Full Moon in Aries

The dynamic New Moon in Virgo and its healing tone culminates in a Full Moon in Aries, the sign of the ram, the warrior, and the raw power of our desire.  Aries is the first sign of the zodiac: all about our sense of identity and that unconscious, instinctive essence of self that comes from within the density of our animal nature.  With the Sun now in Libra conjunct Mercury, we have been focusing on harmonious balance within relationships and partnerships.  This Full Moon asks us to get in touch with our individuality and that unique spark of life underneath our societal conditioning that makes us who we are.  Sometimes we don’t realize that we’ve been neglecting our essence until we find ourselves angered, triggered, or in conflict.  As Julia Cameron says in “The Artist’s Way”, it’s not good to act out anger on another person, BUT, “anger is our friend”.  Anger tells you what your boundaries are: where you stop and someone else begins. 

Speaking of anger and deep intensity, this full moon (Sun-Moon opposition) makes a square to Pluto in Capricorn, god of the underworld.  Pluto has to do with power, transformation, the depths of our psyche, and the ever-evolving unconscious soul.   Transits to Pluto in Capricorn challenge us to step into our power and deal with external authority in a mature and responsible way.  At this time, we can all be feeling a little hot-headed, urgently needing to come forth with our authentic selves; and we may be challenged by people, places, and things that have power and authority over us (or that we have given our power and authority over to) as we attempt to assert this passionate version of ourselves.  It’s crucial to face conflict head on, yet as peacefully and maturely as possible, honoring our feelings and individuality while using the Sun-Mercury in Libra superpowers of non-violent communication to come to illuminating realizations about self and other in a socially graceful way.  The highest outcome of this full moon is coming into a place of mutual empowerment and respect in our relationships, wherein both (or all) parties can be free and empowered to be their own unique quirky selves with free agency.

Because Venus and Mars (ruling Libra and Aries respectively) are exactly conjunct in Virgo at this Full Moon, the rulers of the Sun and Moon are not only in the same sign, but also at the very same degree!  This is a fantastic opportunity to merge the masculine and feminine energies within our own being and within our relationships in a healing way.  This Virgo energy can be critical and judgmental, and can also lend an earthly, practical tone of humility to any dynamic tension and conflicts that may arise at this time. 

Finally, the Jupiter-Uranus opposition (one of the most iconic aspects of 2017) has just exacted for the last time, and we are supported in expanding, awakening, and making radical changes through the lessons we learn from our friends and partners. 

We’ve got our work cut out for us this Full Moon, and we’ve got the courage and inner resources to face any challenged with grace and maturity.    

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