Full Moon 5 October 2017 Fate Versus Free Will

Full Moon October 2017 AstrologyThe full moon on Thursday October 5, 2017 is at 12° Aries. The astrology of full moon October 2017 has a strong Mercury flavor which means communicating your feelings will be a major theme over the next two weeks.

The October 2017 full moon comes only hours after a Venus Mars alignment to add passion and intensity. This full moon brings opportunity but also danger. There is a mix of fate and freewill in determining how nice or how nasty this full moon will feel.

Like all my moon phase articles this is my interpretation of the how the October 5 full moon will affect people in general. Aspects from the Moon and planets to your own chart will influence the outcomes in your life. Also, your frame of mind will have a big impact.

At the end of this article I show how full moon October 2017 activates many points in the North Korea horoscope. The chance of a devastating outcome there is probably more to do with fate than free will.

Full Moon Meaning

A full moon is Sun opposite Moon which highlights opposing forces or polarities in your life. These can include your ego versus emotions, your work versus home, or what you need versus what you want. Inner tension and external pressures can lead to conflict and crises that drain your energy.

The lunar qualities of emotions and instincts reach their peak at a full moon. Use your increased emotional strength and intuition to overcome any challenges. Subconscious awareness allows for a balanced look at your personal relationships. You will clearly see any relationship dynamics or negative feelings causing disharmony.

The full moon has a relationship to the previous new moon on September 20. Your goals from that new moon can now be fine-tuned or completed, it is harvest time. It is time to make emotional adjustments in response to your new moon goals. The new moon remind you of the most painful wounds you have suffered. Beginning the healing process involved adapting to unexpected changes, or making adjustments to your longer term hopes and dreams. The effects of the October 5 full moon last for two weeks up to the October 19 new moon.

Full Moon October 2017 Astrology

The October 5 full moon at 12°42′ Aries is most affected by Mercury as you can see in the chart below. This means that communicating your feelings is the major theme over the next two weeks. The full moon is also linked directly to Neptune which means your thoughts may be influenced by self-delusion, paranoia, lies and deception.

Fixed stars have some influence over full moon October 2017 and so do two very significant planetary aspects. One of these, Venus conjunct Mars, occurs only two hours before the full moon. This means love relationships will be a major topic of discussion, but also war and peace.

Full Moon October 2017 Astrology

Full Moon October 2017 Astrology

Full Moon Stars

Fixed star Alpheratz at 14°33′ Aries gives freedom, love and riches. With the Moon in particular, this star in the Head of the Princess Andromeda gives energy, wealth, many good friends and business success.

There is potential, therefore, for this full moon to bring love and good fortune. Yet, like the polarity of the full moon itself, the fixed star joining the Sun and Mercury has the opposite effect. How full moon October 2017 aspects your own chart will influence the outcomes in your life. Also, your frame of mind will have a big impact. There is a mix of fate and free will in determining how nice or how nasty this full moon will feel.

Fixed star Algorab at 13°41′ Libra is within orb of both Sun and Mercury. This star in Constellation Corvus the Crow brings destruction, terrorism, lying and scavenging. Mercury was rising on this “kill or be killed” star when the first plane struck the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001.

October 2017 Full Moon Aspects

Moon opposite Mercury involves communicating your feelings. Scrambled or polarized thinking is the potential downside, where you find it difficult to make sense of everyday problems. This can result in arguments caused by emotional bias or just simple lack of understanding. Other influences on your thinking may include addiction, racism and prejudice. Sensitive discussion topics and negotiations will be very difficult over the next two weeks.

Mercury and Sun quincunx Neptune can twist your perception of reality. It brings glamour or intrigue to your life, or a delicate balance between the two. This balancing act can also manifest as savior and victim, or saint and sinner. There is a potential to over idealize someone only to be sadly disappointed. A certain level of skepticism is healthy but there is also a potential of paranoia and hypochondria.

Try your best to avoid negative people and negative influence. Only trust people you really know so you do not fall victim to lies, deception, fraud or gossip. It is important to keep up positive self-esteem but there is always a balancing act with these quincunx aspects. Too much pride would lead to a fall, just as too much self-pity will lead to failure.

Sun square Pluto and Moon square Pluto make this an intense full moon. A full moon square Pluto can lead to compulsive and destructive behavior as deeply buried feeling are exposed. It is difficult to control such intense emotions or reactions. Power struggles with authority figures, family or partners are possible and you or they may become quite ruthless. Jealousy, manipulation, guilt tripping, bullying or sexual abuse are possible. Whether you are the perpetrator or victim in any relationship crisis, challenges can be turned into an opportunity to transform and evolve.

Venus conjunct Mars increases your desire for intimate relations. Driven by an intense need for sexual satisfaction, you can become very direct in your search for a mating partner. Increased charisma and popularity make socializing more enjoyable and exciting. This is an ideal time for both romance and making new friends. You will also find satisfaction in creative activities. This is a good time to start works of art, especially those combining the physical and emotional such as dance or sculpture.

