Full Moon [16 Aries 33]
October 9, 2022 (21:55 GMT +1)
October’s a big month in the astrological calendar – do read your monthly horoscopes to help you navigate well. This weekend, there’s a Full Moon, a time when emotions are heightened and sleep patterns can be disrupted.
The Moon’s pull affects the tides and women’s menstrual cycle is in sync with the monthly phase of the Moon. Menses, another term for the menstrual cycle is derived from the word ‘month’ which in turn is derived from the word ‘moon’.
Moon Goddesses were honoured in ancient times, before the dominance of the patriarchal Sun Gods. The astrological qualities associated with the Moon are intuitive, caring, protective, female energies, nurturing the people and the earth. These are excellent qualities for leadership, although not always admired in our current climate.
Moon Goddesses were often huntresses, at home and active in the dark of night. This was their world, witchy and instinctual. You often hear more in the silence of the night than during the noise of the day.
In the northern hemisphere, the dark of the night world is starting to take precedence over the day during this Full Moon, also called the Hunter’s Moon. Nature is turning autumnal and dusk falls earlier, enveloping us in its protective embrace.
This week’s powerful Full Moon is in the sign of individuality Aries. Aries can be an explosive and passionate energy, strident and brave.
The role of the individual grows more important and the Full Moon in Aries takes you back to yourself. Full Moons are traditionally about completion, events culminating. Yet, during this Full Moon, the Aries spark flicks the switch and wants action, something new.
When the world feels as if it’s out of control, this is when it’s important to take responsibility for your own actions, to return to you.
The Moon in Aries opposes the Sun in the sign of relationships Libra during the Full Moon. How you are in the world affects the people around you. Other people’s actions may affect you but you can still choose how to respond, how to be.
Each one of us can make a choice every day on how we want to be around other people, out in the world and, most importantly, in relationship with ourselves.
There’s a lot going on with this Full Moon as it connects to the other planets. Firstly, there’s a wide air sign trine taking place with the Sun in Libra trine Saturn in Aquarius trine Mars in Gemini.
This combination adds strength to the equation and is a reminder that together we’re stronger. Air signs represent networks, communication and co-operation.
Plus, the Moon sits next to Chiron in Aries, one of the asteroids, the wounded healer. This combination is ideal for self-healing as the Moon’s nature is nurturing and protective.
During a Full Moon, it’s an ideal time to release and let go of whatever’s no longer serving you. This may include old emotional wounds that you’re ready to untangle or release.
Two of the best planets are playing a supportive role as well. Venus sits next to the Sun throughout October and they are never far apart. The planet of relating Venus symbolises where you can find accord and agreement in life, so no wonder that Venus likes to be in Libra, the sign of the scales.
These two planetary bodies, the Sun & Venus, are close now and meet at the last degree of Libra on October 22nd. Find your allies, your support and be willing to give & receive love.
Finally, there’s a Moon-Jupiter conjunction in the night sky and you’ll see the best planet Jupiter shining brightly next to the Full Moon. Their conjunction isn’t exact during the time of the Full Moon but it’s a promising omen to have Jupiter in Aries, the same star sign as the Full Moon.
This complex planetary pattern that’s playing out during this Full Moon weekend is a reminder not to go it alone, to reach out to other people for support, to focus on all the good things in your life, to keep your spirits alive and blazing brightly. This may be the most powerful message of this weekend’s Full Moon – be true to who you are and shine bright.
Star Sign Information
Here are the key areas highlighted by this week’s Full Moon. Read both your Sun sign and your Ascendant sign:
- Aries: Personal goals & self care – relationships & one-on-one partnership
- Taurus: Retreat & recuperation – work, service, health & fitness
- Gemini: Friends, groups & networks – self-expression, creativity, children & love affairs
- Cancer: Career & vocation – home & family
- Leo: Travel & study – community, neighbours & siblings
- Virgo: Other peoples’ money & joint resources – money, possessions & self-worth
- Libra: Relationships & one-on-one partnership – personal goals & self care
- Scorpio: Work, service, health & fitness – retreat & recuperation
- Sagittarius: Self-expression, creativity, children & love affairs – friends, groups & networks
- Capricorn: Home & family – career & vocation
- Aquarius: Community, neighbours & siblings – travel & study
- Pisces: Money, possessions & self-worth – other peoples’ money & joint resources