Here comes October! The month of October comes with a new moon in fair Libra and a full moon in fiery Aries. Let's review!
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What is a New Moon?
A new moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact same position in the Zodiac (called a conjunction). New moons are related to beginnings, have high energy, and are enthusiastic.
What is a Full Moon?
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact opposite positions in the Zodiac (called an opposition). Full moons are related to endings, culminations, and are emotional energy.
New Moon in Libra: October 6th 2021 (7:06AM ET/4:06AM PT)
Libra new moons can be a great time to work with others. You can forge new partnerships, enter into new relationships, and meet new people. We can be more open to others, and see the best in them. We can be more compromising and fair, and find middle ground.
Libra is the sign of balance, so we may strive to find more balance in our lives. We can give attention to the things we haven't had time for lately, especially the people and relationships we haven't had as much time for. This can be a good time to make improvements in your connections with others.
We can bring more fairness into our lives and world, and have a better understanding of different opinions. This can drive up indecision though!
With Mercury retrograde still hopping in Libra for this new moon, we may focus on reconnecting with old partners and loves, and restoring balance or peace that has been missing.
This new moon is conjunct (aligned with) transit (moving) Mars in Libra, and this helps us to take initiative with what we want to get started with now. We may also find we have more energy when we're working with or for others or with a partner. Energy can run pretty high, and we can work on being more diplomatic and enter into new agreements feeling good about where it leads us.
The new moon occurs at 13 degrees 25 minutes Libra. The aspects the new moon makes are:
Conjunction: 11 degrees 25 minutes - 15 degrees 25 minutes Libra
Sextile: 11 degrees 25 minutes - 15 degrees 25 minutes Leo or Sagittarius
Square: 11 degrees 25 minutes - 15 degrees 25 minutes Cancer or Capricorn
Trine: 11 degrees 25 minutes - 15 degrees 25 minutes Gemini or Aquarius
Opposition: 11 degrees 25 minutes - 15 degrees 25 minutes Aries
Full Moon in Aries: October 20th 2021 (10:57AM ET/7:57AM PT)
Aries full moons can be times when we're feeling more driven by our emotions than usual. We want to get moving as quickly as we can, and can take the lead with whatever we want instead of waiting. Patience can be hard to find!
We may see the culmination of new beginnings from 6-12 months ago, and this can open up new opportunities, or make room for us to focus on something new again. We may give more attention to what we've been working on just for ourselves, and identify strongly with what we're doing.
This full moon is widely square (hard aspect) transit Pluto in Capricorn (about 3 degrees). This can be a little wrinkle since Aries can be aggressive when not being expressed properly, and Pluto loves power struggles. We may get into more fights with others, and letour frustrations in bad ways. Try to find positive, productive uses for frustrating energy, and work on transforming something for the better instead of sitting back and staying mad.
The full moon occurs at 27 degrees 26 minutes Aries. Aspects to this full moon are:
Conjunction: 25 degrees 26 minutes - 29 degrees 26 minutes Aries
Sextile: 25 degrees 26 minutes - 29 degrees 26 minutes Gemini or Aquarius
Square: 25 degrees 26 minutes - 29 degrees 26 minutes Cancer or Capricorn
Trine: 25 degrees 26 minutes - 29 degrees 26 minutes Leo or Sagittarius
Opposition: 25 degrees 26 minutes - 29 degrees 26 minutes Libra
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations