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Second Aries Full Moon, October 22, 2010

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This is the second Full Moon in Aries (the first was September 23, 2010 at 0°15″ Aries) and at 29°26″ Aries on October 22, 2010 6:37 PM PDT, it contains both the sense of having completed one cycle and the seeds for a new one.

When the lunar cycles from New Moon to Full Moon follow a natural progression, i.e. New Moon in Libra followed by Full Moon in Aries rather than in Taurus as it was last year, we feel a sense of ease. Do you remember walking arm in arm with someone and skipping a step to ensure you are both leading with the same foot and how much more comfortable that was? What happened in the sky was quite similar. We go back and forth between walking out of step to walking smoothly in step. This happens on an average of three years apart.

A rather unusual aspect pattern connecting the Luminaries, Mars in Scorpio and Uranus-Jupiter in Pisces creates enough friction we will not be able to ignore the need to make adjustments to our personal programs. The pattern is a rather squashed Cradle with semi-sextiles on the sides, a trine on top and an opposition (the lunar axis) on the bottom with inconjuncts running between the four corners.

Mars in Scorpio is trine Jupiter-Uranus in Pisces, a very good aspect for setting creative projects into motion with the intuitive ease of communication between water signs. The Moon in fiery Aries enjoys a lively dialogue with the airy Libra Sun. The difficulties arise when connecting the two harmonious elements to each other.

Both Aries and Libra can inadvertently tromp all over sensitive water sign toes via the semi-sextiles on the sides of this pattern AND the inconjuncts connecting the corners. Both Scorpio and Pisces prefer to work quietly behind the scenes and then present their finished product. Between the Aries indifference to privacy and Libra’s need to discuss every detail with their partner, they don’t often realize the importance of keeping other people’s secrets. Rather than having to apologize later, a better course of action might be slowing down and paying close attention to the needs of others. Time to brush up on our active listening skills! Remember a pissed off water sign person is capable of delaying their revenge until the moment when it will hurt the most . . .

Mars in Scorpio also forms a debilitating square with Neptune conjunct Chiron in Aquarius. This can exacerbate sensitivities and cause us to see slights where none were intended. If you have planets and Angles between 25-27 degrees in the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) this square may leave you feeling temporarily out of sorts and lethargic.

Mercury in now in Scorpio, closely sextile to Scorpio’s ruler Pluto in Capricorn, is ideal for serious, investigative work. Scorpio’s ability to suss out other people’s secrets is greatly enhanced at this time. If you have been keeping something from your sweetheart, ‘fessing up is a better option along with plenty of suitable groveling. With Venus retrograde in Scorpio and semi-sextile conventional Saturn in Libra, the unadorned truth will be better received than pretty lies. Of course, you could still end up out in the cold because this is not a particularly forgiving Venus.

The fire element is represented solely by the Moon in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn is the only earth right now. Water and air are the dominant elements and that combination can generate one heck of a fog. It is as if all the enthusiasm we felt in June, July and August has slowly seeped away. I got my SAD light out early this year and this may be a contributing factor. Fire makes some gains when Mars enters Sagittarius and more when the Sun joins him but we will have to wait for a deeper shift until after the first of the year when both Jupiter and Uranus will return to Aries.

For me, this is an eventful lunation: The Sun conjoins my Sun, Mars in Scorpio conjoins my Ascendant, Neptune is back squaring my Ascendant for its final pass and Venus is within a degree of conjoining my Part of Fortune. A turning point of some kind in my fortunes that only I will know about until Venus goes direct and makes it into my first house after the start of the new year. I am looking forward to Mars crossing my first house, following my Mars return late Wednesday. :D

Compared to the first Full Moon in Aries with its T-Square to Pluto in Capricorn, this one is much lower key and better for taking stock of what is going on in your life. The Sun enters Scorpio the next day and life will take on a very different tone and it behooves us to be prepared.

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9 comments to Second Aries Full Moon, October 22, 2010

  • Deb

    Wonderful photo!

    I am looking forward to the full moon. Seriously need the charge from it :). Will also be starting off and ending my work days earlier as the weather becomes colder. Not many folks out at night when it’s cold, even in a city.

    Have fun with your Mars return!!

    Love,
    Deb

    • Diane L

      Hey Deb!!

      Dreamstime has a really wonderful selection of images to choose from submitted by photographers who live around the globe.

