FULL MOON IN ARIES: THE GROWING PAINS OF AMBITION

Wounded Amazon, Franz von Stuck 1905

“Time heals nothing; it merely manages the hurt through a lens of unreality.
The only salvation is to walk into your reality”
R.J.
Blizzard

THE FALL OF THE SUN

The Sun moves into the sign of Libra late on the evening of September 22nd, signalling the Fall Equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere. This particular Libra season is closely connected to the harvest especially within our relationships. What was planted in the Spring must now be dealt with; the good, the bad, and everything in-between. The fruits are over ripped and soon, these fruits will need to be turned into wine before the frost and rot settles in.

Choices need to be made. Libra season is a transitional period, what weighs too heavy must now be left behind because not everything can be brought into the next season. Light and darkness illuminates and hides in equal measures rendering the decision process rather difficult.

Justitia, 1544, Battista Doss


FULL MOON IN ARIES: YOU CAN’T DO IT ALL BUT YOU CAN DO A LOT

The Full Moon in Aries arrives just in time to help with this sorting process by shedding light on our most painful wounds; the ones who keep us in old narratives, the ones who dictates who we are allowed to be, the ones filled with the poisons of anxiety and self-pity, the ones who keep us small and the ones who make us act from a place of hurt.

This Full Moon in Aries illuminates the vitalizing parts of ourselves: our personal power, our ambitions, and how we tend to our internal flame. Compromising might not be an option right now and stale agreements must be dealt with. There could also be an equal desire for connection and freedom that is not easily reconciled. As the light of the Sun diminishes so does the power of the ego, and this allows us to see the world in a different light.

In order to re-establish the balance, debts need to be paid, wounds cauterised and identities shed. What happened to you, your story is important, however you must question the baggage you are carrying and if it is serving you well on your journey to greater freedom of action. Some things are so heavy they might actually be hindering your progress. Is this heavy load really worth its weight? There is a lot of fresh and new incoming possibilities available and we are in many ways entering a new era.

FREEDOM IS A LIGHT HEART

Allegory of charity by Francisco de Zurbaran 1655

Much has happened since the beginning of the year and its a good time to take stock. The bad habits that were picked up since April are highlighted with this Full Moon, making it easier to cut through the gangrenous parts and prevent further infection from spreading.  However, to do this one must be willing to look at the wound directly.

This Full Moon is the perfect time to assess and bring light to the parts of yourself connected to your identity, your ego and how you bring that forth into the world. What are you feeling ambitious about these days and what is your action-plan? What parts of yourself are hindering your progress right now?

Spend some time contemplating the areas of your life where you might be acting out from a place of woundedness.  Are you keeping busy to avoid thinking about it? What are you feeling insecure about and is there a way to re-establish a sense of purpose in those hollow spaces?

The coping mechanism that were utilized to deal with stressors this Summer might not have been all healthy ones, but fighting against your nature is not the answer. There could be some part of you stuck in an old story playing over and over like a hypnotizing reflection ensnaring you in a broken mirror. It might feel really difficult to step outside of that story and create the space you need to move forward.

The Full Moon in Aries on September 24th/25th (depending on where you are on Earth), can help locate the places in your body and in your life you are trying to ignore. Pain is one of the greatest teacher. This Full Moon is your opportunity to sit with your teachers, whoever or whatever they might be, and listen to their wisdom.

Amazon and Centaur Franz von Stuck – 1912

“We took the path that led others nowhere and only we saw the light at the end of the tunnel. They warned us about the monsters we would encounter, the odds that we would meet. And they laughed when we got the scars while fighting the dragons on our way. When we came back out of the tunnel, holding the sword that they always craved for tightly in our hand. Bleeding and the sun shining on our face. We became the tales they wanted to be. We became the reflections of what they always wanted to see themselves through. We became the warriors they had always imagined of.” Akshay Vasu




DIY ☾

▻▻The Full Moon falls at 1º of Aries and is conjunct Chiron: Locate the House where Aries sits in your birth chart, and see if you have any planets in the early degrees of this sign. This is the area of your life being brought to the forefront during this Full Moon.

▻▻The ruler of this Full Moon in Aries is Mars at 3º of Aquarius. Mars also rules Venus currently in Scorpio which rules the Sun in Libra. Mars is also conjunct the South Node of the Moon and Black Moon Lilith.

▻▻If you have important placements in the first 5º of AriesCancer, CapricornLibra or Aquarius, this Full Moon will be more significant for you.

▻▻The Full Moon is also square to Saturn which is currently at 2º of Capricorn.


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