Usually I start my posts out talking about me. However this time, I want to talk about you. I want to talk about how you are trying your best to get in touch with your highest self while at the same time trying to be fabulous in your everyday life. You want enlightenment but then want to go shopping after attaining it. You want to be in a job that you like but more so, one that utilizes your specific talents and passions. You don’t want to feel like you’re wasting your time, unless it’s your decision to do so on a TV binge, Instagram session, or Candy Crush marathon. You want to be open to surprise in your romantic life, but you also want a clearer understanding of the bigger picture – are you going to get married/stay married or not? Should you be a parent? That question burns even more so if you already have a child. And yes, you’re probably wondering what the hell you should do or be for Halloween. Well aren’t we all?
That is just my point. Aren’t we all? Yes, we’re all snowflakes, each one of us unique in our atomic chemistry. But at the same time, we also all strive, question, and contemplate life’s big questions. We all live inside of a world inside of our heads. We all fear. We all enjoy. We all get confused. And we all, at times, wish someone or something would just come along and say, “This is your path. Get on it and walk.” The funny thing is, this actually does happen for us all – probably daily. We receive answers to our questions in forms of things we watch or read, overheard conversations, or spurts of internal dialogue whose authenticity we then question. This collective universality of experience is extremely important to keep awareness of if one aims to be a loving, compassionate human being. And it is especially something to be aware of as we enter this Aries Full Moon.
The current astrological climate is rather aggressive in its desire to push us all toward actualizing our greater selves. Yes, it may feel like the planets and stars are always eagerly urging us in the direction of higher self-realization. Well, that’s because the Universe has that as the ultimate goal for each of us. And for each, being one’s “greater self” looks different. But we all have a specific cosmic blueprint to follow. And when the full moon is in Aries, the first sign of the Zodiac, it’s a yearly opportunity to reset your emotional clock and get on track with your precise plan.
This Aries Full Moon wants you to reconnect to an area of your life where you crave creativity, inspiration, and action. Being that it’s illuminated by the Sun in Libra, it wants you to do this while recognizing that you are one with those around you. We may not all come from the same place emotionally, physically, or mentally, but our spirits are from one source. So in order to move forward, you must see that oneness. So, you may be dealing with a soul-crushing co-worker or boss, or your significant other may be disconnected and taking it out on you. You may just be frustrated with your own stalled progress around a project, job search, or emotional quandary. Whatever the case, you must hold compassion for everyone involved so that you can then be calm and clear enough to see the path light up before you. It may just be time to leave that work or relationship situation. Or you may have a light bulb moment around a question or process you’ve been stuck in. None of this can occur when you’re pointing the finger. And that includes pointing it at the mirror.
So how are you opening yourself up to a new start within? And where have you felt a stagnancy or apprehension to make change? Trust that this new emotional beginning of some sort won’t be easy. There is struggle in it, but it’s coming from a place of love. The Universe wants you to work hard for the gifts it has in store. It wants you to take your growth seriously or else just flounder. In a way, it’s like exam time in school. So are you going to come correct and take the test? Or you just gonna doodle in the margins? If getting in touch with that highest self really is as important to you as I think it is, then you’re going to put your head down, bite the end of that pen, and get to work.
Let’s get a closer look at the area of your life that could help unlock the door to this exciting, life-growing process:
There is a shift in your personality that wants to happen, and it will be an expression of the inner growth that has been going on over the past few months. You are recognizing that some of your old ways just don’t work anymore, and you can’t get by on just your charm. Nor can you hide any fear or anxiety behind a shield of false confidence. Know that it’s okay to be vulnerable and accept some defeats. And if you can’t be honest with yourself about where you feel some sense of failure, then you can’t heal and rise up to a new challenge. So retreat home for a moment, gather strength, and then use this full moon as an opportunity to show others the truest you that wants to emerge. You may be a little more bruised and weathered then you like others to see. But your relationships will flourish as those closest to you will appreciate the honesty and offer their support as you emerge toward your next goal.
