On Sunday October 16th, the Super Full Aries Moon (also known as the Hunter’s Moon) arrives. Oh, and did you know that the October Full Moon is the only moon of the year to stay in the sky all night (rising at sunset & setting at sunrise)? To suss out what this all means, I once again scoured the interwebz for people more well-versed in astrology than me.
First, a little blurb from an article over at The Dark Pixie Astrology, called October 2016 New & Full Moons: Full Moon in Aries & New Moon in Scorpio –
A full moon occurs on October 16th at 12:23AM ET in Aries. This full moon brings a lot of emotional energy since Aries is an active fire sign, and we can focus on bringing an end to some things that we’ve been needing to finish up, get rid of, or see through to the end. As the first sign, we can see some culminations, the end of the beginning or beginning of the end, but we tend to be more positive about things. We’re ready to close chapters and find other books.
This full moon conjuncts (aligns with) transit (moving) Uranus in Aries, so there’s a strain of rebellious energy associated with this full moon. We want to do our own thing in our own way, and if anyone tries to box us in, we can push back in a big way. I won’t be surprised if we see people around the world pushing back and rising up against governments, corporations, or other large entities because of this full moon. It’s time to stand up! After the wonky September, no more resting on your heels. Step outside of your comfort zone and take initiative. We can also see sudden or unexpected developments in the world with this full moon, or something that impacts all of us on a global scale.
Next, a little bit about the whole, “Supermoon” thing, from the EarthSky website –
What’s a supermoon? It’s a new or full moon closely coinciding with perigee – the moon’s closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. An astrologer, Richard Nolle, coined the term supermoon over 30 years ago, but now many in astronomy use it as well. Are supermoons hype? In our opinion … gosh, no, just modern folklore. They’ve entered the popular culture (check out Sophie Hunger’s music video in this post, for example). And they can cause real physical effects, such as larger-than-usual tides. In ancient times, astronomers used an instrument called a diopter to measure the moon’s angular diameter, noting the variation in size of close and far moons. According to the definition of supermoon coined by Nolle, the year 2016 has a total of six supermoons. The new moons of March, April and May and the full moons of October, November and December all qualify as supermoons.
Then there’s this, from The Elephant Journal –
Super moons are more potent than average full moons because of the close proximity to earth and this one will have us feeling our realizations in an almost cathartic and heavily climactic way. If it feels like there is a lot at stake right now in terms of emotional breakthroughs and developments—it’s because there is.
Finally, here is the graphic I created for the occasion, using a picture I took of the moon last October. Bright Super Full Aries Moon Blessings!