This Libra Full Moon on April 4 highlights the opposition between Libra’s tendency to compromise for the sake of partnership–to be fair, equal, and just–versus the Sun in Aries’ propensity for independence at all costs.
The Sun moved into Aries, the sign of the Ram, at the solstice on March 20, heralding the birth of spring. Now the Libra Moon opposes the Sun in Aries, highlighting the differences between an energy that does not feel whole without a partner and one that wants absolute freedom to express its personal will at all costs!
Those who carry Aries energy prominently in their archetypal energetic makeup act first and think second. They operate in the world by being proactive, and learn by what comes back at them as a result.
This makes them independent, pioneering, proactive, assertive, motivated, and forthright. They tend to personify as leaders, athletes, warriors/soldiers, and heroes. However, too much Aries energy–or Aries run amuck!–may translate into one who is overly assertive, aggressive, highly sexual (Aries is the sign of male sexuality), angry, or violent.
As the Full Moon approaches, it sheds its Libran light on this primarily male (what Carl Jung called “anumus”) energy–though Aries are females too, of course!–to remind us that we cannot exist alone forever, as our need for partnership precludes our ability to go it alone in this world for the long term.
The “get out of my way, I’m going where I want to go now!” Aries attitude will only take us so far, as when we arrive at our destination, we’re bound to realize–at some point, at least–that there’s no one else there…
Full Moons represent a time of release, and this one is also a lunar eclipse. The Uranus/Pluto tension-provoking square (no longer exact but it effects still palpable) factors into this eclipse and may make it tougher for us to call upon the Libran spirit of compromise, negotiation, balance, and fairness in order to temper the friction between the desires of the individual vs. the best interests of the partnership.
As always, consciousness will take you where you want to go in the end! You are an individual who’s allowed to act freely and with rights, but awareness that you don’t exist in a vacuum and that your actions may affect others–others you may need some day!–is key to navigating these energies.
And consciousness that you are partnership-oriented but may need to act in your own best interest by exhibiting your personal will without relying on another to do it for you is part of this Full Moon’s lesson.
Internal integration of these two energies is the goal. Releasing all that does not serve you well is the Aries action related to this Full Moon so you can create space to plant the seed for true lasting and loving partnerships at the Aries New Moon on April 18.