Libra Full Moon – April 10 – 11, 2017
The Full Moon forms at 21 degrees, 32 minutes Libra at 11:08 pm PDT on April 10, 2017 and at 8:08 am GMT (BST) on April 11. The Libra-Aries polarity is all about the relationship to self and the relationship of self to other. It’s a referendum on relationships – all relationships – big ones, small ones, enemies, acquaintances, friends, lovers, exes, and current involvements. And let’s not forget those past life associations that come calling in the dreamtime and sometimes (oftentimes!) in broad daylight!
With Venus retrograde it’s a check-in with our past, current, and future relationships. It’s also about what we value and how we represent that stance in the world. Actually all but two planets are currently retrograde. This year is a year of review. It’s also shaping up to be a year of weird unexpected and not necessarily pleasant surprises. There’s a Cardinal T-square in effect. And every time the Moon slips into Cancer, she activates the old Cardinal cross of 2012-15. As the wheel of the year continues to turn the changes will keep pace. There will be no “down time”, though some months will be easier than others.
Take a look at what’s happening now and what’s coming up for the rest of the year.
Mercury in Taurus stationed Rx on 4/9. He will station direct on 5/2/17
Venus Rx is now retracing her steps through the last degrees of Pisces. She will station direct on 4/15/17 at 26 Pisces and return to 12 Aries where she stationed Rx on March 4.
Jupiter is Rx in Libra until 6/9/17.
Saturn retrograded in Sadge on 4/5. He will station direct on 8/25.
Pluto is retrograde from 4/20 to 9/28.
Uranus will Rx on 8/3 and station direct on 1/1/2018 (Happy New Year! That should be interesting!
Neptune will Rx on 6/16 and station direct on 11/21.
Only Mars escapes a retrograde cycle this year.
Aries is all about ME. Who am I?
Libra is all about WE. Who are we?
This Full Moon in Libra is conjunct Jupiter and opposite Uranus and the Sun. The Sun is exalted in Aries. So Aries is feeling very powerful and motivated – even more than usual with the energies of Uranus and the encouragement of the Sun, propelling him to seek freedom, independence, adventure, individuation, revolution, at any cost and right this minute! Libra seeks relationship, companionship, balance, diplomacy, and aesthetic perfection. This full Moon in Libra so close to Jupiter expands the usual parameters of the Libra experience. He, in his retrograde, boosts the energy of the Full Moon and makes the review and revision of relationships a real priority. The Full Moon takes her light from the Sun in his exaltation and receives additional support from Jupiter. This alignment is much more universal in nature, insisting that love of the self and others is essential – especially at this time on this planet. We can’t have one without the other.
At the same time, Uranus and Sun in Aries and Moon Jupiter in Libra receive a square from Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto continues to insist on evolution and transformation at a personal, societal and universal levels, with the added caveat that we take full responsibility for ourselves at all levels of being in order to be effective in the transformations that will be manifesting as Pluto in Capricorn transits the last half of that sign. Pluto and Uranus were conjunct in Virgo in the 1960’s, which as you know, was a time of great political upheaval and social revolution. The current transit of Capricorn is the square to that event. Squares require adjustment, and rectification. These changes must be made, calibrated, and secured so that Humanity can fulfill its challenges and promises when Pluto moves into Aquarius in November 2024. If we are unable to shoulder the responsibilities that face us now, all bets are off for the Utopian Age of Aquarius world we’ve been looking forward to.
We are in a critical phase of spiritual evolution and growth. Welcome to Retro-World 2017. This year will provide us with the opportunity to review, rethink, restructure, release, and re-align. Make no mistake. These times are a crucible. We are truly forging a new reality. The materials we are using have not been used successfully here on Earth for eons. We have come here again and again. And now we’re back at this time – to do this – to translate, transform, and transcend – and most of all to evolve in time, space, and spirit and to reunite as one in love. We can do it. I know we can. You know it too.