And so we begin, again. The Full Moon in Aries is a commencement since Aries is the first sign in the zodiac. Whenever I think of an Aries transit, I think of The Big Bang. The moment before time was where all of life emerged through fire. Aries is the one and cardinal-fire sign and so we can see - just like the Big Bang - how cardinal-fire Aries gives us full aliveness.
As we discuss often together, Full Moons are full circle moments. They represent an energy of completion. So think back to the New Moon in Aries six months ago on April 11th 2021 and consider how a full circle moment is applying in your lived-experience. Especially under circumstances, situations, relationships, and events that are Aries ruled topics like: autonomy, differentiation, independence, passion, etc. This Full Moon correlates to a completion in these topics. It might be a thought, habit, pattern, and/or relationship you may want to surrender in order to be again and receive Aries ruled freedom. Something(s) is ending so that you can have a Big Bang.
This month’s Moonthly theme asks for integrations among masculine and feminine energies. Maybe what needs to be surrendered is the belief you cannot be both firm and flexible, tough and tender, dynamic and magnetic, grounded and light-hearted, etc. Aries is full aliveness after all and full aliveness is comprised of all the both/ands, nuances, and perceived-contradictions. Give yourself permission to be fully embodied in all the energies that can seem at odds but in actually - when brought together and firmly integrated - opens up a Universe of possibility for you.
I think if we could pinpoint how to approach Aries ruled aliveness, it’s through the owning of wanting. Esther Perel defines “desire” as owning the wanting. And when we are wanting, we full fully alive. We might know this intellectually but do we often live from this learning? There are so many external systems that police and surveil desire. So the Full Moon in Aries may help us detangle what connections we’ve made between desire and danger; and reclaim desire as aliveness. I bring this up because Pluto in Capricorn will square this Full Moon and so we we are experiencing Plutonian shadow work, shadow selves - from the individual, relational, social, and communal - in our approach to desire.
It is my hope that this the Full Moon in Aries helps you begin again in a big bang by owning your wanting. Through seeing desire as, “...the antidote to death.” (Esther Perel). You deserve to feel fully alive. You’re worthy of wanting. It is safe to want. You want to want, again. So let the Full Moon in Aries help you long, yearn, and reach for new things, new places, people, and experiences that bring you back to yourself.
Identity, Desire, Charisma & Authenticity
Happy half-birthday, Aries! This annual Full Moon is your moment to check in with who you are being, what you’re doing, and the results you’re experiencing. It’s an opportunity to give up and give over whatever stops you from doing it differently; like perfectionism, scarcity, unregulated fear, etc and choose grounded confidence, courage, and the generative power within to move forward.
Completion, Surrender, Healing & Spiritual Support
Wanting is enough, Taurus. The Full Moon in Aries helps you see that if you don’t want to do it, you don’t have to. If your desire isn’t there anymore, you can complete something. If you let go of what you don’t want anymore, you’ll be guided faithfully to all the situations, circumstances, events, and relationships that do you make you fully alive. Let go first, listen later, and then move forward bravely.
Friendship, Activism, Convictions & Shared Humanity
What friendships understand you, Gemini? The Full Moon in Aries helps you see which of your closest connections are rooted in meaningful understanding and which have served their purpose. You deserve a social support that meets you where you’re at with love and acceptance while bidding you to go higher. Turn towards the most energetic, dynamic, and grounding friends for Full Moon magic.
Career, Purpose, Integrity & Responsibility
You’re a leader, Cancer. The Full Moon in Aries wants you to self-identify and see yourself as a person who can hold space for the brilliance of others. You have a gift of seeing people and that’s what makes you a leader. Trust your ability to lead form the heart so you can change anything professional that needs transformation. Follow your instincts and intuition for helpful guidance!
Wisdom, Publishing, Vision & Higher Education
Bon voyage, Leo! The Full Moon in Aries is taking on you on an intellectual and geographic adventure somewhere that changes your perception. Powerful internal shifts will help you in big qualitative and quantitative ways if you follow the call to adventure. Trust the process and trust that you’re being led to educational opportunities that will transform the way you think, feel, and behave!
Intimacy, Eros, Sexuality & Transformation
Eroticism thy name is Virgo! The Full Moon in Aries is connecting you to the deepest dimensions of your sexual and intimate desires. Let go of your need to be productive and choose instead the value of being poetic, magnetic, and playful. When you let yourself pursue pleasure just for pleasure’s sake, it’ll highlight some of the most meaningful people, places, and dimensions of your life.
Romance, Love, Partnerships & Trust
Opposites attract, Libra! The Full Moon in Aries lights up your romantic sector and have you changing the way you relate to relationships based on someone’s differentiation from you. Someone’s legitimacies are clashing against your liability and your proclivities are clashing against their vulnerabilities. This is a good thing! Let the contrast and conflict help you relate differently.
Humility, Health, Wellness & Routine
Your life works when you work it, Scorpio! The Full Moon in Aries wants you to commit to emotional, cognitive, and behavioral strategies that optimize your wellbeing. Think of all you can do to build a kind of holistic immune system that helps you manage stress, anxiety, and other uncomfortable things from a space of resilience. That way, you can regulate and handle whatever comes your way!
Courage, Worthiness, Charisma & Lovability
Speak it, Sag! The Full Moon in Aries has you courageously sharing a Truth to someone who genuinely needs to hear it. You don’t struggle with open-hearted vulnerability that often; so speak your truth! Your feelings, your concerns, hopes, and fears. All of it. And remember - no act of courage goes unrewarded by the Universe. So share fearlessly and watch the rewards reign in!
Vulnerability, Home, Family & Emotionality
What’s the feeling underpinning the experience, Cap? The Full Moon in Aries helps you expand your emotional vocabulary. The closer and specific you are to understand a distinct emotion; the more likely you’ll feel more connected to yourself and others. While you understand all the people and places you feel right at home with. May the Full Moon in Aries provide you the homecoming you deserve!
Curiosity, Observation, Language & Active Listening
An Aries Moon once told me, “straight talk leads to straight understanding.” The Full Moon in Aries wants you, Aquarius, to speak directly and compassionately in an effort to further the understanding. I know it’s uncomfortable; you may risk upsetting someone and it could get a bit messy. But the Full Moon wants you to speak directly on what’s okay, what’s not okay, and what you want, what you don’t want.
Finances, Security, Clarity of Values & Pleasure
Ground down, Pisces! The Full Moon in Aries helps you find embodiment internally. Think of all you can do to center yourself, regulate your nervous system, and connect to the wisdom of your body. There’s an intelligence that your body wants to help your fluency in. When you’re connected to your physical self first, the emotional, cognitive, and spiritual dimensions will happily invite you in.