This full moon on Oct 16 at 12:23 am Eastern U.S. time aligns with strong themes I see undulating through the lunar currents from the end of 2016 and on into the New Year.
Can you burrow down deep inside to access life’s free, creative impulse?
Is it possible to stop betraying your wholeness in order to support the world’s limited version of who you are?
Are we ready to crack through the shell of a false civilization and birth a renaissance of meaning and values?
Leading up to tonight’s full moon was the half-moon waxing point in Capricorn. We’ve been asked to dive through the collective karma of our time and tap the wisdom of the Capricornian Goat-fish, one of the signs that traverses both land and water. The truth of the species’ plight spills over into the truth of our individual experience. The plunge is humbling though, when you feel like you are going to die without a breath of air and it’s hard to tell the dysfunction of the species from the dysfunction of your own, just as it’s often hard to tell the difference between shifting sands and solid ground.
We’re not evolutionary babies at this point in history, yet we haven’t generated a future story to guide us through the more mature rites of passage we must now achieve. Rather than making the best of a bad situation out there, we’re asked to find a whole new direction, where we can climb a pristine mountain peak of awareness while simultaneously diving down into the stuff we are made of.
Be kind to yourself on this dive into shadow.
Relax your fight-or-flight syndrome.
You’re not supposed to know how do to this already. If you did, you probably wouldn’t be alive right now. You came to learn how to be human, magical and real.
The moon’s path over the next three months is geared to soften our attachments to surface identities and allow the wild immediacy of organic life to pour through us. Like the way grass grows after a summer rain, we are living channels for the future. Pure life pulses thru us. It doesn’t care if you free yourself by showing up to protect the earth and water at Standing Rock or on a meditation cushion. It just wants to be allowed to come through.
October’s full moon in Aries wants us to banish the belief that in relationship, one person can only benefit at the cost of another. That’s one of the key karmic shackles we can unbind. The possibility of mutually beneficial relationship is taking hold, and it is a ripe time to meet it. It might be scary, to hold yourself responsible for having your needs met in relationship. It requires us to intimately know ourselves in the deep places.
From the Capricorn half moon to the Aries full moon, earth magic is taking hold of us to help us remove delusions of separation. We can accept the initiation gracefully. And, we can try to feed our belief in the goodness of humanity even while daily events continue to contradict that belief.