At 4:23 am, October 16 2016 (UTC time) The Moon opposed The Sun at 23 Aries-Libra.
What I found useful was to focus on the part of myself that does not speak through the language of emotion, intellect, intuition – and so on.
It´s that primal spark of consciousness that simply IS.
The more you tune into, or simply .. be-come that … spark, the more you will (almost paradoxically) find your place with all Else.
The energy of this Full Moon, especially with Eris (23 Aries) and Uranus (22) Aries) conjunct the Moon is volatile. So much of the Self is bring broken down and, in that process, re-constructed and re-signified through new structures of consciousness.
For an overview of Eris/Uranus and a guided egg meditation to assist with coping in its more extreme forms, go to:
Much of this process challenges us to move past our ideals of how the Rising Feminine ought to be expressed or embodied. I can see now why the post on Avalokiteśvara / Kwan Yin as a man emerged when it did ( Link:http://wp.me/p4OUNS-1xc ) and why it evoked the responses that it did.
Ultimately, the path that Goddess takes us on is a transmutative one. One that dissolves the body, the form, the mind´s idea of who we are, i.e. the separations that create a limitation we use to define selfhood. At the end of the day, we see that these are but props in shadow-theatre – dissolving back into the Mist as we part the veils of Maya.
The Sun´s conjunction with Hephaistos (21 Libra) and Haumea (23 Libra) paint a different version of that picture. We are asked the use the primal fires that are stoked at this time in the creation of bridges, of partnerships that honor the Self-and-The Other.
Forgiveness, release and alchemy accompany this powerful process of description, creation and change. As does the potential for healing.
Deep, deep, healing.
In human terms, it relates strongly to the wounded-healing-distorted-neglected-overemphasized relationship we may have with aspects of the Masculine/Feminine binary – in the relationships that structure our external worlds, and our internal ones.
Those with placements near 21-23 Cancer/Capricorn will experience this alignment intensely as a Cardinal T-Square / Grand Cardinal Cross.
You will also see a connection with the Aries New Moon (7 April 2016, Article: http://wp.me/p4OUNS-10u ), whose seeds of intent and energy are culminating now, with the Aries Full Moon.
Now … I could wax on about every other astrological alignment that happened at the same time, but I would rather not over-intellectualize this piece. It goes against the very grain of what is Aries.
And… Aries simply IS.
To sum up this Full Moon:
As we find the Self, we dissolve it.
As we dissolve the Self, we find it.
Blessings and Love to All.
Post & Image ´Bairavee at Terengganu Museum´ © Bairavee Balasubramaniam, 2016. All rights reserved.