The Moon is full in Aries. The Sun is in Libra. Both are cardinal signs – they like to initiate things.
Aries is of the element of Fire and Libra is of the Air. Air can feed the fire and fan it’s flames.
Aries is very much a physical energetic initiator – activated by instinct. Libra’s new starts spring from the mind and the realm of ideas.
Venus and Mars are conjunct in Virgo on this full Moon. Mars is the ruler of Aries and Venus is the ruler of Libra. Venus is in charge of the nature of our relationships with ourselves and others.
Mars is in charge of the nature of the Soul’s desire - desires we are aware of and those we aren’t.
In Virgo, we are having an internal experience of these energies – evaluating them, pondering on them and doing some housecleaning of our approaches to relationship and desire: how we react to them, what we learn from them, how they urge our evolution onward.
Aries energy is initiatory and is in the business of self discovery. Libra is in the business of exploring what it is and is not by relating with others. Libra embarks on this journey through joining with others to find what the self is and is not.
The experience of the other allows the explorer to say ooh I do want to be kind like that person; I don’t want to be gruff like that one, I do want to be introspective like this one, and so on.
The cardinal energy of both Aries and Libra will take steps toward this outgoing exploration and then step back again as the change called for brings on a bit of insecurity. The step back also gives us time to review and reflect on what we’ve experienced so far.
The thing I love about Aries is that it runs on instinct. Aries has an instinctual need to discover something new and different about itself. It needs freedom to explore and experience new things that will help to define who they are becoming. Independence, freedom and the quest for self-discovery are instinctually driven.
We need to be conscious that others are experiencing this energy at the full Moon to varying degrees, as well, so be sure to instinctually discover while being mindful of others – this is the Libra polarity to Aries.
With Aries, the big questions of identity are up for review – especially with Aries’ ruler, Mars, in Virgo. Where am I going, what am I doing, who am I, anyway?!?
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. So the Full Moon in Aries is an ego and emotional restart button. We can see ourselves afresh and get some insight through a clear lens, a fresh eye.
Aries is daring and adventurous because it wants to find out who it is through new experiences.
We don’t all have to hang off a cliff or go off to war to have an adventure that will reveal new things to us about ourselves.
Paint with the non-dominant hand, hike a different trail, try a new recipe. Wear a color you never wear and see how you feel in it.
Daring doesn’t always have to be death defying.
There are big and small adventures on which we can embark each day that can allow us to start afresh and help us to define ourselves in New and exciting and informative ways.