Relationship check-in time! Peace and harmony are the Libra way—this balanced sign counts Gandhi, John Lennon, and Alfred Nobel (of the Nobel Peace Prize)—among its ranks, after all. So typically, a Libra full moon would be the occasion to celebrate our soft spot for all of mankind, passing out olive branches and goodwill. And this first full moon of spring is something else special—a pink moon.
While Libra loves compromise, that could be a tricky aim to achieve this year. With the Libra full moon forming a tense square to power-monger Pluto, you may not be able to get past a sticking point. A power struggle could disrupt a key relationship and goals won't easily align.
This unusually charged Libra full moon could also help you release that which you cannot control, reminding you that a strong interpersonal connection is more important than winning or being right all the time. With this full moon arriving in the wake of a U.S. airstrike on Syria, achieving compromise on the world stage could be especially challenging.
In our personal and professional lives, the Libra full moon encourages us all to quit wavering and sign on the proverbial dotted line. It's time to make an important alliance official! Sign a contract, accept an offer, or partner up—just make sure you spell out your roles in crystal-clear terms so everyone is aware of their turf. But don't rush! Communication planet Mercury is retrograde April 9 to May 3, which could cause us to miss important points. Read the fine print—twice!
With Pluto in the mix, there's a need for absolute transparency and aboveboard dealings. Watch out for a tendency toward reactive or hotheaded behavior. If you catch even a whiff of shadiness, walk away! There will be other opportunities that don't cost you your integrity. Some might even receive a surprising offer, promotion, or raise under these powerful moonbeams. Since Libra is ruled by aesthetic Venus, a change of lifestyle and spending habits may be in order too.
Since the Libra full moon is the first full moon of spring, it is also called the Pink Moon, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. Its name was derived from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Blooming cherry blossoms also come to mind—though they still have yet to make their annual appearance in some parts of the Northern Hemisphere!