Are you interested in losing weight…being a rebel…or finding Mr. or Miss Right?  If so, you’re going to love this Full Moon

On October 16, 2016 at 12:23 AM EDT we have a Full Moon at 23 degrees in Aries. There are 12 astrological signs of the zodiac; each one is named for a constellation. This one is unique because it happens to fall in the sign of Aries.

For starters, some of us may be asking, what’s so unique about the Full Moon? Well, it’s a time of super charged energy with the sun and moon in opposite signs of the Zodiac. The sun is now in Libra. And, the sun represents us—our character, and essence. The moon represents our emotional needs.

The Sun and Moon being in opposite signs now, creates a “yin and yang” of solar and lunar harmony. During the previous New Moon we may have conceived of ideas or become vaguely aware of our desires. In fact, we may have had miraculous epiphanies of the things we wanted to accomplish.

This is an exciting Full Moon because it is an exuberant time of new possibilities when we must trust our intuition and recognize we have the opportunity to “go for”—whatever we want! The Full Moon in Aries gives us the courage of the adventurer and the spirit of the pioneer to forge ahead toward our goals.

Yet, we may face an internal conflict with the Aries Moon, because the “dark side” of the Sun in Libra can make us indecisive, conflicted and paralyzed from taking action. This is at odds with the warrior nature of Aries, which is a risk-taker, often impulsive and wildly courageous.

Perhaps, the message of the Full Moon in Aries is to embrace our passionate desires while containing our ego, always remembering that the sun in Libra is about fairness and caring about how our actions affect those we have intimate relationships. What we want at this time cannot be so important that it comes at the expense of others.

During this Full Moon we have the opportunity to change our lives on an emotional level by standing up for ourselves, and taking care of our needs. We can make healthful changes to our body, for example by losing weight or improving our appearance. Or, we can take risks, we don’t normally take, to find the passionate love relationship we yearn for.

Here are some of the life-changing choices the energy of this Full Moon in Aries gives us the opportunity to make:

  1. Be self-assertive and stand up for ourselves.

Sometimes we just don’t stand up for ourselves. We turn the other cheek to avoid conflict and in the process become “door mats” for others to take advantage. It is not necessary for us to become “the Incredible Hulk” to get what we want.

However, during this Full Moon, we have the courage to communicate honestly and directly to let others know what we want and what are limits are.

One person who was non-drinker was tired of getting together with her four “drinking friends” at the local pub, and passively splitting the tab five ways even though she never drank. She felt taken advantage. She realizes that it is her responsibility to speak up and make sure she only pays her share of the bill.

Today is her day to say, “I am more comfortable just paying for my soft drink.”

  1. Do something for us—not them.

It is easy to be a giver and pay attention to everyone else’s needs but our own. We may find ourselves focusing all our attentions on pleasing and doing for others. For many—that means putting our spouses, children and friends before us. Over time, this habit becomes a way of life and our needs become unimportant and subordinated to those we love. After all, it’s so easy to “take” from a giver who is always giving.

During this Full Moon in Aries, we realize that emotionally—we must take care of ourselves. Sometimes, we need to be first!

We are now ready to pamper ourselves whether it’s going for a facial or massage or curling up in bed with a box of chocolates and a great book. Tonight, the family can serve us dinner or take us out for one.

  1. Improve our bodies.

This Full Moon brings us revelations about our physical body because Aries rules the first house of our physical body. We become emotionally conscious of how our body looks to those in the outer world.

We have a special awareness of our habits, which may include unhealthy eating habits we have grown up with. In my family, I had a mother who ended every sentence at the dinner table with the words, “Eat more. You haven’t had enough. Let me put more food on your plate. You are too skinny.”

As an adult, the Full Moon has taught me that “eating less—is more.” As a result, I have lost weight. I’m healthier and continue to look good. This is a revelation that can come for many of us with the Full Moon in Aries.

We can finally change the habits that have gotten in the way of us being healthy and looking the way we want to look.

  1. Do something rebellious.

Aries is known as a sign that follows its desires and goes after what it wants with great passion. The element of surprise and the spirit of rebellion can be an emotional theme now with the Full Moon in Aries. We often have the desire but lack the courage. That is not the case now.

Someone who at 20 has been so worried about her parent’s disapproval, is now ready to assert her independence. She might look forward to getting that nose ring she’s wanted for a long time or putting a tattoo on her behind even if it draws stares at the beach. Someone who was raised to never date across cultures is now ready to declare himself his own man—free to make his own choices.

  1. Find a passionate love relationship.

So often in life, we find ourselves settling for relationship that is mediocre. We feel no excitement for the person we’ve been dating. However, we lack the drive to go out into the singles world and find someone who fills us with passion and feels more like the soul mate we have always yearned for.

But this Full Moon in Aries inspires us and fills us with a renewed enthusiasm to find an exciting relationship, no matter how much failure or disappointment we may encounter along the way. On this day, we commit to actions that will help us reach our goal.

We commit to going out to at least one singles party each week; we put our profile online on a Internet dating site; we say yes to three of our friends who have wanted to fix us up for the longest time; we book a singles cruise over the holidays because we will not be alone this New Year. We are confident that, at the least, our socializing will bring us fun, and at the most, may be even bring Mr. or Miss Right into our lives.

The Full Moon in Aries offers us a special opportunity to make plans or to finally act on them. We can move closer to fulfilling our dreams, whatever they are. It’s a time when we take greater responsibility for our life and creating our own good fortune. After all, the planets don’t make us do anything. Our destiny is in our hands.

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