DesertStar Full Moon Cosmic Oracle
— 10.18.13 —
Chthonic Goddesses dwelled in the Earth and ruled the Underworld. These potent goddesses of magic and mystery knew the feminine secrets of the eternal round. When these initiatory goddesses appear, a transforming experience is inevitable.
We encounter Hecate when the paths of our lives converge and we are uncertain which direction to follow. She shepherds the way with her canine companions and lights the path with her torch. Knowing the wisdom of cycles, and their triune phases of birth, death and rebirth, the lunar goddess also represents women’s menstrual cycles and life transitions. She appears on the threshold of change as women enter new phases of their lives. During a transition, Hecate encourages you to neither look back to the past nor rush forward into the future. Petition her wisdom to relieve the anxiety, insecurity and uncertainty that accompany change.
Create rituals to help you navigate feelings of confusion, loss and disconnection at crossroads and to manage the transition.
Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Aries
The lunar eclipse occurs on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 4:37pm PDT/ 7:37pm EDT/ 11:37 pm GMT. It can be seen in Europe, Africa and the Americas.
We have officially entered Eclipse season and are moving toward two upcoming eclipses (10.18 & 11.3). The theme of balance continues as we are feeling pressure to take action in those places where we are out of balance to bring those aspects of our lives into right relation. Action is being called for yet we must practice mindfulness.
Because the Earth blocks the Sun’s light during a lunar eclipse, we see the Moon directly. A lunar eclipse stirs up the emotional body, bringing up what our patriarchal-shaped egos have repressed or forgotten, making us aware of our hidden motivations. Usually we hide from fear, so confront your fears and look at your real motivations for doing what you do. Their effect can last between six months and two years. They herald major endings and beginnings in the area where they occur in your natal birth chart
A lunar eclipse can bring up the Shadow; we can act it out unconsciously or recognize and integrate it into our conscious personality and act accordingly.
This full moon phase will be highly active on the emotional level. The Sun in Libra and the Moon in Aries urge each person to find harmony between individuality and collaboration. You will learn a lot about yourself through relating with others now, especially about unresolved emotions that appear during this phase.
This eclipse comes to remind us that who we are is written nowhere but in our own hearts, and it is there we will discover it. As with the last several Full Moons, important transformations helping us see a deeper Mystery are evoked by this Lunation. This calls us to a greater empathy and ability to know shared feelings, and continues to educate us in an emotional understanding.
The Aries eclipse compels you to take action. You may feel highly motivated and ready to blaze a new trail.
Everyone will go through important releases of energy, people, and elements that would prevent them from being the spiritual potential they hold in the depths of their Being. This is a threshold, and some people cannot go through it with us, nor can we cross their threshold with them. So let go and unveil yourself with focus and compassion.
Hold on lightly not tightly is the Aries eclipse message. Maintaining a light attachment to relationships, situations and outcomes proves wise. Hang loose, don’t make any rash decisions. Go with the flow and be patient. Take your time with important matters.
Mars shows that we will be able to count on our ‘invisible helpers’ when it seems all else fails, and that these experiences will show us hidden powers in our Being. Regardless of the crisis, we will have major angelic (Devic) help at our disposal.
Things will be very unique in how they unfold over the next few months, and we will see a lot with new eyes, new understanding, and new skills. Much will be released, so stay focused on your Spiritual Brothers and Sisters and deepen your connection with them.
Embrace change. Be the change agent for your life. Change can feel painful at times. When you take the lead change will feel easier. Do what is right for you.
We are creating the New Earth together with our thoughts, words and deeds. The choices we make today determine our tomorrow. Therefore, it is recommended to see where you can take few steps towards practicing the quality of courage, confidence and using your personal power with compassion and wisdom.
The potential: A feeling greater sense of courage, confidence and ability to take charge or initiative to take care of personal needs and well-being. From a Soul-level perspective, one is able to take action with assertiveness, compassion and wisdom guiding the way.
Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Aries Apothecary Suggestions
Gemstones & Flower Essences
Aries Full Moon Gemstones
Pearl, Moonstone, Tektite, Aquamarine
If you have a very strong sense that it’s not the best time to take action and yet you feel a compulsion to do so anyway, consider Impatiens flower essence. It may help to stem a sense of urgency that is not truly related to the situation at hand but rather to the rushing energetic that could seem pervasive at this time.
If you find yourself feeling piqued because of injustices but feel that you don’t have the right to express your anger, consider Scarlet Monkeyflower. It can help you connect to and rightfully own the full range of your feelings, and therefore express them in a more conscious, holistic, and self-empowered way.
Tiger Lily Flower Essence
If you’re looking for support to transition from a solely go-it-alone strategy to one where you can clearly identify—and as importantly, allow—productive collaborations, consider Tiger Lily flower essence. It can encourage a shift from self-identified isolation to a receptivity towards participating in cooperative service with others.
[Full Moon in Aries Information]
planetary apothecary, peacefulmind.com, Sarah Varcas, Cathy Pagano, Kelly Rosano, Dipali Desai, Robert Wilkinson
[oracle card deck]
Ancient Feminine Wisdom of Goddesses and Heroines