Full Moon April 2023 ~ Real Love


The Full Moon 6 April 2023 falls at 16º Libra Decan 2. Aspect: Opposite Jupiter. Fixed Star: Kraz in the right claw of Corvus the Raven. Tarot Card: 3 Of Swords. Healing Crystal: Rose Quartz.

full Moon in Libra decan 2

By dignity, the Moon is not happy in Libra decan 2. It is unsure of itself and much too concerned with what others think of them. At this time we strive to succeed so we can win the approval of an audience. Yes, I’m afraid Moon Libra 2 could produce the classic narcissist that forever craves adoration.

On the positive side, we can use our charms to generate a following that does good works in the collective. Those touched by this full moon will want to be loved and approved of so much that they may not be discerning enough when it comes to whom they give their body.

The negative manifestation of this full moon that focuses so much on relationships is a bed-post chock full of notches. So watch out for prize cads and gold-diggers. There is a positive side to this full moon when we can be very sensitive to our lover’s needs.

According to Austin Coppock. “For they are won’t to create a lasting and secure union. These natives need to be careful about those that they invest themselves in, and under what terms, for they prone to be taken advantage of.” [1] The more innocent among us need to guard against empathising with the bad boy/girl. Starry-eyed and romantic like Persephone we could so easily slip blindly into the underworld.

Full Moon Tarot Card

3 of swords

The tarot card associated with this decan is the three of swords. It is one the most upsetting card in the deck, but it has to fit somewhere so it is really not surprising that it should fall in the decan that houses the crafty crow.

Again I must stress that your chart is more than just one decan. The karmic lesson here may include sorrow, heartbreak and (like decan 1), love triangles. This decan is also ruled by Saturn in both systems so has quite a heavy karmic burden.

So the lesson here is that any gold digging or gigolo behaviour here will come with a massive price tag. It is your choice whether you turn away from the trinkets or not. “Release is key with The Three of Swords. A great sorrow, usually rooted in the (karmic) past, is often indicated….

Painful memories can be heavily repressed.  The Three of Swords highlights the need to let go of old pains and hurts as they are bound to be affecting the present.   It is a time to talk about them….(This lifetime) you must open up and let it out before it poisons you from within.  Allow yourself to forgive and be forgiven.” ~ teachmetarot

Full Moon Fixed Star

All the stars of Corvus fall in Libra decan 2. Fixed star Kraz is not as famous as fiendish Algorab, but it is found in the claw of the crow and is actually brighter by magnitude. The mythology of the Corvus constellation is very important to the meaning of Libra decan 2. So one myth goes that the sun god Apollo sent Corvus the raven with a cup (Constellation Crater) to fetch some water for his feast. On his way, he was distracted by some fine figs on a tree and lost track of time gorging upon them. When the crow suddenly remembered his errand he picked up a passing snake (Constellation Hydra) and used it as his excuse for why he had not filled up the cup as asked.

Another myth says “The Raven, was given a task by Apollo of keeping a watchful eye on Apollo’s pregnant lover Coronis. The raven reported back to Apollo the unwelcome news that she was having an affair with someone else. Apollo in anger cursed the raven, and its colour changed from its former silver hue to the present black.” More on the constellation; “Corvus is like Mars and Saturn. It is said to give craftiness, greediness, ingenuity, patience, revengefulness, passion, selfishness, lying, aggressiveness, and material instincts, and sometimes causes its natives to become agitators.” [2.]

I would add to this that they make great gossips, journalists and paparazzi. They sometimes prey on the misfortune of others.The Lunar mansion Hasta contains all the stars of Corvus. Hasta means hand and also laughter. I do think the crows cry sounds rather like a wicked crones laugh. The Moon here seems to create either mad genius’s or brings out the vilest attributes of the crow. The “birth native will be active, resourceful, shameless, merciless, and a thief and drunkard.” [3.] Much depends on the evolution of the individual. I have written a whole post on Corvus and Algorab.

What the New Moon April 2023 means for your sign

Click on links for meanings. Moon in 1st house for LIBRA, Moon in 2nd house for VIRGO, Moon in 3rd House for LEO, Moon in 4th house for CANCER, Moon in 5th house for GEMINI, Moon in 6th house for TAURUS, Moon in 7th house for ARIES, Moon in 8th house for PISCES, Moon in 9th house for AQUARIUS, Moon in 10th house for CAPRICORN, Moon in 11th house for SAGITTARIUS, Moon in 12th house for SCORPIO.

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1. The 36 Decans. Austin Coppock. p.165/166.
2 & 3. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923. p.41 & p. 80.