I often find myself saying things like “the New Moon is a time to start something new” or “the Full Moon is a time when temporary tensions can make things break down,” or something like that. I tend to say these things because they are generally true, and are common astrological wisdom. But sometimes, we should try to remember the old wisdom that the end of one story is the beginning of another. This week’s Full Moon in Sagittarius carries powerful potential for both endings and beginnings.
Maybe there is something in your life that needs to end. It might be a relationship or a career path, or it may be a recurring pattern within a relationship or a career, or a self-destructive habit. There’s probably something or other in your life that has been vexing you for the last year and a half or two years. Astrologically, that’s due to the Uranus-Pluto square. That transit has created a lot of long-standing, miserable conditions, and whatever your situation is, it probably doesn’t have a quick and easy solution. Then again, it was only a quick series of bold strokes that solve the problem of the Gordian Knot.
As I discussed in my previous blog entry on this Full Moon, there is a Mars-Pluto square that makes this weekend a particularly highly-charged time. Mars in Libra is also opposite Uranus, and that lends even more potential to make sudden and dramatic moves… whether we’re talking about yourself or someone else in your life.
Sometimes your comfort zone needs to be challenged. And sometimes your comfort zone only exists because it’s accommodating some greater discomfort you’re avoiding.
… And how well has that worked out for you so far?
This Full Moon also coincides with an exact Venus-Saturn opposition. Under the best of circumstances, a Venus-Saturn opposition has a heavy feeling, and can create a lot of drag on the situations that Venus rules: namely, love and finances. If you’re facing difficulties in those departments that appear to be a temporary glitch, then perhaps now is not the time to throw the baby out with the bathwater. But you may find yourself in the middle of a situation that has become prolonged and dragged out and will only get heavier in the next few days.
In a situation like that, sometimes it’s the best thing for everyone and everything to make the break yourself, rather than waiting for the roof to cave in and relieve you of it by accident. Sometimes, even when a big move seems potentially dangerous and destructive, you just got to jump. Jump NOW.
(Even if you haven’t got a clue what the heck “Babylon 5” is… this clip makes a pretty handy metaphor for what I’m talking about. If so… it might just speak to you anyway. Sometimes leaping into the unknown is the obvious best choice.)
If you’ve been fighting against a situation like that, this may be the weekend to strap on your helmet and go into battle. And as is so often the case with life’s major conflicts, once you enter the fray you may discover that the things you blamed on someone else were really at least as much your own doing, whether it’s because you were avoiding something you feared, or because you thought you were doing “the right thing,” or simply because you thought accommodating the situation would somehow make it change.
The good news is: once you discover that a great deal of your opponent’s strength was strength that you lent him, you are half way to winning back your life simply by refusing to cooperate with that dynamic.
If any of this sounds like a situation find yourself in now, then this weekend offers real and positive solutions for the long-term. If your cause is just, then put on your helmet, sharpen your sword, and be brave. That should prove to be what’s needed to make the change you’ve got to have.