Full Moon [27 Aries 26]
October 20, 2021 (15:57 GMT +1)
October’s a big month in the astrological calendar – do read your monthly horoscopes to help you navigate well. This week, 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’. The lunar deity is as prevalent in our world today as she ever was.
Moon Goddesses were honoured in ancient times, before the dominance of the patriarchal Sun Gods took hold. The astrological qualities associated with the Moon are kind, caring, protective, feminine 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 intuitive. You hear more in the silence of the night than the noise of the day.
In the northern hemisphere, the dark of the night world is starting to take precedence over the day. Early morning walks are becoming autumnal, the shapes of the trees eerie and life-like. Dusk falls earlier, enveloping us in its protective, yet spooky embrace.
During October, Scorpio season begins, a time that brings us Halloween and Day of the Dead. Venus is already in Scorpio, diving deep, leading the way.
This week’s powerful Full Moon is in the sign of individuality, Aries. Aries can be an explosive and passionate energy, strident and brave. Nature starts to shed its leaves in readiness for winter. Yet, the Full Moon in Aries packs a punch.
The role of the individual grows more important and the Full Moon in Aries takes you back to you. 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 Libra, the sign of relationships, 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, with ourselves.
Mars represents drive, action, speed, courage. It’s currently alongside the Sun as the two are working together. During the Full Moon, Mars sits at 23 Libra, side-by-side with the Sun. Mars is the planet that rules this Aries Full Moon. And, Mars is currently square Pluto, the planet of power, loss & corruption.
Mars square Pluto is a ruthless, ambitious combination when people will go to extreme lengths to get what they want. You might be up against unstoppable power.
Or, perhaps you’re ready to embody these qualities within yourself. If you have a huge challenge you’re committed to achieving, this planetary duo can add turbo power to your gear box.
Yet, it’s important that wherever you wield your power, you ensure it’s for good rather than evil. Mars and Pluto are co-rulers of Scorpio so there’s a lot of power and intensity in the heavens this week.
Come the weekend, the Sun moves into Scorpio on October 23 and one week later on October 30, Mars will follow. This may be Libra season but Scorpio power is kicking in.
Here are the 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 – life close to home, 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: Life close to home, neighbours & siblings – travel & study
- Pisces: Money, possessions & self-worth – other peoples’ money & joint resources
Wishing you a Power-ful Full Moon
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