Aries is the sign of the warrior – the trailblazer, the adventurer, the lone gunman. Ruled by Mars, Aries acts through raw instinctual power and primal motivations. The Moon also rules instinctive behavior and reactions, but through emotion rather than force, so this is not a time when cool heads and rational thought will prevail.
In the Full Moon the Sun is opposite the Moon, with the Earth in the middle. There is a need for finding balance between two zodiacal opposites, and here we have the Libra Sun seeking balance and harmony opposing the Aries Moon, urging us to find what’s real in our hearts and trust our instincts. However, Mars is aligned with Pluto now so the aggressive force is made even more powerful.
This is a (TM Richard Nolle) – the Moon is closer to the Earth than at other times and its influence is more powerful. The psyche is deeply affected during the Supermoons, especially the Full Moons which tend to have a heightened abundance of emotional power anyway.
We can prepare for this infusion of warrior energy by becoming more aligned with our own warrior nature. Increasing your physical strength, finding your center of power in the solar plexus, listening to hear where you may be holding anger in your body and finding ways to express that anger and release it – all of these are important tools for getting the most out of this powerful period.
To complicate matters, this Full Moon is aspected by Uranus – planet of radical reaction and revolutionary behavior. If we are stuck in a pattern, relationship or situation, the rebellious force will be even more powerful over the next few days. With Saturn (tests and challenges) in a stressful square to the North Node (path to the future), decisions and changes made under this influence could affect us for quite a while to come.
After the Full Moon the Sun and Mercury both enter the sign of Scorpio between the 22nd and 24th and we are more easily able to access the depths of the subconscious and the emotional realms over the next few weeks. The chaotic warrior energy subsides but the quality of the intensity remains. This is not a time for superficiality – important work is going on here.