“When we come face-to-face with the actualities of human and planetary suffering, what does the powerful moment of truth do to us? Do we retreat into the comforts of theories and defense mechanisms, or are we awakened at the core of our being?” Vimala Thakar
Full Moon alchemy,
the yin and the yang.
Inside and outside,
mine and yours.
Speak out and listen in.
Rawness and refinement.
Ruthlessness and fairness,
aggression and tact.
with the flip-side:
whatever that may be.
Bold action can be affirmative or divisive.
Diplomacy can be fair and just
or acquiescent or phony.
Impatience wrestles with
pointed attention to detail.
Collective evolution stimulated,
we cannot turn back.
What is toxic, what cannot be digested
must be released.
Go deeper for the creative passion,
the spark, the graceful intelligence.
“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” Pema Chödrön
Aries Full Moon
October 5, 2017 11:40 am
The unique signature of this lunation features the rulers of Libra Sun and Aries Moon, respectively Venus and Mars, in conjunction. Classic representatives of the relationship realm, Venus and Mars are joined together in Virgo. One of the manifestations is that there is a great deal of examination of the nature of desire and action, of attraction and repulsion, and of harmony and individual willfulness. Passions are heightened. A sense of duty and responsibility is aroused, not only due to Virgo, but also to the square to Saturn that culminates October 8-11. Additionally, during that time, Sun conjuncts Mercury and both square Pluto which intensifies instability and catharsis. Careful thought, strategic planning, practicality, mindful service and psychological insight are favored.
Look for Venus and Mars about an hour before sunrise low in the eastern sky. On October 5, the pair will be the closest.
Venus and Mars
Earlier this year, during Aries Venus retrograde: March 4 – April 15, 2017, Venus reappeared as a morning star (Venus’ Heliacal Rise) on March 31 at 1 degree Aries. We are grappling with the evolution of individuality and freedom. Now, as Venus consorts with Mars (in Virgo, the sign of ripened harvest), what are the fruits of our labor? Maybe there is an over-abundance of work to be done or the demands to contain a cohesive whole of scattered tasks.
Take note of where of imbalance between self-motivated actions: “going-it-alone” and engaging in cooperative efforts. Earthy and holistic Virgo shows us where we need to clean up to support health and vitality. Clearly this is a time to coordinate, mediate and come to together so that we can resolve extreme, wacked-out polarities. Witness the sacred marriage of Venus and Mars as they show us the way! Will we follow?
What can we glean from Venus retrograde in Spring 2017? “Consider now, the hand of balance and restraint, the willful stand of resistance of Venus retrograde in Aries.” Read Aries New Moon: Raw Power & Refinement
Questions posed regarding Venus retrograde:
What is worth fighting for in my life?
Is there something I must sacrifice in order to get what I want?
How may I walk my path with balance and trust my decisions and direction?
Read more: Libra Full Moon: Path of Balance
Your personal astrology chart:
Check in where the polarized tension of Aries and Libra reverberates. What house/area of your life is awakening with the alignment of Venus and Mars in Virgo?
May the Full Moon guide your way:
illuminate the darkness.
May you see with clarity and
strengthen your intentions.
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