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Full Moon In Libra – All We Need Is Love

On April 19th, 2019 we have a Full Moon in Libra. This is the 2nd Full Moon in Libra and it happens at 29°, the last degree of Libra.

The first Full Moon in Libra happened on March 21st at 0° Libra. What happened back then? These two full moons are connected. So whatever happened in your life at the time of the first Full Moon in Libra will reach a culmination now.

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Libra is the sign of relationships. Have you ever wondered why is that? Is it maybe because Libra is balanced and peace-loving? Or is it something else?

If you look at the zodiac wheel, you’ll notice that Libra is the 7th sign of the zodiac, exactly opposite the 1st sign of the zodiac, Aries.

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And Aries is the sign of the individual, is the sign of “I am”. The opposite of “I am” is “The Other”.

Full Moon In Libra – Me Vs. The Other

Libra is the sign of “The Other”.

Indeed, we need to get out of our Ego (Aries – ‘I am’) to be with other people. We need to understand different perspectives, different than ours.

Let’s say you’re a night owl and your partner is an early bird. You may say “Of course I understand we are different”. But then you get annoyed when they insist you wake up early on Saturday morning.

Let’s take a more difficult example. You are a democrat and your friend (if they are still your friend) is a Republican. You may tell yourself you can understand that they are different… BUT.

BUT comes every time we fail to embrace Libra’s qualities. We are all guilty of that. In a way, it’s normal to see the world through our own lenses, and anything else simply doesn’t make sense, because it doesn’t fit our mental model.

If we were all good at understanding other people life would be no fun. We are here in this world to learn and grow.

Libra And Projection

Libra is not only about our ability to notice how others are different. Libra also shows us how we can understand ourselves better, through others.

Libra’s symbol is the scales. When you go to the market to buy apples, the apples go on one side of the scale, and on the other side, we put a weighing unit.

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That’s how we find out how much the apples weigh (OK, probably nobody uses the scale anymore, but that’s how it works).

You wouldn’t know how much your apples weigh if it was not for the weighing unit. In the same way, you wouldn’t know who you are (Aries) if it was not for Libra.

Libra shows us and what we project onto other people, so we can understand ourselves better.

What is projection? All those traits we are not aware of, and we put out there as belonging to others. Let’s say you are not in touch with your anger. You will project your anger onto others. People who are in touch with their anger (the angry people) will really touch a nerve in you.

Or let’s say you’re a great artist, but you are not aware of it. You will be attracted to artists because unconsciously you are looking for people who can help you get in touch with this talent you already have.

We are often attracted to, or attract, people who have these traits that we don’t acknowledge in ourselves. That’s projection.

So Libra is also about learning about ourselves, through others.

All We Need Is Love

But there is another side of Libra. LOVE. Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of love. Ultimately, after we go through conflict and negotiation, we learn to really open up and allow another individual to enter our universe.

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Our strongest need in life is the need for wholeness. Beyond differences and conflict, life is just better when we share it with a companion. It can be your spouse, a business partner or a good friend.

But to find love, to become whole again, we need to let go of our Ego, more exactly, we need to be open to change our identity. When you allow another person to enter your world, you will finally be whole, but you will not be the same person you were before.

The Full Moon in Libra on April 19 will help us move from the identity-searching Libra archetype to the love-embracing Libra archetype.

Venus, the ruler of the Full Moon in Libra is in the last degree of the zodiac in Pisces, ready to close a chapter in your life.

The Full Moon is also opposite Uranus, the planet of freedom and liberation. Uranus is conjunct the Sun, helping us to break free from the prison of the Ego.

The Sabian symbol of the Full Moon in Libra is “Three mounds of knowledge on a philosopher’s head”. The symbol implies the fulfillment of philosophical understanding. The puzzle comes together.

The Full Moon in Libra can help you understand something profound about yourself and others. You may finally understand why you are attracted to the same people over and over again. Or why you always run into trouble with your bosses.

Once you have this breakthrough, you can finally appreciate people for who they are – not as a reflection of you, but as individuals on their own. And when you release them from judgment, you allow them to enter your life. And life’s just better when we share it with others.

