Full Moon in Aries – Sept. 29, 2023, 12:58 UT

The Sun entered Libra, the Scales, on Sept. 23, 2023. The Full Moon in Aries on Sept. 29, 2023, occured at 6+ Aries opposite the triple conjunction of the Sun, asteroid 2 Pallas, and centaur 346889 Rhiphonos in Libra. Uranus in Taurus is square Venus in Leo and trine Mercury in Virgo. We now desire balance and justice, and there are some favourable elements present for creating it.

Full Moon in Aries

Asteroid Pallas is the second asteroid to have been discovered and the third-largest asteroid of the Main belt (after Ceres and Vesta). Pallas’s orbit is unusually highly inclined to the plane of the asteroid belt, and its orbital eccentricity (the amount by which its orbit around the Sun deviates from a perfect circle) is nearly as large as that of Pluto. When Pallas was discovered in 1802, it was just ingressing the sign of Libra.

In Greek mythology, Pallas Athene was believed to have been born fully armed from the forehead of her father Zeus. She was the goddess of wisdom and justice, and the protectress of the city of Athens. Astrologically she represents foresight, planning and creative intelligence. According to Demetra George, “Pallas Athene in Libra mirrors a perception that seeks to reconcile opposites.”

The orbit of 346889 Rhiphonos is between Jupiter and Uranus. In Greek mythology Rhiphonos was one of the Lamian centaurs. Originally they were twelve water spirits of the Lamos River, in mortal body, sent by Zeus to guard the infant Dionysus and to protect him from Hera’s anger. In her rage Hera transformed the spirits into ox-horned centaurs with a horse’s tail. Later Rhiphonos accompanied the adult Dionysus on his travels. Rhiphonos offers associations to protection, loyalty and growth processes.

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