      Will also be starting off and ending my work days earlier as the weather becomes colder. Not many folks out at night when it’s cold, even in a city.

      I hear you on that. It is getting crisp now when the Sun sets for the day.

      Mars Return was very nice! Liking the energy lift it brings. :D

      xo diane~

  • max

    Mars in Scorpio is trine Jupiter-Uranus in Pisces, a very good aspect for setting creative projects into motion with the intuitive ease of communication between water signs.

    I’m waiting until Jupiter comes all the way around to trining my sun, which it does near my birthday before I start jumping on things. (Plus Venus will be direct.)

    Mars in Scorpio also forms a debilitating square with Neptune conjunct Chiron in Aquarius. This can exacerbate sensitivities and cause us to see slights where none were intended

    Ah. This is the one that’s been bothering me. I’ve been feeling pretty good and pretty energetic but I can see I’ve being a little oversensitive.

    Of course, you could still end up out in the cold because this is not a particularly forgiving Venus.

    Yeah, there’s also a lot of this going around.

    Water and air are the dominant elements and that combination can generate one heck of a fog.

    Yeah, that’s it. Thanks for pointing that out. The fog must have rolled in here and I’m feeling fine only because I can’t see what’s going on. Heh.

    A turning point of some kind in my fortunes that only I will know about until Venus goes direct and makes it into my first house after the start of the new year.

    Hopefully it will all be good luck and none of it bad. Me, I’m not sure what a full moon that is exactly on my ascendent is going to entail but hopefully it won’t be the end of my public face or something weird like that.

    max
    ['Well, this comment sort of wandered. Sorry.']

  • Diane L

    Hey Max!

    I’m waiting until Jupiter comes all the way around to trining my sun, which it does near my birthday before I start jumping on things. (Plus Venus will be direct.)

    Now that sounds like a good one!! Enjoy!

    Hopefully it will all be good luck and none of it bad. Me, I’m not sure what a full moon that is exactly on my ascendant is going to entail but hopefully it won’t be the end of my public face or something weird like that.

    Remember Venus will be making three passes over your ASC too. I keep getting the feeling those of us with Libra signatures in our charts are going to look back at this period and see where we were able to make sense of some long standing issues. My 20 20 hindsight works quite well . . . :D

    xo diane~

  • max

    I keep getting the feeling those of us with Libra signatures in our charts are going to look back at this period and see where we were able to make sense of some long standing issues.

    It could happen. I certainly seem to be clearing up some of my health issues, anyways.

    max
    ['Hugs!']

    • Diane L

      I certainly seem to be clearing up some of my health issues, anyways.

      Me too! Mostly by figuring what my “trigger” foods are and avoiding them. Been better about getting out and walking more regularly recently too.

      We live and learn . . . hopefully anyways! :P

      xo diane~

  • Jessica

    Happy Solar and Mars Returns, Diane! What do you think about this Mars square Neptune business? My solar return is only about an hour before the exactness of that puppy, and I am quite intrigued (daunted?) by what that may mean for the year. A mean, a Mars full moon AND a wacky Mars aspect? This is going to be an interesting year, for sure.

    • Diane L

      Same to you, my dear! :D

      I was getting a little bothered by that Mars sq Neptune but after reading the weekly Forecast from Aquarium Age, I felt much better.

      “As Mars trines the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction, it activates a desire for freedom, as well as the will power to “make it so.” Use this powerful alliance to tackle big plans and projects. Envision what you want to achieve and then get busy doing whatever is necessary to meet that goal. Mars is also in a square to Neptune, a configuration that normally indicates a state of paralysis. But given the power of the trine to the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction, the inability to move shouldn’t be much of a problem.”

      Your SR has Mars in Scorpio conj the ASC in the first giving you a direct connection to it. Plus the SR Moon is sextile Neptune/Chiron, easier to tap into the creative side rather than the spacey side. :P

      xo diane~

  • Jessica

    Oh, wonderful Ralfee! Thanks for looking that up. Funny how I glossed over the trines and the sextiles while worrying about the square. I quite like this solar return, even though I honestly don’t think I’ve ever had anything like it. Exciting to think it could be a year like no other. That moon is also inconjunct Mars, though I guess with the Aries-Scorpio, they’re still a little bit in tune. I also like how Saturn is at 10’22” Libra, which reminds me of my birthdate. :)

    I think I’d better do some moving and shaking this year! You with Mars in Scorpio must already know how to do serious moving and shaking! :)