Full Moon in Libra, April 16, 2022

The most attention getting aspect on the Full Moon at 26° 46’ Libra, 16 April, 11:56 AM PDT, is Pluto in Capricorn creating a cardinal T-Square with the Aries Sun and Libra Moon. Cardinal T-Squares are usually a call to action and in this instance Saturn in Aquarius (trine the Libra Moon and sextile the Aries Sun) will hopefully provide just enough drag to keep us from being too hasty. We might be able to finally see areas in our lives that need some house cleaning but it won’t hurt to take our time to figure out the best way to go about it. Another factor to take into account on this lunation is the preponderance of planets in earth and water with only the Sun, Moon and Saturn representing air and fire. Just one more reason to take slow, measured steps to reach our goals.

Libra’s ruler, Venus, is now in Pisces where it is exalted. Not only that, Venus is sextile a Mercury-Uranus conjunction in Taurus. Mercury in Taurus is not noted for making hasty decisions but conjoining Uranus may expedite matters in unexpected ways. This warm, loving energy can go a long ways to easing tensions in our relationships. Actions always speak louder than words and this is especially true at this time. For those handling financial matters, this aspect is a nice blend of earthy pragmatism and watery intuition. Spending time contemplating how we determine value can help in our decision making process regarding our financial picture. We could experience some great “ah ha” moments regarding both love and money matters.

The Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in Pisces sits in an interesting position in the Full Moon chart. It is semi-sextile the Aries Sun, inconjunct the Libra Moon, semi-sextile Saturn in Aquarius plus Jupiter in Pisces is making a waxing sextile to Pluto in Capricorn (exact on May 3). All the outer planet involvement can make us more aware than usual of greater forces at work in our lives, or perhaps give us the feeling of being a part of something larger than ourselves. It might be a good idea to divest ourselves of as many expectations for specific outcomes as is humanly possible. Saturn in Aquarius can help with detachment as well as with seeing the big picture. Jupiter-Neptune provide an abundance of compassion and generosity of spirit. It’s Pluto in Capricorn that may be the stumbling block, which is why learning to find a neutral place within when Pluto is active is so important to our health and well being. Pluto always issues invitations to drown in obsessive behaviors. What we can do is keep our eyes open and stay alert to emerging opportunities and/or dangers.

Mars slipped into Pisces a few days before the Full Moon and is basically sitting this lunation out. That bets the heck out of the agitation Mars in Aquarius caused when it was conjoining Saturn! Enjoy the peace and quiet.

In many ways, this Full Moon in Libra highlights how we handle the conflicts created when making sure we have enough “me” time (Aries) as well as time with our partners (Libra). Both may be endangered by the demands of our public duties. It is important to recognize when our career/professional life completely takes over and blots out everything else. The desire to be seen as successful can become an obsession (Pluto in Capricorn) which consumes almost all our time and energy. We have more options than we might realize, thanks to the wonderful energy coming from the planets in earth and water. As is often the case with harmonious aspects that do not demand our attention like tense ones, we’ll need to consciously engage our intuitive side when working through issues raised by this Full Moon in Libra. Now is also a great time to practice those things Libra excels at like using compromise and cooperation to reach agreement. Make practicing patience, tolerance and kindness a priority each and every day. Peace and love to all.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: Full Moon in eastern sky © Diane Lang


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