Forecast for the 2017 Aries Full Moon

October 5, 2017
11:40 AM PDT / 2:40 PM EDT / 6:40 PM GMT
12 Aries 42 / 12 Libra 42

This year’s Aries Full Moon delivers a paradoxical blend of hot-headed emotions and sober calculation.

The pairing may be unusual, but it’s just the trick to dispel the confusion and overload of recent months.

Sleepwalking, avoidance, stasis, immobility — none are possible now. Constraints are exploding and we’re acting and reacting, with cosmic clipboard in hand. And maybe a shovel.

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A Full Moon always brings situations and emotions to a head. Aries’ harvest is impulsive and impassioned, throwing caution (and sometimes social niceties) to the wind. Relationship issues are always in the mix, with the Sun opposite in the sign that rules them, Libra.

An Aries Full Moon lights up (and sometimes inflames) balancing the individual against the partner, or the union. This time the balancing act involves uncharacteristic texture and nuance, thanks to the cosmic triple punch that accompanies it.

First, the Moon’s ruler, Mars, is in an uncommonly restrained mode, thinking with his head instead of with his fists. He’s not only in the cerebral, detail-oriented sign of Virgo, but he is also conjunct his cosmic counterpart, Venus.

Both are coming off a clarifying, simplifying trine to Pluto, which summoned psycho-demons, survival instincts and bouts of cutting priorities down to essentials.

Stripped down, purified and raw, the ruler of our drive and sexuality is fusing with the ruler of our desires, relationships and values, in a mode of intactness and cleanliness. Our emotional and rational sides may be facing off in the Full Moon, but the masculine and feminine archetypes are on the same page (another paradox!), both approaching their domains with discrimination, a willingness to clean them up and an eye to improvement.

The blending may cool Mars’ hot-headed, gung-ho tendencies, so that he’s more determined and pragmatic than pugilistic. It may also tone down the Full Moon’s fieriness. This bodes well for going into (or starting) an emotional bonfire knowing it’s for the best. Also for rebounding from pyrotechnics with cleaning supplies and an action plan. And maybe a shovel.

The second factor is the relief and exhilaration of recently acquired freedom. While not in aspect to the Full Moon, unpredictable change agent Uranus is in the Moon’s sign, and only last week gained release from a long-standing, long-building opposition from Jupiter in Libra.

Their tension has been challenging relationships to accommodate increasingly idiosyncratic individual expression. As our own drum has become more insistent, connections have either followed or applauded the beat, or dropped away.

Look for this Full Moon to light up reactions to this tension giving way. Here’s a shortlist: Awareness of breathing room; being well and truly done with situations that muffle or trip up your beat; choosing healthy dynamics with intact boundaries; and coming away with a sensible game plan for getting what you want

Any of those reactions comes with an undeniable urge to continue reshaping the foundations of your life and connections. That’s from the third factor injecting this Full Moon with uncommon textures and nuance: the Sun and the Moon making a t-square to Pluto in Capricorn.

This configuration provides an avenue for expression and release of the standoff between reason (the Sun) and emotion (the Moon), between other people (Libra) and the self (Aries). Each extreme is bearing down on Pluto in Capricorn, the cosmic agent of unavoidable change, in the sign of our infrastructures, institutions and traditions.

The pressure is creating another round of tectonic shifts. Resistance is futile. This process is subject to forces outside mortal control.

Foundations and structures are undergoing metamorphosis. Long-term goals and ground rules are evolving — just as we are evolving, and as our connections with each other are as well.

The t-square’s pressure is dumping out in the mid degrees of Cancer, expressing itself in issues of home, family, nurturing and tribal definitions. All of them are responding to the emotional crestings of this Full Moon, the heart/will decisions, and the evolutionary surges in our closest connections.

But mostly importantly, each of us is responding.

No need to force anything. Venus/Mars in Virgo will restrain you from that. It’s a truism of therapy: as a person changes, everyone else in the system shifts, adapts and changes, too. Focus on your experience, and trust that the rest is taking care of itself.

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October 2017

Clarity. Focus. Resolve. Scaling back. Immersion. October sees us moving out of chaos at last and into a drastically redefined reality.

Not that chaos is disappearing, but it’s constraining us less. And we’re motivated and able to get a move on.

Read the full forecast.

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2017 Pisces Full Moon

Just when the gumption’s arriving to settle down and work, the Pisces Full Moon says, “Maybe not.”

It’s luring us into a time out fit for the past three calendar months, as opposed to what we actually experienced during them. Our rational side is ready to tackle the details and practicalities of life, but our emotions are coming unmoored from them.

It’s a long overdue moment of quiet, giving in and floating on not knowing. That latitude has been absent in the last three months, which brought turbo-charged lunations with the kick and power of warrior god Mars traveling with the Sun. Each moon phase began and ended with a dance of masculine and feminine energies fusing and then opposing each other.

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Forecast for September 4-10, 2017

The Clue Fairy makes the rounds while fires burn, metaphoric and real. They’re still smouldering when the first clean-up crews arrive … and take a break … then get down to work.

Learn more in the Astro-Insight podcast for September 4-10, 2017

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September 2017

September promises more of the same, then a shift to something closer to sanity. And then a huge, long-awaited snap …. and sigh of relief. August’s total solar eclipse isn’t through with us yet.

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Forecast for August 14 -20, 2017

We’re between eclipses. Watch your step. As car mirrors warn: Objects may be more distant than they seem. Or not as they seem.

Learn more in the Astro-Insight podcast for Mar. 6 – 12, 2017  (7:52 minutes).

