A full moon and lunar eclipse appear on Saturday, October 28. The full moon heightens all energies, particularly emotion, the sea, and fruition and germination of our hopes, dreams, and yearnings. It’s an intense lunation with challenging and harmonious aspects.
The Full Moon appears at 4:24 pm ET, and it is followed by a lunar eclipse at 5:39 pm ET. Eclipses are like throwing a switch and causing a power outage. Everything is plunged into darkness, then light suddenly returns. (In some indigenous cultures, eclipses are viewed as a crack in the world–a time when consciousness can contract or expand.)
A very positive aspect is the Grand Trine, which is believed to bestow harmony and success. The Grand Trine connects Venus (love, abundance), Uranus (change, quantum field), and Pluto (subconscious transformation). Nevertheless, several oppositions cause duality between thought/emotion, and they can bring frustration and anger, but the Grand Trine and other beneficial aspects are powerful and capable of mitigating these feelings.
Sun is placed in Scorpio, the water sign symbolizing transformation and change. Scorpio represents birth, death, sex, and transformation—along with intense, psychic energy. Moon (emotion) in Taurus, an earth sign, which rules abundance, stubbornness, and love for the earth. Together, they bring an opportunity for change, evolution, and releasing lower patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior.
Sun (life) conjunct Mercury (mind, communication) heightens communication skills, intelligence, and wisdom. Sun conjunct Mars (overall energy, assertion) gives power, courage, and strength. Sun opposition Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) asks for a broader perspective of life; it offers opportunities for expansion and growth. Sun trine Saturn (structure, limitation, karma) delivers opportunities but only through dedicated work and discipline.
Moon opposition Mercury (mind, communication) causes conflict between emotion and thought–a vacillation between strong emotion and irrational thoughts. Moon opposition Mars (assertion, overall energy) increases anger and conflict. Moon conjunct Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) brings a feeling of optimism and happiness.
Mercury (communication) in Scorpio is sharp and intuitive. Mercury conjunct Mars (overall energy, assertion) increases mental acuity and decisiveness. It quickens reactions, particularly those relating to opportunities and challenges. Mercury opposition Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) gives optimism, new ideas, and plans. There’s a tendency to plan too much and/or take on too many projects.
Venus (love, beauty, relationships) in Virgo can feel serious, practical, or critical. It’s definitely not a romantic placement, making it an excellent time to practice tolerance and acceptance within relationships. Fortunately, Venus forms a Grand Trine, which is very positive, with Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) and Pluto (subconscious, transformation). By staying in the heart and/or a place of universal love, it’s possible to transmute old patterns and move more deeply into the positive changes, which accompany this time of alternate darkness and light. Venus opposes Neptune (mysticism, illusion), increasing sensitivity aspect and artistic abilities, but it also masks reality, giving life a dream-like quality.
Mars (overall energy, assertion, male) is well placed in Scorpio, which gives strength, courage, and fortitude. Mars opposition Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) brings additional courage and strength. It affects judgement, increasing the possibility of overestimating with plans and goals, which can cause exhaustion.
Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) in Taurus affects abundance, growth, and the earth. It focuses on accumulation, calmness, and overcoming fixed cycles/patterns. Saturn (limitation, karma) sits in Pisces, the ruler of emotional group consciousness, the astral field, and the Past Age. Saturn reveals karma and offers methods of retribution. Saturn square Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) tension; it tends to push unexpected changes, which may seem challenging. It’s important to remain patient and work with the challenges by remaining patient and staying within the moment. (Some small changes can come from awareness and acceptance.)
Uranus (sudden change, quantum field) in Taurus affects the earth. Odd storms, earthquakes, and disruption compose part of its influence. Uranus sextile Neptune (mysticism, illusion) represents the current spiritual awakening that occurs for open-hearted individuals. Uranus trine Pluto (subconscious, transformation) gives charisma, enthusiasm, and a desire for greater self-expression.
Neptune, ruler of the sea and emotion, in Pisces connects everyone emotionally through mass or higher consciousness. Neptune sextile Pluto (subconscious, transformation) gives attunement to intuition and the spiritual aspects in life. Pluto (subconscious, transformation) in Capricorn brings a repeat of the energies between 2020-2022. When it returns to Aquarius, we move into a new chapter.
- Eclipses bring change, and many of us sense it. It’s important to remember that the biggest changes are initially internal—and reflected later into the external world. Rather than contemplating change, it’s better to stay calm, present, and connected with the inner self.
- Many oppositions in the chart cause contradictory feelings and thoughts, particularly with relationships and the course of life. It’s best to observe and accept the feelings and thoughts, then release them. (Contradictory thoughts don’t lead to answers. Work with the inner self or meditate.)
- A Grand Trine encourages thoughts and feelings that give connection to universal love and light, which is the best direction for true change.
- Oppositions with Jupiter suggest it’s wise to create manageable plans—and refrain from excess commitments.
- With only five retrogrades in the chart, it is easier to move forward (than in previous months) and find better focus and attunement in life.
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.