Full Moon in Aries, October 9, 2022

The Full Moon in Aries is always highly dynamic. The fiery Moon can be impulsive and explosive, while the Sun aims for balance and justice. The stalemate has been broken, but it is not yet clear which way the cookie will crumble.


Sun conjunct Venus opposite
Moon conjunct Chiron

Venus flanks the Sun opposing the Moon, who has joined Chiron. This pattern is an appeal to justice. Old wounds and injustices must be confronted before any healing can take place. Smoothing over such issues will not make them disappear.
Yet, Venus’ involvement suggests an element of mercy. Chiron’s semi-sextile to the north node highlights this collective theme.

The Full Moon is also involved with the ongoing square between Saturn and Uranus. The Moon and Chiron sextile Saturn and semi-sextile Uranus, while the Sun trines Saturn and quincunxes Uranus.
A solution does not come easy. There is a natural tendency to put all the blame on one party’s doorstep, but there are always multiple facets to any story. A lasting solution can only be found if everyone involved acknowledges their burden of responsibility. Black-and-white thinking will get us nowhere.


Mercury trine Pluto

Mercury has turned direct, making negotiations a bit more straightforward. He trines Pluto in Capricorn, suggesting a no-nonsense, agenda-driven approach. Capricorn may be ambitious, but it is also realistic. This is a show of institutional validity. When institutions have become hollow, they will crumble under pressure. But if there is life in them, they are revitalized by the challenge.


Mars square Neptune

There is always a backstory to the wheeling and dealing we witness up front on the political stage. Loopholes, deals, fudging – even when the room to manoeuvre is small, it stimulates creativity to find a way around. Pay attention to the smokescreens.