The times they are a changin'! Can you feel the shifts in the air? This Libra season has already brought us a plethora of moving energies that have tested our meddle in our connections with others and the relationship we hold to ourselves, while also challenging us in the area of our longterm commitments and how they fit in with the possibilities we see for ourselves in the future. Chances are a lot of us are sitting in this in-between space as either/or scenarios morph and we are doing our best to keep up with the decision process as options are weighed.
Aries energy helps to give us that "fighting spirit" while Libra embodies us with a sense of poise, and like our fiery yet sophisticated lady boxer above, we are blossoming into this self-driven energy that is seeking to allow us to grab the reigns of our life in an artful way. When faced with life's tougher choices Libra can sit in analysis paralysis and that is where Aries' keen instincts can be brought to the table for good use. Sometimes you just have to go with the gut and have the courage to follow a course of action that calls to you in an almost primitive way, and where the good graces of Libra can help refine those passionate and raw internal energies so that they may be communicated to whatever we encounter outside of us.
Exact on Sunday, October 13th at 2:08pm PDT - this lunation has us feeling into a state of new beginnings as we sit in the crossroads of this year's eclipse season. You can think of this apex - and really the few weeks that preceded - as a pivotal moment in the 2019 story that is pushing us ever closer to January's dynamic energy that lies in wait. Getting in touch with your true needs is the blessing of this current lunar story, for when you are sound in your instinctual self, you'll always have the courage needed to step into your fighting spirit and tackle whatever challenge life brings your way.
The Aspects - The Times They Are Changing ⌛️
Below is a chart of our Full Moon at the time of conjunction here in San Diego, CA. We see that there is a tug-of-war between Aries and Libra energy that forms a T-Square with underworld Pluto. Venus sits in opposition to Uranus while Mercury sextiles into Saturn, and our FM ruler Mars plays on the Libra team as he is set to make dynamic moves in the days coming. So let's not waste any time and dive right in...
First, let us look at our luminaries - the Sun in Libra and the Moon in Aries - and how they are connecting with 'Lord of the Underworld' Pluto in Capricorn by an exact T-square configuration. This is no light hearted moon by any means, and it is also not one thats contents are solely contained on the day of maximum brightness. There are intense, transformative energies taking place in the real world sphere as our jobs, finances, and overall earthly commitments make twists and turns as new information comes to light. This pivot point of necessary purification has likely brought game changing energy to the scene leading up to this lunation and if something has fallen from your life in the process, it is best to chalk it up to a unnecessary load that you need no longer carry. Situations that are out of our control are likely to rock the boat in all states of existence and how we instinctually respond to the situation will be what makes our breaks us at this time.
The silver lining to any potential cloud is that the Sun and Moon are making harmonious aspects to Jupiter in Sagittarius, and while there may be that tension and frustration in these outer world and relationship scenarios, this is an opportunity to get out from under what is no longer serving you in the first place. Sometimes life just has to change in an abrupt manner so that we can move on to the green pastures that await. This requires our ability to trust in ourselves and trust in the process of life, and to also realize that we all have our own unique stories to live. This can be a crisis oriented FM where tragedy can certainly strike, yet we have to remember it's all in the service of something greater in the end as there is a sense of destiny that is now taking its hold.
Insert our "fighting spirit" - Mars in Libra - who is the ruler of this FM lunation and carrying a duel agenda for both the Moon and the Sun. With all the changing conditions circulating through everyone's lives, we have to embody this bold and courageous spirit to be able to take control of whatever bottom falls out in situations that have decayed beyond repair. This can feel rather sudden as both Mars and the Sun look to Venus in Scorpio who has her own mission of change and is in opposition with the disruptive and shocking energies of Uranus in Taurus. What is getting shaken up in our lives is in line with permanent adjustment and that can make the shifts feel all that more intimidating. Passion, jealousy, manipulation and obsession can be stirred up on a dime and we have to recognize what it is we are actually fighting for... so put down the gloves for situations that have run their course and no longer serve your personal story or that of another. Yet don't stay suspicious or brooding either, for an acceptance of the current timeline can ultimately bring healing energies that help to lift the weight we may be feeling.
Luckily, Mars in Libra and Venus in Scorpio are working in tandem in a sign-based mutual reception which can help support their planetary agendas, yet we must remember that they are both placements of their detriment, which means things likely have to change. The sphere of our relations and overall life balance is attracting in a refreshed feeling based energy that signals where our priorities, values and desires are morphing and it will take our own initiative and updated relationship to the self in order to assert ourselves towards a harmonious new direction. Mars will continue to move that agenda forward at the upcoming Scorpio New Moon on Oct 27th, so stay tuned for the next chapter in this Martian story!
The Symbol - Put Your Dukes Up 👊
If you are a previous reader of my astroblog, you know I like to look at the Sabian Symbol of the lunation as it adds another bit of depth to the story that we are telling. As always, we take the degree and minutes and round up. Here we have the following:
21° Aries - "A pugilist entering the ring."
Theme: The Prize Fighter
I can't imagine a better symbol for this Full Moon energy!!! We are all fighters getting into the ring at this time as life pits us against our ability to step up, take a risk, and assert ourselves in our given directions. It takes real courage to be a contender in the ring of life and this may be part of the emotional tension we feel at this time, for Libra energy is not the quickest to confront and go to battle. Yet sometimes in order to find the balance and harmony that we all desire, we have to get in that ring and be willing to fight for what's right... for us.
The issue of justice and just deserves are all over this FM, and you can see it in the world / political sphere at this time. As more and more secrets come out and controversies from behind the veil become that much clearer in the light of day, we are going to battle on many layers of existence. Yet with Aries energy, we all have to be the hero of our own stories and we can't sequester our energy in submission to the powers that be. Real change starts at the core, with each and everyone of us, and it will take the individual action of waking up each morning willing to step into that ring. So put on your gloves and get ready to fight that good fight for we all have an inner prize fighter that is just waiting - and ready - to accept this challenge.
Full Moon Blessings to All!! 💫
This FM certainly has an edge to it so take it easy on yourself where you can and pick the low hanging fruit where necessary. Get in touch with your needs at this time and where you desire to step into the ring, yet remain conscious of cooperation with others in the process. If you are in that in-between no man's zone at the crossroads of life, know that there is upcoming energy to help us dive deep to sort out our next moves... yet for now, it's about getting an instinctual hit around what is best for us moving forward. So perk those senses up and see what comes in...
Wishing everyone a spirited Full Moon in Aries!
May the stars be with you!!! ✨✨✨