Aries Full Moon
October 9, 2022: Full Moon at 4:55 pm EDT, Aries 16°32’; Pluto Stationary.
Every Full Moon brings an encounter with duality, the defining characteristic of this dimensional reality. This Full Moon expresses through Aries/Libra. Aries – the drive to exist as an individual. Libra – the need to relate to others. Individual expression vs relationship. How can we be fully ourselves and also be in relationship with others?
In traditional astrology, Aries is the initiator of new life. In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Aries is allied with Kephera, the Spiral Dancer. Kephera is associated with the rising Sun; every day is a new beginning. Kephera’s symbol is the dung beetle. These pathogenetic insects lay and fertilize their own eggs, rolling them up in a ball of dung and pushing the ball ahead of them as they scurry over the desert floor. They are both father and mother, protector and nurturer.
The opportunity of our times is to experience Sacred Union between Self and Other, thereby creating something new. Our history is to polarize; to dominate others and insist they do what we believe is right. We now face an imperative; we must learn how to operate as One Planet, honoring our diversity while functioning as a whole.
At this Full Moon, Pluto - Lord of the Underworld – is stationary at Capricorn 26°. Uranus and Saturn remain within a 1° square. Mars in Gemini is square to Neptune and in a loose square to Mercury. Our next New Moon on October 25 will be a Solar Eclipse. We are approaching the portal between worlds, preparing to enter a new phase of experience.
These are challenging transits that also bring opportunities for healing. During this Full Moon window, practice experiencing your essence while simultaneously staying in connection with others, both those you love and those you don’t.
October 8, 2022, by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.