What October’s Full Moon in Aries Means For Us All

It’s well known that full moons tend to have a wild effect on all of us! Whether it be big, unexpected changes in our lives, feeling hyper sensitive, or our emotions being on 100. We cannot deny the power of this lunar phase! Full moons are a time of purging, cleansing, and reassessment. It’s our divine opportunity to check in with ourselves to make sure we are on path and in alignment. With the Aries Full Moon occurring on October 20th, we will be making huge shifts in regards to our identities, our self esteem, and our next action steps!

Aries is a cardinal fire energy, meaning it goes all in with everything it does! Aries’ childlike enthusiasm for life reminds us to approach life with high energy. Be the warrior of self, advocating for your needs and desires without guilt or shame. This full moon asks us to release any self doubt or self sabotage that is stopping us from going after what we want to create. We all deserve to put ourselves first in our mission, we are the main character of our lives. Striking the balance between others’ needs and our own is the main lesson with this lunation.

Full Moons ask us to take a pause and assess what’s working for us and what isn’t. Many of us may feel like we have been compromising too much of ourselves in order to keep others comfortable. We are being asked to no longer put ourselves or our needs on the back burner. Use this fiery full moon to state what you desire unapologetically and be firm in your resolve. Aries understands the power of putting yourself first and knowing what you stand for. Now is the time to step out of your shell and allow yourself to be seen fully and expansively!

Here are some ways to stand in your personal power with October’s Full Moon:

  • Use your voice, say what you mean and mean what you say! Be intentional with your words and declaring what you need from others. Remember the old saying “closed mouths don’t get fed”? Use this as your motto for this full moon. The more you speak out loud what you want and what you deserve, the universe will respond accordingly.
  • Remember that confidence is key! What is stopping you from holding back on your aspirations? Aries energy understands that no one can make things happen the way you can! Even at your lowest, you are still deserving of all that you seek. Fake it till you make it if necessary! Watch your energy shift the more you slowly begin to believe in yourself and your abilities. 
  • Don’t allow others’ opinions to sway you from your dreams! Many people project their fears onto us when they see us doing things they dare not do themselves. Remember that your journey is your own. Aries energy is not afraid to march to the beat of its own drum! Be fearless and embrace your role as a true leader.


Ellen Bowles is a creative, healer, and writer from Los Angeles, CA. Ellen is the co-author of ASTROLOGY SOS: An Astrological Survival Guide to Life, published by Hardie Grant UK and Chronicle Books. She has been featured in publications such as Well+Good, Bustle, PopSugar, and InStyle.

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