Full Moon in Aries, October 1, 2020

Good thing cardinal signs are always up for a challenge because this Full Moon at 09° 08′ Aries on 1 October 2020, 02:06 PM PDT will offer us some. The Aries Moon and Libra Sun both make uncomfortable aspects to Uranus in Taurus, creating a measure of dissonance which brings out the combative side of the Aries Moon-Libra Sun opposition. Whether we can deliberately turn this around and choose cooperation over conflict is largely up to us as individuals. There is one saving grace, gentle Venus rules both Libra and Taurus. Venus always likes everyone to get along and play nice!

There are not many tight aspects in this lunation chart, and the ones having the greatest impact involve the ruling planets of Aries and Libra. A major source of tension is retrograde Mars in Aries exactly square Saturn in Capricorn (partile on September 29). Mars also makes a waning trine to Venus in Leo (exact on September 28, a nice marriage of the ruling planets. Then there is the waning inconjunct between Venus in Leo and Saturn in Capricorn (also exact on September 28). As much as we’d like to splurge on a good time, it would be wiser to continue to live within our means. Heartfelt, well thought out romantic gestures are as meaningful, if not more so, than spending the big bucks to put on an extravagant show. Therefore we’ll be further ahead to put fun plans on hold for now until the frustrations generated by the Mars-Saturn square begin to fade away.

It is the second waxing square between Mars in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn (exact on October 9) that bears watching. This one carries the potential for violent confrontation, something that seldom ends well for anyone. In order to avoid getting caught up in Pluto’s toils, we need to practice staying as neutral as possible . . . not easy to do in the highly polarized world we live in. It’s amazing how quickly Pluto can latch onto our anger and turn it into unstoppable rage. Be careful and stay safe!

Mercury is now in Scorpio and is essentially unaspected on this lunation. Mercury in Scorpio excels at secrets, both investigating them and keeping them. It is keeping mum for now but after Mercury stations retrograde on October 13 and returns to Libra on October 27, that may change and those secrets may be revealed for all to see. All the more reason to lead a life dedicated to being honest, kind and patient.

We still have the Jupiter in Capricorn-Neptune in Pisces sextile generating good will in the background. If there is any sanity left, it is thanks to this gentle, loving influence.

For better or worse all actions have consequences, and on this Mars ruled Full Moon in Aries, we really, truly need to pay attention to this fact. Mars in Aries is currently retrograde but it will eventually station direct (November 13) and the consequences of our actions will start coming home to roost even more dramatically. With Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn still weighing on Mars, it makes sense to move forward in a methodical fashion with no shortcuts or side trips. As always, make practicing kindness, patience and tolerance a high priority. Peace and love to all.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: Aries © Gal Or