The full moon on Oct. 24 presents a crossroads for many on the spiritual path. Filled with feminine signs, the chart can offer a passage to the new world. There’s a great deal of emphasis on Uranus, the planet of awakening and sudden change. On the highest frequency, Uranus teaches us how to enter the quantum field where we commune with light and love. On the lower frequency, it compounds our problems, making them feel like the downside of a roller coaster.
However, we hold the power to make positive changes, and the energy only lasts for a week or two. Sun (life), Mercury (communications), Venus (love, beauty), and Jupiter (good fortune) are placed in Scorpio, the sign of the scorpion that rules magnetism, sexuality, and birth/death. Moon and Uranus are in Taurus. There’s also a Grand Cross, which asks us to let go of fixed ideas and thoughts while opening up to new and larger truths. (In metaphysics, crosses represent mastery of the four elements – the four aspects of self on the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical plane.)
Moon is on Taurus 2, “An Electrical Storm Illuminates the Heavens and Forests”, indicating strong energies during the lunation. Electrical storms clear the air, indicating it may clear our minds of stringent thoughts. Wherever lightning strikes the earth, it holds an electro-magnetic charge, which was used for absorption of energy by ancient Chi Gong masters. Moon trines Saturn (time, limitation), increasing stability and giving grounding energy. Moon conjuncts Uranus (quantum field, sudden change), which heightens intuition, inventive ideas, and tendency for impulsiveness.
Mercury (communications) is placed in Scorpio. (Think of playing a detective in a cosmic mystery.) We want to explore and find the truth about life—and communicate it. Mercury (communication) squares Mars (assertion, male energy), creating tension between thought and action. Mercury is conjunct (close to) Jupiter, encouraging our quest for truth. Both signs are in Scorpio, heightening the tendency to look successfully beneath the surface for answers to find good fortune, expansion, and growth. Mercury trines (harmonious) Neptune (mysticism, illusion) and aids in seeing behind the veil of illusion.
Venus remains retrograde in Scorpio until mid-November, making review and recreation of love relationships and partnerships (of all kinds) of great importance. Venus sextiles Saturn (time, limitation), which gives stability and structure. Venus also opposes Uranus, causing sudden erratic changes in emotion, particularly with those we love. Venus trines (harmonious) Neptune, extending ability to tap into mysticism, align with beauty, and enhance intuition.
Mars (action, male energy) sits in Aquarius, an air sign ruling thought and humanitarian endeavors. Mars in Aquarius tends cause overthinking instead of directed action. Thoughts tend to overwhelm. Mars squares Jupiter, causing tension between our desire to act and good fortune.
The Grand Cross
On a higher level, the Grand Cross gives an opportunity to move beyond fixed ideas into a broader, happier spiritual perspective. The Cross consists of aspects between fixed signs, but Uranus, the planet of awakening, is heavily involved in the cross.
The North and South Nodes, indicating our spiritual direction for growth and tendency to repeat particular skills instead of growing respectively, square the Sun, Moon, Venus, and Uranus. In short, it’s time to release aspects of the self by growing into a larger image of self. (We find that image in the quantum field, the place of light and love.)
Jupiter, the planet of expansion, trines the North Node, the direction of growth. The trine helps in finding courage to move beyond limitation and fear. Saturn (time, karma) trines Uranus, bringing together the best of the past and future.(Trines are harmonious and help with manifestation.)
Chiron, the wounded healer, makes trines with Mercury (communications) and Jupiter (expansion), indicating that looking beneath the surface can help in creating a better life. Saturn (time, karma) squares Chiron, creating tension between our karmic wounds and desire to heal.
- It’s a strong feminine chart, which should feel nurturing and grounding with many planets in earth and water. But several aspects in the chart cause tension, creating pressure to change and embrace life with a higher point of view. (It’s likely that we’ll move back and forth between the relative support of the feminine energies and the desire to act and/or change.)
- Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Taurus is a powerful combination for fertility, creation, and manifestation. With the overall elements of the chart in play, it’s important to focus on the positive. (Try to hold a positive thought or image for every negative. Move into gratitude when life seems heavy or limiting.)
- Venus retrograde continues to create pressure around relationships. It’s difficult to say how we feel in our hearts during this time, so practice sending light before speaking – and focus on the higher forces of love.
- The Grand Cross puts a great deal of pressure on our fixed beliefs, and it’s up to us to continue with them or expand into a higher state of mind. Sometimes, it’s difficult to release them. If this is the case, restrain from sudden action or expression. Give it time and thought. Come back to the universal mind.
- Our emotions will probably run hot and cold during this period. We’ll feel life quite strongly, but we have many resources such as the grounding offered through Saturn (time, structure) and Moon in Taurus. There are also aspects such Venus trine Neptune, combining love and mysticism to help in seeing and finding spiritual truth amidst the illusion of duality in life.
Sabian Symbols, based on Lynda Hill’s work
Sun is on Scorpio 1, “A Broken Bottle and Spilled Perfume”. The evidence of breaking and spilling an object is apparent from the fragrance in the air. Breaking can refer to outgrowing an aspect of life and bursting from a container — or mistakenly spilling something valuable.
Moon is on Taurus 2, “An Electrical Storm Illuminates the Heavens and Forests”. The dramatic symbol points to a powerful change in weather, which can refer to our perception of life. The lightning bolt also refers to the moment of enlightenment.
Mercury sits on Scorpio 22, “Hunters Protected by Heavy Clothing Are Shooting Wild Ducks”. The interesting symbol can indicate the need for protection while seeking nourishment, a barrier between the self and the weather, or seeing hunting as sport and/or fun.
Venus is placed on Scorpio 5, “A Massive Rocky Shore Resists the Pounding of the Sea”. Water represents emotions, and the rocky shore may symbolize how our fixed beliefs and emotions resist the sea. It can also refer to the need to stay strong in the face of the emotions (drama) of others.
Mars sits on Aquarius 18, “A Man Being Unmasked at a Masquerade”, This symbol refers to seeing beneath the surface to find the “true” person. We all wear masks, developed through experiences in life. When we look beneath them, we learn a great deal.
Jupiter is placed on Scorpio 27, “A Military Band Marches Through City Streets”. Bands marching through city streets create a display of alliance. It’s easy to see current energies voiced through loud displays on various social media.
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.