FULL MOON IN ARIES: The Courage To Feel
“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul… ~ Hermes Trismegistus ~
The Full Moon arrives at 2 degrees of Aries on Monday, September 24 at at 10:52 PM EDT.
Our Moon. We are amazed by her. She is ever constant. Even within her ever changing nature; from New to Full to New again, she is present. All that we have to do is look up. If the night sky is cooperating, we have a spectacle that is all her own. Even if we cannot see her; she is there. It is her shapeshifting nature that contributes to the constancy of her counsel.
During a Full Moon cycle, we literally “see the light.” The light of the Sun’s full ebullient reflection is cast upon the Moon; thus, upon our own psyches as well. We are primed for awakening and revelation.
Each lunation is accompanied by fellow planetary travelers, who imbue the lunar characteristics with additional layers of nuance, meaning, and experience. Thus, we are graced with the gift of multi-layered consciousness which in and of itself assists us in accepting and understanding the complex beings that we are. On this particular leg of our journey, the Moon has her own escorts. Mercury, Saturn, and Chiron are all traveling closely with her. Thus, they are companions; not only to each other; but to us as well.
This makes for a most complex array of energies that are bound to bring difficult yet profound matter to the surface. Within such times as these, courage is our guide. As Aries The Ram is the quintessential sign of courage, we have The Ram’s assistance to face whatever rises to the surface of our conscious awareness.
Aries The Ram is a cardinal fire sign ruled by Mars. Aries embodies the archetypes of The Warrior, The Pioneer, and The Loner. The qualities of Aries include courage, instinctiveness, assertiveness, passion, enthusiasm, individuality, innovativeness, creativity and leadership. When Aries is immersed in the lower vibrations, it expresses as immaturity, impatience, selfishness, anger, violence, arrogance, recklessness, and tyranny. When we are willing to embrace both the shadow and the light of our sacred being-ness, we become primed for true transformation layered with intimate compassion for both self and others in recognition of the complexity of being human. As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries speaks to our primal instincts. As a mountainous creature, The Ram is no stranger to going it alone.
This is a time encumbered with loneliness. Even amidst our loved ones, there is an existential experience of solitary embodiment. It is within the insulation of such aloneness that we have the space in which to allow for emergence of those dimensions of our psyche that have been all too painful to recognize and bear. Despite the discomfort and edginess of this lunation, there is an opportunity to clear out the debris of shadow elements that have only served to keep us rigidly attached to our suffering. In order to emancipate ourselves from such a state, we muster the courage to feel. Feel all that is there. Do not shy away from it. It is not a permanent condition. For now, the pain and emotionality of our condition serves as a wave that will wash us ashore.
Chiron, The Wounded Healer, is right by The Moon’s side, thus bringing the wounded expressions of Aries to the fore. These wounds are ones of identity crisis, fear, and difficulty in being the magnificent individuals that we are. It is where we are called to be true to ourselves within our inherent nature. Whenever Chiron appears, we are catapulted deeply into our soul wound, which ironically, is the very arena of our ultimate healing. Wherever the wound resides, lies our greatest capacity to facilitate others with their own healing. Chiron is powerful; possessing healing gifts, talents, compassion, insight, and ultimately, a befriending of the core soul wound with which we have incarnated.
Saturn’s role during this lunation serves to bring structure, discipline, and strength to the matters in our life that we are tending to, bringing with it a certain melancholic nature, yet one in which bears great wisdom and profundity. Saturn requires us to do the grunt work of whatever we wish to accomplish whether in the outer world or on the inner plane.
Mercury will lighten us up in the midst of all of this heaviness serving as the communicator between the array of archetypes that are upon us. We possess an inner communicator, one in which serves as an ambassador to our splintered selves. Mercury serves this purpose. Mercury is the only God who can traverse the underworld, the earth plane, and the heavens, all three. Mercury ties it all together for us, thus enhancing our self-understanding and the manner in which to navigate this time.
We are only two days into Autumn. The days are still mostly equal in light and darkness. This is an optimal time in which to embrace both the darkness and the light. We have an energetic balance in which to navigate both realms. As A Courses In Miracles says: Darkness is the absence of light. As the days grow shorter, we are inclined to travel within unknown realms. There is tremendous power in darkness. Things are born of darkness. So darkness, we must not fear.
Trust that during this time, we are on a fast track for awakening. No matter what the outcome, we will be served.
In order to become real, we must feel. When we are strong, we belong; not only to ourselves, but to the oneness with all.
ARIES FULL MOON BLESSINGS UPON YOU.
