Full moon and partial lunar eclipse is Friday, October 18 at 5:37 PM Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). This eclipse opens a window until November 3 of a time that supports deep change. The energy of this full moon can be a bit challenging if you are not in alignment with what you need at this time. If you are ignoring your own signals to go offline and reset certain things in your life, this full moon could bring you to your knees. Don’t do anything against your better judgment and take some time for reflection and rest.
On the other hand, there is an opportunity for the heightened experience of bliss and well being if you are aligned with spirit. Make sure you are not so scheduled up with obligations around this time that you can actually take advantage and experience what is possible. Be in nature, around beauty, and doing what inspires you.
AND… stay out of conflict by not taking things personally. It is hardly ever about you….
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ASTROLOGICAL NOTES: Written by Patricia Liles. Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com
Aries Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse ~ 25º
Friday, October 18, 2013, 5:37 PM MDT (11:37 PM Greenwich Mean Time)
With an Aries Full Moon, expect your most vital, adventurous self to appear filled with the pure joy of being! Aries, as the first sign of the zodiac, is about bursting forth and saying ‘Yes!’ to life. Mars rules Aries and enflames passions, courage and assertiveness with its fiery, red energy. We will all be out seeking stimulation and intensity in the areas where Aries lies in our charts. Aries Moon is about the self, independence, self awareness, the ‘Who Am I?’ question, and the self discovery of ‘Who Am I Now?’
One significant item of note, though, is the fact that the Full Moon in Aries is sitting with Eris, Goddess of Strife and Discord, a recently (2005) discovered dwarf planet the size of Pluto.
Eris, Goddess of Discord and Strife, loves havoc, contention and rivalry and revels in the bloodshed of war. She caused the Trojan War when she was understandably left off the guest list of an Olympian wedding and instead, rolled in a golden apple inscribed ‘to the fairest’ amidst the three most powerful goddesses creating just the kind of rivalry Eris had hoped for, and the outcome was the Trojan War.
We haven’t seen Eris featured so prominently in a chart since last April when North Korea was getting so loud and raucous. She doesn’t have the power she had in that lineup, but she does have the vehicle of our subconscious emotional energy ~ the Full Moon. So be extra aware of how your emotional energy may be expressing this aspect of the negative dark feminine. With Jupiter in Cancer squaring the Sun/Moon eclipse point, Eris can use this expansive energy to inflate conflicts or hopefully with some finesse, we can bring in vision and wisdom for a broader perspective to a hot situation.
The pressure is already at maximum torque because of the exact square alignment due on November 1st of Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn (both at 9º now). Squares tend toward frustration, anger and crisis time. It’s just too painful to watch as the USA government acts this out publicly and typhoons, hurricanes, and earthquakes rock the world of many. Uranus is an agent of revolution, sudden reversals, innovation, chaos and awakening, and in Aries it demands change in the face of confrontation. Of course, the shadow side creates total resistance to change and the desire for status quo at all costs.
Many also feel this resistance in their bodies. Not resistant to change per se, but feeling the need for the body to catch up to the higher frequency energy down loading to the planet and our abilities to hold more light. Eclipse windows like we are in now allow us to reset the cosmic downloads we receive when the light momentarily is darkened and we begin anew as the light increases. Take more time for yourself; treat yourself as if you are newly pregnant, because in a sense, we all are with the expanded consciousness available to us. We’re pregnant with new possibilities! It’s the highs and lows of receiving more rarified energy while at the same time, letting go of deeply ingrained patterns that is challenging.
Pluto says we must transform the old forms; we must let go of what is held as fear or separation. The pressure to stay present with this mission is almost constant with issues of war, climate extremes, and economic crisis and debt in our face. Surrendering the container we have held with our beliefs for thousands of years is wrenching and painful if necessary, but also as we practice abundance and creativity and living in a positive frequency, it becomes easy to let go of old energies like an unpacked box of our precious possessions stored in the back of the garage that now doesn’t look so important. Purge the old to be reborn in your passion, power, and commitment.
Saturn in Scorpio is offering exceptional support to Pluto’s transformational mandate. Saturn has opened our collective portal for growth by traveling with the North Node in Scorpio during October to mid November reinforcing the eclipse period as a high-octane period of growth. Mercury is also in Scorpio retrograding back and forth over the North Node three times, Oct 5, Nov 3 (with solar eclipse), Nov 17 (Taurus Full Moon) acting as the divine Messenger to release stagnation from deep within. Stay present with what comes up for you to be released. Claim your right to not have to live through the lens of these old programs any longer.
A quick look at Mars as ruling planet of the Full Moon chart reveals Mars 2º Virgo exactly opposite Neptune 2º Pisces. Mars in Virgo wants to be efficient and get things moving forward systematically; Neptune wants to hold things in her imagination. We just might be able to use Neptune/Pisces intuitive sensitivity and mystical foresight to know exactly what needs to get done. The masculinity of Mars may benefit from being in the presence of the boundless, compassionate love and artistic nature of the divine Feminine expressed through Neptune. ♥
10/21 Mercury turns retrograde 4:29 AM MDT until November 10th (back to its original 18º on Nov 27)
11/01 Pluto/Uranus exact square
11/03 Daylight Savings Time Ends in USA Sunday 2 AM; Taurids meteor shower
11/03 Scorpio New Moon and Solar Eclipse 11º, 5:49 AM MST
Written by Patricia Liles. Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com