April brings you a second Libra full moon, giving you another bash at the relationship issues that were highlighted at last month’s full moon.
Wait. What? There’s another full moon in the same sign?
There sure is! This is a true blue moon.
You’ll see a lot of over-the-top descriptions of the full moon clambering for attention on the interwebs. Most of them are meaningless and very silly. What really is a super blood werewolf moon, anyway?
The current common definition of a blue moon as ‘the second full moon in a calendar month’ has only been around since the mid-1980s. But what’s so special about a muggle month? Not much.
Every month except February has at least 30 days and there’s a full moon every 29.5 days, so two full moons in a calendar month is going to happen fairly regularly, almost always in different zodiacal signs.
Two full moons in the same zodiacal sign is special because it puts a specific house of your natal chart under the spotlight twice. In my opinion, this is much more worthy of a fancy folkloric title – like true blue moon.
Which makes the second Libra full moon that we have happening right now very interesting.
March’s Libra full moon was right at the start of the sign. April’s Libra full moon is right at the end. This means you get to double-dip into the themes ruled by Libra.
What house does Libra occupy in your natal chart? Check your horoscope for sign-specific tips.
There’s a progressive edge to this full moon that builds on the colloborative creativity of last month’s full moon.
The ruler of the Libra full moon is Venus. Venus has moved into Pisces, the mutable water sign. Venus is exalted in Pisces. This means that she is an honoured guest in this sign – everything is to her liking here and she doesn’t have the responsibilities of home.
In Pisces, Venus is more inclined towards change and is driven by emotional desire, rather than the shared ideals of Aquarius that characterised the previous Libra full moon.
Here, Venus ushers in a new sense of peace after the big shifts of March. With that very Neptunian Mercury retrograde, you may have forgotten that Uranus moved into Taurus early in March.
Venus brings harmony and cooperation to the chaos, channelling the wonderful Piscean ability to absorb and accomodate that can soften the dynamic new energy that is emerging.
Uranus is only 3 degrees away from the Aries Sun, electrifying the solar end of the full moon polarity. Just after the full moon peaks, the moon enters Scorpio and moves into the opposition with Uranus in Taurus.
A sudden emotional disturbance is likely and it is laced with a compelling desire for liberation.
Whatever (or whoever) you are liberating yourself from, bring some Venus-in-Pisces grace to the situation to avoid an all-or-nothing decisions that you later regret.
What is the second Libra full moon reflecting back to you? How have the Libran full moon themes evolved in your life?
It’s a Libra full moon. Seek a balanced outcome.
Full Moon at 29° Libra
19 Apr 2019, 9:12 pm AEST (Brisbane)
19 Apr 2019, 12:12 pm UTC (London)
19 Apr 2019, 7:12 am EST (New York)