The Aries Full Moon window is open! Exact at 9:23PM PDT on October 15th with the moon (our emotions) conjunct Uranus (the erratic, unpredictable change-maker) and Eris (named after the Greek goddess of discord and strife) in headstrong Aries opposite the shining Sun in fairness and balance seeking Libra.
That in and of itself is interesting enough, however add in dynamic tension with Pluto (death and rebirth) and passionate, warrior Mars in make-it-happen Capricorn creating a square to both the Sun and the Moon. We balance this energy by actively doing something transformative. If you haven’t already done it, now is the perfect time to “clean out your closets” in preparation for the next stage of your growth.
Where I live, the energetic Aries Full Moon will be dramatically punctuated by a big rain and wind storm, which I find apt and very interesting.
We have had enormous opportunity to open up and examine our shadow side on an individual and collective level particularly as it relates to the balance of masculine and feminine power as well as whether or not we are better off being separate from one another or celebrating our connection to each other on a deeper level. As often happens when we are learning something new, there can be a tenancy to swing wildly from one extreme to the other as we process and honor what we have experienced and how we have approached the world and everything in it up until this point. Once we are ready to let go of what has been familiar but perhaps not so healthy, we are able to plunge head-long into a new chapter.
Sometimes old ways die hard. Wounds and traumas are often opened up in order to be healed. Sometimes we are thankful for moments like this that provide the momentum to let go and move on – to “let go and let God.” Change is not simply coming, change has arrived, and your relationship to that reality will impact your experience deeply right now. Allow yourself to soften and release your grip. Perhaps just let the energy carry you, let the falling leaves be your guide and reminder to let go.
We are well into the harvest time of the year, a perfect time to reflect back on all that we have experienced and celebrate how far we’ve come – and we have come so far! Energy is still “busy” but is slowing down, heading into a period of rest. At least that is what the seasonal energy is encouraging us to do, and as we head toward and past Halloween/Samhain, we would do well to remember this as the holiday party invitations come pouring in. Winter is meant to be a period of DEEP REST.
One of the expressions we hear a lot about this time of year is “the thinning of the veil” and it’s true – as we watch the natural world around us dying back and letting go in preparation for winter, we can notice the subtler energies around us shifting and changing as well. The sun falls lower in the horizon, rises later and sets earlier, the air grows colder, and – at least where I live – it grows more and more damp. The energy of summer is dying and falling lower and lower to the ground where it will eventually be digested like the leaves fallen from the trees, turning to mulch and rich and eventually rich and fertile soil for new life come spring time. As the natural world dies around us, we recall our ancestors and invite the wisdom of their experience into our lives along with a remembrance of love shared.