Saturday, September 29th, at 11:19 PM/EST, is peak time for this month’s Full Moon in the sign of Aries. There are several aspects that will add nuances to the overall picture, but if one word has to be picked to describe the strong energies during this lunation, that word would be “volatile”. Aries is a fire sign, and things could definitely get “hot” in more ways than one. Transiting Uranus in Aries retrograde will closely conjunct the Moon. That will create a Cardinal T-Square with Pluto in Capricorn and the Libran Sun. The potential is great for tempers to be short, and easily ignited. It is best to try and channel the energies in a productive way, rather than letting the fire of anger take control.
The likelihood of ‘feeling the burn’ during this lunation is great, as things are emotionally charged and could get pretty intense. Definitely expect the unexpected. There could be arguments/disagreements, confrontations with those close to you (friends or family), emotional turbulence…all possibilities that could turn on a dime. If your temper flares, it’s important to take a step back, and consider others feelings. You may do some damage that will be hard to undo, if it’s possible to fix at all. Anger based issues that have been floating around may come to the fore. Friends and/or family may unload their own pent-up frustrations and repressed anger over their own issues on you, and/or others. There is great potential to get easily agitated, which can make one make poor snap decisions.
If this is all making you nervous, I’m going to pull some sage words of advice from “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”…two words that are “written on the guide’s front in large friendly letters: DON’T PANIC!” Just be cognizant of your part in things. Instead of allowing anger to take over, try to utilize this Moon’s potential. Use it as a tool to help empower, and evolve. In all dealings, it is best to proceed with care and caution. Try not to speak from a place of anger, and take a moment to chill out first. On the flip-side of this, if you are facing someone else who is irate and need to speak from a place of emotion, utilize the Moon’s energy to help muster the courage to speak up. It’s true that sometimes it’s better to just walk away from someone who is being confrontational and unreasonable, but sometimes it’s necessary to speak up and express yourself. It’s all about patience. Something it would be wise to exercise now.
Venus in Leo, and Mars in Scorpio, will be in a waxing square. It may not be the best time to start a romance if you are looking for something long lasting. A whirl-wind, hot and heavy start will most likely implode as quickly as it began. This Mars-Venus aspect could easily help generate some sexual tension. You may find yourself attracted to someone in a big way, knowing full well that to pursue things would be a really bad idea. The libido might give you some difficulty, but try to take a moment to decide if it’s really worth it. As mentioned before, if you want to pursue something deep and meaningful this might be a good time to err on the side of caution.
Neptune in Pisces will be trine Ceres in Cancer. This aspect will add some nurturing energy into the mix, making you feel the need to nurture those close to you. Jupiter in Gemini will make an extremely wide trine to a Libran Mercury, which will inject a touch of humor into the mix. This aspect will help lighten things up, and keep the lines of communication and conversation open.
|("Aries", Artist: David Palladini)|
The status of existing relationships is a ‘hot’ topic for this lunation, as Mercury, Saturn, and the Sun are all in the sign of Libra. This is a good time to really take stock of your relationships in all areas, whether they involve a business associate, friend, or significant other. What criteria do you have for what you value in a relationship? Do the relationships you have measure up? Even the best relationships involve a certain amount of give and take, but what are you letting slide that is actually really important to you? Putting a magnifying glass to those connections you question could reveal some things you hadn’t noticed before. Things that might help you see that some relationships aren’t worth keeping around. The “volatile” vibes may pose some difficulties when ending things, but look at the severing of ties as more of a cleansing. Why be a jerk about it if you don’t have to be? The Libran Sun will help in looking at things from all sides, so you can better judge if a compromise is needed. Also, don’t be afraid to say “no”.
Through the strong presence of volatility also burns a vibe of opportunity. An opportunity to toss old emotional/mental garbage into the cleansing fire. Some issues may be tougher to let go than others, but releasing/burning all of that old trash you have been carrying around can be empowering. Kind of like the mythological Phoenix bursting into flames at the end of a life cycle, and then rising renewed from the pile of ash. Your cleansing and renewed perspective may not be that dramatic, but the time is ripe for tossing off that old stuff. Don’t get/stay stuck in powerlessness, and take control back and work to exact positive changes on your life. Channel this energy into a renewed perspective.
(The following link is for one of the better astrology dictionaries I have seen ~ for those of you who would like definitions of some of the terms used in the above: http://www.evolvingdoor.ca/glossary/glossary_a.htm)
The following excerpt is from "The Farmer's Almanac":
- Full Corn Moon or Full Harvest Moon: "This Full Moon's name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested. Most often, the September Full Moon is actually the Harvest Moon, which is the Full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this Moon. Usually the Full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe. Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice the chief Indian staples are now ready for gathering."