Full Moon in Aries: Jefa Vibes Ahead

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We are emerging from a Libra season with six planets in retrograde (review & renew) and a focus on nurturing our relationships, social engagements, and beauty. Now, the Full Moon in Aries (pioneer/warrior) arrives on Wednesday, October 20 at 10:56 a.m. ET/7:56 a.m. impatiently pushing us towards more passion, focus on self, and forward motion!

The Venusian Libra season ran from September 22 to October 22 and was a lovely opportunity to review and give more attention to our relationships. The air sign, which also rules the 7th house of partnership, focused on romantic partners, business associates, and colleagues. If folks made the cut, there is still something to be learned, created, or experienced together! 

With at least four planets that were retrograde now going direct and the sun in Libra about to shift to the sign of Scorpio, a full moon arrives charging forward with a need for speed and a taste for success.

¡Candela pura!

As you may have guessed, the tension between the lovely Libra and the assertive Aries will highlight where we’ve given too much, where we need boundaries, and will fire us up to focus on ourselves. Aries, a cardinal fire sign, and the first sign of the zodiac is all about taking the lead and winning at all costs, so it’s wise to stay grounded and not trample on the other players. 

We can play — we can even play hard — but it’s not wise for it to be at the expense of our relationships, integrity, or peace of mind. 

Now, for some, it may be trampling. For others, it can be a deep dive in la cama and not solo! This Libra-Aries tension can be perfect for some downtime with your partner or lover; channeling your drive into a primal passion can be good for the soul and your relationship! 

Fiery Aries is symbolized by the Ram and ruled by Mars, known as the planet of action, energy, movement, aggression, and sex. This sign also rules the first house in the zodiac natal chart and represents the self, appearance, early childhood, and personality. 

Aries sun folks are often perceived as impulsive, direct, driven, and at times childlike and energetic. Anyone with Sun in Aries likes to win. Those with several Aries placements are big on initiating projects, starting a passionate debate, and seeing the big picture of a vision over the details.

Jefa vibes abound, so get going!

 According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, this full moon is called the Hunter’s Moon because it was a sign for Native Americans to gather meat for the winter as they prepared for the cold months ahead.

In our own way, this Full Moon in Aries at the end of the year may inspire us to go for the promotion or bonus or work overtime to ensure there is secured financial flow through the next months into the new year. 

If you’ve been thinking of starting a side hustle, be sure that this assertive and driven energy will be exactly what you need!

The sun in Libra and Moon in Aries isn’t the only luminaries in the sky, and it’s important to note that this moon is in opposition to its ruling planet, Mars, which is in Libra. This particular opposition fires us up with determination and a deep urgency to get things done asap.

The moon (emotions, nurturing, mother) also activates a square to Pluto (transformation) in ambitious Capricorn. This sets the stage for challenging situations or decisions that highlight power struggles and toxic behavior within and without.

In other words, if you’ve been acting on your goals but secretly self-sabotaging with relationships, addictions, or other toxic behavior, you’ll most likely come face-to-face with your lack of cohesion and make hard choices so you can actually achieve what you’ve been working for.

 If it’s not your own behavior that gets a decisive shift, it can be a confrontation that finally comes to the surface and brings the cold truth to light so both parties can finally know where they stand. 

If anyone has been spreading gossip or casually throwing mal de ojo at your progress, breathe easy. This energy will bring it forward, and you don’t have to do a thing but let the truth set the situation free. No matter what comes to light, stay on the path, don’t give your precious energy to any office warfare. Just keep rising!

Full Moon Intensity 

Full moons will intensify the current themes of action and impatience and bring to the surface any deep anger or upset you may have been in denial about. Yes, it’s time to face our disappointments, possible self-sabotage, and limiting mindsets so we can integrate our inner champion and move forward with confidence and courage rather than anger and vengeance. 

Remember that full moons have always been a time of emotions running high, and it’s important not to overreact. Assess your goals and your definition of success, and make sure that no part of that carries the energy of showing up to an ex-partner or ex-boss who may have underestimated you. 

Let the old expression, “success is the best revenge,” burn in the flames and instead rise from the post-retrograde flames, born anew and ready to soar!

Full moons are seen as culminating points in astrological cycles, and we need to look at the corresponding new moon (the opposite of a full moon when the sky appears completely dark) in the same sign. Look for narratives that were happening at that time to understand situations, patterns, or relationships that have reached their end. 

For this Full moon, look at the New Moon in Aries, April 2021. 

Tapping into Your Own Fire

Take a moment to pull out your journal and then look at where you were with various narratives and priorities in your life on New Moon in Aries, April 2021. Gather your candle, favorite pen, and get comfy. Close your eyes, take a couple of deep breaths, and let yourself flow with what shows up!

  • What was really important for me to accomplish back in April, and is it still important? Has there been progress, or is there a new, more powerful goal inspiring me now? 
  • How do I define success? Is it the definition based on what society or my parents want me to adopt? If I allow myself to answer truthfully, what is a real success for me?
  • Is my plan or what I am doing to create and enjoy the life I imagine giving me what I want? Have I been postponing too much to get there?
  • If you have a partner: When was the last time I had some deeply intimate times with my partner? Is it time to get away and reconnect?

Breathe in deeply and imagine yourself at your best. You may close your eyes for this part. 

  • What lights you up? What fills you with energy and joy? What would make you feel more confident at this time? How can you get more of that- now? 
  • Is there something I really, really want and I have been holding back?  Why? Is it time to let yourself live it fully?

Remember that, like the skies, we are constantly in motion, and our priorities may shift as we grow and discover new aspects of ourselves. It’s okay to let go of a dream that no longer fires you up and to pursue an uncharted path! 

You’ve got this. No matter what sign you are, you have the Full Moon lighting up an area of your natal chart and getting a fire under your booty to get yourself moving! 

A jefa is as a jefa does, so go jefa-it up!