We have a Full Moon on the Easter Weekend that is the second Blue Moon this year, which means it is a rather rare and special event. Since astrology is a symbolical language there are correlations here to the theme represented by the Easter festival, such as passing/crossing over, resurrection and renewal and this is not surprising, considering this Full Moon is the culmination of the Pisces lunation cycle that started out with the New Moon conjunct Chiron in Pisces and will end with Chiron having entered Aries and thus crossed over the Aries Point – we’re looking here at the closing of a long cycle and the start of a new one and we’re literally shifting from the omega point to the alpha point.
The Sabian Symbol for the Pisces New Moon was “The harvest moon illumines a clear autumnal sky. Keynote: The light of fulfillment that blesses work well done – CONSUMMATION.” This implies that some long-standing issue will come to an end during this cycle and this issue is related to salvation, suffering, sacrificing, saving, bridging, a missing link or part, crossing over, the healing of a wound, the closing of a gap, insights or revelations that could hurt or leave us disillusioned etc. In addition, an image we had of ourselves or a role we slipped into related to the victim, martyr and perpetrator triad will be transcended. Whether it’s obvious on the ‘outside’ or not – spring has sprung (the vernal equinox also happened shortly after the New Moon).
Preceding the Libra Full Moon is Venus’ ingress to Taurus, her spring sign, where she will be traversing until April 24. This adds a different flavor to the Full Moon, who is ruled over by Venus. Up until yesterday night Venus was in Aries, disposited by Mars, and our priorities and values up to this point were driven by initiative, impulsiveness, survival needs, acting on desires and wants and this included fighting for our values, security or what we have and own. Now Venus in Taurus corresponds to a period when we seek to build up emotional and financial wellbeing and security, sustain and tend to relationships, attachments and talents and accumulate possessions, when we want to secure what we have and feel more comfortable in our own skin, when we prefer routine and repetition as well as comfort and complacency and indulge our senses.
Venus is holding a semi-sextile with Pallas after Pallas just made ingress to Gemini, a sign that adds flexibility, adaptability and objectivity to our mental strategies and maneuvering. Consequently, we will be more inclined to look at both sides of an issue and keep an open mind, instead of insisting on having things our way or pursuing the same tactics time and again and then adjust our values and priorities accordingly.
With the Full Moon in Libra, issues concerning Self versus important others are coming to a head and have to be confronted, integrated and reconciled by coming to an agreement, opting for the middle way as well as by way of negotiating, harmonizing and balancing.
The story weaved by the symbolical language of the Sabians is as follows: ‘The harvest moon that illumines a clear autumnal sky’ (Sabian Symbol for the Pisces New Moon) has been replaced by ‘a professor peering over his glasses at his students’ (Sabian Symbol for the Libra Full Moon) – whatever we’re reaping or whatever situation or image is ending or transcending is leading to a new set of circumstances that needs to be looked at or pondered for its future potential. Therefore, ‘the airplane that sails high in the sky’ (Sabian Symbol for the Libra New Moon from October of last year), or in other words, ‘standing above an issue by transcending the conflicts and pressures of the personal life’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Libra New Moon) has made us into ‘the ruler of a nation’ (Sabian Symbol for the Aries Sun), suggesting that we’re claiming power and control over our own life after we realized that we need to act, assert ourselves or do something (Aries) to restore the balance or a sense of justice and fairness in our life (Libra).
The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 10:44 Libra states:
“A Professor peering over his glasses at his students. Keynote: Problems attending the transmission of knowledge in a special cultural setup – INSTRUCTION.”
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 10:44 Aries states:
“The ruler of a nation. Keynote: The power resulting from the formal integration of the collective desire for order – CENTRALIZATION OF POWER.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 178-179 and 57, respectively)
Tarot card of the day is the “2 of Swords”, representing a delicate balance. We may feel as though we have reached an impasse or even a stalemate. What is needed is a truce so that the problems we’re dealing with can be resolved using logic and the intellect, especially if we don’t know how to proceed. It’s a card of choice that could require from us to make a split decision. There is a sense of being caught between a rock and a hard place, which could make decision-making difficult or, on the other hand, could have us torn by indecision or opposing choices. Awareness of the consequences of our decisions is therefore imperative. However, resolutions will be found and a new beginning is arising out of this.