this full moon in aries arrives on the evening of september 28th and will hit its peak on september 29th at 4.58AM CST.
the full moon that happens nearest to the fall equinox (september 22 or 23) always takes on the name “harvest moon.” unlike other full moons, this full moon rises at nearly the same time—around sunset—for several evenings in a row, giving farmers several extra evenings of moonlight and allowing them to finish their harvests before the frosts of fall arrive.
while september’s full moon is usually known as the harvest moon, if october’s full moon happens to occur closer to the equinox than september’s, it takes on the name “harvest moon” instead. in this case, september’s full moon is referred to as the corn moon.
ON TO THE ASTROLOGY.
this full moon occurs when the sun in libra forms an opposition to the moon in aries. the full moon is a time of culmination and the promise of fulfillment of that which was started at the new moon. it is an emotional time – a time of romance, fertilization, and relationships.
the aries-libra polarity is a relationship axis, where aries represents “self,” and libra represents “other.” where aries is about self-assertion, libra is about compromise.
through the energy of the libra sun, we are aware of the need for relationships and all that comes with maintaining them–compromising, negotiating, graciousness, and balancing. the aries moon, on the other hand, is self-assertive, leading, and personally courageous.
this full moon urges us to strike a balance between meeting our personal needs and attending to the needs of a significant other, and between independence or autonomy and dependence or companionability.
the libra sun is diplomatic, equality-minded, and fair-minded. the aries moon, however, values authenticity over tact and is energized by independent efforts. the full moon illuminates this conflict.
neglecting either end of the aries-libra axis will surely backfire on us. ideally, we find a balance between the two energies, and this is what the full moon invites us to do.
this full moon is about emotional declarations. something has been building inside of us, likely of a personal nature, and now is the time when the energy of the cosmos fairly demands that we let it out. over the upcoming weeks, we will discover what this declaration means for us. for now, we can’t sit on our feelings. we need to express them.
the full moon illuminates the conflict between “me” and “you,” and between autonomy and sharing. with the moon full and bright in the sky, symbolic illumination occurs in our own lives. however, these new feelings and revelations are emotional ones, as there is a sense of emotions bursting forth into our consciousness. it’s time to express ourselves and to let things out of our systems. of course, we might want to exercise some care while doing so, knowing that what is coming out of us is new and not particularly rational.
this lunation reminds us to consider how we are honoring ourselves in the context of our close relationships. new revelations can occur now, particularly in the areas of our physical bodies, leadership skills, our ability to initiate and begin new things, and our close partnerships. we’re brave, determined, and resourceful.
THINGS TO CONSIDER THIS FULL MOON:
- are you honoring yourself enough?
- are you honoring others' needs above your own?
- are you making room for your individual self in your relationship?
CRYSTALS THAT CAN COME IN HANDY DURING THIS TIME:
goldstone, for ambition.
amazonite, for courage.
kyanite, for speaking your truth.
sunstone, for self-worth.