October Harvest Full Moon
Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 7:06 p.m. PDT
18 degrees and 24 minutes of Aries
This Year’s Harvest Full Moon occurs in Aries on October 11th at 10:06 pm EDT/7:06 pm PDT.
New and Full Moons, equinoxes and solstices – as well as other significant celestial events – provide an opportunity to consciously embrace powerful universal energies. Astrologically, 2011 has thus far proven a year of potent planetary aspects. These events are reflected in what indigenous cultures are calling the “Shift of the Ages“. This “shift” is a transition of human consciousness; a transition from the individual “I” to a collective awareness that we are each energetically connected to the universal whole.
The Harvest Moon is the Full Moon that occurs closest to the fall equinox. In the sign of Aries it is opposite the Sun in Libra and therefore highlights the Libra-Aries axis of the cardinal cross.You may remember that the cardinal cross is forecasting great change and the current Harvest Moon is emphasizing what the native elders are implying is essential during this great transition – partnership! We are being asked to embrace and support one another and to restore balance within, so we can sustain our relationships, especially the relationship with our planet.
Libra is the Astrological sign concerned with harmony, love, and balance within partnership; and Aries is most identified with aspects concerning freedom, independence, and self. How do we integrate these two seemingly opposites and find balance?
Integration of the Aries-Libra archetypes requires that we learn when it is appropriate to give and when it is not. Some of us were taught to believe that giving would secure love – Libra. When we give more than we receive, we sabotage the love we are seeking due to a false belief that receiving is somehow selfish – Aries. The balancing of the Aries and Libra archetypes is a conscious and harmonious dance with self and other.
We are each being called to cultivate supportive sustainable partnership in new and creative ways. The Harvest Moon reminds us to honor our most primal basic relationship – our relationship with Gaia. The harvesting of our bounty cannot occur unless we are in right relationship with the Mother that sustains us.
Copyright 2011 by Linda Kaye