Moon in Aries, Sun in Libra at 20 degrees and 13 minutes
2:07pm PT, 5:07 pm ET, 10:07pm GMT
We are living in the times of intensity and inequalities on the one hand but on another we are also moving into a heart-based paradigm which we are becoming increasingly aware of. The change is taking place through the spiritual shift, while the political, economic, and institutional structures are rigidly anchored in an unsustainable past that caused us the ecological and social crisis. Those are the themes of the coming Full Moon in Aries. Leading us to the realization of the human potential to collectively influence the world we live in, and take all the anger that has arisen around us from the years of blatant inequalities to fuel our future oriented actions.
Full moons symbolize a peak of energies, and occur when the Sun (the ego) opposes the Moon (the soul). Through the external pressures, antagonistic energies bring up inner conflicts to the surface, and tensions are mostly felt on the personal level.
This Full Moon in Aries occurs on October 13th at 5:07 PM in New York (check your time zone accordingly). The Sun at 20 degrees and 13 minutes in Libra opposes the Moon at 20 degrees and 13 minutes of Aries conjuncting Eris, the Goddess of Discord. The tensions are brought forward by the squares to the Libra-Aries axis with Pluto at 20 degrees and 39 minutes of Capricorn as an apex. It’s quite an explosive mix we are dealing with.
Eris was discovered only recently in 2003, she is called Pluto’s sister but she is actually larger than Pluto. Her orbit is slow and right now for the rest of the year she is at 23 degrees of Aries at retrograde motion. The archetypal meaning she conveys is the ignored furious feminine energy that represents the oppressed and those without the agency. She is an angry deity that suddenly emerged on the stage and demands to be reckoned with. That rage is fueled by Aries Moon which itself has a lot of combustive forward energy. The ruler of Aries Mars is the Warrior, the Hero, the Leader, the Trailblazer, the Animus, and the Archetypal Masculine! It’s a lot to live up Moon, especially in conjunction with the Divine Angry Goddess Eris while squaring Pluto, the God of the Underground… Try to channel these high energies into spiritual ascension.
We are always supported within SheUniverse; the difficult energies act as motivators for our soul’s development and fulfillment.
Eridian qualities of the divine feminine are echoed through the Full Moon’s chart. Venus in Scorpio is in its detriment, meaning she is not comfortable in this position. It is a similar situation to Venus in Aries, where she is in her fall. But what does it mean, really? Is Venus uncomfortable, or our societal expectations of what the feminine is like aren’t in compliance with the…wild feminine or the outraged one, the one that doesn’t bare the Greek or Roman name, the one that has shamanic powers of Siberian lineage or native American tribes, the one in the form of Kali or Pele, both creators and destroyers?
Why are we obsessing over a certain image of Venus: the polite, diplomatic, pleasing, “yes type” of a fairy lady? An obedient consumer with the spending power from her second class job where she is paid at least 30% less than her male colleagues while also enduring an age old culture of sexual harassment? Is Venus uncomfortable in Scorpio or Aries? Or is it the society that demands that women behave in ways that would not undermine traditional power structures of patriarchy? This Full Moon offers a wake up call to the hidden side of Luna’s pretty face.
What is the divine feminine we are facing in this world? It’s time to move away from how and what Greek mythology indoctrinated western culture and face the facts. Women have been pushed to the margins of the society for generations – an astrologer would say since the end of the Taurus Era in 2000 BC, when the religion of the Goddess was replaced by authoritative male god with its addiction to power and control. Women in XXI century in the Western World are still underpaid, and objectified. The basic rights to work, and have a meaningful job that contributes to society with PAID maternity leave are denied to so many. The minimum wage job isn’t the ultimate dream for us. The fact that daycare in the US costs more than a Master degree in the rest of the world means that so many of us would rather stay home than work 60+ hours a week and spend most of the money made on a daycare. Why is there no basic childcare provided by one of the richest nations in the world? And why does no one talk about the cost of motherhood and condemning relegating women to the home while depriving the economy of a vast often highly skilled employable population capable to work.
There is also the question of what meaningful work actually is in a society that is addicted to plastic, perpetuates hidden economic slavery, bows to the altar of the fossil fuel industry and exports such a model to other countries. What is it to have a meaningful career within the economy that is driven by exploitation of natural resources at any cost, and war as means of expanding national interests? And an economy predicated on defense spending to fund protracted wars without clear objectives, so the better to perpetuate the myth of territorial insecurity that is part and parcel of patriarchal hierarchies.
The Full Moon illuminates these issues. Venus in Scorpio opposed Uranus in Taurus demands greater freedom and reckoning. Eris channels the voices of those who are underrepresented and repressed. Mercury in Scorpio enters the shadow and on October 21st turns retrograde. And Pluto is on its mission to completely transform the power structures while he travels towards the Grand Conjunction that will take place on 12th January 2020 with Sun, Mercury, Saturn, and Ceres all in Capricorn, all at 22 degrees.
Within those complex and edgy planetary alignments there are thankfully some optimistic undertones coming from the Jupiter and Ceres conjunction in Sagittarius with trine to the Moon and sextile to the Sun. Ceres the Earth Mother shows how we take care of our physical bodies, financial needs and lifestyle choices. She is comfortable in Sagittarius, which also brings the feeling of abundance and the need for freedom in the areas of life she controls. Ceres in Sagittarius is adventurous with food and may also enjoy lavish culinary experiences. Within the Full Moon configurations she may be an omen of good luck allowing us to be more in the body driven by the instinctual self, so that she may also indicate the path towards financial opportunities. Thus look up to the Earth Goddess for the blessings. She will manifest!
We need to learn from whatever comes up during this Full Moon, find compassion for one another through Neptune in Pisces and deep motherly understanding that the North Node in Cancer can bestow on us. Grounding, clearing and moving forward, beyond irreconcilable issues, with radical healing in mind. The Equinox chart offers us insights into the healing modalities we need for the next 3 months (follow the link below), and Chiron in Aries rewrites the warrior archetype wounding within the collective and individual psyches. Shake it off, and release what no longer serves.
If, like me, you were born within 17-23 degrees of Cancer – this Full Moon creates a Grand Cross in your chart – you are welcome to come see me at Full Moon Cypher (link below) for spiritual counseling of a performative kind – meet The One Who Speaks With The Stars.
This article was written under the Moon in Aquarius, Sun in Libra at 14 degrees square Saturn in Capricorn at 14 degrees conjunct the South Node