The Full Moon in Libra opposing Sun in Aries.
Today's major astrological event is the Full Moon ... between the Aries Sun and the Libra Moon, a tangle of conflicting energies that emphatically blurs the boundaries between ego concerns and relationship requirements.
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.
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