Sunday, October 9th, the Full Moon peaks, and we will have this year’s Full Moon in the cardinal fire sign, Aries! As always, the Sun and Full Moon represent 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 both our lives and our 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 to your fullest potential.
Does stepping forward scare you? It does for most of us. Well-known suffering is less intimidating than unknown happiness. But the time has come to do something about that. As we all know, nothing exciting happens within our comfort zone, so use the 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 toward 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 is always about balance. In other words, don’t forget to act with mindfulness. If you are already running at full speed, the chances are you may need may be to slow down and tune in, rather than fire up. Besides, 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 – being in the middle of Libra season and all.
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 were to be bold enough to take a risk and actually follow your heart – then this is the time to find the courage to go for it! The 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 planetary aspects playing a significant role on this Full Moon. First off is the conjunction between the Moon and Chiron in Aries (the wounded healer) opposing The sun and Venus in Libra bringing a heightened awareness and opportunity for healing the wounds in our close relationships. Second, there is a grand air trine (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius) – also called “the vortex of ideas.” – meaning there will undoubtedly be a strong emphasis on thoughts and communication under this Full Moon.
Be aware, though, that your inner warrior is most likely to make a visit on or near this Full Moon, so be sure to communicate your words – and choose your battles – wisely. Developing advanced awareness and knowing when to walk away is the key component if you do not want to end up flipping tables. Remember that power struggles do not get you anywhere while seeing your partner for who they are and understand 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, however, 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 judgment. Be forgiving. Be loving. Be kind. Use this Full Moon energy to create balanced, loving, and healthy relationships – not breaking them down. With Mars and 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, as the Full Moon represents 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!”.
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