Tuesday, September 25th at 4.52am (Oslo time), the Full Moon peaks, and we will have this year’s Full Moon in fiery Aries! As always, the Sun and Full Moon represents opposing forces; and the Sun in partnership oriented Libra opposing today’s Full Moon in driven Aries, will be sure to bring some intensity and passion into our lives and relationships.
On the Aries – Libra axis, peace loving Libra represents balance and relationships, while fiery, independent Aries is all about the primal needs of the individual. It’s me vs. we, self vs. other, competition vs. cooperation, impulsive vs. indecisive, and warrior vs. diplomat. The energy of the Libra Sun is love, grace, peace and balance, while the Aries Moon, represents a more active and outgoing type of energy.
Fire-starter Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. He is self-assertive, leading, and courageous, as well as the most individualistic of them all. “I am” is Aries’ motto. But even though Aries’ shadow side can be overly self-centered, hot-headed and impatient, the ram’s energy is also about believing in yourself. Aries goes after what he wants, and October’s powerful Aries Moon carries the strength and energy needed for you to bring forth the courage to step up into your fullest potential.
Does stepping forward scare you, you say? It does for most of us. Well-known suffering has always been less intimidating than unknown happiness. But the time has come to do something about that! As we all know, nothing happens withing our comfort zone, so use this Aries Full Moon as an obstacle crusher: Step up, take action and claim back your life!
Too often fear and self-doubt stop us from following our dreams and walking our highest path, but there is only one way to release this fear and that is through self-belief. Let the Aries energy propel you forward towards your dreams. Trust your path. Trust that you can do it. Then go out and shine your light in the world with full-on radiance!
Be careful to not leave a battlefield behind in your urge to get to your goal, though. Aries energy may make you want to run out and conquer the world, but it’s always about balance, so be aware to act with mindfulness. If you are already running on full speed, the chances are you may need may be to slow down, and tune in, rather than fire up. And regardless of which sign it’s visiting, the Moon is always about connecting to our inner world, making it an ideal time to become aware of what we need to get back to equilibrium.
If, on the other hand, you feel like your energy’s been running low, or you know you’re holding yourself back out of fear of with might happen if you take a risk and follow your heart – then this is the time to find the courage to go for it! An Aries Full Moon is very energizing, so whatever needs to get done, whatever actions you need to take, will potentially feel both effortless and easy. And, as long as you are working with this powerful energy, and not against it, there are good chances you are on your way to a great new chapter in your life. Trust that this Full Moon will support you with your leap of faith, but the first step is up to you.
Together with the fast and furious Aries energy, there are in particular two other planetary aspects playing a significant role on this Full Moon. First off is the Aries Moons’ conjunction to Chiron – the wounded healer – evoking our deepest childhood wounds. Second, with the Aries Moon opposing messenger Mercury in Libra there will undoubtedly be a strong emphasis on expressing and communicating these wounds.
In other words, how can you clearly and peacefully communicate your wounds and hurts in your relationships? Remember to be really mindful of your words, as Aries’ shadow often plays out as an inability to communicate one’s needs clearly. The wounded, impatient Aries energy in many ways plays out like a child who combusts and throws a temper tantrum due to an inability to identify and assert their own needs. Thus, with Chiron triggering our most painful wounds and deep rooted fears, this lack of clear + honest communication and self expression will easily come out as anger and frustration expressed thoughtlessly, creating unnecessary harm towards those we love.
In other words, if you are in an already tense relationships, be aware that this Full Moon may be an enormous trigger, causing tension to rise even higher. To stop this from happening, the moment you start to feel like a hot headed boiler; pause. Stop. Breathe. Bring your awareness to deep belly breaths and slowly count to ten. When you feel the scale tip too much towards fiery Aries – draw upon the peace and harmony presented by the Libra Sun.
Developing advanced awareness is the key component to not flipping tables, and rather knowing when to walk away. Power struggles does not get you anywhere. Seeing those around you for who they are and understanding that we are all doing the best we can with what we’ve got, does.
Aries as a path to healing requires that you truly feel your emotions, not avoiding or shutting them down, but say whatever you must say in a respectful manner. Be kind to others as well as yourself. When you feel triggered, respond to whatever arises with patience and acceptance rather than judgement. Be forgiving. Be loving. Be kind. Use this Full Moon energy to create balanced, loving and healthy relationships – not breaking them down.
With Aries in the picture it may be more challenging than normal, but nothing is impossible. Besides, the Aries energy was never one to say no to a challenge.
In fact, the Full Moon representing the end of a cycle and letting go, this may be the perfect time to let your inner warrior go. And while you’re at it, why not let go and change all old destructive patterns in your life. Everything that has served its purpose. Ask to have the courage to let go of everything and everyone that you have outgrown. Cut ties with the old to make room for the new. Aries being the first sign of the zodiac also represents new beginnings, so harness the strong, passionate and fiery Aries energy, step into your fearlessness and take a bold leap forward in your life.
Find that courage to go for whatever your heart desires. No more repressing and holding back. Be fearless and speak your heart in an honest way. Be bold and brave and believe in yourself. When you tune into your heart’s desire, and truly start to live from a place of passion, anything is possible. Know that you are worthy. That you are good enough, brave enough and smart enough. And most importantly; you are not your past. You are not your story! The time has come to write a new one. A good one! And as they say: “When you write the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pencil!”.