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An Aries Full Moon of Troubling Realization and Concrete Action

An Aries Full Moon of Troubling Realization and Concrete Action

Posted on in Configurations |
By for ASTROGRAPH Horoscopes

Monday evening’s Full Moon in early Aries takes place at 7:52 PM on September 24th, PDT, and of course this would be late evening in Washington DC, early morning the next day in Europe and points east. The two quite significant features of this Full Moon configuration are the conjunction of the Moon with Chiron at the Aries Point, and the T-square that the Sun and Moon in their opposition make to an extremely prominent Saturn in Capricorn. The Sun and Moon also closely aspect Uranus in Taurus. This is an incredibly dynamic configuration, emphasizing the inherent difficulty of these times that we are currently living through. As is also indicated by the outer planet emphasis of the preceding New Moon from September 9th, we are involved in an intensely transformational cycle that began early in the summer, and has been going strong ever since. The polarization of these times is clearly represented by the close 1-degree major aspect between Uranus, now in the second degree of Taurus, and prominent Saturn. When we look around, and digest the news headlines, certainly in America at least, the battle between progressive and conservative elements of society seems to be heating up even further, with the fight to confirm or to deny the recent Supreme Court nominee with strongly conservative, even reactionary, predilections, and who in a dramatic turn of events has been accused by a highly respected psychology professor of attempted rape thirty years ago. The outcome in the Senate remains completely up in the air as of this writing. The stars give no clue to the ultimate outcome, although the Saturn and Uranus empowerment of this Full Moon is indication that these deep societal divisions will intensify even further in the coming weeks.

In our individual lives as well, we will want to pay attention to these cosmic indicators. Where in your current decision process do you feel conflicted regarding staying the course versus jumping ahead? You might also want to think about what factors you can bring into consideration, such as deep intuition (the province of Uranus) and also a practical list of benefits and risks (Saturn). At times it might be that the practical must be allowed to win out, before we go shooting off into outer space, while at others it might be that it is only our fear that is holding us back from something that could be truly wonderful. With so much Chiron in the current astrological mix there is actually a real possibility of hesitation due to lack of confidence in ourselves, so that we need to pay close attention to where our fears are driving us. There is also to be found a wealth of understanding that we can gain concerning our inner dynamics and integrating the residue of early trauma.

The American nation itself is at a painful place itself right now. A Supreme Court nominee has been accused of sexual misconduct. Immigrant families at the border, many with lawful asylum claims, have had their children taken from them and interred separately and in perhaps 500 of these cases the children have not yet been reunited. The president himself is in danger of legal action as a result of financial misconduct. All these things are quite painful, at least for anyone who has been paying attention. The strong square aspect between prominent Saturn and Chiron, repeated in this Full Moon, representing the wound of the perception of misplaced authority, is very much with us, as individuals and as a society.

Mars, returned to the sign of Aquarius, and only now beginning to emerge from his retrograde shadow, late August and early September having dipped into Capricorn while moving backward, represents another connection to Saturn. Mars, closely aspected by the Sun and Moon in this Full Moon configuration, is also semi-sextile and parallel to Saturn. This means that it is extremely difficult to get things done, and that we are very circumspect in examining what we are up to as we actualize on our desires and goals. We have been in a process all summer of attempting to understand our true motivation.

In this regard it is also fascinating to consider the continued prominence of Eris, feminine warrior for deep soul intention, still in the 24th degree of Aries through to the end of the year, and there opposed by Haumea, another one of these new “dwarf” planets that have recently been discovered and named. Haumea represents a profound connection with Nature, a motif that is of course entirely topical for these fractious times, when the earth itself – along with its habitats and its climate – is in danger. This opposition brings the Eris archetype to continued prominence, which enjoins us to dig deep and uncover what it is that we most sincerely espouse. Once it is that we comprehend our most profound values, we can begin to act upon this awareness. Thus we may yet become both woke and active as we begin to emerge from a climactic year, and head into another with the advent of 2019.

