Libra Full Moon – Displaying our Colours

tumblr_l991n1KEep1qda5qco1_500As I write the Sun is rising and filling the sky with a magnificent 360 degree show of lurid orange and fluffy pink. The Full Moon is the jewel in the crown, an iridescent pearl, leaving a ribbon of light on the river. A cacophony of birdsong celebrates this miracle until they cannot be contained and take flight to show off their exuberance with aerial antics. The roses are nodding happily like an appreciative audience, content that they will carry this colour throughout the waking hours for the sleepy heads that miss the celebration of daybreak.

Once again I write after the exact Full Moon whilst we still remain brewing in the energy of this celestial occurrence. The Aries Sun has been full of vigour as we race forward, impatient to honour the urge to create a world that is keen to be born through the hero’s heart. Every now and again our Aries knight pauses and notices the fair maiden, Libra. She is the perfect embodiment of his vision, contained within her are all the qualities that are worthy of the world he is creating.

Aries rededicates himself to his quest knowing he will be spurred on to mightier deeds when he remembers this Goddess who is deserving of a royal throne in the kingdom he is creating. He will build a world which reflects the qualities and creative potential that she somehow displays in present time.

Every Full Moon is a time of honouring what we are capable of and an intuition that our heroic journey is not only desirable but that our part is essential for its manifestation. It is the Libra Full Moon that shows us what we dream of is not only beautiful but possible. Aries knows that whatever can be conceived of already exists, it has only been eclipsed by the stagnancy of the old and stale. He loves that he is the one that can clear the debris, blaze the trail through the thorns and awaken a new kingdom for his Goddess to reside over.

Libra takes our breath away with her beauty. She melts us with her magnificence. She is grace and poise, intelligence, creativity and ease. What is most charming about her embodiment is her light, her iridescent and yet unconscious beauty. She appears to manifest with ease, a gentility that she offers to all around her. In her presence it is as if we all dwell in the same light-filled faerie realm where her magic is born.

My Aries heart has a vision that it is possible to follow my passion and have it provide the income that can sustain a good life for my family and myself. At this stage of my life I wish to prove this dream is possible. It is a value that I have held fast for most of my life. I believe we all have passions and talents and these are what we came here to contribute. The uniqueness of our special mix is our creative offering to a utopia where, if each person’s forte is honoured and valued, we can together create a life that exceeds what we can individually dream.

What to do when we grow up? We must do what we love and what we are drawn to play with. Where that focus doesn’t immediately appear to result in a shared usefulness, we continue to support the folly. In time it will reveal and display its perfect gift.

Have I lived this vision? Often, and with great success, but then I have also second guessed that my offerings are only worthwhile for me. That no-one else could possibly find value from my fanciful perspective. Many times I have taken other work to ‘make ends meet’ for which I have no natural aptitude and although I get a wage for average work, the money never quite seems to sustain. In fact, being divorced from my true love has caused me injury and the money earned seemed to disappear in an attempt to fill the wounds that result from a lack of fulfilment.

For sometime now I have vowed to follow my heart without concern for the consequences. This is the life I have come to live and as Aries knows it is better to fail and follow your passion than live a half-life of inactivity and idle frustration. It is remarkable how much pleasure one gets from being continually engaged with what one loves. Time and effort have no meaning as one dwells happily in an alternative reality.

This Libra Full Moon I have been busy with bookings for my services. I have had the most delightful time with the most amazing people who are finding ways to live true to themselves, whilst I live true to me. There have been tears and laughter, great loss to be grieved alongside excitement as new possibilities are magically unfolding. Most of all there is so much love for life, for others, for children, for partners and for the world we are devising together. Libra shows us that the quest we have set upon is actually possible. We catch a glimpse of what we are creating. Like a chivalrous Knight, soak your love’s handkerchief in the promise made manifest over the Full Moon and wear its colours on your breast as a reminder of why you have embarked on this journey.

Image: Walter Crane “Elves and Fairy Painters, from ‘The Snowman’ 1899

Libra Full Moon: Trusting the Attraction

Aries’ journey is reaching its climax over the next few days with the Full Moon in Libra.

I have found the journey rather breathless.  I think of Aries as the newborn babe and, like a newborn myself, know that at some level I also have stepped over the threshold into a completely new realm. I am at the centre of a new world and everything shines brightly as if encountered for the first time. My journey this cycle has been about trusting that this is all okay. The universe really does have my back.

As a newborn we are the centre of our world. As helpless and vulnerable as that baby is, there is no frantic rush to do anything. There is an expectation that all will be provided. This is how I have experienced this Arian energy. There is only the moment, in which magical things appear. One doesn’t assess, weigh or judge the value of the thing presenting itself, it only requires a little attention and perhaps a response if it resonates with us. Reassurance comes not from the mind, which  hasn’t yet learnt how to discriminate, but from our instinctive responses.

Aries have a reputation of being selfish. How puzzling that must be for them. What self? I am… I am…. I am…  What else can I be? What else is there?

There is the unexplored here and as I embrace this commitment to be in this unique reality I respond to the desire to go with each impulse; knowing that if I keep seeking what feels good I will not only survive but thrive. I am exhilarated by the excitement in discovery and have no desire for the old. I know this is the path I carve and by following each urge, something completely original shall result. The promise is that I, like every other individual, have been born to add my indispensable unique piece/peace to this brave new world.

Now we encounter the Libra Full Moon – the opposite to our Aries instinct. Do we now have to accommodate the other?  Is this where our newborn Aries instinct has to conform, to allow space for all others to express themselves? With Libra we have consciousness, we have perspective and in that perspective we can call what is right and wrong. Do we now edit the Aries urges and make them acceptable to the people we love?

This last two weeks, allowing myself to follow and trust the urges that arise in the moment without censorship, I have experienced great joy. When I have felt lost and anxious I have paused and consulted my internal compass for a better feeling place.  Aries knows when it is off track and gets immediately frustrated, angry and impatient. My commitment to honour myself, as if a baby in it’s own care, has brought me always back to how to soothe my mewling. This inner spark must be allowed to burn. What I have learnt is that my Aries babe always wants to feel better, feel peace, feel love, experience the beauty that lies ahead in this exciting new land. I realise that Aries is not opposed to the peace and harmony that Libra offers. Aries is on a quest to merge with everything that feels good and that is Libra. He knows that life is not worth living without the beauty, love and peace that Libra represents. In Aries one doesn’t go, one is drawn.

This Full Moon offers us true self-acceptance. The trust that by following our unique desires we are creating a harmonious world.

Image: “Highlining at Cathedral Peak, Yosemite, California”Photograph by Mikey Schaefer 

This is an excerpt from the National Geographic article quoting Dean Potter the highliner in the picture. Everything here exemplifies the Aries spirit.

“On the highline my thoughts are simple and clear,” says pioneering rock climber, BASE jumper, and wing suit flyer Dean Potter. “Fundamental needs shine through the mental clutter. I focus completely on my breath, my connection with the line, and making it safely to the other side.” This highline was set up on the summit of Cathedral Peak, in Yosemite National Park, at an elevation of 10,911 feet. Though Potter is untethered, he is in control. “I’ve always been a ‘free soloist.’ Whatever I do, I long to be untethered and free,” notes Potter. “I am completely confident with my ability to catch the line if I were to fall.”

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