⚬ F U L L M O O N ⚬
October 5th 11:40 am PDT
October 5th 6:40 pm GMT
October 6th 5:40 am AEDT
The October 5th Full Moon falls in the fire sign of Aries and is going to bring an intensity and passion to all of our lives.
The last month for many of us has been about resting, contemplating and releasing the old for the new to emerge. We have been guided by the cosmos to take a gentle approach and to be patient when it comes to going after what we want.
We have also been reminded by Mother Earth with the changing of seasons to prepare for a shift and to give ourselves time to acclimate to the new vibrations that are on offer to us.
All of this energy has been with us since the watery, gentle Pisces Full Moon back in early September, but now the tides are turning.
With the October Full Moon in Aries we are being asked to step up, take action and start claiming back our lives.
No more can we hide in the shadows, no more can we spend time resting and contemplating, instead the time has come act.
We must find our strength no matter what has been going on for us or how hopeless it seems, we must find our strength and we must solider ahead.
When the Full Moon falls in Aries it is a reminder that there are always going to be obstacles in life. There are always going to be things that you have to overcome or things that are going to get you down, but when you believe in yourself, when you tune into your heart’s desire and know yourself, anything is possible.
Aries energy is about believing in yourself so much that any obstacles are viewed as being small in comparison.
Aries energy is about trusting yourself, finding your independence and marching forward in spite of it all in the direction that you know is right. It is about developing a greater sense of self and knowing who you truly are.
Living in the past is no longer an option. Living in the shadows is no longer an option. The time has come to rise. The time has come to emerge and to take action in whatever way feels right for you.
No matter what obstacles are in your way, get clear about what you want and then take steps to making it happen. The Aries Full Moon will support you with your leap of faith, you just have to take the first step.
October’s Full Moon carries a lot of power and intensity that we can all use in our lives to find our strength and to step up into our fullest potential, however there is another side to it as well.
While going after what we want is wonderful, we are also being asked to consider others, we are also being asked to consider how our actions effect the world around us.
We all know the saying- with great power comes great responsibility, and that is exactly what this Full Moon is reminding us of as well.
While there is a lot of power up for grabs we are also being asked to take responsibility for how we use that power.
Perhaps take a moment to ask yourself- How do I use my power?
Some people love to give away their power, especially when life gets tough, whereas others may be too heavy handed and use it as a way to gain control or serve their ego.
If either of these states resonate with you, perhaps ask yourself how you can use this Full Moon energy to create balance and to create a healthy relationship with power.
Perhaps you need to stand in your power and own your life more, or perhaps you need to take a few steps back and stop imposing your power on others.
This is going to be important particularly in your relationships, especially due to the fact that Venus and Mars, the two cosmic lovers are also very active during this Full Moon.
If there has been a power struggle in any of your relationships, not just romantic, this Full Moon may cause tensions to rise. Instead of getting sucked into the intensity, try to find the balance and to use your power from a place of heart rather than ego.
Learning to use your power from a place of heart rather than ego is always a good idea, so use this Full Moon energy to really pay attention to how you are choosing to use your power.
The Aries Full Moon is going to be very energizing, so whatever needs to get done, whatever actions you need to take are likely to feel effortless and easy.
If there are things that need attending to in your life, now is the time to use this powerful Full Moon energy to create solutions, overcome obstacles and soldier on. You can do it.
This fiery Full Moon is in Aries, a most innovative sign of the zodiac that has a reputation for inspiring the brave and strong, steamy and hot headed: being swift to rise for cause, competition or challenge, but just as quick to come down and, if somewhat clumsily, carry on whatever he or she is doing regardless. Handling this emotionally independent rocking and rolling during Thursday-Friday’s Full Aries Moon is all well and good if you have speedy Aries or other fire signs (Leo or Sagittarius) prominent in your horoscope, as fire flashes back to centre at the speed of light – and out again, not before zapping opponents with the disarming charm then dashing off swiftly onto another life-illuminating, heroic adventure.
☼ Other leading signs, such as Libra, Capricorn and Cancer, can take a lifetime of rumbling, seething or dithering before getting so fired-up. And in Libra’s current case, as the brilliant Sun in Libra is presently with the celestial messenger, Mercury, asking what everyone else thinks before making any major decisions might actually be worth something – a trick to maintaining successful relationships which we could all currently benefit from: to have information at one’s fingertips right now is actually a very good trait to have: because everyone needs to produce intelligent arguments to be taken seriously. More realistically, having what everyone needs to know at hand reveals a certain transparency that generates trust between people – which means people feel safer in negotiation – especially when the tendency with Mercury in Libra is to sit on the fence, seeing both sides, and still take time to decide. All the while Libra sweetens communication with pleasantries and curtesy. Decision making is never that easy for the sign of the scales, who insists upon weighing-up all options. Serenity seeking Libra knows, however, that true friendship is based on openness and TRUST; and keeping the peace often means achieving agreements in relationships where both or all parties benefit.
☼ Diplomatic Libra is a super-stylish Air sign that seeks harmony and balance in all spheres – and is especially cool and groovy in social situations; while Aries ignites the Fire element, inciting a spiritual warrior with a passion for the new into action. This combination of Air and Fire can also generate a lot of hot air. Something may well blow over this Full Moon. What, exactly? Well, volcanoes along the geophysical ‘Ring of Fire’ are already erupting – will that be enough to release any residual geophysical pressure (from the flares)? Or will there be more rumbling from a deep and demanding ‘T’ Square (Sun & Moon) to Pluto, Lord of the Underworld ? My understanding is that it’s good to err on the side of caution, even with an outward-bound high-energy Moon in Aries, go easy and seek help from professionals if needed. Bear in mind that while a heated Moon in Aries often has a short fuse, the smooth-talking Libra Sun can negotiate and pacify conflict with clever compromise and mediation.
