On October 2nd, Sun in Libra opposites Moon in Aries. This is the October Full Moon in Aries, an astrological event enhancing some of the qualities associated with Mars, the ruler of Aries.
As you surely already know, Mars was the Roman God of war, depicted as a beautiful and powerful young man, half nude, wearing a helmet and carrying a spear – emblems of his warrior nature. In astrology, Mars is associated with confidence, aggression, energy, strength, ambition and impulsiveness. The red planet governs war, fights, competitions and physical activities in general.
Some of us will have a tendency to solve problems faster. But you shouldn’t rush, today. On the contrary, try to slow down! Only so, you will be able to appreciate each moment. Actually, rush isn’t effective. We offer you a Zen story that will convince you not to rush. And, then, some inspirational quotes form the Chinese general Sun Tuz will help you win your daily fights.
Zen Story for October Full Moon in Aries: Don’t rush!
A Buddhist monk approached his teacher and asked the Zen Master, “If I meditate very diligently, how long will it take for me to become enlightened?”
The Master thought for a moment, and then replied, “Ten years.”
The student then said, “But what if I work very, very hard and really apply myself to learn fast. How long then?”
The Master replied, “Well, then it will take twenty years.”
Sun Tzu about Advantage and Disadvantage
„Hence in the wise leader’s plans, considerations of advantage and of disadvantage will be blended together.
If our expectation of advantage be tempered in this way, we may succeed in accomplishing the essential part of our schemes.
If, on the other hand, in the midst of difficulties we are always ready to seize an advantage, we may extricate ourselves from misfortune.
The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable“.
Sun Tzu about Dangerous faults
„There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general: (1) Recklessness, which leads to destruction;
(2) cowardice, which leads to capture;
(3) a hasty temper, which can be provoked by insults;
(4) a delicacy of honor which is sensitive to shame;
(5) over-solicitude for his men, which exposes him to worry and trouble.
These are the five besetting sins of a general, ruinous to the conduct of war.
When an army is overthrown and its leader slain, the cause will surely be found among these five dangerous faults. Let them be a subject of meditation“.
Sun Tzu about the Clever Combatant
„Sun Tzu said: Whoever is first in the field and awaits the coming of the enemy, will be fresh for the fight; whoever is second in the field and has to hasten to battle will arrive exhausted.
Therefore the clever combatant imposes his will on the enemy, but does not allow the enemy’s will to be imposed on him.
By holding out advantages to him, he can cause the enemy to approach of his own accord; or, by inflicting damage, he can make it impossible for the enemy to draw near“.
Sun Tzu about the Good Fighter
„Therefore the good fighter will be terrible in his onset, and prompt in his decision.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision, to the releasing of a trigger“.
Full Moon Calendar
October full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Hunters Moon. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Other names for the October full moon were: Leaf-Falling Moon, Nuts Moon, Blood Moon, Sanguine Moon, Travel Moon and Dying Grass Moon.
The next Full Moon occurs on October 31st – a Full Moon in Taurus (Sun in Scorpio opposite Moon in Taurus). This is a Blue Moon – the second full moon in the same calendar month (October 2020).
Until then, there is a New Moon in Libra (Sun conjunct Moon in Libra), on October 16th.
The next Full Moon in Aries occurs on October 20th 2020.