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Eclipse! The Full Moon in Aries October 8 2014-Sarah Fuhro

Nature Spirits are seen at work in the light of sunset: attunement to the potency of invisible forces of nature’   the Sabian Symbol for the full Moon is Aries.


Get up early, and you can watch the total eclipse of the Moon on Wednesday, October 8. For those of us in Eastern United States the eclipse will be begin at 4:17 am. The Moon will be in total eclipse at 6:27 pm. The Moon will be full at 6:50 am. This means we need to find a place to watch her, still in eclipse, set in the West as the Sun rises!

Full Moon in Aries 2014

We have a full Moon chart of polarities!   The Sun is in Venus’s sign of Libra, the Moon is in Mars’ sign of Aries. Each has a stellium of planets and other astrological points to keep them company in what could be a tug of war, or a message of unity!   Have you ever marched in a parade or demonstration holding one pole of a banner while someone on the other side of the street holds the other pole? If so, you know it takes some conscious coordination to keep the message ‘straight on’ and visible. If you start to talk to the person next to you, or slow down or speed up without the cooperation of that other pole carrier, your banner begins to waver and disappear.   This feels like that kind of chart.

Mars and Venus are often pitted against each other astrologically, yet as gods, they were lovers. And doesn’t it take courage (Mars/Aries) to love (Venus/Libra)?   At the moment of the full Moon, Venus in Libra will be in close proximity to the Libra Sun.   Moon in Aries is extremely close to Uranus (explosive energy). Meanwhile Mars in Sagittarius is in a sextile relationship to the Sun and Venus, and in trine to Moon and Uranus. We hear the drumbeat of war (Mars the warrior), but do we also hear the voice of reconciliation Venus in Libra)?   The South Node of the Moon is in Aries. South Node is the area we have developed fully. North Node of the Moon is in Libra, this is the more difficult direction, which requires effort and change. We can use the energy of the South Node, in this case Aries, to push ourselves toward the opposite impulse, Libra.

There is another theme here, which suggests a challenge of the times. This is a square between Pluto and Venus.   She is in Libra filled with love and harmony, he in Capricorn demanding structure and accountability. If we love, we have to manifest what we care about, but if we are all business, and have no time to feel and express our emotion, we may lose the dance.   Pluto in Capricorn could be the crushing death of Venus in Libra, unless, the two can work together to create structures to hold the expression of love.


When we look at a new or full Moon chart, we are in all in this together. The chart of a moment may have more or less impact on our personal lives, but the implication is: this holds true for everyone on earth. We have the opportunity twice each lunar cycle, to ponder the place we as individuals hold in the universal.   When I get into a rant about what I see as injustice or cruelty orstupidity in the world, I need to remember this quote from Lao Tzu.   It seems to me that we come to this lovely planet to transform into what we want to see in humanity.

Sarah Fuhro Keeping our Ancient Wisdom Alive

The Wisdom Tradition evolved over the centuries to address our deepest human needs. Sarah Fuhro is a practitioner of its many forms; including Astrology, Tarot, Flower Essences and Druidry. In addition to personal consultations, Sarah teaches workshops and private classes, offering both clients and students knowledge powerfully rooted in the past, presented in the language of the present.  To learn more, please visit www.sarahfuhro.com.