Sometimes what happens just after a full moon is just as surprising as what happens right before or during. This just past (October 15th) Full Moon 23 degrees Aries conjunct Uranus would be one of those moons. Aries is the sign of initiation and Uranus is the planet of change. There is a lot we have recently left behind, whether by force or conscious choice. These combinations have produced do-or-die type situations and sensations in which the only way is through – there is no turning back. Things that were once identified with as real and true are revealing themselves as phantoms and crumbling like the dead leaves of late autumn. I previously used the scene of Andy’s Escape from the movie Shawshank Redemption as a visual example of an emotional current coinciding with this Full Moon:
Aries’ ruling planet Mars is moving into a conjunction to Pluto in Capricorn as they trine the North Node in Virgo, exact on October 19th. This is an aspect that “takes no prisoners” and is about getting a job done and getting it done right, no matter the cost or hard work that is entailed. It is time to recognize the myriad lies and stories we have collected and been taught about ourselves and our world through the ages as just that – lies and stories, and to step forward as the writers of our own scripts and builders of new foundations. This might seem like doing the impossible, but that’s what makes it so liberating.
The Dark Goddess and all aspects of feminine power and rage has also been strongly featured with this Full Moon that was in conjunction with Eris. Some have experienced her energy in beautiful, inspiring ways and others in soul wrenching ways. The archetype of Lyssa came to mind, as the Greek goddess of mad frenzy and rage, daughter of the night goddess Nyx, sprung from the blood of Uranus. She who causes insanity in humans and rabies in animals is yet another expression of the demonized Feminine.
The Full Moon was also conjunct asteroid Ceres along with Uranus, encouraging self-nurturing individuality and a do-it-yourself approach in general. As this polarized with Libra, many relationships have been taking on new notes and expressions of freedom, versus ownership and possessiveness over the past several days.
There is no way to fully predict the outcome of aspects highlighted by Uranus. Prejudices, false beliefs, and many old attachments must be released, lest they be ruthlessly torn away. It is a time of awakening and rebirth. At this time of year (in the Northern hemisphere) the veils thin and become lifted. Our spiritual eyes become opened and alert to that which is not normally visible.
Venus enters Sagittarius on the 18th, which may come as a relief as the focus shifts from intense interactions and broiling feelings to playfulness and adventure.