The exact time of the Aries Full Moon/Super Moon is 4:23 Universal time. By the time you read this it will have already occurred, but its effects will ripple out for several days. A‘Super Moon’ is when the Moon is closer to the Earth than usual and therefore has a more powerful impact. This is definitely going to be a Kick-Ass-Full-Moon, radical and revolutionary and full of surprises.
Seriously though... there is some intense energy here that we need to watch out for. Aries is the sign of the warrior, the leader, the entrepreneur ... with an emphasis on independence and going your own way. The Sun opposite is in Libra, sign of balance and harmony, with an emphasis on relationships.
This creates a push-pull dynamic between our need to be with others and our need to go it alone, and this polarity gets added tension from Mars and Pluto together in Capricorn. Watch out for jealousy, obsessive compulsive behaviour, power struggles and angry confrontations. The urge to break free is tremendous right now, as is the tendency to resist!
A lightning bolt from Uranus close to the Full Moon could ignite simmering resentments as unspoken issues propel us into conflicts we didn't see coming, forcing us to make decisions we've been avoiding making.
'Something Gotta give!'
If you've been hesitating over something for some time, if an attachment to some precious ideal or idea or relationship has you tied up in knots.... this Aries Full Moon is gonna get you off your ass, push you to take the initiative and liberate yourself from whatever has been holding you back.
Aries says its time to step forward and claim your power. Time to step up to the plate! The trick is to do it without shoving everyone or everything else aside (power struggles courtesy of Mars/Pluto). Sun in Libra seeks harmony and balance, which will take significant conscious effort to achieve right now!
Uranus with Eris (goddess of discord) is highly rebellious and disruptive, so we need to tread carefully. This is dynamic, explosive stuff. The energy has been building all week (Sun [ ] Pluto) and now Mars Pluto is becoming explosive. With Uranus involved, there will be an element of the unexpected; some people are going to get blindsided.
Don't waste time arguing. Sometimes you just have to break free and go bravely forward on your own.
Maybe you are still grieving your losses and feel not-quite-ready to
move forward, yet, eventually, I know you will... because this Full Moon in Aries completes the cycle begun in the spring and there's
no going back.
Although its hard make big decisions under duress, the spiritual elements present under this Full Moon show deeper forces are at work that will help guide us through. This is why I have been stressing the need to align with your personal soul purpose, so when these powerful winds blow you can adjust the sails accordingly.
These effects will be felt most strongly by those people with planets in the later degrees of Cancer, Libra, Capricorn and Aries, although I think all of us are feeling that something's got to give.
2016 has been called The Year of Purification (Jupiter in Virgo), and 2017 will be the Year of Awakening (Jupiter in Libra opposite Uranus in Aries). We are now in the transition between the two. This has certainly been one of the strangest and most weirdly upsetting years in a long while, filled with a sense of unreality, chaos, confusion, and, in the west, continuing political shocks. We mustn't become disheartened, despite the craziness all around us. New energies are streaming in, providing gateways into new ways of doing or seeing things, and these shifts will continue into the new year.
We may not be fully awake yet, but we are certainly being stirred out of our sleep. It's time to take a leap of faith and start moving in the direction of your true destiny.
You know you want to!