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New Moon In Aries – Take Meaningful Action

On April 5th, 2019 we have a New Moon in Aries.

This is the first New Moon after the Northern Equinox. The Northern Equinox is when the Sun enters the first sign of the zodiac, Aries. This is the beginning of a new solar cycle.  

A New Moon by definition comes with a new beginning. So the New Moon in Aries on April 5th, 2019 comes with a double dose of ‘new beginning’ energy.

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Let’s think a bit about Aries. Some key words that describe Aries are: impulse, instinct, action, emergence, affirmation, courage, stepping out of the comfort zone.

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. The other 11 signs wouldn’t exist if Aries wouldn’t have decided to EMERGE, to EXIST. Aries’ motto is ‘Just do it’. You have 11 more signs to perfect your action. But first, you need to take that action. You need to act.

With our smartphones, with Social Media, our attention span has become shorter and shorter. We are all over the place. We want everything NOW. You may feel like you’re busy all the time, but are you really taking action?

New Moon In Aries – Take Meaningful Action

That’s exactly what you need to do at the New Moon. Take meaningful action.

This New Moon is about learning how to discriminate between what is ‘very’ important (like checking the social media feed, answering emails, driving, and listening to a podcast, all at the same time), and what is really important.

The New Moon in Aries is an invitation to take focused action. Focusing on one thing feels scary. What if I am missing out on other great stuff? What if I fail? And the scariest thought of them all, what if I have to live with the results of my actions?

The New Moon in Aries is square Saturn in Capricorn. Saturn is the planet of focus, responsibility and commitment.

So we don’t only have the blind courage of Aries. We also have the focus of Saturn in Capricorn.

The New Moon in Aries is an invitation not only to take any action but to take massive, meaningful action. Focus on ONE thing you want to do. And then do it.

Make the best out of these two cardinal energies: the instinctual force of Aries, and the planning abilities and focus of Capricorn.

New Moon In Aries And Saturn, Pluto And South Node In Capricorn

There is an interesting touch to the New Moon square to Saturn. Saturn is conjunct Pluto and the South Node throughout April, so basically, the New Moon squares all of them.

Capricorn our heritage, as well as our mission in life. The symbol of Capricorn is the Sea-goat. The Sea-goat has strong anchors in the ocean. She knows where she comes from. She is anchored in traditions (that’s why Capricorn loves tradition). But she’s also striving to reach the top of the mountain (that’s why Capricorn is so driven and ambitious).

Right now we have three planets in Capricorn, and all three influence the New Moon: Saturn, Pluto and the South Node.

Saturn is the planet of maturity and responsibility. Pluto is your reptilian brain, your survival instinct. South Node is about consequences – consequences of actions from this lifetime or previous lifetimes.

Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node in Capricorn speak about the power of your ancestors. About that part of you who wants to make your parents and your grandparents proud.

Yet, there is a square between this ancestral force of wisdom (Saturn, Pluto and South Node in Capricorn) and your identity, your individual mission in this lifetime (New Moon in Aires).  

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Something about your identity is about to change. But there is also a part of it that will remain. There is a part of your identity that never dies. Your heritage.Your ancestors’ manifesto. Yet, your identity evolves. You are a unique individual. You can’t remain stuck in the past.

The key questions you want to answer now at the New Moon are: “How can I follow my individual mission, AND take the best of what my ancestors have gifted me?” “Do I need to let go of something in order to move forward?” “What needs to change?”.

The Sabian symbol of the New Moon is “Nature spirits are seen at work in the light of sunset”. At sunset, when the Sun (Ego) subsides, it is easier to perceive the nature spirits. We can also think of these nature spirits as our ancestors. Our ancestors are always working in the background.

While you take massive, focused action, allow the spirits of your ancestors to guide you in the right direction. You don’t have to do the same things they’ve done. Listen to what they have to say, assess your current circumstances, and then act according to your best interests.

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The Astrology of April 2019 – South Node Conjunct Saturn And Pluto

With three planets turning retrograde (Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto), April 2019 can be a turning point in your life, too. As if three planets retrograde were not enough, Saturn and Pluto are both conjunct the South Node, so these are not your usual retrogrades.

