11 Things to Do When the Moon is in Aries

This morning at 6:51 AM, the moon reached her fullness in Aries. If you were lucky, you were able to see the brilliant white of the full moon turn blood red in a total lunar eclipse.

What does that mean for you?

In astrology, lunar eclipses are like supercharged full moons. They bring epiphanies, sweeping changes, and completions which will affect your life for the next six months. Synchronicities abound during eclipse season, so pay attention. If you think the universe is trying to tell you something, it probably is.

Add fierce, pioneering Aries energy to the mix and you've got a recipe for fast and furious transformation!

If you want to make the most of this lunar eclipse, make sure to add these things to your to-do list this week:

Rebel.

This full moon is on top of wild card Uranus, so don't be surprised if you feel a sudden urge to shake up your usual routine. Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater yet, as Mercury Retrograde may cause you to miss important details if you act now. But DO allow yourself time for small acts of rebellion, or laying the groundwork for a future coup. Be weird. Go with the flow. Let your freak flag fly!

Transform.

The full moon + Uranus is square Pluto, the planet of death and rebirth. This aspect will shake the foundations of the houses it transits in your chart, and whatever's not strong will likely fall away. Be comforted by the fact that destruction is a necessary prerequisite for creation. Something beautiful is about to be born.

Ignite.

This moon also sets off a Grand Fire Trine with Mars in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Leo. Trines are delicious aspects that act as a portal for new opportunities. With the fire energy in play, that means something's going to manifest pretty quickly. Whatever it is, it's going to expand what you believe to be possible and open you up to more generosity, both with others and yourself. Here's to that!

Loving the fiery vibe? Here are a few more ideas for your Moon in Aries checklist:

Compete. Aries rules competition, so Moon in Aries is a perfect time for some healthy competition and debate, whether physical, artistic, or intellectual.

Invent. As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries loves being the first to come up with new ideas. Moon in Aries is a great time for brainstorming!

Move your body. Aries also rules the physical body, so exercise and dance are both productive and nourishing under this moon.

Adorn your head. You guessed it! Aries rules the head too, so getting a head massage and/or a trying a new hairstyle or accessory are lovely Moon in Aries activities.

Protect yourself. Aries is warrior sign, so now is a great time to make sure you're protecting yourself in both the material and spiritual realms. Bri Saussy wrote a wonderful piece on this!

Take a stand. Aries thrives on decisive action, so the Aries moon can help you get clear on how you feel about important issues in your life.

Embrace your authority. Channel Queen Bey and let everyone else know they can "Bow down, bitches!" (Full disclosure: Flawless may be my favorite song right now.)

Finally, and most importantly, the Aries moon is calling you to Start.

Aries is the starting point for the whole zodiac. If you never start, nothing happens. If you've been mulling over a new project, stop thinking about it and take action. Starting is a powerful act. You can do it.

Happy lunar eclipse and cosmic love!

PS- Still feeling nervous about the eclipse vibe? These 3 mantras will help you stay sane.