Aries Full Moon: Meaning, Dates, Transit & Natal
Full moons occur roughly once a month, so an Aries full moon occurs just once—maybe twice—a year. For this reason, it’s usually very important to note what sign the full moon is in so you can appropriately celebrate (and also know what’s coming up based on your birth chart!).
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac wheel. Often referred to as “the baby,” Aries as a sign represents the naivety, optimism, and energy of a child. According to astrologer Maisy Bristol, much of these themes are reflected in an Aries full moon as well. “A full moon in Aries will encourage us to embrace our inner child,” she says. “It asks you to have hope for the future and really put down the law according to what you need.”
Bristol goes on to say that while Aries is sometimes considered a self-absorbed sign, this quality allows them to define what they need at any given moment—and demand it from others. In terms of a full moon, this attitude is something to be embraced. “This kind of full moon doesn’t ask questions or wait for permission.”
Bristol notes that experiencing an Aries full moon means “going for it.” She says that it’s a great time to utilize Aries’ fearless, energizing, and hopeful attitude to put things out to the world that you want to see.
Additionally, full moons represent endings or closure. “With a full moon (representing detox or endings) in Aries, we feel encouraged to let go of perceptions or expectations of us that we do not resonate with,” says Bristol. “It’s the perfect time to try something new, break out of your shell, or tell someone to get lost.”
If you were born with an Aries full moon in your birth chart, you’re in luck! You’re likely to be naturally strong, independent, and fearless, according to Bristol. “Natives with this kind of full moon are a force to be reckoned with,” says Bristol. “Nothing gets in their way and good luck changing their mind if you hope to do so!”
- October 9, 2022
- September 29, 2023
- October 17, 2024
What It Means for Your Horoscope
Here, Bristol gives her thoughts on what each sign should be thinking about during an Aries full moon.
Aries Sun & Rising
This is happening in your 1st House of identity and ego, Aries! It’s literally pushing you to become a new you—especially doing so by detoxing. For example, if you’ve been thinking about changing your look, cutting your hair is a transformative emergence experience.
Taurus Sun & Rising
Gemini Sun & Rising
Cancer Sun & Rising
Leo Sun & Rising
Virgo Sun & Rising
Libra Sun & Rising
This full moon happens opposite you, so it’s in your 7th House of long-term partnerships. It’s a great time to identify with what you need in a partnership and share this with your partner, Libra. Single? Get out there and mingle!
Scorpio Sun & Rising
Sagittarius Sun & Rising
Capricorn Sun & Rising
Aquarius Sun & Rising
Pisces Sun & Rising
Being a Pisces, this full moon occurs in your 2nd House of money and self-worth. And that means… this full moon is making you realize your full value in both partnerships and career. Ask for what you’re worth!
How long does a full moon in Aries last?
A typical full moon will last just the one night it arises. However, the energy of a full moon should last anywhere from three to four days.