April 2012 Full & New Moons: Full Moon in Libra & New Moon in Taurus
April 2012 comes to us with a full moon in Libra, sign of relationships, bringing out emotions with others and a need for balance. It also comes with a new moon in Taurus, a grounded earth sign who helps us feel calm and collected.
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are exactly opposing one another in the zodiac. It tends to signal a time of endings, culminations, and things coming to fruition. A new moon occurs when the transit Sun and Moon are in the exact same spot in the zodiac, called a conjunction. It tends to signal a time of new opportunities, growth, and optimism.
New and full moons have an impact for around 2 weeks before and after (from the previous new/full moon to the next).
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April 6th 2012 Full Moon in Libra
A full moon occurs at 3:19PM ET at 17 degrees 23 minutes of Libra. In Libra, this Full Moon is good to examine relationships and commitment. Issues in relationships will be a topic on people's minds, and what it means to be committed.
You can spend some quality, one-on-one time with a loved one or partner, trying to get closer to one another. Issues related to equality and discrimination may be evaluated. Mediation may be undertaken.
We all may wonder about finding peace and harmony, and whether or not that's even possible, and want to do something about all the fighting. We may try to strike a balance wherever we can, bringing harmony into our own lives. This can make us more open-minded when it comes to compromise, and we can be more considerate when negotiating.
If you're a Libra Sun, Moon, or mid-Libra rising, you may feel the effects of this moon most.
April 21st 2012 New Moon in Taurus
A new moon occurs at 3:18AM ET at 1 degree 35 minutes of Taurus. In Taurus, this New Moon is good to get in touch with your senses. Eat rich foods, wear luxurious fabrics, listen to melodic music, watch sunset. Experience life using your senses and feel rooted in your body and to the Earth. This is a sensual, indulgent time to bask in.
In an Earth sign, we can do more for our planet. We may care more about the world around us, the air we breathe and the land we walk on. We can be more caring for the Earth, and want to improve where we can.
This New Moon sextiles Neptune, so if we do something for the Earth, it'll likely be related to water (our oceans, lakes, drinking water, etc.), and we may be drawn more to music, stimulating our sense of hearing. We could also focus on the arts, our dreams, or subconscious.
If you're a Taurus Sun, Moon, or rising, you may feels the effects of this moon most.
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations