A full moon that occurs between September 23 and October 23 will be in the sign of fiery Aries. Use this time for magic pertaining to:
- Road Opening
- Facing challenges
- Overcoming obstacles
- Letting go of Anger
- Healing any ills of the head/headaches.
October 5th we will experience a Full Moon (Hunter’s Moon) in the fiery sign of Aries. The Aries energy is dynamic, fiery, and electric. This Aries moon offers us initiating energy. During this transit, there is a tendency towards losing your temper, which should be watched carefully, especially as the moon nears Taurus. Since Aries is the sign of the knife, be especially careful around sharp cutting tools such as knifes on the Aries full moon, as you might end up injured and no one wants to spend their magical Full Moon in the ER. Full moon's have long been associated with increases in the amount of births, accidents, and deaths, yikes!
For your full moon ritual, concentrate on dealing with the outward fire energy in your life. A bonfire for this moon would be spectacular! If you do not have access to an area where you can create a bonfire, a cauldron with a candle placed in it’s center is acceptable as we are honoring the element of Fire. Cleansing your ritual tools: crystals, tarot decks, and the like should be done now. The power of the full moon can be accessed for a period of three days prior to, and three days after the full moon and any magic worked during this time takes about a complete moon cycle to come to fruition. Use this potent warrior Hunter’s moon as a time for transition, release, and bringing much needed inner peace.
FULL MOON ALTAR
CANDLE COLOR: Red is associated with the sign of Aries, and the planet Mars. Red candles symbolize energy, strength, sexual potency, physical desire, passionate love, courage, will power, and good health. This color is also used to protect against psychic attack, and to conquer fear & laziness.
CRYSTALS: Obsidian, Apache tears, Carnelian, Hematite, Smokey Quartz, clear quartz, Garnet.
Moon in Aries Meditation: Obsidian
Begin your meditation by situating yourself in an upright position with feet booth flat on the floor. the room should be dimly lit, and quiet. Begin your rhythmic breathing as shared in our very first crystal quartz meditation HERE
select a variety of obsidian stones that intuitively draw your attention and is pleasing to your senses. The shape of the obsidian that you choose is also a matter of personal preference, but spheres and eggs seem to be the most popular meditation shapes. After cleansing and blessing your stone as well as the space where you will be practicing your meditation, you are ready to begin.
While sitting in silence welcome the energy of Aries and it's rulers Mars and Mercury. Hold the intention of transmuting the Warrior energy within to the higher plane of mind. Take this time to breathe deeply, and focus your vision onto your stone. Choose to use the dynamic Arieselectric fire to stimulate your intuition and to bring forward new ideas and ideals for the upliftment of humanity.
Begin to visualize golden/white light surrounding you and entering your nose, filling your chest, and heart center with warm loving sensations. As you exhale, visualize frustration, resentment, anxiety, and anger leaving your body in dark, cloudy swirls. Bless this discordant energy in the name of any higher or divine power you feel most comfortable with.
Pick up your obsidian in your left hand and begin to gaze upon it. Notice the depth of its color, the rich, dark, satiny luster of your black crystal. Now repeat: "Attune, Balance, Integrate, Ground" three times, then place the index of finger of your right hand upon your obsidian and began to stroke it gently. "Attune to the depths of obsidian. Attune to the depths of the black ray."
After a time you might experience some warmth or tingling, especially along the spinal column, from your crown to your base chakra, down your legs and into your feet. This is the effect of your energy system attuning to the divine vibrations being amplified through your obsidian and should not cause alarm. Relax, breathe deep, and allow yourself to merge with and absorb the energies being transmitted by your obsidian crystal.
Visually fix the black color of obsidian at your base chakra, see your base chakra as a liquid pool of black obsidian, pulsating with the black light vibration that grounds you through your base chakra to the very consciousness of Earthly existence. If you're using a colored obsidian, visualize the shimmering colors within your obsidian as swirling divine light vibrations above your head. Now allow those swirling divine lights to slowly travel the length of your crown chakra down into the liquid pool of obsidian at your base. Watch the shimmering colors mingle, integrating the etheric with the dynamics of Earthly survival modes.
Hold this visualization for up to 10 minutes. allow your obsidian to illuminate those aspects of yourself and your Earthly reality that you have been keeping hidden away from view. Allow the light of truth to illuminate the chambers where delusion, self-importance, and compulsions for material greed lie veiled by the ego- facilitated conditioned attitudes that may be keeping you from your highest potential. Allow your obsidian to assist you to clearly see the reality of your thought patterns as to how it pertains to your survival on Earth. Allow the light of truth to penetrate and illuminate the depths of darkness, and know that the light and darkness exist as one.
When you are ready to end the meditation, slowly count backwards from ten to one. at the count of one, open your eyes and breathe deeply several times. Remain seated until you feel fully integrated, and reflect upon your meditation experience. This is an excellent meditation for journal writing after.