We interrupt the regularly scheduled Mercury Retrograde to talk about one major transits of this year, The Full Moon in Aries/ Lunar Eclipse. With the current chaos of Pluto in Capricorn Squaring Mercury in Libra and Uranus in Aries opposing Mercury, we now add the intense energy of a Lunar eclipse to one of the most erratic full Moon's of the zodiac. A Full Moon in Aries, a fiery moon, is one of the most challenging placements for the moon. Aries, as the first or Cardinal fire sign, is focuses upon ego and personal requirements. In combination with the Moon, a planet of emotional sensitivity, security and basic needs, the two signs make for a volatile mix. This full Moon at best is an honest, assertive, affirming force and, at it worst, an aggressive, insecure, selfish, moody one.
Starting on September 27 2015 at 8:00 PM PDT when the Moon enters Aries, a Lunar Eclipse will begin 6:07 PDT/ 9:07 EDT. the Eclipse occurs before "Moonrise" for the West coast, making it non visible for us, but visible for Central, Mountain and Eastern zones. The Moon, which will be in the Earth's shadow, will take on a reddish hue, hence the "Blood Moon" moniker. Also, this Moon is one of the few times the moon will be the closest to the Earth or in Perigee. Because of it's position it will be is called the Harvest Moon or "SuperMoon". It's such a rare position that will not occur again till 2033.
Eclipses tend to flip the script the Planet they effect(Sun and Moon are "Planets" for astrological purposes). Lunar Eclipse's bring to the surface the raw needs and emotions that Moon embodies, coupled with energy of the sign that the Moon transits through i.e a Moon in Aries is the Moon travelling through the sign or area of ARies. At this time you may encounter deeply personal needs, strong emotions, premonitions and intense memories . With the Eclipse suppressing the Sun's, logical, rational insights, you may find that it brings up deep feelings and emotional issues that are possibly uncomfortable ones. Combined it with the ongoing Mercury Retrograde and this full moon promises to be a transit like no other.
You should strive to be open and accepting of whatever feelings come up. Old issues or matters from the past may come to forefront at this time, demanding resolution. You are encouraged recognize the issue but not seek to solve it right now. Simply know that the matter(s) exists and work to remedy it/them once the Mercury retrograde is over on October 9th.
Full Moons govern psychic abilities, so it maybe be a good time for divination and Lunar rituals. Engaging in grounding activities(exercise, housecleaning, gardening) is recommended and, for with people with highly elevated moons in their charts, a little seclusion or staying at home might not be a bad idea. The effects of the Moon will last from the 27th to the 29th so don't be surprised what may occur over the course of these three days . Seek to work on existing projects as the full moon tends to give a boost towards completions and finish up old matters and works. Also, you are encouraged to avoid arguments and conflicts right now as the Moon and Mercury may urge you to say something you'll regret and possibly be subjected to misinterpretation.
Purification, purging and personalizing are the watchwords for the upcoming Lunar transit. The Moon will ask you to look inward to acknowledge what is most important to you. Working with the Eclipse and SuperMoon may help provide you with what you truly need on a core level.
Aeion is an professional astrologer and tarot card reader with 20 years of experience. His approach is based in the belief that divination should be in employed to enhance ones' life experiences, not to predetermine them. Let Astrology and Tarot be your tools for better living.