The Full Moon In Libra Will Challenge You To Find Balance

By Jaliessa Sipress

The second Full Moon of March culminates on the 31st at 5:37am PST in the loving sign of Libra.

Full Moon
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What is a Full Moon?

A Full Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon are in direct opposition to one another in the sky. Because of this, the Moon's face is fully illuminated.

What does the Full Moon represent?

The Full Moon is the harvest. Full Moon's mark the end of a lunar cycle and should be used to take full inventory of your abundance. They are a reflection of all you have built and nurtured in the time since the last New Moon.

What can the Full Moon in Libra teach me?

This weekend, the Sun meets with retrograding Mercury and together they oppose the Full Moon in Libra.

Libra is the sign of balance, harmony and connection and ultimately seeks to be in equilibrium with the environment that surrounds it.

The hard, brash essence of the Sun in Aries illuminating this harmony-seeking Moon may bring out some fight-or-flight reactions, teaching us when to step up and when to concede.

This Libra Moon may conjure some confrontation on this front. When it does, it is our job to choose to turn inward and see how we can best represent our character in our communications and not just give in to our immediate reactions. The goal is to find the balance between the coyness of Libra and the hastiness of Aries energy and find the sweet spot where we can honor the opinions of others and still be heard.

Retrogrades always seek to teach us a lesson and this retrograde is about timing and process. This Full Moon, assess how your process of communication has been affecting both your internal and external life. Have you been honest with yourself and, in turn, those around you? Have you delivered that honesty with compassion and the drive to connect instead of confront? Libra is a cooperative sign, but that does not mean you have to leave yourself and your values behind. This Moon, it is time to find a kind of communication that holds an affinity for both sincerity and grace.

To accomplish your own version of this balance is to first accept and value yourself for who you are and what you bring to the table. Then, you must commit to your self-assertion and expression wholeheartedly, and devise a plan of articulation and execution that is both unapologetically you as well as considerate of those around you.

The hardest part will be to not get caught up in the "right or wrong" way to connect, but to embody your expression in a way that does your experiences and beliefs justice. How you know you have found your place is when you feel success not because you pleased or negotiated in favor of someone else, but because you stuck to your guns and were able to relay your ideas directly and elegantly in service of your fervent vision for the future.

Jaliessa Sipress is a life-path Astrologer, writer and artist dedicated to making Astrology an accessible tool for navigation and healing. You can find out more about her work or book a private session at obsidianmoonastrology.com.