Blast Off! Forecast for the 2012 Aries Full Moon

By Kathy Biehl

September 29-30, 2012
8:20 PM PDT/ 11:20 PM EDT / 3:20 AM GMT
7 Aries 22 / 7 Libra 22

Enough of this processing business. It’s time for action.

You’ve gone about as far as you can stand just sitting with all those shifts and twists and eruptions you’ve been mulling over, dreaming about and generally hammering into a concept of reality that makes sense to you.

All the energy that has been building up — frustration, excitement, anger, a whirring that you can’t put a label to — is hitting critical mass.

You — and everyone, and everything — are on the brink of putting aside conscious, rational thought and simply exploding, erupting, jumping from fences and out of stuck places and leaping, boldly, wildly, impulsively.

That’s exactly what Saturday’s Aries Full Moon is inciting. It has the power of dynamite with a short fuse, and it’ll be lit before you realize what’s happened.

This is the moment you take to heart the change imperative of the Uranus/Pluto square. Those agents of uncontrollable and unavoidable change are still locked in the conflict that peaked September 19. This weekend the Sun and the Moon join them in the ring.

Awakening, rebellious Uranus, thrower of lightning bolts, monkey wrenches and bricks, is the last planet the Sun and the Moon contact before facing off with each other. Mind and heart bristle with electricity, nervousness, crazy and unsettling world-tilting possibilities and the call of the wild.

The Moon is especially susceptible to them, with Uranus as her closest companion. Hearts will engage. Emotions will catch fire. Action will follow, with little or no time (or inclination) to check your fuel gauge or the direction you’re facing or the safety on your gun (metaphoric, please). If you’ve been lacking in nerve, boy, howdy, is an injection of it coming.

The resulting outbursts (and the weekend) are going to dynamic, rollicking, boisterous, perhaps maddening, and anything but neat and tidy. The time is past, for the moment, of sitting back, watching and singing “Que Sera, Sera” while you try to talk yourself into the philosophical approach to frustrating developments. Assertive action is finally possible, allowed and called for. We may be simulating lids blowing off pressure cookers.

As the Sun and Moon link up with the Uranus/Pluto square, they are creating a configuration called a t-square (two opposing bodies and one directly between them). Pressure from the Sun, at one end, and the Moon and Uranus, at the other, is funneling into Pluto in Capricorn, who is dredging muck and demons up from the basements of our psyches and performing extensive, fundamental remodeling of our personal and societal structures.

The pressure challenges us to Do Something About Them. A lot of that Something will take the form of ending, for well and good, situations that are teetering, rotting, withering or on life support. Saturn is at the final degree of Libra, in his final days in the sign, finishing a two and a half year review course in relationships — what we believe about them, what we accept in them, what we bring to them, and what we are no longer willing to do or accept.

As a result, some Full Moon leaping will involve breaking free at last from ties that we have not been able to shed. The shackles aren’t all relationship-related, of course. For the past two and a half years Saturn has been challenging each of us to behave with more commitment and responsibility in the Libra house(s) of our chart. We’re finishing up, perhaps even mastering, those lessons now, while simultaneously completing the larger cycle of maturity that launched in 1983, when Saturn last departed Libra for Scorpio.

Some of that Something will take the form of leaping into the new as well. We’re in a distinct moment of gear shift in relationships. New ones are forming as old ones are leaving. The new ones bear the imprint of the Uranus/Pluto change dictates, as well as the hoof marks from leaping rams bounding into them with abandon.

A couple of caveats, as you head into the fray. Orient yourself. Face the direction you want to explore. You are not likely to check your coordinates when the motivation goes off in you. And stretch beforehand; otherwise running or jumping from a standing position could strain a muscle.

As I keep saying….have fun!

© Kathy Biehl 2012. All Rights Reserved. You may forward this article as long as the copyright notice is intact. No part may be used or reprinted without my prior written permission. Karma, ya know.

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