2020 has been a whirlwind (to say the least), but we have now survived through Autumn and the first Full Moon of the season lights up the sky on October 1. The October 2020 Full Harvest Moon brings a fiery explosion of energy to all of the zodiac signs that will light up our relationships and our ability to take charge as we descend into the darker half of the year.
That said, being aware of the dos and don’ts of the October 2020 Harvest Full Moon can help you make the most of this powerful lunation. This Full Moon kicks off an astrologically intense month that action-packed from start to finish
The remainder of this lunar cycle leads us directly to Mercury’s last retrograde period of the year (which begins on October 13), and the month ends with a second and rare Full Blue Moon on Halloween. Let’s just say we’re glad this lunation is reaching its climax in the cardinal fiery sign of Aries, the energetic first sign of the zodiac.
The lunar energy of Aries serves as a cosmic caffeine rush, and we’ll feel especially energized when it comes to advancing emotional endeavors and adjusting the dynamics in our personal relationships. However, the stubborn energy of this Moon in Aries will be tempered by other cosmic events, so don’t press the gas pedal too hard on your Full Moon plans.
Also, while there may be some cosmic tension, if you know how to use the energy of the October 2020 Full Harvest Moon to your advantage, you can make this a productive lunar start to the month that will set you off on the right foot.
Be willing to compromise:
This fiery Full Moon is in a tug-of-war with the diplomatic and harmony-obsessed Sun in Libra, which demands compromise from us.
While the energy of this lunation highlights our own ability to kick and take tangible action, the energy of the Libra season reminds us that our desires do not exist in a vacuum, we must consider our roles and responsibilities within partnerships and consider our actions in relation to the other people in our lives.
Don’t be impatient:
Along with the Full Moon, there will be a warning but tense square aspect between Mars retrograde in Aries and Saturn in Capricorn, which has recently stationed direct. This creates a frustrating vibe that requires us to be patient, even if we feel that our patience reserves are completely empty.
This Mars/Saturn square-off makes the conquering plans feel like escaping from a pit of quicksand, so try to approach your goals from a more emotional perspective, you will find that you have more energy to work within that arena during this Full Moon.
Take advantage of the energy boosted by Aries:
Mars, our resident planet of action and physical energy, is down for the remainder of 2020 thanks to its retrograde period, which means our sense of determination and overall energy levels are lower than usual.
However, with the energetic Full Moon rising in fiery Aries governed by Mars, this is an auspicious once-a-year opportunity to bring in more competitive projects or confidence-related goals to a self-assured climax.
Don’t neglect your relationships:
Having a Full Moon in Aries places a major lunar focus on ourselves, our confidence, and our raw desires. However, on the other side of this zodiac axis is Libra, a sign of partnerships, which reminds us that to propel yourself to new heights, you have to play fair with others.
It’s a great Full Moon for socializing and connecting with friends or lovers and finding ways to make your relationship more fulfilling and mutually beneficial. Take advantage of the emotional momentum of the Full Moon and take charge of your relationships.
Harvest your metaphorical crops:
Six months ago seems like an absolute eternity, but if you can, think about what you were just starting in your life last April, under the New Moon in Aries.
The October Harvest Moon is a great time to refocus on any projects or goals you started back at the beginning of quarantine, and make some power moves (or better yet, finish them) so that they can shine in a new light, in a more evolved perspective. It’s called the Harvest Moon for a reason, it’s time to harvest the crops you’ve planted and celebrate the growth.
Don’t ignore your emotions:
Aries is the cardinal fire sign of the zodiac, and its energy is impulsive, cheeky, and daring, which is awesome! But when we pair that energy with the emotionally charged vibe of a Full Moon, we can expect some great feelings to emerge.
It’s likely that this lunation will spark new feelings about your leadership skills, your role in relationships, or even your physical body, and suppressing them is likely to end in a Full Moon blow-up.
Avoid an explosive emotional reaction by gently dealing with any new feelings in a slower fashion. Try writing them down in your journal or sharing them with someone you trust.