The blue moon: A blue moon does not appear blue in the night sky. Rather, it was named “blue” because of its rareness; the second full moon in one calendar month. Contrary to its irregular presence, the 31st March, 2018 marks the second blue moon in just 3 months. This rare incident last occurred in 1999 and will not be witnessed again until 2037.

In addition to having two full moons and one new, March has been full of activity. Because it is the third month of the year and the number 3 relates to communication (numerology) and cooperation (tarot), we may have experienced much shifting and fluxing in our personal relationships. We were likely able to work together with others for a common goal.  We likely had a faster-paced, very social month. As this was a genuinely charming experience, we are about to head into a far slower period. For this we can thank Mercury retrograde.  https://soulsticespirit.com/2017/04/09/mercury-retrograde-what-does-it-mean/ Because Mercury itself is the planet of communication, when it turns retrograde its effects will put a screeching halt to the beautiful social butterfly essence of March.

As with all full moons, this is a time for release. The full moon is the culmination of the lunar cycle, meaning that it is now time to release that which no longer serves our highest good. This particular moon is in Libra which is the sign of balance and justice. In terms of personal relationships, we will find ourselves assessing whether or not we are having all of our needs met- and whether or not we are providing a healthy relationship for our partners. Because the focus of the Libra is on balance and Justice, we are more readily able to view our relationships more objectively. What is off balance? What can we do to bring ourselves and our relationships back to balance?

Too, due to the Libran influence we will be more readily able to detach from those aspects of our lives that continue to throw us off balance. Any addictions such as substances, drama, attachments to other people or past experiences will be illuminated as that which must be released. Though these aspects of our lives will be easy to spot, their releases may take strong courage and conviction. It is up to us to step up and do the work to become more streamlined versions of ourselves.

Conjunct to the full moon in Libra is the sun in the sign of Aries. Aries, a fire sign, encourages action before thought. It is important that during this 48 hour full moon period we take extra caution to think before we act. We must always remember to take stock of how our actions and words will affect others. Remember that once we have spoken, we cannot un-speak our words. Aries, the sign of the ram, embodies the “charge!” element of our animalistic nature. While this has the potential to create an environment where we are constantly “butting heads” with each other, we can also utilize this energy to take charge of any projects we have let fall by the wayside. With the sun in Aries, this is an excellent time to revisit old ideas and run with them!

Since the times of the ancients, blue moons have been considered a time of great fortune. Whether we choose to spend this blue full moon in meditation on our hearts desires, engaged in full moon ritual or dancing in a full moon drum circle, this moon promises to be one of joy and freedom!

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