◯ This Full Moon is also the closest to the year’s September Equinox, which is traditionally a time of abundance, in hope and/or nourishment (though Harvest came early. As seasons change, so do our needs. It’s been a lunation of storms and flare-ups. At Equinox we witnessed hurricanes, earthquakes and no less than seven dramatic Solar X-Flares – the likes of which had not been seen since 2010! When Sun’s flares are Earth directed, then Mama Earth also shakes, rattles and rolls – and so do we; though how everyone ‘senses’ the intense energy of the flares depends upon individual levels of sensitivity as well as his or her particular situation and actions. Yet with a magic number of 7 Solar X-flares (almost unheard of!), one for every day of a solar week and colours of the rainbow, has meant supersonic Solar Winds have been carrying Sol’s electromagnetically charged ‘Light of Intelligence’ towards Earth for the past few weeks. As brilliant and beautiful auroras around Earth’s poles continue to testify (through the Full Moon) making this a magical, highly-charged, colourful moment in time.
Most noteworthy during this Full Moon is how both Venus and Mars in Virgo are now rosy morning stars, creating an innocent loving and healing union at the very same place the Sun occupied during its magnificent recent display of the X-flares. Sparks could again easily fly and kindle all kinds of ardour! Earthy Virgo Venus, with an equally raunchy Mars denotes an irresistible chemical attraction. So, at last, the ‘Cosmic Lovers’ come to meet again. These two planets haven’t been together for two years, since early November 2015, also positioned in similar degrees of sensual, practical Virgo back then too. Together Venus and Mars are putting some pizazz back into love lives, albeit slightly a puritan version with Virgo’s extra attentive punctilious eye for detail. Again, check your own horoscope looking at 17-25 Virgo in regard to putting the spark back into healing relationships (even if that relationship is with one’s ‘self’ i.e. within the areas of work or health). Perhaps an important relationship, project or diet regime began a couple of years ago, and could now do with an additional boost of warm, loving attention.
Now what’s different to back then, however, is how both ‘The Lights’, Sun and Moon, are intrinsically and astrologically connected to the Lover’s sacred union taking place on the same day as the Full Moon. The Lights, along with Venus and Mars, illuminate healthy, respectful, relationships in which we enjoy closeness in peace and love, knowing freedom in love, with the freedom to love. Time now to invite Virgo practicality and mark time on the calendar to be with loved ones, especially if you have been working too hard or, for whatever reason, have avoided getting close to those you love, then this is the moment to redress the balance and cosy up to friends and loved ones. This need to be love is astrologically supported in many ways: because Venus is Libra’s ruler, and Mars is the Aries ruler; i.e. the planet that rules the Libra Sun, Venus, is opposite the planet that rules the Aries Moon, Mars. Thus, with all personal planets working together it creates a positive potential to attain healthy loving relationships – all we need to remember to that by serving others in a practical manner, we also serve the pure wisdom Goddess who resides in us all (yes, even guys have a smart feminine side).
October’s Full Moon also picks up the same 12-13 degree of the years’ major retrograde stations of both Venus AND Jupiter. Venus, Goddess of Love, went all the way back to retrieve what she had been lacking – self love – early March, at 12° Aries. Then early June, Jupiter stationed retrograde at 13° Libra to grow the love for others. Check those degrees out too, as the Full Aries Moon now spotlights the very same place where Venus became more assertive (early March), all the while the Libra Sun currently basks for a last time in Jupiter’s boons and blessings.
♃~> Best to be aware, bountiful Jupiter is also about to change signs; from Libra to Scorpio on October 10th until November 2018; not to be seen again in Libra until 2018. Instead of developing romantic love in relationship, Jupiter in Scorpio now begins to expand our understanding of more intimate and delicate subjects such as psychological insights, sex, death, and what devious people do to not pay their taxes. This shift of emphasis from social to secret, and possibly snug, will come into sharper focus upon during November’s Full Moon. But for now Libra’s romance and partnership, finance and business, fashion and beauty remain under Jupiter’s starry beams for a few days more.
Can you trust your own desire? Take a moment to deny the complicated context of the situation at hand. Forget about the pros and cons … What do you want?
A Full Moon offers the potential for integrating two opposites; this current cycle is about integrating “balanced reason” (Libra) and from this state of mental harmony, taking “definitive and spontaneous action” (Aries).
So lift yourself out of whatever dilemma or decision is at hand. Step back. A pearl of clarity is available. A fresh and spontaneous perspective can be yours.
And then gather your courage, draw from your confidence, and from a stable and balanced center, make your move. This is a chance to drag yourself out of whatever mental game of ping-pong you’ve been playing and take action. To take action, you need to align with what you want. To decide. Lead. Choose.
Full Moons bring a high-energetic release that may feel like a celebration, an outburst, or both. As this Moon, Sun, and Mercury also point towards Pluto, this formation triggers deep dives into the shadow of our psyche, cathartic healing, and transformation.
Open space to feel some old emotions that may have been blocked; those feelings may still need to energetically move through your body before they can dissolve. Release the past and welcome the future so you can move through this Full Moon in a way that’s empowered and decisive instead of unconscious and reactive.
Above all, don’t worry about what anyone else needs. Cultivate a balanced Libran mind … so that you can make the decisions you need to step closer to yourself. This gives your Aries “I am” experience an opportunity to flourish.
Your point of power lies in your ability to courageously feel what needs to be felt and to define your vision.
By doing this you are already one step ahead. You are meeting up with your future self …