Blue Moon in Libra: Seeking Harmonious Balance

Today is the blue moon in Libra, which invites us to adjust our lives so that we’re living our truths and following our most guided paths. The second full moon in March and the second blue moon this year, we now have another opportunity for intense release – this time with the goal of harmonious balance and enlightened fulfillment.

What is still blocking you from realizing your dreams or from achieving your potential? Is there something that you’ve been hanging onto that you know isn’t in your best interest? Now’s the time to reach higher than before, although we may need to reconfigure our loads – and expectations – to get there. Sometimes we need to scratch against the terrain to climb to the top, and that’s what’s happening now for many of us. We’ve overcome the steep depths of a few weeks back, and our view has expanded, but we’re still not quite out of the hole. Keep reaching, scratching, and climbing – the freedom on the other side is worth that last bit of effort.

Suggested crystals and stones: petalite, sardonyx, aqua aura quartz, and grape chalcedony.

First Quarter Moon in Cancer: Life Changes

Today is the first quarter moon in Cancer, and we’re gaining some serious manifestation traction when it comes to family and home life. Major changes are still occurring through the Libra full moon on March 31, and there’s an emphasis on romances growing or ending, relationship statuses changing, and family interactions shifting to a more authentic place. The important thing to remember is that all of the changes that we’re experiencing right now are occurring for our highest and best good, and we’re raising our vibrations the entire time – so long as we surrender and trust the universe in the process.

Those looking to switch locations or to rent or purchase a new home will notice options opening up and things falling into place. But with Mercury retrograde until April 15 and in the shadow period through May 3, it may be best to avoid signing on the dotted line – at least for big purchases – until that timeframe is over. If you need to enter into a contract before May 4, thoroughly read the terms and ensure your full understanding so that you can aptly avoid the miscommunications and mishaps that Mercury retrograde is famous for.

Try to avoid worrying about the retrogrades this weekend (Jupiter’s in retrograde, too, until July 10, signifying purification, detoxification, and growth of all kinds). Instead, make the most of this moment of manifestation! What are your goals for your family and home life? Where do you see yourself in six months, a year, or five years? If you aren’t on track, what can you do to get there? Now’s the time to put it all together and to take the initiative to set things in motion.

Suggested crystals: copper, green opal, spessartine garnet, and agate.

Spring Equinox 2018: Fresh Starts and New Beginnings

Happy Spring Equinox! Today, March 20, 2018, was a day of fresh starts and new beginnings. Timed right with the waxing moon in Taurus, there is now an opportunity to set goals, add structure, and put plans in motion. The equinox energy will be active all week. What are you focusing on accomplishing?

Suggested crystals: jade, gem silica, chrysocolla, and green fluorite.

New Moon in Pisces: Intentions Rising from Humility

Today is the new moon in Pisces, stimulating an idealistic foray into our most profound ideas and emotions. This new moon is occurring right in the middle of two March full moons, and the energetic intensity is still present – but its path has shifted onto a softer plane as we round out some of the strongest releases that we’ve had in years. Issues that have arisen and caused us to take stock of our relationships, our belief systems, and our higher purposes now settle back down and allow us to see our surroundings with fresh eyes – eyes that are now more experienced, aware, and knowing than they were at the beginning of the year. Much of the roller coaster is past us now.

The current energy makes it more important than ever to focus on new moon intentions. What are you focusing on this month to bring you out of the depths of your release? What new creative ventures, relationships, and desires are you hoping to cultivate during this moon cycle and over the next several months? Some of our most pronounced lessons are drawing to a close, which gives us an opportunity to do the right thing for us in a way that just wasn’t possible before. Our blinders have been removed and our naïveté exposed and disintegrated; we must now act from a place of humble knowledge. In so doing, we should remain cautious and aware, especially during this period of Mercury retrograde, which continues throughout this moon cycle.

When setting your new moon intentions, focus on your highest good and on the highest good of all to ensure the refined development of your goals. Pisces is a water sign, and its slippery edges make it difficult to grip too tightly to anything; be open to the possibility of your intentions coming to fruition in new and creative ways, and try to relinquish control over the process in the meantime.

Suggested crystals and stones: citrine (especially useful for counteracting Mercury retrograde), amethyst, pink fluorite, and cavansite.

Happy Full Moon in Virgo!

Happy Full Moon in Virgo! Today is the first of two March full moons, leading us to the second blue moon of the year. We’re now confronted with the energy needed to stimulate major developments and deep release in our lives.

Virgo is the ultimate perfectionist of the zodiac – the organizer, strategist, and planner – who loves to make things happen. With Virgo in charge, anything that isn’t aligned with one’s wishes may be easily changed to suit one’s specifications. And with the sun in Pisces, the current focus is emotional satisfaction and fulfillment.

What’s holding you back from reaching your version of perfection? Are there barriers in the way of accomplishing your goals, or is some kind of mess preventing you from clearly seeing your next best steps? Work with the Virgo full moon to clear the way, identify your objectives, and maximize your planning potential.

Are you starting a family, making new friends, or beginning a relationship? What about developing your business or taking that next step with your partner? Conversely, do you need to end a romantic relationship or friendship, *finally* have that talk with your boss, or reach an agreement with a counterpart? Virgo can provide both the clarity and oomph needed to make your desires a reality.

Suggested crystals and stones: black Tibetan quartz, jade, red jasper, and rutilated quartz.