Lunar Eclipse October 28, 2023 – Testing the Limits

Full Moon October 2023 Astrology

The Full Moon in October 2023 is powerful because it is a Lunar Eclipse. It is also intense because it aligns with Mercury and Mars, opposite Jupiter. So, the meaning of the Full Moon October 2023 astrology is pushing the limits and testing the boundaries of societal, philosophical and religious standards and beliefs.

The October 2023 Lunar Eclipse may amplify religious extremism, intolerance, persecution and violence. But it also provides perseverance and stoic resilience in the face of hardship, sacrifice and suffering.

Full Moon October 2023 Horoscope

The Full Moon on October 28, 2023, is at 05°09′ Taurus. The striking red lines in the chart below are due to the proximity of Mercury and Mars opposite Jupiter. This planetary alignment has an intense astrological influence because the three aspects (one conjunction and two oppositions) occur within 22 hours.

The Full Moon also occurs within this 22-hour window, only six degrees away. So, the closeness of the Full Moon in both time and space dramatically amplifies the already potent influence of Mercury and Mars opposite Jupiter. And this Full Moon being a Lunar Eclipse adds yet more power.

Full Moon October 2023 Horoscope

Full Moon October 2023 Horoscope

Lunar Eclipse October 2023 Astrology

Like a regular Full Moon, only stronger, the Sun opposite Moon of a Lunar Eclipse brings your home, family, and intimate relationships into sharper focus. Opposing forces, such as work versus home or what you need versus what you want, create inner tension and external pressures. This can lead to conflict and crises that drain your energy.

The lunar qualities of emotions and instincts will climax during the October 2023 Lunar Eclipse. So, use your increased emotional strength and intuition to overcome any relationship challenges. Subconscious awareness allows for an honest and balanced look at your relationships. You will see any relationship dynamics or negative feelings causing disharmony.

The Constellations

Full Moon October 2023 is in the Sign of Taurus. But as the star map below shows, it is located in the Constellation Aries. The Signs and the Constellations do not match up. Over the last 2000 years, the Constellations have moved nearly 30° out of alignment with the Signs because of the precession of the equinoxes.

The Zodiac was invented only as a measuring device. The ecliptic line in the image below matches the degrees in the Full Moon horoscope above. Like the original astrologers, I use the Constellations and fixed stars for interpretation, not the Signs.

Lunar Eclipse October 2023 Astrology

Lunar Eclipse October 2023

  • 04♉18 – Beta Arietis, Sheratan
  • 05♉09 – Lunar Eclipse October 28
  • 05♉34 – Jupiter direct December 30

Constellation Aries the Ram gives an active, independent, enterprising, orderly, dominating and pioneering nature, ambition, determination, courage, good reasoning powers, and the ability to teach, manage and lead others. Challenging aspects make people restless, impatient, impulsive, stubborn, temperamental, rude, inconsiderate, rash, tactless and indiscreet.

With Moon: Self-confident, self-reliant, practical, persistent, mentally quick and not easily defeated. Challenging aspects cause over-sensitivity, obstinance, ill-discipline, temper tantrums, bullying, changeability, unconventional behavior, accidents and many small troubles. [1]

Fixed star Sheratan can bring honors, unexpected gains, good fortune, wealth and leadership ability, but also a mean, immoral, cruel, ruthless and violent nature. [1]

It gives the boldness to be a daredevil, but danger is indicated when acting impulsively and in a foolhardy fashion. [2] Accidents, bodily injuries, unscrupulous defeat, destruction by fire, war or earthquake are possible. [3]

With Moon: An outstanding personality, public preferment, a tendency to dominate, activities attract attention for good or bad, can push their way or bluff their way through any situation, violence is possible. [1]

Mercury and Mars

Mercury conjunct Mars brings quick thinking, decisiveness and agility. It encourages enthusiastic and direct communication and gives the courage to argue your case and defend against harassment or provocation.

The opposition to Jupiter could bring irritability, rash decisions, jumping to conclusions, arguing, fault finding, losing your temper, acting before thinking and hurtful words. Building anger could be channeled into physical exercise, demanding mental work or solving puzzles. Choose your battles carefully.

Fixed star Acrux at 12°11′ Scorpio is conjunct Mercury (1°29′) and Mars (0°48′). It gives perseverance and stoic resilience in the face of hardship and suffering, a deeply religious or spiritual nature, and a love of justice, education, travel, ceremony, the occult, magic and mystery.