The Sabian symbols for this Full Moon configuration are, as usual, revealing. They are, for the Moon, in the second degree of Aries, “A comedian entertaining a group,” which reminds us of an oblique approach to leadership, whereby we can take an abstract perspective and even laugh at ourselves and our situation. Marc Edmund Jones, who caused these symbols to be created nearly one hundred years ago, mentions “the mirror which life holds up to itself,” and also states that, “Here is man’s heightened individuality as he [or she] discovers that he [or she] may play whatever role is useful in each momentary contact with others [gaining] continual self-reassurance.” For the Sun, in the same degree of Libra, we find, “The light of the sixth race transmuted to the seventh.” This is a somewhat mysterious symbol, however obviously referencing societal evolution. Jones comments that “each new generation may see itself reflected in its own past,” and “every individual is seen within full reach of his [or her] own ultimate potential.” Indeed, when we strive for the very highest that we can find within us, we win, not only for ourselves, but also on the part of society itself, which lies waiting like a passionate lover for each of us to make our own particular contribution.

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sun astrology The Sun

The Sun represents the Self, one's way of being in the world. It can represent, on different levels, both the ego and the higher Self or soul purpose. It rules Leo and is exalted in Aries. The Sun is the most important 'planet' in the chart and symbolizes one's will and sense of vitality. When the Sun is afflicted (poorly placed or poorly aspected) it could indicate problems with the father, or male role model. The Sun energizes your entire chart, and planets in close relationship to the Sun (by planetary aspect) are emphasized in your personality. If your Sun is prominent in your chart, you will exhibit great power to do and to be.

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moon astrology The Moon

The Moon represents the personal self, the feelings and the unconscious. It is a reflection of the true self, represented by the Sun. The Moon also stands for security and instinctual or habitual patterns, as well as the ability to relate to others, and to be nurturing to others. The Moon rules Cancer and is exalted in Taurus. It is often contrasted with the Sun as the female receptive principle versus the masculine or positive principle. The Moon represents the feminine and nurturing part of oneself. In a male chart, the Moon represents the feminine within, or the 'anima' and also indicates the type of partner you will attract. The Moon also represents an attunement from the past, which operates at an instinctive or habitual level in your present life.

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mercury astrology Mercury

Mercury represents the mind and intellect, and rules Gemini, sign of duality also Virgo, and has its exaltation in Aquarius. Mercury is an airy planet, associated with all forms of communication and the in-flow and out-flow of intelligence. Its position indicates how your mental function will be expressed, and where techniques and skills are available to you.

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venus astrology Venus

Venus is the planet of love and relationship. Venus is in-taking, rather than out-going (as represented by Mars), and rules the signs Libra and Taurus. Venus has its exaltation in Pisces, and is associated with aesthetics, beauty, refinement and romance. Its position in the chart indicates the area in which the give and take of love, affection and sensual pleasure will be expressed.

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mars astrology Mars

Mars is the planet of outward activity and animal passion. It rules Aries and is exalted in Capricorn. This fiery planet is masculine in action, versus softer more receptive Venus. When strong in the chart it can indicate a volatile temper, and also great courage. Its position indicates how your personality will assert itself, and what modes of activity will stimulate your physical energies.

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jupiter astrology Jupiter

Jupiter is the planet of faith, positivism and optimism. It rules Sagittarius and is exalted in Cancer. Jupiter represents the principle of expansion, versus contraction (as represented by Saturn) and the aspirations of the higher self. Its position in the chart indicates how your faith will be expressed, and what modes of activity will stimulate self-confidence.

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saturn astrology Saturn

Saturn is the planet of limitation and contraction, and the trials of life experience. This includes disciplive, punctuality, and the conservation of material resources. Saturn rules Capricorn and is exalted in Libra, and is limited and material, versus unlimited faith (as represented by Jupiter). It indicates areas where the personality will be restricted by fears and lack of confidence, and also areas which are important to be worked on in this lifetime.

