Full Moon April 2019 ~ Exiled Herds

The full moon 19 April 2019, falls at 29º Libra decan 3. The full moon april 2019 astrology is aligned with fixed star Izar in the the constellation of Bootes the Herdsman. The closest aspect to the full moon is an opposition to Uranus. The tarot card is the 4 of swords and the healing crystal will be the Sunstone.

The full moon April 2019 in Libra is extremely sensitive to the collectives’ emotions. That means those touched by this full moon can adjust themselves to suit their audience. The success of the fixed stars here brings even more likelihood of one being able to tap into the zeitgeist. The full moon April 2019 has great business sense and is able to capitalize on this greatly. However, as far as dignity goes, the Moon has no real power in Libra decan 3 and even feels quite uncomfortable. At some point, while the Moon is here then, there could be a danger of someone or some group falling out of favour and of even being placed in exile.

Full Moon April 2019 Astrology

full moon april 2019

In my research for Moon in Libra decan 3, I did find literal cases of exile (Wallis Simpson.) and also cases of downfall after great status (Marie Antoinette.) In Libra 3 the Moon is defined as Peregrine. When a planet is peregrine, it is essentially in exile, so the status of an outlaw or anti-hero fits this full Moon very well. This decan, in particular, shows strongly the archetype of Eris/Venus Lucifer (as the Morning star.) Will Lady Lucinda shed some light on the confusion in the world right now?

Full Moon April 2019 ~ Aspects

Moon opposite Uranus is going to cause a stir in the collective. The electric and volatile energy of Uranus seems to become even more unstable than usual in opposition. The polarity creates wild mood swings and has the feel of a loose cannon. In my research, it was sad to see that three accidents/assassinations are in the list of the natives who were born with this aspect and all of three deaths caused a huge public outpouring of emotion whether it be anger, shock or deep mourning.

The revolutionary energy of Uranus though, means that after the lightning bolt has struck, things are never the same again. With this aspect there is the feeling that something is just about to flip out, so we will feel like we must be ready to jump ship very quickly.


Full Moon April 2019 ~ Tarot Card

full moon AprilThe tarot card associated with this decan is the four of swords which is associated with mental exhaustion and retreat. This is really not surprising since one of this decan’s theme is perfecting the intellect. Natural talent gushes out and can easily burn out. The decans rulers reflect the need for higher wisdom and mental agility.

Karmically “The Four of Swords carries a very real warning of the consequences of not taking care of your mental health during stressful times.  If you are coping at present then this card suggests that you are close to the edge and if you do not take the necessary steps to take a break then it may very well be forced upon you.  It warns of the potential for mental breakdowns, medical care and even hospitalisation.” ~ teachmetarot.

Generally this is a positive decan with the fixed star Spica at the centre of it, but in this lifetime we learn we must take care of our physical body as well as our brains.


Full Moon April 2019 ~ Fixed Izar In Bootes

The first half of the decan feels definitely more Venusian. As we work towards the Mars-ruled Scorpio tropical sign that follows it, we see that the more reckless, passionate side of Bootes the Herdsman takes over. The pale orange and green Izar is stunning through the telescope, is found in the herdsman’s loins and was at one time known as Pulcherrima, the beautiful one. In Arabic, it was known as ‘the belt of the shouter’. There is not much written about Izar the star so we have to look at what is written about the constellation of Bootes.

full moon april 2019“As has been suggested Bootes may immortalize the transition from a nomadic life to settled agriculture in the ancient world. The aspiring farmer who made claims on land would need to guard his property and produce against those who had still remained nomads, at least before bylaws became established. Titles for Bootes were Greek Arktophulax, translated ‘the Bear-watcher’…A phylax was a guard or watchman in ancient Rome.” ~ Constellation Of Words 

Manilus says “ fortune herself makes bold to entrust her treasures, so that the wealth of monarchs and temple finances will be in their keeping… they will be kings under kings and ministers of state [politicians], and be charged with the guardianship of the people.” [1]

So you can definitely see a divide once you pass 24º Libra. When the Libran scales get the balance of both Venus and Mars in perfect harmony, this gives Libra Decan 3 its great success. How can one fail with Spica’s genius and talent blended with cocksure Arcturus’ great good luck? Libra is also a cardinal sign of great leadership, but it also has the ability to be a diplomat also. These traits make a good politician (Provided they are not corrupted that is!)


