Every separate thought takes shape and becomes visible in color and form. Liu Hua-Yang
Wishes expand in direct proportion to the resources available for their gratification. Robert Dato
The charitable give out the door and God puts it back through the window. Proverb
When God closes a door He opens a window. Anon
Strange things blow in through my window on the wings of the night wind and I don’t worry about my destiny. Carl Sandburg
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. Milton Berle
There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life; but when she does not find him ready to receive her, she walks in at the door, and flies out the window. Charles Montesquieu
Certain winds will make one’s temper bad. George Eliot
The Aries full Moon occurs on October 16, and, it's a big one with Uranus and Eris smack up against it. It's the last full Moon before the US presidential elections, and, all sorts of interesting, new, intense, alarming, shocking, irritating, provoking, etc, things are likely to pop up. With Uranus and Eris along for the ride, it could feel a lot like a roller-coaster, a type of liberation, or, an earthquake. As always, with Uranus so strongly in the mix, it is impossible to say exactly what will happen, but most certainly, a lot of things are going to get a good shake-up. Many things could radically change, or, at least, we might get the sense that some situations, issues, relationships, commitments, etc, need to have a complete overhaul.
This full Moon is exactly conjunct Eris, the goddess of discord, strife, chaos, militantism and taking on battles, indeed warring for a cause. Her name is the equivalent of the Latin "discordia". From Wikipedia: The dwarf planet is named after the goddess Eris, as is the religion Discordianism....the following is from Wikipedia:
In Hesiod's Works and Days 11–24, two different goddesses named Eris are distinguished:
So, after all, there was not one kind of Strife alone, but all over the earth there are two. As for the one, a man would praise her when he came to understand her; but the other is blameworthy: and they are wholly different in nature. For one fosters evil war and battle, being cruel: her no man loves; but perforce, through the will of the deathless gods, men pay harsh Strife her honour due.
But the other is the elder daughter of dark Night (Nyx), and the son of Cronus who sits above and dwells in the aether, set her in the roots of the earth: and she is far kinder to men. She stirs up even the shiftless to toil; for a man grows eager to work when he considers his neighbour, a rich man who hastens to plough and plant and put his house in good order; and neighbour vies with his neighbour as he hurries after wealth. This Strife is wholesome for men. And potter is angry with potter, and craftsman with craftsman and beggar is jealous of beggar, and minstrel of minstrel.
I include the two quotes from Hesiod's works in order to show that this is what is happening very much in society at the moment. Women's issues are at the fore, and, we are having conversations that many of us might have thought that we should be finished with by now. The rights of women are front and center in a lot of what is coming up, socially and politically. Eris is being stirred up by Uranus, and this energy seems to be saying 'enough!'.
Read more on Wikipedia about Eris: click here
Uranus and Eris have been together since mid 2016, and, we can see how much women's issues; issues to do with rape, being sexually assaulted, side-lined and marginalised, abused in so many ways, etc, have come into sharp focus. In fact, a lot of anger has been brewing and releasing, releasing and brewing, over the course of the last several months. So now we have the full Moon exactly together with (conjunct) Eris (and Uranus), throwing up the energies and bringing up issues to do with justice, equality and fairness and women's rights. From Hesiod's quoted text above, we can see that people are pitted against people, along gender issues, political issues, etc, and the energies have ramped up so much that sometimes it's difficult to see where the anger, upset or sense of outrage even begins.
Gender issues or not, the old political maxim of "divide and conquer" is being used to great effect nowadays, as it has been used for a long time, only things seem to be heating up in so many ways that it can feel more urgent, more dividing, more now-is-the-time.
Mercury, on this full Moon, is on Libra 16: AFTER A STORM, A BOAT LANDING STANDS IN NEED OF RECONSTRUCTION, and it is exactly square Pluto. This can bring up a lot of intense energies as well. There may be a general feeling of wanting to 'get to the bottom of things', to delve into situations, relationships, memories, etc, in order to find the truth, or, perhaps to reveal the secrets that we want to find those answers for. It's interesting to note that the Sun was on this degree when hurricane Matthew hit Haiti and the east coast of the US. We may find that this full Moon brings an eruption of anger, ambition and people pushing their agendas. Certainly, feelings are likely to be ramped up considerably.
And, Mars is in the mix with Mercury and Pluto, and, just a few days after the full Moon, Mars and Pluto meet up on Capricorn 16: BOYS AND GIRLS IN GYMNASIUM SUITS - 'locker room conversations', or, respect for the sexes from both sides.
The Saturn/Neptune square that we've been experiencing for month after month lately is now finishing up. THAT will lighten up the energies considerably, which will be a relief for many. The last few years have felt to many as if we are trying to navigate through quicksand; we weren't sure if what we were seeing was real, or, we were trying to see what wasn't there with phantoms, ghosts and apparitions when we needed to see what was real, what was truly in front of us, what was actually happening.
It IS a relief that this square is now winding down, but, many people are frustrated (some downright angry) with their outcomes, or, issues where they feel that they were misled, lied to or taken advantage of. On the other hand, some people, of course, are coming out of this period having made their dreams into reality, but, that has taken quite a considerable amount of plowing through, and, probably a decent amount of good luck thrown in for good measure.
To listen to my rave on the Saturn/Neptune square - click here. Even though this long transit is finished, we are still processing all of this.