Full Moon in Libra – April 9, 2009

The Return of Perspehone by Frederic LeightonThe Full Moon is always about bringing two different agendas, represented by the Sun and Moon, into balance. When the Moon is in Libra, this is particularly emphasized. Libra is the mediator of the zodiac, offering a fair, even-handed point of view.

Jupiter in Aquarius is closely trine the Full Moon at 19? 53′ Libra and sextile the Sun at 19? 53′ Aries, giving this lunation an optimistic tone and asking everyone to continue to take the big picture into account. We are still in a time of new beginnings, but now the Libra Moon says we need to take into consideration what others are thinking and feeling rather than forging ahead in true Aries style.

We also need to consider Venus, Libra’s ruler, and Mars, ruler of Aries. On the Full Moon, Venus is still retrograde in Aries and Mars is in Pisces, which tones down his more aggressive side. What this says to me is this is not the time to push our agendas and demand results. Plus, Venus is still recovering from her second exact square to Pluto on April 3 and may be feeling somewhat bruised. Pluto in Capricorn is very set on reining in Venus’s desire to indulge in what he sees as frivolities. (We still have one last exact square between these two on May 2.)

Mars in Pisces is exactly inconjunct the Libra Moon, and with both of those signs preferring to conciliate and negotiate, attempts to confront others can lead to all kinds of avoidance behaviors on their parts. If you Mars types find this discouraging, remember your day is coming on April 22, when Mars moves into Aries. By then, Venus will be direct and on her way back into Aries, arriving on the April 24. Then it’s stand back and let ‘er rip!

The same rectangular pattern we saw at the Full Moon in Leo on February 9 appears on this Full Moon, with Mars in Pisces rather than Uranus holding down one corner. Fire is represented by Aries instead of Leo, and Libra is the air sign, not Aquarius. Saturn in Virgo is the same. This pattern has the same feeling of dissonance and the need for resolution as we felt before. What area of our lives is demanding deconstruction in order to be rebuilt on a new and better foundation? If we follow the sour note to its source and do the work, we may be able to prevent further deterioration. Another question may be, is this situation worth saving, or would it be better to let it go all together?

A grand trine in earth with Pluto in Capricorn, Mercury in Taurus, and Ceres in Virgo adds lovely harmonious overtones. It is appropriate for Pluto and Ceres to be on speaking terms when spring is arriving in the Northern hemisphere and nature is showing off her spring clothes. This is the season when Persephone rejoins her mother after wintering in the underworld. For us mortals, the grand trine gives an opportunity to mend fences and put together plans for where we want to go next. Of course, since earth is the element, good sense and practicality rule the day.

We still find Neptune and Chiron traveling together semi-sextile Uranus. The ongoing background theme is to remember to be compassionate and stay aware of the importance of thinking globally while acting locally. Innovative ideas benefiting the greatest number of people will be well-received now. The best use of the Neptune-Chiron conjunction in Aquarius is always to take the high road, because negative behaviors and attitudes are very likely to backfire.

There is a great pair of Sabian symbols for this lunation. The first one is for the Sun at 20 Aries, “A young girl feeding birds in winter,” with the keyword HOSPITALITY. There is a purity of intent in this image, a simple example of caring with no agenda that it would behoove all of us to emulate in these trying times.

For the Moon at 20 Libra, the Sabian symbol is, “A rabbi performing his duties,” with the keyword HERITAGE. Even though the ongoing opposition between Saturn in Virgo and Uranus in Pisces has abated some in intensity, it is still humming away in the background. This symbol offers the idea that we can draw upon the richness of traditions (Saturn) and use those to inspire us to create new ones (Uranus) – a timely reminder that life is a process, never static.

Remember to be respectful and kind to others. It certainly won’t hurt and it may just throw your enemies off their stride!

Libra hates Venus Rxposted by Neith . . .

**Please read Pat’s weekly forecast for this week, April 6, for her thoughts about this week.

Image: This painting, The Return of Persephone by Frederic Leighton, fits so well with the grand trine in earth I couldn’t resist using it.

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8 thoughts on “Full Moon in Libra – April 9, 2009

  1. Neith Post author

    It just registered with my frazzled mind this Full Moon will happen on the mid-point between my Sun & Moon. We’ll see how that goes!

