Full Moon April 2019

The Other Side: Full Moon in Libra 2019

Martin Mark [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

Martin Mark [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

Full Moon @ 29 Libra 07’

April 19, 2019

4:12 AM Los Angeles

7:12 AM New York

12:12 PM London

7:12 PM Beijing

9:12 PM Sydney

This month's Full Moon culminates in the tropical sign of Libra, and thus correlates with culminations, breakthroughs, or crises within the context of relationships. Libra also has symbolic connections to human creativity and artistic ability, as well as the capacity for empathy and compassion. Empathy requires the ability to see from another's perspective. While it's not possible to fully understand the experience of another person, since we are each bound by subjectivity, we cannot authentically connect with another human unless we choose to listen and understand their foreign point of view.

This Full Moon highlights the instinct for connection, acceptance, and a curiosity for how other's think. The planet Uranus sits in opposition to the Full Moon in Taurus. Exacting on April 22, the Sun's applying conjunction with Uranus adds an element of sudden, unexpected turnarounds in relational situations, as well as infusing a rebellious vibe within the lunar peak. Uranus/Prometheus, as the archetype of revolution and liberation, can bring about a breakthrough in the process of individuation.

The building Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn, currently conjunct the lunar south node, also widely squares the Full Moon axis. Saturn and Pluto add the sense of seemingly insurmountable pressures or obstacles. However, Saturn/Pluto can also mobilize an unbending will, determination, and ambition to accomplish great things. While this Full Moon could correlate with feeling the weight of a situation more so than usual or feeling less than optimistic about current limitations, don't get stuck mulling in negativity.

This Full Moon, while potentially difficult, invites us to take the initiative and pull our way through, no matter what appears to be a barrier to our success. Often, it's in those awkward or uncomfortable spaces that we truly grow and change the most. And it's in the realm of human relationships, the challenge of understanding, or in desiring to understand another person, that we discover the most transformative moments that can permanently alter our perception.