Full Moon in Libra 2023
A full moon occurs when the Sun and Moon are opposite each other and the light of the Sun fully illuminates the Moon. Full moons are a time of things coming to light and represent a time of maturity, completion or closure. This full moon falls on the Aries Libra axis, the axis of self and other, Aries being ruled by Mars and Libra being ruled by Venus.
At this full moon the spotlight shines on: How do we asset ourselves in relationships? Where do we give our power away to others? Where do we over compromise? Where do we put the needs of others before our own, to our own detriment? How do we bring this back into balance and harmony? How do we stand up for ourselves in a way that is loving and compassionate to ourselves and others?
Lunar qualities of emotions and instincts peak at a full moon so pay attention to your intuition, notice your relationship dynamics and challenges, and address them with honesty and courage. It may be time for an outdated relationships to come to completion or for the dynamics to change fundamentally. Cut energetic ties with old relationships, partners and dysfunctional relationship patterns and clear space for the new!
The emphasis is on the sign of Aries, with 5 celestial bodies in Aries opposite the lone Moon. The Sun is closely conjunct Chiron, the archetype of the wounded healer. Sun Chiron may shine a light on core, existential (Sun) wounds for healing and acceptance so that we may move forward gracefully. Jupiter in Aries holds a vision of who am I at a higher level of consciousness and expands the quest for independence, agency, autonomy, and a more defined sense of self. It urges us boldly forward onto our hero’s journey, wounds and all…
Uranus quincunx the moon brings emotional disruption, instability, and uncertainty. It also presents opportunities for excitement, new possibilities, and ultimately emotional liberation.
Stepping into a fresh pattern of relating to ourselves and others requires courage, honesty and boldness – all qualities of Aries. Libra regulates and brings us back into balance through fairness and cooperation. Urged on by Uranus and assisted by Chiron, they create a healing pathway to compassionate self-assertion, emotional liberation and true freedom!