FULL MOON IN LIBRA-A time of pivotal choices that can lead to monumental and life-altering changes (March 27, 2013)

In the Pacific Time Zone, the Moon will be full at 2:28 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27.  With this Full Moon, the Sun in Aries will be in opposition (180°) to the Moon in Libra.  To further clarify how this Full Moon in Libra will impact you on a personal level, locate 7° of Aries and 7° of Libra in your birth/natal chart.  The issues associated with those two houses are going to be most impacted by this Full Moon’s presence.

WOW . . . what a way to end the month!  These last few days of March could be described as one of the most powerful and intense periods astrologically all year.  So much is going on that I will need to forego some of the details (e.g., some of the specific aspects involved) and simply do my best to summarize.

When the Sun moved into the sign of Aries on Wednesday, March 20, it ushered in what is believed by many to be the beginning of the new astrological year.  During the last 3 months, we’ve moved through the signs of Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces, all of which focus on the collective . . . on “we-ness” and not “one-ness.”  Now the Sun is in Aries, and so, too, are Mars, and Venus.  Aries is about reclaiming our individual power and unique identity . . . on “one-ness” and not “we-ness.”  We want to feel free of any complications related to community concerns.  We want to blaze new trails that burn brightly with our own individual, unique energy.

However, the lessons of Aries are multifaceted.  Yes, it’s about learning to have the courage to move forward on our paths.  In the Tarot, this sign would be the equivalent of the Fool card – having the courage to step into the unknown.  And when the Sun moved into Aries on March 20, you may have suddenly felt a need to take a step forward, even if you didn’t fully see what was ahead!  However, Aries is also about planning action carefully and choosing our battles wisely.

There are several astrological aspects occurring during the waning days of March that urge us to focus on attaining this balance and on realizing the importance of using restraint:

  • The Full Moon in Libra is all about finding a balance between the bold individualism of the Sun in Aries and the diplomatic social-mindedness of the Moon in Libra.  However, the Moon in Libra is opposing (180°) the Sun, Venus, Mars, and Uranus.  These opposing energies require a balance between taking action and remaining conscious of how these actions can affect others.
  • Jupiter and the asteroid Chiron form an exact square (90°) just a few hours before the peak of the Full Moon.  This aspect, combined with a yod configuration involving Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter (the “focal planet”), is calling us to take a hard look at how our values and beliefs will support our individual and collective healing.  We need to transform any disempowering beliefs.  But rather than making rash or sudden changes, this is often a slow process that requires that we evaluate our actions and make necessary adjustments as we move forward.
  • Other aspects around the time of the Full Moon and for the week following it support the continued development of our intuition . . . our connection with Divine sources of information and guidance.  This connection may provide us with the support we need to more easily trust that something better is waiting on the horizon.  But moving forward isn’t all about action.  It’s about maintaining a balance between our desire to act and our need to maintain an awareness of our surroundings (e.g., our relationships) so we can adapt accordingly.

All of this astrological activity is also connected to and activating the on-going series of squares (90°) between Uranus and Pluto, which adds energy to our need to take a giant step forward on our evolutionary path.  Mars, the ruler of Aries, conjoined (0°) Uranus on Friday, March 22.  Whenever a faster moving planet (Mars) links up with a slower moving planet (Uranus), the winds of change intensify.  However, reaching our highest potential right now will mean finding a healthy balance between freedom and discipline.

Starting on Saturday, March 23, and continuing through the early part of the week, a series of challenging aspects will likely make many of us feel like the brakes have been applied to our forward motion.  This same astrological pattern appeared back in December 22, 2012.  Before we move forward, we are being asked to slow down, adjust our ambitions and long-term plans, and carefully consider the impact of our actions before forging ahead.  The key to success could come through the elimination of  nonessential ideas and activities.

And these strong transformational energies continue through the end of the month when the Sun, Venus, and Uranus will become conjoined (0°) in Aries on Thursday, March 28.  Aries is a masculine energy, and the presence of Uranus squaring (90°) Pluto at the same time means that we are all ready to move toward a healthier expression of the Divine masculine (e.g., protecting rather than destroying life, co-creating with rather than dominating the Divine feminine).  We may also feel a strong urge toward being more playful right now, which may take the form of sudden romances, radical changes in tastes, and unexpected social activities.

And then on  end the month, Sunday, March 31, the Sun and Venus forms a square (90°) to Pluto.  The call for freedom and reform is clear now, and new alliances may blossom as old ones fade.  Reinventing some of our relationships is possible now, but we are also being reminded that we can’t let go of accountability in relationships.  It’s time to change or be changed, but our felt need for change may result in conflict at times.  When we look back, though, we will see that the winds of change have been building for a long time.  And a square (90°) between the Sun and Pluto late in the day reminds us to clean up any unfinished business and eliminate distractions to make room for new experiences.

The beginning of April is much quieter astrologically than the end of March.  It is a good time to catch our breath!  A sextile (60°) between the Sun and Jupiter on Monday, April 1, can bring creativity to the forefront.  Ideas and aspirations abound, but we can also feel scattered.  This is a good time for learning and teaching, as well as taking short trips.  Just be a little careful when conversing with others because opinions will be free-flowing under the influence of Jupiter, and you need to consider their impact on others before you speak.

Sunday, April 7, could be a day for memorable romantic and magical events due to a conjunction (0°) between Mars and Venus that evening.  They are meeting up in Aries, which can either embolden us to make new connections and/or rekindle desire in an existing relationship.  Just remember to stay within the boundaries of your personal ethics.

Overall, this Full Moon is a time of pivotal choices that can lead to monumental and life-altering changes in our lives and in society.  Achieving a balance between personal needs (Aries) and the needs of others (Libra) will be key.  On a personal level, this is the time when we are likely to act on the insights we received around the previous New Moon in Pisces.  On a personal and collective level, we are all being asked to use our individual power to contribute to the collective by choosing love, embodying the truth (as we define it), bless the past, and walk courageously into the future.  As Wilfred Peterson said, “Let your light shine.  Be a source of strength and courage.  Share your wisdom.  Radiate love.”


New Moons and Full Moons often influence us for the 3 days before and 3 days after the actual event.


Full Moon at 7° of Libra
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 2:28 a.m. PDT
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 5:28 a.m. EST
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 9:28 a.m. GMT


The Mountain Astrologer (magazine)
Various online sources
Anne’s interpretations