What have you been striving toward since the spring? This is the week to cash in and collect your comeuppance. New moons take six months to reach their corresponding full moon, and Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. The harvest moon is full circle, baby—a time to see the results of your brave actions.
Back on April 3rd, we experienced an intense Aries new moon. That week, there were a record-breaking SEVEN planets in Aries. Translation: anything you started near that date was turbo-charged with kinetic energy. It was sort of like planting a super-crop (without the genetic engineering, thankyouverymuch). If things have felt extreme lately, this is why. Momentum has gathered as the Aries full moon has approached. Hopefully, we’ll get a little bit of a break after this week.
Here are some practical actions and rituals to tap into the Aries full moon:
Aries is the zodiac’s most entitled sign, and while too much of this energy can be obnoxious, there’s something to the whole “squeaky wheel gets the oil” theory. What do you really, really need support with in your life? What have you been too timid to ask for, fearing that people won’t like you? The Aries full moon urges you to summon some chutzpah speak up! Courage is this zodiac sign’s specialty, so be a gallant hero for yourself, a loved one, or a cause. What could you ask for today, even in the face of your own fear?
Aries is the sign of the self, the star, the solopreneur. It’s time to go forth and bravely do your own thang. If you’ve been sticking around in a bad situation (or a “bad romance,” to quote Aries Lady Gaga), you might want to cut your losses and move on. This is your day to evaluate: do your efforts since the spring justify pouring any more energy into this?
Caution: we’re not suggesting you rashly cut people out of your life, or march into your job and flip your boss the bird. Thoughtful consideration is a must before you act this week. The Aries full moon also makes loose contact with radical Uranus, the planet of individuality and sudden changes. Aries is one of the zodiac’s most headstrong signs. Look deep: is this hotheadedness, or is there truly a point? Anger is definitely on the rise at this full moon. The key is not to REACT, but to make a self-affirming and soul-affirming move…to act FOR what you want, rather than against what you don’t.
Aries is the zodiac’s baby, as its first sign. It’s never touched a hot stove, had an idea shot down, or second-guessed itself. Much like The Fool card in the Tarot deck, which depicts a merry traveler walking off a cliff, there’s an air of blissful ignorance that has its merits. Go into your bubble for a day. Write down whatever you’ve become jaded, hardened and skeptical about. Let go of your past, even if you just suspend it for an hour. What becomes possible now?
Arson charges? Oh please, no. But an angry letter that you need to get off your chest? That picture of a hateful ex? A rant about how unfair something is that you just can’t get over, no matter how much yoga you do? Light the matches and go. Aries is a fire sign. While fire destroys, it also cleanses. So get whatever it is that you’re raging about onto paper, or into a heap, and let the inferno purify the energy.
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