Following the astrological new year, springtime — and all the promise that comes with it — is finally here. Warmer temps, more daylight, and Aries vibes might have you feeling hell-bent on moving the ball forward in any and all possible ways. But before you forge into April, spring's first full moon of the season will urge you to take a time-out from the daily grind to float in your feelings — especially around relationships.
On Sunday, March 28 at 2:48 p.m. ET/11:48 a.m. PT exactly, a full moon will occur in the cardinal air sign Libra. Here's what it means and how you can make the most of this bond-bolstering astrological event.
What Full Moons Mean
A few basics on the astrological significance of a full moon: In astrology, the moon acts as your emotional compass, ruling over your intuition and sense of security. And when it's at its most full and luminous, it tends to crank up the volume on all of those themes.
Full moons energy is notorious for spurring crazy-making confrontations with ragey drivers, noisy neighbors, or out-of-the-blue, WTF moments. But the heart of the issue here is that full moons tend to amplify emotions — particularly those that have been kicked under the rug but could stand to be reflected on and dealt with ASAP. For that reason, you might think of full moon drama as the dust that's kicked up by people projecting — or, more healthfully, opening up about — their previously repressed pain, stress, or trauma.
Full moons are also culmination points of regular astrological cycles. We all have various "plots" going on in our lives at any given moment. And during a full moon, the narrative that began around the corresponding new moon in the same sign might reach its natural conclusion. (Reminder: A new moon is the opposite of a full moon, when the celestial body isn't illuminated by the sun from our vantage point and it appears completely dark.) This March 28 full moon in Libra is linked to the October 16 new moon.
Full moons can be emotional and intense — especially so if they're hitting your natal chart in a significant way — but they often serve as valuable checkpoints for looking at deep-rooted feelings and tying up loose ends on one major project before you begin another.