the Full Moon in Libra, with the Sun in Aries,  we are working with the polarity of Self (Aries) vs Connection to others (Libra) and seeking that inner equilibrium that comes when we are in balance between these two opposite forces.  Full Moons always require an integration of opposites, but with the Libra Full Moon,  even more so.

While we strive to find our inner balance point under the Libra Full Moon Mars, planet of aggression and the ruler of Libra’s opposite sign Aries, is locked in a conflicting square to Uranus, planet of radical and rebellious behavior.  This is not a calm or soothing influence – in fact, under this Mars/Uranus combination we may be more inclined to do something impulsive and radical.  With most of us locked up in our homes right now in quarantine, this could be a challenge!  And Jupiter and Pluto are still in tight conjunction for […]

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Endings at the Full Moon in the Critical Degree of Libra

Libra Full Moon April 19Photo from Flickr

The Full Moon on the 19th is at the very last degree of Libra. The 29th degree is also called the “critical” or “anaretic” degree – it is a degree of completion and marks the end of one cycle and the evolution into another.  There is a poignancy to this degree, and it is often associated with the idea of chickens coming home to roost – it’s too late to control the outcome, but the facts must be faced.

The 29th degree, sometimes called the “critical” or “anaretic” degree, is associated with the endings of cycles and new beginnings.  The word “anaretic” derives from “anareta,” which in ancient astrology signified the planet of death in the natal horoscope.  The Hellenistic astrologer Ptolemy’s writings use the word “anaretic” as an antonym for “benefic,” meaning dstructive or fatal.  This is what has given the 29th degree such a bad rap, although endings are actually the harbinger of new beginnings and not to be feared.

This Full Moon in Libra, the sign of balance and integration, encourages us to find a way to leave behind anything in our lives that is standing in the way of our finding that internal balance. Something is bound to come to an end in order to help us to continue to grow in that integration and harmony.  At the Libra Full Moon, the Sun is in Aries and a balance is required between our personal needs (Aries) and our ability to integrate those needs into our interactions with others in a way that will maintain equilibrium and balance.  Libra’s love of beauty stems from this need for peace within, and at this Full Moon it will […]

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