There are two other aspects to the Venus Mars conjunction. A square to Saturn can inhibit your loved life while a trine to Pluto can enhance it. Again in full moon October 2017 there two distinct possibilities. You can choose to overcome the obstacles and take advantage of the benefits.

Venus square Saturn and Mars square Saturn can add stress to intimate relationships due to negative feelings, distance or other relationships problems. Your desires and needs may grow stronger, yet you will find it harder to express your passions and succeed. Putting in the extra effort will avoid the risk of relationship dramas. Although keeping motivated might be hard and you would prefer relaxing, you will need to work hard to keep your relationships in harmony. This is no time to ignore your responsibilities, especially for loved ones. The best approach now is a defensive one. Patience and plodding hard work will get you there.

Venus trine Pluto and Mars trine Pluto adds intensity and passion to relationships and those things which bring you joy and satisfaction. You should feel more deeply about loved ones in general but especially with your partner. This is a good time for intimate relations due to your increased desire for love and affection. Sexual relations will especially benefit from your increased passions. You can be assertive and direct in achieving your desires while still maintaining harmony. This is a great time to stand up and be counted and to eliminate any obstacles that have hindered success.

Jupiter opposite Uranus is the last aspect worth noting. Yet again this aspect bring opportunities for success but also a risk of losing it all by being selfish or greedy. You may feel a strong urge to rebel against anything stopping you from having fun and doing what you want. It gives a tendency to totally renew and start afresh. However, the more extreme the change then the harder it is for you and your loved ones to adjust to the new conditions.

You can find adventure and personal growth through travel, education and new relationships while still maintaining certain core responsibilities in your life. You can find creative and ingenious ways to relieve the boredom without causing total chaos and disruption. Even a change in beliefs or social interaction will act as a circuit breaker. At a deeper level you are seeking a burst of higher awareness, to transcend your daily routine and bring on a spiritual growth spurt.

Full Moon October 2017 Summary

The Jupiter opposite Uranus aspect just mentioned sums up full moon October 20017 very well. If you take advantage of your opportunities and avoid the potential pitfalls, you can enjoy the next two weeks and have your passionate desires fulfilled. You may have neurotic infatuations and obsessions but don’t let them get too out of control. Avoid the urge to control, gossip or deceive. Avoid the temptation to be lazy, mean or greedy.  You can use your imagination to dream up your ideal romantic partner. You can use the intense passion of this full moon to get motivated and work hard on your goals.

Full Moon Over North Korea

After comparing the October 2017 full moon chart set for Pyongyang to my rectified North Korea horoscope I have a feeling something big will happen involving North Korea during the two weeks of this moon phase.

The full moon itself triggers the Mercury Neptune conjunction on Algorab in the North Korea horoscope. The Venus Mars conjunction falls on the North Korea Sun Midheaven conjunction. As I wrote in my North Korea Horoscope interpretation:

The Sun and the Midheaven  in mundane astrology both rule the leader. Sun conjunct MC means the leader totally dominates the national identity, another indicator of dictatorship.

Full Moon October 2017 Astrology

Full Moon October 2017 and North Korea Horoscope

I also wrote:

Venus generally rules peace and diplomacy, but in mundane astrology signifies war in hard aspect. In ancient Mesopotamia, she was the Goddess of Love and Procreation when the evening star, and the Goddess of War when the morning star. In the North Korea horoscope she is Goddess of War, visible before sunrise.

Venus in the full moon October 2017 horoscope is also the morning star. Therefore the October 5 conjunction of Venus and Mars indicates war.

The people suffer through repression, isolation and poverty. The only way for this nation to avert a violent and catastrophic end, is to throw this horoscope in the bin and start over.

Transits to North Korea horoscope from full moon October 2017:

  • August 7 lunar eclipse opposite Pluto
  • August 21 solar eclipse conjunct Saturn
  • October 6 full moon opposite Mercury Neptune
  • Saturn conjunct Jupiter
  • Venus Mars conjunct Sun Midheaven
  • Mercury conjunct Mercury
  • Sun conjunct Neptune
  • Midheaven conjunct Descendant
  • Vertex opposite Venus

If full moon October 2017 directly impacts your horoscope decan you can read about its effect in your Monthly Horoscope. For more detail about how it affects your natal chart see Full Moon Transits.

Previous Moon Phase: New Moon 20 September 2017
Next Moon Phase: New Moon 19 October 2017

Full Moon October 2017 Times and Dates
Los Angeles
New York
October 5 – 11:40 am
October 5 – 2:40 pm
October 5 – 7:40 pm
October 6 – 12:10 am
October 6 – 4:40 am

18 thoughts on “Full Moon 5 October 2017 Fate Versus Free Will

  1. Jamie, the tower destruction and crisis in America was in 2001, not in 2002. I this a misprint?

  2. I urge all to pray, or otherwise focus positive, healing, peaceful intentions upon North Korea and all the leaders involved who must see us through these tensions. It is truly time to put away our lesser concerns, and begin to learn to come together in peace. Please take a few moments to watch this video — taken just weeks ago in the DPRK — the country and its people are more beautiful than we know. Thank you!


