Spiritual Health Astrology

The Full Moon in Libra Is All About Releasing Old Baggage—Here’s What To Expect for Your Sign

On April 16 at 2:55 p.m., EDT, the full moon in Libra arrives. Any time lunar events occur in Libra, the sign of partnerships, relationship matters—whether romantic, platonic, or familial—tend to take center stage. A Libra full moon, in particular, invites us to explore the dynamics of “me” versus “we” in close partnerships. The question to ask: Do these relationships feel balanced, or are you overextending yourself at the expense of your needs?

Adding an extra dash of drama to this lunation, the sun and moon will be in a tense square with Pluto, the planet of taboo, transformation, and rebirth. As a result, past wounds could bubble to the surface, and we may feel a strong desire to address the situations or feelings we’ve previously buried. If you can, observe what comes up for you and reflect on it—rather than reacting immediately. And above all, be gentle with yourself during this time; Plutonian themes can be heavy, but accepting your feelings as valid is an essential step to learning from them.

The change you may feel from this lunation could relate to your value system or self-worth.

Amid all this karmic reshuffling, know that there’s hope on the other side. This full moon in Libra is ruled by Venus, which is situated in empathetic Pisces, where it operates at peak potency, lending this day a healing vibe. Venus also angles toward information-oriented Mercury and innovative Uranus, creating a planetary aspect that reminds us of our innate ability to evolve. Remember: You have the power to release outdated programming, so long as you do so in small steps. The resulting change you may feel could relate to your value system or self-worth. In any case, if you lean into the out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new vibe, you’ll stand to benefit.

To understand just how this energetic release will impact your life, read on for your sun, moon, and rising signs. Then, pick up a self-care practice to make the most of this energy.

What the full moon in Libra means for your zodiac sign, according to an astrologer


As this full moon in Libra activates your seventh house of partnerships, tensions among your closest ties could spike. Any dynamics or concerns that you've been avoiding should be addressed at this time. In particular, if you're investing too much of your energy in others, but it's not being reciprocated, you may need to confront that truth and search for the underlying reason. In any case, a powerful conversation could put an end to an unhealthy cycle, allowing a new and more aligned one to begin.

Your full moon self-care practice: Make a list of pros and cons for a close partnership that occasionally brings you stress. Being able to visualize the helpful and harmful aspects of this relationship will help you process it and choose your next steps.


This lunation turns your attention toward your everyday habits—all of the daily routines and rituals that comprise the sixth astrological house of wellness. Spend some time investigating those habits and keeping track of your inner dialogue. If you find that you could be kinder to yourself or engage in practices that better support your overall health, commit to shifting your habits, and know that a shift in your energy and mindset will follow.

Your full moon self-care practice: Specifically, take inventory of your morning routine by writing down everything that you do. Then, swap one habit for a healthier one—say, choosing to walk around the block rather than spend those 10 minutes scrolling Instagram. Such small adjustments can have outsize effects.


With this full moon highlighting your fifth house of pleasure and romance, you may be inspired to take a passion project and share it with the world. Remember that creativity and vulnerability go hand in hand. If you're dating, this is also an aligned time to share a more personal, intimate side of yourself with a potential partner. While this depth of vulnerability may catch you off-guard at first, know that it's part of forming a meaningful connection.

Your full moon self-care practice: Spend time with your inner child, or practice a joyful activity—like coloring, dancing, or even hula-hooping—that taps into your natural sense of play, fun, and discovery.


Your sense of home could feel somewhat uprooted during this time, as this lunation activates your fourth house of foundations and familial ties. Perhaps you feel overwhelmed by the requests or needs of loved ones, or maybe a close friend or partner is being pulled away from you by work or other responsibilities. In any case, if your needs are not being met by the people you call home, now is the time to name and honor that feeling.

Your full moon self-care practice: Grounding exercises will be particularly potent during this time. Try sitting barefoot with your feet and the palms of your hands on the ground, and visualize a column of light beaming straight down, deep into the Earth. This practice can help you re-find your center.


