Full Moons are always about polarity of one type or another, simply because they happen when the Moon is in direct opposition with the Sun. This red-hot Aries Full Moon on October 5, 2017, is opposite the cool Libra Sun, testing the flexibility of energetic extremes, even for the most even-keeled or spiritually balanced folks. Things like Competition vs. Cooperation, War vs. Peace, Individual vs. Relationship, Warrior vs. Diplomat, Impulsive vs. Indecisive could all come into play. The magic is found when you blend the best of the energies the luminaries (the Sun and the Moon) offer, and then manifest positive change for both yourself and others.
Mars and Venus play a starring role during this already ardent Full Moon, thick-as-thieves in an exact conjunction. There is a strong emphasis on relationships and communication, but it's not all about the butterflies and sparks now, it's also about shared values and mutual goals. These two cosmic lovers are partners in integrity while traveling through virtuous Virgo.
Passions might run wild during this Aries Full Moon, but there is something to be said for innocent spontaneity. Living in the moment can be blissful, as long you allow kindness to steal the show.
Fire in the belly
Your inner warrior is likely to make itself known near this Full Moon, one way or the other. To be honest, your experience with an Aries Full Moon might not be all hearts and roses, even with Mars and Venus canoodling in the corner. You must choose your battles wisely, whether standing up for yourself or championing a cause. Advance awareness is key in flipping the switch on anger so you know when to walk away. There's no reason to waste your passion on trivial matters when you can channel your fierce firepower into cultivating equality, justice, freedom, and peace, not just for others but also for yourself. A true personal revolution is a catalyst for powerful change in the world.
The Full Moon in Aries urges you to cut ties with the old to make room for the new! Sometimes you must fight for what you want... Learn more in your sign's Full Moon Horoscope below.
Tarot Card for the Full Moon in Aries: The Emperor
Gemstones for the Full Moon in Aries: Bloodstone, fire agate, ruby
Gifts of the Full Moon in Aries: Courage, creativity, passion, vitality
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Aries Horoscope (March 21 - April 19)
What are you willing to sacrifice for others? You embody the warrior spirit, with a fire in your belly and a restless heart. Your need for freedom battles with your desire for love and physical connection. You might falsely assume you are leading the pack, and can't help but wonder why someone isn't following your wishes. Your palpable passion is sexy, but if left unchanneled it could lash out in misdirected anger or sudden flight. Step away from your personal drama long enough to turn the tables and find out what loved ones want. Discover the joy in serving others.
Taurus Horoscope (April 20 - May 20)
Do you keep your spiritual practices a secret, possibly even from yourself? It is appropriate to protect what you consider sacred, but there's a point where denial leaves you with a sense of emptiness. Others proudly share their ceremonies and rituals while you may feel less willing to openly reveal your deepest beliefs. If you are not currently following a meditation or yoga routine, this Full Moon in Aries is the perfect moment to start. It may sound simple, but practice and repetition are essential elements to a spiritual path just as they are to a creative pursuit.
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 - June 20)
Do you feel lost in the crowd that once felt like family? Not all friendships last forever, and the same can be said about social networks, online or offline. Cutting ties with a group is rarely drama-free, but the personal freedom might be worth the mess of disentanglement. Be careful about acting recklessly in the heat of the moment. Check off a list of pros and cons as you rate how your creative or emotional needs are being served. Don't throw blame if it's time to move on -- deliver the news of your departure kindly, so you are always welcome back if you choose to return.
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 - July 22)
Are your professional dreams standing between you and those you love? Ambitious goals are admirable and your accomplishments are a source of pride, not only for you but for your family and closest friends. The balance between your career and your home life is teetering off center these days; all work and no affection is dimming your love light. You have a sneaky suspicion that fame and fortune won't be that much fun without your biggest fans sharing in your success – and you would be right. Honoring your heart's need for emotional security is critical for your happiness.
Leo Horoscope (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Is your wanderlust distracting you from the joys of the present moment? You are so busy packing your bags for your next big adventure that you could easily miss the gifts sitting right in front of you. Your excitement is contagious but your friends may grow resentful of your plans, especially if you forget to show some love and support for their dreams. Your fabulous ideas are worthy of sharing, but your fiery passion can take all the air out of a room if you don't stop to let others talk too. Balance your plans for the future with making beautiful memories today.
Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
How does your craving for perfection stand in the way of love and all its fringe benefits? High standards are necessary when it comes to finding the right relationship or creative partner, but expecting someone to be "The One" is a heavy burden on any mere mortal -- and likely a big disappointment for you. However, you can't help but feel the chemistry now with so much planetary buzz in your cosmic neighborhood. Soften your critical analysis to allow imperfections and vulnerability to creep into your world. Accepting and appreciating others exactly as they are opens the door for others to love and respect you in return.
Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Does your need to please others take precedence over your own needs getting met? During Libra season the planetary party is supposed to be all about you, but you could be so busy handing out cake to everyone that you forget to make a wish. Co-dependency is not your friend, even when it feels good. Re-evaluate your relationships at this Full Moon, and recalibrate the balance of give and take where necessary. Love is in the air, but you long for something more than just flirtation and flattery. Choose to be with people who support your dreams the way you do theirs.
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
What bad habits are you finally ready to quit? Or maybe it is an old routine that must go now, so you can start fresh with a new regimen that serves your current needs more efficiently and effectively. Try not to get sidetracked by extreme emotions over the next couple of weeks, especially if your long-term plans include harmonious relationships. Self-discipline is the tool required to extract your creative, financial, or romantic potential. Although practice does not make perfect, the act of repetition establishes the patterns to make your dreams real. Work hard until it looks easy.
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
What or who is keeping you from fully expressing your joy and creativity? Your appreciation for romance and all things beautiful runs deep, but you might feel uncomfortable about sharing your poetic side within your social network. Wearing your vulnerability on your sleeve is scary, but the potential for heart connections is worth the risk. If nothing else, you are being your authentic self and that is its own form of love, isn't it? Allow your inner artist out to play during this Full Moon. Follow your muse now, but be forewarned she expects tangible results.
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
How healthy is your work/home balancing act? Something may have to give on one end or the other for you to experience both the professional growth you seek and the peace of mind you need. Naturally, your career or chosen field of study is of vast importance to you, but so are your roots of family and tradition. Releasing old attachments, patterns, and even relationships might be necessary now if you wish to reach your fullest potential. Striving to achieve a certain level of success means boldly stepping out of your comfort zone. You have cosmic momentum on your side if you are willing to let yourself step over the edge.
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Are there any childhood experiences or perceptions that inhibit your travel or educational aspirations? You may be known for walking on the outskirts of convention, but others are less likely to know about your fears and insecurities. Your latest passion project is worth pursuing, but first you must delete any old self-defeating messages that still run through your head. You need to break free from partnerships that are unable to grow and change with you, but be wary of making this decision in a flash of anger. Give others the same respect you wish in return for the sake of harmony. Freedom comes at a cost.
Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 - March 20)
How does your self-worth impact how much you are willing to share with others? Your empathy is both a blessing and a curse. It's easy to feel taken for granted when you start questioning the inequity of many of your relationships. It is no secret that you are quick to offer your compassion to others, but it's essential that you practice the same generosity to your own heart. Intentional acts of kindness are key to your emotional satisfaction. The more you give, the more you have. Shine your love light and elevate your bliss.
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