The coming week will open up with this incredible lunar eclipse happening in the morning hours this Monday the 28th, influencing the whole week ahead.The total eclipse will paint the moon red, which pretty much explains what this lunation is going to be about. This is a wild, fiery, sensitive, impulsive and very motivated Moon. Its position in Aries suggests we will be promoting ourselves more than ever before, we will actively pursue our goals, passions whatever they might be. Self interest at its highest with the desire to achieve, accomplish or initiate something will be very strong. We do not however want to get carried away to much. With the current retrograde Mercury in Libra together with the sun, the emphasis is on cooperation and diplomacy. Think before you act in the days around this moon. Its a great time to initiate many things but it has to be done with discretion. The balancing act will be a demanding issue. On the other hand, this might be a time when to much Libra weighing is not good for us. As we consider all the options, and think which one to choose, that’s all we do, unable to make a decision. This Aries moon in the beginning of this week might expedite our decision making process, giving us courage, and motivation to take a stand, to choose. Seeking harmony and balance is of great importance, but there can be no balance if we do not assert and express our own desires and interests. Make yourself and your wishes known to the world during this Aries Moon. It is the only way to start the whole balancing act. Yes the individual energies will clash during this week, but that is how it has to be. Putting yourself out here is a challenge, but the only way for the world to see, accept and acknowledge you.
As this is the full moon it is also the high point of this lunar month. Its influence will bring things to a conclusion, its harvest time. Issues we dealt with around the solar eclipse on September 13th, whatever we started or planted at that time, it is during this full moon, that certain issues will reach maturity, things will come into fruition. This moon will influence our relationships the most. Relationships with our selves, with our environment, people, the world and universe in general. How balanced are we? How assertive are we? Do we express our desires, do we pursue our goals? How do we engage with others, fairly, unfairly? How do we respect our selves? How do we feel, in balance with others or is something missing? Do we feel like we are treated unfairly? Is there a feeling of injustice, do we want compensation for something?
Trying to get what you think you deserve, what you want, need crave for, and trying to get it in the right way by cooperating with others will be the main theme of the upcoming week. The need to stand for ourselves, for our wants and desires, the need to be more assertive, and the desire to re-balance things if needed will be very important for many people. As getting what one wants will not necessarily be possible, anger, conflict, frustration and emotional upsets will be common. Respond to these energies with the energy of the retrograde Mercury. Contemplate your words and actions. The energy of the ‘winged messenger’ can be used to find new and better ways of communicating with others. We can actively, boldly express our thoughts and perceptions without hurting, upsetting people, but making them understand. These will go along way in establishing greater cooperation.
The moon is the archetype of feminine energy, the sensitive, the motherly, the caring goddess. This full moon also joins together the three other archetypes of feminine energy. The three goddesses, asteroids Juno, the married woman, Vesta, the old wise crone and Black Moon Lilith, the wild and sexually charged nymph will additionally influence the energy of this full Moon. We will need to recognize and accept these influences during this lunation. The trick will lie in sensitive, caring and active approach to our own needs and the needs of other people. We will need to use the wisdom of Vesta, the ability of cooperating Juno and the wild passion and drive of Lilith. Which aspect of this feminine energy will you pursue in your relationship with yourself, your desires, needs, and how will you use the triplicity of this feminine energy when dealing with others.
How will you engage, respond during this week? What will you initiate, start or end during this week? Assert yourself and approach others with self confidence, passion, but remember to seek the balance and harmony.