But with Mercury and Mars opposite Jupiter, Acrux can cause intrigues, conspiracies, mysteries, serious legal entanglements and the caustic expression of opinions. It could make people miserly, rebellious, radical, ruthless and violent, and give immunity to suffering or a love of seeing or inflicting suffering. Religious hypocrisy, zealotry, elitism, extremism, intolerance, persecution, violence and war are possible.

Mercury and Mars Opposite Jupiter

Mercury opposite Jupiter is good for questioning your plans, ideas, and beliefs. It brings debate and different opinions that push the boundaries of societal, moral, philosophical, legal and religious standards and beliefs.

However, a tendency toward overly optimistic, illogical and intolerant thinking can cause controversy and scandal. There is also the potential for overconfidence, exaggeration, greed, selfishness, immorality, or indiscretion leading to loss or embarrassment.

Mars opposite Jupiter brings the enthusiasm, confidence, desire and courage to compete and win. Success in business, romance, politics, sports and war is possible. But too much bravado and not enough strategy will more likely bring defeat.

Self-control, humility, and patience must be employed. While over-confidence, arrogance, aggression, gambling, greed, boastfulness and extravagance should be avoided.

Jupiter retrograde encourages philosophical and spiritual introspection and reflection. Soul searching may uncover negative behavior impeding growth, such as selfishness, greed, ignorance, intolerance, laziness, excess or addiction.

Jupiter stations direct on December 30, 2023, at 05°34′ Taurus. This is only 25′ from the position of the October 2023 Lunar Eclipse and occurs within this eclipse phase. So again, this closeness in both time and space dramatically amplifies the already potent influence of Mercury and Mars opposite Jupiter.

Full Moon October 2023 Meaning

The Full Moon October 2023 astrology is dominated by opposition aspects. They produce polarities and contradictions that create pressure, tension, repression, blockages and hardship. But oppositions also give inner strength and endurance with some protection and defense. They indicate a waiting stage and preparing for a new cycle, so patience is essential.

The particular polarities and contradictions created by Mercury and Mars opposite Jupiter relate to the truth, the first casualty of war. A polarizing debate, war of words, religious war, the limits of humanitarianism, democracy and laws. Testing the limits and pushing the boundaries of publishing, propaganda, censorship, morality, sexuality, equality, and gender terminology.

The Lunar Eclipse conjunct fixed star Sheratan in the Ram brings impulsiveness, stubbornness, bullying, violence and destruction. At the same time, Mercury and Mars conjunct fixed star Acrux indicates religious hypocrisy, zealotry, elitism, extremism, intolerance, persecution, violence and war. But also perseverance and stoic resilience in the face of hardship, sacrifice and suffering.

Eclipse Phases

Astrologically, a full moon is influenced by the preceding new moon. The October 14 Solar Eclipse quincunx Uranus can bring progressive change and freedom or forced change and chaos. Problems can be solved by using imagination and open-mindedness to overcome polarized thinking.

The influence of the October 14 Solar Eclipse combines with that of the October 28 Lunar Eclipse. They form an eclipse phase that lasts about six months up to the Lunar Eclipse on March 25, 2024.

If the Full Moon October 2023 astrology directly impacts your horoscope decan, you can read about it in your monthly horoscope. For more detail about how it affects your natal chart, see full moon transits.

Full Moon October 2023 Times and Dates

  • Los Angeles – October 28, 1:24 pm
  • New York – October 28, 4:24 pm
  • London – October 28, 9:24 pm
  • Delhi – October 29, 1:54 am
  • Sydney – October 29, 7:24 am

Lunar Eclipse October 2023 Map

The Lunar Eclipse in October 2023 will be completely visible over Europe and most of Asia and Africa, rising over the eastern Americas and setting over Australia.

Lunar Eclipse October 2023 Map

Lunar Eclipse October 2023 Map []

  1. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.61-63, 320-321.
  2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.6.
  3. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.48, 101.

40 thoughts on “Lunar Eclipse October 28, 2023 – Testing the Limits

    • Israel is the Ram and Palestinians is the Crux obviously.
      They both equally strong.

  1. Oh boy, am I feeling this one. The tension is paralyzing. While I will not be forced into having an opinion or taking sides in any battle, It is starting to blur into gobbledegook, I still have to deal with contractor issue. They are blatantly denying the obvious. I don’t do well in court. Where is the jupiterian justice? Oh well the pressure, to the point of paralization, I don’t want to believe in past lives, but I probably need to do some deep meditation about paralyzation.

