Libra Full Moon and Partial Lunar Eclipse Rituals

Spring Eclipse Season 2024

On March 25th, 2024 the spring eclipse season begins with a Partial Lunar Eclipse in the sign of Libra. This spring’s eclipse season also includes a Total Solar Eclipse in Aries on April 8th and a Mercury Retrograde in Aries from April 1st through April 25th. The eclipses on the Aries-Libra axis have been urging us to find balance between our own needs and desires and the needs of others since last spring.

The effect of this eclipse season will vary depending on where it falls in your natal astrology chart; however, you can expect both endings and new beginnings. Aries invites us to grow, innovate, and evolve as individuals, while Libra helps us release patterns of relating that no longer serve our relationships and collaborations.

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Mercury Retrograde in Aries

With a concurrent Mercury Retrograde in action-oriented Aries, the same sign where we will experience the Solar Eclipse, we are invited to slow down, turn inward, and reflect on our relationship with ourselves and others, our communication, and how we take action on our ideas. The retrograde energy in Aries supports us in clarifying what has the most meaning for us as individuals, helping us identify our true needs and where we can integrate more compromise, flexibility, and balance into our relationships. We can then set intentions for expressing the inner truths that emerge with care, inviting the same from our loved ones.

Partial Lunar Eclipse in Libra

Lunar eclipses heighten the energy of full moons, prompting a focus on releasing what no longer serves our growth. Libra is known for its focus on fairness and compromise, and the eclipse energy here encourages us to address any imbalances or unhealthy patterns of relating that may be present in our lives. We may wish to consider where we are over or under-giving of our energy and resources, envisioning how we can meet our needs and those of our partners and communities in mutually beneficial ways. As we lovingly invite honest conversations with our loved ones and close collaborators, we open to the new possibilities that eclipses bring.

Lunar Eclipse and the South Node

The Lunar Eclipse is occurring near the South Node. The South Node in astrology represents the area of past experiences, behaviors, and tendencies that we need to release or let go of in order to progress spiritually and emotionally. It signifies patterns or habits that may hold us back if we cling to them. The South Node’s involvement with this eclipse heightens its potential to awaken us to what needs to be released in our relationships so that we can continue to grow. The eclipse may unveil hidden patterns that help reveal exactly what needs to shift so that our relationships feel more balanced and harmonious.

As with any astrological event, individual experiences may vary, but this lunar eclipse offers a collective invitation to reassess and realign our relationships and sense of balance with the lessons of the past in mind.

Rituals for the Libra Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse

Because eclipses can bring in heightened emotional energy, it can be helpful to avoid overscheduling and build in some extra time for grounding, rest, and reflection. Below are some practices and rituals that you may find supportive as you navigate the eclipse energy.

1. Reveal and Release Patterns through Journaling

Journaling supports the release of stagnant mental energy and patterns that are no longer serving us and helps us find clarity. During the eclipse and in the days following, you might set aside some time to write about how your past experiences have shaped your beliefs and behaviors in relationships. If a relationship needs adjusting or release, you might take some time to think through what you can take responsibility for within the relationship and what your true desires are. You might also reflect on any imbalances or unresolved issues that need attention, and craft a few simple action steps that you can take that would support an equalizing of your relationships.

2. Find Balance in the Body

Take a moment to stand up and feel your feet on the ground (if you can do this barefoot, that can be helpful). Bring your awareness to your feet, noticing how they support your body and feeling their connection to the earth beneath you. Then shift your weight slightly forward, noting how your feet naturally shift to help you maintain your balance. Then shift your weight slightly backwards and feel the shift in your feet as they maintain your balance in this new position. As you return to your center, become aware of your feet equalizing and balancing your weight. Notice what occurs to you after completing the exercise. You might find that solutions come to you for how to create more balance in your life.

3. Walk Mindfully

Set an intention to become aware of balance, beauty, and harmony in the landscape or cityscape around you, and then set out on a mindful walk. If it is safe to do so, you might leave your phone behind so you can be fully present. As you walk, observe your surroundings, opening all of your senses. Notice where your eyes are drawn, and where you see balance, beauty, and harmony. Spend a moment really taking in what you experience through your heart, allowing in the nourishment and refreshment that connection with beauty offers.

4. Create and Nurture Beauty

Libra is ruled by Venus and we can work with this energy to help us connect with creativity, love and beauty. You might pick out some fresh, beautiful flowers in colors that feel nourishing to you to adorn your home or altar space, wear a special perfume or essential oil that connects you to beauty, or cook a meal with fragrant herbs that appeal to your senses at this time. You might also take some time to express love and gratitude for the people in your life that you deeply appreciate, letting them know how much they mean to you.

 It’s important to stay open to learning from the transformative energies of the eclipse and embrace change, even if it feels uncomfortable at first. Trust that the universe is guiding you toward greater alignment and harmony. Everyone is navigating their own journey, and being as gentle and compassionate with yourself and those around you as you can during this time creates fertile ground for growth and evolution.

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