October 11th ~ 18th
Reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction. Therefore let your soul exalt your reason to the height of passion, that it may sing; And let it direct your passion with reason, that your passion may live through its own daily resurrection, and like the phoenix rise above its own ashes. ~ Kahlil Gibran
On October 13th we have a fiery and feisty Full Moon in Aries. Full Moons are often emotional and can sometimes even be contentious. This could be that sort of Moon. This is because the upcoming Full Moon is also square Pluto. Wherever Pluto is currently traveling in our charts is where we are likely to be feeling some stress and strain. And if we are not already aware of where some serious work needs to be done in our lives, the Full Moon will make us only too well aware. And as I mentioned last week, something probably needs to come undone, in order to rebuild the life we were meant to have.
Pluto is a distant Universal and generational planet, representing forces that are outside of our hands, and over which we feel we have no control: things like birth and death; large governmental institutions; powerful corporations and wealth. We are still in Libra season, when fairness and justice are at a premium. It is at the Full Moon in Aries that we become aware of the inequality of power and justice, and stand in awe of what we can or cannot do to remedy the situation. And we may not have any control and power over the world at large, but what we do have control over are our own lives. It is in time of contention, and through conflict, that we learn about the value of peace, fairness, justice, diplomacy and equality. And so we come to understand at the Full Moon in Aries the importance of establishing balance, equilibrium and peace in our lives.
Any problems that we have been trying to ignore can no longer be denied in the light of the Full Moon. And with Pluto in the picture this could even mean the end of one chapter and the dawning of a new one. Problems rarely go away by themselves. And at some point between now and January, if we haven’t done so already, many of us will have to confront the inevitable, and make some hard choices. And so you may ask yourself in the light of this Full Moon: What do you need to release in order to regain control over your life and destiny?
Pluto can feel oppressive and overwhelming and exhausting. But there is a silver lining here as well. Yes, Pluto can bring power struggles, and render us weak in the knees. But in addition to the hardcore aspect to Pluto, the Full Moon is also making a perfect trine to Jupiter, which is strong in its own sign of Sagittarius. This Moon is not only about what we are leaving behind, it’s also about what we are looking forward to in the future. Jupiter stands like a beacon guiding us towards a world of vaster possibility. In early December Jupiter will join Saturn and Pluto in the sign of Capricorn, and with Jupiter traveling here, we are reminded of the value of moral integrity, and doing the right thing.
So it’s not just about releasing and rebuilding from the ashes of what once was. It is also about a righteous vision for the future that is about to unfold.
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