Full Moon 16 October 2016 Stormy Seas

Full Moon October 2016 AstrologyThe Full Moon on Saturday 16 October 2016 is at 23 degrees Aries. The full moon October 2016 astrology shows chaotic changes that throws a spanner in the works of your current goals and plans. Uranus, Eris and a nasty fixed star align with the Moon and your task is to reach the Sun on the opposite shore.

Full moon July 2016 represents your own personal struggle or journey that parallels, to a tiny extent, the desperate plight Syrian refuges fleeing across dangerous waters. While change is often forced upon you, how you deal with that change is more up to free will than fate.

Full Moon Meaning

Like all full moons, the major planetary aspect is Sun opposite Moon. Along with the conjunction, this is the most important of all aspects in astrology. A full moon focuses our attention on relationships of all kind. A full moon itself has a relationship to the previous new moon. Projects you started since the September 30 new moon can now be fine-tuned or completed, it is harvest time. A full moon can also be seen as an emotional adjustment, or compliment, to the themes of the previous new moon.

As the lunar qualities of emotions and instincts reach their peak at a full moon, you can take an objective and balanced look at your personal relationships. Being in touch with your own needs and intentions, and those of others, you can clearly see any relationship imbalances causing disharmony. The influence of a full moon lasts for two weeks up to the next new moon, in this case the October 30 new moon.

Full Moon October 2016 Astrology

The October 16 full moon at 23°14′ Aries aligns with a planet, a dwarf planet and two fixed stars as listed below. At the end of this article I mention the influence of the fixed stars and Eris. Apart from these new moon extras, the astrology is rather straight forward with Moon conjunct Uranus opposite Sun. A single keyword for this new moon is change.

22 ♈ 11    Fixed star Baten Kaitos
22 ♈ 28    Planet Uranus
23 ♈ 04    Dwarf planet Eris
23 ♈ 14    Full Moon
23 ♈ 31    Fixed star Acamar

The Sun is you, following  your new moon goals of a fresh new start with hopes of love and money. There is the promise of riches and a bountiful harvest with Sun on the most fortunate star in the sky. Getting there is another matter. The opposition to Moon Uranus and Eris represents the chaotic emotions and reactions you feel and the rebellion from your family.

The star on the full moon is associate with compulsory change and misfortune. This full moon brings a dangerous journey over stormy waters and hostile lands. The obvious parallel currently is the plight of refuges fleeing war and extremism. In the horoscope below you start at the Moon on a nasty star then struggle your way to the Sun on the best star of all.

Full Moon October 2016 Astrology

Full Moon October 2016 Astrology

Moon conjunct Uranus brings subconscious impulsiveness. Sudden events may result in relationship upsets, family disputes or a major change in direction in a partnership. Other changes may include primal urges such as appetite and sleeping patterns. You may fluctuate between extended periods of wakefulness, then periods of lethargy. Some eccentric or weird actions may not turn out so well, but one or two may prove extremely valuable.

Sun opposite Uranus is the full moon struggle to incorporate the unexpected and exciting encounters or events into your normal life. Adapting to any changes requires extra effort, and any excitement may leave your nerves frayed. These unexpected and quite possibly unwanted changes can manifest in yourself, through a partner, or through an external event. Although initially upsetting and you may resist any change, it may offer a better way forward for you if you keep an open mind.

Along the way you must combat Mercury square Mars and Pluto

Mars conjunct Pluto is the threats, ultimatums, danger, violence or war which is forcing the change, and also around every turn of your journey. It can bring an incredible increase in ambition, sex drive and lust for power. This is a good time to work independently on something you are passionate about. You will have the endurance and strength to succeed at difficult tasks.

Mercury square Pluto is the bigotry and violence to overcome. It can lead to deep thinking and intense interactions with other people, resulting from or leading to, some crisis or experience with the darker side of humanity. Uncovering secrets and mysteries will deepen your understanding of a matter of your own psychology.

Mercury square Mars are the dangerous short cuts to be avoided, the rushed thinking which can make you short-tempered and aggressive. You may jump to conclusions, rush your decision-making and say the wrong thing. Given the unpredictable nature of the Uranus full moon, be extra careful about making final decisions or signing contracts.

Mercury sextile Saturn gives some patience and good judgement to help you navigate your way though changing conditions. Whether personal or professional in nature, the discussions you have will likely be of a serious nature. Just as this is a good time for study, it is also a good time for teaching. You may connect with people much older or younger than yourself.

