• A Harvest Moon with little to reap…

    Full Moons are moments when matters peak concerning the house axis where it falls, for good or for bad, and some of these matters could involve any intentions you might have set on the previous New Moon which took place fifteen days ago.

    The first of two Full Moons in October this one occurs at 09°08’ (antiscion 20°52’ Virgo). The Moon and Sun stand alone as they face each other since there are no traditional aspects to other planets during the lunation.

    Sun, however, is quincunx to retrograde Uranus in Taurus – crazy might just describe the day.

    Mars, retrograde in home sign Aries, and dispositor of the Moon is squaring the trio of planets in Capricorn (Saturn, Pluto R and Jupiter) by sign only; energy to burn at cross ends with frustration (Saturn), power (Pluto R) and too much of everything (Jupiter) may be hard to handle. Although only in a square to Capricorn by sign but not by degree to any of the planets therein, this me-me-me Moon is no fight for the big ones. Moon in Aries despises any planet in Capricorn ruled by Saturn, and they in turn, loathe her, seems like just casting bad looks will have to suffice for now.

    Venus, dispositor of the Sun, and now transiting Leo, which makes her the “loveliest playmate” of all has actually no-one to play with (no aspects to other planets). Sun squares those Capricorn planets (again by sign only) and whilst appreciating the Saturn flavour (Saturn is exalted in Libra) is unfortunately not reciprocated (Sun has no receptions in Capricorn at its present degree).

    A King (Sun) and a Queen (Moon) with no courtiers and little respect.

    The lunation falls on the 1-7th house axis in the traditional horoscope (Aries-Libra) and involves such issues as; me vs we, what I want vs what we want, fighting vs cooperation, assertion vs compromise etc.

    This Moon will affect those with planets or angles between 7-11° of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn).

    Author, Raven Kaldera, in his book “Moon Phase Astrology” calls this the “Warrior’s Moon”. On this Moon he writes that we fight for what we believe in, often in a lone battle with our own interior demons during which time we also learn the virtue of patience and compromise.

    The Sabian symbol for 10° Aries: “A teacher gives new symbolic forms to traditional images.” Indicating the revision of attitude at the beginning of a new cycle of experience.

    For the antiscion at 21° Virgo: “A girls’ basketball team.” Indicating physical training as a means to inculcate the feeling of participation in a collective culture.

    “Is it a crime, to fight, for what is mine?” Tupac Shakur


    Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 189-191, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA

    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. p 56 and 163, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

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