It’s officially Autumn, and the first Full Moon of the season will kick off Spook-tober with a spectacular projection. The October 2020 Harvest Full Moon rises on October 1, and it’s one of two Full Moons that occur in the month (the other is a Blue Moon on Halloween).
Full Moons are always powerful, but thanks to some intense planetary aspects unfolding beside it this time around, some of us will feel things more than others so brace yourself if you are one of the zodiac signs most affected by the October 2020 Harvest Moon.
Let’s look at some of the planetary dramas unfolding under this lunation. The Full Moon will be in the fiery sign of Aries, which lights up our most assertive and competitive sides and makes us want to move forward on projects and in relationships.
However, it is tempered by the Sun in Aries’ opposite sign, Libra, which tempers the impulsiveness of the Aries Moon with a relationship-focused and people-pleasing softness.
The love of balance and harmony of the Libra season give you a difficult time to gain traction this year as other aspects come into play creating disruption and stress. The Full Moon in Aries will oppose the Sun in Libra and will be a Fiery Moon with many people putting their desires first, making it difficult to find a compromise.
Meanwhile, alongside the Full Moon, Mars retrograde in Aries will clash with the restrictive planet Saturn (which just completed its retrograde in Capricorn a few days earlier).
All in all, this creates an intense lunation for all the cardinal signs of the zodiac, and perhaps just as productive. If you’re one of the zodiac signs the October 2020 Harvest Full Moon will affect the most, read on to find out what to expect and how to deal with it.
This is an important Full Moon for you, Aries, because it is the only one this year to fall in the sign of your home sign. While this brings energy, enlightenment, and motivation to your personal goals and self-expression patterns, there is heightened tension in how you are going to conduct these endeavors.
This is because the Sun opposes the Moon and asks you to focus on your relationships, while your governing planet, Mars, is retrograde in your sign, near your Moon, which stifles your ability to generate heat and the action needed to achieve your goals.
Instead of acting out of frustration and mindlessly trying to pull the spotlight on yourself, watch which wheels in your life are already moving and hop on those for momentum. You can get a dose of Full Moon attention without making a scene.
Whenever there is a Full Moon in your house of public recognition, you can bet it will be a great moment in your career. And during this lunation, the bold and cheeky energy of the Aries Full Moon brings extra intensity to your focus at work, Cancer.
Take advantage of this confident momentum and bring all major projects to their climax or conclusion, especially those that require a competitive edge to move forward.
It’s okay to let the more brutal side of you come out to play in the workplace, as long as you don’t get overzealous, but your naturally empathetic self probably won’t allow that. The tension between your work and home life is at its highest, so don’t get carried away and make the best of this Full Moon.
But remember, you are as important a part of any relationship equation as anyone else involved, and if you sacrifice your needs for someone else’s you will create more conflict and discord.
Relationships are only lasting through honesty and authenticity. You are a leader and a creator, especially when it comes to interpersonal relationships, and this Full Moon asks you to show a little assertiveness and self-confidence in facing relationship drama head-on. You can build healthier relationships and strengthen the bonds that are most valuable to you.
Your innermost feelings, reactions, and softer side are in the spotlight under this luminary, and for a practical-minded earth sign like you, that can be uncomfortable. Resist the urge to bury yourself in work to distract yourself from feelings that demand your attention.
Instead, engage with trusted family relationships or reach out to longtime close friends who know you on a deep level and can offer support and perspective on what you’re going through. You will be surprised at the productive conclusions you can come to when you take the lead on your own feelings.