The Full Moon is at 0 degrees Libra opposing the Sun entering Aries on the Vernal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere of planet Earth. It is called the Autumnal Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.
In September, they switch.
The Sun’s ingress to Aries marks the Astrological new year. A zero degree full Moon is like a start from the starting line of a completely new race. A fresh, fresh start.
We begin the year with the influence of Venus and Mars in a square to each other. Venus is the ruler of the Libra full Moon. Mars is the ruler of the sun in Aries.
It all starts with Venus and Mars.
Our relationship to ourself, our relationships with others and how they influence the development of the Self.
Mars, the nature of our desire, what fires us forward –the instinct that prompts us to move forward, that causes us to draw back, fingers singed.
When Mars is in Taurus, as it is now, we are considering our survival whenever the impulse to begin anew/change course/take a risk arises. Taurus considers how a risk will affect our ability to put food on the table, the means to have a table at all. Mars in Taurus may make a move, but it will consider it first.
Venus in Aquarius is squaring Mars in Taurus. Venus rules not only Libra, but Taurus, as well.
On this full Moon Mars is trine to Pluto in Capricorn. In the teaching of Jeffrey Wolf Green, the desire nature of the soul is consciously acted out through Mars. We can have a window open to that energy today.
Venus in Aquarius will listen to the voice of the aether to inform its decision about how and when to join with others. When you are channeling the voice of the cosmos, you may not waster time on niceties and chit chat. Venus shows us how we listen to ourselves and how we listen and relate to others.
The voice of the greater consciousness comes like the hammer of Thor to a walnut - laying waste to the nut’s outer shell and sometimes bruising the meat inside.
That nut does get cracked, though and the meat inside will be revealed.
While Mercury is retrograde in Pisces and again when it resumes forward motion, it will make a conjunction to Neptune. That idea, that thought, that solution, that next step that has eluded consciousness and articulation, can be coaxed into the conscious realm with a request to our higher self for connection to that which we need to know.
I find it useful to remember that I will know what I need to know when I need to know it.
Then I can turn my attention to some of the tasks that make up my daily life secure in the knowledge that my higher self, my best connection to the source of all that is, will give me a tap when the solution is on its way.
I can relax and remain open to the perfect unfoldment of what’s next. It’s a bit of Aries instinct in the mix, as well.
At the Equinox, we are in total balance— you know, the egg experiment that only works at the Equinox. And then, we go back to the norm, which is moving around on the trajectory between polarities. Spring and Fall are the bridges between the extremes of Winter and Summer. We spend more time somewhere in between the extremes of insular me time and an exhausting whirlwind of social experience, for example, on the Aries/Libra trajectory.
We enter a new season with this Equinox Full Moon. We begin again every minute of every day, and seeing that big Moon up there is a great reminder that we can breathe, relax, and breathe in the new whenever we want.
Aries and Libra are cardinal signs. They like to begin things. Libra likes to experience a variety of relationships to help define the self through experiencing others. At this full Moon, it’s not calling us to see where we don’t measure up, it is more to question, does that interaction feel good to me? Do I like who I am when I behave or speak in such a way?
Aries likes to viscerally experience itself through the pull of the instinctual self. It is experiencing new flashes of itself with each experience. Here I am running. Here I am eating. Here I am sleeping. Here I am nipping our to the shops on impulse and finding just what I need.
We are never done with the unfoldment of our experience. We transition, we evolve, we transform. Each of the days, the seasons, the full and new Moons, can highlight, nudge, loosen, invite, shock, and soothe us. Hang on, hang in, deep breathe in, deep breathe out.
And, we’ve made it through another turn around the wheel of the year. Talking to a friend, talking to oneself, talking with universal forces can all remind us we aren’t alone and we’re all going home.