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Full Moon in Libra ~ April 17, 2011

The moon, seen from Terminal 3 of Manchester Airport, rises from behind the hills of the Peak District via Anorak News

Full moons signify the completion, culmination of what may have been initiated during the previous new moon in Aries which encouraged us to just do it! This Full Moon in Libra casts a spotlight on our relationships (with one another as well as with ourselves), our value system (what we value in life and why), and our worth (materially and spiritually speaking). In our relationships with others, the Libra-Full Moon may be shining upon issues about balancing the identity of the individual self with the shared self -- being in relationships without losing who we are and being brave enough to be in relationships without compromising our core values or silencing our voices/desires for the sake of another.

Elsewhere in the sky during this full moon, Saturn (reality/commitment), who is also in Libra, is locked in a challenging alignment with Mercury (thought/communication) who is in Libra's opposite sign, Aries. Both planets are retrograde (introspective). We may very well have love and relationships on the mind -- the relationship we have or wish we had, the commitment and hard work that goes in to a fostering healthy connections, and/or how our relationships have changed us -- for ill or for good.

This Full Moon occurs at 28 degrees of Libra on April 17 at 7:44 p.m. PDT / 10:44 p.m. EDT. Those born within 3 days of April 17 or October 21 or with natal planets and/or house angles on or around 28 degrees of cardinal signs may experience the effects of this full moon stronger than others.

For me as a Cancer-Sun, this Full Moon falls in my solar 4th house of home and family, the past, my roots. Family ties can get complicated. That's an understatement :) Love and obligations, intertwined. Communication/ideologies get lost within the generational and cultural gaps. Religion divides. And still through it all, I am the dutiful daughter; my sister, the understanding one; my brother, the bridge; and our mother doing her best to be a better parent to us than hers might have been. We all mean well. Hearts in a good place. But it's all still complicated. hmm...

How might this full moon manifest in your world? Match the sign and degree to determine what house this full moon falls in. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the sign Libra on your birth chart then click here for a brief explanation on the Full Moon transit in that house.

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If you don't have your birth chart, you may use your Sun sign and/or your Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and Rising Signs below then click here for a brief explanation of the Full Moon transit in those houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries Rising ~ 7th House
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 6th House
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 5th House
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 4th House
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 3rd House
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 2nd House
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 1st House
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 12th House
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 11th House
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 10th House
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 9th House
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 8th House

Unsure if you have natal planets/house planets on or around 28 degrees of cardinal signs? Cast your own birth chart at for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required.

Alternatively, I am also available personal consultations tailored to your needs. Are you celebrating a birthday? Or know someone who is? Schedule your session for a Solar Return (birthdays) or 3-Chart Reading (detailed natal & overall outlook for the next 12 months) or request a quote for a more customized reading tailored to your needs. You might also consider giving a loved one the gift of insight.

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"The moon, seen from Terminal 3 of Manchester Airport, rises from behind the hills of the Peak District." - Image credit and copyright to Anorak News.

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