April 06, 2020 2 min read
Picture courtesy of Lori Menna/Cosmic Collage
On April 7th, embrace the power of the Super Pink Moon, sweeties -- it’s Libra time! What could be better energetically than a Supermoon and the first Full Moon of spring?
The April moon is second in a series of three supermoons and according to astronomers, will in fact be the brightest full moon of 2020. Despite the name, this moon will not appear pink, in actuality the name alludes to the color of flowers that start blooming in April. Other names for this moon are the Sprouting Grass Moon or Egg Moon as well as Fish Moon.
Libra is a diplomatic sign, all about balance. They are the most peace-loving sign of the zodiac. So, the Libra full moon is a time when we want to focus on keeping the peace and surrounding ourselves with harmony. With the world being in a state of chaos, many find themselves becoming unraveled, fearful and indecisive.
More than anything, Libra desires balance (I should know, I am a triple Libra!), so this moon ushers in a time to focus on areas we have neglected and restoring balance to our lives, focusing on the root chakra to keep us centered and grounded.
Give yourself time for some self-reflection, conscious thought, and self- love. We can emerge from all this as long as we also take care of the self. And speaking of self, this air sign is ruled by Venus, making it a perfect time to work on those pesky relationship issues that need some help especially before the upcoming Venus retrograde on May 13th .
Like all things of a watery nature (we are, after all, about 70% water), we are affected by the phases of the moon. The moon is named after the ancient Roman Moon Goddess Luna. She had 3 aspects: Diana in the heavens, Luna on Earth, and Hecate, in the underworld. Tuning in to the phases of the moon as well as the attributes of the goddesses can empower one to find peace and understanding as we move through the cycle that is life.
And finally, the night of a full moon is an especially potent time for a smudging. Burn a dried sage bundle or stick of palo santo and simply waft your entire body as well as your home, saying aloud, “I release all that no longer serves me for my highest good.”
Libra rules the lumbar spine, kidneys and adrenal glands. Please enjoy this body-love yoga ritual.
Bow~Chaturanga~Upward Dog~Downward Dog~Dancer~Warrior~II~Reverse Warrior~Goddess~Tree~Easy Pose Stay in Easy Pose and begin Nadi Shodhana. This breathing technique restores balance and harmony to the body, mind and spirit, leaving the Libra to feel most relaxed and at ease.
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