The Libra Full Moon Is Bringing Major Shifts—Here's How to Stay Sane

By Jess Wiggan

On April 18, 2019

In Astrology, Full moon, Magic

The Libra Full Moon Is Bringing Major Shifts—Here's How to Stay Sane

On April 19, 2019 at 4:12 am, the sky will light up with full moon energy in Libra—a sign that connects us to union, partnership, and beauty. Although there’s balance happening here, we must remember that full moons are the Universe’s way of bringing light to an area of our life that needs some special attention. For this Libra full moon, that means doing some serious re-evaluating in terms of relationships.

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First things first, Uranus (the planet of change) sits almost directly opposite the moon, in the sign of Taurus. This is like setting down a bear trap, covering it with leaves, and forgetting where you placed it. Nerves are high, with an eerie feeling that something can snap, and you’re guided to watch your step and your words.

Because Uranus is known to be unpredictable, things could flip on either side of the coin, bringing “good” or “bad” outcomes. One thing we know for sure is that wherever the Universe erupts in your life has most likely been set into motion for some time. For instance, Uranus may be encouraging you to branch out on your own, despite your desire for partnership and connection.

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If you’re encouraged to split from someone during this Libra full moon (as opposed to connecting), it’s because the partnership needs a little extra space to work itself out in way that will be healthy and constructive. You may find there are better alliances out there for you, or that you two are walking down separate paths. Remembering that the Universe has set in motion for a reason will be key here—the hidden “bear trap” has a way of catching you off guard in a positive way!  

For couples guided to separate: This need for independence comes from more than just Uranus nudging a spontaneous split. The sun (opposite of the moon in Libra) is in Aries, a sign that hints to us to put ourselves first.

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For those guided toward balance: Take a look at the things you’re giving most your attention to these days. Where do you need to draw boundaries? There needs to be a healthy give and take if balance is tipping too far to one side. With Mars (the planet that rules drive) moving through Gemini and connecting with Neptune’s energy, your actions might be futile at this time. Even if you’re relentlessly committed to a person, a project, or an outcome, your steps might be tripping you up.

Be careful not to force anything. In fact, Libra is known for straddling the fence and not making decisions… this is what the full moon brings to you now is a moment to pause, observe, and feel what you feel first before you react.

Libra Full Moon Protection (and Attraction) Potion

Courtesy of @animamundiherbals

I chose this spell because at the time of the Libra full moon, the Universe will be doing most of the rearranging for you and you’ll be called to help it along as needed. Unfortunately, we can’t always understand why things are happening, which can cause our sanity to get a little out of hand.

For this reason, I chose basil, a simple but powerful herb, as the main property for this spell. It’s great for protection, and will attract blessings and protection to you instantly—just when the full moon starts messing with things. Additionally, it works with many facets of life including love, work, money, health, growth, and prosperity. Simply sprinkle this potion where necessary!



  1. Chop or shred the basil leaves.
  2. Place the fresh basil in a ceramic bowl and pour a cup of hot water over the leaves.
  3. Let it steep from anywhere between three hours to three days, the longer the better.
  4. Strain and pour into a jar when you are ready to use it.
  5. Sprinkle the potion over your office, your home, or yourself depending on what needs protection, blessing, and growth at the time of the full moon.

Lead photo courtesy of @emoji_of_a_wave

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