Libra Full Moon
April 5, 2023
What’s It All About?
We are on the cusp of our first Eclipse cycle in 2023.
Eclipses bring into focus what needs to change. We part with the old ways and are firmly set on new paths that open up greater potentials and promises for the future.
Eclipses can operate subtly to bring about that change, but more often than not, the changes are sudden and dramatic, knocking you (and everyone else) off balance for a correction course. After the Eclipses we enter a major a period of adjustment that can last for six months, or even longer.
The Eclipses are happening on the axis of the 1st (Aries) and 8th (Scorpio) houses. Both zodiac signs are ruled by the planet of war, energy and action, ambition and desire. The areas of your life related to your 1st (ego) and 8th (power) house are related to your personal ego identity and physical appearance (1st house), as well as your resources and valuation by others, the kind of power you wield (8th house).
Your personal identity and the valuation/benefit you receive from others is set to undergo major shifts. Aries (1st house) is the sign the north node is beginning to shift into. While Scorpio (8th house) is where the South Node has been transiting for the past year.
You are decidedly making choices that are right for you. Despite all the complications and intricacies going on, now suddenly everything can become clear and you absolutely know what is right for you and the choice(s) you need to make. You feel strong and clear at the Libra Full Moon!
Libra Full Moon
The Libra Full Moon stimulates your desire for harmony and balance in your relationships, and in the world at large. Usually the Libra Full Moon (especially one in the later degrees of the sign as this one is) would signify a push to be in more mature and fulfilling relationships.
This is a time when there is a longing for the realization of beauty, refinement, artistic and aesthetic pursuits. It can be a time when humanity as a whole can experience the rewards of justice coming to fruition.
The Libra Full Moon each year brings an opportunity for fulfillment and reward in your relationships. Whether business, or personal, relationships of all kinds can get a significant boost.
Now is a great time for negotiating and signing contracts that benefit all parties.
Full Moon energy motivates you to step into your personal power in both your personal and professional life. These are revolutionary and transformative energies at work for you.
It’s a great time to start a new business, project, or take your relationship to a whole new level. Perhaps you’ll be celebrating an engagement, or marriage.
The symbol of the zodiac sign of Libra is the modern symbol of lady justice, blindfolded, holding the scales of justice. Libra is a modern sign and a masculine one at that.
This is the sign of the sensitive, renaissance wo/man. A wo/man whose strength lies not in ‘old’ world machismo where might makes right, but rather whose breadth and depths of talents and interests marks the truly modern female/male who is not intimidated by equal rights, freedom and justice for all in the workplace, at home, or in society at large.
Librans are known for their love of elegance, charm and beauty. They crave balance, fairness and justice above all else. They are great admirers of the arts and thrive best in an orderly and aesthetically pleasing environment. Peace and harmony are absolutely essential for them to remain happy and productive. Librans can become over indulgent with their loved ones sometimes to a fault. They can become quite co-dependent and enable unhealthy behaviors from others if their well-being becomes intertwined with those they love.
Librans like to avoid conflict at any cost, which can result in their putting other’s needs before their own much of the time. Their generous nature can be exploited and taken advantage of.
Though Librans are a cardinal sign and natural leaders, their tendency to self-sacrifice can lead to a loss of self-respect and love. Librans can over give and feel unappreciated which can lead to burn out and loss of their own self-esteem. They must learn to pamper themselves as much as their loved ones. The art of mutuality in relations is one of Libran’s greatest lessons in life.
Aries/Libra Axis - what it means for you
Even though the south node has yet to begin its shift into Libra with this Libra Full Moon we get a preview of what’s about to come. Libra rules the 7th house of the zodiac, the relationship house. Venus, the planet of love, oversees this house.
The 7th house represents contracts and agreements and though marriage can be indicated in this house, it’s usually the legal side of marriage that’s represented.
Libra is infamous for being in codependent relationships. If you've been in a toxic, one-sided relationship you'd like to break away from, then the Libra Full Moon is for you!
There’s a tremendous opportunity for revelation and healing to occur at the time of Libra Full Moon, especially related to relationships and relationship patterns.
A previous contractual agreement that may not have worked out as planned can get released and something new and more promising can be negotiated. At least, that’s a potential scenario that can be at work now. With the kind of tension represented something has got to give.
Watch for resisting the inevitable and prolonging any agony over what hasn’t shaped up as you wanted. Something far better, easier and more workable is on the horizon if you will open to it. Watch out for being overly melodramatic. Keep your options open and your mind flexible.
The Libra Full Moon brings opportunities for releasing a contract or agreement that hasn’t worked out for you and offers healing at a personal level. At least that’s the potential promise of the Libra Full Moon if you are open to it.
What’s Up in Your Chart?
