(Astrology Explored) October’s full moon is called The Hunter’s Moon, named as the time when our ancestors would hunt meat in preparation of winter.
Or so they say. Or perhaps there is another answer here, as this full moon will always tenant in the sign of Aries, the god of sex and war. He had several female counterparts, one being Venus, the evolution of the ancient Sumerian goddess of war Ianna and with whom he had an ongoing torrid affair. Another is the primordial goddess of strife, Eris, who he hung around with Aries at battlefields, and Artemis, who he argued with often.
The spiritual meaning of the Hunter’s Moon is about activating our inner warrior as we set forth into the darker half of the year.
This year’s Hunter’s Moon features a stellium with the planet of too much, Jupiter, with the planet of something wrong, Chiron. This configuration highlights the wrongs done to the feminine, from large to small, from Mother Earth to women as mothers in opposition to the Sun conjunct Venus in Libra, the zodiac sign of law and justice. And with Mars sitting at the top of the chart, you can see where this is leading.
A Whole Lot of Trouble Brewing
The asteroid, Artemis, the goddess of the hunt, sits at 22 degrees of Taurus in the ninth house of law and justice, close to Uranus in the eighth house of sexuality and other people’s resources. Artemis is inconjunct with the Sun/Libra signifying that the issues cannot be easily resolved, and certainly not through the courts, The uproar remains ongoing. No, Justice Roberts, women won’t accept that disagreement with its decisions should not lead to questions about its legitimacy. Artemis always remained independent and remained unmarried. No man told her what to do.
Uranus sitting next to the Huntress means more calls for women’s autonomy and self-determination.
For the month ahead, the following issues seem emergent.
Relationship issues come to the forefront, due to Neptune, the planet of obfuscations, lies, and misunderstandings, gatekeeping the door to the seventh house of relationships. With Jupiter, the moon, and Chiron in the zodiac sign of trouble, Aries, you can expect arguments with partners. Fight fair! People will always disagree, but you don’t need to be disagreeable. On the flip side, this can be a very energetic time with partners, if you get my meaning. There is something to be said about make-up cuddles.
Problems with children, especially children ruled by mutable signs Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces, top the list of concerns. Attend to these issues quickly, and find activities to keep your active mutable sign youguns active.
Mercury in Virgo talks about “doing the right thing.” But with Neptune opposite, and Saturn inconjunct Mercury, no one seems to know what that is.
The Sun, Pluto, and Uranus form a grand trine, which seems to give more leverage to the patriarchal elements of society, heedless to other concerns. In other words, same old shite, different day, at least until the midterm elections, where I believe many people will be surprised at the results. But I’ll write about that another day.