On March 28th, 2021 we have a Full Moon in Libra, one of the most intense Full Moons of the year.
The Full Moon is at 8° Libra, and Sun, Venus and Chiron are all conjunct very very tightly at 8° Aries, opposing the Moon. The Full Moon is trine Mars in Gemini and Saturn in Aquarius and forms a beautiful aspect pattern called “Kite”.
If you look at the chart of the Full Moon in Libra you will see a kite-shaped pattern with the Moon at the base, and the Sun, Venus and Chiron heading upwards.
The Moon in Libra is the propeller of this kite, guiding its moves. Sun, Venus and Chiron are at the apex – finding new avenues of creative expression.
The Moon is in Libra, and Libra is the sign of relationships. Moon in Libra is very accommodating and quickly picks on the moods and needs of others.
The Sun, Venus and Chiron are in Aries, the 1st sign of the zodiac, so they are concerned with the Self (NOT with others).
The Full Moon in Libra opposite the planets in Aries will create a conflict between our need to be in relationships and our need to be true to ourselves.
Aries And Libra – Me vs The Other
Let’s get back to basics, and talk a bit about Aries and Libra. When the Full Moon is in Libra, the Sun is always in the opposite sign, Aries, so we are dealing with Aries-Libra polarity.
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and it is a symbol for “Me”.
A healthy focus on “Me” is vital to our survival. You need to put your oxygen mask on first before helping others.
But too much focus on “Me”, and we never grow up. Without a partner, without a “mirror”, we get stuck in our bubble.
The fear of losing our identity can make us afraid of relationships, and even when we get involved with someone, we tend to dominate them so we can get things “our way”.
Libra is the sign of “The Other”. Having relationships with other people – any type of relationship – is a vital survival skill.
In fact, historians say that Homo Sapiens ‘won’ the evolution game thanks to their ability to establish social networks and having “good relationships skills”.
However, too much focus on our partners (Libra) and we lose ourselves, and stop trusting our instincts (Aries). When we rely too much on other people we develop codependency issues.
Of course, a healthy balance between Me and the Other is key.
How Do We Find It?
A Full Moon in Libra by itself does a pretty good job at reconciling the “Me vs. Other” conflict. But the Sun-Venus-Chiron conjunction in Aries will take this process one level deeper, by helping us get to the root of our wounding.
The concept of duality – and the reconciliation of this duality – is at the core of Chiron.
Chiron is a half-man, half-horse centaur, a symbol for our attempts to make the conflicting sides of psyche our work as an integral whole.
A centaur looks awkward: is it a human, or a horse? What kind of ‘creature’ is that? Disgusted by his appearance, Chiron’s mother abandons him at birth.
Therefore, Chiron’s primal wound is the wound of rejection. This rejection wound is a metaphor for our identity wound: when the world rejects us just because we are being ourselves.
Chiron is eventually adopted by Apollo (the Sun) and learns from him the art of healing, prophecy and astrology. These gifts, combined with Chiron’s natural animal, raw connection to nature, helped him become the greatest healer and teacher of his time.
Chiron – The Deepest Wound, The Greatest Gift
In the end, it was EXACTLY Chiron’s dual nature that allowed him to reach his full potential. It was EXACTLY his half-human, half-horse “package” his mother initially rejected, that was his greatest gift.
Chiron is a symbol of what feels awkward and unacceptable at first, but if integrated, eventually becomes our greatest gift.
It’s important to remember that Chiron was wounded when he was a newborn and his mental functions were not yet developed. If someone rejects us in our adulthood, we may feel a bit bad, but we eventually get over it.
However, in childhood, we are not equipped to handle the pain of rejection. Chiron’s wound is deeply rooted in our past and requires a lot of digging.
The good news is that if we do dig and bring this wound to the surface, we heal. As adults, we DO have the resources to transform our wound into a gift.
The primal Chironic wound keeps us broken, alienated and separated. When we finally heal it, we become “whole again”.
Chiron And The Full Moon In Libra
How does Chiron fit in the Full Moon in Libra narrative?
Chiron has a special relationship with Aries and Libra: it spends the longest time in Aries, and the shortest time in Libra, so the Aries-Libra axis is a Chiron-sensitive axis. This means that Chiron understands very well the dynamics of this polarity axis.
The path to wholeness is not a solo-journey.
In fact, we can only find out who we are when we interact with other people. We learn about ourselves and about the world through our one-on-one relationships.
Our partner (spouse, friend, therapist etc.) is a mirror for us, and we are a mirror for them. In a relationship, we bounce back words, ideas and feelings. And is this one-on-one interaction that keeps us ‘sane’ and ‘in check’ with reality.
The Full Moon In Libra – Whole Again
We are wired to find wholeness through others, and the Chiron-flavored Full Moon in Libra will give us a profound understanding of what it means to be “whole”.
Chiron conjunct Sun and Venus will expose all our vulnerabilities, asking us to “get real” and show up as we are – without masks or filters.
And the Moon in Libra will remind us that we can only find wholeness in the inherent duality of a relationship with Another.
Here are some questions for reflection for the upcoming Full Moon in Libra:
- How do I find myself through my relationships?
- Which personality traits do I keep attracting in my partners? Why is that?
- What are the benefits of healthy conflict and being vulnerable?
- How do I care about others and still show up as I truly am?
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