The Beauty of Tenacious Fragility: Full Moon 3.28.21

This full moon highlights the polarity between instigating Aries and relational Libra.

Hotheaded Aries Sun is bold, courageous, and down for self-propelled adventure.

Libran Moon is concerned with harmony, fairness, aesthetics, and accommodating others.

This moon forms a grand air trine with Saturn in Aquarius and Mars in Gemini:

It could be a time when emotions are intellectualized. Innovative ideas are accessible and realistic. Our actions may be varied and drawn in many directions at once.

This full moon packs some additional potent punches:

Feisty Aries Sun is also conjunct Venus, which would normally imply the possibility of warm connections, impulsive proclamations of love and affection, and festive social interactions.


Sun and Venus are involved in a triple conjunction with Chiron. This brings in an awareness of pain– our connections can somehow remind us of our woundedness.

The light of the Sun, reflected in the full Moon, makes known our relational vulnerability.

Saturn helps bring this tender awareness into practical terms:

suffering of the past may now be alchemized into wisdom.

Most likely we are intimately familiar with the particular edges we now find reactivated.

The Aries Sun implies that the relational vulnerability may involve some aspect of our initiating essence in its rawest form.

It is akin to the fragility of freshly unfurled blossoms enduring torrential rains.

Have you ever marveled at the miracle of frail petals facing raging winds and downpour?

This moon’s energetic signature strikes me as one of tenacious fragility.

Mercury conjunct Neptune is dancing us through some unclear communications but perhaps also opens doorways to imagination.

We must navigate blindly through the unknown, like a late night drive through thick fog.

Yet, if we can surrender our need for control, we could open into some mind-altering expansions where solutions materialize among the mists.

These solutions may seem tenuous and delicate.

Remember spider silk is 5 times stronger than steel…

Delicate Spider knows how to weave her gossamer threads, creating harmonic manifestation mandalas.

She takes action and catches what she needs.

Spider is often associated with autumn (Libra season) but is very active at spring (Aries season) as well.

Long ago I read (and can no longer remember the source, unfortunately) that spiderweb was rubbed into the palms of children as an embodied prayer to invoke the ability to weave one’s life and harness creative power.

When I find a vacated web, I do the same.

In this time of tenacious fragility, ask yourself these questions:

  • What parts of myself have determinedly remained constant throughout my life, regardless of the circumstances and changing specifics of my daily life?
  • Is there power in being vulnerable?
  • Is it possible to be invulnerable?
  • Is my most core essence constant or variable? Both? Neither?
  • Do I show up as the same person in all of my relationships?
  • Do different relationships bring out different essential qualities within?
  • How do I contribute to the web of my life? Is there anything I would like to weave differently?
  • What storms have I weathered, and what have I learned about my essence through these experiences?

This is an auspicious time to consciously give offerings of gratitude to your higher power–

God, the cosmos, the Universe, the Multiverse, Mother Earth, the creative principle, etc.

In this living we are all delicate flowers unfolding amidst a vast, mysterious, sometimes chaotic realm of unfathomable Beauty.

~our lifetime is the altar~

~our loving is the offering~

May the rains fall softly,

the winds gently kiss our skin,

the sun warm our souls,

and fragrant ambrosia guide the way.

Amber R. Balk, Ph.D. is a transpersonal educator, writer, researcher, and independent consultant who combines diverse educational and professional backgrounds to provide well-rounded and unique individual and group psychospiritual services. She can be contacted at

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Amber R. Balk, Ph.D.

I am an independent scholar and transpersonal consultant, specializing in embodying and implementing transpersonal and feminist values in real-world, practical situations. I believe academic pursuits are best if made widely accessible and when applied in ways which promote sustainability, contribute to increased awareness, and engender holistic sensitivity to both the outer environment and one's inner workings. I work with INDIVIDUALS in one-on-one sessions so they may empower themselves through deepening spiritual practice, accessing creativity, and attuning to self-understanding. Additionally, I work within GROUP contexts with people who endeavor to co-create social change through community action projects that honor the depth of subjective individuality while anchoring action within a more transpersonal, environmentally-minded context. I enjoy being a Hermit when I can and becoming more deeply familiar with this place we call home, beautiful Mother Earth.

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Amber R. Balk, Ph.D.