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Insights for the Full Moon 5th October 2017
When I sat down to begin these insights for the Full Moon, I remembered a previous time where, with the Libran energies, I had been very indecisive and not sure which one, of many options going around in my head, was the ‘right’ one to use. On another occasion, I had to change them at the last minute. So this time, I was pleased that something came to me quite quickly and clearly
Once I got the theme in my head and started typing, it flowed quite well, a good sign to me that I was on the right track. Although, I wasn’t able to finish them that night. I felt so tired, after a very busy week, that I went to bed early, whereas normally I would have pushed through and stayed up late, or even early into the next day to get them finished. For once, I listened to my body and I told myself that even if the newsletter was a bit later going out than I would have liked, it was right to honour how my body felt and not push myself any further. Carrying on working when I felt over-tired would have been counter-productive and inhibited my natural flow. I was also struggling to make a decision on my plans for the weekend, toying with lots of options and I hoped that getting a good night’s sleep would mean that I would be fresher, more focused, more decisive and more productive in the morning.
Why was I so tired? Something unexpected happened, an unusual opportunity presented itself and, as I had strong Jupiter energies around me I did what I always suggest to clients with Jupiter transits – I put my name in the hat and said Yes
But it did create an awful lot of extra work for me during the week, a lot of it physical, and now it was over, I was left feeling physically exhausted and wondering if it was all worth it. There were no tangible results, not yet anyway, and I realised, in the clear light of day that the odds were stacked against this and there was more likely to be a longer term result, if any at all. The potential outcome was something I had been working towards, something I had wanted for the last two years, and there were many synchronicities, so it is no real surprise that I grabbed the carrot in the hope that it would have the result I wanted. For the people I was helping people out, the benefit was more obvious, and whilst most of them were really pleasant, appreciative and thoughtful, a couple made it clear that I was ‘just another client’ and were disinterested to the point of rudeness. So now I felt exhausted, deflated, even a tad stupid for thinking it might have had my desired result. Was the lesson about putting my needs first? Were my expectations too unrealistic and was I really right to trust that it was the right thing to do? I had expended a lot of time and energy, should I have taken control, said No and got on with my own work?
And then when I went to bed I couldn’t sleep. How crazy is it when that happens. When I had been awake, I felt too tired to keep my eyes open and yet when I shut my eyes, my brain overrode my body.
I finally drifted off then awoke really early, it was still dark and I felt I had only slept for a few hours. Trying not to be annoyed, I told myself that if I was going to be awake, I might as well use the time and my fresh(er) brain to think about how to finish the insights. Lying cosily in my bed, with no other distractions, I began to think about the energies of the chart and inspiration came. Wow, how powerful and quick was that! And the next thing I knew I was waking up again, a few hours later and had no recollection of what had previously come to me, only a knowledge that something had!! How frustrating is that, when you search and search for that previous thought or dream but it eludes you.
What a beautiful day it was, the Sun shone brightly through my window onto my yoga mat and I lifted my face towards it, feeling the warmth and energy of it. Even though it is October, there was enough strength in the Sun to feel uplifting and revitalising. And with the Sun on me, feeling much more positive, I made a decision about my weekend plans, and immediately I did so, I knew that it was right, I felt empowered and positive.
Whilst I had been trying to sleep an email had come through from a close friend. She was voicing her concerns about plans not coming together and as I typed my reply, recollecting also what had come up the previous day for me, I could see all the energies mirrored those of the chart. The light dawned on me that I had finally got the real energy of the chart. Oh no, here we go again! You do realise, I typed, that I now have to change the insights!
I really didn’t see this one coming but it’s happened again, even when I was sure it wouldn’t! Yesterday, I thought that what I was writing was fine, but the influence of the Sun in a sign that weighs up all the options, and when they have decided, still questions that decision was obviously too strong for me and the insights for this Full Moon had to change.
Going back to what I had already written I could then see that it was OK, but it was only a part of the energy of the chart and was incomplete. I had described a technique that I use with clients who feel disempowered, or I can see are struggling with confidence, to stand in their power. It was, and still is relevant, but it was just a theory and it wasn’t suffice in itself; too much theory, no emotion, passion or analogies to relate it to everyday life.
