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Full Moon in ARIES – Thursday, October 1st, 2020

This POWERFUL Full Moon in Aries evokes the warrior spirit. These Full Moon vibes are all about self-discovery or re-discovery, embracing your individuality and developing greater confidence. 

The Aries Full Moon can also reveal where defenses kick-in prematurely, leading to conflict in relationships. Notice where you may be jumping to conclusions.

You can use these Full Moon vibes to release insecurity, self-doubt and closed-mindedness.  


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Aries Vibes and Key Themes of this Full Moon

This Full Moon occurs at 9°08 Aries 

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. This energy rules your sense of identity, instinctive (gut) decisions, independence, physical strength and animal instincts. These Full Moon vibes encourage you to tune into your sense of self-reliance and take bold action in alignment with your core principles and values.

Fire energy is super strong with this Full Moon, as Mars (ruler of Aries energy) is also retrograde in the sign of Aries now. Mars will be conjunct Eris (Goddess of Discord) and engaged in a Grand Trine in Fire element, along with Venus in Leo and the South Node in Sagittarius. Emotions can run HOT in the days leading up to the Full Moon, evoking anger, rage and resentment, or deep sadness and melancholy – although there can also be a breakthrough of clarity and self-knowing. This energy may help you to tune into the higher vibration expressions of Mars retrograde, including inspired creativity, acting in alignment with your higher purpose, and asserting yourself with greater confidence.

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Aries, the god of war, tends to take a confrontational and, at times, aggressive stance when met with a challenge.  Under the influence of this Aries Full Moon, it’s important to be aware that your reactions can seem more aggressive to others than they do to you.  It can be easy to get into a conflict now wherein each party is absolutely certain that the other one ‘started it’. Take time to communicate, so you may validate assumptions and confirm the facts. Let go of the need to be ‘right’. Ask yourself whether you can be the first to forgive instead of needing to have the last word.

This Full Moon will be conjunct to Chiron, an energy that brings sensitivity to self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy. This can trigger even more defensive behavior and especially the urge to prove yourself. There will also be an opportunity to become more aware of unconscious defenses and fears, especially of appearing ‘weak’ to others, as well as the urge to put up a strong front in order to preserve a certain persona or reputation. Letting go of the what you believe others think about you can be a powerful key to release now.

Balancing strong Aries energy now will involve communication, patience and trust. Humility will be key as well as recognizing where your ego-defenses are triggered => these can show up as feeling inferior or needing to assert superiority over others, needing to prove yourself, or trying to control another person’s behavior and/or beliefs. With powerful retrograde influences from the outer planets still in effect, this Full Moon continues to point to deep introspection, integration and release. This can involve discovering unconscious fears and self-doubt that is showing up as inaction or resistance to change.

Mars squaring both Saturn and Pluto now points to the need to redefine your idea of who you are in more honest terms, reconnecting with YOUR innermost ambitions, desires and inspirations. You may need to take in a dose of reality so that you can let go of fighting against the flow of life. In the coming weeks, there may also be a need to let go of a certain ‘mask’ you have been trying to make fit for yourself so that you may have the freedom to express yourself more authentically.

Key Themes of the Aries Full Moon

  • Internal exploration and the discovery of personal truths
  • Impulsively expressing your opinions and desires
  • Overcoming self-doubt
  • Making important personal decisions
  • A desire for greater freedom and independence
  • Feeling a fundamental need to have a greater sense ‘purpose’ in your life

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Questions to Ask with this Full Moon

  • Am I able to feel confident and proud of who I am, without needing to prove it?
  • How is self-doubt showing up in my life? Where am I holding myself back because of fear or past failures?
  • Am I open and honest about myself in my relationships? Do I contribute to a strong foundation of trust by communicating my desires and feelings, and if not, what is holding me back?
  • Do my personal and professional relationships truly support me in achieving my greatest potential?
  • How are my stress levels and how am I managing them through self-care, healthy boundaries and realistic expectations?  How has my stress been manifesting physically in my body?

2020 Aries Full Moon ‘POWER PERIOD’

We feel the heightened energy of a Full Moon about 3 days before and after it occurs; I call this the Full Moon Power Period. Those who have their natal Sun, Moon, Ascendant or other key placements in the Power Period signs will feel the influence of this Full Moon most intensely.

  • Sept 28- 30th in Pisces
  • Oct 1 – 2nd in Aries
  • Oct 3- 4th in Taurus

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Tuning Into The Healing Energy of Full Moons

Being healed doesn’t mean that the pain never existed.  It means you have evolved to a place where it no longer controls your life.

Working consciously with the energy of the Full Moon means that you can tap into its power to bring awareness to residual emotions from past experiences and/or self-limiting beliefs that may be operating beneath the level of conscious awareness.  By consciously acknowledging these energies, you allow for the opportunity to cleanse and heal pain, grief or other traumas.  During the Full Moon, your sensitivities are heightened – you are literally FEELING more intensely and the potential for healing can be accessed by leaning into and exploring the emotions that arise.  Feeling is the first step towards healing.  You can use the energy of the Full Moon to;

  • Forgive yourself as well as others
  • Release emotional emotional ‘charges’
  • Integrate past experiences, acknowledging the associated lesson or wisdom and taking on a fresh perspective
  • Evolve out of a victim mentality
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the unconscious desires, fears or needs that drive your behavior


Exaggerations or Shadows of Aries Energy:

The Moon influences the emotions which guide our desires and decisions around our sense of security.  

With the heightened energetic influence of the Full Moon, be mindful of these excessive tendencies so that you may work consciously to bring your emotions into balance:

  • Overconfidence or an inflated ego
  • Aggressive confrontation; bullying
  • The urge to quit if challenged
  • Neglecting to communicate one’s feelings or needs
  • Struggling to tackle too much without asking for help

Aries energy is confident, independent and headstrong but can also alienate others through aggressive or competitive behavior when it is exaggerated.  This is a great time to take control of your situation, to make positive changes for yourself, expressing your needs and desires confidently.

On the other hand, remember that you can benefit from inviting others to help when you are in need, or lend creative ideas for solving a challenge you face.  Aries represents the archetype of the warrior, and can sometimes forget that it doesn’t have to rely only on itself for survival.  When this energy is strong (or in excess), it’ to remind yourself that you are not alone!


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