The 3rd Face Of Libra

“A man riding a donkey, with a wolf riding in front of him. This is a face of evil works, sodomy, adultery, singing, joys and flavors.” Picatrix

Artwork ‘Washington In Hell ~ Your ancestors are angry, America’ kindly supplied by J Swofford at: abnormalimage.com and JSwoffordArtandPhoto

Full Moon April 2019 ~ Summary

This is the second full moon in Libra in a row which is quite rare. This is because the last one was right at the dawn of Libra decan 1 whereas this one is as the very last degree of decan 3. The 29º is known as an anaretic degree which in astrology means that it is extremely unstable. It is like being at the very end of a process in alchemy just about to regenerate into something else. The move is from Venus to Mars energy as we move to the next full moon in Scorpio.

To me this makes me think of the whole Brexit debacle where change is being resisted in the hope the outcome will swing the other way. But resisting transformation is a dangerous game as the more you push it down the harder the counter-reaction will be. Bootes is the guardian of the people or he can simply be a herdsman of sheep. Maybe some of the El-ites regard their flock as airheads they can just bark at and they will flee to their enclosures. But all it takes is an renegade sheepdog and the shepherd loses control of the whole flock.

The unpredictable energy of Uranus only adds to the instability and it is interesting that the tarot card associated with this decan warns of a sudden breakdown due to overwork. Is Bootes overworking the herd? Will the herds turn on their masters? The shift from obedient, passive Venus to aggressive Mars is shown at this full Moon which In itself is an opposition of signs ruled by Venus and Mars.

full moon april 2019Uranus, however, is in a Venus-ruled sign, but one that is associated with the earth and agriculture as Bootes is. I wonder if there is be a farmers revolt of some kind. A quick word about the use of the word ‘s*d*my in the “3rd face of Libra” phrase. This is from the Roman translation of the Picatrix and the Arabic is exactly the same. Why they combine ‘evils’ with joy is anyone’s guess, but I would imagine this is the side of Venus which can easily become exceedingly self-indulgent and narcissistic if not kept in check.

Despite the grim prognosis of the 3rd face of Libra, I still think the overall message is one of hope and positivity. Sometimes things have to reach a boiling point before transformation can happen.

“Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times.” ~ G Michael Hopf

It’s all about cycles. The universe is intelligent. Humans are blood cells. We are self-correcting. I chose the image of Washington in hell rather than the 3rd face of Libra. I liked the image better and it seems very relevant for the current times. With Bootes, we are also talking about guardians in the shape or our leaders, and how important their health is for the state of the nation as a whole. The government is weak and sick, it needs to go.


Full Moon April Healing Crystal ~ Sunstone

“Sunstone is a crystal of inspiration. When you are ready to breakthrough stagnant energy, sunstone infuses you with powerfully bright energies to shine through the darkness that has clouded your spirit.  By ridding you of your pessimistic outlook, sunstone energy helps you to see that there are an endless amount of opportunities on your horizon.” ~ energymuse.com 

“It is a Stone of Leadership – of personal power, freedom, and expanded consciousness. Truly reflecting the qualities of Light, it brings openness, benevolence and warmth, strength, mental clarity, and the willingness and ability to bestow blessings upon others.” ~ crystalvaults.com

“Sunstone provides a source of strength if you are dependent on others emotionally, or have suffered the sudden loss of a partner. It helps alleviate fearfulness and stress and protects against those who drain your energies or finances. It is also an excellent crystal for phobia sufferers to ease fear of the dark, enclosed places, or the presence of other triggers.”[2]

“Stone of joy and abundance. Helps one to be independent. Encourages hidden talents to be shown
Increases fame and prosperity. Grants owner leadership and promotion opportunities. Aids with digestion and throat issues. Alleviates aches and pains. Helps dissolve emotions of unworthiness” ~ crystal-genesis.com 


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1. Manilius, Astronomica, 1st century AD, book 5, p.329.
2. The new Crystal Bible Cassandra Eason. p 116

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