Today is the Full moon in Aries. If you would like to know more about this moon cycle please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you my monthly lunascope newsletter that describes in detail the meaning behind this moon and how we can access the energy.
In brief the Aries full moon is all about new beginnings. It gives us the opportunity to let go of past failures, losses and disappointments and move forward with new energy. There is no easy way of doing this except to step into the fear with renewed faith and trust that the Universe is protecting and supporting us. It is symbolised by the Fool in the tarot. The fool follows the path of the heart, regardless of where it leads him or her, understanding that they is being guided and knowing everything is happening perfectly.
Tonight my mother invited me and my partner, my sister and her partner and my brother to see Fiddler on the Roof. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and religious traditions while the world and civilization around him change rapidly. He must cope with both the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters — each daughter’s choice of husband moves progressively further and further away from established custom — and with the edict of the Tsar that upends the Jewish community in the village. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiddler_on_the_Roof
It was a poignant play to see on this full moon night. The theme centers around traditions and customs that keep us tied to an old paradigm. In the modern world we have replaced religious traditions and customs with self-serving systems and structures, to the detriment of our social, economic and environmental well-being. We consume and pollute the planet, as if there will be no price to pay. Tevye can be likened to our politicians and those in power who are trying to control our environment, and we, as his daughters, beginning to rebel against the authority that is no longer serving us or the planet.
While we hold on desperately to a way of life that feeds the illusion we are safe and protected, the world is changing rapidly. This summer alone an area five times the size of the United Kingdom melted in the artic enabling ships to sail down the Northwest passage, previously inaccessible. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7006640.stm Some have suggested we are on a death spiral as global warming increases beyond original predictions and the effects will be more rapid than was previously expected.
Like Tevye and his community, we are tempted to bury our heads in the sand, convincing ourselves that we will not be affected by the changes creeping inexorably into our lives and hoping that they will only affect those close to the eye of the storm. If we don’t wake up soon we will reach a similar ending as Fiddler on the Roof with the whole village finally being evicted by the Tsar during the progroms of the early twentieth Century.
This is a time when we have to face the self-interest of the Aries moon with the self-sacrifice of Libra, the new moon in two weeks. The Aries moon reflects our independence and impulsive nature. We are being guided on our paths and the need to fulfil our joy is strong. Yet we have a conflict between the ‘me, me, me’ aspect of our selves and the acceptance that we are part of a whole.
Ultimately, we are all responsible for what is happening on our planet. Many of us are here to assist with the essential changes. This is a time to wake up and realize you can become powerful in altering our world for the better. When we become self aware beings, a consciousness in a quantum field of consciousness, our potential is unlimited. When you make a decision to be part of the solution you become the change you want to see in the world. Wait for no-one, because others will follow you when you step into your power…