Do you have a planet, house cusp, or angle squaring, opposing or making a conjunction to 5-6 degrees of aries or libra within a 5 degree orb? This would be 0-11 degrees of the cardinal signs aries, cancer, libra and capricorn. If so, you will want to note the full moon coming up at 5:57am EDT at 6 degrees 0 mins Aries on Friday September 29th 2023. It is a more significant full moon than usual given that on March 25th 2024 there is a lunar eclipse at 5 degrees 7 mins Libra and eclipses are active for about 1 year prior to their occurrence. These degrees are about 181 degrees apart, forming a close opposition and will draw attention to the house they fall in, even if not falling on a planet or angle.
Lunar eclipses are full moons with more power. Full moons and lunar eclipses serve to bring hidden information out to light, the moon has reached maximal brightness, and issues/ information previously hidden come into awareness. Lies and half truths can be revealed, against a person's wishes. Things that you never anticipated happening can happen suddenly. Full moons and lunar eclipses are about closures and endings, tying up loose ends, organic finishing of what was started. The main theme is letting go of the past, consciously shutting one door so the next one can open. If something had been building up for some time, the final event can happen near a full moon or lunar eclipse. Significant life events and major life changes typically are indicated by the eclipses. You can discover new things about yourself, others and situations you have been in for some time, the brightness of the moon illuminates these insights more clearly. Emotions, particularly repressed emotions, can be more easily processed when brought up to the surface, and it is an intensely emotional time. You may find things hitting a boiling point, as things tolerated in the past cannot be tolerated any longer and you realize there is no way forward with a certain person in your life or situation you are in. I look at it in a positive sense because you see the real nature of people you are closest to, sometimes it can hit you like a ton of bricks, but in the long run it is always for your good. Maya Angelou said "when someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. People know themselves much better than you do. That's why it's important to stop expecting them to be something other than who they are."
Don't necessarily expect a major event on the day of the full moon or lunar eclipse (although this is possible). New and full moons will be active for the month they occur. Eclipses usually manifest in the year leading up to and following them, most commonly in the few weeks around the eclipse day, a month before or after the eclipse day, and after that, at the 3 month, 4 month, 6 month or 1 year mark. After a year, eclipses will have to be triggered by a transit to activate.
Transiting uranus at 22 degrees taurus is making a close sesquiquadrate and semisquare to 5 degrees aries-libra, which will bring in a sudden and unexpected directional shift accompanying the full moon and eclipse, which can be highly unpredictable and sometimes erratic. There could be a turning point, a fork in the road, with the impact of your decision being felt for a very long time. Uranus is currently in retrograde motion and will go direct on January 27th 2024 at 19 degrees taurus, so this aspect of uranus will make an exact aspect to the degree of the full moon and eclipse during that time and again when it is in direct motion.
The transiting north and south nodes will also be exact on the degree of the October 14th 2023 solar eclipse in December 2023 and January 2024, which is a more potent time for directional shifts and major life changes and events. The nodes are a point of fate, and represent fixed karmas that will unfold at the destined time. It may feel things are beyond your control, and things happening in a whirlwind, however these are things planned by your soul for this point in time, for your personal and spiritual growth.
One of my clients, whose MC-IC axis is 5 degrees aries- libra (MC represents career and IC represents home) decided to resign from her career on March 23rd 2023, and symbolically the same week one year prior to the eclipse on March 25th 2024. Her feelings that the work she was doing was not a good fit for her strengths and interests had been building for several months prior, though she tried hard to make it work. I remember telling her that the changes had already been planned for her and without knowing what was in store for her, she knew intuitively something much better is on the way. She responded saying it (March 23rd) was her last day seeing clients and that she had been feeling about her career that it needed to end right now, and that she could not understand why (it was not burnout). She added that maybe she could sense the astrological shifts happening and is seeking something which is more aligned with who she really is.
If a planet, node, angle or house cusp are being activated by the eclipse, note which houses they are placed in, and if its a planet, it will impact the house it rules, and the house which it disposits. For example if your saturn is at 5 degrees aries in the 5th house, and capricorn is your 2nd house cusp, the eclipse will impact your 2nd and 5th houses. If your venus is in capricorn and venus rules the 1st house, saturn being the dispositor of venus, will also influence the 1st house. This is because saturn rules capricorn.
As an example of the timing of eclipses, my north node and south node are at 8 degrees aries-libra falling in the 3rd and 9th houses. In November-December 2023 I will be going to Southeast Asia and South Asia for a full month, visiting five countries, all cities I have never been to before. I am very grateful for this trip of a lifetime, it was booked just one day after my jupiter return this past April and that same week, the eclipse on April 20th 2023 at 29 degrees aries fell in my 9th house. My jupiter, ruler of my 9th house of foreign travel, at 22 degrees aries, is eclipsed on October 14th 2023, the eclipsed degree being 21 degrees libra. Jupiter is also placed in my 9th house. The transiting north node will make an exact conjunction to my jupiter this December. My neptune at 7 degrees capricorn is activated by squaring the lunar eclipse and full moon, the sea and water are represented by neptune and I will be on a cruise visiting these countries. I noted for my solar return this year that my natal jupiter is 5 degrees conjunct the ascendant of the solar return, and the nodes and jupiter in the solar return are conjunct the asc-dsc axis of the solar return. In a few cities in South Asia I will have jupiter or the nodes exact to the degree on angles in the relocated chart. In astrocartography, when a planet is angular it will dominate in your psychological and physical experience in any given country, even if that planet is not as active in your natal chart. The closer it is to an angle, the more intense the experiences will be. When you see repeating themes across various charts, it enhances the likelihood of significant events happening at that time.
How do you anticipate this full moon and lunar eclipse to impact your life? Let me know in the comments.