October 9, 2022

Full Moon in Aries October 9th

This Aries full Moon highlights our passion, initiative, and courage in taking action, and stretching beyond our comfort zones into new territory. Aries is the sign of the self, and under this full Moon we are encouraged to come back to ourselves, to our self care. Aries tunes us into our needs and intentions, to finding our independence, and taking care of priorities that are important to us. Aries takes action to accomplish tasks and  goals.  Under this full Moon we might seek our inspiration as Aries rules the head, initiating ideas into action, “the pioneer”, opening new opportunities by taking a risk. We might ask ourselves, “Where are we ready to take action, to trust our intuition and insight to move forward, be courageous, and act upon our desires and intentions?”

With the full Moon conjunct Chiron, we are reminded to pursue healing.  Collectively the Wounded Healer archetype of Chiron is called for. Chiron is the bridge between the polarities of Saturn and Uranus. We can ask ourselves, “Where is healing needed in my life? How can I participate in healing in the collective, with others?”

Aries is physical, and it downloads inspiration through walking, running, and moving under the trees, over the hills, by the ocean.

Aries is ruled by Mars, and Mars is now in Gemini, blending this air and fire pair. We might find ourselves moved to write, study, gather and focus on information, very busy with activity, and getting things done. Be alert to a tendency to be scattered, or overwhelmed by too much information.

Aries heats things up, inflames, which can bring irritability, impatience, impulsiveness, disagreement, and with its warrior energy, conflict. All of these qualities illustrate the powerful energy of Aries and the need to channel its fiery energy.

This Libra/Aries pairing brings us home to the fundamental truth of being human, we are creative individuals and also a species of relatedness, in a world of relationship.

Look to your natal chart and which house carries this Aries energy. The qualities of that house are being lit up, activated, and emphasized.

Affirmation for the Full Moon in Aries

“May I have courage and boldness to take on the challenges before me”

“May I grow in consciousness through the risks I take and the new changes I initiate”


The Twelve signs for October’ Full Moon: Sun and Rising Signs

Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): Dear Aries, during the full Moon in Aries on the 9th, take the time to find balance in your life, between yourself and others. Clarify to yourself your priorities while being thoughtful toward others and their needs. With Mars in Gemini, you may be tempted to hasty communication. It is a good time to practice skillful and thoughtful communications. Keyword for October, “Balance.”

Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): Dear Taurus, the full Moon on the 9th calls for creating sacred retreat and ritual for receiving insight (that Aries download) that will fuel your creativity and healing.  With Mars activating your house of inner resources you give careful consideration to how you use your time and money. Keywords for October, “Integrating the practical and the imaginative is the dance I cultivate.”

Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): Dear Gemini, careful planning and scheduling is called for so you don’t over commit yourself. This is especially so at the full Moon in Aries, which feels it’s capable of accomplishing everything. As you use the strategies that Libra is so well known for, you honor yourself at this full Moon by taking time to map out your activities. Keywords for October, “Harnessing my energy into clear direction.” 

Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): Dear Cancer, under the Aries full Moon, you can affirm that you trust in your instincts to guide you with courage and inspiration to embrace what is new. Mars, in your house of retreat and spiritual attunement, directs you to periodically find the deep inner well of nourishment. Keywords for October, “Balancing inner and outer while I actively engage in new expressions.”

Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): Dear Leo, under the Aries full Moon on the 9th, trust your intuition and follow its promptings to support new endeavors. Let the fire element of spirit bring inspiration under the light of this Moon. Attune to the power of setting intentions for the future with Mars in Gemini moving through the house of future plans and ideals. Keywords for October, “Opening doors to new experience and integration”

Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): Dear Virgo, under the Aries full Moon you find that letting go, change, and transformation, will expand your consciousness and bring rewards. Mars is now in a strong position to name your goals and accomplish them. Keywords for October, “Realigning with what is most valuable in life.”

Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): Dear Libra, with the Aries planet, Mars now in Gemini, in your house of wisdom, expansion of consciousness, and travel, relationships bring thoughtful conversation and generate new possibilities. Under the Aries full Moon you can be bold and trust your intuition as you move into new territory with others. Aries always pushes us to an edge. You find this is so as you walk through a changing plans. Keywords for October, “Having confidence and trust in my capabilities.”

Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): Dear Scorpio, With Mars in Gemini for an extended period, your target is for letting go and transformation. Under the Aries full Moon of the 9th, it is beneficial to reorganize your schedule and intentions for work, while focusing on taking good care of yourself. Keywords for October, “Attunement, refinement, and transformation”

Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): Dear Sagittarius, with your planet Jupiter in Aries, you have been tackling many challenges and accomplishing a lot. Right now your inspiration and self expression is enhanced. This Aries full Moon of the 9th can tune you into that which really inspires you, for your talents and generosity are contributions that serve those around you. Keywords for October, “Enjoyment, inspiration and receiving”

Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): Dear Capricorn, under the Aries full Moon on the 9th, trust your intuition, and let it guide your actions as you stretch into new situations, having new insights, and trusting the changes in your home life. With Mars in Gemini in your house of work, you will be activated to focus and accomplish what needs to be done. Keywords for October, “Confidence within brings positive outcomes.”

Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): Dear Aquarius, under the Aries full Moon of the 9th, you find an appreciative audience. Especially with Jupiter in Aries bringing passion and eagerness to the area of your chart representing communication, networking, and generally, sharing information. So why not invite friends over to enjoy your stories and photographs? Mars, now in Gemini, brings enthusiasm to your expressions, and creates an enjoyable experience for all. Keywords for October, “Enjoyment of sharing”

Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): Dear Pisces, the Aries full Moon illuminates your worth and uniqueness, encouraging you to engage with your talents and gifts as a way to fully acknowledge yourself, even while you relate with others. So often being the humble giver, the astrology supports your confidence to experience your own special gifts and beauty. With Mars energizing the home front you may find that you are busy with family, receiving more appreciation for who you are. Keywords  for October, “Enjoyment and confidence from honoring myself.”

Susan Heinz is a professional astrologer in Santa Cruz for 40 years, bringing together traditional & esoteric astrology, Tarot and Qabalah. For info on her Friday monthly astrology groups, her Qabalah, astrology and/or painting classes, and for personal readings, call (831) 479-3751, or go to

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