An Expansion of Consciousness: Full Moon Astrology Apr 2016
- Article Window: Apr 21 to May 6
- The Full Moon is Thursday, Apr 21, 10:24 PM PST
- Sun is 3° Taurus, Moon is 3° Scorpio
- Current New Moon Theme (Apr 7 thru May 6): A Shift in Power
- Next New Moon: May 6
Current Lunar Cycle
The Full Moon illuminates and activates new awareness, especially corresponding to whatever was released with the manifesting wave of New Moon energy two weeks ago. In the coming two weeks look for ways to celebrate and take inspired action, especially from whatever you have embraced or experienced since the New Moon. Be patient with challenges that emerge in the coming days, recognizing that they are also a necessary part of your expansion.
Astrology Article: An Expansion of Consciousness
Our Full Moon astrology is bringing our awareness beyond the “shift in power” which was initiated two weeks ago at the New Moon. Over the past few days there’s been substantial shift in power, and now the Full Moon is using this new energy in a very specific way, for the expansion of consciousness.
The term “expansion of consciousness” is somewhat ambiguous so let me offer some specifics. With our current Full Moon, this expansion is occurring at both the individual level as well as the social level. By social I mean the collective expansion of our society. At the personal level, consciousness will expand through the ways in which you choose to experience shifts currently taking place, and how you choose to cooperate with the expansion through your own use of power.
A Spark of Cosmic Optimism
We all have the opportunity for expansion but it will only be available if we cooperate with the energies that are here to move us forward. The easiest way to come into cooperation is by connecting with a positive perspective. The position of Uranus at 22° ARIES suggests that there’s a massive spark of cosmic optimism being released at the Full Moon. This spark of optimism will assist you in keeping a positive perspective. This is true even if you are experiencing uncomfortable intensity in your life as a result of the current shifts which are taking place.
The significance of cooperation can’t be emphasized enough. In your personal life, the opportunity for cooperation can be recognized by those relationships and circumstances with which you naturally align, as well as those that trigger you. In fact, you might want to pay extra attention to experiences that evoke some form of internal activation or trigger. These experiences will be events that indicate a personal shift in your thinking. Especially pay attention to experiences that allow for a shift in personal values, or even a change in what you choose to identify with it terms of family, traditions, and heritage.
During the next two weeks, there are very positive energies available for tapping into an expanding level of optimism. This optimism can be used as a catalyst for personal expansion, especially when expressed in tandem with an attitude of cooperation with others around you.
The bottom line of this month’s Full Moon is personal growth through your own expansion of consciousness, and expressed through cooperation with the major shift that’s occurring at a global level.
Every Full Moon in Scorpio brings a certain amount of intensity and this Full Moon is no exception. The intensity that is being felt now is directly related to an undercurrent of social concern. That undercurrent is being emphasized by the conjunction of Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius.
The conjunction of Venus and Uranus is also adding to the intensity of this Full Moon, but in a different way. As mentioned earlier, Uranus brings new heights of optimism to the overall energies. What wasn’t emphasized earlier is that Venus is also adding the power of emotional aggression which can be used in either a positive or negative manner. The added power of this emotional force is brought to the forefront with a powerful trine between the fire signs of Sagittarius (Mars/Saturn) and Aries (Venus/Uranus).
Overall, our astrology pattern is dynamic enough that a shift in power could manifest at a positive level worldwide, provided there is a sufficient amount of cooperation and alignment with our Full Moon energies. That cooperation begins at the individual level with each of us, and then expands outward with a social concern that supports an opportunity for real change.
Cosmic optimism is a powerful tool for positive change. This Full Moon has the potential to make a very positive shift in consciousness as we all expand into our greater potential.