Diplomacy and Transformation: the Libran Full Moon

Venus’s movement into Pisces on the 6th of April brings a yen for magical and romantic harmony, while the entry of Mars into Pisces just ten days later suggests that initiative and willpower are coloured by sensitivity and compassion for others. This augers well for dreaming, and for progressing creative projects, romance and spirituality. It’s time to go with the flow, relax and perhaps take a holiday.

Neptune, the planet of dreams and visions, has been in its own sign of Pisces since 2011 and will remain in Pisces until 2026. Planet of growth and hope Jupiter, the ancient ruler of Pisces, will catch up to it there on the 13th of April, for the first time since 1856. This last meeting coincided with the Romantic Era, while a previous meeting occurred during the height of the Renaissance, with emancipation also on the agenda. This is a time to dream of a more compassionate world and to focus on the realisation that we are not separate from others or from nature.

For a further clue to the narrative we look to the degree at which the two planets meet. Jupiter merges with Neptune at the 24th degree of Pisces characterised as On a Small Island Surrounded by a Vast Expanse of the Sea, People are Seen in Close Interaction. This profound degree of Pisces speaks to the need to consciously accept one’s own personal limitations in order to concentrate one’s energies and to live a centred and fulfilled life. While it is our life’s work to be truly ourselves, as individuals with a role in a vaster whole, we will all come to realize our oneness with humanity as a part of nature and the whole Earth. While Capricornian boundaries and the ego fulfil a necessary function, these ego-boundaries can not only expand but become a zone of intense interchange between inner and outer and between humanity and the universe.

The Full Moon occurs at 4:54 am on the 17th of April at 27 degrees of Libra which is described as An Airplane Sails High in the Clear Sky. This describes a consciousness able to transcend the conflicts and pressures of personal life. Through the use of one’s mind, backed by the efforts and struggles of past generations and the cooperation of others, the individual can gain a new perspective on human problems and reach freedom and peace in a celestial realm of being.  This is also about unity beyond polarity and transcendent realization.  It’s time to drop your sense of control over something that you no longer need to carry.

At the Libran Full Moon there is also a need to find a meeting point between the eager to please and harmonising Moon which opposes the assertively individualistic Aries Sun. This is a potentially transformative Full Moon with Pluto squaring both the Moon and the Sun which is suggestive of polarization in relationships and in decision making processes. There is a need to find a half-way meeting point in the struggle of ‘me’ versus ‘us’. Uranus is interacting positively with the Full Moon’s ruling planet Venus and joining up with negotiating Mercury. Perhaps this Full Moon will mark a creative and strategic turning point in events at local and global levels.

The Sun’s square to Pluto becomes exact on the 19th of April the day before the Sun moves into earthy and reliable Taurus.