Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse in Aires : 3:51am PDT
The October full moon is a firey powerhouse, providing the perfect potentiality for our Warrior/Warrioress ones to stand for something worth fighting for. The moon represents our emotional and instinctive self. Filtered through the sign of Aires, we face initiatory energy that can spark direct action in service of those unconscious needs. We can gain the initiative (Aires) necessary to face the ones of us that may be stuck in old patterns that no longer serve (the moon). Skillfully expressed, Aires energy can spur forward movement, new creativity, and fierce self-owning. Unskillfully expressed, Aires can pull our Warriors into a distorted sense of self, turning what was once ripe with RIGHT action, into a reactive, self-serving tantrum.
As with all full moons, we have a window of time where the friction and illumination of duality fans the flames of the refiner's fire. Opposite the sun in Libra we hold both the individual path and the path of harmony and relationship in equal review. This alone asks us; in what ways are we to be in RIGHT relationship with ourselves (Aires) AND with our greater world (Libra)? How does a strong sense of self give the gift of individuality (Aires) to the world (Libra)? In what ways are we individually responsible (Aires) for the well-being and harmonic resonance (Libra) of our planet?
The moon shares its seat in the sky (conjunction) with both Uranus; the planet of universal truth and revolution, and the South node; our collective old patterns and paradigms in the house of transformation (8th). And that's not all. This particular full moon falls into the shadow of the earth in a full lunar eclipse. How are the warrior ones of us (Aires) called to fight for peace and harmony (Libra)? What patterns or ways of behavior (Uranus/South node/the moon) need to die or shift (8th house) for this to happen skillfully? What hidden wound, power or potency lives in our shadow (lunar eclipse) that is now needed to be claimed in the light (full moon)?
Fire always holds both the power to transform, and the power to burn. As we co-create a better world through our own soul visions, this full moon prayer is to initiate a direct and responsive (not reactive) conversation with our needs and our personal Truth. We are being asked to really look at our relationship to anger, and perhaps in the full moon's light, we may be able to peer into the shadow and excavate the tools we need to enact deep transformation - both individually and collectively. Can we be in right relationship to our inner Warrior/ess, and use her fierce embrace in service of peace and harmony?
The Man Watching
I can tell by the way the trees beat, after
so many dull days, on my worried windowpanes
that a storm is coming,
and I hear the far-off fields say things
I can't bear without a friend,
I can't love without a sister.
The storm, the shifter of shapes, drives on
across the woods and across time, and the world looks as if it had no age:
the landscape, like a line in the psalm book,
is seriousness and weight and eternity.
What we choose to fight is so tiny!
What fights with us is so great.
If only we would let ourselves be dominated as things do by some immense storm,
we would become strong too, and not need names.
When we win it's with small things,
and the triumph itself makes us small.
What is extraordinary and eternal does not want to be bent by us.
I mean the Angel who appeared to the wrestlers of the Old Testament:
when the wrestlers' sinews
grew long like metal strings,
he felt them under his fingers
like chords of deep music.
Whoever was beaten by this Angel
(who often simply declined the fight)
went away proud and strengthened
and great from that harsh hand,
that kneaded him as if to change his shape.
Winning does not tempt that man.
This is how he grows: by being defeated, decisively,
by constantly greater beings.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke