Today, we'll explore the significance of this Friday's Full Moon in Aries and how it serves as a precursor for the forthcoming eclipses across the Libra-Aries axis over the next 18 months. While all full moons mark pivotal moments of culmination and revelation, this particular moon offers insights into the tensions and themes that will be emphasized in the upcoming eclipse cycles. We'll guide you in understanding the potential impacts on the house locations of Aries and Libra in your birth chart.
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Hey everyone, this is Adam Elenbaas from Nightlight Astrology. Today, we're going to take a look at this Friday's full moon in Aries, and we're going to use it as a preview for the eclipses that are coming across the Libra Aries axis for the next year and a half.
So, this full moon hits a little differently. All full moons are important moments of flowering, harvesting, or manifestation. From the time of the seeding of the new moon up to the full moon, things are sort of developing. So the full moons can be kind of big moments where the fruit of the cycle starts to really show itself.
But when the full moon is happening just before our first eclipse across the Libra Aries axis, the full moon is really giving us a preview of the tensions that will be present going into all of the eclipses to come. So it's a really good moon to be refreshing ourselves on in terms of the house locations of Aries and Libra in the birth chart and what kinds of tensions might come up. So that's what we're going to do today, almost like horoscopes.
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We are going to take a look at the upcoming Full Moon in Aries today, and we're going to talk about why this is a full moon that is giving us a preview of things to come. Namely, the big eclipse is coming through Libra and Aries.
So this is the full moon happening; I want to see how close does it get to the six agree before it perfects. Think it might the sun might knock right into six degrees. Yep. So it's going to be at six degrees and zero minutes. This is early morning, central time, Friday, September 29, this week. But depending on your timezone, you know, you might have kind of be feeling it Thursday night into Friday into Saturday, maybe that little range between Thursday and Saturday, we'll really be sort of feeling it.
Now again, the reason that this is such an important full moon is because it's happening in the signs of the eclipses. So we have our first major eclipse across the Libra Aries axis on October 14, a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Libra, which we have talked about on my channel, already sort of previewing for it. But this Full Moon is activating, in other words, the nodal axis, and we're starting to feel the tension of what these two areas are going to be bringing up for us across the entirety of 2024.
So, let's take a look at how these eclipses play out. I'm going to actually remove from view everything except for the nodes of the moon, the sun, and the moon.
So, if we take this forward just a bit, we're getting into a space in 2024 where eclipses are about to form across the axis. So you can see here is a lunar eclipse, right around March 25, happening in Libra, and that's the next eclipse after the October 14 eclipse in across this axis, and then we are coming around the wheel, and we're going to see a solar eclipse taking place. Let's get them together.
This is April 8, and there's a solar eclipse at about 19 degrees of Aries, and so those are the eclipses happening in late March and early April of 2024, and this full moon is highlighting these tensions that are now going to repeat like a wave pattern of eclipses throughout the year ahead. Anyway, let's take it forward again, and we will continue.
So, the next eclipses are going to happen in the autumn of 2024, and here you can see that we have a solar eclipse once more in Libra. So that's a solar eclipse at about 10 degrees of Libra on October 2, and then I think this one is going to be maybe, you know, I'd have to look at the actual ephemeris. I think this one's going to be a little far off. Gosh, yeah, that's right, where you might fall out of the range.
So anyway, here's a full moon in Aries kind of still activating in the sort of activation zone of the eclipses; I have to look and see if technically that one is on October 17. I'll just look it up right now. Let's see.
October 2, but not the 17th. Yeah, so I don't think so. I don't think this one is technically going to be considered an eclipse. If someone finds information to the contrary, let me know in the comments section, but it doesn't look like it. It is pretty close because it has to be within a certain number of degrees of the nodes of the moon, and I do believe it's just outside of that range. So it's not going to even be that the further away it is to usually, in my experience, the weaker anyway.
So, this wouldn't be the world's most powerful eclipse, even if it was a little partial lunar eclipse. Either way, the full moon in Aries comes back around on October 17 while it's in the sign of the nodes, and that will activate the nodes. It's not like the full moon in the sign of the nodes, just like this Full Moon that we're about to go through will activate the houses, and you'll get stronger energy starting to move through those places just by virtue of the nodes being co-present. You know, the eclipses are obviously the most powerful.
After this, when we go forward a little bit more. We're going to see that the nodes of the moon are going to change signs into Virgo and Pisces by the winter of 2025. So that's the kind of the outline.
If you go back in time, you can see if you want to trace back the eclipses in Libra and Aries, you can see that this is right around, see the nodes of the moon enter Aries and Libra in a flipped order north node and Libra South Node in Aries around the spring of 2014 and they are going to live in those signs all the way throughout the rest of 2014, and they don't change again, until the summer, it looks like of, yeah, maybe even the fall. So, they changed signs into Virgo and Pisces around October 2015.
So that kind of 2014 into all the way till about October of 2015 was the last time we had the nodes in Libra and Pisces, and if you go back before that to the actual return, we get the north node in Aries as well, then you're going back to the same spaces that they're in now in December of 2004 and they would have been staying in Aries and Libra with north node and south node in the same positions that they're in now, all the way until looks like about the summer of 2006. So you could look back at those periods as well after we visit the topics for today. But the point is this full moon will start to activate the energies of the eclipses, and that's our main focus for today.
So here it is. Now, what we want to do is just try to highlight what happens when we have the nodes in pairs of houses. So this will be good for Aries rising/Libra rising in flipped order. So I'm going to talk about the tensions of the houses for all of the rising signs, but I'll pair them together.
Okay, so to start with, when we're looking at this full moon, know that the full moon is starting to amplify the tensions that we will be working with throughout eclipse season this October and following throughout the eclipses of 2024 that I mentioned earlier, it could have echoes back to those previous time periods.
But the tension for Aries and Libra is between the axis of self and other, or if you watch my recent series on the houses between the axis of dharma and kama, dharma would be like, what am I bound to? What kind of character have I been asked to play in this lifetime? And how is my character development going? How am I evolving as a person? Who am I, and what kinds of duties or obligations am I working with based on, you know, the context of my birth, the way in which I was raised, etcetera? So, the first house has a lot to do with self-development and the seventh house.
On the other hand, called kama by Indian astrologers, it has to do with pleasure, the pursuit of pleasure, specifically, you know, sexual pleasure, romantic pleasure, but anything that is about ecstasy, bliss, and connection with other people. This is the house that, you know, puts the sun to sleep at night and introduces us into the more romantic nocturnal world where, generally speaking, it's about relationships and pleasure and so questions of selfhood and questions of relationship, questions of selfhood, self-development, self-cultivation, duty and dharma versus questions of pleasure and relationality, and interpersonal intimacy. These are the tensions that we're going to be working with for both Aries and Libra.
Now, I don't think it's too important that you differentiate radically between the north and south node. If you're an Aries rising, the new territory may be the call; the feeling of a new territory to explore may push you in the direction of self-development. Whereas you may be working through and crystallizing or internalizing lessons and wisdom by looking at past patterns and maybe changing those patterns or reworking through some of them within the domain of relationships.
If you flip that, Libras will be working with, you know, the old accumulated insights West lessons and internalized wisdom regarding selfhood duty, self-cultivation body, whereas the new territory is sort of calling to be explored, so to speak, could be the area of relationships so you could kind of parse it out that way. But remember that there's not one that's better than the other or one that you're supposed to do, and one that you're supposed to let go of, or something like that. They're both areas that are pushing, like pushing and pulling in opposite directions and demanding attention, and it's also about how we hold the tension between the two.
All right, so let's go to the Taurus and Scorpio axis; this will put the nodes and the eclipses across the 12th and sixth house. So, you know, the 12th and sixth houses were respectively called evil spirit and bad fortune. It's, like, not too shiny and happy sounding. But generally speaking, that 12th house has to do with a blind spot that we don't see unconscious material that is, you know, sort of asking to be explored or trying to make its way into our conscious awareness, the extent to which we aren't able to see certain things is the extent to which certain unconscious material is probably creating problems for us, and so the 12th house can be about problematic things that we don't see, or problematic people or environments, or influences or choices or behaviors or patterns that we're not as aware of, that could be undermining us.
On the other hand, it can also be sort of, there's a more a moral way of looking at, it's like, it's not just moral, bad stuff, destructive stuff, it's also quite literally just things that we're not aware of or things that we're seeking to integrate or to develop, but that we're not sure how to develop or how to bring into and integrate within our sense of self. So it's in the unconscious is not always dark shadow stuff, right? Which is one of the reasons people get freaked out by the 12th house.
So, you know, quite simply, it's just stuff we don't see that we're that's seeking expression in our lives, maybe it's a part of us that's been, you know, exile that's seeking incorporation into the, you know, the council of wise elders that lives in our psyche, you know, just like, hey, I want to be included.
So, you know, a lot of it was about the exploration or discovery of things that are unseen, and for good or bad. The sixth house has a lot to do, on the other hand, with the challenges and struggles that are the hard work that we're doing, the labor, the service, the sacrifice, the blood, sweat, and tears, the chop wood, carry water. The hard work that pays off, but not until you've really done a lot of work. It's the kinds of things that we feel are obstacles in front of us that are frustrating us. It's things like sickness or illness, but it's also perseverance and the courage to overcome.
So, you know, when you think of these houses for Tauruses and Scorpios, really thinking about, you know, this is a year for Taurus and Scorpio where the year ahead and including this upcoming eclipse and the tension the full moon is bringing up. It's about saying, I want to get in touch with things that I can feel but don't yet understand, or I know is there but hasn't been consciously available to me; I want to overcome hardships, I want to persevere and grow wiser through my ability to handle adversity, and so it's like sacred adversity and sacred contact with unconscious material.
Now, for Taurus, the kind of the call to something new may lie in the unconscious; I want to get in touch with Aries energy, with Mars energy, with the fire of Aries; there's something about that that I seek to understand, incorporate, get in touch with, you know, heal if it needs to be.
On the other hand, you know, the internalized wisdom of the past may be coming to us through the kinds of adversities, hardships, sicknesses, sacrifices, and obstacles that we're having to overcome. But we may say to ourselves, I've been here before, and now I can really respond in a new or different way or better way. Or we may just kind of hit our heads on the wall a few times before we are able to see a pattern in how we handle adversity and hardship and, you know, how we overcome it.
On the other hand, was Scorpios, you just sort of flip it, and then you can think that the new call or the horizon that you know sort of before us, the adventure that we feel like taking is in the direction of hard work sacrifice fighting on behalf of things you believe in and it may be that on the other hand, there is a sense of old cycles of unconscious material coming to resolution or completion or old patterns of avoidance with 12th House material that we have to look at.
So they're very similar with the 12th and sixth houses, because they're both houses that presents us with different kinds of challenges and, you know, so you're going to find that the tensions of these two houses are expressing themselves and in some ways, it doesn't even really matter that you that you parse out exactly.
Because a lot of the time, when people start to parse out well, that's the big difference between it. They're trying to figure out what am I supposed to do; nothing, just hold the tension of these two areas pulling in different ways. All right. Let's go on to Gemini and Sagittarius.
So, for Gemini and Sagittarius, we have the eclipses falling across the 11th and fifth houses. The 11th was called The Joy of Jupiter. The fifth was called The Joy of Venus. 11th was the place of allies, beneficial people and influences, groups, ambitions, wishes and aspirations for the future, and good fortune, and the fifth house was a place of pleasure, creativity, and creative satisfaction, or romance and also pregnancy and children.
So when you see eclipses falling across this house, there's often a way in which, okay, well, for Geminis, for example, Gemini rising, the north node says, hey, I want to develop new friends, new allies, new groups of people, I want to change social affiliations, or I might start pursuing new ambitions and finding new help along the way.
There's a sense of refining or revising your ambitions and maybe your social connections as they relate to those ambitions, and then, on the other hand, the south node Libran energy in the fifth house can call you to explore creatively. What have I learned at this point in my life about my own creative voice? And what kinds of creative projects are left on done or unfinished? What is it like unfinished business in the area of creativity, or pleasure or joy or romance, and there are old patterns to be looked at, but also, you know, treasure to be gathered from good work that's been done in the past around creativity, children, joy and creative fulfillment.
So now you flip it for Sagittarians, you're gonna see with Sagittarius on the ascendant, then you get the nodes flipped. So the new direction that that's kind of like drumbeat that's like, Alright, let's go here, and I feel like I'm called into battle by the north node in Aries in the fifth house means there's something new, I want to explore creatively, sexually, romantically, there's a new form of pleasure I seek to understand or experience, there's a new creative impulse that I'm following.
But on the other hand, the Libra and energy is about the south node, Libra, and in the 11th, will be about the accumulated wisdom around social groups, friends, you know, the different kinds of people that serve that do or do not serve your, your own creative ambitions.
So, am I aligned in the right way socially, and do the alignments that I have socially aided me in the kinds of things that I'm trying to do with my life, the ambitions that I have, the wishes and hopes that I have? And do I have the right people around me, and there's like, tests and the, you know, the reaping of what's been sown and rewards for hard work done, but also encounters with old patterns that need resolving and there's a sense of, you know, being able to rely on past experiences, to make important choices around friends, communities, social dynamics, and so forth, and Sagittarius will experience that with the south node, Libra in the 11th.
All right, so let's go along to Cancer and Capricorn. So you put the nodes of the moon in the 10th and fourth houses, and you have for Cancers. The call to explore something new will be taking place in the career house or the house that has to do with social standing and status, public engagement, and reputation. The house that calls us to participate in the world in some way that, you know, is like socially recognizable, what kind of role or duties or work or activities are we taking up, and where do we find ourselves? Where does that place us somehow, and what world does that place us within the larger society in which we live?
