Lunar Living Astrology
Libra Full Moon
April 8, 2020
in: Libra 18°
April 8, 2020 @ 2:36 a.m. GMT
April 7, 2020 @ 7:36 p.m. PDT -7
Sun is Aries, 18° 44'
Moon is Libra, 18° 44'
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While I recognize that so many astrologers are focused on the pandemic during this full moon, let's instead focus on the traits that this full moon has that can help us to cope.
This is a Super Moon (closest to the earth) and when resting on the horizon, it will appear spectacularly large, if there are no clouds to impede the view. Some Native Americans referred to this moon as the Pink Moon, not because it was pink, but because the flowers blooming at this time of the year were extraordinarily pink.
Sun in Aries opposes the Moon in Libra, but there are no other major aspects connecting them to other planets within this chart. The Sun encourages us to be action oriented, to be innovative and inventive, but at the same time, can instill a sense of impatience and impulsiveness that can scatter our energies. The Moon in Libra encourages our emotions to be more accepting and potentially romantic. We may compromise too much in an attempt to get what we think we want. Remember that the Moon will be transiting out of bounds at least twice a month (sometimes three) for the next few years. The Moon was OOB the first of April. It will be OOB again April 13 and 14. Those dates can be an emotionally vulnerable period, so be aware.
Mercury in Pisces just moved out of a conjunction with Neptune. Mercury is now forming sextiles to Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn. This can be a big plus by allowing us to see right to the core of situations. While some will be challenged to think beyond the current constraints without harming ourselves or others. Decisions will feel intuitive and instinctive while Mercury moves through Pisces.
Venus, now in Gemini, began its Out of Bounds (OOB) journey on April 2, and will stay OOB until June 2. This most definitely contributes to feelings of vulnerability and stress. It is not uncommon to experience catastrophic events from Mother Nature during this time. Venus' nature in Gemini tends to present as being unfocused and opportunistic. Our creative spirit may be somewhat eclectic and quirky. On the plus side, this tends to contribute to an adaptability with unusual characteristics. While it may be a useful survival strategy in the moment, it may not be the healthiest. Recognizing this will help us to let go of the strategy as soon as it is no longer useful.
Venus is currently trine to Mars and Saturn in Aquarius. There is a sense of ease in finding others with like-minded attitudes. This can also contribute to healthy partnerships, be it in marriage or in business, at least for the moment.
As mentioned already, Mars and Saturn are conjunct in Aquarius. We are inclined to be diverse in how we find ways to energize our spirits and bodies. When Mars moves through Aquarius, we tend to feel vested in humanitarian ideals. While it can be fleeting, it also provides us with a sense of freedom from how we felt while Mars was in Capricorn. The irony of this conjunction with Saturn, is that we might also be feeling as though our sense of spirit (freedom) is being restrained. We have all these ideas with seemingly no way to express them. In truth, it is not the restraint that is holding us back. It is that we have few ideas about how to make those ideas viable. That is the nature of Aquarius; innovative and inventive. But it always butts up against the arbitrary rules of Capricorn's authoritative mandates.
Mars and Saturn are forming a square to Uranus in Taurus. This only adds to our feelings of creative frustration. We are more prone to accidents and unintended consequences. Sometimes it feels like the only luck we have is bad.
Speaking of luck, there is Jupiter in Capricorn, forming a conjunction with Pluto. Anyone who has a Pluto and Jupiter conjunction in their natal chart can comprehend the complexity of this occurrence. There tends to be an intensity that few comprehend, and many will fear. There is no middle ground with this conjunction. We either learn how to take charge of it, or simply need to get out of its way. Jupiter and Pluto form a conjunction approximately every 12 to 13 years, and I personally call this the Jupto Effect. You know how, when we pray, we may ask for a better understanding of God's Will, whatever that may be? Well, yah, this is kind of what Jupiter and Pluto are doing, when they get together in a conjunction. A smattering of good luck and a smattering of the Universe's Karma thrown in.
Now, add in the fact that Jupiter and Pluto are forming a loose sextile to Neptune in Pisces and we may be contemplating, or at the very least, wondering about our connections to some higher power. If used correctly, we are able to develop a sense of empathy for others that we may not normally be able to comprehend.
There are no planets transiting in retrograde motion until the end of April. So that is a positive in this chart and for most of the month.
Overall, there is a better balance of receptive placements for this full moon's chart. We are able to find a sense of balance between both the masculine and feminine traits with courage and patience working cohesively in our favor. If we throw Chiron into the mix of elemental placements, that would give us two placements in Fire, plus two placements in Water. There are three placements in Earth and four in Air. This can feel calming to have a well balanced chart during a full moon. Our emotions are tempered with practicality and logic. At least, for the day, we feel as though we have some sense of control in our situations.
Meditation for the April 8th Full Moon
I'm a human being from the planet Earth.
© J. McCaul - Lunar Living Astrology, 2020 (All Rights Reserved)
1) Goldschneider, G. 1994, The secret language of birthdays, New York, NY; London, Engl.: Victoria, Austr.: Auckland, NZ., Penguin Studio Books.
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