The Aries Full Moon is exact at 9:23pm Pacific, highlighting the opposition between self and partnership. The Moon Guides are live with insight into how the Full Moon triggers each of the 12 signs. Read on for more details on today's lunation!
There's tension galore with today's Aries Full Moon as it activates our core awareness of our inner drives. With the moon conjunct Uranus, this awareness may emerge with sudden clarity and emotional torque, raising the threat of outbursts and aggression to an all-time high.
This is about the fight within us. The fight that boils below the surface, the fight that explodes to the surface, the fight that powers our evolution, our growth, our very lives.
The sun in Libra, accompanied closely by both Mercury and Jupiter, acts as a counterweight, reminding us that, without partnership, cooperation, justice and diplomacy, possibilities for progress are stunted. A square to Mars and Pluto in Capricorn highlight the necessity for transformation of our raw energetic power in order to produce the results we seek. For those keeping count, we're up to six planets in the cardinal signs.
Cardinal energy is the initiating, leadership energy of the zodiac: wherever you have the cardinal signs (Aries, Libra, Capricorn, Cancer) in your chart, you're going to be feeling an extra dose of pressure, with Cancers bearing the brunt of the pressure.
The message of today's lunation? We must infuse our anger with thoughtfulness. With diplomacy. And with the recognition of the Other as part of the whole to which we, and the entirety of humanity, belong. We must do the work to humanize those we find ourselves in opposition to. This isn't a call to bypass our frustration through empathy; instead, it's a call to enter into a process with our anger, and express it in a way that offers the greatest good for all parties involved. It's about taking a step back from the raw emotion to empathize and strategize before acting or responding.
Through the embodiment of Libran qualities of grace, refinement, and justice, we discover a fresh path forward. We must take a stand for what we believe — and we must be purposeful about how we employ our energy to those ends. By forgoing combativeness for its own sake, we open ourselves to the possibility of the kind of true progress and transformation we so desperately need. We must change the status quo; but we must do so with a more evolved, more nuanced, more encompassing approach than what has come before.
Don't feel pressured to take on the ills of society as a whole: even small alterations in your expressions of just anger and frustration create energetic shifts that ripple out all around you. Today, and over the next 26 hours, practice self-control over knee-jerk responses to what triggers you. All change begins within.
Let's put down the old fights and battles that have overstayed their welcome, and stay focused on what's possible. Let's trust that any sensation of powerlessness and isolation will evaporate when we begin to consider more collaborative approaches toward the ends we seek.
Whatever scale you choose, in this critical time, make the decision to respond with love. With compassion. And with your eyes ever-focused on a positive vision for the future-possible.