Libra Full Moon And The Promise Of The Engagement Ring

"The Unequal Marriage" by Vasily Vladimirovich Pukirev

With tomorrow’s Full Moon in the relationship sign of Libra, here’s a timely article about the shift of engagement rings from financial insurance (around the 1940’s) to a symbol of love and status (now).


“Suddenly, women wanted an upfront financial assurance from their men. Basically, collateral. That way, if the couple never made it down the aisle, she’d at least be left with something. And that something was almost always small and shiny.┬áThe diamond ring was insurance.”

The article echoes that heightened, lunar theme of relationship (Libra) culmination (Full Moon). For traditional Libra, the ultimate goal is marriage. It also hi-lights the two sides of Venus, Libra’s ruler (love and money).

The financial stakes were high for women and the article states this is not the case in modern times. However, I would say the emotional stakes are just as big now as they were back then. The Libra balance may swing from one extreme (financial insurance) to the other (emotional insurance) but its essence remains the same; partnership.


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2 Responses to Libra Full Moon And The Promise Of The Engagement Ring

  1. Elle says:

    That’s sooo freaky, because my boyfriend just promised me an engagement ring asap so we can get married this summer. We are both Cancers. I hope this Pluto retrograde doesn’t screw anything up for our plans. What do you think?

    • Nadia says:

      It all depends on what houses in your natal and composite charts Pluto will be moving through as well as what natal planets will be impacted by the transit.

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