Looking at this sweet little angel figurine carved out of moonstone, my eyes fall down to the luminous feet poised on the edge of a yin/yang symbol. What is she thinking? What does she see?
The full moon lights up the night sky and invites us to be the sacred observer of our lives. On Sunday, March 28, 2021 the full moon shines in the sign of Libra. Characterized by the symbol of the scales and the Justice card in the Tarot, Libra’s themes focus on balance, harmony, and equity.
As you create your Full Moon in Libra Mandala reflect on the relationships in your life. Notice where there is friction, stress, tension, or discord. It may be a relationship with a loved one, friend, neighbor, or co-worker. Or, it may be your relationship with work, money, food, or self-image.
The key here is in recognizing where there is an imbalance and setting an intention to create harmony.
To create my Full Moon in Libra Mandala, I started by tracing the overall design using the Four Gates Mandala Stencil. Using the same stencil, I drew the central design – a mandala of lotus petals with the yin/yang symbol. To anchor the yin/yang symbol, I traced two squares – one in a very stable position and the other turned on its side that gives a sense of motion. It feels balanced having these two shapes drawn together and illustrates how we need both stasis and movement in our lives.
At each of the four gates, I traced in the symbol for Libra and in the corners the symbol for Venus the ruling planet of Libra. As I look to mend, heal, or renew the relationships in my life, I reached for soft, lovely, feminine colors characterized by Venus the goddess of love and beauty. When conflicts arise, it’s a natural reaction to tense up and constrict. While creating a mandala with soft colors, allow your breath to bring a softness to your body, thoughts, and emotions.
If you are looking for a chakra to place at the center of your Full Moon in Libra Mandala, reach for the heart chakra. The energy of the heart center brings compassion, acceptance, love, and forgiveness to your healing intentions especially those involving relationships.
Announcement: Spring & Summer Break
How I’m creating more balance in my life.
Last weekend at the Spring Equinox, I revisited my word for 2021 which is restorative. 2020 had been such a pivotal year when I returned to working full-time for someone else. The steady, generous salary has provided me with a profound sense of inner peace and stability. I wasn’t sure how it would feel committing to a 9-to-5 type of schedule and as it turned out, I’m loving the structure. I’m finding that my “free” time is far more focused and I’m recognizing the value of my time.
Last Saturday I would have spent a good 8 hours shooting and editing a video for this post, but I decided that I would create a blog post instead. I have to say that I absolutely loved the spaciousness of having the full weekend off. It is crazy to think of how much time it would take me to shoot and edit a simple 25 to 30 minute video.
I’ve decided that I’ll take a break this spring and summer from creating new videos. I’ll also suspend any online events during this time. My one and only event will be the first weekend in August for the Cultivating Compassion Mandala Art Weekend at the Dharmakaya Center. I’d love to meet up with you there for a beautiful, soulful, and creative weekend. I hope you’ll consider it!
I will continue to create my mandala art at the full moon and new moon for my “Traveling by Moonlight” series. It is after all part of my soulful and creative lifestyle. The change will be in how I’ll share my art and musings. I’ll continue with blog posts and will send out announcements via my email newsletter and Oasis private group on Facebook.
In the fall, I’ll check in and decide if I’ll pick back up the video making and what time and energy I have for hosting online events.
For 13 years now, I’ve poured countless hours into serving others through my blogs, videos, online classes, and in person events. It’s my nature as a “double Virgo” to put others before myself.
I’m looking forward to putting into practice my 2021 motto, “Dolce far niente,” Italian for the “sweetness of doing nothing” or at the very least have my somethings be more focused on nurturing my intentions for getting healthier and vibrant.
As always I love receiving your comments, e-mails, and most of all seeing how my posts inspire you to create your own art.
Thank you for traveling with me by moonlight.
Until the next lunation,
Instigator of Soulful & Creative Living
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I painted my mandala with a base coat using acrylic paint and then shaded with colored pencils adding a finishing touch with a black fine liner. The silver is a lovely Kuretake Silver Mica Ink.