Because Saturn, Pluto and the South Node are in Capricorn, Capricorn is a sensitive point in everyone’s chart in April. The South is Node related to karma and payback. It can manifest in a positive or negative way, but it always comes with a resolution.

If someone owes you something, you may finally get in April. If you owe something to someone, April is a good time to honor your commitment. Capricorn is all about commitment and playing by the rules, so you really want to keep your promises and act from your higher self in April.

Capricorn is also the sign of hierarchies. “Hierarchy” doesn’t mean only who’s the boss, but also what are the unwritten rules of the society. For example, you can play the role of the teacher at home, and the role of a student at work. Or vice-versa.

What is important in April, is understanding what the specific role you play and, most importantly, re-assessing whether the role you used to play in the past is still relevant to your everyday reality.

April 2019 is about understanding where you stand on the hierarchy. Status and hierarchy are very sensitive topics throughout time and across cultures.

Being high on the hierarchy means you understand how the world works, and by understanding these rules, you find your way up.

But just because we understand how the world works, just because we’ve learned the ‘tricks’, doesn’t mean we are doing the right thing. Sometimes these rules need to be adjusted. April is a time to re-assess the role you play in society with responsibility. Is this role aligned with your integrity? Where do you need to make some adjustments?

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April 2nd, 2019 – Mercury Conjunct Neptune

On April 2nd, 2019 Mercury is conjunct Neptune at 17° Pisces. Mercury has been conjunct Neptune for a while now. This is the 3rd Mercury-Neptune conjunction (the other two happened on February 19th and on March 24th).

In the last two weeks especially, when Mercury and Neptune have been close to each other, your mind may have been blown… or melted. You may have experienced both confusion and breakthroughs. The 3rd conjunction on April 2nd is the “final act” and will bring the much-needed clarity and direction. Things will finally start to make sense.

Neptune has opened new portals of awareness for you. You now understand why your mind works the way it does. If you were blindfolded, now you can see again.

April 4th, 2019 – South Node Conjunct Pluto

On April 4th, 2019 the South Node is conjunct Pluto at 23° Capricorn. Pluto is the planet of power. Power can be used for good or for bad. South Node is about consequences – consequences of actions from this lifetime or previous lifetimes.

Around this date, you will gain a better understanding of the consequences of power. And because Pluto will soon turn retrograde, you want to reflect on what can you change about your relationship to power so you can use it for good.

Of course, good and bad are relative terms. But this is when you need to trust the Universe. The Nodes already know what’s necessary from a cosmic – not only individual – perspective. Your role right now is to understand the larger context of your existence.

April 5th, 2019 – New Moon In Aries

On April 5th, 2019 we have a New Moon at 15° Aries. The New Moon is square Saturn at 20° Capricorn. You are full of initiative. You want to act. You want everything NOW.

But this New Moon is about learning how to discriminate between what is ‘very’ important, and what is really important.

If something is urgent, it doesn’t mean it is important. Aries is a cardinal, “me first” sign, so make sure that whatever initiatives you start now are aligned with who you truly are, and with your sense of integrity.

April 10th, 2019 – Jupiter Goes Retrograde

Jupiter goes retrograde at 24° Sagittarius. On the same day, Venus is conjunct Neptune at 17° Pisces and Sun is square the Nodes of the Moon.

Jupiter represents your belief system. Jupiter in Sagittarius is about learning how to believe again. When Jupiter goes retrograde, it is a good time to reflect on what you believe in. Are your beliefs still a reflection of the person you’ve become?

Because the Sun is square the Nodes of the Moon, you feel at a crossroad. “It’s now or never” – you may say to yourself. “I want to live a life of purpose, I want to do something meaningful”.

And you are right. No matter your current circumstances, your age, your religion, et cetera, you have the right, the chance and the responsibility, to live a life of purpose.

The secret? Unconditional love (Venus conjunct Neptune). When we love, whether or not we get something in return, this is when we align ourselves with the laws of the Universe.

