The Moon will be directly across from the Sun on Wednesday, May 7th at 3:45am in sidereal Libra in the star of Vishakha, often referred to as the “forked or branched”. The sound “Vi” is about distinction and in this star we are able to find our distinct path over time. Libra is generally about compromise and getting along with others. Here we see that in romance, work and personal life we want to ultimately find harmony. Often times we have to give a little in order to get that. In Vishakha we are learning that if we take our true soul's path, those that we are meant to be around will find us, but if we compromise on our most important values, we will always be lost in the woods of people-pleasing. At this epic juncture in our collective, we each must find our way, and know that our efforts will produce fruits over time. One of the symbols of Vishakha is a tree that has deep roots and whose branches have had time to grow in strength and are now offering rest in their shade. Another is a potter's wheel, indicating the patience and perserverance necessary if we are to truly walk our path.
We can learn a lot about these qualities now as the ruler of Libra, Venus, is her other sign of Taurus till the end of the summer and while about to start her Retrograde motion, we will still be ruminating on the ways to best walk our path with purpose but also pleasure. If we hurry and rush and force things, we will not necessarily get their faster. The pitfalls and setback along the way can cost just as much time, as moving at a more measured pace, without the beauty and harmony of getting to enjoy the walk through the woods. As both the Sun and Mercury will be moving into Taurus next week, we will see this energy begin to guide our way and our communication more and more, leading into the New Moon in Taurus, where it will be our collective vibe for a full moon cycle.
The other place where we have been learning about taking practical steps in direction of a long-term goal is with all the planets in Capricorn. Mars, our planet of action and discipline has just left this building and is going to take our anger into the realm of society and all the many structures that keep the power in the hands of the few and leave the people without. Expect to see more social uprising, on all sides, as both Jupiter and Saturn will also (along with Venus) be moving Retrograde by May 14th. As they have been holding court with Mars here, much of our energy has been devoted to the long-term survival of ourselves and the whole, but largely coming from a fear-based perspective. This is a time where individually and collectively we will be questioning our belief systems and governance, as well as what we have been afraid of and are committed to.
The veil is beginning to lift on our relationship with information explosion (Rahu in Gemini) and the very long-held, fight-till-we-die beliefs we have handcuffed ourselves to (Ketu in Sagittarius). By the end of this month, we will break free of much of the dillusion that has been holding us hostage and we will begin to see with clarity what truly is. Anything that we can imagine, can be, but we have been stuck in the pre-written narratives of those who rule by fear. On all sides, the message has been fear; it is up to us as individuals to write a new narrative and start living it into being. We each must walk our path of distinction and find each other in the light that shines through the trees. Blessed Full Moon!
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