October 1: A Full Moon in Aries

October 1: A Full Moon in Aries

The moon is inconjunct Mercury at 4:39 a.m.

October opens with the moon in Aries forming an inconjunct angle to Mercury in Scorpio. The inconjunct angle highlights two signs that do not have anything elementally in common. In this case, it’s the lack of chemistry between hot and dry Aries and cool and damp Scorpio. It shows that the moment’s fiery, impulsive mood is somewhat out of phase with the elusive and private communications that Mercury in watery Scorpio creates.

However, there is one unifying factor between the Aries moon and Mercury in Scorpio: a joint Mars rulership. Mars is currently retrograde in Aries, bringing volatility to the global mood, which may add an edgy vibe to this tense inconjunct passage.


The moon is conjunct Chiron Rx at 9:57 a.m.

Later in the morning, the nearly full Aries moon forms a conjunction with Chiron, the centaur of ongoing wounds. This conjunction is potent, bringing bold, emotional awareness into contact with our personal and collective traumas. There is an opportunity now for healing, as this bright moon infuses Chiron with maximum lunar powers. The rays of the moon illuminate our dark inner corners and help us to cleanse and release. Since the moon is nearly full and very strong, this conjunction may highlight some tender places, which may trigger sudden reactions. It may just be part of a process that reminds us to handle our wounds and others with care.


A full moon in Aries at 2:05 p.m.

October is a unique month in that it’s bookended by two full moons. Today, we have the first full moon in propulsive Aries, highlighting a robust and fiery peak in the lunar cycle. This full moon joins Mars in the warrior’s sign and starts October off on an active, restless, and potentially confrontational note. Lunar energies are running high, and emotional expression may be intense, direct, and cathartic around this time. Many of us are feeling exuberant, with loads of energy looking for an outlet. It’s a good time to face our challenges directly and harness this cosmic drive into hard work. Be careful not to over-do whatever you take on now, as this potent energy can lead to misunderstandings or accidents.


All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.