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August 2017

Volatile, catalyzing, head-spinning, game-changing: August is a month (or is that: minefield?) of milestones.

They come with revelations, departures, confusion, high-octane passions and a faster than fast pace. Fuel accelerant is pouring into impulses that have been building since December. (Self-actualization is one of them. Specific situations should be easy to spot.)

A drive is blazing that defies extinguishing or containment. Directing it may be possible, though. So is riding it. And it might actually be fun. (At times.)

The influence that kicks off the month builds more slowly and probably with less fanfare than what follows. It will pervade the headlines all the same, if you look for it, and run like a background program whether anyone is paying attention or not.

Foundation Work Continues

Seismic shifts and super-sized evolutionary surges hit foundations, infrastructures and institutions as the month begins and Jupiter squares Pluto. The pressure will mount with the subtlety of a lobster pot for nearly two months, not finding release till Jupiter completes his opposition to norm-shattering Uranus at the end of September.

More immediately noticeable in the first three weeks: Dramatic action and reaction are the general order of things, with warrior god Mars accompanying the Sun till he enters Virgo on the 22nd. This traveling pair is a double-dose of the masculine archetype, firing up courage, assertiveness, aggression, combativeness and anger. Everyone’s got a fix-it gene. No waiting to be asked; everyone’s going after what they want.

Aquarius Full Moon Lunar Eclipse

The month’s first eclipse, a lunar, brings a paradox: simultaneously experiencing defcon 2 level emotions and observing them with the intellectual curiosity of Mr. Spock. Watch for spiked understanding of your own inner workings, particularly in response to developments since February’s lunar eclipse in Leo. Much will take on a different light — a lunar eclipse always brings revelations — amid the clatter of doors slamming and chapters closing.

It’s Time For Another … Mercury Retrograde!

A cosmic invitation to think things over continues throughout the month. We won’t always welcome the suggestion, but declining isn’t much of an option. Communication, technology and travel are a patience-testing ground of snarls, complications, malfunctions and delays once Mercury stations retrograde on the 12th.

The implications may sneak up on us, since the two love and creativity planets, Venus and Neptune, are making beautiful music that day and lulling us all into reverie. We have weeks to wise up to the retrograde, which lasts till September 5.

He’s in one of his home signs, Virgo, which puts a practical spin on everything that unfolds – or misfires. Details are more than the usual tripwire. Annoyances may be … annoyingly … concrete.

On the plus side: the sign of the messenger’s retreat fits in with a retrograde’s potential for reorganizing and tidying matters up. Not to mention that tripping over words and our metaphoric shoe laces may keep us down here on earth while other influences threaten to blast us off it. And we may welcome a breather, even if it comes in the form of a retrograde snafu.

Read more in my guide How to Survive Mercury Retrograde in 2017.

Can’t Stop The Grand Fire Trine

Those other influences come from the fire that dominates the middle of the month, with the Sun, the New Moon (solar eclipse) and Mars running a circuit with Saturn and Uranus. Saturn and Uranus, lords of order and disruption, have been teaming since December. Their unlikely collaboration has been simultaneously bringing form to new growth and shattering structures and conventions. Now ego, heart and will get into the loop, forming the free flow of energy of a grand trine in fire.

Total Eclipse of the Sun

These linkages would be incendiary on their own. They take on super nova impact from coinciding with a total solar eclipse at the end of Leo, on August 21. A solar eclipse blots out people and situations, never to return, and hits the reset button. This time, with the added kick from Mars, our systems come back on line with a breathtaking, propulsive force, shooting us forward as if we’ve hit a power up in a racing game.

The Mars-powered solar eclipse is igniting the self-actualization imperative of the Saturn/Uranus trine. The explosion is blowing up conventions, norms, beliefs. shoulds, and situations built on them — commitments and teachings that have restrained you from living your own life and expressing your own being.

It won’t be all fun and games. At all. Some people will not accurately recognize these rumblings and will respond by acting out. With retrograde Mercury spawning misunderstandings and misstatements (and, alright, lies), it’ll be easy to react without confronting peaceably and unraveling the snarl.

Patience will be in short supply. Tempers will flare. Anger will have the effect of eating cases of Popeye’s spinach. Be mindful of who and what are in your line of fire.

Venus in Fur (Leo)

The rebooting plays out long beyond August. It may be easier to chew on what is transpiring after the Sun enters Virgo on the 22nd. A wave of noticeable shake-ups, break-ups and breakthroughs follows when Venus, ruler of our desires, approaches maximum nesting mode and slams the agent of unpredictable change, Uranus, on August 24.

She makes a quick change herself, taking on the flair and drama and grandeur of Leo on the 25th. It’s out of the kitchen (except, perhaps, for showy parties) and into the world, in search of attention, sun and fun. However the eclipses and grand trine are playing out, our hearts are beginning to get on board.

The month ends with potential for optimism and locking in some benefits from the hubbub. The 27th brings an opportunity to stabilize, via a cooperative link between beneficent Jupiter and structure-loving Saturn.

Messenger god Mercury jumps back into the fire of Leo on the 30th and criss-crosses the solar eclipse degree until mid-September. High-energy exchanges are a given. Ideas may move from intriguing concept to burning personal quest. The combustible atmosphere continues. These fires aren’t going out any time soon.

Learn what this means for you (and the United States) in my talk The Great American Eclipse — and You! Live at 4 PM EDT, Friday, Aug. 4 and afterwards on demand.

Harness the eclipses energies in Embracing the Eclipse: A Meditation for Personal Growth, live at 4 PH EDT, Friday, Aug. 19 and afterwards on demand.

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