The Moon in Astrology
The Moon represents our internal world of emotions, feelings, inner security, deepest personal needs, the unconscious and intuition. Our feelings of inner safety come from what is familiar to us. This represents subconscious patterns previously developed which have become instinctual relating to our past.
The Moon is also associated with our mother or our most nurturing parent, our inner mother, our inner child (Moon’s energy is strongest in childhood), home, ancestors or the past and family. It is receptive, responsive and reflective while protective, reacting instinctively and spontaneously.
When we look at our natal chart, the placement of our moon will disclose how we see ourselves, our emotional tendencies and what archetypal patterns are operating under the surface. It also tells us how we protect ourselves and how we make ourselves feel safe and comfortable always ensuring feelings of safety.
The Moon rules the sensitive sign of Cancer and the 4th House which is one of the cardinal signs that moves us from past to future on a moment to moment basis. This is due to of the Nodes of the Moon; the South Node (past what is familiar) and North Node (future where new experiences await). Depending on where your Moon’s Node positions are in your natal chart, your Moon position will tell you how you transition between the two or from past to future.
In your natal chart (the time of your birth) the Moons location tells you your emotional tendencies while the Moon’s current location as it moves across sky impacts on our feelings and behaviour in the present. She speaks to us through our feelings and emotions.
The Moon is Reflective. Our feelings of security are created through consistent and familiar behaviour, reflecting back to us a constant reality. Because of these feelings of familiarity, it produces a sense of belonging that nurtures and protects us in turn giving us inner security.
The Moon in our natal chart will tell you how you see yourself and how you nurture yourself emotionally. As we go through life we are continually in a process of evolution and it is through our emotional body we grow and mature, not through our intellect. It is no wonder that the Moon’s natural home is in Cancer, 4th House where we seek our inner security with the opposite of Capricorn being where we seek outer security and maturity.
Dysfunctional Side of The Moon:
Because the Moon symbolizes our feelings it’s important to address the shadow or dysfunctional side of the Moon as well. Best described as emotionally self-indulgent, timid, wishy-washy, over reactive, moody, lazy, indecisive and imaginative. Pure emotion. If unhealthy or distorted imagination is fuelled by pure emotion it leads to feelings of emptiness and irrationality.
About the Sign of Libra
Libra stands for balance, equality and does so with grace always seeking harmony. Libra thrives on feelings in close mutual relationships, while also focusing on factual information to ensure there is balance between the heart and the head.
Libra has a strong sense of justice, fairness and can see both sides of a situation making them the diplomat and the peace makers always checking in with both sides to find that balance, however they can flip flop in making up their minds when it comes to decision making.
Libra wants and loves to please everyone and can be inclined to making the needs of others more important than their own. In finding balance with others they have to learn to seek for balance in themselves and to put their own needs first even if it is only every now and then.
Key Libran Facts:
- Libra Ruling Planet: Venus (love, sensuality, beauty, planet of money, value)
- Libra Ruling House: 7th House: close partnerships (both romantic and working), fairness, balance, understanding other’s feelings and needs
- Libra Shadow: indecisive, avoids confrontations, fear of not being liked, self-pity, can lose themselves in another
- Libra Symbol: The Scales
- Libra Medical Ruler: kidneys, ureter, urinary bladder, veins, lower back, buttocks
- Libra Element: Air
- Libra Modality: Cardinal (initiates action)
- Libra Counterbalancing Sign: Aries
Full Moon in Libra
No matter where our Sun or Moon is in our Natal Chart (Birth Chart), we are all effected by the Full Moon in Libra.
With Libra representing balance you’ll have the opportunity to check in to see what areas of your life need more balance. Would it be your finances, health, relationships including the relationship you have with yourself. That sounds strange to some people, but Libra does tend to put other’s needs before their own and can leave you feeling drained because you are not looking after yourself. On the other hand, are you being too selfish in some relationships? The Full Moon in Libra will heighten your awareness of your emotions and you’ll be able to find clarity in the inequality in your close relationships.
This is also an ideal time to look at your health. If you are feeling tired are you over doing things and are your energy levels are running low see where you need to make adjustments. This Full Moon in Libra will also highlight what you are eating. If you have been doing things on the run you may be inclined to grab junk food, this will surely deplete you of energy leaving you feeling tired. You’ll find it easier to make changes during this Full Moon.
At this time the Libra Full Moon faces the Sun in Aries, it’s opposite sign. Both these signs correlate with our relationships and needs of others and ourselves. The Libra Full Moon allows you to examine how you interact with others and how you manage yourself with the desire for companionship and your independence. Although our bonds and how we interact with others is always in the front of our minds, it is heightened during the Full Moon in Libra. If you are sacrificing your needs for the needs of others or are you putting your own needs first? This is an excellent time to see where your relationships are out of balance.
Suggestions for You to Do During the Libra Full Moon
- Do something to look after health and well-being
- Make sure you’re not neglecting yourself by putting others needs before your own
- Check in with your relationships to see if they are well balanced
- Have a romantic dinner
- Check your finances and if there’s room buy yourself something beautiful
- Meditate for Peace in the World
How the Full Moon in Libra Coincides with Your Cycle
A welcome feeling of relief describes this week perfectly creating a space or window of time to recover from the previous week. It seems there is balance once more even though the first few days can be crampy and uncomfortable. Releasing the stress of the previous week finds your mind is more relaxed to see where you have imbalances. You can look more closely of what you need to let go of to bring more balance into your life.
As you head into this week you’ll be able to engage with the balancing energies of the Full Moon in Libra. Your energy and mood will engage your creativity this week. A good week to look at areas of your life that need more balance. Check your finances, do you have more money going out than coming in? How is your relationships? You may need to let go of what is tipping the scales too much, whether the expense is financial or energetic. Love is in the air this week, you’ll be more attractive, flirtatious and desirable.
Where you may have found you are the life of the party last week it seems this week it’s a bit harder to raise your energy. Some alone time would be a good remedy, your body is wanting rest so listen to it. It’s important that you find an internal balance so nurture your body with healthy food, water and rest. Perhaps it’s time to indulge in something luxurious, a massage, a spa or lovely dinner. If relationships are somewhat tested the Full Moon in Libra will make you aware of what compromises are to be made to achieve the balance you so deeply desire.
If ever there was a time to be conscious of being balanced it is this week because of the drop in hormones. Our attention is turned inward and if stressful thinking and emotions take hold you will find yourself succumbing to the torment and anguish of negative internal chatter that upsets the peace. Be aware that if you are feeling unappreciated this can lead to resentment. It is likely the Full Moon in Libra will bring these feelings to the surface and you’ll find it difficult to suppress your negative emotions. This would be the ideal week to meet a friend and go to the movies, treat yourself to something that brings beauty into your life or take quality time with your partner.
*** The Full Moon in Libra will activate a certain part of your chart and you will see which part of your life will be most affected.
As always, it is recommended you take time to do meditation, look at the nutritional value in your diet and how it’s making you feel.
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