Have you ever wondered why people seem to go crazy at the Full Moon or Lunar Eclipse? Why are hospitals and the police on heightened alert every twenty-eight days? What makes this astrological event so powerful and potentially disruptive?
Below is a breakdown of the meaning by house. which applies to both regular Full Moons and Full Moon Lunar Eclipses (the difference being that the effects of the latter are life-changing and felt for about 6 rather than 1 month).
Full Moons are a time of opposition, of extremes, of clashes between who we want to be and what makes us feel safe, of venting what was brewing in the shadow and unleashing our emotional drama onto the world around us. When the Sun opposes the Moon, which happens at Full Moon, our inner world comes under the spotlight — raw, instinctual, and full of feeling. Secrets, obsessions, unformed thoughts, unfathomable needs surge from the deep and hit us with the power of a tsunami. It's a paroxysm, a culmination, a release, and often even an ending. Often it’s a realization, a light-bulb moment, and sometimes it’s an actual event. What it always does, however, is highlight an imbalance in your life. And a relationship issue.
Let us be clear, not all Full Moons will have you shrieking and screaming and kicking like a two-year-old. Each Full Moon is different, and will affect you differently, or not at all, depending on where it falls, and what it touches in your chart and in the sky above. If the Full Moon hits a busy part of your chart, you're bound to experience it strongly. One of the key (but not the only) factors in understanding a Full Moon is the astrological house it falls into in your natal chart. A Full Moon or a planet's temporary motion through a house indicates a time of increased activity in the particular sector signified by the astrological house. The energy could not be any more different from a New Moon.
To find out the time of the next Full Moon at your location: http://www.timeanddate.com/moon/phases.
This Full Moon marks a new beginning that affects you on a very personal level — whether it’s experiences, feelings, or external events. It’s the battle of the ego versus others, of autonomy versus dependency, of following one’s path regardless of others' objections. The need to focus on what you want from life is now stronger, whether in terms of body, looks, how you present yourself, the impact you make on others, relationships or your general direction in life. Priorities are shifting, and you have a strong desire to look after Number One.
Your values, finances, and sense of self-worth come under the spotlight. This is likely about your disposable income, or a strong desire to manage your earnings more effectively. A financial project or your earnings may have changed or fluctuated wildly, or you've just made a big investment that matters to you. Maybe you've been re-assessing how secure you feel financially. Or perhaps what you value or what you own has been a hot topic for you recently.
Siblings, cousins, neighbours have given you a lot of thought recently. Perhaps you've had an argument, or you're just fed up with all the calls and emails you've been getting from them. You've been pulled into too many directions at once, and everybody wants something of you. An important document could arrive, or you could be asked to run an unexpected errand or go on a trip. If you have legal dealings under way, there could be a complication, or a breakthrough.
The focus is on the home, family, or living situation. You might have an important realization of what you truly need to feel safe and comfortable. There might be a breakthrough that gives you a strong sense of belonging, or that connects you with your family or ancestors. Perhaps there is an imbalance in your home life, or your family or home is taking up excessive energy. A major family rift might be healed, or perhaps work on your house or apartment is now complete.
Love is in the air, so expect romance or a burst of creativity in your projects. Have you neglected these aspects of your life recently? Is it time to end a personal project, hobby or a fling? Or perhaps your romance or personal project has reached new heights. The need for self-expression is strong. Your children or hobbies might be especially demanding at this time, and 'me'-time might be non-existent, with repercussions on your sense of well-being.
Your health, daily routine, work, and habits come under the spotlight. Your wellbeing matters more now, be it physical or mental. Your exercise routine and diet reach a new peak. You might get closure on a health problem or bad habit. Or a work project might come to fruition. You might feel under the weather due to overwork, which increases your sense of dissatisfaction. The sixth house also rules your pets, so they may be giving you a lot of thought.
A partnership, relationship or contract requires your attention. Have you neglected your needs in favour of those of others recently? Have your priorities changed? Has a relationship or partnership come to a natural conclusion? What or who are you ready to let go of? How can your needs be met without clashing with those of somebody close to you? A major negotiation may be coming up. The challenge is finding a harmonious approach while still taking optimal care of yourself.
You have strong feelings about money and intimacy. A financial project may have come to fruition, or you've just finished repaying a loan, your taxes, or made a big investment. Maybe you've been re-assessing how secure you feel financially or in terms of inner resources. A deep transformation is now on the cards. Somebody may be leaning on you for support, financial or otherwise. The challenge is taking care of your finances and those of your loved ones without turning them into an issue of power and control.
The focus is on learning, travel, and long-term priorities. If you have legal dealings under way, there could be a complication, or a breakthrough. Your personal horizons may be tested now. Or you might be finishing a course of studies or a writing project. In any case, this is a good time to focus on your beliefs, big priorities and philosophy of life. All of the attention you’ve had to give to mundane affairs has you hungering for meaning, purpose, and adventure. Your personal or physical horizons get your full attention now.
You are especially visible right now. Your career, vocation, or status in the world come under focus. You may have been asked to take charge of an important situation or project. Career matters come to a head, with sudden changes of direction, culminations, or clashes with people in authority. You are so wrapped up with status and ambition that you may forget to schedule downtime with the family…
Your involvement with friends and groups comes under the spotlight. You might decide it's time to move on from a friend or group, or join a new one that is more in synch with your intellectual, humanitarian or social aspirations. You might have a heart-to-heart with a friend that brings you closer together. Visions for your future abound, get strengthened or reach fruition now.
You have an overwhelming need to be alone, take a backseat, and focus on your inner life. The time is ripe for some therapy, introspection, or to deal with suppressed emotions. Not a time for high energy and action, but one for dreams, inspiration, diving into the subconscious, and recharging. Secrets may be revealed, and intuition heightened. Use this time to recharge in preparation for more action soon.