The moon is on her way to being full in the fiery sign of Aries this Sunday, October 13, at 4:08 pm CST. Full moons occur when the sun and moon are in opposite signs at the same degree and minute, creating a sense of tension. For this particular full moon, the sun will be in Libra while the moon will be in the opposite sign of Aries. Full moons represent culmination and fulfillment, and they illuminate what is hidden. We may be forced to deal with a troubling situation we’ve pushed to the side.
Aries is the natural ruler of the 1st House in astrology—the part of our chart associated with the self and our identity—while Libra is the natural ruler of the 7th House—the part of our chart linked with relationships. Anytime the 1st and 7th houses are activated, we are dealing with “me” versus “we”.
Some questions we may be asking ourselves under an Aries full moon are:
How can I be me and maintain my identity in the company of another person?
How much space do I need in this relationship?
Some of us may find we aren’t getting enough alone time in order to recharge ourselves. Adding to this dilemma is the planet Uranus (freedom) in opposition to Venus (relationships). A Uranus/Venus aspect has us torn between a need for intimate relationship and a desire to be our own person. If you’re single and looking for a relationship, you may start to question your motive for wanting a relationship at this time. Are you ready for a commitment or just bored?
And speaking of boredom, Pluto—Mr. Intensity and High Drama himself—will be making a difficult aspect to this Aries full moon. We may tell ourselves and others we want to avoid drama, but secretly we’re craving it. In this case, we may want to think about channeling this need for intensity and drama into a creative project.
The tarot card associated with this particular full moon is the Four of Wands. In the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, we see garlands and flowers forming a canopy over a happy couple. This card represents celebration and happiness. One of the traditional meanings of this card is romance and weddings. Some may be receiving a proposal of marriage soon, while others may begin the planning stages of their wedding. The Four of Wands is also associated with the good feeling of accomplishment we experience once we’ve completed a project or a difficult task. You’re now leaving behind the old and beginning the new.