This means that the energy of the Full Moon in Libra both cannot and will not be ignored. The influence of Jupiter, Pluto, and Uranus signifies the amplification of radical transformation, in general. But, with the Full Moon so closely tied to this triple-whammy, we get the amplification of that radical transformation in terms of our relationships and creativity. While Libra always strives for balance, the energy here is only balanced by your own ability to absorb the transformation with grace and dignity. At this time, you are being called to take a hard look at your relationships to see what needs a shake-up. If you don’t, the shift will occur in such a way that is more dramatic and uncomfortable. The same is true for your creative or artful endeavors. It is absolutely time to revolutionize your work and think outside the box. But if you don’t, it will be done for you in a way that is more difficult to bear.
Bearing witness to our own transformation creates a profound space of healing and wisdom. This is the optimal outcome for this powerful lunation cycle. If you move through it with open eyes and observe the changes that need to be made, you grab a hold of your own destiny and use the power of the stars to move more smoothly toward your soul’s purpose. Act in the highest interests of all (including yourself), and what would have been a potentially challenging period will turn out to be the best cycle of change possible for you.
Alchemical Ritual for the Libra Full Moon
As an air sign, Libra likes to take an expansive view to witness all sides of a situation, or all levels of artistic beauty. On the low side, however, that overview can lead to indecisiveness and stagnation, with others waiting on you to make a move. This full moon ritual for Libra helps to generate balance between our inner and outer realities.
Libra is ruled by Venus, so focus on creating a loving, supportive energy around you for the ritual. Anything green or copper can aid in bringing in Venusian energy. Draw an imaginary circle (or a real one with chalk, or some other natural marker) to contain your ritual and place in the center any sacred stones (jade, rose quarts or emeralds are good choices). You can also bring in elements of rose or sandalwood (essential oils, prayer beads, or live flowers), as well as a lit candle or two. Use sage, sweet grass or palo santo to cleanse yourself and the space by casting the smoke over yourself and encircling your own body three times. When you’re ready to begin the ritual, sit quietly inside the circle. Spend a few moments in quiet contemplation on the desires within you that most need to be met. Visualize what the manifestation of these desires feels like…rather than try and force a certain outcome, get into the state of being that the outcome generates. Notice how the outcome makes you feel, alleviates any tension, improves relationships, etc. Don’t plan the outcome, just feel it. Once your writing is complete, close the eyes and say the following invocation out loud:
May the energy of Libra, Venus, and this Full Moon manifest my most potent desires.
Spend a few moments in quiet contemplation. Clear the mind of thoughts completely. Feel the sensation of the outcome in the body. Rather than force the outcome, invite any messages that you need to hear or experience that help you move closer to manifesting what is most alive within you.
When complete, chant Om three times, and snuff the candles. Hold the feeling of the final manifestation as you exit the ritual. Do what the messages you received instruct. The act of manifesting our desires requires both a receptivity to the manifestation, as well as the active participation in bringing it forward. When our inner desires match our outer reality, we are fully balanced and harmonized. Our life becomes a dynamic harmony that reflects our soul’s purpose.
By Alanna Kaivalya
Alanna believes Yoga is for everyone and each student can develop the self-empowerment needed to embark on a personal journey to meaningful transformation. On this principle she founded The Kaivalya Yoga Method, a fresh take on yoga emphasizing the individual path while honoring tradition. Teaching students since 2001, teachers since 2003, Alanna has written and developed teacher trainings worldwide for top studios and independently. In January she debuted a comprehensive 200hr-online teacher training with YogaDownload. She holds a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, has authored numerous articles and two books: Myths of the Asanas, an accessible practitioner’s guide to stories behind beloved poses; Sacred Sound, a yoga “hymnal,” illustrating the role of chant and mantra in modern practice. Look for her third book, Yoga Beyond the Mat, in Autumn 2016.She lives in New York City with Roxy the Wonderdog.
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