This Week in Astrology With Nick Newmont: Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Occurs Wednesday


Nick Newmont

by Nick Newmont

On Wednesday morning at 5 :01 a.m., a Full Moon occurs when the Sun in Aries opposes the Moon in Libra. The Full Moon is a time of illumination. The Sun represents the conscious mind and the Moon as the subconscious reflects the Sun’s light. The Sun brings the subconscious to the surface so we may reflect. Simply put, the Full Moon brings “a-ha” moments.

It is truly an emotional time with a focus on relationships. This Full Moon is especially potent, as it is a Lunar Eclipse in addition to be a Libra-Aries alignment. While any Lunar eclipse is relationship-oriented, the “crisis” that this eclipse tends to reveal is a crisis of lack–a time when we suddenly recognize a great need or want. If we play into the combustive Aries (Mars ruled) energy, the impact of the spontaneity can end the relationship. But it can also bring two people together with a sudden awareness of a Libran influenced great need for each other.

Although Lunar eclipses are more relationship-oriented than Solar eclipses, they are not always about romantic relationships. They can highlight awareness of needs in other areas of our lives, such as our relationship to work, to our health and happiness. This is a time when matters come to light, things that have been brewing under the surface for some time. The key to be aware of is, are we coming from a mind-set of lack, need or desperation. If so, then the need for immediate gratification is driving and taking us to be a place we really don’t want to be.

The Aries-Libra opposition is a relationship axis and creates the struggle of “me versus them.” The Libra Moon is cooperative, diplomatic and fair-minded. The Aries Sun, however, values authenticity over tact and is energized by independent efforts and impulsiveness. The Full Moon illuminates this conflict.

The Libra Full Moon is called a Cinderella Moon and can be quite lucky due to being in the right place at the right time and being rescued. On the other hand, during a Libra Full Moon, we want to avoid being Pollyanna when to comes to relationships. Don’t assume reciprocity or win-win situations.

Every Full Moon is an opportunity to let go of old thoughts and bad habits. Who or what are you letting go of?

Have a great week.


Nick Newmont, a licensed hypnotherapist and astrologer, runs The Newmont Center for Balanced Living in Agoura Hills. For more information, go to 

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