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~
“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”
“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” ~
“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” ~
LEO NEW MOON SOLAR ECLIPSE: Take Heart
The New Moon Total Solar Eclipse arrives at 28 degrees of Leo on Monday, August 21 at 2:30 PM EDT.
The long awaited American Total Solar Eclipse is upon us. There is excitement and exhilaration in the air. For some, this visual splendor is solely an astronomical event. And yet, they can feel the numinous nature surrounding it. For others, we are anticipating far more than a visual spectacle.We imbue upon this physical event the astrological meaning and significance of eclipses as empirically observed for thousands of millennia. This event is the springboard of irrevocable change in our personal lives, setting us upon a trajectory that will align us with the greater self for the explicit purpose of our soul’s evolution.
As the horrors of tragic world events unfold before us, keep in mind that this too is a most significant manifestation of the eclipse cycle. A collective shadow has emerged in full force. Life as we have known it has come to an end. Out of the ashes, the phoenix will rise as we rebirth a more highly evolved expression of the human condition. As we face our own shadow, we contribute to the elevation of light centered consciousness. As we express our genuine heart centered authenticity, expressing our gifts with generosity toward each other, we will undoubtedly contribute to the greater manifestation of profound transformation thus serving the healing and evolution of humankind.
There are two strong components to the eclipse as viewed and experienced esoterically. The first is that eclipses always test our attachments to how we define ourselves on every level. The second is that eclipses speed up time exponentially. These two qualities of experience have been with us long before the actual Solar Eclipse that is upon us now. The Eclipse cycle began weeks ago with the Aquarius Lunar Eclipse. These cycles are in effect weeks, even months, before and after each eclipse. This process is both long and accelerated.
New Moons offer us an opportunity to begin anew. We plant seeds of intention and watch them grow throughout the lunar cycle. A New Moon Eclipse goes much further. It is in essence, a stripping away of significant elements of our life and of our self. It is a new beginning on a much grander scale. It is an initiation. If nothing else, the New Moon Eclipse will test us to our limits regarding our attachments to who we think we are while revealing more of who we actually are.
Leo The Lion is our faithful companion. As we participate fully within this shift in dimension and time, we embody the qualities of Leo; courage, warmth, leadership, strength, and fortitude. One of Leo’s greatest expressions is that of The Heart. Wherever Leo resides in our chart is an area where we purely come from our heart. It is within this very realm, that The Leo Solar Eclipse will open the heart’s essence to full expressive capacity. This heart’s opening will be evoked by our experience of the loss of who and what is being left behind.
The heart resides on multidimensional levels. Our heart may be experiencing one thing on the earth plane and another in the astral world. While we live the manifestation of our life on multiple levels, we sometimes experience confusion. What is the true and actual reality of our heart’s knowing? As A Course In Miracles professes, “Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists.”
Healing the heart. Knowing the heart. Feeling the heart. All of it; takes courage. Don’t look back. Let go! The past no longer serves us. We are at this very moment being swept into the present, fully prepared for a grand awakening.
The heart has traveled a long, lonely and bewildered journey. Now, its chamber doors are swung wide open as the compass of our beating heart leads the way. The armor has been cast off. For as tender as we are; we are that strong.
Leo New Moon Solar Eclipse Blessings Upon You.
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” ~Nelson Mandela ~
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” ~ Antoine de Saint Exupery, The Little Prince ~
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” Anais Nin
LEO NEW MOON: Prelude To An Eclipse
The New Moon arrives at 0 degrees of Leo on Sunday, July 23 at 5:45 AM EDT.
The New Moon offers a significant passage into the inner most sanctuary of the self where our own divinely subjective nature informs us of our inner truth. New Moons are fertile ground for seeding consciousness anew.
The Moon travels quickly. Don’t underestimate these frequent short term passages, as micro-cycles can produce long term beneficial results. But first, we must attune and awaken to the area of our chart where the New Moon has arrived. As we seek the bigger picture, we often overlook the subtle energies of our being which comprise a true and lucid journey map for the inner treasure we are seeking
Leo is a fixed fire sign, ruled by the Sun. Dynamic and ebullient by nature, Leo encourages us to shine forth, exuding the light of the true self. We recognize our own magnificence as well as the areas in which our true expression sheds light, encouragement, and joy upon the lives of others. Wherever Leo resides in your natal chart is an area of necessary self-expression, an area in which you inherently need recognition for and appreciation of this very facet of your being. If you hide your light under a bushel within this domain, or shed your light where it is not received, you will feel a deep inconsolable despondency.
The cycle of life abounds with opportunities for new beginnings! This passageway into the realm of Leo is highly auspicious, serving as the prelude to yet another New Moon in Leo on August 21; The Great American Solar Eclipse. What we bring to enlightened fruition at this juncture will only serve to make this most challenging and irrevocable life changing eclipse more accessible to us, thus serving us on a scale of deep soul evolution.
