Happy Full Moon in Aries! This Full Moon became exact on Thursday, October 1 at 5:05 PM New York time (21:05 GMT). This is the first of two (!) Full Moons in the month of October.
In contrast to airy, harmony-seeking Libra—the sign in which the sun remains—the moon is illuminated in fiery Aries, which isn't afraid to ruffle feathers. Aries is represented by the ram, an animal who will fight other males to the death just for the right to mate with a female. The Martian energies are in the air during the days around this Full Moon (and over the next 28 days), as Mars itself is still traveling Retrograde in its home sign of Aries during this time.
With a contentious election looming here in the United States, we can see the Martian energies in full swing. People seem to be digging in their heels on both sides. We have seen a resurgence of protests around the country as well recently.
Mars is squaring a stationing Saturn in Capricorn, getting ready to move Direct. This aspect is bringing up father wounds and buried past-life wounding on the masculine side. The Martian energies that are being negotiated now are playing on the polarity of the Divine Masculine vs. the Shadow Masculine.
It's a perfect time to discuss the aspects of the Divine Masculine that help us to bring out the inner Spiritual Warrior.
THE DIVINE MASCULINE TRAITS
Strength: Clients often say to me that Ascension shouldn't have to be so difficult. Well, if Ascension was meant to be easy, why would we bother traveling halfway across the galaxy to take part in it?
Some of us on this Ascension journey have gone through multiple tribulations in this lifetime alone where we had to gather all of our inner strength simply to survive.
Even if you haven't had extreme difficulties like that, everyone can think of an instance where they had to be strong just to make it through. When creating a life plan, the soul always includes situations in which the character incarnated will need to access his or her inner strength in order to proceed through the intended lesson.
Some souls have created more situations requiring this than others. If you feel like your soul has created a lot of difficult situations for you to go through, know that it is because your soul believed you would survive each and learn valuable lessons in doing so. You are meant to make it through all of your tough times. If you're still reading this right now, then it's not your exit point. You're meant to stay here and persevere through whatever difficulties you are going through. Your soul is not trying to destroy you; it's just challenging you in an extreme way.
Science knows for a fact that your thoughts and emotions affect your immune system. We all have heard amazing stories of people who have had the tenor and resolve to overcome extreme health difficulties like Stage IV cancer. We also have all heard stories of people who 'decided it was their time to go' and soon left their bodies.
One's resolve and desire to live has a huge role in one's ability to heal from disease. Often, the most important factor is whether the person feels like they have a purpose.
Science has learned of an enzyme called telomerase, increases telomere length, which to put it simply are the ends of the DNA that determine our maximum life span. According to consciousness researcher Dr. Bruce Lipton, the number one factor that increases production of telomerase—and thus expands our potential life span—is feeling a sense of purpose. This is why, according to Dr Lipton, many people have a short life span after they retire from their career or job.
Another aspect of strength is literal physical strength. Regardless of your sex or gender, working on your physical vessel, whether it is through exercise or using weights, is healthy for body, mind and spirit. Even if you're not a gym rat (I'm certainly not), there's always something you can do on a daily basis to move your body, whether it's dancing, walking, jumping on a trampoline, yard work, lifting weights, calisthenics, sports, etc.
Here are some questions to consider when pondering the role of strength in your life. - In what situations do I feel the strength of the Spiritual Warrior within me? How could I bring that feeling into other aspects of my life to increase my productivity, success and self-esteem?
- Am I able to cite situations in my life where I used strength to persevere through difficult situations? Was I able to take wisdom from those experiences and use that wisdom to help or motivate others?
- Do I feel strong in my physical body? If not, could I work on increasing my strength just a bit?
- Is there a situation in my life now where garnering more inner strength could possibly improve the situation?
- What would ten percent more strength in my life look like? What would it feel like?
Courage: This Divine Masculine trait is similar to strength, but with its own unique flair. Courage requires strength, though not necessarily physical strength. Courage most often shows up in our life when we are being asked to take a risk.
We all can think of situations in our life where we took a risk and it paid off. Perhaps you followed a hunch and found yourself rewarded; or perhaps you said 'screw it' and did something fun that was a bit risky. Maybe you decided to take a job in another state and you ended up meeting your future partner. You needed to access your courage in these instances.
Oftentimes, a soul will write into the life plan one or several 'big' situations where courage is one of the intended lessons to be learned. You might be presented with a big opportunity, however perhaps it might require moving out of your comfort zone. If you take the risk, it might mean you pass that particular lesson (not that it will likely be your last lesson in courage); while if you decide to play it safe it likely means you'll get another opportunity to show off your inner courage down the line.
Ever get that feeling that you should just take a leap of faith and go for it? Those are the exact instances where you will find inner courage paying off handsomely.
Here are some questions to consider when pondering the role of courage in your life: - What situations can I recall where I acted on the courage of the Spiritual Warrior within me? Does this mean that I can access this courage any time I need to?
- Is there a situation in my life right now where I feel the Universe is asking for me to take a risk?
- How could taking more risks in my daily life lead to a greater sense of fulfillment within me?
- Am I showing the courage to speak my truth?
-What would ten percent more courage in my life look like? What would it feel like?
