Sunday, April 01, 2007

Emotional Tug of War: Full Moon in Libra (April 2)

Every War is a Tug of War.

Since war implies conflict you can't have one unless one side is battling against another side.

They're the folk who will be excited with the Libra Full Moon on April 2.

Libra is the midway sign in the Astrological Circle, implying a middle ground, a dividing line. "me" and "you" for instance. Libra is the sign of partnership (we know the rumor about single Libras and their inevitable depression).

Since Full Moons are are a completion, a release and a peak emotional time, and Libra is the sign of the "other", then it's a sure sign of an emotional tug of war in some area of our lives.

Is a relationship about to change? They always are. Will it end? That depends on many factors. What is certain is that when one end releases their end of the rope/bargain/deal the game is up.
Since every fight is a fight with ourselves (nobly brought to us by an outside who plays their role with amazing dexterity to help us "get through it", and every "other" (friend, lover, parent, boss, stranger, enemy, business client) is "us" (us in another form), then this is a funny old time. We get to incestuously play off with another in either a fun and feisty way, or buy into the illusion that there is a "me" versus "them" situation to fight, in which case we're lost chasing illusions.

Remember, as long as we take one side (I'm good, she's bad, I'm right, he's wrong, I am a happy person, they are sad people) you automatically must bring in its polar opposite to balance out. Nature loves balance. Night/Day, Dry/Wet, Hot/Cold, Male/Female.

The Polarity Dance on Earth has always been a fun one, but it's time is waning. As the fFull Moon shines in this particular Libra phase, we're tested on how fulfilled we are with the people we're bringing in - but it goes deeper, how fulfilled we are in ourselves, is determined by how much peace we bring in from the outside (in the form of helpful people) or how much conflict we bring in (because we're torn and divided inside).

I know I'm riddled with irritation daily at the moment, since Change is wafting through my life, and I'm sure you all are. So to claim we're fully at peace would be a pretty amazing and surprising thing to say. It's not impossible, but I guess that most of us are in conflict with at least one person, situation, event or encounter.

Getting off the see-saw, letting go of the rope, ends the game. Remember that, the next conflict you are Just about to step into. Even the one with yourself "is it right to do A, should I have said this instead, should I open Door 1 or Door 5, should I stay or go etc etc. Give up the indecision. When you choose, reality adjusts around your decision and opens up new doors. But you must decide.

What happens now will help you work out which partnerships you want and which you don't. They're all helpful (in aiding you to come to some sort of truce or resolution inside) but which ones are you enjoying? After all, I believe the quest for enlightenment, should be a fun one.
Growth doesn't HAVE to be painful!

This Full Moon hits my natal Pluto (and will hit yours too if you were born late 75 to late 78). So it should be interesting to see what karmic challenges await and what powerful emotions and new pathways will open up as those of us in this time period will get to step into our power and focus on the work we came here to do.

For everyone else, whether the relationship issues are small or large, it's ALL ABOUT US. It's deeply personal. You choose whether to stop or go. You can cut someone off if it's unhealthy or you can sign a new contract because you want to grow with someone. We're dancing with many partners and whoever said we only have one soul-mate, is mistaken.

Each person we meet on the path is a soul-mate. Whether we're single or commited to someone, we're all in relationship - with life, with pets, with strangers, with lovers, with family, with friends. No one is alone. Even the relationship with our mind is a strong and lifelong union. Each person outside of ourselves though, is a bud who's here to help us get closer to ourselves, through the intimate moments spent with another.

Whether we choose to spend most moments locked in an embrace of conflict, or an embrace of mutual respect and sharing, it's a personal choice only we can make.

Since you can never escape the Art of Sharing:

Who are you dancing with
and why?



Kelly Martin said...

Neil, your astrology is so flippin accurate its unreal!

Like you, not only am I experiencing bubbles of irritation daily at the moment but great huge waves of cleansing taking place on many many levels. I had a feeling the full moon was nearing so this makes a lot of sense. I just wrote a blog on yet more awarenesses and fears and onion layers being revealed.

Do the planets highlight a rest period soon? yet? or a time of integration that may be more gentler? just curious (smile!).

Hugs and thanks
Kelly x

Neil D Paris said...


You know, I'm sure a lot of people feel more at ease in this period than us. If you have a Sag Moon too, Pluto is no doubt ripping you up by the heartstrings, since there's a lot to shed. I sometimes wonder 'how can I be so spiritual and yet feel like I'm still having to shed so much? In reality, the gold in the physical realm is letting go of anything blocking our realization of our spiritual essence. So I embrace this process.

Is there a relief period in sight? I say yes, at any moment when we totally let go of it all and just sit in the moment, doing something we truly enjoy, listening to a favorite song, or eating ice cream or laughing at a comedy show. I reckon right now, perhaps, for people like us, the relief is a moment by moment thing. And the rest takes care of itself while we're in what Peter Williams calls 'the midnight hour' - the time of Non time, when we float. I find that often at night when all around is soothingly quiet.

Speaking of integration - this Libra Moon is jus that - we're only out of whack if we're too strongly on either side of the seesaw.

Kelly Martin said...

Thanks Neil, yes I knew you would say the rest period would be in the NOW lol I walked into that one hehe!! soooo tonight I did something I had been resisting doing for a couple of weeks I got back to dancing around my home. I practice belly dancing twice a week at a class but I had lost the motivation to dance at home for a short while. Tonight I put some african drumming music on and danced my ass off! I am back in my legs and my body which was something I felt a lot disconnected with lately.

Thanks again hun,
Kelly x

Anna Dream Walker said...

Neil, you are so spot on. Goodness! I'm a double Aquarian... sun and moon. I can tell ya, I'd walk into one explosion, scuttle over and end up in another. It has been like going through a land mine! I almost wrote land mind. Relief? Ha-ha-ha! Floating would be nice... yes, indeed.

As Kelly said,

Hugs and thanks,


Neil D Paris said...


I know it's a pain when we har :be in the now" when all hell is breaking loose. But i find for me it's now a case of 'being' and not trying to do anything that lets the emotional dust settle and it's easier to be in the now and find Peace. Belly dancing sounds amazing - and remember, the emotional zone (chakra) is located in the stomach area so focusing here is a great grounding vehicle for Peace!

Neil D Paris said...


Loved the typo - I do that too, our unconscious is so clever isn't it. For aquarius of course it's all mental so land minds abound!
here's to all of us finding some Liba balance amidst the turbulence.