Aries calls us to rise into the warriors that we are. Pluto pulls us into the underworld.

The Harvest Moon calls for release, to pay attention to your triggers and the reactions that result from them.  To witness what you’ve reaped and sowed.  To see your triggers and witness where your pain is buried.  To BRAVELY ENTER INTO THE DARKNESS within ourselves and our society.  

As we enter into Darkness of the season here in the Northern Hemisphere, the Moon asks you to let go of what you don’t need.  Pluto asks us to look at our unconscious patterns and pulls us deep into the darkness.

Together they plunge us past our conscious logic and pull us into the wet, cold, roots and patterns of the subconscious terrain that either sustains us or restricts us.  

To dive this deep requires deep FEELING.  Most people want to avoid it, but as Rumi pointed out so long ago, the cure fore the pain is in the pain.

“If you don’t let it out, the grief becomes a scream trapped inside your soul, a constant cry in the dark, a sob you can never release.  So scream, shout, cry, the way the sky does with thunder and lightning and rain … for it knows it’s is being cleansed, it knows that it’s storm is the only way to release the pain.” Nikita Gill

So many have felt an intensity in their bodies, more than just the current events, the collective energy is HEAVY.  This can’t be ignored or numbed out.  It has to be witnessed released.

This Moon says it must be felt and acknowledged so it can be channeled into something greater.  Alchemized into action.

So what’s pulling at you on a personal level and what’s triggering you on a collective level?

These weights and triggers provide the path to awareness —> release —> action.

Basically: Feel what you feel and then let it FUEL YOU.

If you are willing to root through the discomfort, you’ll be able to channel your pain into power / your overwhelm into action.

ARIES is a warrior sign rooted in the element of fire.  Aries can be explosive, impulsive, impatient and quick to anger.  It’s also known for it’s bravery and ability to act fast.  Because Aries is fueled by it’s inner fire, it carries the element’s traits and it knows that fire is the fastest path to transformation.

Many of us feel depleted, sorrowful and quite frankly, burned out by the collective pain of current events.   So much pain / trauma / upset can shut down our nervous systems.  Make us feel catatonic.  Overwhelmed.  Anxious.  Angry.  Fearful. 

Honestly, with this astrology, there will likely be more impulsive anger and upset.  

But this Moon says, use it to stoke your sparks.  Tend to your embers.  Get down to the root of what you no longer need and let it be what you feed to the fire.

Okay … but HOW do you do that?  


I know feeling can be overwhelming, so you’ve got to move it.  Breath of Fire is an amazing tool for meeting an elevated emotional charge and moving it through your nervous system + brownie points for you this moon if you do an actual fire ceremony and Breath of Fire to move through this moon.  Click here for access to the FR FB Group to learn how + join me.

Get out some paper, and stream of consciousness writing, without judgement, free write what you feel.  Let it be blunt and let it be real.  Curse, cry, cringe.  LET IT OUT. 

Give yourself 5 minutes (time limitation encourages freedom of truth to be expressed).

Then, when you’ve finished, sit for a moment and let yourself feel what it feels like to recognize what you’ve held in and what is no longer yours to carry.  

Then, choose ONE WORD that is going to nourish you to take BRAVE ACTION in your life and in the world. 

Once you have your word, take your paper, and let that baby burn.  Saying any prayers of release as you do so and after your paper has turned to ash, AFFIRM out loud from the present tense of I AM / I HAVE.



Think of one way to take action on your affirmation.  Use the energy of this moon to take that action, get the wheels in motion and with deep love for self, say YES to what’s burning within you.

So what seeds are you sowing? What world do you want to live in?  What do you have to let go of to rise into who you’re meant to be?

Let this moon to lead you towards that truth.  

Let this moon lighten you up.

Let this moon light your fire.

We’re all in this together + I want to hear from you.  What’s real for you?  What are you releasing?  What brave action is calling you from the fire of your heart?

With the collective prayer together we rise,


Ashly Wolf

Ashly is the creator of FemmeRising.com which seeks to uplift, inspire and educate women about their body, their sensuality, their femininity, their connection to spirit and to help them reclaim their powerful role as women within society. Ashly is also the founder of HealthySexyHungry.com, where she coaches women on radical self love and guides them towards living a life filled with confidence and desire.