Wednesday, March 20 @ 6:43 p.m. PDT/9:43 p.m. EDT
Full Moon Names: Full Worm Moon
Plant partners: Magnolia, violet, daisies
Keywords & Themes: harmony, balance, justice, legalities, equilibrium, connection, beauty, goodness, marriage, partnership, collaboration, complementary, diplomacy
This year’s spring equinox is “super” special because of the Libra Full Supermoon that occurs around three hours later on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:43 p.m. PDT or 9:43 p.m. EDT. Though this phrase gets thrown around a lot, it’s less common than you would think. It refers to a very specific astronomical happening when the moon is at its closest distance to Earth therefore makes it seem larger due to its proximity. The full moons on January 21 and February 19 were also full supermoons. The next series of supermoons will begin in fall of 2020.
Unlike the new moon when the moon is drowned out by the sun’s light, the full moon is a time when the sky is a glow with the soft pale moonlight. In astrology the moon represents our emotions, feelings, needs, and home life. During a full moon these aspects of self are highlighted, and the emotional body often becomes more powerful than other parts of ourselves. For this reason, to me it’s an ideal time for coming back to the body and self-care to nourish the ripe emotions that may come up during this lunar phase.
Astrologically this full moon occurs in the sign of Libra, known for its desire for harmony, balance, and fairness. Libra concerns itself with complementarity as well as art and aesthetic, so this full moon could kick start creativity or more equality in relating. The shadow side of Libra leans into co-dependency or people pleasing. While emotions can run high at the full moon, this could also indicate avoiding emotion or conflict to keep the peace to the detriment of superficiality.
When Libra expresses most powerfully it is in service of justice and when in its shadow expression may hold onto things or people too long. Related concepts or complexes to keep an eye on: conflict avoidance, co-dependency, fear of shadow, Cinderella (desire to be taken care of), or extreme people pleasing.
Opposite this full moon sits Chiron, an asteroid and meteor hybrid, representing places of possible abandonment or insecurity. In our personal astrology charts, Chiron points to places where we hold pain or may feel a sense of unlovability. This energy with the full moon could bring up inadequacy in partnership or fear of attachment patterns of fear or avoidance in relating. However, this full moon feels to you, or not, the themes of Libra and spring offer phases of coming back into balance and new beginnings.
Emotional // Invite spring inside your home and internal realm by putting spring flowers or something bright into the Eastern-facing area of the your home or make an egg dish as a symbol of fertility
Spiritual // Create an altar with natural elements such as flowers, plants, and spring symbolism such as ladybug or bees
Intellect // Read up on books about attachment or co-dependency, a simple Google search will do;)
Physical // Sun salutations at sunrise with some balancing poses to honor equal parts day and night seem like a stellar way to greet spring season (and Aries likes to get an early start to the day)