Astro-Notes on October 16, 2016 – Aries Full Moon

Daily Aspects:
– Sun in Libra opposite Uranus Rx and Eris Rx in Aries and semi-sextile Juno in Scorpio
– Full Moon at 23:14 Aries/Libra at 0:23 am EDT
– Mars in Capricorn trine NN in Virgo/sextile SN in Pisces and semi-sextile Saturn in Sagittarius
– Juno in Scorpio quincunx Eris Rx in Aries
– Moon ingress to Taurus at 11:04 am EDT
– Venus in Scorpio semi-square Mars in Capricorn
– Vesta in Cancer square Ceres Rx in Aries

A trine from Mars in Capricorn, the ruler over the Aries Full Moon, to the North Node in Virgo (sextile South Node in Pisces) in addition to his semi-sextile to Saturn in Sagittarius, shows that the actions and initiatives we instigated in preparation for the future we have envisioned for ourselves have yielded results and this comes with a growing sense of structure and control.

As a consequence, we feel more in charge over our destiny. However, Venus in Scorpio, the dispositor of the Sun and Mercury in Libra, is engaged in a semi-square to Mars, while Mercury casts a square to Pluto in Capricorn and the Libra Sun is leaving an opposition with retrograde Uranus and holding another one with retrograde Eris in Aries. That’s a lot of stirred up energy, which is repeated in the last degree square between Vesta in Cancer and retrograde Ceres in Aries, who is now disposited over by Mars and not by Venus anymore.

Thus, we’re exerting quite an effort to be able to accomplish what we set out to do. We are in the last stage or stretch of our big endeavor. Things are speeding up, time is running out and we have to give it a final push, pull some strings and mobilize our supporting base as well as the resources we can rely on. Our self-interests are at stake and although we could have faced some interruptions, changes or other difficulties, we cannot sit back, wait, waver, deliberate or hesitate any longer. We have to be motivated, get into the competing, conquering spirit, take our chances (even a few risks) and make quick and firm choices in order to move forward and make progress.

As the Libra lunation cycle culminates in the Aries Full Moon, the impulse that sounded forth at the time of the Aries New Moon back in April will also come to fruition. Accordingly, the symbolical picture of ‘the three old masters, which are hanging on the wall of a special room in an art gallery’ (Sabian Symbol for the Libra New Moon), in a protected environment, has been replaced by the image of ‘an open window, through which the wind blows curtains inward in the shape of a cornucopia’ (Sabian Symbol for the Aries Full Moon), and the ‘magic carpet of oriental imagery’ (Sabian Symbol for the Aries New Moon) has become ‘a butterfly with a third wing on its left side’ (Sabian Symbol for the Libra Sun).

What once was only an image, dream or vision has now taken flight, though in a different ‘form’ than the one we had conceived of or devised in our minds and it is still shaping and shifting. If we want to win in this scenario we have to fight and show what we are made of, using our full potential together with our reputation or standing or whatever we have going for us and up our sleeve plus the ‘tricks in our bag’.

The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 23:14 Aries states:

“Blown inward by the wind, the curtains of an open window take the shape of a cornucopia. Keynote: Openness to the influx of spiritual energies – MOLDED BY TRANSPERSONAL FORCES.”

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 23:14 Libra states:

“A butterfly with a third wing on its left side. Keynote: The ability to develop for inner strengthening new modes of response to basic life situations – ORIGINAL MUTATION.”

(Dane Rudhyar: “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 67 and 187-188, respectively)


Tarot card of the day is the “2 of Wands”, representing the urge to move on, be bold and daring as well as original and proactive. This card indicates that we have come to a time of decision, where we must decide whether we want to build on what we have or perhaps expand in a new direction. Therefore, it is imperative that we bring forward the patience and focus of our intent and maximize on these opportunities, which are coming our way now. We need to confront the situation head-on, leave familiar grounds behind, step out into a new world and explore our options. Moreover, this card can also refer to the productive meeting of minds, from which partnerships can prosper and be successful.


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