Category: Moon Cycles Written by Jamie Partridge
The Scorpio full moon on Monday, April 26, 2021, is opposite Uranus. So the spiritual meaning of full moon April 2021 astrology relates to unexpected events, sudden, changes, impulsiveness, and rebelliousness.
However, the limiting and depressing influence of Saturn is an even stronger influence on the April 2021 full moon because it square aspect to the Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Venus. This combination of hard Saturn and Uranus aspect makes this a full moon of restrictive change.
Thankfully, the full moon is also trine Mars which gives the courage and strength to overcome any unexpected changes or barriers. And you can count on good judgment and even more courage from the April 11 new moon.
Full Moon April 2021 Astrology
The April 26 full moon at 07°06′ Scorpio makes three challenging planetary aspects and only one helpful aspect. So overall, this is a difficult full moon.
The strongest of these aspects is the full moon opposite Uranus. While the full moon square Saturn is only a weak aspect. But the restrictive and depressive influence of Saturn is still significant because Saturn square Uranus is the major astrological influence of 2021.
The chart below shows Saturn is in a much closer square aspect to Mercury and Venus. That means the four most personal planets are all square Saturn: The Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Venus.
In addition, the Sun, Moon, and the Mercury-Venus conjunction are all under the influence of challenging fixed stars. Two of the three stars with a Saturn nature.
Full Moon Meaning
Sun opposite Moon brings your home, family, and intimate relationships into sharper focus for the following two weeks of this moon phase. Opposing forces such as work versus home, or what you need versus what you want, create inner tension and external pressures. This can lead to conflict and crises that drain your energy.
The lunar qualities of emotions and instincts reach their peak at a full moon. So use your increased emotional strength and intuition to overcome any relationship challenges. Subconscious awareness allows for an impartial and balanced look at your personal relationships. You will clearly see any relationship dynamics or negative feelings causing disharmony.
Full Moon Aspects
Full Moon opposite Uranus can cause unexpected events, sudden, changes, mood swings, and impulsive reactions. Such things can lead to anxiety, nervousness, agitation, emotional detachment, and relationship turmoil.
A strong need for independence and rebelliousness are other disruptive forces to be aware of. You may subconsciously be looking for excitement. But your intuition and instincts may also be impaired. So be very careful about making major changes, especially in intimate relationships.
Full Moon square Saturn has a restricting and depressing influence on your feelings and relationships. It becomes harder to emotionally connect to others. Sadness, loneliness, guilt, and shame are possible as you are reminded of past relationship failures, loss, and grief. Bitterness or low self-esteem may also hold you back from sharing your emotions.
Full Moon trine Mars brings courage, initiative, emotional strength, passion and sex appeal. You will intuitively know what you want and how to get it, especially in relationships. It helps you be direct and assertive without looking bossy or rude. These are the things you can use to overcome the more numerous challenges from Saturn and Uranus.
Mercury square Saturn makes it harder to communicate your plans and ideas because of negative thinking, crticism, misunderstandings and arguments. If studying or doing important work, pay attention to detail. Seek trusted, professional advice if involved in contracts, business or legal matters. Do not rely on the words of others, and be careful with your own.
Venus square Saturn adds tension to your love life. It makes it harder to share your affections because of delays, shyness, distance, or other restrictions. Most of these hindrances will stem from your own fears or criticisms. But you may also face rejection or guilt trips from others. So don’t be hard on yourself and don’t ignore the affections of others. This aspect is also associated with financial hardship.
The Fixed Stars
Full Moon April 2021 is at 07°06′ Scorpio Sign. But as the star map below shows, it is in the Constellation of Virgo. This discrepancy is due to the precession of the equinoxes. It has moved the Sun Signs almost a whole Sign out of alignment with the Constellations from which they were named over 2000 years ago. Virgo is also the longest constellation, spanning over
50 degrees in the Zodiac.
Fixed star Khambalia at 07°15′ Scorpio has a Mercury-Mars nature. It causes swift violence, unreliability, changeability, and an argumentative nature. 
Khambalia is a star of the penetration of secrets. It denotes those good at applying intellect to deep research of any kind, to police-type investigation, to espionage, and also to such pursuits as alchemy and the esoteric in general. 
Fixed star Hamal at 07°56′ Taurus has a Mars-Saturn nature. It causes violence, brutishness, cruelty, and premeditated crime.  Hamal makes people headstrong and often aggressive, yet potentially capable leaders and protectors. 
With Sun: Dissipation, evil associates, loss and disgrace. 
Mercury and Venus
Fixed star Menkar at 14°36′ Taurus has a Saturn nature and causes disease, disgrace, ruin, injury from beasts, sickness, and loss of fortune.  Impediments of many kinds, worries, and tests of endurance. 
With Mercury: Difficulties through writings, difficulty in payment of mortgages, ill-health to marriage partner or relative, destruction of crops.
With Venus: Strong and uncontrolled passions, jealousy, domestic disharmony, and temporary separation, ill-health of marriage partner. 
Full Moon April 2021 Summary
The April 26 full moon opposite Uranus brings unexpected events, sudden, changes, impulsiveness, and rebelliousness. The alignment with fixed star Khambalia adds unreliability, changeability, and arguments.
However, the restrictive influence of Saturn is a stronger influence on the full moon April 2021 astrology because it is in a challenging square aspect to the Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Venus. It brings sadness, criticism, fear, and guilt, and makes it harder to share your thoughts, feelings, and affections.
Added to this, the fixed stars on the Sun, Mercury and Venus are of a Saturn nature. They bring the potential for impediments, worry, tests of endurance, loss, and disgrace.
The combination of all these difficult aspects and stars is likely to cause some self-doubt and problems with self-esteem, especially for decans 1 and 2 Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. Relationships will come under a lot of strain if negative thinking is projected onto others through nasty words, criticism, or disloyalty.
Thankfully, the full moon trine Mars gives the courage, intuition, emotional strength, and initiative to overcome any adversity. Plus, the influence of the April 26 full moon is combined with the much more positive influence of the April 11 new moon.
The new moon continues to bring the courage and good judgment to take advantage of opportunities for growth. It can help you overcome the full moon limitations like shyness and depression. It is also good for breaking through other barriers to progress and success.
The effects of the April 26 full moon lasts for two weeks up to the May 11 new moon.
If the full moon April 2021 astrology directly impacts your horoscope decan you can read about it in your monthly horoscope. For more detail about how it affects your natal chart see full moon transits.
- Previous Moon Phase: New Moon April 11, 2021
- Next Moon Phase: New Moon May 11, 2021
- 2021 Moon Phases Calendar
Full Moon April 2021 Times and Dates
- Los Angeles – April 26 11:31 pm
- New York – April 26 11:31 pm
- London – April 27 11:31 pm
- Delhi – March 29, 0:18 am
- Sydney – March 29, 5:48 am
- Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.170, 171, 173, 176.
- The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.32, 73.
- Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.12.
My name is Jamie Partridge and I live on the coast of NSW Australia with three amazing kids. I’ve had an interesting life so far, with varied occupations ranging from nursing assistant to farm hand.
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