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"Moon of My Desire:" March 2021's Full Moon in Libra

by Kaitlyn Maura 3 months ago in astronomy

On Sunday, March 28th, at 2:48 PM, there will be a Full Moon at 8'18 degrees of the harmonious and social sign of Libra. Here's what to expect.

"Lady in Cresant Moon, Gazing down on a Man in the Moonlight, Stars..." by Henry Clive

On Sunday, March 28th, at 2:48 PM, there will be a Full Moon at 8'18 degrees of the harmonious and social sign of Libra. Here's what to expect.

What is a Full Moon?

A Full Moon occurs when the sun is opposite the moon, representing the peak, or climax of the lunar cycle. Throughout history, Full Moons have been known to cause unexpected events, and strange behavior. Because the two luminaries are in opposition to one another, Full Moons are known to highlight any opposing forces or polarities in your life, such as the balance between self and the other, the balance between the masculine and feminine, and the balance between work and home.

Full Moons are also good times to reflect on where you are in life, and where you are headed. While the period between the New Moon and the Full Moon is a time for setting (and achieving) goals, the period between the Full Moon and the next new moon is a time for letting go. Full Moons can also bring about climactic events, and awaken us to powerful truths and realizations. The effects of a Full Moon usually last about two weeks, until the new moon comes along and starts a new cycle.

The Full Moon in Libra (opposite the Sun in Aries) highlights the balance between idealism and action, self-care verse social harmony, individualism verse community and more generally, self vs. other.

It may help to think back to whatever intentions you set around the New Moon in Pisces for they should be coming into fruition at this time, as well as six months back to the New Moon in Libra. Certain themes may be repeating themselves. Whatever thoughts or intentions you plant now should come into fruition by the New Moon in Aries on April 11th.

Check your natal chart to see which houses Aries and Libra fall into. This will tell you more about how the Full Moon will affect you personally. You can also book a reading with me by clicking this link.

Those with personal planets or angles between 3 and 13 degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) will most especially be affected by this Full Moon.

"Libra," print by Esteban Maroto

Full Moon in Libra March 2021

As a social air sign ruled by Venus, the planet of love, Libra is often thought of as "the sign of relationships." It's scales are thought to be a symbol of marriage or union: the idea of two opposing forces being brought together. Libra seeks balance and symmetry in all sectors of life, relationships being one of them. The Moon in Libra is especially sensitive to the feelings of other people, easily frustrated by any lack of harmony in their surroundings. But the Moon has dignity in the first decan of Libra where the Full Moon (8'18 degrees) takes place, which looked at on it's own makes me think that relational matters should go relatively well at this time.

On the other hand, the Sun, planet of the self or ego, has dignity in Aries, an independent fire sign ruled by Mars, the planet of war. Confident and a bit selfish at times, this sign is usually more associated with individualism and self-love than it is relationships.

Hajime Sorayama, 1982... Opening Up Our Hearts

Interestingly, however, Libra's ruling planet, Venus, will be exactly conjunct the Sun in Aries at 8'56 degrees. Feelings of passion are likely to be explosive and unrestrained at this time. While this may lead to a climax or realization in your love life at this time, which can be good, unfortunately, these feelings of passion might also include loneliness or even anger. I say this because the Sun and Venus will also be exactly conjunct Chiron, the minor planet associated with wounds and healing. Furthermore, all three of these celestial bodies will be opposite the Full Moon in Libra, intensifying our feelings, for better or worse. Whether it's affection or heartbreak, our feelings may overpower us at this times, to the point where we have no choice but to express them. One message this Full Moon sends us is that there is a fine line between love and hate. Those we love the most are often the ones who hurt us the most, not because they're meaner or more aggressive (I am not trying to justify abusive relationships here) but simply by virtue of being invested in them. The more you care about someone, the more likely it is that you'll take their reactions personally, even when the hurt they inflicted on you is 100% unintentional or maybe even something they specifically went out of their way to avoid.

Aside from that, the Moon makes a grand trine to the Mars / North Node conjunct at 13 degrees Gemini and Saturn at 11 degrees Aquarius, with the Sun / Venus / Chiron making a sextile to these two planets. Like Jupiter, the North Node expands whatever it touches, and the North Node's conjunction to Mars makes confrontation more likely. Especially since this sign takes place in Gemini, a Mercury-ruled air sign associated with communication, the North Node-Mars conjunction and it's trine to the Moon gives us the courage to talk about the things that might be hurting us. I think Saturn, as a planet associated with stability, provides a container that will make these conversations safe to have. Saturn's aspects to Venus and the Moon may also help to stabilize the relationship. Perhaps, the healing nature of these conversations may lead to a stronger relationship overall. Similarly, with Mercury at 19 degrees Pisces and conjunct Neptune at 21 degrees (close to the degree of the New Moon that took place two weeks ago) I think such conversations will be held with a high degree of empathy and compassion for one another.

Drowning in Desire

Conclusion

As with the New Moon in Pisces, the Full Moon in Libra is primarily about relationships, and may be a continuation of the themes initiated two weeks ago. However, due to the Sun's exact conjunction to both Venus, planet of love, and Chiron, the wounded healer, this Full Moon may bring passion and overwhelming feelings to the surface. This includes affection and hot sex but also, confrontation and even pain, but whatever painful feelings brought up by this Full Moon will ultimately be transmuted into healing. The Moon's grand trine to Saturn in Aquarius and Mars / North Node in Gemini provides us with a safe environment where which we can explore those feelings. If this takes place within an established relationship, the feelings triggered by this Full Moon may even make the relationship stronger.

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Kaitlyn Maura
Kaitlyn Maura
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Kaitlyn Maura

My name’s Kait. I would define myself mainly as a truth seeker. I write about a lot of things, primarily astrology, religion & spirituality, relationships and social issues.

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