Now, the south node of the Moon in Libra, in the fourth house, will be about Do you know kind of the wisdom accumulated through time and experience in the house of home, family, parents, ancestral karma, living environment, there are all things being resolved there. But there's also, you know, rewards for hard work done and the harvesting of all of the transformation that you've done in this area.
So there's a cycle of some kind that's coming to a close, and you're there to use the wisdom of the past to bring about the best kinds of things in the house of home and family. But it's also time to put a ribbon around certain patterns or lessons that you have to somehow finish or work through one last time or in a new way.
Flip that for Capricorns, and you get this call to do new things or explore or expand pioneer in new directions with respect to where you're living or building a family, or there'll be new developments around home family and ancestry, your roots, the desire to explore the mysteries or to explore. The desire to break from the world somehow to retreat into rest or home or to connect with something that sort of frees you from the world. These are deeper, that the fourth house is a place of rest, flow, ease, and disconnection from the world.
But you know, for a lot of people, that will manifest in terms of family and home specifically; either way, though, the Capricorns are going to have that energy calling, let's do this; this is something new, I want to try. Whereas there's a season of reaping what's been sown and harvesting good and bad karma in the house of career, occupation, and worldly involvement, the old lessons that sort of bring final bosses, you know, you have to face testing and show that the pattern has changed somehow.
Then there's also the kind of the wisdom of what you've learned that could lead to something like a promotion or a change of title or job; it could sometimes also be a time in which you, you know, you hit dead ends, and you have to sort of face the music around the topics of career or worldly occupation and activities, reputation, things like that. It's so interesting to see the tensions of these houses playing out.
Let's go to Leo and Aquarius. This place is the nodes of the moon in houses three and nine, or across the third and ninth house axis in general, for Leo and Aquarius will be flipped in either way, on either side. So north node eclipses in the ninth house will, for Leos, call you in the direction of learning, travel, religion, and spirituality in the cultivation of development of new things, new endeavors, new patterns, and exploration, specifically around your beliefs or your worldview, or the subject of learning and the higher mind. Maybe exploration of foreign places or long journeys, pilgrimage, travel, and there's just a kind of call to adventure and expand the mind.
There's a kind of fierceness, a bit of the, you know, the warrior archetype at play in the ninth house as well, which might be like advocating or even fighting for things that you believe in, or kind of power struggles and the relation between power, conflict, and the higher mind or beliefs. Those are topics that are going to become really important. Whereas the south node in Libra, in the third house, suggests the equanimity of the mind and peace and balance and flow and harmony in the environment around you and how the wisdom of the past that will say, it's important that I keep a balanced level head that the environment around me be a place of peace, and tranquility, of justice and fairness, of balance and beauty?
There are old lessons to be learned about keeping the peace or about maybe being overly compromising or diplomatic when you need to be more assertive, and the balance between a peaceful mind and an energetic, engaged mind that's willing to fight for what it believes? How do you balance those two things? Those are big questions for both Leos and Aquarians.
It's flipped, of course, if you have Aquarius on the ascendant, where you'll have the Libran energy in the ninth house, which may have to do with old patterns, old lessons, and either running up against the wall when it comes to those old patterns around beliefs and religion in the higher mind or establishing new ones or hard work that you've done is now bringing some amazing results.
South node ninth house often coincides with people finishing graduate school or going back to school to, you know, face your fears of intellectual, you know, inadequacy, like, I'm not very smart. Well, your south node eclipses might send you back to school and have you proving to yourself that you are smart, you know, something like that.
But it's also just in general, it's about facing, facing old patterns, seeing what work you've done, receiving rewards for the hard work you've done, and also, you know, letting go of old patterns that no longer serve, it's a time of internalizing wisdom from the past, receiving the gifts from the past, and also the past coming back up for review around beliefs, religion in the higher mind, higher learning, religion, etc.
Then the third house, Aries, for Aquarians, is very much about the potential for the immediate environment to be lit on fire with a kind of passionate, heated, intense quality of Mars so that the mind is, you know, willing to take risks or to it's almost like, there's a kind of Libran sensibility to Aquarians when it comes to their beliefs.
The everyday communication and the world around you needs to be passionate, intense, and fiery as well. So that needs to develop more exciting dynamics in mind, environment, speech, everything that you're doing, and everyday sense needs to grip and engage and light you up inside, and there's going to be more of a call to develop that as opposed to just being sort of totally cool and objective and detached. It's like no fire up.
