On March 23rd, we have a powerful Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 3 degrees 17 minutes Libra. With the Sun opposite the Moon, this is an important time to look at your relationships.
Libra is the sign of marriage, partnerships and relationships in general. With several planets in Aries, this Lunar Eclipse encourages you to look at the relationship you have with yourself.
‘You’ve got to love yourself first. You’ve got to be okay on your own before you can be okay with somebody else.’ – Jennifer Lopez
Many of you have commented about my new hairdo, most in a positive way. However, one person said that it made me ‘look like an old lesbian.’ This shows me that I am never ever going to please everyone.
Libra is always seeking balance and tends to contort itself in order to keep the peace and to make other people happy, often leaving themselves out of the equation.
With the Sun, Mercury and Uranus in Aries, it’s time to wake up to who you are, to learn how to be comfortable in your own skin.
I had some professional photos done last week and the photographer wanted to whiten my teeth, take out my wrinkles and make me look like a younger Barbara. I told him NO! I am happy the way I am.
Are you happy and thankful for the way you are?
After colouring my hair for many years, keeping it at shoulder length because ‘other people’ thought that was best for me, wearing ‘proper’ clothes to present my videos, Uranus in Aries gave me the wake-up call to do what I want to do, what works for me.
Is there anything about the way you present yourself that you want to change? With all this Aries energy in the heavens, this is the perfect time to throw caution to the wind, to take a risk and to break out of old patterns that have had you pleasing others and not yourself.
With Venus square to Saturn at the time of this Lunar Eclipse, there can be a tendency to find fault with yourself. For example, ‘I’m not good enough, ‘I should have done it differently’ etc.
If Venus is conjunct, square or opposite Saturn in your natal chart, chances are you didn’t feel very nurtured and you have had disappointments in love.
This eclipse gives you the opportunity to nurture and to love yourself.
LIBRA whose ruler is Venus, is all about beauty.
Can you see your own beauty, regardless of the odd wrinkle, blemish or scar?
‘Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.’
Judi Dench, world-renowned actress who I greatly admire, is now in her 80’s, and to me, she looks beautiful.
Here’s the video I did about her:
There seems to be so much prejudice against older people in most walks of life. Here’s what Judi Dench said:
“I’m tired of being told I’m too old to try something. I should be able to decide for myself if I can’t do things and not have someone tell me I’ll forget my lines or I’ll trip and fall on the set”; and “Age is a number. It’s something imposed on you … It drives me absolutely spare when people say, ‘Are you going to retire? Isn’t it time you put your feet up?”
| Don’t forget that old things can be very valuable and beautiful. For example, a Stradivarius violin made in the 17th century can fetch millions of dollars in auction. |
Can you come up with at least three things that you find beautiful about yourself?
‘Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. Lucille Ball.
Libra tends to look for other people’s approval. Since I have become less and less attached to wanting others to like me, Wayne Dyer’s quote comes to mind:
‘People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most.’
In education we are constantly comparing ourselves to others. She beat me in Maths, I did better than him at History………but really, you are unique. There will never be anyone like you again. So can you love yourself exactly the way you are?