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Full Moon in Aries ~ October 22, 2010

Equinox & the Harvest Moon by Tamás Ábrahám via APOD

Full moons signify the completion, culmination of what may have been initiated during the previous new moon in Libra which illuminated our relationships of all types -- intimate, platonic, business, familial, and even those with our enemies. This second Full Moon in Aries picks up to complete/complement the Libra-New Moon by highlighting the balance between the self (who I am) and the shared self (who I am in a relationship); the potential of our individual selves and our partnerships; and the consideration of another's needs as they pertain to our own basic needs. Last month's Full Moon on September 23 was also in Aries.

As written on last month's Aries-Full Moon post, which remain true for this week's full moon:

Coupled with Saturn also transiting the partnerships sign of Libra, where he's whipping us all into shape with lessons in love, relationships, commitments, partnerships, equality and objectivity, this full moon touches upon our relationships and perhaps, finally making the long overdue necessary changes. Time to grow up -- whether it's taking things to the next level of commitment; learning to accommodate, compromise, communicate; standing up for one's self; or however this full moon may play out in your life.
This second Aries-Full Moon falls in the anaretic (degree of fate) at 29 degrees of Libra, which also falls within 3 degrees within a critical degree (stress point) of for cardinal signs. Most astrologers also consider the 29th degree a critical degree. Anyway, this begins a series of Full Moons at 29 degrees; the next is on November 21 in Taurus, followed by December 21 in Gemini, which also happens to begin the Gemini-Sagittarius eclipses lasting about 3 years.

When any celestial body is at 29 degrees, it is restless in the sign it's in and cannot seem to get satisfaction because its energies are drawn by and more stimulated by next zodiac sign it's about to enter. In this full moon's case, that next sign is Taurus. Our conscious will sees the potential of the self and its relationships. There's the need to take an active part on repairing strained relations, renewing stale ones, strengthening an already solid one or maturing the self to meet the needs of a relationship. The ultimate goal being something more stable and grounded, on the inside and out.

Elsewhere in the sky on this full moon are Mars (action) in a challenging link to Neptune (insight) and Chiron (healing), while also engaged in a growing harmonious link to Uranus (unpredictability). All the while, Pluto (upheaval) and the North Node (life path) get even closer to each other. During this full moon phase, as we become awakened/enlightened (Uranus/Neptune) to what we want going forward for our life's journey (North Node), we may find that following this requires sacrifice, commitment and hard work, at the very least (Chiron); and we face an inner battle of wills (Pluto) -- to follow (Mars) our inner drives and give in to it what it requires or not. With Uranus at play, expect the unexpected -- may it be help or being of help or designing plans to base actions on, breaking away from what you've been holding on to tightly, or gaining freedom from what binds, etc.

Those with natal planets/house angles on or around 29 degrees of cardinal signs or within the first 2 degrees of fixed signs may experience the impact of this full moon stronger than others.

For me as a Virgo-rising, this Full Moon falls in my natal 8th house (purging/debt) and, as a Cancer-Sun, in my solar 10th house (goals/career); it opposes my natal Jupiter and quincunx my Neptune, which in my natal 3rd house (thought/communication). Something comes to a close with my relationship to money and future/career plans. I may need to give up, perhaps momentarily, on whatever plans I may have originally had. I'll be required to be more open to changing or tweaking my plans. It is my resistance to the deviation to what I may have wanted, in addition to how I react to disappointments that things didn't work out as expected, that will decide on how much more difficult or how smooth this transition will be fore me.

How might this full moon influence your birth chart? Match the sign and degree to determine what house this full moon falls in. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the sign Aries on your birth chart then click here for a brief explanation on the Full Moon transit in that house.

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If you don't have your birth chart, you may use your Sun sign and/or your Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and Rising Signs below then click here for a brief explanation of the Full Moon transit in those houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries Rising ~ 1st House
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 12th House
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 11th House
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 10th House
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 9th House
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 8th House
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 7th House
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 6th House
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 5th House
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 4th House
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 3rd House
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 2nd House
Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart (opens a new window) for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required.

Unsure if you have natal planets/house planets on or around 29 degrees of cardinal signs or within 2 degrees of fixed signs? Cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required. I'm also available for personal consultations. Schedule your session or request a quote for a customized reading. Or cruise on over to the AstroCreeps and TarotFreaks Forum* to start a discussion.

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Image credit and copyright to Tamás Ábrahám via APOD.

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