September 2023: Tarot spread for the full moon in Aries

Plus some journaling questions, an astro-tarot forecast and an exploration of the Sabian symbol for the full moon in Aries.

Tarot spread and astro-tarot forecast for the September 2023 full moon in Aries

The September 2023 full moon falls in the sign of Aries. The Aries archetype is known for its bold – often rash – action, for going where angels fear to tread. As the first sign of the zodiac, it represents the active core of our spiritual journey on earth, and teaches us to act in accordance with our ideals. The Aries archetype teaches us to be unafraid to march to our own drumbeat, to assert our willpower towards the attainment of our desires, and to embrace beginner’s mind and the innate trust and explosive power {conviction + action} that is needed to start something new.

Spiritually, the Aries archetype teaches us about action. And as most of us know, it’s easier to talk about the things we want to do than to put in the work and actually do the thing! Aries teaches us that courage is the key to unlocking the full potential of this spiritual principle. And that comes from connecting your head to your heart, focusing your will, and taking consistent action towards your dreams.


This full moon also highlights our sense of self-worth and self-esteem, which are intrinsically tied to our finances, our emotions, and the things we value. The energies around this Aries full moon could encourage us to reflect on our finances and our values, and on the ways in which our material possessions are either harming or supporting us. This can be a good time for some decluttering, as well as for cozying up our spaces. This full moon also encourages us to lend comfort where it is needed — to ourselves, our loved ones, and within our communities more broadly.

Astro-tarot influences for the September 2023 full moon

To throw some more light on the astrology of the full moon in Aries, let’s take a look at the astro-tarot influences of this lunation. The full moon falls in decan 1, which is represented by the 2 of Wands. This is to be interpreted in conjunction with The Emperor, which is associated with Aries.

The Daily Pause Oracle Deck

I designed this beautiful, 40-card oracle deck to bring in some stillness, to give us a word or an idea to reflect on as we go about our day.

Supported by the four elements – earth, air, fire, water – and a carefully thought-out structure that connects the cards, The Daily Pause oracle will help you to listen to and trust your own inner knowing.

There’s no learning curve involved with using this deck. Just get quiet, shuffle the cards, pull one out, and reflect on the word you’re presented with.

There’s a decisive, creative, and energetic feeling to this full moon, which will support you when it comes to taking action and bringing your ideas to life. All the dreams and plans that may have been floating around in your mind or in your journals are now ripe for taking their place in the world. How can you breathe life into your dreams? What steps do you need to take to give shape to your plans? It’s time to put those into motion if you haven’t already.

And if you have things almost ready, this full moon is a great time to put the finishing touches on your projects and launch them into the world. This isn’t about a business, necessarily — it could be something as simple as a redecorating project, for example. You may have the ideas and elements that you need in place; all that may be needed is for you to put in the elbow grease to move things around and change your space. This Aries full moon is the perfect time to do that!


Also spend some time to look over your tarot reading from the March 2023 Aries new moon, as well as your journals and planners from that time. The themes and intentions that were alive for you then may be coming to fruition now. As you look over your journal entries and planners, consider how those themes have shaped up in the intervening months. Have some of those quietly blossomed without your noticing them?

Sabian Symbol for the September 2023 Aries full moon

The Sabian Symbol for Aries 6 degrees is A Person Successfully Expressing Themselves In Two Realms At Once.

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This symbol indicates success in two or more areas of your life. It could be the multiple businesses that you are juggling; or a full-time job along with a side gig; or even multiple hobbies; your material and spiritual lives; or the multiple roles that you play on any given day. It indicates that you have the ability and drive to shift focus when necessary, and can juggle multiple projects without running out of energy.

This is an excellent symbol given the energies swirling around this full moon. While the Aries moon will give you all the get-up-and-go juice that you need, do be careful not to scatter your energies, as you could easily end up wasting time and losing valuable opportunities.

Tarot spread for the September 2023 full moon in Aries

Here’s a tarot spread to tap into the energy of this Aries full moon.

Astro-tarot forecast, tarot spread, and journaling questions for the September 2023 full moon in Aries
  1. What do I need to know about my creative energy at this time?
  2. How can I best harness and direct this energy?
  3. How can I sustain my creative ideas or projects?
  4. Mamma moon says. This is always an encouraging message.

If you share your spreads on Instagram, please use the hashtag #moontarotstories or tag me so we can connect with each other.


Journaling questions for the September 2023 full moon

Not a cardslinger? No problem! Here are some questions to consider instead:

What creative projects are most alive for you right now?

What steps do you need to take to bring your projects to life?

What areas of your life and home need to be decluttered and better organized? Choose one area to tackle and carve out some time to declutter/organize.

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