Libra Full Moon : The Pink Full Moon | Tuesday April 11, 2017 6:08 UTC
Tonight's/Tomorrow's Full Moon is in the sign of LIBRA. Libra is the sign of relationships. It is 180 degrees from the sign Aries. Aries rules the realm of self and ego. As above, so below. Libra brings the relationship we have with the self from below to above and reflects our relationship to self through others. Libra is particularly concerned with romantic relationships, business partnerships, and marriage. Libra correlates with the heart chakra; the bridge between the upper chakras and lower chakras. Libra teaches us the divine principle of balance and how to balance in the face of our divine reflections. And by divine reflection, meaning anyone and anything we encounter.
Relationships are built on intimacy. Intimacy requires a certain about of tension. It takes a certain amount of tension to find balance between self and other. There is often an idea that relationships are intimate when one person does whatever the other person wants or when both people lose themselves. This dynamic often creates an imbalance that soon enough will come to the surface in any given form - resent, anger, sadness, or an abandonment. When one or more person leaves their self to be in a said relationship, the relationship lacks an energetic tension and the ability to give new form and creation. Think of the stories of people in partnership who said they gave up their dreams, their truth and their integrity to make the partnership work...and it often ends with the person leaving the partnership.
Sometimes we leave ourself because we fear that in a relationship our full self cannot be tolerated. I have definitely feared that certain parts of me were necessary to abandon in order to keep a relationship going. When we fear that the other person or ourself cannot be with any given true self, we have a choice - we either can leave that part or we can perhaps invite the part in and practice being with all the discomfort of having this part in the relationship - not fixing the part or forcing the part to conform, but being with it and witnessing it.
There can be room for 2 (and/or more!) needs in a partnership. Each individual in a relationship is allowed to have their needs and desires and personalities. If one person's needs intimidate another person's - there can be an opportunity to be with the tension of the varying needs. Being with the tension is a sure way to bring intimacy. Being with the tension implies a meditation in being with the illusion of opposition and learning balance. When we try to do something about tension or fix the tension - we abandon each other. We put our attention to the illusion of opposition rather than one another and the energy of the relationship.
My recent medicine has been in the form of less "doing". I am a chronic do-er and recovering fix-er. I still have relapses. I am noticing there is something very special about not stepping into fix and instead bringing my full presence to the way it feels - breathing into all of the tension and sense of not knowing. Learning to relax into the the tension seems to be key these days.
The full moon in Libra exalts our relationships. Time to see how we are relating to the tension within us and the tension that shows up on the outside. One of the reasons I love Kundalini Yoga is that it has taught me how to witness tension and even at times befriend tension. It is possible. On the other side of tension is a space that is beyond words.
Many Full Moon Blessings to you!!! May you keep rising up to the tension that comes on your path, look it right in its face and breathe. Sat Nam.