This Libra Full Moon is ruled by the planet Venus- the Great Goddess of the sky who is in the heart of the Sun right now with the centaur Chiron in the sign of the warriors, Aries.  This is the middle of her 584 day cycle that began in Gemini last June.  This is her moment of initiation, from the sacred Androgyne of the Alchemists, the perfect unification of the primordial self being reborn now as the alchemical Warriess.  It’s time for an upgrade for all of us regarding our values, beauty, relationships, worthiness, love of beauty, wealth and prosperity.  

The Goddess- Too long her face painted as unidirectionally meek, mild, tender, nurturing is raging out of these confines.  We honor this face, and we evoke her many faces now.  As they may serve the highest and best good for all beings and the evolution of consciousness in the Universe. 

The mysteries of the Divine Initiation of the feminine are as old as time.  They were celebrated in the ancient world and performed annually as the story of Persephone, queen of hell and goddess of spring resurrected every year in the ancient world.  The recent Venus cycles of the past 3 years have been aligned to reignite this tradition, honoring the past, and evoking our birthright as divine creators to infuse our evolved essences into new ritual and rites of passage.

This is the story of initiation of the feminine.  A story that was forgotten as well as suppressed over the centuries.  But be not mistaken, no one, and nothing could remove the power of the feminine, they could only try and make us forget it.  But knowledge is stored deep within the DNA, and cannot be erased, only suppressed.

Here we dance for the Underworld Goddess- for Hecate, the Crone, Persephone, Innanna, Erishkegal, Hell, Durga, Kali.  Venus currently is the Aries Goddess being re-initiated- we dance for the courageous, fierce, powerful, sovereign, sexy, embodied goddess- Durga, Joan of arc, Diana, goddess of the hunt, Athena, goddess of Wisdom and War, Kali, she who brings justice, she who leads warriors into battle, she who knows what she believes, she who quests for the truth of her own soul, who wants and needs no other approval than which she receives from the Divine within her. She who does all of this, that she may restore justice and balance to the whole.

The rise of the warriors feminine was seen through the last cycle of Venus which was the Aries cycle as shown through the collective representation of her in films like Wonder Woman and the rise of women to positions of power.  This cycle continues her forward, as it began with the Gemini goddess, reborn as the Aries goddess.  The fierce feminine is alive and strong right now.  The goddess of initiation is awakening.  Will you heed the call of ancient stories begging telling, of beauty and pleasure, of brilliance and metaphysical awakenings, of the mythic and the mysteries longing to be heard?  

The Gemini Goddess whose grand cycle we are in now is the Hermetic goddess, the Androgene to the alchemists.  She holds the keys to the union of opposites, the riddles, rhymes and mysteries, the story of primordial unity that must be separated before it can attain reunification.  

The rites of the ancient alchemists are being reborn again in the goddess now.  She has had her undoing in the primordial waters of Pisces, where she was obliterated, to be purified in the sign of Aries- the Warrior priestess of initiation and honor, and she will rise again as evening star around May 3 in the sign of Taurus, near fixed star Algol- the embodied priestess of passion and intensity, she who is here to reclaim her relationships to her body and the Earth through story, magic and myth.

The Underworld Goddess begs your integration now.  She who is wrathful, fierce, rageful, resentful, courageous, proud, righteous, protective, sexual, shrewd, cunning, fiery, intensely burning to be seen.  Just witness her.  She serves your highest evolution when you are able to fully integrate her.  She need not be feared, this was the story of the past.  Remember that the Goddess was worshipped the world over for millennia for her cunning, strategy, wisdom, intuition, integrity as well as her love, fertility and abundance long before the patriarchy sought to contain her power.  

The sacred womb of the feminine was seen as containing the whole of the Universe within it, a literal stargate through which the Cosmos are born and reborn again and again.  That womb lies within each of us, a cosmic portal to our future destiny as a species, as a cosmic ray of the Mind of the Creator.  Listen closely to what is asking to be born.  It will be made visible around the 3rd of May.

What is longing within you to be healed?  Within your Sacred warrior soul?  Is it your sense of self love? Freedom? Courage? Heart? Action? Wisdom?  The key to healing for this year and half period is to RE-WRITE THE STORY.  Change your perception, your perspective.  It may require conscious meditation and re=programming of the subconscious mind, but If we can do this, magic will happen like never before.  

What part of your old self are you truly ready to let die at this time be it greed, vanity, self-deprecation, denial of your higher self, fear of love or being loved?  What old stories are attached to her? They cannot come with you into this new birth now.  Where do you seek personal healing that you can then share with the world as your highest gift?  In the Underworld the Goddess meets Chiron, great alchemist, healer and mentor.  She asks him for a key to her healing now- and if you wish, you may do the same.  

Aries is about our sense of self, our identity, our self-image and Venus in this sign is about our self-love, worthiness and dedication to our souls journey for awakening.  It is reflected in the light of the Libra moon this Sunday- honor those around you as sacred mirrors.  Reflect love and beauty and healing to those around you.  

No one wants to be torn apart in order to see themselves.  Let this cycle do that for them.  Let’s reflect our truth with courage and directness if needed, cut or release relationships that you can’t speak your truth to and welcome in those that have enough self-reflection to open to healing with the courageous force of a dragon.

Lay your altar, place your feathers, light you candles and say your prayers.  This day, this Full Moon is a powerful portal for us as individuals and a collective.  It shows us that when we do our own inner work, we do it for the world.  And when we show up for others, we are healing ourselves.  Pray that your deep knowing of your divinity be restored, that you may remember what you have always known deep down inside- that you are worthy of true healing, vitality and to stand courageously, boldly, beautifully as yourself before all of the world.  You only have to choose it.

This lunation holds Mars in gemini on the North Node in a trine to Saturn and the Moon.  There is a sense of destiny tied to the work we are doing now, especially when we have the courage to think for ourselves, take up our pens and write our own chapter in the Book of Life.  The Mind is a direct portal to the Divine, and the Heart is the compass.  When we bring these into coherence, that is when the magic happens.  

This is a moon of setting our course with conscious intent.  Do we choose love, even when love and beauty seem so far away?  Do we choose beauty, even when we are surrounded by those who choose fear?  Do we choose kindness and compassion in the face of anger or rage?  Do we surround ourselves with people to support us in advocating for ourselves and our needs? 

There is a deep healing of the heart awakening now, one that can only be found in the face of our darkness, individually and collectively.  For the stars only come out at night, and love is only known, only truly appreciated, when we have known loss of it.

The warrior’s path is not easy, but it is righteous and true.  And its rewards are far greater than gifts that are just handed to us.  Be grateful for your challenges, find their beauty and how they give you strength, fight and inspiration.  And most importantly, engage the inner work that allows you to know what your heart truly stands for, or else all is truly lost.

Blessed New Beginnings,

Zoey Wind