The phases of the moon are among the most fascinating astronomical behaviors we can observe with the naked eye and deeply rich sources of thought and interpretation in Astrology. Among the 9 phases – New, Waxing Crescent, 1st Quarter Half, Waxing Gibbous, Full, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter Half, Waning Crescent, and Balsamic – the New and Full Moons capture most of the attention. This article will look at the current Full Moon and talk about the kind of “harvest” you should bring in emotionally during this full moon.
Full Moon – Reap What You Have Sown!
The Full Moon for March will occur on the 28th at 08 degrees and 18 minutes in the sign of Libra; in my Eastern Standard Time zone, it will happen at 2:48 pm.
It takes 29.5 days from one Full Moon to the next, spending approximately 2 and ½ days in a sign. The day before and the day after comprise what would be the peak time of the Full Moon energy. The Full Moon is the time of “the harvest” when what began with the New Moon reaches full potential before waning and fading and preparing for a new cycle.
Each month has a certain type of Full Moon; March’s Moon is the Worm Moon. In the northern hemisphere, this name reflects the time when the earthworms begin to come out as winter ends and spring begins. This Moon has other names: Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Sap Moon, Sugar Moon, Chaste Moon, and Lenten Moon.
There are also several special types of Full Moons: the Blood Moon, which happens during a total lunar eclipse; a Supermoon, which happens when the Moon is full and closest to the Earth; and the Blue Moon (“once in a blue moon”), which is a second Full Moon in a calendar month (occurring once every 2 and ½ years).
Full Moon in Libra – Harvesting Relationships
This Full Moon will take place in the 1st Decan (first 10 degrees) of Libra, making it a Libra/Libra Full Moon. The planetary influence is Venus, which is the ruler of Libra. Thus, this Full Moon will be about relationships, the pleasures of the body, and balance. How do we connect with others; what do we enjoy and appreciate; where are we out-of-balance and in-balance?
Since the Moon is dispositing (looking to) Venus, which is in Aries, this Full Moon is trying to strike a balance with connecting (Libra) and independence (Aries). The intensity of this Full Moon on our connections with others cannot be overstated, especially how we retain our autonomy while being deeply committed to other people. Thanks to the decan placement, this Full Moon will be absolutely and completely Libra. Issues regarding fairness, harmony, and contracts (legal relationships) will be prominent.
With this Full Moon at 8d18m, the Sabian Symbol is 9 Libra, “Three old masters hanging in an art gallery”. Jones says, “This is a symbol of man’s capacity for embracing a universal reality within his own personal experience.” (The Sabian Symbols, 159) The keyword is: ACCORD.
This Full Moon is also known as the Artist’s Moon. According to Raven Kaldera, the Full Moon in Libra “tips the scales toward aesthetics.” (Moon Phase Astrology, 210). In Libra, the energy focuses on creativity and artistry. Capturing a vision of life in art is a virtue and goal of this Full Moon.
The Numbers of This Full Moon
This Full Moon will occur on 03/28/2021, which totals 18, so the number for this date is 9. 9 is the number for counseling and compassion, so this Full Moon encourages us to think about the needs and suffering of others who are less fortunate. Since the Moon is in Libra, the search for and recognition of other’s struggles must respond with knowing sacrifice and intuitive awareness. We must understand we all in life together and will be safer and stronger by coming together rather than dividing or separating off into tribal groups.
The number of the day of the Full Moon is 28, and you should look for leadership opportunities and not be afraid to take the initiative. This will be an excellent Full Moon to bring people together and organize them; you can accomplish much more together than alone (Modern Numerology, 40). Further, the number 28 totals 10, which reduces to 1; so, the day is about standing up and helping others with your personal strength and fortitude.
The Full Moon in Your Chart
The Full Moon will occur in a specific location of your chart and in a special relationship with various points in your chart if you have points near the same degree in the same sign, at the opposing degree (180 degrees away from a point in your chart), three signs before or after the Full Moon degree and sign (90 degrees away), or four signs before or after the Full Moon degree and sign (120 degrees away).
Respectively these would be a conjunction (the Full Moon merging with a point in your chart), an opposition (the Full Moon seeking balance with a point in your chart), a square (the Full Moon challenging a point in your chart), and a trine (the Full Moon supporting a point in your chart). It is possible that the degree and sign of the Full Moon may not form any of these relationships and its effect, for this time, would be minimal or difficult to observe.
If you happen to be born during a Full Moon, then you will feel every Full Moon in some significant or acute way because it is consistent with your birth Moon phase. It is well worth your effort to find out the Moon phase at the time of your birth. If you learn your birth Moon phase, you will likely discover that the same phase each month has a strong impact on your emotional state.
With this Full Moon, I get the impact of its energy in my 12th House of Spirituality (Moon placement on 03/28/2021) and my 6th House of Day-to-Day Work (Sun placement between 03/21 and 04/21), so this Full Moon will energize me to look at my spiritual connections with others to help me provide better service to my clients through my work. I have points in Libra and Aries, so I should feel a particularly strong boost in feelings about my purpose (12th House) and willingness to act based on the practical needs of others that I can serve (6th House).
As this Full Moon approaches, think about what you want to “harvest” regarding your sense of service, how you maintain your health, and the best skills to develop to be successful in life.