April 17th, 2019 – Mercury Enters Aries

On April 17th, 2019 Mercury enters Aries. If you have a Gemini or Virgo ascendant this is a new beginning for you. Make sure you start something new, even if you don’t have any idea what. Just start.

You don’t have to be a Gemini or a Virgo, or have a Gemini or Virgo ascendant to benefit from this transit. Mercury in Aries will help you become more assertive and confident.

If you have difficulties bringing your ideas forward, if you are shy or communication is not your forte, make sure you take advantage of the Mercury in Aries transit. In the coming weeks, allow yourself to be more like an Aries. Be assertive, take risks, and speak your mind.   

April 19th, 2019 – Full Moon In Libra

On April 19th, 2019 we have a Full Moon at 29° Libra. This is the 2nd Full Moon in Libra (we had another one on March 21st at 0° Libra). These two full moons are connected. So whatever happened in your life at the time of the first Full Moon in Libra will reach a culmination, will gain more depth.

Full Moon = getting stuff done. Normally we have only one Full Moon in each sign on the zodiac (in a given year). When we have two Full Moons (like we do now), this means we will likely have more accomplishments in the particular area of our life ruled by Libra.

April 20th, 2019 – Mercury Conjunct Chiron

On April 20th, 2019 Mercury is conjunct Chiron at 3° Aries. Mercury represents our mind and how we use it to interact with the world (gather new information, communicate, learn new skills).

Chiron is the Wounded Healer, but also the Alchemist who will initially challenge you but then will help you turn something ordinary into something extraordinary.

If you have some hurtful thoughts or if your communication is not that smooth – take this opportunity to understand yourself better – and see how you can transform your vulnerability into opportunities for growth.

April 20th, 2019 – Sun Enters Taurus And Venus Enters Aries

Sun and Venus change signs. If you are a Taurus, Happy birthday! April-May is your season. Venus, your ruler also steps into the first degree of the zodiac and enters Aries.

If you’re not a Taurus, Sun and Venus will still move into different areas of your chart. Sun is in the close proximity of Uranus. Time to try something new!

April 23rd, 2019 – Venus Conjunct Chiron

On April 23rd, 2019 Venus is conjunct Chiron at 3° Aries. Venus is the planet of love, material assets, and personal values. Venus is what is important to you.

The higher octave of Venus is Neptune. Neptune is unconditional love, spiritual assets, and universal values.

Chiron is “the bridge” of the zodiac, linking the visible planets (up to Saturn) to the invisible, transpersonal planets (Uranus, Neptune, Pluto). Venus conjunct Chiron means you are invited to step outside the safe boundaries of Venus and embrace the more universal values of Neptune.

April 23rd, 2019 – Sun Conjunct Uranus

On April 23rd, 2019 Sun is conjunct Uranus at 2° Taurus. If you were unsure what the upcoming 7-year Uranus in Taurus transit will bring, Sun conjunct Uranus will give you the answer.

Pay attention to what happens in your life around April 23rd, as you will get more information about the themes Uranus in Taurus will bring in the coming years.

If something unpleasant happens, this doesn’t mean the whole Uranus in Taurus transit will be like that. Sun conjunct Uranus will simply bring your awareness to the general themes of the transit.

April 24th, 2019 – Pluto Goes Retrograde

On April 24th, 2019 Pluto goes retrograde at 23° Capricorn. Pluto is still conjunct South Node. We don’t only have to deal with the consequences of power (Pluto conjunct South Node) but now we also get into revision mode (Pluto retrograde).

Don’t be afraid to dig into your past. Become conscious of what’s keeping you stuck. You can have amazing breakthroughs about yourself. This is a great time to do therapy, past life regression, ancestral work or family constellations.   

April 30th, 2019 – Saturn Goes Retrograde

April 30th, 2019 Saturn goes retrograde at 20° Capricorn and immediately after, Saturn conjuncts the South Node. Saturn is the planet of responsibility. South Node is the planet of Karma.

This is your chance to settle things with your past. Whatever gets settled now, it won’t bother you again in the future. This is a few months long transit, so take your time.

If you take responsibility for your life, April 2019 can be the month when your life can take a turn for the better.