The Full Moon in Libra is happening on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 12:34 am EST, and on Wednesday April 5, 2023 at 9:34 p.m. PST if you’re on the West Coast. This is the first full moon of Spring, and is often called the Pink Moon, due to the bloom of pink moss phlox that occurs in the Northeast during this time.
The Significance of a Full Moon
Full Moons are a time for releasing, letting go, and reflecting. With the luminous light of a full moon, we have the opportunity to truly introspect on shadow aspects of our life potentially holding us back. Full Moons help us to let go and release any energy that no longer serves us, and clears stagnant subconscious data. With the full moon being in Libra, this will relate to our connections or relationships, and how we stay balanced in life.
Libra is a cardinal Air sign, ruled by the planet Venus. It’s harmonious, fair, and strives for peaceful connections and relationships. As a cardinal sign, initiation and beginnings are prevalent with Libra. Sometimes Libra can be a bit headstrong as well. Being that it’s an Air sign, it’s cerebral, imaginative, and inspiring.
Libra rules the 7th house, the house of relationships, how we relate to others, business deals and contracts, and marriage, divorce, and conflict. With that said, this Full Moon is going to be a great time to analyze your relationships. Maybe there are some relationships that need to be let go of or need reevaluation. Either way, you have the support of the full moon to guide you.
With the influence of Venus, the planet of love, beauty, creativity, matters of the heart can come into play. You may realize that you’ve been lacking emotional fulfillment, discover that some attractions no longer resonate, and may overall reframe what you consider to be valuable to you.
When the Moon is in Libra
When the moon is in Libra, emotional balance is essential. The moon rules our emotions and is constantly fluxing. During this time we might notice we have a better ability to find our center in times that may typically rock us off course. In our interactions with others, we have the opportunity to respond from a more heart centered place while being mindful and thoughtful.
It’s important however that in your relationships there is reciprocity and you aren’t giving more than you’re receiving. Stay true to yourself and focus on what’s happening inside of you. If you’ve been taking on the emotions of other people, now is an ideal time to reset your energy and let it all go.
Full Moon in Libra Numerology
April 6th, 2023 reduces down to the number 8. It’s a 17/8 day making the influence of 1 and 7 important. Both numbers 1 and 7 are energies that pertain to the self. This is a great time to assess what you need in life, particularly in relationships.
With it being an 8 day, this energy is very strong. 8 is all about power, abundance, and manifestation. 8 is also governed by the Universal Laws, making balance and equilibrium very important. This seems to be a theme with the Libra Full Moon. Pay attention to areas in your life that need some balancing during this time.
Though Full Moons typically are a time to let go, manifesting under a Full Moon can be super effective. With the energy of number 8, you can use this Full Moon to help you speed up any manifestations that have yet to come to fruition. You can also use it to manifest something new like a new relationship or friendship.
Harness the Energy of the Full Moon in Libra:
1. Reflect on your relationships
During this Full Moon in Libra, spend time reflecting on your relationships and how they add value to your life. Are there any relationships that have been draining you? Have you noticed a lack of balance between you and your partner or you and a family member? What can you do to ensure that you are staying true to yourself and not over giving or overcompensating in a relationship?
Sometimes we do these things without even realizing it. For those who have difficulty being alone or a fear of abandonment, there might be instances where you’ve neglected your needs just to keep the peace or for fear of being alone.
Take time to introspect and complete shadow work around relationships in your life that are unbalanced or that you may consider unhealthy.
Also, reflect on your relationship with yourself. Have you been kind to yourself lately?
2. Romanticize your life
We often dream of having a certain life and create a vision of what that would look like in our imagination, but that’s as far as it goes. Use this energy to intentionally romanticize your life. Do things that add a touch of beauty to your space.
This can look like buying yourself flowers and setting them in the perfect spot in your home. This can also look like taking yourself on a date, whether you’re single or in a relationship. Maybe you get dressed up really nice as if you were going on a date with a special someone. You treat yourself to a nice lunch or dinner at a nice place and enjoy the time with yourself.
Life is like a movie and you are the main star in the show. If you are imagining a beautiful life, do the actions that will bring beauty to your life, whatever that looks like for you.
Other ways that you can romanticize your life include going to an art museum, taking more time in the morning to get ready or spending more time at night winding down. You can also cook dinner and light some candles, take a bath, or listen to music. Get creative with it and do whatever invites more positivity and beauty to your life.
3. Discover what areas of your life require additional balance
In addition to observing how you can invite more balance into your relationships, it’s equally important to assess how you can do so in other areas of your life. Whether it’s with work, hobbies, finances, use the Libra Full Moon to welcome more balance into your life.
Taking a look at which house Libra is in in your natal chart can give you some insight into an area that may need attention. For example, if Libra is in your 3rd House, maybe you reflect on how you are expressing yourself and whether you are holding back too often or not expressing yourself authentically.
If libra is in your 2nd House, maybe you look at your budget and see if there have been times where you’ve went overboard or have been more cautious with your spending than necessary.
Regardless though, spend time reviewing how you can create more harmony in your life. Life is a dance. Creating balance helps to bring us into rhythm and allows us to flow smoothly.
Full Moon in Virgo Affirmations:
The affirmations for the month are:
“Even when I don’t feel worthy, I choose myself.”
“I welcome healthy, loving, genuine relationships into my life.”
“In times of turbulence, I return to my center.”
The full moon in Libra encourages you to welcome beauty and balance into your life while also reflecting on your relationships and how they fulfill you. As Full Moons assist us with letting go, feel confident in releasing any relationships that are unbalanced or that no longer align with you. Remember that you can always find your center by connecting with your heart space.
What plans do you have for the Libra Full Moon? Comment below!