“Trust instinct to the end, even though you can give no reason.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Effective Date– October 16, 2016
Helios’ Astrological Angle on the Full Moon in Aries– Okay, so since this I love Aries so much I would love to wax poetic on this Moon, BUT since Aries would lose interest in about .003 seconds flat, I’m just going to give you the key to this Moon straight out of the gate- You just have to do it. That’s it. Just nut up and make your move. Aries is both the antithesis and the solution to Libra, whose main issue is indecision to the nth degree. Libra will be paralyzed by their FOMO, and Aries is too busy already doing what needs to be done to ask what FOMO is. We all have choices that we need to make in this life, and we all worry if we make the right choice or not- Sometimes you will make the wrong call. Unfortunately there is no way around that. All you can do is make the best decisions you can with what you know and how you want your life to be. That’s it.
Artemis’ Tarot Take on the Full Moon in Aries- Just so that ya’ll know… just so that you are AWARE… this full moon that is coming up on October 16th is conjunct the Uranus / Eris hell that is going on right now. That also means that the sun is in opposition to this lovely Chaos sandwich we have going on in Aries. Whatever gifts have been bestowed to us by the New Moon in Libra that passed not too many days ago, we must now figure out what the price is for keeping them. Along with this dilemma, our time is slipping away from us like quicksand and the political landscape is about to detonate. You’re going to have to think on your feet, weigh your options as quickly as your pretty little head can, and fire when you can see the whites of their eyes. Decisions need to be quick and easy like an Aries (sorry guys, you know we love you the most). Most of the time opportunity comes knocking, it wants an immediate answer. It isn’t going to wait for you to twiddle your thumbs and fumble through the labyrinth of your mind. Nuh uh. You need to work from the gut – something fire signs are best known for. You need to move with an ease, a fierceness in presence, an “I AM! AND I DESERVE TO BE HERE!” Aries attitude. You need to reach deep down into your essence and work from your animal instinct. Our instincts have come for the ride with us for thousands of fucking years for a reason.
The Sun, Moon, Venus and Uranus– So, these guys again… Okay so the thing to take away from this arrangement is that there is something that you are avoiding, or trying to, and it won’t stay in the fringes of your awareness for long- You will need to address it and actually move forward, because this astro craves action, even if it doesn’t necessarily know quite how to go about it. Luckily, that doesn’t really matter- the action is far more important than the intention, since otherwise you will get stuck in the doldrums of Libra. Your indecision will be your undoing now, and you will need to come up with new ways to solve the problems you face. You will need to approach problems coolly and detached yet warm and inviting- Marrying the energies of Venus and Uranus. (Minor Planets– Sedna, Eris, Ceres, Juno, Vesta, Haumea, Chaos, Ixion, Circe, Tantalus)
The Sun (The Star), Moon (8 of Wands), Venus (King of Cups) and Uranus (7 of Pentacles)- For a lot of you, something is just starting to click. Let’s look back at Aries season – aaah spring was just rushing in, Willy Wonka was still alive, and we were still hoping the worst of Tower Year was behind us. Bahahaha. Anyway, we had some crazy insights into our “true essence” and decided to start working our life differently. We decided to let things die so we could get through the spring, summer and into the fall. We were emotionally torn open – raw – and those of us who didn’t shed the chains of our former persona are in truly dark places right now. The latest “trigger” point of this Tower Year 2016 began the last new moon Libra, when we were blasted off into fairy tale world where apparently dreams do come true. This parallels to the full moon Libra back in Aries season when we were told very harshly to start fucking making up our mind. Well, for those of you that did, you just got your reward. But that was just the first challenge… Here comes the next challenge, and it culminates with the Full Moon Aries. This is where the full revelation of what transpired last new moon will finally hit is smack in the face. The revelation will un-earth itself via a deep digging into the heart that you must withstand with beauty and grace. You must do this, for the good of yourself and for the good of those around you. You must dig deep, mind over emotions, and take this unique opportunity to allow your essence to leak through. This is going to be the hard part, darling Heretics. We have been working our way up through the Chakras since the spring, and we have finally arrived at the heart. Before we can speak all of the things we have learned, before we can start to craft this world that we are finally getting glimpses of, we need to consciously open the heart. Your revelation will come like when red blood of Gaia, the fiery essence of the earth, comes bubbling out of the waters. New worlds seep into existence, bubbling past the lapping waves. This is the time, do not waste it, do not fear. Nothing that comes out of the heart will harm you, but the things that cling to it will surely suffocate your power-source and essence. It is time for a great change to happen in you, and it must come from you – not the things that wish to control you. The ghosts of the past will be coming with vengeance in Scorpio season, so make peace with them now – in Libra the peacemaker – so that you may survive your shadow work.
Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Pluto– This is a group that screams villainous intent. This would be the dynamic of the shootout in the center of town at high noon in a western- Both the sheriff and the outlaws, and this dynamic is playing out within you! You are at war with yourself, and yet you are also standing on the sidelines waiting to see who wins out in the end. It is a play where you are all the actors, yet you are all using live ammo (don’t worry, actors are notoriously bad shots). This is in essence the backdrop of the lunation right here, its crux. You are trying to distract yourself from the main conflict in your life, and you are avoiding any kind of engagement in it. WHY??? It is YOUR life after all! For the love of any god you give a damn about, START LIVING IT ON YOUR TERMS! Who knows how much longer you have? You are your own villain right now, but you can be your own hero (or at least anti-hero) instead- change the narrative, use everything you have learned and everything you have become during the Cardinal Crisis, because you are going to need far more than you have become used to giving. Every interaction, every conflict, every 3 am lay- you are going to have to give over one hundred percent, while you have gotten used to sleepwalking in your life. Try it once and see what happens. Be present, be aware, be engaged; seek out your opportunities, your in’s, and POUNCE on them. You will be amazed what happens when you do this. Yes its exhausting at first, but only because you’re not used to doing it. Once you get used to it, its like playing the game of life on God Mode! (Minor Planets used– Asbolus, Praazmius, Sappho, Ophelia, Apollo)
Mercury (8 of Pentacles), Mars (The Moon), Saturn (Queen of Swords), Pluto (The World)- Okay, there’s gonna be a lot of talking, but it’s going to be very productive talking (8 of Pentacles)and it will come out of your mouth because it needs to. Whatever you say will start to BUILD toward something very important – your grand work. Pay attention to your words and the words of others. Metaphors are like spells when spoken. WARNING – PLEASE have the conversations that need to be had now, because when Mercury moves into Scorpio, shit is about to become an interrogation instead of a conversation. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
The Moon. Something is driving you that you can’t see. Some subconscious force that has a lot of drive and purpose inside of you. Trust this instinct and trust the “hunches” you are going to have. When a hero takes off on their journey, they are usually embarking on some sort of journey of the heart. Without the heart, courage is essentially non-existent. I’m sure you’ve heard this before; courage doesn’t come from absence of fear. Courage is doing it regardless of the fear because the thing is something you really desire. What do you desire? Saturn isn’t going to let you sit around. This is Saturn right now:
Yep. He is channeling the Queen of Swords energy and cutting to the heart of the matter. This is an even greater push to have the conversations that need to be had. Venus is quickly making her way to conjuncting with Saturn (5 more degrees after this full moon). We are being gravitationally sucked into some sort of fated fairy realm, whether we like it or not – the impulse is too strong to run from – and we honestly couldn’t have seen it coming. The wheel turns, and Pluto tells us that the clock has finally struck for him to start his hell army’s march. The World. Whether you like it or not, Heretics, the grand battle has begun. How this will transpire, I don’t know, but Mars and Pluto are conjunct during this full moon and the blood curtling scream is getting louder and louder from the collective. The restlessness is getting unbearable, for you – for me – for everyone. This means the “good guys” and the “bad guys.” We have all finally come to the point where fight or flight must be answered with fight.
Jupiter and Neptune– Jesus, it’s like going down the rabbit hole to Wonderland with these two. Its as if we’re watching a buddy cop movie where one partner is speaking Mandarin and the other one is a Glorpforbf from the planet Glimtron. Only instead them being buddy cops, they just sit at home and watch TV and argue. That is the vibe of these two. To use it, you have to not do anything to try and use it. I know, weird and paradoxical- welcome to astro. This is the time where reality itself cannot be trusted, it is only layers upon layers of parfaits. What that means is that the boundaries between worlds is thinner, on top of the thinning that naturally happens during this time. In the words of the Bible, “It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions. Joel 2:28” I feel dirty referencing that book, but it fits. Jupiter is the G*d figure, Neptune is the spirit/magic/vision within all of us that gets activated by the higher power. You may say you want it now, and it looks super cool in hollywood portrayals, but just wait until you wake up in a cold sweat after half a night’s sleep, terrified and in pain from your vision, feeling like you just stole from the gods themselves. Then tell me how much you want your cool abilities! They are a curse, but guess what- You have to live with them so you might as well use them to try and change things for the better. Both of these guys together are also big into the idea of Hope; Inspiring, indomitable and world-shaking hope. The kind of hope a superhero like Superman represents. Unfortunately with the history I have with both of these assholes, I cannot in good conscience advise trusting them on whatever they are selling, least of all when it comes to hope. It will probably turn out to be little more than snake oil. (Minor Planets used– Urania, Isis, Pandora, Minerva, Hybris, Narcissus, Orcus, Achilles, Atropos, Toro)
Jupiter (3 of Swords) and Neptune (4 of Pentacles)- Same old shit from Neptune. Aka, take a good cold hard look at your life and be fucking real with yourself. Neptune is currently opposite the true node, giving the world a sort of dream-like quality. What do you want, because now is the time to manifest it, but please be brutally honest with yourself. Must I warn you to be careful what you wish for? And once you get what you wish for, you’re going to have to deal with it. 4 of Pentacles. If you think that your wish will only effect you, you are very mistaken. Your wish has consequences for everyone that is connected to you – like tributaries. You’re going to have to give something up to receive something that you want. The scales must be weighed, and nothing is given without consequence. But if you what you wish for is the true desire of your heart, then it wont be so bad will it? Anything is worth giving up for that, isn’t it? As for Jupiter, it seems very interesting that I pulled the 3 of Swords for the jovial giant currently in Libra. Some truths hurt, but hey, at least you are getting the truth. Jupiter in Libra seeks justice, and sometimes that justice comes with us losing a perspective or some ideal we held close to our heart. Perhaps we were mistaken. Perhaps we have been treating those around us, and ourselves, like shit and we are finally waking up to this. Act from the heart, regardless of how much it will hurt. As I have been saying this Libra season, the heart must break many times before it opens. You must hammer at the hurt until there is nothing blocking it’s flow. And from there, you can begin speaking your vision and truly manifesting things into your existence with pure trust in yourself.