Tips for how the Libra Full Moon will affect you personally.
Everyone has the influence of the Libra Full Moon in one, or more areas of their chart. Here are a few areas of your chart to look for:
- Look to your 7th house (Libra house of relationships, ruled by Venus). Venus also rules the 2nd house (Taurus house of personal assets and values, ruled by Venus). What personal planets are located in these two houses?
- What house is your natal Venus located in your personal astrology chart?
- As Venus is currently transiting the sign of Taurus, all themes related to Venus are especially highlighted. Are you feeling motivated to receive and express more personal love and pleasure in your life?
- What house is Venus currently transiting in your own chart?
- The moon moves quickly through each sign and house, so whatever happens though it may leave a lasting impact upon your psyche the emotions will be transient. Best to let your emotions settle before taking action that may have long standing results.
Libra Full Moon Astrology
16° 07’ Libra Full Moon
Wednesday, April 5, 3:18pm PT
Moon Square Mars
Moon Opposes Jupiter
Moon Opposes Chiron
Mercury Sextile Saturn
Sun Conjunct Chiron
The Libra Moon promises fulfillment for relationships and contracts of all kinds. You must, however, be willing to negotiate in good faith and make adjustments, if needed, to unlock the potentials of this full moon. Legal matters can go well now. Some compromise may be in order. The devil is in the details when negotiating terms. Rewarding long term agreements are possible now. Balance, harmony and getting along well with others, are high priorities for you just now.
Healing Gemstones & Crystals
Blue Sapphire - acts as a protective shield from life’s dangers. A communications stone, sapphire is good for self-expression and connecting with others. Enhances intuition and mental clarity.
Key Essential Oil to Use: Rose Geranium
Use essential oils that promote balance and harmony.
Libra Full Moon Meditation
You can perform your meditation anytime starting from the time of the Libra Full Moon up until the First Quarter Waning Moon in Aquarius on April 13th at 2:11pm PT.
What you will need:
- A white candle
- Essential oil or blend - use one of the recommended oils, or blend of oils
Make sure you are in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed.
Light your white candle and inhale the scent of your essential oil. You can also scent your space prior to your meditation using an aroma diffuser.
Gaze into the candle flame as you begin to breathe in fully and deeply and exhale any tension. The candle flame reflects your own Divine heart center.
Continue inhaling the scent of your oil and releasing any tension for 1-5 minutes.
Archangel to Assist You
At this time, if you choose, you can invite Archangel Jophiel to assist you with your meditation. Angels are ‘light’ beings, simply meaning they are aligned with the creative power of the universe to create peace and harmony in our world.
A little Angel Therapy can help you stay balanced and healthy at this time of massive upheaval and change that’s occurring worldwide. The imbalance of elements that has upset the natural order of life is being brought to awareness in physical 3D manifestation, i.e. devastating floods, famine, pestilence, tornadoes, wildfires, tsunamis, earthquakes and extreme polarities that result in heated disagreements fueled by us and them mentality, and even war. It’s an unprecedented time when we are all being called to get right with life.
Archangel Jophiel’s name means, “Beauty of God, or God’s Beauty.”
With her flaming sword of truth Jophiel is said to dissolve arrogance, ignorance and closed-mindedness. She has been attributed with exposing corruption in governments and corporations, as well as helping to fight pollution and cleaning up the environment of our planet.
Linking with Jophiel can help increase your higher frequency energies of love, beauty and peace. S/he will help ensure that all of your desires are completely based in love. S/he is the perfect angel to help you to make the most of the opportunities available at Libra Full Moon.
Jophiel is associated with soft pink, peach, magenta and yellow tones.
Petition your heart and mind with the following affirmation
Take time to drink in and absorb the response by your heart and mind to fulfill your request. Allow yourself the time needed to fully engage in and experience the results of this meditation.
You can also make up your own personalized petitions that feel most suitable for you at this time.
- Thank you for helping me align with the higher streams of thought in my daily life.
Now, be still and silent as you rest in the beauty, light and love of your heart and mind united through this meditation.
Allow the alignment of your heart and mind as it rests in beauty, light and love to bring balance to your life. Empty yourself completely of any feeling of discomfort you may have been feeling. Just allow yourself to remain peaceful and calm.
Take as long as needed to complete this meditation. Repeat as needed whenever you feel the need to immerse yourself in the higher energies of light, love, beauty and peace. The constant remembrance of the higher frequencies of thought always available to you will help you live a more peaceful, happy and abundant life.
For more astrological insights about this particular Libra Full Moon, along with essential oil recipes, healing meditations, crystals & gemstones to use, eclipse seasons, super moons, planetary retrogrades, meaning of astrological aspects and much more check out my 2023 Astrological Moon Calendar.