The phases of the moon are among the most fascinating astronomical behaviors we can observe with the naked eye and deeply rich sources of thought and interpretation in Astrology. Among the 9 phases – New, Waxing Crescent, 1st Quarter Half, Waxing Gibbous, Full, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter Half, Waning Crescent, and Balsamic – the New and Full Moons capture most of the attention.
This article will look at the current Full Moon and talk about the kind of “harvest” you should bring in emotionally during this full moon.
Full Moon – Reap What You Have Sown!
The Full Moon for October will occur on the 28th at 5 degrees and 09 minutes in the sign of Taurus; in my Eastern Standard Time zone it will happen at 4:24 pm.
It takes 29.5 days from one Full Moon to the next, spending approximately 2 and ½ days in a sign. The day before and the day after comprise what would be the peak time of the Full Moon energy. The Full Moon is the time of “the harvest”, when what began with the New Moon reaches full potential before waning, fading, and preparing for a new cycle.
The Full Moon in October is known by several names that reflect the changing season and the customs and traditions of different cultures. One of the most common names is the “Hunter’s Moon,” derived from the time when Indigenous peoples and early colonists would hunt game to prepare for the upcoming winter. It’s a time of abundance and preparation. Additionally, it’s sometimes called the “Blood Moon” due to the atmospheric conditions that make the moon appear reddish or orange. In some cultures, it’s the “Travel Moon,” as it marks the last opportunity for travel before winter sets in. The names reflect the rich tapestry of human history and our deep connection to nature’s cycles.
There are also several special types of Full Moons: The Blood Moon, which happens during a total lunar eclipse; a Supermoon, which happens when the Moon is full and closest to the Earth; and the Blue Moon (“once in a blue moon”), which is a second Full Moon in a calendar month (occurring once every 2 and ½ years) or the second Full Moon in the same astrological sign.
Full Moon in Taurus – Embrace Material Comfort
This Full Moon will take place in the 1st decan (first 10 degrees) of Taurus, making it a Taurus/Taurus Full Moon. The planetary influence involves Venus as the ruler for Taurus. The Full Moon in Taurus signifies a time of culmination and fruition. It’s a period when projects and efforts begun earlier in the year come to fruition, bringing a sense of stability, sensuality, and a focus on material and emotional security.
The Full Moon in Taurus invites us to embrace stability and sensuality, encouraging us to take practical steps toward manifesting our desires. It emphasizes the value of patience and persistence, providing a fertile ground for initiating positive changes and working towards financial and emotional security. This Full Moon highlights the importance of authenticity and genuine self-worth, encouraging us to confront challenges with determination and courage.
With this Full Moon at 05d09m, the Sabian Symbol is 06 Taurus, “A bridge being built across a gorge.” Marc Edmund Jones says, “This is a symbol of the conquest of natural difficulties by conscious means, and of any individual’s essential independence of nature’s accidents or inconveniences. There are always ways in which physical limitations may be transformed into personal or social assets, thus contributing a dependability on the outer side to a consistency on the inner and so giving every possibility of continuance and intelligence to human experience.” The key word is: CHANNELSHIP (messages from spirit).
The Number of This Full Moon
This Full Moon will occur on 10/28/2023, which totals 18, which reduces to 9. In numerology, the number 9 represents universal love, humanitarianism, and spiritual enlightenment. It symbolizes compassion, selflessness, and the completion of cycles. As the highest single-digit number, 9 represents endings, transformation, and the culmination of experiences, encouraging individuals to embrace their inner wisdom and contribute positively to the world.
In numerology, when a Full Moon takes place on the 28th day, it reduces to 10, which reduces to 1. The number 1 represents new beginnings, leadership, independence, and individuality. It signifies a fresh start, originality, and the drive to initiate change. People associated with this number are often ambitious and assertive, embracing challenges with confidence.
The Full Moon and Your Sun Sign
During a Full Moon, individuals of each zodiac sign may experience a heightened emotional and energetic influence that aligns with the sign in which the Full Moon occurs. This energy can trigger various feelings, from a sense of culmination and achievement to heightened emotions and a call to action. It often prompts reflection on the areas of life associated with that particular sign, encouraging self-awareness, release, and initiation of new endeavors. How a person feels during a Full Moon is influenced by their individual birth chart and how the Full Moon aspects their natal planets.
- Aries: Encourages you to take practical actions to fulfill your desires.
- Taurus: Emphasizes the need to ground and find stability in your life.
- Gemini: Highlights financial conversations and assertive budgeting.
- Cancer: Energizes your self-worth and material ambitions.
- Leo: Illuminates your social connections and group assertiveness.
- Virgo: Encourages you to assert your career aspirations.
- Libra: Fuels deep inner transformations and self-discovery.
- Scorpio: Sparks dynamic partnerships and assertive one-on-one connections.
- Sagittarius: Catalyzes transformative health and daily routine changes.
- Capricorn: Shines a spotlight on creative projects and self-expression.
- Aquarius: Ignites your domestic and family dynamics.
- Pisces: Illuminates your communications and connectivity with others.
If you happen to be born during a Full Moon, then you will feel every Full Moon in some significant or acute way because it is consistent with your birth Moon phase. It is well worth your effort to find out the Moon phase at the time of your birth. If you learn your birth Moon phase, you will likely discover that same phase each month has a strong impact on your emotional state.
When the Full Moon in Taurus graces your natal chart, it marks a culmination of grounded, stable themes associated with Taurus-ruled life areas. This phase encourages you to establish routine, find security in your environment, and assert your connection to the material world. The earthy energy of Taurus fosters a stronger sense of self-worth and an appreciation for life’s simple pleasures. It’s an opportune time to prioritize stability, financial matters, and enjoy the sensual aspects of life. The Full Moon in Taurus transiting your natal chart invites you to embrace your values, practicality, and a deeper connection to the physical world.