Perseverance: If you listen to any successful athlete, entertainer or business leader speak about their career, they will inevitably talk about perseverance. The ability to persevere through obstacles is what usually separates those who become successful in a certain field or talent from those who don't. No one has an easy ride to the top. Nearly every elite-level athlete, actor, or musical artist has been told at one time or another that they wouldn't make it to the top. Nearly all of them were rejected at one time or another by someone who didn't think they'd cut it.
One of the biggest misconceptions out there in the spiritual community (among many) is that if something is difficult it's not meant for you. Yes, it is a beautiful thing to step into 'the flow' in your life where things start to come with grace and ease—however there is usually a period of hard work and perseverance required before you can step into that flow. And once you do step into the flow, it doesn't mean you still won't have obstacles!
Chronic neurological issues haven't stopped me from becoming the healer that I was always meant to be. If I thought that I needed to be one-hundred percent physically healthy myself before I could start working with people, I wouldn't have already changed the lives of the hundreds of thousands of people who have listened to me speak.
I wish for all of you to access the perseverance of your own inner Spiritual Warrior. I hope that you decide that the things you want most in your life are too important to not persevere through the frustration of temporarily not getting what you want. You're worth it and you deserve to manifest your dream life!
Here are some questions to consider when pondering the role of perseverance in your life:
- Do I tend to give up too easily? Am I easily dissuaded?
- Do I truly feel like I am worthy of my dream life? If not, what beliefs am I holding onto inside me that are preventing me from feeling worthy?
- Are there some situations in my life currently where I intuitively feel like I should persevere through the obstacles and frustrations?
- What would ten percent more perseverance in my life look like? What would it feel like?
Discipline: The famous quote “You are what you repeatedly do...” (which has been misattributed to Aristotle) is certainly true. Your daily habits become your reality. Many people want to live a better life, whatever that means to them. Maybe they want more money, a bigger house, or a better relationship. Maybe they want to be fitter or to have a career they enjoy. It's easy to want stuff, but are you willing to put in the work to get what you want?
If you want to get good at anything in your life, it requires discipline. If you want to be a good psychic, life coach, artist, athlete, welder, etc., it takes the discipline to practice your art. If you want to become more relaxed and at peace, you need to incorporate daily meditation and/or visualization practices into your schedule.
When you dabble in something, you can only go so far. But when you spend time developing a skill or working on something every single day, you're going to become a master at it.
Prioritizing your schedule goes hand-in-hand with establishing discipline. Many people have their hands in too many jars at once, and because of that they don't progress as quickly in their career. You've got to be able to prioritize what is the most important thing in your life at any given time.
Here are some questions to consider when pondering the role of discipline in your life:
- If I were to be more disciplined with my spiritual practices, what positive changes might I see in my life?
- What are the types of activities or timewasters I would need to cut out of my life in order to have more time to have disciplined spiritual practices?
- Would I be willing and ready to cut out these timewasters, or not yet? What could having more discipline do for my career?
- What could having more discipline do for my physical body?
- What would showing ten percent more discipline in my life look like? What would it feel like?
CHIRON CONJUNCT THE MOON CAUSING CHILDHOOD WOUNDS TO COME OUT
Chiron—the asteroid belt that is known in astrology as the 'wounded healer' is conjunct the moon in Aries, bringing up old wounding, especially from childhood. Childhood wounds are the current-lifetime manifestation of the most significant past-life wounds that we incarnate with.
These woundings tend to come out most virulently when you experience delay, frustration, disappointment, abandonment, uncertainty or anxiety. Interpersonal relationships—especially familial and romantic--are a common forum for these wounds to be on full display.
As we ascend and move forward in our soul's evolution, in order to allow more of our soul's true essence to shine through this beautiful physical form, it is necessary to unravel these wounds and replace them with spiritual maturity.
As we advance in spiritual maturity, we should find ourselves getting triggered less, being more forgiving of self and others, setting more authentic boundaries, thinking/speaking more positively, becoming more humble and open to Spirit, and becoming more patient and less compulsive.
Here are some questions to ask yourself (or journal on) to help unravel and heal these childhood wounds:
- What situations cause the worst in me to come out? Do these situations remind me of something that happened in my childhood?
- What do other people do that make me feel abandoned, left out, unseen or unheard? Does this remind me of some things that happened in my childhood?
- In what ways do I feel spiritually undeveloped? How might these aspects of me relate to childhood woundings? What does the Inner Child in me need to heal?
FIERY COMMUNICATION IN THE AIR
Be super mindful of your communication over the next 28 days, but especially on the Full Moon and the days following. The air is filled with the Aries fire, and with Mercury in its Scorpio Shadow Phase getting ready to go Retrograde, people aren't likely to mince their words, and may be irrationally triggered.
The best thing you can do is to (a) not take anything personally and (b) think about your words carefully before responding back. Always take the high road in communication. Insults or hurtful words are never necessary. Remember, what we say to others we also say to ourselves, as our cells are hearing the words we speak. Interpersonal issues can always be discussed productively if both people choose to put aside their emotions and focus on the issues at hand.
It's not always an easy thing to do, granted. Humans are emotional beings and it is our experience of our emotions that are at the crux of our spiritual journey. However, as we mature spiritually we can begin to become more aware of our triggers and choose to have a better handle on our emotions. Sometimes, the best thing two people can do is to take a break from communicating until both feel that they are ready and able to discuss things in a productive manner.