The Full Moon on 1 October is at 9 degrees Aries at 5:05 PM EST.
Aries’ ruler, Mars is currently retrograde in Aries. It will continue retrograde motion until 14 November.
Jupiter and Saturn have resumed forward motion in Capricorn, releasing some optimism and authority from the depths of the psyche into the outer.
Chiron, the wounded healer, is conjunct this first of two full moons in October.
We can help to heal from the place we have been most wounded. Even if we meet others who don’t share the same wounds, we can have compassion for others’ pains as we have had our own version of them.
Aries is a fire sign that rules the head. Aries is also pure vitality and unbridled life force. It is the first sign of the zodiac. It has a Cardinal, initiatory energy. This can be a more internal Martial/Martian energy with the retrograde. There is a welling up from within of vital life force that wants to emerge.
Any kind of moving meditation can be helpful at this full moon – walking meditation, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, sound meditations that can clear and invigorate the mind and the skull that encases it.
Some may feel they could implode with the internal nature of the Mars retrograde full Moon, so letting energy out through the limbs and the voice can be beneficial. Watch out for anger turned inward and instead find helpful ways to move the energy.
Saturn, now direct, and Pluto, which goes direct on 5 October, are square the full moon. Squares are the internal grist for the mill of growth, change, initiation and new beginning. In Capricorn, the planets of authority/structure and power/evolution continue to ask for us to assume personal authority and to evolve the way we use/assert our power.
While the year has an air of restriction, confinement, and reflection, it has, too, great demonstrations of restructuring and assertion.
We are opening up in many ways where things had been sublimated and painted over.
The veneer cracks to reveal more levels of yellowed varnish, then a layer of paint, then wallpaper we never knew was there. When will we be stripped back to the bare wood? We might need a bigger sander.😊
Revealing and refinishing lifetimes worth of hardened habits and beliefs doesn’t happen overnight.
We need to chip away, taking lots of coffee breaks and rubbing scream into sore hands.
We may want to chuck the whole project at times. That’s when we take a walk and let a friend do some sanding for a while.
The Sun is now in Libra, a Cardinal Air sign. Libra is the first of the relationship signs. We learn how and who we want to be by watching and engaging with others. If we share the load, or watch others’ approaches to problem resolution, politics, personal development or health, we may find new/ different avenues that could work for us. Engaging with new ways and ideas broadens our world, helps with understanding, and increases cooperation. It helps us to see “yes I want to be like them, or no, I don’t want to proceed like that person.”
This is the energy of Libra. Libra is Venus-ruled and it runs the yes/no/maybe of how we want to relate and who we want to be WHEN we relate— through the mind.
Aries is the fire of the head and Libra is a cool breeze lifting up and informing what is going on inside the noggin.
Aries leads the charge and Libra is seeing what its comrades and what its opponents are up to so it can learn some new tactics and strategies.
Mercury turns retrograde in Scorpio in October 14th, so a review of the power of our words and the words of those we choose to listen to will be interesting and transformative. Choosing the information we attend to and repeat is more important than ever. To speak what is true and desired gives direction to our thoughts.
Tides of all kinds are turning. Marshalling of energy and being conscious of how that energy is spent, and with whom are paramount at this full Aries Moon with Sun in Libra.
Trust and be informed by the the instincts. Learn about others by observing their actions and correlating what that means about what they stand for. It will help to refine, then, what we, the observers, are made of and how we want to proceed.