Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Aries Full Moon: October 11th

This Full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon. It is the first Full Moon after the Harvest MoonHistorically, since the fields have been reaped, and with leaves falling and the fields bare, it was easier to see to hunt under this Full Moon. It is also known as Blood Moon or Sanguine Moon because of the blood shed by animals while being hunted.  This Full Moon is also called the 'moon of the changing seasons' and the Falling Leaf Moon. 

During this time of the month when the sun is in Libra,  the Full Moon occurs in the sign of Aries.
  The Full Moon, the sign that is in opposition to the Sun's sign, is the time of culmination, when things reach their peek, so to speak.  The lunar cycle has ended, and it is a time to tidy up loose ends and sort out problems which may not be so easy with this Full Moon.  In fact, this might indeed be a rather trying time for some. 

Aries, the first astrological sign of the Zodiac, represents new beginnings, adventure, leadership and strength. An Aries Moon promotes energy and ideas. Its element is fire, and with Mars as its ruler, it  is the sign of the warrior which certainly gives the Full Moon a charged up and energetic feeling.   The keyword for Aries is 'I am'.  Aries are action oriented individuals and one of the energies of Aries is independence and a willingness to do things on one’s own.  The Full Moon in Aries sees the daring, and few signs are as fearless. 

When the Sun in Libra opposes the Moon in Aries, it signals a time  that we will be asked to balance the self-assertive, independent desires of what we want for ourselves versus what we need to give to others.  Libra, with Venus as its ruler, wants peace and balance.   Generally speaking, though, Aries symbolism, especially during a Full Moon, is anything but patient, and it wants what it wants when it wants it and there’s no compromising.
The Full Moon in Aries encourages you to be yourself, to trust your intuition and to boldly try something new.  This sign gives boldness, energy, and unfortunately a tendency toward impetuousness.  You may want to explode with frustration, become impatient and feel depressed because your energy is being stifled.  Thus, is is quite possible that during there may be some irritability, angry outbursts, short tempers and flare ups at this time to release the energy.

Work with the Aries Full Moon when you want to bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm to whatever it is that you may be planning, or when you want rapid success in a new venture. The lesson to be learned here is how to balance assertiveness with compromise.


  1. my granddaughter turned 11 month today :)..her birthday is 11.11 at 11:11pm .She has the best birthday :)

  2. Forgot "Blood" Moon... Although it is a sad reference to the animals slain, it still has-a-ring-to-it.

    Mary, did you ever hear the 'meaning' of the saying "Blood On The Moon"? I think it refers to rings around the moon, which are caused by light clouds (which take on color for some reason) I guess. But I heard it used as a "Sign Of Impending Troubles". (In "Practical Magic," so it could have been just a film addition to the script) But have you heard it?

    Gentle hugs,
    "October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again." ~~Hal Borland