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There’s a time and place for everything, and the good news is, you can always depend on the phases of the moon for clarity and guidance. With another full moon on the way, it’s important to consider the symbolism of this lunar phase, in order to make sense of the way it can affect your current reality. As you may remember, the moon reaches its peak of fullness once every month, when it sits directly across from the sun, and becomes illuminated in all its glory. The moon is a symbol of our emotional foundation and innermost feelings, while the sun represents our soul purpose and physical reality.
With a stellium of planets (sun, Jupiter, Chiron) transiting through overzealous Aries—a sign where the ego is strengthened, because the sun is exalted—there is much greater emphasis on the “self,” and our relationship with autonomy. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and its cardinal fires are a representation of our primal essence, and carnal desires. Governed by red-hot Mars—the planet of assertion, aggression, combat, desire—the essence of Aries is easily triggered, activated and quick to respond. It charges forward without fear or hesitation. Contrarily, Libra’s justice-seeking archetype has no problem detaching from the “self,” if that means there’s an opportunity for connection, relatability and equilibrium. Governed by Venus—planet of love, beauty, abundance, values, pleasure—this cardinal air sign will choose harmony and balance above all, as it prefers to avoid confrontation and keep things amicable, and neutral. Now that you’ve got the gist of (Mars and Venus) these polar-opposite energies, let’s take a closer look at April’s full pink moon in Libra.
Lighting up the night sky on April 6 at 12:34 a.m. EST—via 16 degrees of Libra—this lunation is bringing awareness to everything from the lack of balance in your current reality to the differences in your interpersonal connections. Keep in mind, there are three planets in Aries, and its celestial ruler, Mars, is transiting through sentimental Cancer, where it is not only prone to defensiveness, but also indirect behavior. Taking it a step further, Cancer is governed by the moon, which brings us back to the full moon Libra. This is encouraging us to reflect on where we’ve unconsciously disregarded others, and/or their personal perspective. Have you been overexerting your desires, and lost touch with the value of compromise? Venus (Libra’s ruler) will be traveling through its other sign of rulership, Taurus, which is also oriented with the self (similar to Aries), as it is representative of our finances, stability and what is practical in our personal lives.
All in all, there is a need to remain grounded, neutral and in harmony with our feminine and masculine energies. The sun will also be sitting alongside the wounded healer, Chiron, which could potentially highlight an area that requires vulnerability, and healing. This is where we are also encouraged to step back, and observe our situation with a different pair of lenses. On another note, the moon’s ruler, Venus, will also harmonize with Neptune, adding a soft and intuitive layer of compassion, empathy and idealism which, in turn, inspires us to look inward, and accept ourselves and our circumstances fully. Finding the peace and harmony your soul craves will always require a significant amount of courage, but it ultimately starts with you. Mars will also be in harmony with Saturn, supporting our desire to set firm boundaries and to be more self-reliant. So, if you’re realizing you’re ready to break free from a contractual agreement, or perhaps a relationship that is no longer resonating with you at a soul level, trust your intuition.
Without further ado, read on for your full moon in Libra horoscope and reflection:
Charging up your seventh house of agreements, compromise and significant others, this full moon will bring everything from your closest relationships to the dynamic of your connections into focus. This is a whole lot of "me vs. we" energy, and you're likely confronting personal desires and/or past wounds in the process. This is especially true for those of you who have been healing a lack mentality, as Venus' sextile to Neptune is encouraging you to surrender doubts, fears and insecurities. You are equally as supported by the cosmos as you are divinely guided. Full moon reflection: What kind of relationships are you hoping to manifest? How have you personally evolved in this area of life?
Self-care is self-love, Taurus. Venusian and harmony-seeking, the moon will peak via the sign of Libra, igniting your responsible sixth house of work routines, health habits, and due diligence. The ruler of this lunation is also transiting through your sign, and in harmony with compassionate Neptune, adding an intuitive and divine feminine component to your full-moon moment. Are you willing to meet someone at work half-way? Past wounds regarding your desire to retreat, rest and surrender could come up for review simultaneously. Full moon reflection: Are you open and willing to compromise with a significant other? How has your day-to-day lifestyle evolved in the past six months?
Step away from the crowd, and honor your inner child, Gemini. The full moon will touch down on your fifth house of children, passion projects and self-expression, highlighting everything from the individuals who inspire you on a creative level to the balance you seek when in regards to self-love, and recognition. Venus will also be transiting your 12th house of surrender, amidst dancing with Neptune in your career sector. Full moon reflection: Is your professional life inhibiting your personal life? How can you remain true to your heart's desires, and maintain healthy relationships in the process?
