Dear ones, we are welcoming in our next full moon on Sunday 28th March at 6:22am(gmt). The March full moon goes by a few different names, I was particularly drawn to the name The Sap Moon which relates to the rising sap in the trees at this time of year. I love this idea of our own life force and creative energy rising within us as Spring is now well and truly underway. This full moon is also called the Worm Moon, the Paschal Moon and the Sugar Moon. It's the first full moon after the Spring Equinox which takes place on March 20th and is in the Air sign of Libra - how wonderful as the season of Spring is associated with the element of air and both Libra and Equinox signify balance!
Both Spring and the element of Air welcome in renewal, inspiration, creativity and a feeling of hope which feels so needed after a long and heavy winter. The sun will have also moved into the sign of Aries (this happens on the same day as the Equinox) so we have another sense of renewal and rebirth as we begin a new zodiac cycle. We are entering the season of the Maiden archetype! The Maiden is the part of us that is sovereign - beholden to no one. The Maiden is creative, curious, playful, courageous, sensual and follows her whimsy and her wonder! It's time to shake off the heaviness of winter and bid farewell to the Crone. It's time to unfurl and emerge from the sleep of winter like the plants in the garden.
For this full moon we will have the sun in the fire sign of Aries and the moon in the air sign of Libra. Aries is all about our relationship to self and Libra is all about balancing this by looking at our relationships with others. This full moon invites us to balance our own needs with the needs of others, and learn to give and receive in equal measure. Libras are always seeking for balance and harmony and are the peacekeepers of the Zodiac. This can sometimes be at personal cost as they often put their own needs and wishes at the bottom of the list and can get into the habit of denying themselves pleasure. With the arrival of Spring and Aries season we can fully step into our Maiden energy and create boundaries around time for our self, going after what we want and voicing our own needs and desires!
This full moon teaches us how to balance the fierce, independent and self assured energy of Aries with Libra’s wish for peace and harmony with others. It’s an opportunity for us to see how much of our energy is spent people pleasing - you may need some more Aries devil may care attitude, or if you spend too much energy caught up in yourself - add in some of Libra’s air qualities of connection, harmony and communication. Libra teaches us that we are all interconnected in a web of humanity, everything we do affects others and the actions of others also have an effect on us, this is being illuminated not just by the glow of the full moon but also by our current global situation.
Libra's ruling planet is Venus, the planet of love, beauty, abundance and pleasure. There is a lot of shame wrapped up in us experiencing pleasure and enjoyment. Do you always feel like you have to justify yourself when you do something that is just for the sheer joy of it? We can look back to our New Moon in Pisces reflections on our creativity and ask how much we block our creative flow because of this guilt and shame. When we long to create do we then strangle that creativity with the need to be productive? That constant need to be productive is a patriarchal quality and needs to be balanced out.
“When you make pleasure your driving force, the doing is a joy and the outcome is irrelevant. When you make pressure your driving force, the doing is a stress and the outcome is always changing. It is irrelevant what you are doing, what is relevant is the undercurrent of emotion that is driving it. You can change your entire life, but if you don’t update the system nothing will really change.” - Rise Sister Rise
At times such as these when we are dealing with a lot of fear, anxiety and uncertainty, it's a beautiful practice to connect with the divine via the Goddess. Goddesses associated with Spring help us to connect with our inner maiden, with the abundance of mother nature and with our creativity. Here are a few suggestions:
Blodewedd, Eos, Saraswati, Eostre (Ostara), Flora, Persephone, Polik Mana, Freya.
Libra Self Care
Libra rules the lower back, hips, kidneys and bladder so be gentle on these parts of the body as the moon journeys through Libra. Drink plenty of water and lay off the caffeine. Using springtime herbs such as nettle and Dandelion can help to gently cleanse the kidneys but its important you drink plenty of water at the same time. A yoga practice to help release the lower back and hips will not only aid in any muscular tension in these areas but will also help to release old emotions that have been stored here - perfect for the full moon when emotions are heightened and brought to the surface. You could also work with crystals to support and balance the Sacral chakra such as Carnelian and red jasper as well as working with crystals to support the heart chakra such as rose quartz, emerald and green aventurine.
Tune into Libra's balancing and harmonizing energies with essential oils of Geranium - for balance, Bergamot - for harmony and Rose - for love. These are beautiful together and make a gorgeous bath recipe or body oil. Rose is often the symbol for both Venus and the Divine Feminine so why not treat yourself to a bunch of roses to decorate the home.
I hope you've enjoyed this blog and wishing you a blessed full moon x
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