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Things Know Full Moon Libra
Opposing The Sun in Aries

by Rebecca Brents

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From Mar 2002*

This particular Full Moon -- like all the other combinations -- occurs once a year, but its special flavor focuses on the need to be independent versus the need to cooperate with others. Right now, everyone is feeling both those concerns to an unusual extent -- and the conflict feels especially prickly.

This is a time when you'll want to forge ahead -- but you have to wait for the other people around you to get their act together, because the things you want to do aren't things you can accomplish all by yourself. You have ambitions you want to reach for ... but you are hampered by the need to "be nice" and "think of others, too." You are charged up with self-confidence and energy ... but you have to negotiate your tactics for the sake of social harmony.

The Devil on one shoulder is urging you to take care of Number One, Go for the Gold, and strike while the iron is hot. The Angel on the other shoulder is clucking about how you don't want to seem pushy, you don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, you don't want to give the wrong impression.

You start to see why the Full Moon's energy can drive people crazy. Two steps forward; two steps back. Doing the Ambivalence Waltz.

Just remember everyone is feeling the tug of these inner tides right now, and consequently everybody's feeling a little bit nuts. Under stress, this Full Moon Aries / Libra energy creates circumstances where you feel on edge, easily upset, irritable, frustrated, fussy, anxious, belligerent, and conciliatory ... all at the same time. You may tell somebody off ... only to insist in the next breath, while on the edge of tears yourself, that you really didn't mean what you just said -- you don't know what got into you.

Welcome to PMS in the realm of the cosmos. Only, as I've said ... everybody's got this problem. So take a deep breath and let life mellow out. Try not to punch anyone's lights out today ... 'cause you'll only feel guilty afterwards if you do.

* Articles in the extensive series "Things to Know About" are constructed from information originally published in Step-by-Step, our Premium Members several-times a week Astrology Ezine. This Ezine has been continuously published since late November 2001. The material is published here mostly for my convenience. It is not intended to be finished, organized, polished or even complete. Some of it may be notes that don't even make a lot of sense, but you're welcome to look at it.

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His Majesty ... The Sun -- The Center of Our Solar System ---> The Sun is perhaps the most rudimentary and reliable chronometer ... "measure or marker of time" ... we have. It is certainly the most obvious. It rises every morning ... and sets every evening. It has been doing so for millions of years. It will continue this rhythm past the time limits any human mind can imagine.

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Major Aspects of the Moon ---> The Moon in its travels -- The Moon, in its travels around the earth, cycles through all twelve signs of the Zodiac every twenty-eight to thirty days. It changes signs about every two and a half days. In each new sign, the Moon forms angles with the other planets in the sky, angles which are occasionally quite significant (called major aspects) and which mark the ebb and flow of both easy and irritating moments in everyday life.

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The Next Lunar Aspect Will Be:
The Moon in Gemini Square Neptune in Pisces on Fri 26th of May 2017 at 4:24 am MDT

The Moon Will Be Void of Course:
from Sat 27th of May 2017 at 12:19 am MDT until it enters Cancer on Sat 27th of May 2017 at 5:25 am MDT


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