  3. Well done. And, very interesting! If you have time, how does this fit into Trumps horoscope? How does Algol impact this if at all.

  4. the further Venus and Mars are apart, the more the need for passion/desire
    the closer they are the less passion and searching for the other exists

  5. North Korea.

    4-Oct-2017 022°,27’02 Sagittarius Sat 135 Drac transit
    5-Oct-2017 008°,39’47 Cancer Asc 90 Merc

    5-Oct-2017 028°,49’40 Libra Jup 60 Sat transit
    5-Oct-2017 019°,15’11 Virgo Mars 135 C-11 transit
    5-Oct-2017 012°,03’19 P{isces Nep 120 Black Sun transit

  6. to add a little more spice to your description asteroid Hekate (triple goddess/issuer of fate) just entered Leo to heat the lioness up even more…

  7. Hello again Jamie! My question is about orb; my moon is at 11 degrees Aries, just before the fullness/exact. Will this still affect my moon? Thank you!

    • I normally use 1 degree orb for moon phases but up to 2 degrees for Sun and Moon, so you should definitely feel this one.

  8. This full moon will be conjunct my 11 degree descendant in Aries. The Venus conjunct mars will also conjunct my 24 degree Venus in Virgo. How will it effect me?

  9. Hello, I’m Jennifer. My boyfriend of 5 years just passed away suddenly on sept, 24. He went into the coma on the 20th the night of the new moon. My birthday is 7-28-1983 and I was born at 4:04pm in Los Angeles. I’ve been following this site religiously and everything seems to be correlating with my life. I’m broken! Chiron causing despair is the theme I read and deep karmic wounds. He was 32 and he got diagnosed with a rare form of cancer a month ago. A month! It all happened so fast and now I’m dying inside. Why is this happening? What’s the lesson? A woman emailed me last night that she was also in his life and was ruthless and classless in her attempt to hurt me. Could this be the deception and lies on the full moon? I’m so lost. Can anyone help? Pls.

    • Im no astrology queen lol but I follow it pretty extensively. Im a Pisces and Ive been going through the “bullying and back biting” at work. Really hostile environment, and Im trying like hell to get out of it.

      But to you. I know this is going to be hard, trust me I know, but don’t rise to the bait. Give yourself a chance to process the trauma that youve just been through before you respond, and if you dont want to respond or find yourself in a situation that it is not necessary for you to respond then just don’t. There is no time limit for you to heal. Take the time you need. Healing comes in stages just like grief.

      I find the words that you use to describe this woman very interesting, “ruthless, classless”. Ive been seeing this exact behavior quite a bit lately. A complete and total lack of empathy and compassion in many people. Ive been seeing everybody from the disabled, children, elderly to smokers being completely and totally bullied and downright abused. With the first 3 listed there is absolutely no excuse or reason for this behavior.

      As for the smokers, I understand that many frown on smoking being a non smoker myself. But it does not give people the right to treat people like complete and total crap, or demean them the way that I see people doing it right now. Some Non Smokers are going beyond being concerned for their own health, they are literally using it as an excuse to be able to abuse people, and its wrong. Other percieved social pariahs are also being preyed upon.

      But it seems to me like people are actively seeking people to abuse based on perceived social weaknesses, and are taking it just above beyond.

      My advice is to be careful. Not to be doom and gloom, but people are strange right now, very strangely hostile right now. So just to diffuse any hostile situations in the best way you think fit, even if it means not giving tit for tat.

      I wish you good luck.

  10. Hi Miranda – what a great reply – and Jenn – i am so very sorry. I send you lots of love and healing. I doubt that other person was anywhere near your boyfriend. And Miranda – i, too, am a pisces and am dealing with the exact same environment at work. These folks seem to take pleasure in ridiculing others. I’ve been trying like hell to get out as well (for over 5 years now – hopefully something will open up soon). Hang in there Miranda – and know that their behaviour is a reflection of them, not you.

  11. As I/ we all move on now, to who knows where, I bid you farewell Jamie, thank you for your astrological insights & providing a space for those of us compelled to learn & more understanding of this highly valuable tool, through you way of interpretation, it has been a pleasure walking with you, metaphorically speaking. Namaste & blessed be all.

  12. It would be QUITE useful to include the reading for trump Amerika alongside Korea’s for a balanced view, which would present a non-biased agenda of information instead of leaving readers with “fear-mongering” thoughts.

    • I don’t have a horoscope of the USA. There is about a million to choose from and none of them make sense to me.

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