The Full Moon occurs at 03:34 (BST) on April 8, 2020 at 18°Li43′.
With the Full Moon in Libra, the peak of the lunar cycle puts the spotlight on our relationships. The Moon and Sun are in wide squares to the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn turning this into a tense T-square pattern. As we go through this global crisis, there’s no doubt that we are all under huge pressure right now. Many people are quarantined with partners or family and being in such close quarters under extreme circumstances can bring out both the best and the worst in us. Those who are alone may feel more conscious of that solitary state during this lunation. Note too that this is a supermoon, so emotions are heightened. Couple this with a waning but still exact Mars-Uranus square that is longing to fight for freedom (and hates being contained!), the picture is somewhat heated.
The Libra Moon urges us to be fair with one another. Diplomacy and tact will take us a long way towards maintaining the peace during these times. But the Sun in Aries also says that we cannot ignore individual needs either so it’s a challenge to keep everyone happy. Each time we try to meet halfway, we run into the meeting between Jupiter and Pluto – fears increase as we have little to no control over these enormous forces. Yet still we must look out for one another, fight fair, acknowledge needs, find a way back to each other’s hearts without losing sight of our own.
The Moon is also in a tight quincunx to Neptune which accentuates the feeling of uncertainty. We’re all getting a sense of ‘wrong place, wrong time’ from this aspect! Maybe it feels like nothing is sacred anymore, meaning has gone out of the window, imagination runs amok. And yet, if we’re quiet, our intuition still guides us. Note that in the background, Mercury is sextile Jupiter and Pluto, benefiting perception and understanding. Mars too is helping, sextile wounded healer Chiron. We all have our sore spots, but we have an opportunity to take positive action. Whilst many could be facing a very different future than the one they anticipated, now is the time to be proactive and adapt to the new normal. Ideally, the circumstances we find ourselves in gives us all an opportunity (Jupiter) to dig deep into ourselves (Pluto). Self-knowledge is powerful.
The Sabian symbol of the Full Moon is :-
A Gang Of Robbers In Hiding
On the face of it, this seems as uneasy symbol and yes, we’re jumpy. The virus is invisible, hiding in its hosts, leaping out when our guard (immunity) is down. We may be worrying over what we might lose as a consequence to our current circumstances. It could feel like everything is being taken from us. And yet, if we think again, this symbol is notifying us that thieves are in hiding – in other words, they have been seen, exposed, revealed. Now we know about the scary monster in the dark. Now we know that there are aspects of ourselves that rob our peace of mind because we spend so long worrying about what might happen that we forget to enjoy the moment. Suspicion and lack of trust are the greatest thieves of all. Whilst it pays of course to be prudent, to wash our hands, to beware of scams and pay attention – at its deepest interpretation, this symbol shines a light into dark places. It cleanses us from toxic material that overshadows our light and returns us to a more centred and composed state of heart and mind.
Painting – Man and Woman and Caspar David Friedrich