Full Moon in Libra

The Full Moon in Libra always highlight relationships, either personal, professional or the relationship you hold in your mind about something.

This is the second Libra Full Moon, thus, putting extra emphasis on themes of balance, or lack thereof in a particular relationship.

Libra is an air sign ruled by Venus. Full Moons tend to stir up emotions and have a way of illuminating something that may have been previously unseen. Under this lunation, you might be thinking (air) about a situation where you’ve been overly- accommodating in order to keep the peace or maintain harmony (Libra).

When we speak of balance, many of us conjure up images of equilibrium like the symbol of the scales that represent the sign of Libra. In reality though, few things in life are balanced in a true 50/50 split. When it comes to relationships, it’s often the perceived imbalances that cause us the most difficulty. Then of course, there are the literal imbalances in everyday life that can cause our emotional scales to tip- so to speak. Many of us spend more time at work than with our children, partners, friends or family. More of our income goes on making ends meet than saving or investing for the future. Increased attention on technology, less time with humans. Much of our time goes toward what we have to do rather than what we want to do. I could go on and on…

The Full Moon in Libra reminds us where the scales in our own life have become imbalanced.

This is the second Full Moon in Libra (the first occurred on March 20/21) and it lands on the final degree. It may feel as though events hang in the balance as you reach the end of the line within a certain situation.

Unlike the first Full Moon in Libra, this one surrounds a fair amount of shifting in astrological energy. Mercury has just ended a two-month tour of Pisces as of April 16/17. Now in Aries, you may be thinking with more clarity and focus, especially about your own wants, needs and desires. Delayed decisions may now demand a response.

The 20/21st will see the Sun’s ingress into fecund and stable Taurus. As the Sun makes its way toward its first conjunction with Uranus in Taurus on April 22/23, themes of restlessness that lead to change and liberation are likely. By its own nature, Taurus doesn’t embrace change readily. Uranus may bring rise to rumblings for change, especially if you’ve been curious about greener pastures on the other side of the proverbial fence.

Not only is the lunation at the final degree of Libra, the lunation ruler Venus, is also at her final degree of Pisces, a sign she’s been potently powerful in. Together, this suggests that this Full Moon hangs on a choice based on Venus. While still in Pisces under the Full Moon, her softening and binding qualities are intensified. Once her shift into Aries takes place on April 20/21, Venus sheds her cloak of compassion, opting for a sword and shield.

For some, this might mean having to defend and whatever you hold dear. For others, it may be about taking that sword and severing ties from what isn’t worth fighting for.

Full Moon in Libra, 29 degrees
Brisbane: April 19, 9:12pm
Auckland: April 19, 11:12pm
Seattle: April 19, 4:12am
London: April 19, 12:12pm

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** Full Moon image somewhere on the northern NSW coast by Tony Taylor

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