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Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Libra, April 15, 2014

Full Moon in Libra

Full Moon in Libra

Balance – finding, keeping it and losing it – is the central theme of this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 25° 16′ Libra on 15 April 2014, 12:42 AM PDT. There is a very good reason Libra is represented by the scales. It is dedicated to being equitable, playing fair and seeing that all people have a say if possible but those scales can easily be stepped on, throwing them off balance.

All Full Moons are oppositions with the Sun opposing the Moon but Libra Full Moons seem to bring out the fact these two elements balance each other as well as oppose. This time the rulers of Aries and Libra, Mars and Venus respectively, are very important players in the lunation chart. Venus is currently well positioned in Pisces where it is exalted whilst Mars is in Libra, the sign of its detriment, and is further subdued by being retrograde.

On one hand Venus is supported by a conjunction with Neptune in Pisces, a sextile to Pluto in Capricorn and a trine to Jupiter in Cancer. In Pisces Venus can express unconditional love and compassion with ease. In this instance she acts as a loving filter between the three outer planets and us puny humans, promoting the idea of embracing all living beings and surrounding them with warmth and caring. Rather than point out our differences, we might be better served by pursuing our commonalities.

On the other hand, Mars in Libra is gradually being drawn into the cardinal Grand Cross, much to its dismay. This Mars far prefers to get along with others and being opposed by feisty Uranus in Aries as well as squared by Jupiter in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn, makes it very unhappy. It knows it is totally out of its weight class. This being the case, it may be wiser to follow Ralfee Finn’s recommendations about taking no unnecessary actions:

“The best way to handle this astral tightening is to refuse to take any unnecessary action. No unnecessary action is also the best way to handle the release of the intensity after April 21. Wu wei is the Taoist notion of action without effort or control. Its action that exemplifies the way of water, which yields naturally to obstacles, and neither argues, pushes, nor opposes, but rather adapts its course around obstacles or simply wears them away. There is nothing passive about water; for the Taoist, it is the strongest substance—all one has to do is look at the Colorado River and the path it cuts through the Grand Canyon to get the point. Wu wei is not motivated by ego and its array of negative behavior—greed, fear, anger, and so forth, all of which can be seen as unnecessary action; wu wei, through its effortless action, simply exemplifies the Tao, the ineffable, primordial essence of the universe.”

Our relationships will be under scrutiny now and with Mercury in Aries conjunct Uranus opposing Mars in Libra, minor squabbles can easily escalate into major confrontations. The Mercury-Uranus conjunction will have no hesitation whatsoever about revealing any unpleasant truths Pluto in Capricorn may have unearthed. Solid relationships with a good track record for honest communications should weather this fine. Those already on shaky ground could breakup permanently. Another factor could be pointed comments from family members (Jupiter in Cancer’s contribution) adding to an already stressful situation. We’re talking cardinal signs here so there is far less middle ground than usual, making it easier for people to take sides and shout at each other.

Saturn in Scorpio has an important role to play on this lunation as it is semi-sextile the Libra Moon and inconjunct the Aries Sun. Depending on how you feel about Saturn, it may be the voice of reason and accountability or someone who has no business telling us how to live our lives. It can depend on how mature people are behaving in the first place. :D

Even though it might not seem like it in the heat of the moment, we usually have more options than we realize. Aries tends to get a bad case of tunnel vision when they push ahead too quickly, and they forget to use their peripheral vision, thus missing those other paths. Libra can see too many paths and may not be able to settle on one. Finding a point in between these two extremes is the ideal, and one worth pursuing. Practicing wu wei is an excellent way to achieve that. Peace is a beautiful thing and if we follow Venus’s lead on the Full Moon in Libra, we may achieve it yet.

On a personal note: On the plus side Saturn in Scorpio has finally moved off my Mercury! Yay! However it is now about to conjoin my Mars again. Boo! One way or another, Saturn in Scorpio is bound and determined to restrain my words and actions for the time being.

The Libra Moon is within a couple of degrees of my Chiron and the North Node in Libra conjoins my Sun ensuring I will continue to promote the Libra ideals of peace and harmony. Having Mars in Libra about to conjoin my Moon is probably going to stir things up on the home front one way or another. I know there are plenty of others out there in similar situations . . . not comfortable.

