• moon-warrior-photo-by-kong_photo…..this could be quite an angry, not-quite-what-we-expect Moon

    There will be a Full Moon at 23°14’ Aries on the 16th of October, this is the second of a series of Super Moons when the Moon will appear large in the sky. Aries is a Cardinal, Fire sign and the Full Moon will largely affect those with planets or angles in the other Cardinal signs of Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.

    Full Moons are moments when matters peak concerning the house axis where it falls, for good or for bad, and some of these matters could involve any intentions you might have set on the previous New Moon which took place fifteen days ago.

    It falls on the 1-7th house axis in the traditional horoscope (Aries-Libra) and involves such issues as; me vs we, what I want vs what we want, fighting vs cooperation, assertion vs compromise etc.

    Author, Raven Kaldera, in his book “Moon Phase Astrology” calls this the “Warrior’s Moon”. On this Moon he writes that we fight for what we believe in, often in a lone battle with our own interior demons during which time we also learn the virtue of patience and compromise.

    The Moon, in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, is bold and daring and is closely conjoined with Uranus who wants reform and innovation and the dwarf planet Eris who can be quite cruel so the Moon becomes aware of the energy of these planets and adds an emotional punch to them.

    A little bit of information about Eris is necessary here. This dwarf planet, which is much larger than Pluto, was discovered in 2005. It was named after the Greek Goddess of discord and symbolizes the feminine warrior force who enjoys inflicting pain in the aim to teach that her way is the right way or even if it is wrong that she would win anyway, no holds barred. Then again, in a positive light, competition isn’t really a bad thing providing the outcome is for the good of all.

    With the Uranus-Eris conjunction in Aries which has been in act for several months and which will continue for a while longer we might like to ask ourselves some of the following questions that astrologer Steven Forrest has brought up:*

    “Where have selfishness and rage taken a bite out of your heart? Have you truly rooted hatred out of your psyche? What price has your soul paid for material comfort or advantage? And where have you squandered your genius on the pursuit of trifles?

    Eris and Uranus are conjunct early in the third decanate of Aries. Where does that fall in your chart? In what house? What aspects does it make? There are your answers.

    As we contemplate those lofty questions, let’s not forget the other, edgier, side of the equation. Where do you actually need to claim victory, status, or territory? Where is such a victory not only fair and legitimate, but also something that contributes to the greater good of us all? Where have you bowed down when you have a right to stand tall and be heard? Where do you need, above all, simply to win?”

    The Sun, in the opposite sign of Libra, is about how we deal with fairness and compromise and how we wheedle our own way out of people by being nice and friendly, in other words, it seeks compromise without confrontation and Jupiter is also now in Libra bestowing its benevolence or its ease-of-action in the matters of the house where it is to be found in your chart.

    Mars, the ruler of Aries, is quickly approaching to conjoin with Pluto in Capricorn, also a Cardinal sign. This is the 5th of 8 similar conjunctions taking place during Pluto’s stay in this sign (2008-2022) urging us to use our power in a responsible manner and giving us the opportunity to do a reality check on this part of our lives (house) since the aspect repeats over time.

    The Sabian symbol for 24° Aries: “Blown inward by the wind, the curtains of an open window take the shape of a cornucopia.” Indicating openness to the influx of spiritual energies.

    For 24° Libra: “A butterfly with a third wing on its left side:” Indicating the ability to develop, for inner strengthening, new modes of response to basic life situations.

    “I make us better by competing with you.” Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut



    Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 189-191, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA

    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. p 67 and 187, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

    For the article on Uranus-Eris: https://www.forrestastrology.com/newsletters/541-september-2016-newsletter accessed 10th October 2016

    Image: Warrior Moon by kong_photo