Full Moon in Aries October 18, 2013 Astrology Horoscope

It’s officially a Full Moon in Aries on October 18, 2013 at 7:37 p.m. EDT.

This Full Moon also brings us a Lunar Eclipse in the sign of Aries. This will not be a full scale eclipse, it will be more subtle. It's called a penumbral eclipse. The outer shadow of the earth will slightly fade the moon happening between 6 and 10 p.m. EDT.

Known as the Blood Moon and the Hunter's Moon, the light of the moon traditionally has helped farmers finish up their work into the evening hours, and the early light of the moon after sunset allowed hunters to find their prey easier.

The Moon is in full strength. She is beginning her cycle through the cosmos once again in the first sign of the zodiac, Aries, while standing across the sky from the Sun in Libra.

The importance of becoming more assertive in what we are willing to do is potent now. This is a time of decisiveness and recognizing ourselves with greater awareness and intention. However, it's also important to be careful and not push too hard since independent opinions can clash. It's better to be open than to fester over ones own agenda.

The recent media frenzy in the US government’s political showdown reminds us that such large events can be a real circus. The spectacle and speculation of what the result will be, the anticipation, climax and resolution is not an unfamiliar format in the making of entertainment in Hollywood films.

Uranus in Aries has been in a difficult position with Pluto in Capricorn for quite some time emphasizing change, sometimes even radical change, and revolution. As expected by many who’ve seen this type of event played out before, the resolution came in at the last minute, and did so once the Moon joined Uranus. Mars in Virgo is also bringing a lot of the necessary energy needed to decision making ensuring the work needed is done.

There’s a lesson in the game of politics and the theatrics of the media that has us question leaders, the world and our own positions amidst it all. How true or real is the battle on display, and how do we react and how attached to it do we become? Do we sit on the edge of our seats waiting with our assumptions thrown back and forth according to what the media tells us, or do we largely ignore it and realize it’s all been done before and it too will come to pass?

With a Full Moon in Aries, we get to come back to ourselves once again and see where we stand. Now is a time where logic takes prime position and merges with our emotions and intuition so we can be more defined in our own lives.

Now, the Full Moon emphasizes beginning with a clean slate. All that is exposed and in our awareness we can now make firm decisions on. We can be more decidedly clear in how far we’ve come and where we’re going from here. With the lunar eclipse we internalize and weigh the pros and cons to gain better understanding reaching deep down into our subconscious selves. Then, we bring forth our understanding and lead the way forward.

Regarding leadership, it is important to understand your place and approach but it’s also important to note that being dictatorial or power-tripping leads to resistance. Though we want growth and are motivated to do and be according to our own understanding, we also have to consider where the other is coming from, otherwise the ball can be bounced back and forth between courts resulting only in a stalemate. Balance and compromise is key.

Showing your strengths and mental agility in business and when asked to take on leadership roles helps career. Do your homework and show an interest in learning new skills. Raising the bar gets you closer to your achievements now. Your mind plays a pivotal role, so get it in order.

What you show to the world and how others see you is important now. Your personality can shine. It is said that in the beginning was the word, and words can change everything.

Though love may be unpredictable for many now, that can be a good thing. Spontaneity and walking unexpected, unplanned routes brings an extra dash of interest to partnerships. Love is like philosophy, best enjoyed when explored with an open mind. The role you play in a relationship becomes more attractive. The power of your personality, especially your intelligence, gets noticeable attention. Also in friendships and relationships, it's important to note if you are choosing to be self-centered and selfish or you choose to co-operate.

For some it may be challenging to stay away from escapism. If you have an addictive personality, try your best to find a healthy routine to replace compulsive tendencies. Some may also find that avoidance is the easier route to feel like they are in control, but that’s an illusion. Look for better answers and empower yourself more authentically.

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