October’s new moon comes on the 8th at 11:47PM ET in Libra. Libra is the sign of others, so we can focus on each other, our relationships and partnerships, and try to come together in the middle. We can work on compromises, negotiate, mediate, and try to be diplomatic and charming. Keep everything peaceful and harmonious. We can strive to be better balanced and focus on what we’ve been neglecting lately, and the more balanced we are, the more decisive we can be.
We may be more open to commitment, and want to reach out to others and make connections. We may work best with partners, when we come together, and when we’re not just thinking of ourselves. This may be a time when we see deals being worked on or entities merging, especially if they’ve tried to before.
The ruler of Libra, Venus, will have just turned retrograde (appearing to move backward) a few days before this new moon on October 5th. So we may be feeling a little extra off, and energy may be best focused on some second chances, especially in our relationships, working with the people in our lives, and keeping the peace.
This new moon is widely square (hard aspect, 3 signs away) Pluto in Capricorn. This might make working to keep the peace even more important, and we may butt heads more and struggle for power/control. Try not to be dominating or let others dominate you. Find some middle ground, keep a cool head, and let’s all move forward together!
This new moon occurs at 15 degrees 48 minutes Libra. The aspects to this new moon are:
Conjunction: 13 degrees 48 minutes - 17 degrees 48 minutes Libra
Sextile: 13 degrees 48 minutes - 17 degrees 48 minutes Leo or Sagittarius
Square: 13 degrees 48 minutes - 17 degrees 48 minutes Cancer or Capricorn
Trine: 13 degrees 48 minutes - 17 degrees 48 minutes Gemini or Aquarius
Opposition: 13 degrees 48 minutes - 17 degrees 48 minutes Aries
October’s full moon comes on the 24th at 12:45PM ET in Taurus. In Taurus, we can be extra indulgent, especially when we’re emotional or upset. We may just want to kick back, relax, let things slide, and not rush into anything. We can focus on slowing down and enjoying the moment more. But we may be so lazy that we don’t get much of anything done!
Taurus rules finances, so we may see some financial developments with this full moon, with some getting rewarded for smart, responsible choices, and others being punished for bad behavior. Taurus also rules our values, so we may focus more on what our values are and how we can live up to them better.
We may crave more stability and security, and we can work to get better grounded. The more grounded we are, the more stable and secure we feel, the more confident we can be. Otherwise, we may listen to much to what other people say or think, and that can make us insecure.
This full moon is widely trine (positive aspect, 4 signs away) Saturn in Capricorn, so we can have a little extra discipline, focus, and try to keep on the right track. We may make some progress with something we’ve done right, and try to take on responsibilities with greater ease.
This full moon is also opposite Venus, who is retrograde at this time in Scorpio, and Venus is the ruler of Taurus, so both Moon’s this month have their ruler retrograde. Oh my! So we can focus a lot on things that are coming back around for another go at it, and we may have difficulty getting along, have to work harder to see eye-to-eye, and we can be crazy stubborn, selfish, or stuck. Everyone needs to stay calm and try to see other perspectives. Don’t get stuck in your own view.
This full moon occurs at 1 degree 13 minutes Taurus. The aspects to this full moon are:
Conjunction: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 13 minutes Taurus
Sextile: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 13 minutes Cancer or Pisces
Square: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 13 minutes Leo or Aquarius
Trine: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 13 minutes Virgo or Capricorn
Opposition: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 13 minutes Scorpio
* Since the full moon is early in Taurus, aspects may also be felt out-of-sign at 29 degrees 13 minutes or later in Aries (conjunction), Gemini or Aquarius (sextile), Cancer or Capricorn (square), Leo or Sagittarius (trine), and Libra (opposition).
Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius & Scorpio: November - December 2018
Venus Retrograde in Scorpio & Libra: October - November 2018
October 2018 New & Full Moons
November 2018 New & Full Moons
Jupiter in Sagittarius: November 2018 - December 2019
Jupiter in Scorpio: October 2017 - November 2018
Saturn in Capricorn: December 2017 - March 2020, July - December 2020
Uranus in Taurus: May - November 2018, March 2019 - July 2025, November 2025 - April 2026