This is the last time for a while (aka 27 years) that the Aries Moon will oppose Saturn. For the next two-plus years, when the Moon opposes Saturn it will be in Taurus. That’s because on October 5, Saturn is shifting from Libra (the sign opposite Aries) to Scorpio (the sign opposite Taurus).
To commemorate this day, let’s reflect upon what this alignment, which we have experienced each month for the past couple of years, signifies. When the Moon is in Aries, exerting a pioneering spirit moves us. We’re focused upon what we need to do to feel good and how we can express our desires.
And yet, we may run into limitation because we can’t get away from the fact that we don’t exist in isolation, that even if we are not in a relationship, by the nature of the life we have created we are always in relationship. For example, during the day we have numerous interactions– whether with a parent, a friend, a colleague, a store clerk, the driver next to us, et al–and all of these are incumbent upon a natural give-and-take that defines and fortifies the relationship.
Therefore, on those days–like today–when the Moon has been in Aries opposing Saturn, we are focused upon how to fit our needs, the expression of I, into a relationship that expresses the We. Likely, we’ve run into restrictions or frustrations because we can’t have our way or we can’t do things as we had initially intended. And within this, we realize that the way to resolve may be to compromise, with the key to doing so a way that still honors our individuality, albeit our individuality in the context of personal connectivity.
There’s something poetic in my view that we are experiencing this last Aries Moon opposite Libra Saturn just two days after the Aries Full Moon (when the Aries Moon opposed the Sun in Libra). There are similar themes that that alignment generated that are threaded through today.
Take the opportunity today to see how by being contained and defined by an interaction with another isn’t necessarily limiting and self-depreciating. Rather investigate how, in fact, it can be self-defining in a way that gives you more insight and more freedom into expressing who you actually are.
4:36 am: Moon (Aries) opposite Mercury (Libra)
1:06 pm: Moon (Aries) trine Venus (Leo)
3:32 pm: Moon (Aries) opposite Saturn (Libra)
3:32 pm: Moon void-of-course
4:26 pm: Moon enters Taurus
6:00 pm: Moon (Taurus) sextile Neptune (Pisces)
* all times are PDT