Astrology by Lisa Stardust
The Sun and Moon oppose each other in the sky, while the Earth resides in between the two planets. The juxtaposition and position of the planets create a glowing effect on the Moon that makes it look brighter than ever from the Earth’s perspective.
The full moon represents the culmination of the 30-day lunar cycle. All of the projects that we’ve been working on for the past month reach an ending or hit a pivotal turning point. Change and growth have happened. Now is the time to reflect and enjoy the fruits of our labors.
The full moon on March 18 at 12:18 AM PT and 3:18 AM ET.
This is a time when the soil begins to warm up as winter ends. Being that this lumnation occurs two days before the seasonal shift into spring, the ground is beginning to bud flowers and worms are coming out of the earth to greet us.
Dreamy Neptune and transformative Pluto aspect the full moon, pushing us to make necessary changes in our lives — even though we don’t want to take the leap and make the transition towards evolution. This intense energy will not help us get clarity, but it will allow us to understand that we cannot go on living our lives the same way.
The good news is that we have the opportunity to heal ourselves and our relationships under this lunation. The moment we understand that fear is holding us back from attaining greatness in our lives, the easier the transition will be. There is a whole world out there that we have not experienced yet, which is waiting to be discovered. Releasing this energy into the world is the change we need to create a better life for ourselves.
The astrological practice of Moon mapping ascribes rituals to each of the Moon’s eight phases. Here are a few rituals to consider trying out during March 18’s full Moon.
Write a letter to the universe saving what you want to change in your life. It can be as simple as the color of your hair or it can be contrived as transitioning your career into another field. Don’t hold back in petitioning the universe to help you let go of things in their life which are no longer working in order to bring in what you desire.
Honor Mercury, the planetary ruler of the Moon, by lighting a yellow candle (the color of Mercury) and communicating your sentiments to the spirits. Don’t hold back. Express yourself. Let it all out.
Cleanse all of your electronic devices with lavender, the essence of Mercury (the Moon’s planetary ruler). You can burn lavender around them or leave your devices in a bowl of fresh lavender. It’ll detox the negative energy that is in your orb.
Take a healing bath with baby’s breath, lavender, Epsom salt, a few dashes of Florida water, a splash of white rum, and a cup of coconut milk. This will cleanse your aura and allow you to feel free to make clear decisions.
I will commit to a daily routine that works for my schedule.
I will expose my hidden artistry, talents, and creativity for the world to see.
I will take a step back and reflect on the direction I want to take in my personal life.
I will put an end to gossip that others are saying about those I care about and myself.
I will let go of my pride and ask for help when I need it.
I will stand in my power and emotional strength right now.
I will allow myself the opportunity to rest without any stress.
I will revise my friendship circle by cutting out negative people.
I will evolve the way I handle my business and professional life.
I will open my eyes and mind towards seeing the bigger picture in matters.
I will set boundaries to ensure that no one takes me for granted.
I will transform the way I partner with others by putting my needs first.