But, at the same time, the Libra and south node will pull you always back in the direction of equanimity and being a little bit more even-keeled if you need to be. So again, these tensions across the axis third and ninth really have a lot to do with the mind and beliefs and the way we perceive and communicate. So these are things that Leos and Aquarians will be working with, and then finally, we have Virgos and Pisces.
So, for Virgo and Pisces, the nodes of the moon and the eclipses will fall across two and eight, and this full moon is highlighting that. So you have with the second house, Libra and South Node, there's like the all of the accumulated wisdom, the rewards for hard work done that has to do with money, time, resources, energy, skill development, skill acquisition, what you have, what you're trying to cultivate and there's a lot there that says, look at what you've cultivated, look at what it's gotten you.
If you've been avoiding cultivating your resources internally or externally, this will be a time of like, you know, coming up against a wall and being like, I can't just keep doing the same old thing and expect a different result.
So it can be a little bit of both as well. Throughout the eclipse cycles, you may notice that you're reaping what's been sown in terms of very beneficial things around money, business around work, what you have or what you're in possession of, and a lot of things you'll see you'll come into possession of things, or you'll feel like, you know, the time and energy that you've put in is paying off somehow.
Then, for other people, it'll be this, like this wake-up call, like you need to cultivate this, or you've avoided this, or you've maybe even been lazy in certain ways, or this needs developing, and you'll feel like this isn't something I can avoid any longer.
On the other hand, the north node in the eighth with Aries, again, I think of it as a drumbeat that's calling us into a new space, a new set of experiences. In the eighth house, that has a lot to do with, you know, exploring what other people have to give us or how other people inspire us or bless us or how we can partner with other people, as well as what we need or what we don't need from other people. Can I do this alone, or do I need help? Am I too proud to ask for help? Can someone join me, and can we join our passions together for the sake of some larger enterprise or some bigger goals?
So, the question of, you know, independence and dependence around resources, time, energy, and money is the tension being explored for Virgos and Pisces as the Libra Aries axis falls across the second and eighth.
Now, for Pisces, you flip it. The new territory that's calling is with the north node in the second house, and it says hey, develop something of your own, start a business, develop a new skill, buy things, come into possession of things. Look at what you have and look at the con slicks surrounding what you have or the passion that's driving you, or maybe the lack of passion, and cultivate it.
So it's like grow something, get something, get after it. That's the kind of energy for Pisceans that they'll have in their second house. At the same time, they'll have the Libra and energy with the south node in the eighth. How have I been overly diplomatic? How have I relied too heavily on other people? What kinds of soul contracts have gotten me entangled, and is it time to let go of them?
Or what kind of fruiting or harvesting of positive relationships and alliances that I've built over time, through careful diplomatic sensibilities, are now yielding results and giving me the fruits of that sort of relational work that I've done, so it can go in either direction? But, again, the tension between what is mine? What is ours? What is shared, and what is mine alone? These are the kinds of tensions coming up for Virgos and Pisces in general.
Well, anyway, I thought this would be a good use of our time. You can see, by the way, Hilda, the rescue dog, is behind me; I don't want to swing my camera too dramatically, but she is sweet as can be.
I thought it was really interesting because I'm a Taurus rising. So the nodes of the moon fall across my 12th and sixth right now, and as soon as the south node of the moon went into my sixth house, I started thinking very seriously about, you know, like rescuing another dog.
The other dog we have as a rescue, and I just thought, well, maybe we should rescue another animal. Ashley is big into rescue rescuing dogs; if you're gonna have a dog, she's like, let's make sure what's the rescue.
But at any rate, what's funny about that is just that signature of looking at old patterns, and as soon as the south node entered my sixth house, I started going through all of the history around my relationship with animals. It was just an interesting thing to come up, and then as Mars entered the sixth house, I got sort of, like, a little bit of an advocate vibe. Like I think this is important, and so anyway, you can funny, the sixth house, you know, is a connection to two animals in the sixth house traditionally, so anyway, that's just my little story.
I would love to hear your story. So, if you have a story to share, please use the hashtag #grabbed and tell us the name of the transit, share your story, or you can email us your story at #email@example.com. Hopefully, we'll have some good eclipse stories to share.
Hope you guys are having a good day and that this was a fun refresher on the house topics that you'll be seeing amplified as this full moon in Aries comes through; it'll start to amplify this Friday over the weekend. But then it's previewing where all of those eclipses are taking us over the next year. So, hopefully, this contributes to each of us. Get just feeling a little bit more ready for it. Or that's what I've got today. Take it easy, everyone. Bye.