The energy of this full moon in Aries is very interesting.

On this full moon we have a choice to make. The intensity is high and things can really go both ways. Into positive expansion or into anger and disruption.

Do we want to focus on what is wrong and burn up our energy in frustration and anger. Or do we want to expand our vision, see what needs to be done to change our lives for the better and fearlessly head in that direction. The choice is ours.

The energy of Aries in the positive is the Spiritual Warrior. The willingness to fearlessly fight for justice for all. Aries in the negative is uncontrolled anger. Going around egotistically setting things on fire without thinking of the consequences.

Aries is the first sign of the astrological year. It is the great initiator, the headstrong warrior going fearlessly into battle. Aries is ruled by Mars, the god of war. There is nothing like Aries energy to get things going.

In general the energy of the full moon is focused on culmination and release. The full moon in Aries is different. We have the energy of a new beginning mixed up with the energy of letting go. Therefore it is the perfect opportunity to see what needs to change and start heading in a more positive direction.

On a full moon there is always some underlying tension. The sun is opposite the moon so our sense of self (Sun) and our feeling nature (Moon) are pulling us in two different directions. There is a sense of inner separation. When we are not consciously aware of this separation the tendency can be to resolve the tension by attacking the people around us. Arguments and fights are more likely on a full moon. Add alcohol to the equation and we get the physical violence.

This full moon is conjunct Eris, the goddess of chaos and discord. Her other name is Discordia and she is related to the archetype of Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction. On top of that the moon and sun are both in a hard aspect to Pluto, the ruler of the Underworld and the great spiritual teacher. Pluto teaches us by showing us what needs to go. It’s not a gentle teacher. If we hold on to what needs to go Pluto will take it from us anyway.

Thankfully we also have very positive aspects to Jupiter, the planet of luck, generosity and the great expander. The Moon is trine Jupiter and the Sun is sextile Jupiter. Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system and a very positive force for good. When we add this Jupiterian energy to the mix, we get the power to direct the hard lessons of Pluto and the disruptive element from Eris into the positive.

The full moon is an expander. It expands everything it touches. As conscious people our job is to decide what we want to expand. To be aware of the full moon and then make a conscious intentions on what we want the full moon to expand. On an Aries full moon our intentions are extra powerful because of the Aries ability to start new ventures.

A great way to use this energy would be to sit down and think what needs to be changed in your life. Where are you out of integrity with the way you want to live? Are there steps you’ve been wanting to take to be more environmentally friendly? Is there a humanitarian project that you’ve been wanting to initiate?

You are powerful beyond measure. Take that in and then take action to re-dream the world. We need more active dreamers in this world.

Happy full moon!