You have so much to say right now, and you’re trying to find productive ways in your everyday life to channel those thoughts and ideas. You’re also finding that what you speak holds a lot of weight with others. That’s because you’re tapped in right now to the truth of what your soul wants to express, and others feel that urgency. Know that during this full moon, that inner truth is amplified as your mentality has a strong connection to the greater source. You’re gaining inspiration from that subconscious place where spirit and dreams live. And because you’re so connected to that universal space, you also have a responsibility to put your ego aside and not put what your mind thinks is best at the forefront. Remember, your work right now is meant for the world and not your own personal acclaim. So put the good of everyone you want to touch ahead of your own, and you will see how more people are touched, affected, and moved by your soul’s work.
Let’s be honest – you can be a little self-absorbed at times. That’s because you identify very tightly with your thoughts so that when you get an idea of how things should be, you cling to it. It’s truth, and you just wish others would see it the same way as you do. That would make things so much easier, wouldn’t it? Actually it would just make your life a lazy affair, as you wouldn’t be pushed to grow beyond your perspective. And you would just alienate yourself from the people you love. If any of that is currently happening in some way, then you really have to nip this one-sidedness in the bud. The Universe is actually being very supportive in opening you up to more self-love right now, and in more tangible terms, money. But if it’s all your way or the highway, then you’re not going to reap any of the rewards. So the key to gaining more right now is through working harmoniously with others. If people can see that open-minded, curious side of you, they will also be inclined to show you their love thus showing yourself more love. And trust that money will soon follow.
You should be feeling pretty damn good these days. In fact, I imagine this year has brought some sort of fresh start feeling to some, if not all, of the areas of your life. But I don’t want you to take it all for granted and get too complacent. In fact, just because an area of your life is going well doesn’t mean that it couldn’t be even greater. I want to focus primarily on your career life. For most of you, there’s a real illumination around that area anyway. Either something new has started or an old one has come to/is coming to an end. Whatever the case, you should trust that it’s all for good and meant to help you grow in ways that will truly benefit you. More than anything, it should be causing you to question if you’re really working at your optimum and going for the gold in terms of what you want to achieve. Again, you may already be doing something wonderful. But is it really as challenging as you’re able to take on? If not, then now may be the time to aim even higher.
There is a real inner expansion going on for you right now, so you’re being turned on to new experiences, people, and ideas that you may have shrugged off before. I think that may be because you don’t necessarily like to be bad at anything, which can cause you to not take a lot of chances on trying something new. But recently, you have found that putting yourself out there in a brand new way can be exciting and rather rewarding. And to stroke that Leo ego, it’s nice to find that you may be good at one more thing in life. So continue to ride this train and try to welcome a few more new elements into your life. Maybe your fitness is off or has hit a stall. It could be time to give into the yoga or spin class you’ve been scoffing at for months. Or you may want to try and learn astrology, pottery, or how to make your own set of earrings. Whatever the case, you have an opportunity right now to add another skill to the arsenal all while allowing your spiritual side a chance to expand in a way that has been trying to emerge for quite some time.
You are being prodded to manifest the soulful evolution you’ve been quietly working on. There has been a recent burst of additional energy available to you, but I don’t want you to get all go-go-go as you are apt to do, planning and organizing and trying to make sure everyone else is okay. You have to keep the focus on yourself. So if you’re organizing or planning anything major, it should be about your own needs and ways to express your self. It’s never easy for you to place your healing energy solely on you. But if you don’t care for your needs first, then your frustrations are displaced and taken out on others. And that is counter-intuitive to your grand plan. Ultimately, you want to be helping the world in a big way. But you must make sure that you’re applying your big heart to you first and foremost. By offering yourself that love, and releasing some of your need to control, you will find that a cocoon you may not have noticed around you is gone and a new, bolder you is taking flight.
This full moon wants you to cast a light on how you love and whom you choose to love. Those who you hold dearest to your heart are a major reflection of how you feel about yourself. So take stock. Get out a piece of paper (or open up a Word document) and put down the first ten people who come to mind. Jot down how long you’ve known them and why they matter to you, whether it’s history, shared passions, etc. Then, see what you’ve placed weight on. Is it how the person inspires you? The way they have opened your eyes to an interest you love. Or just the way they make you feel. If you have a full rich list, then you should take the time to bathe in the truth that you are filling your life with goodness. And then do something to let each of these people know that they affect you in a powerful way. But if the list is somewhat vacant or hard to piece together, then perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate your relationships so that you can bring in some more positive, helpful loved ones.
