Now that Mars is stationing Direct in Aries we should all have a new perspective on our identities – of ourselves and other people.
Mars is the activator of the zodiac, known as the athlete and warrior, indicating energy, enthusiasm, willpower and ego give us motivation to assert who we are and go after what we want. Mars is about doing what it takes to survive, so we could see a lot of examples of people putting in effort to be on top. Egos could be on full display as people try to take the lead with determination to self-actualize. Leaders are likely to flex their muscles going forward.
Mars Retrograde in Aries gave us a lot of examples of people being reactive and defensive especially as Chiron is in Aries – a lot of people are going through a process of healing their identities, especially dealing with pain and anger from the past. Racial tensions are an example of Chiron in Aries in terms of parts of people’s identity that has been wounded as well and with Mars in Aries this year, tensions have only escalated. But now with Mars Direct, what actions are you taking to heal moving forward?
Seeing how people reacted to identity politics while Mars was Retrograde is very revealing to who a person truly is. Those that have learned more about themselves and have been able to heal issues of their deep rooted feelings while Mars was Retrograde, are likely to be less reactive. Those that still have a lot of inner issues to heal could become more active, aggressive and perhaps even violent as they express their internal energy outward as Mars goes Direct in Aries.
Of course, taking positive actions moving into the future is advised. However, with Mars in square to Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter in Capricorn we are sure to see that there is going to continue to be a lot of political pressures influencing and instigating people’s attitudes and behavior. We are likely to see more people actively participate in protests as people focus on what they can do to assert their will in an attempt to influence change in the bigger picture.
It’s officially a Full Moon in Aries on October 1, 2020 5:05 pm ET.
A Full Moon in Aries always stands across the sky from the Sun in Libra. This Full Moon is also known as The Harvest Moon.
Working our way toward the Full Moon in Aries, we are reminded of the 2 week period of new growth that began developing with the New Moon in Virgo.
Full Moon’s always represent a heightened awareness of emotions and how we feel about our lives and what’s going on in the world. The Full Moon in Aries symbolizes a time where a new awareness of your identity is revealed.
There is great potential for personal breakthroughs, realizations and revelations about yourself with a Full Moon in Aries.
With the Sun in Libra it is our relationships to other people that can shine a light on who we know ourselves to be. Others act as a mirror, where you see who they are in relation to you, helps you to see yourself in a new light. An emotional exchange leading toward this Full Moon in Aries can be the catalyst to you awakening to see the real you. It is common that people will compare themselves to others as a measure of who they are.
Aries also represents self empowerment, leadership qualities and a desire to succeed. The Full Moon in Aries indicates an awareness of how far we’ve come to develop and define who we are in the image we choose for ourselves.
Aries is a fire sign ruled by Mars the warrior. We could see strong reactions, attitudes and behavior as people are more inclined to assert their identity. A stronger will to defend and protect the identity, the self, the ego whenever it is bruised or attacked by the actions, attitudes, behavior or words of another is likely to be increased.
Impatience and short tempers are likely to be evident as we approach this Full Moon. Overreactions and violence are quite possible.
If you feel like someone is digging into your identity, picking on your, bullying you or defining who you are instead of letting you own your power and define who you are for yourself, it can bring out especially strong emotional reactions. People can get defensive and angry about how other people are treating them, with a tendency to take things more personally.
Aries also represents our beginnings, our early years of formation, and who we were as a child so whenever someone may dig into your past to define who you are, it can bring up a lot of strong emotional reactions. But it can be helpful to remember that what people project onto others often reveals more about themselves than the person they are digging into.
Mars is Retrograde in Aries during this Full Moon in Aries, further indicating a heightened awareness of how people behave and the actions they take.
This Full Moon in Aries is also conjunct Chiron Retrograde in Aries, bringing a lot of attention to where our identities and egos need to be healed. Chiron in Aries symbolizes long term healing of our identities and wounds from our childhood.
The Bigger Picture
Mars in Aries is also in square (difficult position) to Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn now. Capricorn represents our highest goals in the material world and our reputations, further indicating that defining ourselves on our own terms is highly important but can be especially challenging due to the potential for negative external influences during this time.
Capricorn also symbolizes the ruling class of our society, politics, authority, big business, the economy and all things that give structure and order to our society according to a larger plan by those in positions of power.
In this regard, Capricorn would be considered to be the 1% while Aries would be considered the 99%. It is highly likely we will see increased tension in this regard.
This Full Moon in Aries could bring much more attention to the differences between the ruling class and those of us that are ruled. We can see very strong reactions and a push and pull tug of war between the realm of politics and the realm of the common people, and things can get fiery.
