Full Moon [26 Libra 46]
– April 16, 2022 (19:55 GMT+1)
Ask anyone what they know about the full moon that takes place every 28 days and they may mention the effect the moon has on the tides or the werewolf who howls at the moon. What many people don’t realise is that the date Easter falls in the calendar is determined by the cycle of the moon and specifically the Full Moon.
Easter Sunday is always the first Sunday after the first Full Moon following the Equinox. This year, the Equinox fell on March 20th, two days after a Full Moon on March 18th. The next Full Moon occurs this weekend on April 16th.
Therefore, Easter Sunday is the following Sunday which happens to be one day later, April 17th. This is why Easter’s later than usual this year as there was a Full Moon only two days before the Equinox.
Both the Easter bunny and Easter eggs are ancient symbols of fertility. Traditionally, Easter is a celebration of the return of the light of spring after the dark of winter and the continual cycle of birth and new life – at least in the northern hemisphere.
Libra Full Moon
This weekend’s Full Moon highlights the axis of the zodiac that teaches us about relationships. The Sun in ‘me-first’ Aries and the Moon in ‘you decide’ Libra.
A Full Moon reminds us of life’s polarities by its very nature. The King (Sun) and Queen (Moon) of the heavens look at each other from across the zodiac. You can be pulled in different directions during the Full Moon phase or find a way to bring opposing factors together so they complement each other.
Know that this is an important Full Moon when it comes to learning to compromise (Libra) at the same time as learning when to assert your wants and needs (Aries). It’s all about balance. Find yourself in the other but don’t lose yourself in a relationship.
Notice when projection is in play and how easy it is to slip into a role dictated by another person’s personality or demands. Keep yourself strong and whole, whilst recognising the importance of relationship in your life.
Remember that the Full Moon phase is a time of heightened emotions & a positive time for celebration and ritual. Events come to completion or culmination during the Full Moon, ready for you to release and let go of what’s no longer needed in your life.
Full Moon Square Pluto
Full Moons can also be a time of drama. During this Full Moon at 26 Libra, both the Sun & Moon will be square to Pluto at 28 Capricorn.
Pluto can flag up themes of loss or withdrawal, sometimes power games. You may have to accept that there are times when there’s nothing you can do to change someone’s mind or alter another person’s behaviour. Pluto is the planet of endings so it could be a definitive time for love, a joint venture or a business partnership. You may be the one who’s ready to let go and move on.