It’s not every year that we get a full moon occurring simultaneously with the Sun ingressing into the sign of Aries. I’m sure we all are aware of the effects of the full moon and how we are all naturally drawn to stare at its brilliance in the night sky. We’ve all heard about how crazy people and things are passed off as having been stimulated by this lunar prominence. It is surely a special time. However, let’s look at what makes this time significant astrologically beyond just that of a full moon.
Sun As The Foundation
Astrology is all about time. The zodiac itself is a measurement of cycles of time as planets spin round and round endlessly throughout it. The planet that is most important to its formation, however, is the Sun. The most common marker in our lives along our process of aging is that of a year passing by. It is exactly this period of time which is indicated by the Sun’s movement through the zodiac, and when it comes 360 degrees back to its same position, then this is indicative of exactly one year passing—hence why it is so important to track the progress of the Sun as it ingresses from one sign to the next as this shows us the progression of a year.
It All Starts With Aries
As most of us are aware, there are twelve signs that comprise the zodiac. What some of us may not know is that there is said to be a sign that marks the beginning—and that is Aries. Since Aries is associated with the image of a ram, this makes a lot of sense: being the first at anything requires a certain ability to put one’s head down and go forward. This is also why Aries can be indicative of breaking new ground. Any type of breakthrough comes after a period of feeling stuck and it can be very difficult to make new headway when one is concerned with established parameters, which Aries most certainly is not.
It All Starts With The Sun
Just as Aries is the first sign in the natural order of the zodiac, the Sun is the first planet in the natural order of the planets. Therefore, it makes a lot of sense to declare when the Sun enters Aries that it marks the start of the astrological new year.
In Vedic Astrology, the Sun performs extremely well in Aries. It is said to be “exalted” in Aries, meaning that this is the sign where the Sun actually finds it easiest to bring about its energy. It’s as if the qualities of Aries help the Sun to fully achieve its natural agenda. This makes sense as the Sun’s agenda is for one to achieve one’s ambitions and goals while the nature of Aries is to initiate activity and to conquer anything that lies in its path. Therefore, we can surmise that with the Sun in Aries, this is a time to take action on your goals in life of what you wish to accomplish. It is a time to feel renewed about pursuing your position in life and to move ahead with new ways to take it to the next level.
Don’t Forget About The Moon
Just as the Sun is an important factor in astrology, so is the Moon. The Moon and the Sun are both of the planets that naturally relate to our personality. The Sun is representative of our masculine energy and the Moon of our feminine energy. Whereas the Sun is related to the things that we do and achieve, the Moon is related to the things that we wish to connect to and want to bring into our lives. At times we are focused on career, status, achievement of goals, and doing important things while at other times we are focused on connecting with others, feeling comfortable, and adapting to meet the needs of our environment to find comfort in the world.
Both of these planets are very important in our lives indeed. However, in Vedic Astrology the Moon is actually given more prominence in natal chart interpretation. This is because the Moon is said to be related to the mind. This is the domain of the emotions and of how an individual sees themselves in the world. This is very much about one’s locus of perception, and negative influences to the Moon can be indicative of much fear, worry, and anxiety which are factors that can do more to derail one’s life plans than that of fear of failure, low self-esteem, and lack of confidence, which are indications of similar influences to the Sun.
Whereas these are the natures of the Sun and Moon individually, what we get when we have a full moon is mutual full aspects of the Sun and Moon to each other. In Vedic Astrology, the Sun and Moon are known to be mutual friends. This means that the influence of one to the other helps them both to produce their natural agendas. This is akin to one feeling like their plans and goals are something that they feel comfort in and part of their natural life.
What Does This Mean For You?
This is a time of revisiting the aspects of your ambitions and big picture plans of your life that are in line with your personality—those things that feel like they are just a natural reflection of who you are on the inside. This is especially the case about new plans that you want to initiate as Aries is the backdrop of the Sun.
This is a time of much optimism and feeling reenergized and ready to take on the world. This is indeed, as I mentioned earlier, a truly special time. So, bask in all the glory of this full moon as you realign your life’s plan and carve a new path towards a new you. And just in time for the astrological new year, too.