"Near the end of Libra Season, we are greeted by the Aries Full Moon asking us to focus on ourselves, our purpose, and our soul’s journey. Aries is the warrior of the zodiac. This energy encourages us to take action, fight for what we believe in, and overcome any obstacles in the way of our dreams. This Full Moon always proves to be an exciting one and an opportunity to feel our life’s mission, then decide how to pursue it. Over this Full Moon, give yourself space away from the partnerships you’ve been working on for the last four weeks and focus on you. What do you want? What does your soul want?
Ruled by fire and the planet Mars, Aries teaches us that we are each here on a mission. Our soul wants to accomplish something this lifetime. Each of us has a purpose, and it will keep calling us until we pay attention to it. It may take years for us to find our purpose, then even longer to follow it. Knowing your mission in life is not an easy feat. Some people will know it their whole lives, while others will travel the world trying to find it. You do not need to know your life’s purpose right now. This Full Moon can help you feel it, though, if you allow it. Once you know your purpose, it’s then up to you to pursue it."
"The Full illumination of this Aries Moon blazes through the shadowlands to find Self, Whole and Holy.
Linked with the Sun in Libra, the polarities of Venus and Mars, Air and Fire, come together for activated potency!
"October's full moon in Aries brings us intense and fiery energy amidst balanced Libra season. Chiron flavors this fiery moon with vulnerability and shines a light on relationship aspects that are no longer working, as well as personal wounds that are coming to the surface for healing. The Aries full moon honors the individual, and asks you to develop a deeper sense of self worth and inner strength. This moon is ideal for inner work."
The Full Moon in Aries reminds us that we have 3 months left of 2021, to wrap up and get organized and positioned for a graceful transition into 2022, and our next cycle around the sun. This reminder comes with a helping push, a blast of jet-propulsion fire-sign energy to lift you off the ground and bring vital energy into your mind, body and spirit!
The key to harnessing this powerful resource of Aries Full Moon energy is mental focus--to be able to tune out irrelevant details and information, and only focus on what is needful, to gracefully and efficiently identify what needs to be done, and craft priorities that are in alignment with your personal growth and highest purpose.
Bloodstone is a form of Chalcedony and is also known as Heliotrope. Work with this stone to activate your inner strength, willpower, and courage that has been masked by fear. Harness this moon's energy with Bloodstone to enhance the functions of the mind, bring clarity, and remove energy blockages to increase stamina and strength. Keyword: Aspire!
This golden-yellow stone is the manifesting stone of personal will. Promotes radiance from within the self by illuminating and clearing fundamental fears often stored in the root chakra, supporting you in overcoming any and all obstacles to achieving your goals, following your dreams, and manifesting your intentions. A stone of abundance and prosperity, Citrine brings about joy and enthusiasm. It inspires feeling comfortable with yourself and your place in the world.
Ruby Zoisite is a dream team of Spiritual energy that combines the fiery nature of Ruby and the earthy nature of Zoisite. Plant your feet on the ground, and feel your foundation supporting you while you are lit up by the inspired action energy of Aries. Together these powerful stones help to raise vibrations of self-love and acceptance within the wearer, stimulating positivity and emotional strength.
From the Sanskrit word त्राटक Trāṭak: "look, gaze," trataka meditation is a technique in which you fix your gaze upon a single point--This can be a symbol or yantra, such as the Om symbol, a black dot, the image of a deity or guru, a candle flame, a mirror...any point will do but for an Aries moon it seems appropriate to choose a candle. Candles are also favored because their soft, flickering light has a naturally soothing and relaxing quality. By fixing your attention on this single object, your restless mind can come to a halt, distractions melt into the periphery of your vision and eventually fade away altogether.
Trataka meditation, of trataka sadhana, is a type of hatha yoga, and helps with spiritual advancement. Focusing our thoughts and stimulating the third eye can bring the mind to a heightened state of awareness and attention; regular practice can result in an increased ability to concentrate, both during meditation and throughout other daily tasks. Other benefits include clearer reasoning, and an ability to make effective decisions--all things we can use as we find ourselves swept along by the powerful forward motion of Aries. Gazing meditations have also been known to improve memory and recall, helping to decrease anxiety, relieve depression, and promote deeper, more relaxed sleep.
Choose a quiet and darkened space where you will not be disturbed. Dim light is best for candle gazing, so close the curtains if it’s day. Remove distractions like phones or turn them off.
Select a level surface for your candle. This needs to be free of flammable materials and near eye level when you are sitting. Place the candle on the surface and light it.
Make sure you’re wearing comfortable clothing and the room is a comfortable temperature. If it’s chilly, a blanket or shawl can help you stay warm as you sit.
Sit on a chair, the floor, or a cushion, so the candle flame is at eye level and about 2 feet away. How you sit is up to you–choose a comfortable position. Just make sure you’re sitting up straight and can remain completely still while meditating.
Stare at the candle and allow it to be the main focus of your mind. Hold your eyes steady even if you feel distracted or bored. Your eyes may begin to water, but hold steady and the sensation will pass. If you blink or get distracted, just return your attention to the flame.
As you gaze at the candle, breath. Focus on the sensation of the light flowing into you with each inhalation. As time passes, the room around you will fade until your only awareness is the flame.
When your meditation is done, lie down and close your eyes for five minutes. This will allow your mind and body to come back to full awareness before you continue your day.
Selecting a Candle for Trataka | While you can meditate with any candle, you may choose to work with a certain color, scent, or crystal infused candle, in which case you are invited to see our selection on the Paradise Found website!