Saturday, 8 October 2011

Showdown coming with Full Moon in Aries

Here comes another Full Moon and it looks like it’s going to be a doozy!  By Tues Oct 11, at EDT, the Moon will be sitting in feisty fiery Aries exactly opposite both  the Sun and Saturn in Libra. And they are all squared Pluto.  Talk about being between a rock and a hard place!

A waxing Moon creates a build up of energy, which peaks as it becomes Full. This current energy is a culmination of what started with the New Moon two weeks ago. If you scroll down to previous posts … I wrote about the balancing act signified by the Autumn Equinox… and the ensuing pressure to maintain that balance that  got rolling with the New Moon in Libra.

The Full Moon with Uranus in Aries could be the tipping point. Just as when Mars moved into position in Cancer this summer and immediately riots and chaos hit the UK, the Full Moon in Mars ruled Aries (the warrior) creates a precarious dynamic. Mars squared Jupiter will add fuel to the fire, and Uranus could be the match to gasoline. I truly hope not. We do not need any more violence.

Thing is, Saturn residing in Libra is pretty immovable in its demands for equality, fairness, clear boundaries and solid commitments. Saturn is connected with time and karmic cycles.  In Libra it is  about standing up for what is right… and also about taking responsibility for each other. Relationship or partnerships that have finished their usefulness may be coming to an end. There is a sense of either closure or a solidifying of what needs to stay.

In my last two posts (scroll down) I wrote of the big issues relating to Saturn in Libra, as well as the dynamic energy being unleashed by the ongoing T-square and sometimes Grand Cross.

Lets just say things are tense and there’s not a lot of room to negotiate.

Or is there?

In the last few days before the Moon becomes full, it has traveled through Aquarius (hitting both Neptune and Chiron) and now has a few days in watery Pisces... before arriving in fiery impatient Aries. This gives us a bit of distraction and a chance to step back a bit before the big stand-off occurs.

This temporary Neptunian softness may inspire people to indulge in some good ol’ escapism in an effort to get a break from the relentless pressure that’s is all around us these days. Or, rather than indulge and escape, the Piscean influence could take us on an inward journey, with  Chiron increasing our compassion and sensitivity.

There is a pervasive vulnerability to Chiron in Pisces, that combined with Saturn’s restricting influence in Libra, can create a sense of deep loneliness… a feeling of being held back from connecting to others.

This weekend’s Chiron/Neptune/Moon conjunction may stir up a deep longing for that very connection we feel is lacking. The trick is whether you expect to fill that need through another, or first seek to discover it in yourself.

This is the dichotomy of the Libra/Aries polarity. First within, then without.

Then, when the Moon enters Aries and hits Uranus  (lightning bolts, electric charges, sudden breakthroughs) suddenly there's an amplified and highly impatient need or demand rising to the surface. Pluto’s influence can stir up hidden desires, obsessions, and passions amidst an intense struggle for control. Power struggles  can and will ensue... and yet transformation is also possible.

Pluto is symbolized by the phoenix rising from the ashes. Just as you think something is over and done with… there it is again. 

These pressure points will all be triggered as evolution becomes revolution... and there is a call for some kind of  reckoning (either personal or political (or both) 

The personal is political. 

If you haven’t already heard about Occupy Wall St check it out… (see link below) Thousands are gathering in New York City (and now also in other cities across North America)  to protest government abuses and the corporate greed behind the current financial meltdown.

 Eric Francis says of the uprisings: 
“they tend to happen when Uranus and Pluto come into alignment. When the planet of revolution (Uranus) and the one about evolution (Pluto) get together, there is always an international revolt. The alignments spread out over 10 to 12 years, and we are still toward the beginning of this one. Now we are back around to a Uranus-Pluto aspect, which directly recalls the energy of the Sixties. That's because the Sixties happened under a Uranus-Pluto conjunction, and now 45 years later, we have arrived at the first square. This is a major turning point in world history, as we are seeing. The effects go back about three years and will carry us through the end of the decade, and if we use it well, perhaps much longer.

…. there's the awareness that we need to change ourselves and change the world in the same gesture.

With the personal awakening process of Uranus in Aries about to meet up with the changes in society represented by Pluto in Capricorn, there is potential for wide-scale cultural change that starts from the inside out.”                                   
                                                        Eric Francis Planet Waves

So… first… center within. 
Enjoy a mellow, divinely inspired weekend.  

Then, open your eyes and see what is coming toward you. 

Is it the headlights of an oncoming train? or the light of awakening … ? 

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