It is now time to get to the heart of the matter. The heart is comprised of multitudes of deep and layered strata. We may think we know what is really going on for us. However, when we delve beneath that which appears as the obvious dilemma, the perceived source of grief; we discover yet a much deeper layer of pure anguish that originated long before the manifestation of the current situation. Something has been repressed, boiling beneath the surface of our psyche, biting at the bit for emotional freedom. In order to accomplish such a feat, we are required to muster up the necessary courage by invoking Leo The Lion.
Passion is palpable as the New Moon in Leo arrives in conjunction with Mars, an alignment which is highly combustible. This is a fiery new beginning, one in which both healthy self-assertion and aggression are required of us. Rather than directing these outwardly, both of these qualities can facilitate a true facing of the self. By doing so, we are provided with the energy and determination to see things as they truly are, inspiring us to make the necessary perceptual shifts that will ultimately free us from self-repression, misplaced anger, and blame. The ride will be fast and furious. It is only from a deeply set intention of mindfulness that this energy can inspire us with exhilaration for expansion rather than rage that can ride roughshod over ourselves or another.
During this big cat filled expansion of time, gaze upon The Lion as a meditation. Have you ever seen anything so magnificent? So regal? So beautiful? So courageous? We all have an inner lion whose captivity is now over. This lion longs to lunge into full expression within our lives, assisting us with our inherent courage as we navigate this eclipse season; a season which will challenge us on so many levels. We must prepare ourselves to face the great unknown.
Even though the lion roars, he is mostly quiet and at peace in his domain. He knows his strength.
This is a time to know your strength.
Know your strength. Know your strength. Know your strength.
Leo New Moon Blessings Upon You.
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,
“I will try again tomorrow.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher
Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.
~ Rabindranath Tagore
Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
ARIES FULL MOON: BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE
The Super Full Moon arrives at 23 degrees of Aries on Sunday, October 16 at 12:23 AM EDT.
A supermoon is a term coined in modern astrology to define an event in which a full moon or a new moon makes the closest approach to the Earth on its elliptical orbit. During such events, these already powerful lunation phases are intensified by the astrological themes which accompany them. As this Supermoon is forming a partnership with Uranus, the passionate and volatile nature of Aries is accompanied by a fierce drive to break out of stagnated areas of our lives driving us to break through to a higher expression of our soul’s inherent authenticity.
At this juncture, emotional momentum builds toward heightened states of feeling and visceral awareness. This particular moon is prickly to say the least, However, it is a lunation which will catapult us from our proverbial comfort zone into new and daring territory that has been longing for our unique inhabitance.
At the fore; anger, passion, intensity and anxiety are prime indicators that our world both personally and collectively is being shaken to the core. We are on the brink of leaving behind myriad aspects of the life we have intimately known. There is palpable electrifying anxiety. Our nervous systems are exhausted.
What is most needed at this time? Courage.
Aries the Ram dares us to recognize the places within us where we stand entirely alone. Along the way, we may encounter some turbulence and butt a few heads. This is a moon of the fierce inner warrior. We are the foot soldiers of our interior world as we meet the arduous territory of exterior life while the familiar ground of the current paradigm shifts incredulously before our eyes.
Aries is a cardinal fire sign, ruled by Mars. Courageous in nature, Aries instructs us in the areas of our lives where we need to act alone, thus affecting change that only we can bring about through the unique expression of our authentic selves.
Wherever Aries resides in your natal chart is where you embody the deepest sense of the existential dilemma. It is where your most sensitive trigger points are regarding stimulus from others and the events of the outer world. This realm is where your optimal instinct resides. It is where the most heightened sense of the survival instinct emerges, where the fight or flight instinct acts out and where at the same time you embody deep levels of courage. It is a place of high energy, passion and consummate life force. Wherever Aries lives in you, is where you will meet the qualities of faith, optimism, daring, inspiration, excitement and pioneering.
Where in your life do you long for change? Are you being who you really are? Are you angry? From where has this anger originated? How can you navigate this anger in a manner that does not hurt you or others, and yet ultimately allows for the provocation of the necessary changes you are striving to make? How can your own personal courage inspire, motivate and assist others as they face the fears of their own self-imposed limitations? What are your most inspiring characteristics?
Over the next 3 days, and especially tonight, the energy is high. Excitement is in the air. Ultimately, all change offers the potential for a positive shift in life direction.
This is a time of breakout, breakthrough and prolific self-expression. A new freedoms is upon us. It is time to draw the curtain and allow our light to shine forth.
Aries Full Moon Blessings Upon You.