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  2. Matt

    For me this day seemed to be a new moon because I’ve been out 5 hours and I met everyone I know and each of them were new situations, I met again a friend I knew on January 1 and than I thought he was not so kind, but today I discovered he’s very kind and we will met again in few days and he’s brilliant, so, maybe he will be a new friend very soon.
    And, my neighbro/brother Luca today was kind like in the old days ( before he became an anarchic free-going easy-going etc. ) he returned to be affectionate.

    I also noticed that very often many other people are invasive friends who are kind and okay but they don’t want to let me leave for hours! lol
    I will find a solution…Although I like them

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  3. nnyc

    Whoa, this full Moon falls almost exactly at my Ascendant (and the Sun at my Descendant).

    What should I be ready for?

    I’ve just started a new relationship, and I also experienced the sudden death of a dear friend and mentor yesterday.

    n

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  4. Matt

    Today I realized what’s he reality about my friendship with two of my neighbors…In fac, although I can’t find any issue about which we can argue, I can’t really stand the things they want to talk about.
    I mean, they are so heckingly boring…But I can’t say this to them…
    My young neighbor/brother and neighbor/sister and my best friend since age 9 instead, they are great!
    I think I cannot lose my time with that two, I have tons and tons and tons of things to talk about, they have silly things.
    During those days I found a new group of foreigners that I would like so much to join, but although I’m getting myself very very noticed near them, I’m shy and I cannot find a way to join them.
    When I’m not with the great sis/neighb and with the others I find myself alone, and sometimes I don’t like it.

    I want different friends, and I want to join that group, and I will find a way, although I know I musn’t exaggerate in making myself noticed around them.

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  5. Matt

    HEY! Now I know what I was dreaming about ( mega-storm, snow in spring ) this is the Yellowstone supervolcano eruption!
    I dreamt about it on March 13 2008 and February 24 2009

    This is why I dreamt a big city completely burned and those climate problems.

    I have a dear friend who lives in Bozeman, Montana, near that place!She ‘s there to study, but she lived in Italy!

    In the dream there was her family!

    Knowing the time my dreams come true this eruption could happen anytime in this April or in September and October.

    My dreams usually come true 26 days later or seven months after.

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  6. Matt

    While I’m keeping guessing things who happen like Raven in That’so Raven show on tv, I re-contacted yesterday the friend who moved on messenger, he moved near my town, and today I met him by chance twice, in the town, in a scene similar to a dream I had in 2007. And I re-start having dreams in which I’m doing things at school with him, this hasn’t any sense, but he’s fine to me…Lol

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  7. deb

    Matt, Yellowstone rumbled in March. But everything appears normal. For now.

    On the other hand, there has been quite a bit of seismicity. In addition, a submarine volcano erupted off of Tonga– gosh, what stunning imagery. No need to go into Mt. Redoubt since I think you get it.

    Snow in Spring. Well, New York and New Jersey DID get some snow, last week, which was unusual!

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  8. Matt

    Today, Easter, I was watching an episode of the 7th Heaven tv show about Ruthie that met at school a girl who was homeless.
    I was already suspecting it for many reasons, but today I may have found a reason more to suspect something:

    At least two of the members ( boys ) of the group of my neighborhood could actually be very very poor.

    They are always outside, since early morning to the evening, they are always wearing the same things and they change always house, and I was thinking they were visiting some relatives, but I actually think they are hosts of some of their friends.
    When there are some days important for my town they sell, or try to sell baloons for kids and they remain hours on the streets.
    I don’t think they are home-less, because in my opinion they are very very poor but not like that.
    Anyway, today, sadly, I may have seen one of them enter a place that is like a castle, where me and my friends days ago we’ve seen that this place is filled with things brought there.
    I don’t like what I’ve seen…I don’t want to discover they could be poor to this level. It’s sad. I mean, they could be 16 years old! I really really hope I’m wrong.
    I see them almost everyday, they are playing football with friends and they were present in many days I can remember for my life, they were there, on the streets or in the parks.
    The first times I’ve ever seen them, I look t one boy and I said ” This is Tobias from Animorphs! Those boy is identical to the cover-boy of my science-fiction book! “.
    Well, I can say, well, that ” Tobias ” really exists, in someway. If I discover that they are so poor, I will be so sad. It’s not fair. No 16 years old deserves a life like that. Relly, I hope I’m wrong.

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