October 5, 2017: Aries Full Moon
What do I want in a relationship? What actions do I feel drawn to take so that I can further ensure that partnerships serve my best interests? What am I willing to fight for when it comes to deriving the highest value from my social and romantic connections?
These are some of the questions that may arise for us during the time of the Aries Full Moon. With the Moon in passionate, self-initiated Aries and the Sun in social, striving-for-balance Libra, we could likely find ourselves mobilized to wage battles to find a greater sense of peace and harmony in our relationship life.
Additionally, we may find ourselves striving for more peace and harmony in our inner and outer worlds. Our attention may also be turning to such questions as: What would it take to have more grace and pleasure in my life? How do I define beauty and how can I bring it more into my life? What is my individual style and how can I express it more? What are my primary values, those that I would be willing to go into battle for?
Mercury, the planet of communication, also ties into the Full Moon as it resides in Libra near the Sun and opposite the Moon. And with that, we may find that we have an even greater urge to use our voice, share our message, and communicate our understandings. We could find ourselves more inspired to engage in conversations to share what we’re learning and/or feel that it’s important for us to delve into recent experiences so that we’re more clear as to what’s been occurring.
Also today we have Venus and Mars coming together in Virgo. Given that Venus is the planetary ruler of Libra and Mars the planetary ruler of Aries, this seems to mirror and reinforce some of the themes we have access to during this Full Moon.
Mars ignites our focus on Venus things—relationships, beauty, pleasure and love. And Venus has us gaining more pleasure and harmony from Mars things, such as asserting ourself and pursuing our desires. Venus and Mars coming together may reflect a time where sultry and sexy are in the air, and passions ignited.
Yet, Venus and Mars are currently in the organized and methodical sign of Virgo and so passions may feel a bit measured and/or tempered. Focusing on the details of how you express love and desire may be a great strategy for attaining more awareness during this time. And of course, any time when the Virgo energetic is highlighted, we need to be careful to not get carried away with criticality, towards ourselves or another.
This Aries Full Moon occurs at 13 Libra (Sun) and 16 Aries (Moon). While most people will feel shifts with this lunar event, those with planets or points (Ascendant, Descendent, Nadir, and/or Midheaven) near these degrees in these signs or the other two cardinal signs—Cancer and Capricorn—may feel it more personally.
ARIES FULL MOON APOTHECARY SUGGESTIONS
Aries is associated with the head, muscles, and circulatory system while Libra is associated with the skin, lower back, kidneys, and blood sugar balance. Pay extra attention to these parts of the body and areas of health around the time of this Full Moon.
Scarlet Monkeyflower flower essence: If you find yourself feeling piqued because of injustices but feel that you don’t have the right to express your anger, consider Scarlet Monkeyflower. It can help you connect to and rightfully own the full range of your feelings, and therefore express them in a more conscious, holistic, and self-empowered way. (Flower essences are made from flower-infused water and work energetically to restore emotional and mental balance. You can find them in natural food stores or holistic pharmacies.)
Tiger Lily flower essence: If you’re looking for support to transition from a solely go-it-alone strategy to one where you can clearly identify—and as importantly, allow—productive partnerships, consider Tiger Lily flower essence. It can encourage a shift from self-identified isolation to a receptivity towards participating in cooperative service with others. (Flower essences are made from flower-infused water and work energetically to restore emotional and mental balance. You can find them in natural food stores or holistic pharmacies.)
* The Full Moon is exact at 11:40 am PDT