Current from 13th October to 28th October 2019
A full moon means that the moon and the sun are half way through their twenty nine day cycle. Astrologically, the Moon is now exactly opposite the Sun and the Moon will rise as the Sun sets on 13th October 2019. The Full Moon chart is active for two weeks whilst the Moon continues to lose her light and the cycle is now in its waning phase.
The chart reflects the nature of the Sun and Moon’s opposition and there is a focus on a variety of relationships with other people during the last two weeks of the cycle. Oppositions bring forward all kinds of relationships – both good, and stressful, for any individual. People who are important to us come into focus; either they support our actions and bring love, comfort and pleasure, or they confront us, challenging us to explain our actions and frustrating, aggravating and annoying us until we react with outbursts of negative behaviour.
It is important to examine any planet in detail which is connected to the full moon’s signs of both Sun and Moon in order to determine their impact on the fortnight in question. For instance, the current Full Moon period (13th October – 28th October) is exceptionally busy and features five main themes. The planets’ degrees need to be either the same, or very close, for this to be a noticeable theme in the two week term.
The Sun and Moon make significant aspects to two planets on 13th October as both Pluto and Jupiter are in identical degrees to the luminaries, but are in different signs. Pluto in Capricorn squares both Sun and Moon, whilst Jupiter in Sagittarius trines the fiery Moon and sextiles the Sun in Libra. Venus features because she is the ruler of Libra (Sun is in Libra) and makes an opposing aspect to Uranus. Mars is also a critical player because it rules the Moon’s sign of Aries and Mars connects to Uranus through a quincunx aspect.
Pluto square Moon
Pluto is caught exactly halfway at the mid-way point between Moon and Sun and this will highlight issues of a different nature for each of the luminaries. The Moon represents emotional and physical wellbeing and Pluto’s aspect is likely to appear as upheavals to peace and tranquillity where family and loved ones are concerned. Pluto with the Moon is dramatic, emotionally unpredictable and highly strung with the individual often drawing deeply from past hurts and putting them on display when you are feeling the most vulnerable. Health can suffer under Pluto’s gaze as rest and withdrawal may feel frustrating, but is absolutely necessary if the body or the heart’s healing is to occur.
Pluto square Sun
Pluto square Sun highlights dramas at work usually through having to defend your reputation, your integrity, or your motives. Someone is likely to challenge your behaviour or your actions and they are watching closely for any slip-ups during this fortnight. If you believe you are acting in good faith, it’s probable that the power struggle between you is merely irritating rather than a serious threat. However, if you are looking for revenge or being underhand in any way, Pluto will not be kind, and is likely to bounce back with a stronger reaction.
Jupiter trine Moon, sextile Sun
Luckily, Jupiter is also at the same degree as Sun and Moon, and in a much better aspect than Pluto. Jupiter represents a third person, usually with wisdom, an unbiased opinion, or the capacity to see both sides of the argument. If things are getting really tense or the situation seems beyond repair due to Pluto’s fractious nature, then a level-headed person (one that is trusted by both) may ease tensions and find a sound solution which meets the approval of both disgruntled parties.
Uranus opposes Venus
Venus was in a much better position two weeks ago when the new moon started in Libra, //www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW4lBgwqqzs but now she is in her detriment in Scorpio. Unfortunately, her condition adds more weight to any tension surrounding relationships. If discussions about the future do come up, they may take a sudden turn for the worse and the outcome may not be what you were expecting or hoping for. Under aspects such as these, relationships start and end quickly and decisively, so avoid them if you don’t think you are ready for these changes. Venus in Scorpio is often on the attack so be careful of whom you are cross with, and try to work through a peaceful solution if it’s at all possible.
Uranus quincunx Mars
The Moon is in Aries at this full moon and like Venus, Mars is also in its sign of detriment. Either way it’s going to be difficult dealing with either the women (Venus) or the men (Mars) in your life, and this is probably part of why Pluto is at boiling point at the moment. Pluto’s solution to any problem is to cut and sever (regardless of the cost) and Mars’ awkward aspect to Uranus is not really capable of mending a rift in a significant relationship. Burning one’s bridges is probably much closer to the theme of this fortnight as Uranus is volatile at any time, let alone if it makes contact with Mars. A quincunx is a bit of a ‘non-aspect’ but it shouldn’t be ignored as it talks about a total lack of compromise between two planets. Often one which is only resolved when significant change or major drama takes place.
When these two planets are involved there are definitely sparks flying; words are spoken that can’t be retracted and tempers flare under these conditions. Laying low and choosing not to engage is advisable, but as full moons are exactly what engagement with others is all about, then practical advice to keep a cool head is likely to be ignored. Good Luck with the Full Moon and if you are interested in knowing more, please watch the current You Tube video on Star Sense Astrology with Melanie Sorensen and myself.