Friday, October 22, 2010

Blood Full Moon in Aries

Morning all.  It's Friday.  Hip...hip...hooray.  It's a true fall morning out there.  Gorgeous dawn to a new day.  Next Friday will be the Halloween party here, and I am so looking forward to it.  Some are complaining that Halloween falls on a Sunday, but that''s okay with me.  At least I will be safe in my house and not out there trying to dodge the eggs when as I make my way home from work. Today is also the Full Moon.

The Hunter's Moon or Blood Moon on Friday, October 22nd, is the first Full Moon after the Harvest Moon, which is the Full Moon nearest the Autumnal Equinox. It is also called the Shedding Moon or Falling Leaf Moon. And, because it falls right before Samhain, a time when the veil between realms is at its thinnest, and there is plenty of energy in the air. It gets its name from hunters who tracked and killed their prey by autumn moonlight, stockpiling food for the winter ahead.   The creatures of the Earth are making ready; the squirrels are scurrying about, gathering any last bits of food before the snow hides it away, and those who slumber during the cold months have prepared their beds.  The birds have already begun their search of warmer lands to the south.  The harvest is complete and the Earth has begun to fall to barrenness.

Our ancestors witnessed the moon as it reflected the rhythms of life, the cycles of the seasons and the tides of the seas. They watched the moon move across the sky, transforming and changing - a beacon of light that shone through the darkness of night.A blood red moon signified the time for harvest or impending death, 'blood on the moon', the time of winter has come.
The Hunter’s moon in October focuses on connecting with animals or rather our totem.  

This Full Moon occurs in the astrological sign of Aries and is the second Full Moon in Aries in a row, quite a rare occurrence.
A Full Moon signifies a completion, the finalization of what we may have begun during the previous New Moon. This Full Moon will fall at 29 degrees Aries "I am" and is the second in a row that falls in the sign of the Ram... but, other than this, we find that the two have very little in common with each other. The 29th degree of any sign is an indication that we are completing something, and at this Full Moon, we may find ourselves experiencing the end of one way of thinking about things and the beginning of a different view as the moon prepares to new sign, Taurus, "I have". This second Aries full moon will energize us to look deeper into our relationships in order to learn how to take in another person's point of view and grow beyond our own; it  reminds us to seek balance between the " I (Aries) and the We (Libra)".  The key here is to blend these two opposites rather than have them in conflict. 

 The moon next moves into Taurus. There is the need here to take an active part in repairing our strained relations and strengthening those that are already on solid ground. This calls for the maturing the of the self in order to meet the needs and demands of a relationship with the ultimate goal being something more stable and grounded. There could also be some sort of final resolution made at this time as to whether to move forward in a relationship or to let it go.  So, we can say this Full Moon is asking each of us to release relationships that consume us in a negative way and to experience transformation that will lead to inner balance and harmony. It does not matter what your Sun sign is. The Sun and Moon at 00 degrees cardinal are critical and so every human being on the planet is being activated.

This will undoubtedly be a powerful Full Moon, one that encourages us to look deeper within ourselves and to release whatever is blocking our acceptance of others.
It is time that we discover new ways of compromise and sharing  It demands that we take some type action, and no matter how painful or difficult it may be, we will have to let go of the old and make room for the new. 


  1. Today? Full Hunter's Moon is on Fri., and not on Sat.?

    Oh wow! -sigh- I'm *doomed*! Having my repeat root canal done today! Eeeek!

    It's already been an *interesting* Full Moon effect. Lost my Internet connection and dentist and I decided that he has to go digging again in my tooth, because it still hurts and x-rays show no reason. -sigh-

    Think I'll have a couple of my 'Midnight Manhattans' for dinner tonight. Drink my meal and be "careful" of my re-dug tooth.


  2. I agree it's a powerful time...I haven't been able to sleep for two days now, lol, which is not unusual for me at full and new moons...the intensity is ramped up however with this Full Moon!

    Happy Weekend Mary!
    Blessings Abundant...

  3. definitely time to let go of old and let in new. we tend to hold on in ways we don't recognize, even by thinking too much about what has passed. The baggage gets heavy. Time to travel light!!

  4. what a beautiful picture of the moon.. I watched her last night as I knew we would have cloudy skies and rain this evening...s he was beautiful with her rin encircling her fortelling of the rain we have today...

  5. great post Mary happy full moon to you and have a great weekend x x

  6. Was out for awhile and had a good look.
    A beautiful moon it was.