The full moon in 21 Libra, Thursday, April 9 at 10:56 AM Eastern time, falls on Passover, which celebrates our liberation from bondage. The ancient Jews knew that for liberation to be genuine, we not only have to free ourselves from outward oppressors, but even more, from the places we oppress ourselves. This is the real test of freedom-not, have you gotten away from your persecutors, but have you unearthed the places within yourself where you took on their roles?
Many of us have been victim of abuse of one sort or another, in childhood, in previous relationships, in past lives. The real tragedy of these experiences is how in later years we internalize the abuse, continuing, on some micro inner level, to perpetrate the same abuse to ourselves that others once did. As the full moon in Libra shines its potent light on our relationships, we now have a chance to restore balance, by letting ourselves off the hook, and refusing to grant anybody else the power over our destinies. This is a liberating moon designed to highlight places where you're holding something against yourself or somebody else, so that you can release.
The new moon on Friday, April 24, 11:23 PM Eastern time, launches a month long period of standing in place and opening to love. 6 Taurus is a very potent degree of the zodiac for clearing emotional illusions, releasing old stuck patterns and opening to the deeper truth of why you put yourself through all that. New moons always have a powerful way to inscribe a new chapter in the book of your life. This one, coming on a day of strong astrological aspects (Venus enters Aries, Mercury sextiles Uranus) carries a vital force inside it, to clear away excess baggage and get down to the knowing of the heart.