This is a powerful Full Moon, with the Sun in Libra and the Moon in Aries. The opposite Full Moon, with the Sun in Aries and the Moon in Libra was on 11th April so it can be helpful to think back and see what issues we were dealing with then. With a testing aspect to this Sun/Moon axis from Pluto, these energies are potentially explosive, but they won’t necessarily be expressed externally, especially with the passive nature of the Libran energies of the Sun. It can be that we feel angry, upset, disappointed, disillusioned, but the Pluto power energy, if not expressed, makes us feel disempowered, that things are out of our control or there is nothing we can do. There may be frustration but if kept inside it leads to stagnation, even lethargy.
Part of the challenge here is to look at our level of both physical and mental energy. When we are tired, physically or mentally, we are inhibiting the natural flow of inspiration and we can become disconnected from spirit or source and therefore from what is right for us. Do we feel unmotivated, frustrated or disappointed? Alternatively, are we working ourselves too hard and is this an old pattern? Are we using our energies wisely in things that will feed us in return, bring us joy, fulfilment and fun? Do we need to look more closely at how much energy we are putting into different areas of our lives and have the courage to say ‘No’, simply because we feel it is right for us? Do we need to listen more closely to our bodies and what they are telling us, to honour what is right for them, not to push them too hard or too far?
It is far easier to recognise outwardly expressed emotions than those that demotivate us, make us feel tired, listless, fed up or disappointed, but they are equally important as they are often the same energies, just internalised rather than externalised. As such, they can be self-destructive and keep us stuck in old repeating patterns of inertia and excuses. We need to keep going no matter whatever life throws at us and especially if we feel deflated, a lack of interest, or have no motivation.
Are we searching for that elusive answer that we think will give us what we need to make our lives happy? The truth is, we only, ever, have this moment in time, and if we can’t be happy, right here, right now, how can we be happy in the future, in a different place, with a different job or person? If we can’t appreciate or enjoy a cent or a penny, how can we appreciate and enjoy dollars or pounds?
We need to do what nourishes us, nourishes our physical body, nourishes our mind and nourishes our Soul. And it’s OK if the plans change, if we decide to do one thing and then something else the next day. Life is change, if we can embrace it, from a place of knowing, groundedness, centredness and from the heart. When things flow, we know we are on the right track.
The coming two weeks as the Moon wanes, is the best time to release energies and with this Full Moon, we can set the intention to release outdated thought patterns. If we are experiencing any Oh no, not that again moments, they give us vital clues to what we need to look at and release.
Wishing you the brightest Full Moon blessings
© Terrie Celest www.astrologywise.co.uk
Astrological detail of the Full Moon chart 5th October 2017
Sun and Moon are opposing (Full Moon). Sun conjuncts Mercury with the Moon opposing it, widely semi-sextiles Venus and Mars with Moon widely inconjuncting them, very closely inconjuncts Neptune with Moon very closely semi-sextiling it and both square Pluto.
Mercury closely inconjuncts Neptune and very widely squares Pluto.
Venus very closely conjuncts Mars and these two share all their aspects, squaring Saturn, very widely inconjuncting Uranus, very widely opposing Neptune, trining Pluto, very widely opposing Chiron, semi-sextiling North Node and inconjuncting South Node.
Jupiter closely opposes Uranus, inconjuncts Chiron, sextiles North Node and trines South Node.
Saturn trines Uranus, semis-sextiles Pluto, squares Chiron, very closely trines North Node and very closely sextiles South Node.
Uranus closely semi-sextiles Chiron, trines North Node and sextiles South Node.
Neptune sextiles Pluto.
Pluto widely inconjuncts North Node, widely semi-sextiling South Node.
Chiron inconjunct’s North Node and semi-sextiles South Node.
Saturn, retrograde Chiron and Venus/ Mars from a T-square.
There is a Yod with Venus and Mars at the apex, and the South Node and retrograde Uranus at the base, and another with the Moon replacing Uranus.
Another Yod has North Node at the apex with Pluto and retrograde Chiron at the base.
Another Yod has retrograde Chiron at the apex with North Node and Jupiter at the base.
There is low Water energy and low Fixed energy.
Venus and Neptune are the depositors of the chart.
Sun 12°42” Libra
Moon 12°42” Aries
Mercury 10°20” Libra
Venus 19°18” Virgo
Mars 19°15” Virgo
Jupiter 28°58” Libra
Saturn 22°31” Sagittarius
Uranus 27°05” Aries, retrograde
Neptune 12°03” Pisces, retrograde
Pluto 16°51” Capricorn
Chiron 25°49” Pisces, retrograde
North Node 23°12” Leo
South Node 23°12” Aquarius
© Terrie Celest www.astrologywise.co.uk