The Full Moon is the peak of the lunar cycle, which begins at the New Moon with a fresh new start, and then waxes until it achieves fullness when the Sun opposes the Moon. This opposition between the solar consciousness and the lunar instincts is what gives the Full Moon its oomph and power.
When the Moon is full in Aries, the primal sign of initiation and action, the lunar instincts of Mars are opposed by the need for balance and harmony of the Libra Sun. All Full Moons occur in signs of polar opposites, and therefore integration is required. At the Aries Full Moon we are urged to honor our own needs – to forge our own path in spite of the needs and desires of others and yet to somehow find the balance of the Libra Sun and integrate our own path with a comfortable relationship with the people in our lives.
This Full Moon axis is squared by Pluto, planet of power and transformation which applies a great deal of pressure for growth and evolution, and by Saturn as well. I think of Pluto as a “higher octave” of Mars – where Mars urges us to satisfy our own desires, Pluto acts as the Will of the Higher Self to guide us whether we ask for it or not. The presence of Pluto adds intensity and the power of manifestation since the Will is a very strong significator of this Full Moon. The pressure from Saturn adds a serious tone and suggests that there will be a reward for efforts made during this Full Moon. Saturn takes us on the lonely path, so this will likely not be […]