A full moon occurs in Libra on April 11th at 2:08AM ET. Libra is the sign of equality, compromise, fairness, and justice, and we can be more emotional and worked up about these things with this full moon. We can work harder to try and make everyone get along, and we can feel more stressed out and out of balance if everything is chaos. Middle ground, that’s the Libra way!
Libra is also the sign of relationships, so we can be more focused on our relationships with this full moon. We can show more emotion with the people in our lives, invest more time in eliminating the bad from a relationship, or consider eliminating people from our lives who are no longer good for us. This is elevated by the fact that the ruler of Libra, Venus, is retrograde (appearing to move backward) for this full moon (and is actually getting ready to end the retrograde 4 days later). So we’re super focused on the Libra-Venus issues and everything that has come up over the last month+. We can really evaluate and feel that now is the time to make some sort of definitive statement or take more solid action. We tend to be more lazy and inactive with Venus retrogrades, but this full moon might drive us to do more.
This full moon squares (hard aspect, 3 signs away) Pluto in Capricorn, and this can add to emotions and bring about some conflict, some struggle for power and control, and we can see some issues really come to a head, especially in our relationships, the way we connect to one another, how we relate to each other, and our struggles for peace in the world. This aspect calls for us to make a transformation that’s deep and profound and will ultimately make things better in the long run. We’ve just gotta make sure we don’t try to exert dominance and squash others while we do it.
The full moon occurs at 21 degrees 32 minutes Libra. The major aspects to this full moon are:
Conjunction: 19 degrees 32 minutes - 23 degrees 32 minutes Libra
Sextile: 19 degrees 32 minutes - 23 degrees 32 minutes Leo or Sagittarius
Square: 19 degrees 32 minutes - 23 degrees 32 minutes Cancer or Capricorn
Trine: 19 degrees 32 minutes - 23 degrees 32 minutes Gemini or Aquarius
Opposition: 19 degrees 32 minutes - 23 degrees 32 minutes Aries
We’ll have a new moon in Taurus on April 26th at 8:16AM ET. This new moon in Taurus can help us to find some more confidence where it may’ve been lacking, some more stability and security where we’ve been feeling a bit uncertain, and some calming energy where there’s been some chaos. This new moon comes in the other sign Venus rules, Taurus, after the Venus retrograde ends, so we can have an easier time dealing with the Taurus side of Venus and feel more stable, secure, and can especially focus on financial matters. This new moon also comes after Mercury retrograde leaves this sign, so we get a shot of good energy to try and right the ship that may’ve been steering off-course for the last couple weeks.
Taurus likes to keep things calm, subdued, and grounded, so this new moon can be a great time to do just that. Calm down areas of life that have been chaotic, take a more subdued, practical, easy-going approach to situations and problems, and get grounded so you don’t feel like you’re getting whiplash from the planets so much (something we’ll all be dealing with during this period of Venus and Mercury retrograde!). Slow it down and find that quiet center, and build from there. There’s no need to rush and fuss, go wild or get crazy. Take your time, enjoy the moment, and take it slow and steady.
The new moon occurs at 6 degrees 27 minutes Taurus. The major aspects to this new moon are:
Conjunction: 4 degrees 27 minutes - 8 degrees 27 minutes Taurus
Sextile: 4 degrees 27 minutes - 8 degrees 27 minutes Cancer or Pisces
Square: 4 degrees 27 minutes - 8 degrees 27 minutes Leo or Aquarius
Trine: 4 degrees 27 minutes - 8 degrees 27 minutes Virgo or Capricorn
Opposition: 4 degrees 27 minutes - 8 degrees 27 minutes Scorpio
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