The 2017 Aries Full Moon asks us to gather our courage, make peace with our past, tap into our truest desires, and then leap into action, says Sandra Sitron

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Photo: Sharina Mae Agellon

Full Moon :: October 5th 2017 :: 2:41 pm EST :: 12 degrees Aries

Can you trust your own desire? Take a moment to deny the complicated context of the situation at hand. Forget about the pros and cons … What do you want? 

A Full Moon offers the potential for integrating two opposites; this current cycle is about integrating “balanced reason” (Libra) and from this state of mental harmony, taking “definitive and spontaneous action” (Aries).

So lift yourself out of whatever dilemma or decision is at hand. Step back. A pearl of clarity is available. A fresh and spontaneous perspective can be yours.

And then gather your courage, draw from your confidence, and from a stable and balanced center, make your move. This is a chance to drag yourself out of whatever mental game of ping-pong you’ve been playing and take action. To take action, you need to align with what you want. To decide. Lead. Choose. 

Full Moons bring a high-energetic release that may feel like a celebration, an outburst, or both. As this Moon, Sun, and Mercury also point towards Pluto, this formation triggers deep dives into the shadow of our psyche, cathartic healing, and transformation. 

Open space to feel some old emotions that may have been blocked; those feelings may still need to energetically move through your body before they can dissolve. Release the past and welcome the future so you can move through this Full Moon in a way that’s empowered and decisive instead of unconscious and reactive.

Above all, don’t worry about what anyone else needs. Cultivate a balanced Libran mind … so that you can make the decisions you need to step closer to yourself. This gives your Aries “I am” experience an opportunity to flourish.

Your point of power lies in your ability to courageously feel what needs to be felt and to define your vision.

By doing this you are already one step ahead. You are meeting up with your future self … 


Full Moon opposite Mercury
The lightning bolt makes contact.
Zeroing in. A lot may rise to consciousness right now. Sometimes that’s overwhelming … the influx of so much awareness all at once. ZAP.

Are you feeling awake now? Are you seeing what there is to see? Is it blinding you? We are experiencing a collective awakening and at the same time, just as many people are turning a blind eye. You can’t always control your own personal state of ignorance, but you sure as heck can try to see what you haven’t been seeing.

It’s time to raise your understanding. Allow this to happen even if it means you can’t ever be exactly the same as you were before you knew. Sometimes this is a really good thing.


Full Moon square Pluto
Dipping your head under the surface of the water.
It’s time to transform. Entirely. Move into a new element. This can be shocking. This can be enlivening. This can be necessary. This can be frightening.

We all have a certain need for predictability and when we go through a transformation, that need is compromised. So remind yourself that there is predictability to transformation. And that the end result will be growth. There are stages that you move through when you experience a change—denial, bargaining, anger, grief, and acceptance. Let yourself go through these stages.

Allow the emotional movement. Embrace the space and sweetness that comes from stretching your heart open to feel your feelings fully.


The study questions below are to help you get deeper into what the 2017 Aries Full Moon means for you. Use them as journal prompts. For the most accurate reading, look to which house holds 12 degrees Aries in your chart and use the question for that house. 

Aries or Full Moon in the 1st house
If I am crystal clear about my desires, which people/projects/requests do I need to say yes to, and which ones do I need to say no to?

Taurus or Full Moon in the 12th House
What old pattern is ready to be healed?

Gemini or Full Moon in the 11th House
How much do I value the support of my friends?

Cancer or Full Moon in the 10th House
How can I take a clear, decisive step forward in my career goals?

Leo or Full Moon in the 9th House
Where will I go (physically or mentally) to explore and expand my horizons?

Virgo or Full Moon in the 8th House
What am I ready to release?

Libra or Full Moon in the 7th House
What would it mean to be truly diplomatic in my relationships?

Scorpio or Full Moon in the 6th House
What healthy new habits am I ready to create?

Sagittarius or Full Moon in the 5th House
What is a way that I can bring more joy into my life?

Capricorn or Full Moon in the 4th House
What will I do to help myself feel emotionally secure?

Aquarius or Full Moon in the 3rd House
Am I open to new ideas? How can I invigorate my mindset even more?

Pisces or Full Moon in the 2nd House
What do I need to do now to create a stronger base of financial security in my life?

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