This full moon is in Aries at 10.51 am on 8th October 2014. I’m writing this full moon a little late because it’s been and still will be a ridiculously busy week. I’m currently at Process Work training in World Work, working on deep political, economical, social and spiritual issues. In a way, there is no divide between the spiritual and social, they are one and the same, but how often do we separate them out, not allowing them to coexist. How often do we walk by someone who needs us, needs someone and tell ourselves a story about why we shouldn’t stop.
We are gearing up for eclipse season and this season is particularly interesting seeing as we have a Uranus conjunct the South Node. Eclipses bring endings and beginnings, and open things up for the new to enter into our lives. This could be something like a new awareness or something more consensus reality, like an ending of a job. The Sun squared Pluto earlier this week, which highlights power dynamics, possible struggles, and with Venus squaring Pluto at this full moon, it might feel like the world is happening to us and we are not in control. For some Librans and Taureans it might be harder work, as your ruler is Venus.
This full moon also has a very distinctive Uranus flavour. Uranus is an outer planet which is responsible for raising consciousness. Add in a full moon and you get amped up consciousness raising opportunities, although it could feel like it comes at a price or in a less than smooth way. Some breakthroughs need to be shocked through us, otherwise we just wouldn’t get it, that’s what Uranus does. It rules the nervous system, so our nerves and energy might feel very electric right now. It’s unlikely that this full moon will slip by unseen, and its probable that its going to bring some fast, sharp, clear revelations, perhaps elucidating awareness that we have our soul’s have been yearning for for years. If we don’t slow down our communication, which Mercury asks of us at this time, then Uranus will be running hotshot over events.
Aries-Libra axis is about relationships. During this World Work seminar, we are learning a lot about how we can live with one another, and how it’s also imperative that when we don’t speak the same language we don’t rush into smoothing over differences because we are scared of staying in conflict. I don’t think it’s impossible to reconcile our differences and come together at this time, but it’s going to be a hell of a lot harder. It’s perhaps not the time to come together, not through the mind anyway, we are not going to be able to patch up our differences easily through talking and thinking, not with the really big issues anyway. Its ok to notice our separateness, how we are not connected and it is ok to enjoy that difference. It’s never that much fun being in the separateness, but it’s a part of the journey and necessary at times to come closer together.
But we still need to ask as human beings – what do we all have in common, what actually bind us, what are we all striving and looking for? What needs and goals do we share? Where can we agree, even if it’s that we agree to disagree? How can we live with our diversity without hating the other for being so different? The reality is, on some levels we are all very different, but at the core, we are all the same. We need to know at moment to moment level where, what reality, we are thinking, feeling, speaking and acting from – where we are united or where we are different, and which do we need to express.
Its impossible to live without relationship, we are always in relationship, in every moment, with everything. We are never islands, although it might feel that way at times. How do we make islands of ourselves and create a world where we think it’s ok to perpetuate that level of existence?
With Mercury turned retrograde a few days ago, its time to go inward again and identify the reality within, this is what helps us find common ground. From being deeply connected in with our bodies, which these three weeks are an opportunity for, we can then navigate from a more compassionate place. A place of feeling and it is feeling, at its deeper level, that stops us splitting off from one another. I don’t want to prioritise feeling over thinking, but we need a balance and we are currently out of balance in western culture. In the western world we prioritise a more left brained approach, it just needs balancing and deeper feelings need to be brought in (this is not the same as emotion).
Over the next few days, when Mercury and the full moon dynamics are at their peak, notice when we get lost in the overwhelming and at times needless communication of our lives. Right now, its like we are speaking different languages, and if we are not careful and refuse to follow what Mercury asks of us, then our experience of miscommunication will deepen. If your computer or phone breaks, then take it as a signal to stop going outside to communicate and start with the communication that you are having internally with yourself, communicate with the outside from within yourself.