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Well, there is so much to say about this Full Moon that I don't know where to start! It feels like we are going to experience a very big shove forward that will help us move onwards and upwards to the next level, whatever that may be! Full Moons signify a time when things come to a head and anything we have been dealing with reaches a climax, and none more so that this Moon! Any dead weight that we have been carrying around because we can't bring ourselves to finally let go must now be cut off to that is doesn't drag us down any more. It is Aries season - time to cut the crap and move forward, full steam ahead! Pisces season is over, and what a chaotic and strangely overwhelming time it was! We have learned a lot of lessons recently, including how we unconsciously sabotage ourselves, and now it is time to take what we have learned and put it into practice. The Moon is full in Libra, the sign of relationships, and with all this Aries energy around I sense that we will be forced to be emotionally honest with ourselves which will in turn force us to approach our relationships with the same raw honesty. You can't be truthful with another unless you know what your truth is. There is a fateful quality to this Moon, as it has the same Finger of God formation as during the Winter Solstice of 2012. It has only been three months since the Solstice, yet already so much has changed! This Moon definitely brings the possibility of yet more change as we shed yet another layer of dead skin and step closer towards the truth of who we are.
The Full Moon illuminates the Aries Libra axis, as the Sun is currently in impulsive and courageous Aries sitting directly opposite the Moon in harmonious and peace loving Libra. This is the relationship axis, as Aries represents “I” and focuses on his own needs and desires while Libra represents “other” and focuses on herself in relation to others. They are ruled by Mars (masculine) and Venus (feminine), both of whom are very present during this Moon. Aries season is well and truly upon us now and like the shoot bravely popping up out of the ground it is time to move forward and step into the unknown, taking all that we have learned in the winter months and put it into action! During Pisces season we practised going with the flow of the river, and now we have reached the rapids and it is time to surrender and enjoy the ride, trusting that we are being guided in the right direction! Dream time is over and it is time to start fresh, take some risks and try a new way of approaching life based on who we are becoming. Mars, Venus and Uranus are also in Aries and are a massive part of this Full Moon, so the emphasis is on moving forward with confidence, direct honesty in relationships, bravely stepping into the unknown and not being afraid to stand up and be ourselves.
The Moon is sitting all on her own in Libra, the sign of balance, harmony and relationships. With Venus and Mars being so heavily involved there is a strong sense that the balance of masculine and feminine and our relationships are going to be a big part of this Full Moon. Libra embodies the spirit of cooperation and compromise while Aries wants to do everything his way and on his own terms. Libra seeks to understand herself through relationships while Aries is fiercely independent loner. Libra seeks peace and harmony while Aries is not afraid to charge into battle. Libra puts others' needs before her own, while Aries thinks of himself first and foremost. Libra is diplomatic and tactful while Aries is honest and forthright to the extreme! Aries goes out and gets what he wants while Libra and Venus represent our values and how we attract, for it is only when we truly value ourselves that we are able to attract what we want into our life. The key to the Libra Full Moon is finding the balance between the two sides of ourselves - the masculine and the feminine; the courage to be ourselves and consideration for those close to us. Now is the time to be honest with ourselves and our loved ones – bottom line kind of honest. The truth may hurt but only then can we move forward with integrity.
The Pluto / Uranus square is a big part of this Moon, bringing the possibility of quite an emotional shake up as it culminates! As I have written about in previous posts, Uranus and Pluto have been and will continue to shake up the structure of our lives, digging deep to find the rot and throwing out anything which is stagnant and no longer serving who we are becoming. On a personal level the square has been prodding us to stand up and step into the truth of who we are, taking on our personal power. On a collective level any corruption within the power structures of the world has been gradually exposed and people have been standing up for their rights, completely fed up with archaic power structures who are driven by greed and serve only themselves. This Full Moon brings the energy of the square into focus again and there is a sense that things might have to be broken down in order for us to experience breakthrough. Pluto strips away anything which isn't working for us any more, while Uranus blasts away any stagnant energy which may be preventing growth, so between the two of them they may create quite a stir during this Moon! Pluto may dig up some very intense and powerful emotions while Uranus might create sudden upsets and volatile emotions, but it is important to remember that their aim is to empower us and allow us find to who we truly are, and that anything that falls away during this time quite simply isn't working for us any more.
