The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Libra - April 4th


BY Deborah Sipple

On April 4th we will have a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in the air sign of Libra.  Lunar eclipses are very powerful Full Moons which signify changes up to 3, and sometimes 6 months after. Full moons are in opposition to the Sun setting up an awareness and tension between the two signs, as well as intensifying emotions. It is a time to reach conclusions or full understanding, to find resolve, to complete something.

This lunar eclipse is the 3rd of 4 total lunar eclipses in a row, which is called a lunar tetrad. The last time a lunar tetrad occurred was 2003-2004. This eclipse will be visible in North and South America, Asia, and Western Australia.

Libra is an air sign that seeks peace, beauty, and balance. There is a need to take into consideration the other person, as creating harmony with others is one of the main expressions of Libra energy. Sometimes in the desire for peace, Libra can sidestep or bury important issues. This usually leads to a bigger problem that will eventually demand attention and resolve.  

Aries is a fire sign and seeks courage, independence and action. Aries can also be expressed through impatience, frustration, fear and anger.

During a full moon and especially an eclipse, emotions can become intense and if there are things brewing, it will be challenging for them to remain silent.  Since the polarity of this Moon is Libra/Aries, issues can arise that have to do with the needs, desires, and freedom of the individual that oppose the needs, desires and support of the relationship. In essence, I vs We.  This can create stressful situations in personal or work relationships or environments. There can be changes in relationships, which could lead to estrangement.  There also could be changes that deepen the commitment to another and the relationship. Or, the realization that a special, yet struggling relationship can be strengthened with some loving attention. This depends on the person, the birthchart, and the location in the chart of the eclipse.

To add some cosmic fuel to this powerful lunation is Uranus, the Sun, and Mercury all in Aries in opposition to the Moon, and Pluto in Capricorn creating friction with a square to Uranus, the Sun, and the Moon.  Uranus in Aries is the wild card, creating a strong push for freedom and authenticity, as well as the potential for sudden shifts or changes. Pluto brings in a compelling power that can bring transformation through integrity and personal authority, or intense conflicts that can confuse or sabotage. Keep in mind that Uranus and Pluto in the mix can create a volatile situation if not handled with awareness.

If your emotions begin to overwhelm, take a few minutes to breathe and calm yourself.  If there are issues that needs to be shared, do so in the spirit of mediation. Think about the outcome you would desire, and share honestly with the intention of mutual respect and understanding.


To truly understand how this Lunar Eclipse affects you, it is important to know where it occurs in your birthchart. If you are interested in knowing the house placement of this eclipse, please send me your birth information. I need mm/dd/yyyy, time of birth am/pm (as exact as possible, birth certificate is best), and city and state of birth.

Be Well ~ Be Love

Deborah - Talking Sky Astrology