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Your Full Moon in Aries Horoscope & Reflection, According To Your Zodiac Sign
The sun continues to transit through the justice-seeking sign of Libra, activating, energizing, and revitalizing its Venus-ruled cardinal air, where we are being called to collaborate and compromise. Life is cyclical, after all, especially when considering the divine order of the zodiac. So if Virgo season taught us how to materialize our individual desires via a specially curated process, Libra season is presenting us with an opportunity to cultivate an equal give and take via our one-on-one connections. We are well into the second half of 2021 so if things have been feeling stagnant, rest assured the energies are beginning to shift, and with both strength and vigor. This energy, of course, goes hand in hand with this month’s full moon in Mars-ruled Aries, as it is here to illuminate everything from our core sense of self to the people, situations, and unconscious patterns that fuel our passions.
The sun and the moon will make a direct opposition to one another during the full moon phase which, in turn, serves as a symbol of balance between the divine feminine and sacred masculine energies that exist within us. Glimmering through the sky at exactly 27 degrees of Mars-ruled Aries, Mother Moon will reach her peak of fullness on Wednesday, October 20 at 10:57 a.m. EST. Assertive, audacious, and burning with red-hot passion, the essence of Mars—God of war and the planet of aggression, energy, and desire—is equally as fierce as it is extroverted when exerted via Aries’ cardinal fire. Keep in mind, the zodiac sign being illuminated energetically colors the energy of the lunation, which means the sacred masculine essence of warrior Mars is precisely what Mother Moon wants us to tune into, both personally and collectively. Hint: Aries’ cardinal fire is the epitome of “new beginnings.”
We can’t disregard the fact that the Sun-Mercury-Mars are simultaneously traveling through the sign of Libra, which automatically changes the energy of this Mars-ruled lunation. For instance, the warrior planet has been traveling through the loquacious sign of the scales since before the new moon in Libra that occurred on Oct. 6. And when in its detriment, Mars’ desire to confront, combat, and take action typically becomes frustrated, as it is challenged to create harmony in situations. Fortunately, Mars in Libra is here to teach us the power of compromise, whilst encouraging us to fight for what is morally correct. Sitting just four degrees away from the sun, this lunation will sit in opposition to its ruler, Mars, serving as a conscious backdrop of our passions and motivations, which ultimately supports the path we choose to take. The catch? This could create friction between our primal desires vs. the loyalty we have to our connections.
It doesn’t end there; transformative Pluto will activate a T-Square between the Sun-Mars in Libra and the full moon in Aries, evoking the inevitable discomfort that comes with confronting our rawest emotions, and shadowy aspects. However, the initial tug-of-war we experience between our passions and the need to meet our peers halfway, becomes emphasized and influenced by the Lord of the Underworld’s polarizing presence. Needless to say, our relationships will most definitely be in the hot seat during this time, especially those where we’ve neglected our sense of self or on the dark side, abused our power. After all, the same way Plutonian energy can be transmuted and cultivated for our highest good, it can also be used to probe, manipulate, and destroy. Having said that, what’s meant to resurface will be brought to our conscious mind during this time, so try to keep an open mind. Otherwise, feel free to harness this energy to your best ability.
On a brighter note, two planets will conclude their retrograde journey on Oct. 18, just two days prior to the full moon: Jupiter will station direct at 22 degrees Aquarius, before Mercury goes direct at 11 degrees Libra later in the evening. Like I said, if things have been at a standstill, this forward momentum, along with the energy of go-getter Mars, will set things in motion. Mercury will be sitting across from the wounded healer, Chiron, bringing emphasis to pending conversations we’ve likely swept under the rug, and/or are uncomfortable to initiate. It’s time to speak your truth, and set yourself free. In a sweet sextile to pleasure-seeking Venus, this could alleviate some unnecessary tension, and give us something to look forward to in the long run. Both the sun and Mars will be in harmony with lucky Jupiter, bestowing us with abundance, blessings, and hope for the future.
Read your full moon in Aries horoscope and reflection, according to your zodiac sign below:
Bathe in the mystical full moon energy, Aries. This one’s got your name on it and with your red-hot planetary ruler, Mars, sitting directly across from you via your committed seventh house of agreements, compromise, and significant others, chances are simultaneously preoccupied with themes surrounding your one-on-one relationships. How you show up for others, and the way they show up for you is top of mind during this time. Are you ready to have the conversation? In addition to the effects of Mercury and Jupiter direct, the messenger planet will make an opposition to the wounded healer, Chiron, in your sign. This, along with a T-Square to powerhouse Pluto, could create friction between the desire to take complete control vs. your commitment to a significant other. Fortunately, a sweet sextile between Venus and Mercury alleviates the tension. Full Moon Reflection: What personal & collaborative accomplishments are you celebrating? How can you integrate this spiritual upgrade with your current reality?
Your unconscious mind is under the full moon light, Taurus. Hovering over your secretive twelfth house of closure, dreams, hidden agendas, and all things behind the scenes, October’s full moon brings closure and clarity to themes surrounding your mental, physical, and spiritual well being. Sitting across the Sun-Mars via your responsible sixth house of daily rituals, health habits, and acts of service, you’re being called to retreat, reflect, and find the will to stay true to your bliss. On the dark side, repressed emotions could suddenly bubble up to the surface, but have no fear. Take a deep breath, meditate, and write in your journal. A T-Square between the sun-Mars, moon, and powerhouse Pluto via your expansive ninth house of belief systems could, simultaneously, challenge your belief systems, so don’t hesitate to lean on your immediate community for support during this time. This is your cue to release what no longer serves you. Full Moon Reflection: What have you been secretly resisting and/or fighting? What parts of you are you ready to purge?
There’s no such thing as another you, Gemini. And despite the inevitable competitiveness stemming from the essence of warrior-like Aries, Mars’ journey through justice-seeking Libra and your fifth house of love, passion, and self-expression gives this lunation a different flavor. Whether it be personally and/or professionally speaking, you could feel the need to defend your name or perhaps seek justice in a situation surrounding your extended network, and sense of belonging in the world. This is especially true when considering the opposition between your planetary ruler, Mercury, and the wounded healer, Chiron. You could very well have a few things to get off your chest, but by that same token, you’re being challenged to focus on the connections you have with your peers, and relatives for some of you. All in all, this lunation is bringing closure to matters of the heart, especially when in regard to your extended network and community affairs. Full Moon Reflection: Do you feel comfortable being your most authentic? How can you release the fear and/or toxicity surrounding your relationships?
Stand up for what you believe in, Cancer. October’s full moon in Mars-ruled Aries will touch down on your bossy tenth house of ambition, career, and public persona, highlighting everything from your professional endeavors to your notoriety, and success stories. On the darkside, a T-Square between the full moon, the Sun-Mars via your domestic fourth house of innermost feelings, and transformative Pluto via your committed seventh house of agreements, compromise, and significant others could create some friction between you and an authority figure, especially those of you experiencing power struggles in the workplace. Take a deep breath. Mercury’s opposition to the wounded healer, Chiron, could trigger emotional outbursts in public, given the amount of traction occurring at the highest point of your chart. Either way, something significant is about to come to light. Full Moon Reflection: Have you been experiencing some sort of injustice in your professional life? How can you come to a healthy compromise?
So many goals, so little time, right Leo? This year’s full moon in Aries brings emotional emphasis and spiritual culmination to your exotic ninth house of adventure, wisdom, belief systems, and worldly ventures, highlighting everything from your life panorama to the next item on your bucket list. The catch? With its ruler, Mars, hovering over your local third house of immediate exchanges, you could find yourself feeling bound and/or committed to your peers, despite your innate desire to venture into the unknown. Mercury will also be making an opposition to the wounded healer, Chiron, challenging you to revisit an uncomfortable conversation regarding your personal outlook, so you may feel torn between going after your desires vs. staying committed to your local environment. Moreover, a T-Square between the moon, the sun-Mars in your communication sector, and powerhouse Pluto via your sixth house of day-to-day responsibilities challenges you to go within, and sort out your priorities before making any hasty decisions. Full Moon Reflection: Does your day-to-day routine align with your divine mission? How can you cultivate more balance between your passions and commitments?
Steer away from the power struggles, Virgo. This month’s full moon in Aries will touch down on your intimate eighth house of sex, transformation, joint collaborations, and soulmate connections, highlighting everything from your energetic exchanges to themes of “give and take” in a significant partnership. Keep in mind, in addition to your planetary ruler, Mercury, stationing direct, it will make an opposition to the wounded healer, Chiron, in the process. Whether it be a collaboration of sorts, a mutual investment, or a sexual connection, you’re being challenged to tend to repressed fears and/or emotions stifling you from your highest good. Fortunately, a sweet sextile between Mercury and Venus helps alleviate the tension, but by that same token, it will more than likely require honesty. Full Moon Reflection: Do you feel indebted to someone? How can you follow your heart & meet someone halfway without letting your pride get in the way?
It takes one to know one, Libra. A paradoxical full moon will touch down on your harmony-seeking seventh house of agreements, compromise, and significant others, bringing closure and clarity to themes surrounding your contracts, commitments, and partnerships. Sitting in opposition to the Sun-Mars in your sign, this could be what inspires you to seal the deal in a significant union, or perhaps take the lead in order to initiate something. Moreover, transformative Pluto will activate a T-Square between the Sun-Mars and the full moon, amidst its journey through your domestic fourth house of home, family, innermost feelings, and emotional foundations. And though not letting your emotions get the best of you is a lot easier said than done, it’s important to be mindful and logical with your approach during this time. Full Moon Reflection: Is there something lacking in your current partnerships? Is the transformation within being projected onto a significant other?
