The days shorten, the sky is blue, and the call of the birds quietens. The first touch of fall color comes with the Hunter’s Moon—a time after the harvest when animals were once hunted by indigenous people.
The Full Moon rises near sunset on Sunday, October 9 with tints with orange, golden and rose color as a reflection of the sun. Sun (life) in Libra rules beauty and balance. Moon (emotions) sits in Aries, a fire sign, encouraging incentive, new beginnings, and the joy of the quest. Sun (life), Mercury (communication) and Saturn (karma) form a beautiful trine, which is beneficial and harmonious. With Mercury (communications) and Pluto (subconscious, transformation) in direct motion, this chart is easier to navigate than September’s Full and New Moon charts.
Sun (life) conjunct Venus (love) brings peace and harmony. Sun trine Mars (action, male) brings self-confidence and assertiveness, aiding with initiative and new projects. Sun trine Saturn (limitation, karma) heightens a sense of structure and encourages wise application of lessons learned in the past. It increases strength and persistence. Sun square Pluto (subconscious, transformation) may cause temporary feelings of depression or awareness of the darkness in the world; however, spiritual practices with a focus on light can alleviate it—and lead to greater understanding of the inner gifts and knowledge.
Moon (emotions) opposition Venus (love, beauty) increases desire for love and attention. The aspect causes tension between the desire for love and its experience in current relationships. Moon sextiles Saturn (limitation, karma) stabilizes emotions and brings clarity to mind, particularly with work related and practical issues. Moon square Pluto (subconscious, transformation) elicits strong emotions and old patterns. On the positive, it gives the opportunity to observe and alter patterns.
Mercury (communication, mind) is in Virgo, an air sign that brings clarity and depth to thought. Mercury squares Mars (assertion, male) can cause agitated or rushed thinking. (Slow down and listen twice before responding.) Mercury opposes Jupiter, encouraging big ideas and grand schemes, but it’s important to move slowly with practicality and discernment. Mercury opposes Neptune (illusion, mysticism), and the aspect tends to cloud communication with others through small misunderstandings. It also heightens creativity and artistic skills. Mercury trine Pluto (subconscious, transformation) places an emphasis on profound issues in life, inviting deep discussions and self-expression.
Venus (love, beauty) is placed in Libra, which heightens beauty, creativity, and harmony. Venus trines Mars (assertion, male) encourages the desire to socialize and deepen or initiate loving relationships. Venus trine Saturn (limitation, karma) aids with relationships, work, and abundance in the practical aspect of the world.
Mars (assertion, male) in Gemini expands our concept of duality, introducing two or more lines of thought on a regular basis. It helps with creativity, spirituality, and channeling new ideas. Mars square Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) gives enthusiasm and excitement with projects and goals. It’s important to stay centered with small details when working on big goals and/or desires. Mars trine Saturn (limitation, karma, structure) aids in achieving goals, giving strength, perseverance, and self-confidence. Mars square Neptune (illusion, mysticism) can (temporarily) dilute self-confidence and belief in the self. By focusing on positive action—and noting it—it’s easier to overcome these feelings.
Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) sits in Aries, a sign that brings boldness and passion into our lives. Jupiter conjuncts Neptune (illusion, mysticism). In this position, Jupiter and Neptune give feelings of optimism and hope. The conjunction increases kindness and generosity; it encourages growth of our spiritual nature. Jupiter sextile Pluto (subconscious, transformation) encourages growth, development of skills in the inner and outer world, and it helps with overcoming self-hesitation.
Saturn (limitation, karma) squares Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) as it has throughout the year, bringing divisive energy between the old and new, political views, and additional dualities. It’s interesting to note that we can understand another person’s point of view through compassion—even when our personal view comes from the opposite duality. (Fear, ignorance, and desire to control also play a part in this.)
Uranus (sudden change, awakening) in Taurus sextiles Neptune, which concerns spiritual awakening and a greater desire for understanding spiritual mysteries. Uranus conjunct North Node tends to attract personal lessons that contribute to our growth. The emphasis lies in making changes, which helps and supports group energies as opposed to personal energies.
Neptune sextile Pluto (underworld, transformation) offers a supportive period of those who want to awaken. Pluto (subconscious, transformation) moved direct on October 8. The days preceding the change in its direction may have seemed a bit like Halloween, dredging up subconscious fears or strange events. Fortunately, the energy should settle in a few days.
Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path. If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.