The power of Will at the Aries Full Moon
In lieu of the weekly forecast this week since I’m out of the country, this post on the Full Moon energies pretty much contains all of the energies for the week!
The Aries Full Moon occurs on October 20th, and it’s a potent one. First of all, it’s in Aries so Mars is the planetary ruler and there is a fiery potency to all things at this time. Mars, ruler of this Full Moon, is very closely conjunct the Libra Sun and approaching a challenging square to Pluto which will culminate on October 22nd and this challenging aspect is locked into the Full Moon chart.
Many of you know that I am kind of an ambassador for Mars. Traditionally Mars is considered to be malefic, and even when well placed his attributes are not that attractive: contentious and a lover of warfare are not what you would call the most honorable traits in a planet. And his bad traits are worse: murder, thievery, promoter of sedition, perjurer, etc. etc. But Mars is the planet of Will – the prime desire that inspires and motivates us to go after what we want, to defend ourselves and others, and fuels us with physical energy and desire.
Still, when there is an overabundance of Mars energy it can be difficult, especially when there is a challenging square to Pluto involved as there is here. Mars is in Libra where it can be polite and tactful but not really promote the Martian attributes that are so important for human psychological and physical health. Power conflicts may arise, and if there is anger in the subconscious it may emerge here […]