March 28th, 2021
I love astrological oppositions so much: I talk about them with all my clients in probably every session, and I’m certain I’ve written about my love of oppositions here before. Part of why I’m certain about it, aside from my obsession with them, is that full moons are actually an opposition: they are when every month, the moon is 180 degrees away from the sun, reflecting light back to us from the sun completely. So every month I think about oppositions while I write these full moon horoscopes, and I think, damn, I really love thinking about oppositions.
The zodiac is made up of twelve signs that form six oppositions, six polarities, axis, siblinghoods that describe parts of our being. The Aries and Libra opposition speaks to our need for autonomy and our need for connection: Aries says “I am” and Libra says “I connect.” What I love about oppositions is that they teach us what these supposedly opposite concepts have in common: opposites are not two things that are diametrically different, but two things that differ on what they relate about.
For instance, up and down are opposites about direction; big and small about size: but the two concepts need their difference in order to relate. Aries and Libra is about our sense of self. For Aries, determined and individualistic, for Libra, through connection and mirrored back to the self, but both ultimately about that quest for self knowledge.
Full Moon in Libra and Venus Cazimi
This full moon gets extra Libra energy because Libra’s ruling planet Venus is currently conjunct the sun in an astrological occurance called a cazimi: this happens when a planet is conjunct the sun, and brings the energy of that planet into bright light and focus. Venus is the planet that rules our connections and our care. Close to the sun, it means these parts of our lives feel in focus, and in the sign of Aries, we’ll be focusing very much on how these connections and feelings make *us* feel.
Presently, I’m writing this on the evening of the full moon, and looking out the window from my desk I see just a little glimpse of light coming from where the moon is hidden on a cloudy night. Our connections to each other are the most important and tenuous part of our lives, and they have been challenged so deeply in this past year.
In the wake of this full moon and Venus cazimi I hope you can hold your closest connections close to you, and recognize that letting someone in doesn’t threaten your own sense of self.