Full Moon in Libra, March 20, 2019

Relationship issues are front and center on this Full Moon at 0° 09′ Libra on 20 March 2019, 06:43 PM PDT. One factor at work is Uranus in Taurus and another is a square between the ruling planets of Aries and Libra, Mars in Taurus and Venus in Aquarius.

It does seem to shake up the atmosphere when Uranus changes signs because Uranus is a ‘loud’ planet. The Libra Moon and Aries Sun form awkward but intense aspects to Uranus in Taurus. It is inconjunct the Moon and semi-sextile the Sun. This can translate into getting caught off guard by issues in our relationships. One possibility is finding out how far apart the individuals are when it comes to money and how to handle it. Another has to do with facing the realization core values are in conflict. These are not easy matters to resolve either. Libra is willing to find acceptable compromises, Aries not so much. We need to have frank discussions about these issues when entering a relationship rather than finding out after commitments have been made. Yes, it will probably be awkward as all get out but it will save pain down the line.

The square between Mars in Taurus and Venus in Aquarius is complicated by having two outer planets, Jupiter and Pluto, aspecting both as well. Mars is trine Pluto in Capricorn and Venus is sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius. Taken separately both are splendid aspects but since all five planets aspected each other, the sweet aspects to Venus and Mars lose a lot of their sparkle. The simplest way to look at this mess is this . . . success comes from a combination of luck, generosity and LOTS of hard, consistent effort. We can meet the person of our dreams but it will take work if the relationship is going to last. No free lunches this time around!

Mercury is still retrograde in Pisces and still widely conjoined Neptune. The saving grace is a sextile to pragmatic Saturn in Capricorn. Diligent, careful pursuit of the facts can prevent making costly errors. Those who persist in ignoring reality are not likely to enjoy the outcomes once Mercury stations direct, especially after it reaches Aries mid-April.

This is one of the more significant lunations this year, falling as it does on the equinox as well as being the final Super Moon of 2019. The four outer planets (Saturn in Capricorn, Uranus in Taurus, Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn) are now all in earth and water signs for the next year. This sets a rather somber underlying tone to the celestial atmosphere and emphasizes practical solutions. We get our first real taste of the effects on this Libra Full Moon when all four outer planets are aspecting personal planets, thus bringing home their lessons in an immediate way. This Full Moon is also a cardinal sign wake-up call and a harbinger of things to come over the next three to six months. No better time to practice being kind, patient and tolerant!

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: Libra © Yuhon