Saturday’s (10-23-10) full moon falls at 29 degrees of Aries. The 29th degree is considered very important and is called the anaretic degree. Wikipedia defines the anaretic degree as, “the final degree of any sign, which is 29 degrees 0 minutes to 29 degrees 59 minutes. This degree or range is considered to be critical, so any planets, angles or celestial bodies placed within that range are likely to display the most extreme attributes of the sign or planet.
Generally, when a planet is posited an anaretic degree, the planet will stand out. It is “taking up the rear”, usually being the planet in the chart with the highest degree value. This is not always negative, though it’s generally portrayed as such.”
Aries is the natural ruler of the first house of the zodiac representing the self/ the I AM. Its ruler is Mars, ‘the God of War’, thus this will be a fiery full moon with the potential for a great deal of intensity and drama. This is no full moon for wallflowers!
On the positive side, this can be time to get in touch with yourself and your goals and objectives, and on the other end of the spectrum it can represent a time of frustrating action and interaction with individual egos playing a big role in events that will occur. So, step back, take a deep breath and think before acting or responding rashly.
Those most affected by this full moon will be Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn, or anyone who has a personal planet being aspected by 29 degrees of Aries.
Venus is retrograde all month, and this relates to delays, obstacles and problems related to your love life, social life and sometimes money as well, and will play a role in the affairs of some over the full moon period. Venus is retrograde at 9 degrees of Scorpio and if this is creating a harsh aspect to a personal planet in your chart, you may experience difficulties in your love life, as well.
Mars is at 26 degrees of Scorpio and squaring Neptune. Mars square Neptune is a tiring, negative aspect, as a rule and often relates to drama, lack of clarity or lies and deception. Weirdness can sometimes be the norm with a transit like this, and you may find it hard to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Sleep is a perfect activity for such a configuration! Don’t believe half of what you hear on the news or in your personal life. Relax and let this energy pass before reaching critical decisions. The transit may also bring some unusual weather related conditions involving water that can cause trouble in various parts of the country and the world. This combination also relates to drugs, alcohol, the ‘seamy side of life,’ sex, and very convoluted situations. Mars squares Neptune is exact on October 22, meaning this energy will start several days before the full moon. Full moon energy can begin as much as 5-7 days before the actual lunar peak.
On the other hand, Mars/Neptune can relate to psychic awareness, precognition, creativity, and traveling the depths of the spiritual realms. But, it takes a steady and stable individual to experience Mars-Neptune in the manner, but this is the highest and best use of this configuration.
To know the exact implications of the full moon an astrologer would have to be able to look at your chart. But, in a general sense the full moon will affect the Sun signs in the following manner;
Aries-The focus will be on the desires of the self, and relationships. It is a time of finishing up things that were started last month and moving forward with new objectives.
Taurus– The focus is upon thoughts and ideas that are prominent in the subconscious mind, spending time alone and reflection, work, health issues. The potential exists to visit a Dr. or hospital, and things that are secret and hidden could come to the forefront.
Gemini-The focus in on friends, hopes and wishes, groups and organizations and relationships or children.
Cancer-The focus is on the home and family, as well as personal foundation and career related issues, and work.
Leo-the focus is travel, education, legal or contractual matters, health related or medical issues, as well as general view of life, communication, neighbors, immediate family members or co-workers.
Virgo-The focus is money, taxes, debt, other people’s money, corporate money, and earned income as well as self image, and issues relating to sex.
Libra-The focus is relationships and partnerships, both personal and professional, possibly courts and open enemies in some cases.
Scorpio-The focus will be health/diet issues, work, service to others, and issues that are in the subconscious mind.
Sagittarius– The focus is friendships, children or love affairs, entertainment, hopes and wishes.
Capricorn-The focus will be the home and foundation, endings, and work related situations.
Aquarius– The focus will be the mind and thought processes, communication, immediate family members or neighbors, travel, education and legal or medical situations.
Pisces-The focus will be on money, earned income, taxes, debts and other people’s money.