You could come upon a new piece of information at work or in your personal life that feels emotionally charged or confusing, as this full moon in Libra touches on your third house of communication. While it could stir up past insecurities or open old wounds, you'll be better off leaning into the unknown, rather than attempting to solve it. Practice self-compassion, and embrace a deeper understanding that you won't have all the answers all the time.

Your full moon self-care practice: Spend time journaling or re-reading past journal entries (or even notes or cards that people have sent you). The written word could point you toward emotional breakthroughs.


If you've felt a push and pull between a more secure and a riskier route to making money, now is the time to reflect deeper on that tension. This full moon in Libra activates your second house of personal finances, encouraging you to reevaluate the way you measure your self-worth. If you're dating, you may also encounter triggers relating to your worth and value; it's time to release people who don't see the full extent of it.

Your full moon self-care practice: If you're able to spend money on something you'd like (rather than something you need), however small it may be, practice gratitude for that ability. This will help reaffirm a mindset of abundance, rather than scarcity.


You should be your biggest focus under this full moon in your sign. Your emotions may feel heightened, and you may feel as though you're accessing deeper parts of your psychological makeup and history. Though this could be intense, know that you're ready for a shift and release—and that starts with radical self-awareness, forgiveness, and acceptance. Make sure you're taking care of yourself before anything else.

Your full moon self-care practice: Explore your closet, and throw on an outfit you love—particularly one that you might normally save for a special occasion. Get glammed up, and make yourself feel like you're the star of your own show (because you are).


Prepare to get deep, Scorpio. With this lunation highlighting your 12th house of the inner psyche, you may feel the need for solitude to find peace. An emotional or spiritual cycle could be closing for you, leading you to crave both mental and physical rest. Spending time engaged in meditation or grounding practices will help you find closure surrounding anything that has reached its natural end.

Your full moon self-care practice: Start a dream journal. This lunation could send you signs or symbols in your dreams, and recording them may help you connect with your intuition on an ongoing basis.


Highlighting your 11th house of community, this full moon could throw a friendship or acquaintanceship for a loop. Are you recognizing that perhaps your values don't align as well as you thought they did with those of a particular person or people in your life? This is a time to reflect on any beneath-the-surface dynamics at play in your broader circle of friendships, and to speak your mind in an effort to find more alignment.

Your full moon self-care practice: Practice a throat chakra meditation. This will help open the flow of communication and make you more comfortable speaking your truth.


A work project or other public-facing matter could be coming to a close or entering a new era, with this full moon activating your 10th house of reputation. You may feel extra raw or vulnerable at this time, as this particular project likely touches on an important part of your identity. Continuing to share it with the world and leaning into your vulnerability will prove rewarding in due time, when you're bound to receive recognition for your work.

Your full moon self-care practice: A long period of hard work calls for physical rest—which you may really need at this time to restore balance. Take a nap, drink lots of water, or do an exercise class to release pent-up nerves.


This lunation hits on your ninth house of growth, change, and openness—and its directing that energy inward. Know that you have the power to control how you speak to yourself, and to recognize what limiting beliefs or thought loops might be restricting you from your full potential. You are dancing with your subconscious at this time and will be rewarded for releasing the self-defeating behaviors that do not serve you.

Your full moon self-care practice: Write down seven affirmations on Post-It notes, and slap them on your mirror. Say them to yourself each morning throughout this week (and beyond, if you so desire). You are in charge of your everyday reality.


As with Aries, you may find that your relationships are particularly highlighted by this full moon in Libra, which activates your eighth house of deeper soul connections. You might consider the emotional labor you're investing into your closest partnerships, and whether you're receiving the same in return. Triggers from your past may come up during this time, too, which are important to acknowledge. Don't be afraid to ask others for support; you deserve it, too.

Your full moon self-care practice: Lean into your network. Sharing some of your tougher memories with a trusted friend, counselor, or therapist will help you integrate them and prepare for change to come.

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