Tend to your wellbeing, daily rituals, and due diligence, Scorpio. October’s full moon in Aries will activate your responsible sixth house of acts of service, bringing closure and clarity to themes surrounding everything from your health habits to your productivity levels. Sitting in opposition to the Sun-Mars via your secretive twelfth house of closure, dreams, hidden agendas, and all things behind the scenes, the full moon will shed light on the areas of life where you may have been overextending yourself, and perhaps neglecting yourself in the process. Are you ready to take your power back? Your modern ruler, Pluto, is triggering a T-Square between the Sun-Mars and the full moon, amidst its transit through your third house of immediate surroundings. You could receive a very unexpected message during this time; the key is to keep an open mind and trust the process. Full Moon Reflection: Are you confident with your sense of direction? What needs to be eliminated for your highest good?
“Go big or go home” is your motto in life, Sagittarius. Although, when considering the aspects of October’s full moon in Aries, it’s important to be mindful of your red-hot passions and reflect on where they’re actually stemming from. You are a fire sign, after all, so steer away from extremes and anything that feels over-the-top. Hovering over your flirtatious fifth house of creativity, romance, and self-expression, this Mars-ruled lunation is bringing closure and clarity to themes surrounding your heart’s desires, and the relationship you’ve cultivated with your inner child. Keep in mind, the full moon will be triggered by a T-Square thanks to powerhouse Pluto via your stability-seeking second house of value systems, so you’re likely being challenged to stand your ground at the moment. Fortunately, a gorgeous trine between the sun-Mars and your planetary ruler, Jupiter, brings forth an energy of hope, faith, and expansion. Full Moon Reflection: Does your extended community support your passion projects, and romantic partnerships? How have your values transformed?
Keeping your passions locked down, Capricorn? A fiery full moon in warrior-like Aries will touch down on your emotionally driven fourth house of home, family, innermost feelings, and emotional foundations, bringing closure, clarity and emphasis to themes surrounding your humble abode, living space, and family matters. Keep in mind, a T-Square between the Sun-Mars via your bossy tenth house of authority, and the full moon will be triggered by smoldering Pluto in your sign. This could, in turn, create an emotional tug-of-war when in regard to your repressed emotions and your approach to others. Some of you may be unconsciously projecting feelings of angst and frustration onto others, so it’s important to keep your balance during this time. Fortunately, a sextile between your planetary ruler, Saturn, and the wounded healer, Chiron, allows you to be pragmatic when it comes to the full moon energy. Full Moon Reflection: How has your overall sense of security evolved in the past six months? What brings you genuine fulfillment?
Think before you say something you may regret later on, Aquarius. October’s full moon in warrior-like Aries will glimmer through your curious third house of communication, thought process, immediate exchanges, and local community, bringing completion and culmination to themes surrounding your siblings, neighbors, and communication style. There’s a fine line between consciously choosing not to speak your truth, and keeping an open mind when receiving a significant message. And with the Sun-Mars hovering over your expansive ninth house of belief systems, chances are the topic you’re being approached is foreign in your eyes, but you learn something new everyday. On another note, a T-Square between the Sun-Mars, the full moon, and transformative Pluto via your secretive twelfth house of unconscious patterns creates friction between your unwillingness to release control vs. staying open to what the future holds. New perspectives await. Full Moon Reflection: Are you triggered by a significant other’s faith? Is there something inhibiting you from standing up for yourself?
You’re owning up to your self-worth, as you should, Pisces. In the meantime, an audacious full moon will touch down on your stability-seeking second house of comfort, money-making abilities, and spending habits, bringing closure and clarity to themes surrounding your unique possessions, sensual pleasures, and sense of self-worth. Keep in mind, A T-Square among the full moon, Sun-Mars via your intimate eighth house of shared resources, and powerhouse Pluto via your socially conscious eleventh house of associations could create an emotional tug-of-war between your desire for emotional stability vs. your commitment to a significant other. Please note: This could revolve around finances, joint investments, and external influences that could be affecting your finances and/or sense of security. Fortunately, a sweet sextile between Mercury and Venus—via your bossy tenth house of authority—helps alleviate the tension. Full Moon Reflection: Do you and partner(s) have mutual values? How have you transformed and/or evolved within your social network?
Valerie is an astrologer, writer and third-generation witch. She writes daily love horoscopes for astrology.com; the moon is her muse. For more of her work & cosmic portfolio, check out valeriemesa.com or follow her on Instagram @valeriemesa.