Artwork- Sophie Wilkins
This Aries Moon is illuminated by the Libran Sun and in square to Pluto in Capricorn. The warrior soul is fully illuminated by the spirit of Justice and steps face to face with the shadows of power and power structures. But how does the individual, illuminated by their interdependency with all of life assert a new proposition for how to reconcile the innate human dichotomy of the individual versus the collective? Inside the sarcophagus of our own psyche, we are faced with two seemingly conflicting energies, awaiting a grand shift in perspective that will allow for something new to be born.
This Aries Full Moon is like the scout- sent out before the tribe to scope the territory. Taking poll of the resources, state and condition of the soil, the water and people. Mars, ruler of this Moon, is in opposition with Chiron- seeking new visions of the masculine, the individual and our freedom to exert our will and power into the world. Perhaps it is time to rewrite our definition of the masculine. Perhaps the true freedom to express our will is wrought through discipline and training. Perhaps each individual victory is a victory for the collective. For is not the wild-flower simply seeking to grow and thrive of its own innate life-force and in turn provides beauty, nectar and inspiration for the collective?
Our Sacred masculine is required to break new ground. To pioneer with enthusiasm and cries for justice in the New Earth. But first, we must seek a vision. Mercury and Venus in Scorpio are quickly revealing hidden truths and agendas, both within and without, to make way for this new vision. This is a powerful time for deep reflection as the messenger, in aspect to the nodes informs our new destiny, and in trine to Neptune is calling for a vision from spirit and imagination about the road ahead.
Mercury’s upcoming retrograde in Scorpio beginning on Halloween will certainly give time for deeper reflection, but for now we are moving through deep waters of the soul. Venus in Scorpio opposite Uranus is yearning that we move beyond the material realms in our quest for truth and freedom. She asks we find our security in something deeper, something more eternal, something more beautifully whole.
Saturn on the South Node moving towards its conjunction with Pluto in January has been slowly and swiftly releasing the very underlying structures of security and predictability for many of us this past year. The North Node in Cancer asks that we seek a new form of sustainability- through tribal, community-focused evolution and culture that arises from the Earth upward. Strengthened by emotional connection and sharing of resources. True Holistic culture arises from the Earth and is informed by the heavens.
The upcoming conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn on January 12th 2020 may symbolize the crumbling of the Patriarchy, the dismantling of old ways and structures of government, eldership and societal structuring. But if there are no seeds planted to grow in its place, barren soil will give way to erosion. It is up to us then, to begin birthing on a personal level the new thing that will take its place, to look ahead and plan a new future now, sending our Aries intuition out into the unknown to fetch a new Vision.
It is time to birth like Aries, as new shoots from the soil. Break new ground, foster new ideas, breathe new life, excitement and enthusiasm into the cultivation of a new culture that rises from the Earth, held by justice, truth and peace as the highest ideals. In sitting to do this work here are some questions to ponder further,
How is the individual still in opposition to the collective in our mainstream perspective?
Am I aware of the subtleties of mind-control that media is using?
Do I have the courage to question them?
To cut them out completely?
Release the ones you are ready to.
When they are gone, what truth arises from my own knowing?
What community support do I have to grow this inner knowing?
Where have I given away my power to some authority, government, scientific or religious dogma and social wave that perpetuates suffering?
Where can I take back my power?
When, where and how do I feel empowered to shift this?
What new truths are arising that bring ease and peace into my being?
What would a Utopian society look like to me?
What would my life look like in this brave new world?
How does this make me feel?
I encourage all to write your own manifesto. What would this world look like if you could create it in the highest good for all beings of Earth? We are each a part of the whole, and we each have something essential to contribute if we are to build a world we want to live in. There are countless roots movements we can support who are already birthing visions. Find those that align or simply learn what you can to make more responsible personal choices.
Through this visioning, know that old things will have to die away. Embrace your ever changing and morphing being. Embrace your power to let things die with faith in their return re-formed. Trust in the power of your evolutionary being and know it is in only death that we know our true power. Therefore, it is only in the death of something that we can truly understand it. Give thanks. For it is there, deep, deep within the darkness, the chaos, the fertile void of the womb of creation that all new things are born.
May you shoot with the fullness of your joyous heart,