Libra Full Moon: Illumination of the Venus Retrograde Gifts
As this Venus Retrograde period wraps itself up, we have the Libra Full Moon at midnight on Monday night, 4/10. Libra is the ruler of Venus, and so here, fully illuminated, are many of the gifts and lessons from this retrograde cycle. All of the learning and re-assessing as to how we relate are brought to light. I know it’s been an incredibly fruitful time for me, maybe it has been for you too.
And since this Libra Full Moon is conjunct Jupiter, the planet of expansion and abundance, it’s possible that what’s also gifted is an expanded vision of what’s possible in our lives and in our relationships. It’s possible that what we feel we deserve and what we’re able to create has reached a new vista of possibility and opportunity. Currently though, there might still be some difficulty in implementing that.
Amongst other things, the ending of Venus Retrograde blends seamlessly into a Mercury retrograde period, with the two even overlapping for a few days. Maybe it’s that what was realized during Venus RX was significant enough to require additional time to integrate and process on a mental level, just as Mercury RX wants us to do. And in doing so, rather than errantly shooting out some newfound confidence, we can slow down and begin to allow our deep Soul nature to shine forth through our way of relating, both to ourselves and others.
The insights that arise could be shocking. They could be profound. Lightning bolts from the depths striking their way into our hearts. And so we listen to what Mercury is asking of us as it turns retrograde: we take the time to slow down and integrate, and we use that which comes from the galactic depths to help build something substantial. And from that, “What you receive from the infinite, you can give to the finite beings that thirst for it.” (1)
- Quoted from Dane Rudhyar’s interpretation of the Sabian Symbol for this Libra Full Moon.