Your daily routine may have grown stale, and it’s narrowing the scope of your ambitions. If you start to get into the same thing day in and day out, you lose sight of the bigger picture you should have for yourself. You don’t allow for new aspects of yourself to flourish, or you forget to give attention to the pieces of yourself you forgot you loved. You get caught up going to the same places with the same people, complaining about how you don’t meet anybody new. And you easily get pulled into the drama of your workplace or home life, thus forgetting that there is a world out there in need of your talents and ambition. So shake things up and get out of your comfort zone. Spend time with the people you love but only see once in a blue moon. Go somewhere new. Enroll in a class or gather up with an interesting group around a book, movie, or subject you love. Just do anything to rattle the cage of your typical existence. By committing to a shift, you will quickly see that your daily routine is shifting in a profound way, and for the better.
As far as I’m concerned, you get the best prescription for this full moon. To basically fulfill the optimal potential of it, you must have a shitload of fun. I am talking letting your hair down, balls to the wall, don’t tell your mama, going for it fun. In fact, take yourself back to being a child and remember what it is that brings you the most joy. Is it dancing? Perhaps it’s a trip to an amusement park? Is it a sleepover with friends? Whatever the case, you must make room for play in your life. And it’s probably because some other area of your life is a bit challenging right now. But know that whatever turbulence you’re experiencing is part of a larger spiritual growth process. You’re being pushed to shift and change, and it may feel slightly uncomfortable. But you’re also a truth seeker, and you know that you haven’t been telling yourself the truth about some area of unhappiness in your life. So get happy! Force it! Own it! Love it! And then you will be able to tackle issues with a lightness and a sense that you deserve to feel that joy more often that not.
If your life is a house, you may notice that the foundation is currently tilted. Thus, it’s time to tear it up and lay down a new one. Now as people, the foundation we lay is built on the things we care about most. There are the basic things to consider: love, family, a home, or career. Some may also look into things like spirituality, creativity, and health. Right now is a good time for you to take stock of the important life elements that make up your foundation. And I want you to get very real with yourself. Take some time and decide what five things matter most to you. Let me help you out by giving you what should be the first. Relationships. This encompasses love, close friend, and family relationships. You must be making these a key priority in your life, or you are going to miss the boat heading toward the next phase of your personal growth. So make some time to connect to those who matter, inspire, and love you. And don’t be afraid to let your guard down while doing so.
I have a feeling that your mind has been going on about a lot lately, and you’re having realizations, pondering concerns, and gaining answers. And you’re communicating about some of these things with those you love. Or at least you should be. If you aren’t, or are having thoughts that affect others in your life, then now may be the time to release them and make them a discussion. See, you’re desperate to expand your daily routine so that it includes more of the activities that you feel at home doing. But if you’re just daydreaming about the ideas you have, then you’re not actualizing them. Or if you’re just mulling over the changes you want to make in an area of your life, you’re not actually making any sort of forward progression. So get the ball rolling. Start by communicating clearly with yourself. Put down the greatest ideas or issues that have been filling your mind up. Then see who needs to know about them and take that verbal step toward creating change.
You have been busy creating something and it’s time to release that creation out into the world. But first, you need to place a greater value on it. And thus, place greater value on yourself. I think at times that you Pisces fish can be so sensitive that you put up a wall to keep others at a distance. But when it comes to sharing your gifts with the world, you can’t do much to veil what you’ve made. It just is what it is and people will take it as they see fit. But you can do something to help shape their impression. Show them how proud you are of your accomplishment. Toot your own horn some. Be willing to show your vulnerability but also your confidence, even if you have to fake it some. The more you can say and express that you love what is uniquely yours, the more others will feel compelled to agree and believe in you. And you will then take note and begin to believe in yourself as a true creative spirit who deserves to be noticed and showered with attention.