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Episode 201 | Aries Full Moon: Assertive, Yet Civilized!

Episode 201 | Aries Full Moon: Assertive, Yet Civilized!

This week, the Aries Full Moon reveals relationship imbalances; Venus and Uranus examine togetherness and independence, windfalls and expenses; busy Mercury aspects Uranus on a couple of familiar degrees and finishes up a series of aspects with Jupiter; and April takes on a listener question about the location for your solar return. Plus: Spreadsheets, gobsmacked, and a little bit of flair!

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[1:00] Thank you to Chef Laurie Gauguin and [1:57] Sandy from Sarasota for the spectacular reviews!

[2:49] Mercury trines Jupiter on Sep. 25 (5:10 AM PDT) at 14º51’ Virgo-Taurus. The first two in this series of trines were on August 9 and Sep. 4. Mercury is on 15 Virgo, An ornamental handkerchief, and Jupiter is on 15 Taurus, A man muffled up with a rakish silk hat. Nail down the practicalities, then add some flair.

[5:06] Moon Report! The Aries Full Moon is on Sep. 29 (2:57 AM PDT) at 06°00’ Aries. This Full Moon highlights the balance between Libra, which tends to take others into account before acting, and Aries, which symbolizes putting ourselves first.

[6:08] Mars, the planet that rules Aries, is currently in Libra, so we can assert ourselves as needed while still being reasonably civilized and polite.

[6:38] This is the Full Moon in a lunar phase family cycle that began at the March 31, 2022 Aries New Moon. The First Quarter in this cycle was on Dec. 29, 2022, the Last Quarter is on June 28, 2024.

[7:54] Void-of-Course (VOC) Moon Periods. On Sep. 26, the Moon in Aquarius squares Uranus (5:38 AM PDT). It’s VOC for a little under 12 hours before entering Pisces (5:18 PM PDT). Which do you need more of in your life – Saturn, with its rules and boundaries, or Uranus, which needs more freedom and independence?

[9:10] On Sep. 28, the Moon in Pisces sextiles Pluto (1:57 PM PDT). It’s VOC for about 3 ¼ hours before it enters Aries (5:17 PM PDT). The sextile to Pluto from the Moon in Pisces signals a VOC period when we break habits of procrastination and practice exerting focus on a particular objective.

[10:18] On Sep. 30, the Moon in Aries squares Pluto (2:49 PM PDT). It’s VOC for about 3 ½ hours before it enters Taurus (6:18 PM PDT). This VOC Moon period is a time to retrace our steps, finish up what we missed, and hopefully bear all of this in mind the next time we let ourselves race ahead without taking a close look at what we’re doing.

[11:15] Venus makes the last in a series of squares Uranus on Sep. 29 (10:52 AM PDT) at 22º40’ Leo-Taurus. The first aspect in the series was on July 2, and the second one was on Aug. 9. This aspect highlights themes of togetherness and independence. It can also signify sudden financial windfalls or unexpected expenses.

[12:57] Mercury trines Uranus on Sep. 30 (9:55 AM PDT) at 22º38’ Virgo-Taurus. Mercury is on the Sabian symbol 23 Virgo, An animal trainer, and Uranus is on 23 Taurus, A jewelry shop. It’s time to train our minds in order to achieve inspiration and breakthroughs.

[15:33] Listener L.H. asks about the most accurate location to set one’s solar return chart.

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