In 2019, there are two full moons in Libra: the first of them is on March 21st, being also a supermoon, and the second one on April 19th.
On March 21st, the Sun in Aries opposites Moon in Libra, zero degrees. This is the third and the last supermoon of 2019, meaning that the Moon will be at its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual.
How the March Full Moon in Libra Influences Us
But what kind of influences brings the Full Moon in Libra (Sun in Aries opposite Moon in Libra)?
The fiery sign of Aries, ruled by Mars, is about passion, while the airy sign of Libra, ruled by Venus, is about compassion. While Aries is one of the most passionate and energetic signs of the zodiac, Libras can have a great deal of compassion for others. When the Full Moon occurs, these two tendencies manifest with the same force and we need to harmonize them, in order to feel fulfilled in our relationships.
There isn’t a universal recipe for making a relationship work, but there are some ingredients that might help any couple.
- Being honest. If honesty is missing, you never truly know who your partner is and what is happening in his inner world.
- Being supportive. You have to know what your partner needs (and this is easy, if both of you are honest). Make time to talk to them about his/her goals and plans. Also, encourage your spouse’s ideas!
- Not comparing your partner to others.
- Publicly supporting each other and never washing your dirty laundry in public.
A Zen Story for the March Full Moon in Libra
There was an old woman in China who had supported a monk for over twenty years. She had built a little hut for him and fed him while he was meditating. Finally she wondered just what progress he had made in all this time.
To find out, she obtained the help of a girl rich in desire. „Go and embrace him,“ she told her, „and then ask him suddenly: «What now?»“
The girl called upon the monk and without much ado caressed him, asking him what he was going to do about it.
„An old tree grows on a cold rock in winter,“ replied the monk somewhat poetically. „Nowhere is there any warmth.“
The girl returned and related what he had said.
„To think I fed that fellow for twenty years!“ exclaimed the old woman in anger. „He showed no consideration for your need, no disposition to explain your condition. He need not have responded to passion, but at least he could have evidenced some compassion.“
She at once went to the hut of the monk and burned it down.
The next Full Moon is another Full Moon in Libra (Sun in Aries opposite Moon in Libra), on April, 19th, also remembering to us that compassion is the expression of a real self-realization.
Until then, there is a New Moon in Aries (Sun conjunct Moon in Aries), on April 5th.