This month a rare super full moon will rise in the sky on the evening of Sunday October 16th, ushering in a cosmic shift in energy which will end up affecting everyone on the planet. You can use this change in vibration to your advantage and bring about some positive change to your life. But first, here’s what a super moon means in terms of science.

A super moon is when the moon’s orbit brings it to the one point that is closest to Earth and this also coincides with either a new or full moon. Because this October super moon happens to be a full one that is occurring when it reaches its closest approach to Earth all month, it will appear super-sized and much larger than its usual size. According to NASA, when the moon is so close to us “Its looming proximity makes the moon appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter in the sky than an apogee full moon.” (the term apogee is when the moon is furthest from Earth in its orbit)

Astrologically speaking, the October super moon will occur when the moon is in Aries. This brings about a very active, enthusiastic, and outgoing type of energy. As such, all of the fiery and adventurous vibrations associated with Aries will be brought to the forefront and this creates a lively burst of energy. If you harness the super moon shift and embrace it in a positive light, then good changes will come your way.

Aries is known for a number of strong qualities and characteristics, by tapping into them and harnessing their power, you can get the most of out of the super moon shift! Below is an overview of all the basic and best things this full moon in Aries has to offer:

It’s a time to heal – Whether your wounds are physical, mental, conscious, or unconscious, now is the time to focus on healing them. When you concentrate and do everything in your power to get better and stronger, you can free yourself from all the pain and suffering that’s draining you.

It’s an opportunity to move onward and up in our lives. Many of us will come across exciting new opportunities which weren’t even possible, let alone available to us, before the shift. Now that Mercury has been out of retrograde for just under a month, everything should have fallen back into its normal place by now. If there’s anything that’s still out of whack, fix it asap so you can continue moving forward with nothing holding you back.

It’s the perfect time to act. With the moon being in Aries, the sign’s physical and aggressive traits will be highly valuable for getting things done. Need to get moving on a project or finish something that you’ve been putting off or procrastinated over for seemingly ever? Get moving and get it done, you’ll have the energy and drive to do it all now!

Break free of toxic people in your life. The relationships that are hurting you or holding you back need to be re-assessed. If you find that someone is not worth the time, effort, and stress, cut the cord and distance yourself from them. Stop letting people walk all over you and instead of following bad examples, be a leader and set good ones!

Be conscious and aware of your ego. Don’t let your own sense of self-importance or entitlement get the best of you. Aries can be very cocky and it’s crucial that you don’t get caught up in your ego. Instead, stay grounded and everything will go smoothly.

Overall, the shift in energy accompanying the October super moon will be overwhelmingly positive. If you relax and go with the flow you can better connect with this energy and it will lead to great things happening in your life, so get ready to welcome it!

Originally appeared on Sungazing