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uranus astrology Uranus

Uranus is the planet of freedom and revolutionary vision, the urge for change and the ability to visualize new possibilities. Uranus rules Aquarius, and is exalted in Scorpio. It is also associated with mental studies, electricity and astrology. Its position indicates the arena of originality and freedom from conventional thinking in your life.

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neptune astrology Neptune

Neptune represents the universal ocean of oneness with all beings. It is thus highly compassionate, also idealistic, imaginative and self login or even self undoing, and can be associated with drugs or media, as fantasy expressions. Neptune rules Pisces, and finds its exaltation in Cancer. Its position indicates where there may be confusion and also great creativity in poetic or musical fields. Neptune has been called the higher octave of Venus.

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pluto astrology Pluto

Pluto is a force for change that can be destructive in its power. Pluto rules Scorpio, and is exalted in Leo. Pluto is related to will, and intense passion, and has a reputation for ruthlessness. As god of the underworld Pluto brings the deepest compulsions into the light. Its position indicates areas of life that must ultimately become transformed as part of the soul's evolution.

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chiron astrology Chiron

Chiron is a small planet, or 'planetoid' that was only discovered in 1977, and which has already shown itself to be quite powerful in an individual's chart. Occupying an eccentric orbit between Saturn and Uranus, and named for the centaur physician of Greek myth who taught ancient wisdom to mankind, Chiron represents the archetype of the "Wounded Healer" and is associated with shamanism and going within to heal oneself. Its discovery is synchronous with the rise of the holistic health movement. Chiron's position in the chart reveals where one has been wounded, and where also there is the opportunity for discovering healing from within and sharing this discovery with other people, since from our wounds arises our compassion for the suffering of others. The position of Chiron, by house and sign, can also show where we have talent and access to ancient wisdom, as well as where we may depart from the mainstream in service to a higher practicality. Those with prominent Chiron are likely to be educators and spiritual healers.

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ceres astrology Ceres

As goddess of the harvest and the natural process of fertility and renewal, Ceres represents the process of nurturing and motherhood in an individual chart, and has been attributed to the sign Cancer as a co-ruler with the Moon, as well as to the signs of Taurus, Scorpio and Virgo.

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pallas astrology Pallas

The astrology of the asteroid Pallas indicates the creative use of the mental faculty in combination with ageless wisdom, and is also involved with the arts, especially the plastic arts such as sculpture and pottery, and with medicinal remedies.

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juno astrology Juno

The astrology of Juno indicates partnering energy of intimate relationships, as in the more modern issues of where the boundaries are with another person, how much sharing is appropriate, versus holding back, are there issues of bitterness and jealousy, or projected authority and control onto another person, and intimacy needs in general.

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vesta astrology Vesta

In the astrology of Vesta issues of sexuality and completeness unto oneself predominate. Possible associations are the woman (or man) who chooses celibacy, but as a nun or monk takes on a higher purpose than normal family life, also issues of sexuality and who is ultimately served in the process, self or other.

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eris astrology Eris

While the lower expression of Eris might manifest as the lust for struggle and violence, there is also a more positive manifestation in the most basic defense of one's rights in standing up to established power, by violence if necessary. By recognizing and coming to terms with this potentially violent factor in ourselves we can grow as humans and become more whole.

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haumea astrology Haumea

The astrology of Haumea seems to be related to love of the natural world and to the fecundity of natural process. This archetype thus signals profound connection to Nature, connection to Source, and a form of natural charisma.

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makemake astrology Makemake

The astrology of Makemake is related to love of the natural world and to the activism associated with defending the environment. This archetype thus signals a profound connection to nature that is quite similar to the archetype of Haumea, his fellow traveler in the Kuiper Belt, with the same astronomical designation and also named from the pantheon of indigenous gods and goddesses.

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part of fortune astrology Part of Fortune

The Part of Fortune (from the Latin Pars Fortuna) is the only Arabian astrology part still commonly used in modern astrology. It indicates an area of life that is a fortunate one for the native. The house in which the Part of Fortune is placed indicates an area of your life which is likely to be a successful one for you; an area where the applications of your skill will bear fruit. Its is where you will find good luck and happiness.

