If the full moon tends to be an emotionally challenging time for you, you're not alone. For as gorgeous as the cosmic effect may be, even I often feel apprehensive toward an upcoming full moon. To put it bluntly, this fear comes from the fact that, astrologically speaking, full moons have the power to turn your world upside-down. If the lunar cycle was an ocean wave, the full moon would be the moment that wave crashes onto the shore. It's beautiful, but it's also a mess. If you're already feeling a sense of foreboding, then the full moon in Aries 2018 is proof that your intuition is spot on.
For one thing, full moons always blow through your idea of reality and show you a new perspective; one that might not feel so comfortable. Because they always occur in the opposite zodiac sign of whatever sign the sun is currently in, they reveal what's been lurking beneath the surface. Turning over rocks to find out what creatures have been living in its shadows, the full moon makes it especially difficult to avoid facing the gritty truth. Since the upcoming Aries full moon on September 24, 2018 will receive complex and conflicting energy from other planets, this one has the potential to really put you through the wringer.
Deep-rooted Fears May Float To The Surface
During this full moon in Aries, there's a chance that painful, possibly even traumatic memories from your past will rise back up again. Because the moon will form an excessive conjunction with Chiron — ruler of fear, insecurity, and vulnerability — you can expect this cosmic event to dredge up skeletons from the dustiest corners of your closet.
However, Chiron isn't a planet with bad intentions. There's a reason Chiron is so concerned with your darkest pain and most excruciating fears. It knows that the only way you'll ever heal from these anxieties is by facing them head on, proving to yourself that you're stronger than anything. Because of the full moon's association with Chiron, it also has the power to be an incredibly transformative time. Ready to rise beyond your despair and regain your power? Although this sounds easier said than done, the upcoming full moon in Aries can help you get there.
You Could Be Faced With Inhibiting Obstacles
Full moons are a moment of culmination, revelation, and reward. It's when the intentions that you set on the previous new moon reach a sense of completion. However, because this full Aries moon will form a nearly claustrophobic t-square with inhibiting, restricting, and karmic Saturn, there's a chance that any sense of fulfillment will be that much harder to find.
Saturn erects barriers and enforces discipline when necessary. Without Saturn, it would be very hard to stay committed to your projects and to know the rules that you definitely shouldn't break. However, too much energy from Saturn and it can feel as though you're trapped.
However, the full moon's connection with Saturn makes its reward that much more tantalizing. If you feel as though you're locked in a small room, don't lose hope. Find a way to climb out of the window instead.
Do Whatever It Takes To Reach The Finish Line
Clearly, this full moon is blossoming with dramatic and traumatic energy. However, it's important to remember that nothing worthwhile has ever been accomplished without strife. In fact, obstacles are what give you enough passion to go the extra mile and earn whatever you're setting out to achieve.
Allow this full moon in Aries, no matter how challenging it may be, to inspire you to work even harder and encourage you never to give up. With the unstoppable source of fire that Aries contains, you have all fuel that you need to overcome anything that stands in your way. Just remember to embrace the initiating spark that this full moon will bring.