Full Moon October 2016 Extras

Fixed star Baten Kaitos tells us this change is being forced upon you. There is no freedom of choice here, this is compulsory. But how you manage it is up open to free will. In earlier articles I had considered the influence of Uranus conjunct fixed star Baten Kaitos. I predicted that the unprecedentedly flow of refugees and drownings would abate once this conjunction had passed by March 2017.

I now realize that dwarf planet Eris aligned with Baten Kaitos is also having influence over this exodus from the Middle East due to her association with rebellion. While there should be an easing of condition as Uranus moves out of range of Baten Kaitos, the Eris effect will still keep the flow of victims until early 2021. We should, however, notice a greater percentage of the refugees being displaced by climate change.

I have not studied the astrology of Eris but her mythology as the goddess of strife and discord does appear to manifest. This little planet was initially named Xena and Marina atDarkstar Astrology says:

Eris is the uber dark goddess in my opinion, and as such shares similar astrological traits as Black Moon Lilith [Minor Planet Eris – Darkstar Astrology]

While Henry Seltzer found that the astrology of Eris seems to be related to:

the no-holds-barred fight for continued existence that is fundamental in all natural process, and for making a stand for what one believes, even if violence is involved [Hail Eris! Astrrograph]

Earlier I said the Sun is you, following your new moon goals of a fresh new start. After the change and struggle you now get to the promise of riches and a bountiful harvest with Sun on fixed star Spica at 24°04′ Libra. This star gives success, renown, riches and a sweet disposition. It has androgynous plus spiritual and religious qualities. Above all, goodness is the bountiful harvest. With the Sun, Spica offers great and lasting preferment, eminent dignity, immense wealth and great happiness to you parents and children.

Find Eris in Your Chart

1. Create your chart HERE.
2. Choose “Extended Chart Selection”.
3. In “Additional objects”, select Eris.

If Full Moon October 2016 directly impacts your horoscope decan you can read about its effect in your monthly horoscope.

Previous Moon Phase: New Moon 30 September 2016
Next Moon Phase: New Moon 30 October 2016

Full Moon October 2016 Times and Dates
Los Angeles
New York
15 October – 9:23 pm
16 October – 0:23 am
16 October – 5:23 am
16 October – 9:53 am
16 October – 2:23 pm

113 thoughts on “Full Moon 16 October 2016 Stormy Seas

  1. I took a google search for thoughts and insights about the aries full moon in April this year.

    That was probably when my life and beliefs about my situation started to crumble and look for an outlet.

    This was some of the words about the aries new moon:

    ““Wholeness is realized when you have light and dark (or solar and lunar) masculine and light and dark feminine all working together in a cohesive whole.

    “This New Moon has all four aspects of wholeness represented but they are facing off in very intense ways- which shows the potential for wholeness and evolution coming out of an experience of conflict, opposition, tension and/or crisis…”

    I feel like this is EXACTLY what has happened to me now. My ex BF found an excuse to hate me in May for something I did… and 5 months later broke up after treating me like sh*t and cheating on me emotionally to top it off.

    I could behave badly – but I’m not going to. I seek balance. I seek to be a better person than him. But I’m also a 7 times scorpio so when the time is right I will cut him off silently, in the night. Amputate the sickness and move on.

    When that time comes I hope to have all these influences balanced in me.

  2. Hi jamie,
    I just had a bitter confrontation with a very close friend which was brewing since past many years on this 17th Oct. It might be the after math of Sun opposite Uranus during this eclipse phase as it has completely changed the outlook of us both since the confrontation. May be I have lost a true blue friend coz of this influence. I am April 02, 1982 at 12.50 IST born with cancer ascendant at 18 degrees 29 min with 6 planets in retrograde and this year has brought about a havoc in my relationships whether it be personal or professional. When will be this emotional turmoil end for me???? Can you show some light?

      • I also have moon square Pluto exact in natal chart and it was just another life changing struggle. But sure it has brought about a transformation since then as I feel relieved of the heavy burden of emotional turmoil after this full moon. This confrontation has Just brought about a change in my perception altogether.
        Thanks Jamie for pinpointing this.

  3. I sure look forward to your impending release of the 14 November full moon & 29 Nov. new moon articles and their messages. Received an urgent call at 1313 hours (the number is significant to me..) asking me to make myself available for 5 days beginning 14th Nov. for a side-income project, which I’ve been anticipating as a series of events since July.

    A preview of impending breakthroughs for me, Jamie? Am one appreciative Saggitarian decan 3, 19 Dec. ’72, 0240 hours here…

  4. How did this effect ex who is still my friend- who has been so busy with work and kind of lost touch with me. What could be going on. I’m worried bc it squared his Mars. Any chance you could tell. 3/16/78 5:07p CA

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