Welcome to the Full Moon in Aries. Aries is masculine cardinal fire; cardinal signs take action, and fire burns through things. Aries is symbolized by the ram which has come to represent male fertility, aggression, and courage. The Moon in Aries can be impatient, and spontaneous, the “just do it” sign. Emotional issues may take precedent and emotions stir the desire for activity which can lead to impulsive decisions-depending on how this Moon hits your chart, that can prove to be positive or negative, so if throwing caution to the wind means you accidentally spend the rent money, then this is going to mean you have to take the extra time to think things through, like maybe I don’t need to spend $150 on one ring, and the fact that I lost the jewelers business card could prove to be a good thing for me! Aries is all about the “me” and may not be conscious of coming off as harsh to others. With 11th house energies, the house of friends, we need to be much more mindful of how our words affect those around us.
The Sun in Libra helps that balance a little as our conscious personality becomes energized with Libra’s social grace and charm. The Libra Sun has a calming effect on the aggressive Aries Moon, and can help put that assertiveness to better use.
The opposition also includes the planet Mercury, the planet of intellect and mental activity which can aid the Sun in calming down the volatile Moon emotions. How these two power houses hit your chart will better determine the meaning of this transit for you. Mercury is reflective and equality minded, easily accepting ideas and thoughts of others.
Mars is the planet of vitality, and also assertiveness. In Aquarius Mars gives us an inner drive to improve, and helps stabilize that ego nature.
The square with Saturn continues to remind us of our present karmic energies.
Today in the hebrew is the 16th of the month of Tishrei, and the beginning of Sukkot, the holiday that celebrates the israelites being sheltered in the wilderness. From Kabbalah.info, we find:
“The holiday of Sukkot represents an essential change of values. By changing our values—from individualistic and egoistic to connective and altruistic—we will be able to create a safe, harmonious and happy world.”
The impulse to satisfy those things that we want individually, can better serve the soul to share those things. When I was a kid, my grandmother told me, the way to give a gift to someone is to find something that you yourself love, and share that – find the person in your life that it will bless. At the new moon, we talked about the body being the containment of a god, since man is created in that image. The Zohar teaches that Tishrei is a month we receive an abundant opportunity to recreate ourselves; so what is the image of god you see in yourself. Are you the person you wish to be? From the song by Switchfoot called “This is your Life,”
This is your life, are you who you want to be?
This is your life, is it everything you dreamed that it would be?
When the world was younger and you had everything to lose
Aries gives us the energy, the will, the drive, and the assertiveness to be, become if necessary, anyone or anything we want. You may think, well, I’m such and such age and it’s a little late for that… nonsense..people at 80 are still running marathons. The person that I see when I wake up in the morning may seem like she’s an older person, but we fix ourselves up, take our vitamins, eat a healthy breakfast, put on a fresh wig, and our copperfit pants that hold it all together, and we’re a different person than what we saw in the mirror. Mercury’s sense of intellect says however, take a siesta in the middle of the day if necessary.
With the sun fully in the energies of Libra, (Tishrei), the hebrew letter creating the month is the letter Lamed. Kabbalah says the letter lamed is the only letter that goes into the upper spiritual world connecting us to the source of our existence.
From Inner.org, in the letters of one of the rabbis, the full spelling of the letter Lamed is, lamed-mem-dalet, short for the phrase, “lev meivin da’at,” a heart that understands knowledge. In the garden story, Adam is said to represent the secret of the brain, and Eve is said to represent the secret of the heart. “And Adam knew his wife,” indicating the gift of male to female relating to the secret of knowledge. Knowledge is the hidden sephira of Da’at located on the central column just below the upper triad and above the physical abyss. Why is it hidden? Knowledge is available to anyone who seeks it but not everyone has the wisdom to ask the right questions, or the spirit of discernment to align themselves with their own truth, so sometimes we think something sounds good and we try to make it fit; whereas truth simply is.
The letter lamed represents the card of Adjustment (Justice in most decks) in the Thoth Tarot, and the 22nd path on the Tree of Life connecting Tiphareth (beauty) with Gevurah (severity or judgment). “Balance each thought against it’s exact opposite…for the marriage of these is the anniliation of illusion.” Aleister Crowley – Book of the Law.
The sephira of Gevurah, (severity) is the sphere of Aries and Mars resonating with strength, power, pure energy, and force. It’s the tough love of the Tree. Tiphareth is the sephira of the Sun in your chart and shows where you express your highest good and teaches when we balance giving and receiving, masculine and feminine, judgment with forgiveness is when we most feel the presence of our higher selves.
For any newcomers – we’ve moved into doing a guided meditation on the tree of life path associated with the energies of the day. The guided meditation is taken from Chic Cicero’s Book Scrying on the Tree of Life with the corresponding solfeggio frequency tuning into the background. Chic Cicero writes:
“The “Faithful Intelligence” relates this path to the concept of amen26 or “faith.” Amen also has the additional meanings of “so mote it be,” “loyalty,” and “steadfastness.” Those who remain faithful or loyal to the will of the Eternal, benefit from this allegiance by receiving an increase in “spiritual virtues.” They also receive divine protection by dwelling under the “shadow” of the Eternal.[as in sukkot] The Faithful Intelligence increases and dispenses the energies of the divine life-force in an equilibrated and just manner. The Hebrew letter Lamed means “ox goad,” a tool used to guide an ox in the proper direction and out of harm’s way. Sometimes the lessons students must learn are harsh but necessary. ” [as in tough love]
Path emblem: A white feather [Scrying the Tree of Life – emphasis added]
Path of Lamed