Home is where your heart is, Cancer. The moon will light up your domestic fourth house of home, family and innermost feelings, and all while its harmony-seeking ruler (Venus) transits through your 11th house of associations, community and extended networks. Keep in mind, in addition to highlighting the dynamic of your family unit, and extended family for that matter, Venus will sextile Neptune via your expansive ninth house of self-discovery. Your definition of home is continuously transforming. Full moon reflection: How has your work vs. life balance evolved in the past six months? Is there a particular community of individuals you feel comfortable leaning on?
You're leader above all, Leo. Although, with the moon reaching its peak of fullness in Libra, you're being encouraged to take a step back and consider the perspective of your peers, siblings and/or neighbors. Also, Venus in your career sector is fueling this moon, which can also highlight your relationships in the workplace, as well as the dynamic of your conversations. Outdated beliefs could also come up for review, so don't hesitate to lean on someone you trust for clarity and guidance. Full moon reflection: How has your communication style evolved in the last six months? Are you conscious of philosophies you hold that no longer serve you?
Sharing is caring, Virgo. However, this full moon is urging you to step away from the fear of autonomy, so you can fully embrace the new beginnings that are taking place in your money sector. This is especially true when it comes to your value systems, and personal desires. Venus (the ruler of this lunation) is also transiting through your expansive ninth house of travel, adventure and self-discovery, and all while harmonizing with Neptune in your relationship sector. Your values and general perception of stability is shifting in a positive way. Full moon reflection: Where do you currently lack balance and stability in your personal life? Is an affiliate or joint venture contributing to this?
Happy full moon, Libra. The pink moon is glimmering in your name, and your celestial ruler (Venus) is in harmony with enchanting Neptune, amidst journeying through your eighth house of intimate unions, joint ventures, shared resources and other people's money. It's important to also consider the stellium of energies activating your seventh house of compromise, contractual agreements, and significant others, as you are being encouraged to bring awareness to your heart's desires, mindfulness rituals, and general peace of mind. Full moon reflection: Are your current relationships in alignment with your values? How have your levels of assertion evolved in the past six months?
Your dreams take precedence under this pink moon, Scorpio. Hovering over your mystifying 12th house of secrets, inhibitions, and unconscious patterns, while its ruler (Venus) transits through your relationship sector, you are being encouraged to go within during this time, especially those of you who have been self-sacrificing and/or disregarding your spiritual well being for the sake of a commitment. Venus will also be in harmony with Neptune, which adds a romantic flair to the aura of this lunation, but it's up to you to decide how to harness this magic. Creatively or romantically, you're being enlightened. Full moon reflection: When was the last time you took a personal day to recharge your energy? Are your daily routines fulfilling you?
No new friends, Sagittarius? With the moon reaching its peak of fullness via your 11th house of associations, community affairs and future visions, there is greater emphasis on the dynamic of your social atmosphere, and general contributions in the world. Keep in mind, the ruler of this lunation (Venus) continues to transit through Taurus, and your sixth house of daily rituals, due diligence and acts of service, but it will dance with Neptune in your fourth house of home, family and innermost feelings. This brings emphasis to your personal life, as well as the dynamic of your rituals. What's no longer in alignment with your soul's truth? Full moon reflection: Are your social networks built upon a solid foundation? How can you give back to your community, or to someone in need?
The success you crave will always require a certain amount of balance, Capricorn. For instance, as the moon peaks in Libra and your 10th house of authority, it will directly oppose the sun, Chiron and Jupiter in your fourth house of home, family and innermost feelings. Reflect on the foundation of your upbringing and that of your relationship with parental figures, and leaders in the workplace. Venus (the ruler of this lunation) will also be transiting through your fifth house of self-expression, and all while dancing with Neptune in your communication sector. A life-long dream could serendipitously come true in your career sector. Full moon reflection: How has your relationship with authority evolved? Are personal matters inhibiting you professionally?
Consider your options, Aquarius. This is especially true with the moon glimmering through Libra, and before reaching its peak of fullness in your ninth house of expansion and self-discovery. Luna's ruler, Venus, is currently transiting through your domestic fourth house of family, and all while dancing with Neptune in your second house of security. A close sibling or relative could bring you perspective, and in ways you're not expecting. If wounds around communication and your immediate environment come up for review, lean on your peers and keep an open mind in the process. Full moon reflection: How have your significant others influenced your belief systems? How can this new-found perspective contribute to your sense of security?
Themes of give and take are of greater emphasis under this pink moon, Pisces. For instance, in addition to the fact that this full moon will charge up your intimate eighth house of mergers, joint ventures and shared resources, Luna will be in direct opposition to the sun and Chiron in your stability-seeking second house of finances, and sense of security. How can you step away from solely prioritizing your personal gain, in order to lend a hand to a significant other in need? Serious Saturn is also in your sign, and with the moon's ruler, Venus, transiting through your communication sector, you could be partaking in conversations that revolve around your stability, and value systems. Heart to heart conversations will stabilize and nourish your relationships. Full moon reflection: How can you take the lead in your relationship, without losing sight of your special someone's needs? Have you kept your word?