The Sun and the opposing Moon will bring your domestic life and close relationships front and center in your life with the beginning of the full moon and into the next two weeks of the lunar phase. Oppositional forces, like the considerations of the workplace versus pressure at home, get you where you need to be and where you want to be, the same way tension and pressure creates diamonds, any stress now will have a purifying effect by the time you come out on the other side of it.
Pay attention to relationship dynamics during this phase. In the sign of Aries, we tend to be focused more on what we want and need, just as though we were children — because Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and represents children, and all those ego centered needs. Don’t get too lost in the Aries pull! Take the time to understand your motivations and think of others. You will see that relationship dynamics and negative feelings are the cause of schisms.
Your mood is strong, and if you have something in your head at that point, just like Aries the ram, it might be a little headstrong and willing to fight! This Full Moon in Aries will show a clear miscommunication of feelings and passion. Not only will those with strong Aries influences feel the pull of this full moon, Libra, the opposition sign to Aries, will also be touched by this strong cardinal energy.
If you have a personal planet less than five degrees from the full moon ( which occurs at 27 degrees of Aries), you will feel an explosion of confidence – use it wisely to advance for noble goals or good causes rather than collide with others to get to the top. Think back to the prior new moon on October 6 – were there any projects that began then that might be reaching an intense pitch now? With Mercury retrograde just out from under us, and more planets wavering in their retrograde places, we might be inclined to think back on the past and see how much we accomplished and what still remains to finish. Many will be relieved to know that we are emerging from the chaos of retrograde Mercury and that retrograde Mercury is coming to an end as we free ourselves from its shadow period.
The influence of the 20 October Full Moon combined with the influence of a New Moon on the 6 October and its conjunction with Mars will continue to produce energy, passion, initiative, anger, vengeful spirit.
Part of the reason is that the Aries Full Moon opposes Mars in Libra and squaring Pluto in Capricorn. Hot on the heels of Mercury finally going direct, Aries energy will be there to give more fuel to the fire. Passion and desire and physical expression are all features of this brazen and bold energy. At its best, it can inspire heroic acts.
Use this Aries energy to explore your inner warrior, the glory of your physical body, both in sex and action, push your limits to discover your own leadership and take on the leader role in your own life. It is a time for yourself, and also, what you can do for others in your personal life. Make room for others, and deepen your understanding of the most important relationships in our lives, and our egos will begin to wane.
This Full Moon will put your usual commitments to the test in order to keep things in order, so it is time to let them go to defend your needs and personal ties. You may face a power struggle or related showdown with your so-called dating, business partner or close friend. The opposition of the Sun and Moon creates harmonious contact signals, so this is a good time to get projects under way, apply for a job you’ve been thinking about, or look for a new income opportunity you thought you didn’t have.
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