This weekend: Aries Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse

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An Aries Full Moon calls out our need for independence, self love, courage to lead and take the steps needed to tread a new path, reliance on our own inner fire.  A powerful, bright moonlight will be shining on the Inner Masculine.  We are infused with the strength and energy of Mars while the Libra Sun on the other axis seeks cooperation, justice, beauty and social diplomacy.  Relationships: the Self and Other are the theme of this Full Moon/Total Eclipse.

The lessons of Self and Other are perfectly highlighted and emphasized by the presence of the feminine asteroid Vesta closely aligned with the Full Moon and asteroid Juno accompanying the Libra Sun. Vesta teaches us to draw our sexual energy upward and inward so we can commit it to our own work, dedicate it to manifesting our ideals in the world, archetypally protecting the ‘sacred hearth and flame’ in dedication to a higher ideal. With the Moon so close and strong, we may need to attend to our own emotional world. Vesta has similar qualities to Virgo. We may find ourselves called to holding sacred space to partake of the highest frequencies possible, calling on our inner Aries warrior to stretch our capacities to hold more, clarifying our purpose and methods, or surrendering the known for the great mystery.

Juno, goddess of committed relationship, in Libra, sign of relationship, is in the same degree as the Libra Sun. Here is a Moon cycle dedicated to the reconciliation of the out of balance archetypal gender polarity we see acted out all over our planet ~ and in the most extreme way in the relationship to our beautiful Mother Earth.

The Eclipse/Full Moon and asteroid goddesses representing the Feminine (in masculine signs I might add) are closely aligned with the North (Sun) and South (Moon) Nodes which says this is a collective message and where we need to grow and surrender the old ways of being. Honor, forgive and bless the Masculine. Holding blame and resentment towards what has gone before only contributes to that old energy. This powerful eclipse portal is the opportunity to reset our gender polarity in a gargantuan way. Expression may come in personal relationships, your business engagements, or within yourself and your past.

Saturn is our ally here, having finally left Scorpio in the last week and re-entered the sign of Sagittarius. At this Moon, the Lord of Karma is asking us, ‘how are you going to create a new vision of balanced masculine and feminine relationship in your life?’ as he aligns positively with the Nodes in their last weeks of Aries/Libra.

Mercury is retrograde as of September 17 residing in Libra for two whole months instead of the usual three weeks. Doesn’t that point to the same place the Nodes, Full Moon, asteroids, eclipse, and Sun are pointing to? How clear does the cosmos have to make it for us? Even after Mercury goes direct on October 9 it doesn’t leave Libra until November 1. Plenty of time to bring our lives into balance speaking with greater heart, moving from place to place consciously, singing the song of “I am so blessed, I am so grateful…” in our every action. Mercury retrograde is our opportunity to strengthen all our networks that keep us connected in our physical life.

Having weathered numerous challenges this month, learned about ourselves and how we handle a huge uptick in energetic force, and stood as focused as possible in our truth, use this Full Moon in Aries with total lunar eclipse to set your sights on what you want to create for the whole next season. You have so much available to you. Roll all the excitement and courage and energy of Aries ability to strike off in a new direction into a grand reset.  Align to relationship that is built on truth and where your goals for yourself are shared.  Honor the mystery of the dark time as the Earth blocks the light of the Sun to the Moon in this eclipse.

A couple of other pieces to read on this energy:
Aries Lunar Eclipse: The White Knight
Aries Full Moon Lunar Eclipse: Warrior Intuition
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