Aries’ journey is reaching its climax over the next few days with the Full Moon in Libra.
I have found the journey rather breathless. I think of Aries as the newborn babe and, like a newborn myself, know that at some level I also have stepped over the threshold into a completely new realm. I am at the centre of a new world and everything shines brightly as if encountered for the first time. My journey this cycle has been about trusting that this is all okay. The universe really does have my back.
As a newborn we are the centre of our world. As helpless and vulnerable as that baby is, there is no frantic rush to do anything. There is an expectation that all will be provided. This is how I have experienced this Arian energy. There is only the moment, in which magical things appear. One doesn’t assess, weigh or judge the value of the thing presenting itself, it only requires a little attention and perhaps a response if it resonates with us. Reassurance comes not from the mind, which hasn’t yet learnt how to discriminate, but from our instinctive responses.
Aries have a reputation of being selfish. How puzzling that must be for them. What self? I am… I am…. I am… What else can I be? What else is there?
There is the unexplored here and as I embrace this commitment to be in this unique reality I respond to the desire to go with each impulse; knowing that if I keep seeking what feels good I will not only survive but thrive. I am exhilarated by the excitement in discovery and have no desire for the old. I know this is the path I carve and by following each urge, something completely original shall result. The promise is that I, like every other individual, have been born to add my indispensable unique piece/peace to this brave new world.
Now we encounter the Libra Full Moon – the opposite to our Aries instinct. Do we now have to accommodate the other? Is this where our newborn Aries instinct has to conform, to allow space for all others to express themselves? With Libra we have consciousness, we have perspective and in that perspective we can call what is right and wrong. Do we now edit the Aries urges and make them acceptable to the people we love?
This last two weeks, allowing myself to follow and trust the urges that arise in the moment without censorship, I have experienced great joy. When I have felt lost and anxious I have paused and consulted my internal compass for a better feeling place. Aries knows when it is off track and gets immediately frustrated, angry and impatient. My commitment to honour myself, as if a baby in it’s own care, has brought me always back to how to soothe my mewling. This inner spark must be allowed to burn. What I have learnt is that my Aries babe always wants to feel better, feel peace, feel love, experience the beauty that lies ahead in this exciting new land. I realise that Aries is not opposed to the peace and harmony that Libra offers. Aries is on a quest to merge with everything that feels good and that is Libra. He knows that life is not worth living without the beauty, love and peace that Libra represents. In Aries one doesn’t go, one is drawn.
This Full Moon offers us true self-acceptance. The trust that by following our unique desires we are creating a harmonious world.
Image: “Highlining at Cathedral Peak, Yosemite, California”Photograph by Mikey Schaefer
This is an excerpt from the National Geographic article quoting Dean Potter the highliner in the picture. Everything here exemplifies the Aries spirit.
“On the highline my thoughts are simple and clear,” says pioneering rock climber, BASE jumper, and wing suit flyer Dean Potter. “Fundamental needs shine through the mental clutter. I focus completely on my breath, my connection with the line, and making it safely to the other side.” This highline was set up on the summit of Cathedral Peak, in Yosemite National Park, at an elevation of 10,911 feet. Though Potter is untethered, he is in control. “I’ve always been a ‘free soloist.’ Whatever I do, I long to be untethered and free,” notes Potter. “I am completely confident with my ability to catch the line if I were to fall.”