With the Full Moon in Aries begins this fall’s eclipse cycle. Along with it, we have a Mercury retrograde in Libra (for most of the retrograde motion).
Aries is about instinctually creating our way through life –feeling our way as it is an Aries Moon. Libra is about how we relate, with whom, and what we find out about ourselves through our relating. We move along the spectrum of that polarity to find a working balance of who we are as we share the world with others.
Questions of what fuels your fire are going to come up with the Grand Fire Trine Mars in Sagittarius, Jupiter in Leo and Uranus in Aries (conjunct the Full Moon).
The Air of the Sun in Libra feeds the Fire of Mars – our physical vitality, our sexual energy needing to follow it’s intuition to find the Truth. Jupiter, the expansive one, the one that shines the light on the way to Truth is in Leo saying my gut and my intuition are telling me I have a special purpose to fulfill and must follow road to my special purpose.
And Uranus, the genius, the higher aspect of Mercury, the knower who doesn’t know how he knows, the traumatized one - is currently retrograde in Aries. He will follow his instincts - forward and backward in time - to find that genius - that special purpose – and woe betide the one who gets in his way.
So, with all of that vital, wild, creative energy lighting you up; which the Full Moon will illuminate – reflect on this: where are your relationships - with yourself and others - feeding your fire to evolve and create and where are they dampening your Spirit?
How is your self-talk? Are you relating to yourself as a cherished loved one? With the Mercury retrograde, can you go back and have a chat with yourself at age 3, at 7 at 9 at 15, at 29 – pick some pivotal ages in your life. What would you tell these selves? What reassurance can you give them knowing what you know now? What can you tell yourself through your ages that might soothe some of the mistakes made and harms done and dreams unfulfilled?
Go for it. Mercury retrograde is a gift – of messages unopened or previously not entirely understood – So travel in meditation, in a letter, to yourself across the spectrum of your life (lives) and give yourself messages of love and encouragement. That way, the You of now can move on in a clear and loving way to fulfilling the desires you are propelled and fueled at this time to fulfill.
The cardinal Full Moon eclipse will portend a culmination leading to new beginnings. The Libra Mercury Retrograde will allow for some housekeeping to be done -- cleaning up the corners of relationships past with yourself and others - -so you can step more fully onto your unfolding path – especially once Mercury goes direct just two days after the New Moon Eclipse on October 23.
So allow yourself to be lit up! Allow the shadowy spots of your past actions to be illuminated and integrated. Look at your present and past relationships with yourself and others and take with you useful lessons learned. Now is a time to creative reflection that leads to authentic movement and big time transformation.
Lots of love.