Welcome to the Full Moon week that triggers the January 10, 2020 eclipse. The full moon is on Tuesday at 19◦ Libra, so those with lots of planets in their charts in Capricorn, Cancer, Aries and Libra are triggered with the need to take action on something to which they’ve been fussing, delaying and not addressing. The difficulty here (challenge is a better world) is how to act when we are not allowed to act as more and more states and municipalities request Shelter in Place for a few more weeks? How do we do that?
I just received an email from a condo I own in Florida, but to which I could not go, because of Shelter in Place and staying in California. This is a community of 84 units. They are an ‘older’ population but not old, but enough so that not everyone is technically astute. I suggested they have a ‘happy hour’ virtually on Zoom, but then I was asked how to do Zoom? By the way, Zoom is a free app where you can talk to anyone you invite (if they too have the app downloaded into their phone, iPad or computer) for 45 minutes. Each person who participates in these group meetings- must have the download in their hardware as well and Zoom offers an opportunity to learn a new way to communicate. (Btw I do not have stock in Zoom, just find it very useful as a teaching tool). Learning something new is possible during these times where we are stuck in our homes.
Maybe this is what this full moon is about in Aries and Libra with Mars, action, and motivation stressing Uranus, which is technology? Maybe cleaning up our computers, installations, and/or learning something new while isolated will help with what is becoming an historical social experiment that will be, in fact, written in history books or eBooks down the road. This isn’t a bad take because this week Venus, which loves beauty and social situations is in a nice conversation with practical Saturn. And with Mars, action and motivation, hanging out with Saturn (focus) earlier in the week, this is a good time to start learning those technical things that you’ve avoided.
Since Saturn entered Aquarius (for just a few months) on March 21, the message seems pretty clear that work (Saturn), is becoming virtual even for those offices and companies who did not adapt in the past, but now must because of this Black Swan of a pandemic. Nothing is truer than change. If we don’t change, we don’t adapt.
The full moon in Aries also suggests some sort of exercise, even for those who can’t seemingly exercise. It can be as simple as isometrics while sitting. Or raising legs up and down while sitting in your easy chair or sofa watching Netflix, or, walking up and down your hallways ten times in a row, perhaps even with the window open. This push to move energy is a good thing to do when the moon is peaking at its fullest. It also helps with the Depression that many may feel resulting from all the closed down options outside of ourselves that is forcing us to go inside ourselves. For those introverts out there, this isn’t that uncomfortable. For those more extroverted, this is more distressing. I get that as being with a real person is far superior to digital connections — but thank goodness we have those digital connections. The exchange is energetically but at least we have those alternate lines of communications. Anyway, there isn’t really any choice right now so let’s get creative like exercising with our friends virtually. One thing is for sure, the birth rate is probably going to drop markedly by year end if we stay in isolation any longer!
As the week finishes, Mercury finally leaves Pisces where it has been for an unusually long period of time since early February! That mush brain we’ve all been feeling should start lifting as the change takes place. And, of course, Easter and Passover are happening this week. If you celebrate Easter and normally have several children from different families gathering to find those East eggs, perhaps it is time to do a virtual Where’s Waldo type of Easter Egg hunt! It probably exists, but if it doesn’t, there is an entirely new virtual market of children’s birthday parties and Easter Egg hunts and even visits to Santa that could open because of these changes.
My whole point for this week is not to let these times get you down. The days seem slower than usual because we are all hunkered down and not running the fast, insane schedules of two months ago. I think this rare moment in time is getting us in touch with the concept of the commodity called TIME — how we use it, waste it, and work it.
Time is a valuable commodity.
It is the only thing you cannot save nor bank for the future.
I figure the cosmos has given us all a much needed gift of time to spend with those we love, of time with those things we love to do and time to sort out our lives and explore more fully the parts of ourselves that we’ve left behind. There is a resurrection coming and it has nothing to do with Easter… So, whatever holiday you celebrate, my best to you and yours in finding a way to work your life differently, joyfully and with a continued belief that positive will come from this unique point in history.