Full Moon in Aries - Identity Warrior


“Every victorious warrior draws his/her strength from the highest source; his/her love.” ― Tapan Ghosh


This month's Full Moon is on Thursday, October 1st at 5:06 pm (EDT) at 9º 8' of Aries, opposite the Sun in Libra. Aries energy has been prominent lately since that's the zodiac sign of the Mars Retrograde, which rules over this Full Moon. The dynamic between the opposing signs of Libra (Sun) and Aries (Moon) is about one's own identity and sense of self and identity in partnership/relationship.

The tension between the two signs may be amplified under the Full Moon energy.


When the Moon was new in Aries (March 24th) I wrote about how the main theme was healing the identity. Six months later, this theme has culminated, and it's now time to reflect back and on how you've healed your identity, become more of who and what you are and what action you have taken amidst all of the challenges and opportunities of this historic year.


The New Moon's Sabian Symbol was A triangle with wings.

This Full Moon's Sabian Symbol is:


A Man teaching new forms for old symbols.


Who were you back in March?


Who are you now?


Are you more YOU?


Has there been any action-oriented metamorphosis?


It's time to release any remaining shrouds of false identities, to love yourself as you are and to be sure that your identity isn't lost or compromised in your relationships and partnerships.

The Mars energy is potent, and is quite palpable for fueling your soul with courage, passion and drive to be your beautiful, sovereign self!


Full Moon in Aries Astrological Aromatherapy Blend


Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii var. motia)

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis ct. Verbenone)


Palmarosa is the signature oil for the zodiac sign of Libra. Palmarosa oil is soothing and emotionally balancing, especially when you're feeling overextended. Rosemary is the signature oil for the zodiac sign of Aries, and is wonderful for focus and clarity. I usually pick three oils for the lunar blends, but this time I wanted to focus solely on the balance between Libra and Aries energies.


There's still time to purchase the blend, and it can be ordered here.


Peace Warrior Empowerment Oracle Deck Card

Peace Warrior Empowerment Oracle deck by Colleen St. Michaels


I love this Mars/Aries warrior energy, and I love the concept of a Peace Warrior even more!

I recently purchased this deck from Colleen St. Michaels and decided to pull a card for this Full Moon. Here's the guidebook entry:


When we relinquish the illusion of having control over any other beings, thoughts, feelings or actions, only then can we move with the natural ebb and flow of life. Take ownership of what you actually have: your own thoughts, feelings and beliefs. When we try to control others by interfering or worrying, we are assuming we know what is best for them. A personal change or shift is a deeply soul-specific process. If we push someone to change, we prevent them from having their own spiritual unique growth. We have little knowledge of our own journey, much less trying to master someone else's.


I think this card's message is ideal for the Libra/Aries duality and the energy of this Full Moon.

It's also in alignment with the energy of last month's Pisces Full Moon (Control vs. Surrender) flowing into the energy of this Aries Full Moon (Self vs. The Other).


How has the Mars Retrograde been for you so far? My special Mars Retrograde service is still available. Knowing the Aries and Libra terroir of your own chart can be helpful in identifying personal themes of these energies! This is the first Full Moon of October; there's a Blue Moon in Taurus on Halloween, and the final Mercury Retrograde of 2020 will begin on October 14th, which will also primarily be ruled by Mars. Our thoughts, words and actions have so much power. We begin a new month tomorrow (my birthday month!). Look out for my October newsletter in your inbox tomorrow.


The skies are always so full of wonder.


Full Moon Healing and Blessings,