With a challenging position between Mars in Aries and these major planets in Capricorn we can see that people are becoming more aware that there is major discrepancy between the ruling class of society and the rules they push and enforce upon individuals that must abide by political decisions and rules – creating much tension. It seems that people are becoming more aware that there is two classes in society – those that make the rules and those that have to abide by them.
The big changes and transformations we are noticing in Capricorn with heavy hitting planets Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter is creating a tug of war of power and authority, law and order, that governs society.
With Jupiter in Capricorn representing corporate media getting closer to Pluto, we are likely to see more tension about the broader beliefs that are being emphasized and how they are in conflict with the common people. Divisions and wedges between people based on identity politics can rile up a lot of people. With all this, it is very noticeable that there is great tension between people’s identities and the larger influences in society.
Aries rules the head and with extra tension or stress you may notice an increase in headaches. Also be more cautious of machinery to avoid injury, especially if you are upset about something that is distracting you.
A great way to relieve tension during this period is to exercise and focus on using your energy toward self improvement and personal strength.
Chiron stations Retrograde on July 15, 2021 at 12:41 pm ET.
Where has your identity been wounded? Have you been hurt by others, and their opinions of who you are? Do you feel like you never measure up because others have conditioned you to not believe in yourself? Have you been deeply affected by how you were treated in your childhood? Do you hold onto shame, embarrassment or self criticism that keeps you from feeling happy and fulfilled in your life?
Chiron Retrograde in Aries is a paramount time to work on you own self discovery so you can heal your deepest wounds that have held you back from being empowered and proud of who you are.
If you have been holding yourself back from living your life to your fullest potential because negative feedback from others has stuck with you, this is an important time to figure out how to shed that skin for your own well being.
As we are growing up, people in our lives, our community and society around us can either help or hinder our psychological development which can have a significant impact on who we become.
Your mind is like a computer, and it is largely programmed by whatever you are exposed to in the world. Negativity and false beliefs that others project onto you, can become deeply ingrained in your psyche and who you believe yourself to be.
This is the time to get to know the real you on your own terms, and to brush away all the negative junk, memories, thoughts and feelings that have built up over the years and have only been holding you back.
This is the time to choose differently, and to choose to look at the truth of who you are through a different lens, a lens that has not been conditioned by the negativity and ignorance of others. Changing what you think and believe about yourself is a challenging process and can take a long time, but is most certainly worth the effort.
Trying to make sense of all the hurts from the past doesn’t always work. Things other people say and think can be so stupid because so many people are not developed in their own sense of self enough to know better. There’s nothing you can do about the ways others think, that is their job and their job alone to change, but you can change the way you think. You can change what you focus on and who you allow to be a part of your life so that you are surrounded by the very best.
You can reprogram your mind by exposing yourself to more positive people that believe in your potential. This is the time to focus on reinforcing the positive perspectives about yourself and ensuring you are exposing yourself to the things that make you feel good about yourself. It’s time to do things for yourself that are in your own best interest regardless of what others think you should or shouldn’t do or be according to their own false or misguided opinions.
The more you strengthen the pathways in your mind towards what is good about yourself, the stronger those pathways will become. The negative pathways will take a back seat and slowly fade away as you fill up your mind with better.
Taking care of yourself as you would take care of another to assist in their healing is essential now. Focus on the very best life has to offer and take advantage of the positive opportunities in life that interest you the most. Forgiving or releasing the past and looking toward a brighter future can open you up to a new world of experiences. This is a time to recreate yourself in your own image, to heal yourself and to shed layers of hurt that have stifled you from being the totally awesome version of yourself that you can be.
This is a great time to stop worrying about what other people are so concerned with about you. This is your life, nobody else’s, and you’ve got this chance to shine and be the real, authentic you regardless of what any naysayers may push your way. Other people’s fears, judgments, egos and opinions are not yours to fix. That’s their own problem to work through and none of your business. That’s the work they need to do for themselves to create their own happiness. Your business is your own life and your own happiness, and from there, you can help other people become happier with themselves simply by being the shining example of being good to yourself.
Chiron is Retrograde in Aries, we are likely to see a backlash toward the double standards we have been noticing for a while now in terms of clashes of identities in society. Why people are protesting and what people are standing for and against, can bring a new understanding to how hurt and pain can affect the way people think, believe and behave. Through better understanding of the roots of the issues, transformation toward better can take place.
Chiron is Retrograde in Aries until December 19, 2021 at 11:33 am ET.