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12 comments to Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Libra, April 15, 2014

  • Kaz

    Mature huh, is that code for old? I think I may be sainted by the end of April lol

    • Diane L

      Hey Kaz!

      Mature huh, is that code for old?

      Unfortunately not . . . :D F.Y.I. I equate maturity w/accepting responsibility for one’s screw ups w/grace & then doing something about it. Being patient, tolerant and kind are also nice. :)

      xoxoxoxo diane~

  • Chris

    This eclipse is conjunct my 24′ NN in Libra. Not sure what to make of it. I’ve been experiencing minor disagreements snowballing into larger ones unnecessarily, and as a result have backed off plans I quite intent on several weeks ago. When in doubt, do nothing. Taurus is okay with waiting. Love this article. Thank you <3

    • Diane L

      Hey Chris!! :D
      When in doubt, do nothing. Taurus is okay with waiting.

      LOL! Yeah, Taurus rocks waiting. The Lunar eclipse axis not only conjoins your Nodes but harmonizes with your ASC-DES. You can work with this one just fine. Thankfully your cardinal planets are pretty much out of the line of fire now. Last couple of years were a whole lot trickier. ;)

      xoxoxoxo diane~

  • Linda

    This eclipse seems to be a date with destiny as my natal Sun is at 23 degrees Libra in the 11th and natal Jupiter also 23 degrees Cappy in the 2nd. At this point, I have learned to pick and chose my battles and with some new found confidence (thanks to my job), I have been able to control Mars in Libra. The long Mars visit to my sun sign had me worried a bit, but so far, all is well. Hope the same for you , Diane as we have similar aspects.

    • Diane L

      Hi Linda! :)

      At this point, I have learned to pick and chose my battles and with some new found confidence (thanks to my job), I have been able to control Mars in Libra.

      Good for you! On the whole this eclipse treats you well, conjoining your Sun & sextile your Moon-Mars. I suspect the source of your recent frustrations stems from Saturn in Scorpio spending so much time at 23° squaring your Moon-Mars in Leo. As Saturn gradually eases back out of orb, hopefully you will see this subside.

      Other than Saturn conjoining my Mercury for weeks & making me struggle for every word, I doing OK . . . lots of minor distractions thanks to Uranus making it hard to concentrate for any length of time but so far nothing major. *fingers crossed, knock on wood* LOL

      xoxoxoxo diane~

  • Debbie

    Very curious what April is going to bring…..

    • Diane L

      Hi Debbie! :)

      You too see more benefits than not from this eclipse! It forms favorable aspects to your Moon-Jupiter opp & your Mars though it does trigger your Nodes. You may have flashbacks as to why being independent is a good thing for your Libra self. Mars in Libra has moved out of range of your Sun too . . . thankfully! :D

      xoxoxoxo diane~

      • Debbie

        Well that is good it isn’t all doom. & gloom. Although, not sure about the independence this single Libra is tired of so much independence. :)

  • Clare

    There is not that much of my life left for this eclipse to wreak havoc with! Like Chris’s comment I have also been experiencing minor disagreements snollballing into frighteningly larger ones….being inundated by messages from people accusing me of a variety of things, completely untrue, completely without foundation. Making it necessary to leave groups I have been involved with for over two years (since I arrived in this place)…Aries moon in the 11th opposite Sun Libra in 5th. My health is shot, facing major surgery in 3 weeks. No job, little money…at least I hope that when I am well I can move somewhere else and leave this poison behind. I wouldn’t recommend these transits to anyone :-)

  • Paige

    Well I have had one heck of a month so far, starting with the March 30th moon…breaking up with my love..yuk. We seemed to have cut ties, but I like what you said “I equate maturity w/accepting responsibility for one’s screw ups w/grace & then doing something about it.” For I have said my peace and handed over the conch. Keeping my head down and mouth shut for the rest of this cycle.

    • Diane L

      Hey Paige!

      I usually choose keeping my head down too! :) Mars transiting over your natal Mars-Uranus conj didn’t help much either & it will come back one more time in early July before moving into Scorpio. Mars is much happier in Scorpio. :P

      xoxoxo diane~