This time of worldwide illness and quarantine is frustrating beyond belief. But it has also proved to be an incubator for creative collaborations – from teenagers shopping for elderly neighbors to people rescuing foster pets at drive-through shelters. And, things can happen quickly when motivation is keen. For instance, manufacturing mastermind James Dyson recently got a call from the UK Prime Minister asking him to build much-needed ventilators for COVID-19 patients. Dyson and his company got to work and—in just ten days—created an effective, easily duplicated ventilator. Production is slated to be finished early this month, hopefully in time to save lives and curb the trajectory of the coronavirus.
This is just one of many such innovative collaborations happening all over the globe. We are getting creative – a process that’s reaching a peak right now. Collaboration and creativity are hallmarks of the approaching Libra Full Moon (April 7, 7:35 p.m. PDT). Libra is about sharing, caring, fairness and justice. And Full Moons certainly bring things into the light. This one magnifies everything as it squares Jupiter and Pluto. With the Sun in Aries, Moon in Libra and Jupiter-Pluto in Capricorn – all cardinal signs that demand action – much will be coming to a head in the next week or so. Breakthroughs are likely, due to a Mars-Uranus square also happening on April 7. Though this aspect can be volatile and destabilizing, it also lights a fire beneath us to make quick changes. Additional clarity and ability to act could come by April 10 when Mercury finally leaves Pisces, where it’s been since early February, and charges into fiery Aries. Though it may not signal the lifting of quarantines just yet, this should still should bring some hope.
In the meantime, we’re all adjusting to the “new normal.” Since Mars joined Saturn in Aquarius on March 31, restrictions have grown tighter, along with frustration and anger. Even when we understand the need for social distancing and staying home, it can still be hard to take – especially with financial constraints. Some might be lashing out or acting “crazy” as this Full Moon approaches. You may already be feeling this energy or seeing it in loved ones. Cut yourself—and everyone else—plenty of slack. Make sure you’re exercising, as you’ll need a healthy escape valve. Discuss your feelings and fears with those you trust. Though it may be cold comfort, remember that the old is collapsing to make way for the new. Lift your arms up to the beautiful Full Moon on Tuesday night and ask for her help. All of nature wants to collaborate with us now to create a more egalitarian world!