How Does The Full Moon Influence Easter?

photo of chocolate Lindt bunniesAsk anyone what they know about the full moon, which takes place every 28 days, and they may mention the effect the moon has on the tides or werewolves howling at the moon.

What some people don’t realise is that the date Easter falls in the calendar is totally determined by the cycle of the moon and specificially the full moon.

Easter always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox. This year, 2012, the spring equinox fell on March 20th. Therefore, the subsequent full moon falls on Good Friday, 6th April, so Easter Sunday falls on 8th April this year.

This month’s Full Moon is in Libra, sign of relationships. Libra’s ruled by Venus, planet of love, and on the 6th, Good Friday, Venus squares up to Neptune and on the 7th, Easter Saturday, Venus squares up to Mars.

This isn’t the easiest picture for close relationships and the Easter weekend may not live up to its expectations, at least if you’re thinking it’s the perfect weekend to cosy up to the one you love. The best advice is to keep love real and to agree to disagree if necessary. Remember that Libra knows that any working relationship requires give and take and the art of compromise.

Some of you may be expecting the “perfect” family Easter weekend but again keep your expectations realistic and realise that if the family only ever gets to spend quality time together during the holiday season, sometimes too much is expected of everyone. A Full Moon heightens emotions, great for celebrations but potentially dramatic and can lead to OTT behaviour.

If you want to have a good time with your other half or your family, the day to make it happen is Easter Monday when Venus teams up with inspirational and unpredictable Uranus.

A great day for a trip out somewhere different and unusual, a great day to say “I love you” spontaneously and a great day to do Easter weekend your way. Which of course includes eating as much chocolate as you like. Venus doesn’t only rule love but chocolate too.

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