Living in Harmony During Times of Stress: Full Moon Astrology Feb 2016
- Article Window: Feb 22 to Mar 8
- The Full Moon is Monday, Feb 22, 10:20 AM PST
- Sun is 4° Pisces, Moon is 4° Virgo
- Current New Moon Theme (Feb 8 thru Mar 8): Messages of Personal Truth
- Next New Moon: Mar 8
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.
Full Moon Astrology Article: Living in Harmony During Times of Stress
This month’s Full Moon astrology brings a new awareness to what it means to live in harmony and to cooperate with those who are in rhythm with your own personal truth.
Two weeks have transpired since the last New Moon, which introduced a new energy in the form of a personal message of truth. What’s now being activated at the Full Moon is a deeper understanding of what is means to cooperate with others, while staying grounded in your new sense of personal truth.
The Full Moon chart also presents a specific signature that indicates the possibility for additional stress and conflict. This is over and above life’s typical ups and downs. It further suggests that the source of stress could be coming from being at odds with an overly dominate status quo.
This stress isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We all understand that conflict and stress arise from time to time in our personal lives. Stress is part of the natural cycle of adaptation and can actually indicate a point of growth. On the physical level, for example, stress is required to increase physical strength. As you exercise your muscles are stressed. With proper nutrition and rest these stressed muscles recover with the benefit of being stronger and more resilient. The point I’m making is that the stress or conflict that may appear this month can be used as an opportunity for growth.
Emotional and social stress can work the same way as physical exercise, through the principle of adaptation. Cooperation and conflict resolution can create a larger possibility, however this is only possible if differences are seen as a necessary function of the entire whole. During times of stress you have the opportunity to become emotionally stronger by striving to live in harmony.
What often contributes to stress is our own bias, or limited perspective. Bias is based in your personal truth, but goes beyond truth into the realm of negative judgement based on superficial differences.
What the Full Moon brings into a sharper focus is the need for freedom. This is freedom based on a mutual respect for individual self-determination that honors the differences between people without impinging on another’s free will.
Over the coming two weeks, between the Full Moon and the next New Moon, set your focus on the harmony that brings people together. It is precisely this harmony and the ability to be in rhythm with each other that will inspire you to expand into larger understandings of truth and what is possible.
One of the more significant Solar alignments this year is the Sun’s conjunction with Neptune. During this Full Moon Neptune, contributes its ability to dissolve away whatever isn’t creating harmony in your life. It also brings to light the ways in which your personal truth must be in alignment with others in a spirit of cooperation. In this way, Neptune supports your ability to be of service.
The Virgo Moon within this chart activates a new level of freedom from negative bias. This emphasizes that we must honor each other’s individual truths as long as those truths don’t trample on the free-will of others. Virgo supports this process as it seeks to master the art of bringing greater discrimination to all of your actions. This includes doing the right thing in service to others.
The planet Mars is making a T-Square with the Full Moon. This is significant in that Mars demands action. That action can go either way – it can create conflict or promote harmony. Mars itself doesn’t discriminate between the two extremes. There’s a time and a place for everything. Mars in this configuration is more concerned with the efficient functioning of a new course of action. This is definitely indicating an energy shift to make available the actions necessary to swiftly adapt to any new situations in order to live more harmoniously.
Have a great Full Moon,