Aries Full Moon – October 5, 2017
The Full Moon forms at 12 degrees 42 minutes Aries on October 5 at 11:40 am PDT. Aries hits the ground running and doesn’t stop. This Full Moon will pack extra emotional intensity, passion, and the pure will and desire to be first and best in all things. Ruled by Mars, Aries is a warrior. He is courageous and possesses great staying power. Tonight Mars and Venus dance together (are exactly conjunct) at 20 Virgo. Their conjunction occurs roughly every two years. As the proud warrior escorts his fair lady around the cosmic dance floor we realize that opposites really do harmonize and attract.
The aspects that accompany this Full Moon are potentially fractious but not seriously worrying. Venus and Mars in Virgo square Saturn in Sadge. Saturn is in the last degrees of Sagittarius getting ready to return to his home base in Capricorn after a long absence. He’s a little edgy and cranky, continuing to offer advice about how to move forward expeditiously. Sadges everywhere will be glad to see the back of him come December. What a great birthday present!
Jupiter is on the move as well. He will leave Libra on October 10 and move into Scorpio for the next year. Jupiter will be privy to information not readily available to the rest of us. This will be a distinctly different kettle of fish to say the least. Jupiter’s opposition to Uranus is almost at an end. But with Uranus moving into Taurus next spring, they are bound to meet again in the Scorpio/Taurus polarity. So stay tuned as they say – More to come.
The Aries Full Moon is not afraid – of anything. It also wants what it wants when it wants it. There’s something to learn here. It’s been really rough since the solar eclipse. It seems like people are lining up to get off the planet. A many – no, probably most of us are distracted, agitated, easily side-tracked, extremely reactive, and fearful. If we continue to entertain these qualities we will surely become so confused that we will not be conscious of our own behavior. We may even put ourselves in harm’s way without acknowledgement or consciousness of doing so. This is a dangerous possibility.
Events are moving very quickly with no particular sense of order. The general reaction to this is, “What next?” – mixed with a healthy sprinkling of fear. It is REALLY important to stay out of fear. If we continue to feed our fears, what we fear most will start manifesting with alarming speed. Faith is more important than ever. Not faith in a religious sense or faith in your guru, priest or other humans – but pure faith in the potential and very real possibility of complete well-being for all beings. Don’t worry about where you will find this faith or where is will come from – just cultivate it. Faith that faith in being here will get us through. Over-arching spirit descends into and through our being, emanating from us, ricocheting around the universe and then returning. It moves through each of us in a peculiar and very personal way. The North Node in Leo requires us to become a truly healthy cell within the “body” of our collective consciousness. We must be as clear as possible.
This pace will not stop. This is the end of illusion. It is actual disillusion. We are being disabused of all our false notions and expectations. At the same time the temptation is to create even wilder illusions – or to somehow recreate and embellish the old illusions – because we’re lonely for them! We are constantly being tested with regard to what is true and what is false. Saturn in Sadge wants to discover the veracity of these situations. He’s got some time before his train leaves for Capricorn and he may get there yet. Don’t count him out.
So at this Aries Full Moon – be brave. Dare to begin again. Call on your will. Have the faith to be present for this time – now. Aries does. You don’t need a reason. Do it because you can. Because you want to live in love and not in fear. Because the opposite of love is not hate – it’s fear. The veils are lifting and it’s not going to stop. Halloween is right around the corner. Do not become distracted… Have FAITH.