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north node astrology The North Node

The Nodes of the Moon indicate areas of life that are of special concern to you. Also referred to as the dragon's head, The North Node indicates your goals. The placement of the North Node indicates work that needs to be done in your life, or new faculties that need to be developed in the present lifetime.

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south node astrology The South Node

The Nodes of the Moon indicate areas of life that are of special concern to you. Also known as the dragon's tail, the South Node indicates areas of mastery, often from a previous lifetime.

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aries astrology Aries

Aries people tend to be energetic, forceful and outgoing. They are good at getting things done, although they prefer starting to finishing. Like the energy of the first rush of spring, they move into the world in a headstrong, pioneering way. Aries people are likely to rush into things before reflecting, and may also be impatient or unwilling to sit back and allow events to mature.

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taurus astrology Taurus

Taureans revel in the pleasures of life. They crave the security and comfort of relaxing in the warmth of their home environment. They value the senses and the enjoyment of material things. Taureans are likely to work hard to make their home an attractive one. They also have the makings of a healer and have a large capacity for kindness.

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gemini astrology Gemini

Gemini is the sign associated with communication, logical thought processes (based on duality) and the conscious mind. Gemini people tend to be airy and intellectual, glib of tongue and curious about life and other people. They can experience two sides of things at the same time, and may tend to be flighty.

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cancer astrology Cancer

Cancerians are nurturing and protective of others. Their ruling planet is the Moon, and they tend to be moody, with constantly changing emotions. Cancerians are also likely to be security-conscious and highly value their home life. They may appear passive, and tend to rely on their feelings to make decisions. They are subtle, rather than direct, and are likely to reflect the moods of those around them.

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leo astrology Leo

Leos are likely to express themselves in dramatic, creative and assertive ways. They are also likely to enjoy the warmth of the physical Sun. Leos have great energy, courage and honesty. They are likely to be self-confident and maybe even a bit self-indulgent as they expect to be the center of attention, and often are. Leos can be quite determined and usually get their way when they really want to. They also possess great integrity, and are a natural leader.

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virgo astrology Virgo

Virgos love work, service to others and the gathering of the fruits of the material world, as symbolized by the harvest. They are also likely to be a good conversationalist, with wide-ranging knowledge and interesting ideas. They can be analytical and perhaps overly fond of detail, with perfectionist tendencies, and they may miss out on the big picture by concentrating on the micro. It also benefits them to learn the fine line between discrimination and criticism.

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libra astrology Libra

Libra is the sign of harmony and relationship. The Sun in Libra is at the time of the Equinox, when day equals night, and similarly Libra strives for balance between polarities. Librans are known for their good taste, elegance and charm. They are seekers of harmony and beauty.

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scorpio astrology Scorpio

Scorpio is the most intense sign of the Zodiac, and is associated with sexual activity and with the symbolism of death and rebirth. Their emotions run deep. Scorpios have great personal magnetism and great powers of persuasion or even the ability to coerce others.

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sagittarius astrology Sagittarius

Sagittarius is an optimistic, positive-thinking sign associated with the quest for freedom from all restriction as well as idealism, religion and philosophy. Sagittarians are direct and forthright, good-natured and affirmative in their outlook.

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capricorn astrology Capricorn

Capricorn people are ambitious and practical, and are likely to have an excellent sense of social responsibility. They also tend to be conscious of social mores, perhaps to the point of over-concern. Their natural caution allows them to advance slowly and steadily to the top.

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aquarius astrology Aquarius

Aquarians have a rebellious nature, and are eccentric, spontaneous and original. They are forward thinking and detached, and can seem conservative though they really are not very much so. They are scientifically minded and logical, and confident in manner.

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pisces astrology Pisces

Pisceans are friendly and likable, and yet can be very moody and introspective as well. Pisces is a watery sign, concerned with subtle emotions and secret mystical depths. Pisceans are not entirely at home in this world.

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