The same Yod that appeared during the Winter Solstice, otherwise known as the Fateful Finger of God, is also a big part of the Full Moon as Jupiter returns to the same position having recently been retrograde. Pluto and Saturn, who are currently mutually empowering each other in one another's signs and have been digging up past trauma for us to heal, join forces and point their energy towards Jupiter in Gemini. We are being asked to let go of any self-limiting, disempowering beliefs and any negative thought patterns based on guilt and fear; indeed any beliefs about ourselves or life which no longer ring true for who we are becoming. So much has changed in recent times, even in the three months since the Solstice, and as we are starting afresh we must let go of fearful thoughts and sabotaging beliefs and step into our new skins, empowered, authentic and true to ourselves. We are masters of our own reality and our thoughts, beliefs and feelings do effect what we attract into our lives. Thinks small and you will stay small! Think big and you will attract abundance and respect! We are experiencing a shift at the moment, and what we may have believed a few months ago no longer rings true. It is important to remain open and allow the changes to happen because it will be a lot easier than resisting them! Change is happening no matter what and it is much better to maintain the Jupiterian faith that it is all going according to plan! This Yod makes me feel like we are some kind of a turning point, as is has such a fateful quality to it.
The list of planets involved in this Full Moon goes on and on! While it does feel quite transforming in nature there is a lot of positive energy surrounding the Moon. Jupiter, the focus of the Yod and the planet of faith, trust, growth and expansion is a very big player indeed, forming a positive aspect to the Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars and Uranus. This will bring a certain optimism, enthusiasm and wealth of emotion, combined with the faith that somehow everything is going to turn out just fine! His aspect to Venus will help us see the bigger picture in our relationships and be magnanimous towards our loved ones, helping us grow and generally creating good feelings. The aspect to Mars will help us feel confident and optimistic and able to move forward courageously and stand true to our convictions. The aspect to Uranus has been a part of the past couple of moons, bringing the possibility of sudden opportunities for growth, surprising insights and realisations, trust in the future and the ability to intuitively grasp the bigger picture. Jupiter's prominent presence at this Full Moon definitely bring the feeling that there is a lot of potential for positive growth and expansion, pushing past the limits of what we thought we were capable of.
Mercury, the planet of the mind and communication, is still in Pisces and is now moving in direct motion! That really was quite a retrograde period, with chaos running rife and many people experiencing lack of energy, anxiety and feeling quite overwhelmed by things that they would usually be able to take in their stride. Phew. There is definitely more of a sense of calm now that it is over! Mercury in Pisces is still asking us to listen to our intuition and trust our inner voice. He is forming a challenging aspect with Jupiter, as he has over the past couple of Moons, meaning that we may still have to contend with some monkey mind chatter and that this Moon may involve a fair bit of over thinking and a lot of talking! Remember to keep an eye on the bigger picture! Mercury is also sitting right next to Chiron the Wounded Healer, forming a positive aspect to both Saturn and Pluto, which brings the possibility of some very deep, thorough and profound thinking that could lead to intuitive understanding of our fears, wounds and unconscious emotional patterns. As Saturn and Pluto have been in the trenches for the past few month digging up old trauma for us to understand and let go of, this Moon could be an ideal time to come to some concrete understanding of what holds us back so we can let go of it and truly heal any old, festering wounds. Mercury in aspect to both Pluto and Saturn could also help us speak our truth with integrity, as we are able to understand what the bottom line actually is and have no fear of honesty.
Overall this Moon has great potential for shedding our old skin and starting anew! Things may have to come to a head to make that possible, and whatever we may have been holding onto despite knowing deep inside that it is no longer good for us may now be stripped away so we can move forward. We can't fully commit to the rapids unless we get rid of whatever is dragging behind the boat and getting caught on the rocks! There are some very powerful forces at work this week which have the potential for some profound transformation as well as amazing insights and realisations. As Uranus the Awakener is so strongly involved we may have to contend with strong emotions suddenly erupting and external events which shake things up, but that generally only happens if we are resisting necessary change. There is a sense that this Moon will help facilitate a big shift forward, and it is important to keep some Jupiterian faith and trust that, as we are hurtling full throttle towards who knows what, there are higher forces at work here and something bigger and better for us at the end of it! Something so amazing that we can't even begin to imagine or comprehend awaits, and only time will tell what it is. I think that it will be quite hard to hide from the truth during this Full Moon, and as we own our truth it will then help both us and our relationships move onto the next level. I guess the best thing to do with this Moon is to let go and simply enjoy the ride!