    • Hi Vic…hey I was moved by your reaction on this significant Eclipse, though it’s good to keep in mind (& soul) that we ARE the creators.
      Just remember to deep breathe and don’t let fear be your guide… trust in your intuition! Make your spirit bigger than the situation (a Jupiter thang ; ) and walk in your strength 🍀✨

      • I love my house. The leakage from the roof put on is not being dealt with. I need a safe space to deep breathe. It has been almost 4 years now. Like any member of the animal kingdom, I need food water and shelter to survive. One of those is being threatened. It has gotten out of control as it worsens and is affecting my brain, that’s the scariest part. I awake in the night panicked, and realize I was dreaming of water streaking, staining, etc. Water leeching in everywhere.

        But I appreciate your kind words. ❤️ I am now working with an ever growing group of inspectors as they re-roofed 2 months ago and it’s worse now. There’s an underlying problem the roofers created. I am waiting for that old wise guy whose seen it all to mail it down for me, plain and simple.

    • Read about the dark sides of jupiter book from eve jackson ! Then you know….greez from.germany vic and dont worry try your day and make the best of it in these apocalyptic times 🙋

      • Hi Klaus, I’d be glad to read about it. Feel free to write about it. Kind regards. Pedro

  2. here is a thought: At the Lunar Eclipse the Artwork value reverses down, Sharetan becomes Shared-a-tonne.

      • That was for the kids.

        When you get to the doorbell, say ‘Fill My Alms Cup!’

        A person dressed as Friar Tuck answers and says. ‘I cook children’

        that’s frightful, don’t let him do it, get your candy, run away. 39 years later burn a Halloween effigy.

        • Effigy Burn, New Moon, 1 November 2062

          Kids, if Andrew Tait or his nominees are around, ask them to attend for ceremonial and guidance purposes. There are a number of debilitated planets in this chart.

          • Debilitated Halloween Ball, New Moon 2062

            Saturn in Cancer; don’ t know why I’m here, not feeling much.
            Jupiter in Virgo; looking around at the candidates, I’m way too big for this little pond.
            Moon and Venus in Scorpio, well I desire anything that moves or feels, don’t see either.

            and to the rescue, Uranus in Scorpio; glad to see Tate’s crew here to keep us awake and remind us why.

            and finally, Lunar Eclipse, 2023 1st Decan Taurus; This site has become awful, I’m so embarrassed. Friends down at the yacht club said Astrologyking is the perfect luxury Veblem good, you must Have it to anticrypt all the media posturing. Now I don’t know, like wearing sunglasses in the evening.

            • 😢. The morality police seem to be a strong faction. It’s come to this. Shaking head. What a ruse.

  3. This is exact, on my birthday. Also my Jupiter is at 10.45 Scorpio so it exactly conjunct transiting Mercury, conjunct transiting Mars and opposite Jupiter. And the nodes are transiting on my MC/IC axis. Kinda terrifying…

    • Wow Tenny! You are fortunate to have this opportunity for growth & expansion..have a Happy Birthday and hope it’s full of light….
      (Check out my reply to Vic up there in the comments) …Jupiter is called the benefic for a reason🧡

    • Happy birthday, Tenny!
      My birthday was the 18th, and I have Mercury at 11° Scorpio, exactly! So, paired with Mars, plus widely opposite my natal Jupiter in Taurus, “my soul is stretched too thin” (a Stone Temple Pilots song. 🙂). I am very emotional right now about the new war upon the children and mothers at Gaza, plus Putin’s similar war on Ukraine. Heck, skip the military targets and bomb the apartment buildings and schools.

      But I am still optimistic about the youth around the world. They don’t much like it either. So maybe another fifteen or twenty years from now, they’ll be building homes instead of bombs. Enjoy your birthday!

    • Thank you Stargazer and Greg F, for your hopeful responses.

      These are unbearably tragic times. The young generation can’t take over too soon. World ‘leaders’ – give over power to those whose future is at stake.

  4. Anytime Mars is involved ANYWHERE I am ecstatic – it being my birth planet. No wonder I’m feeling full of vim and vigor, Magick and a little bit of mischief.

    • Does mischief imply aries? Aries and Scorpio people are my favs. They are both cut and dry straightforward even though different. Aries more comical. I suppose I envy them in a way because my mars is rx in Pisces. Proceed with caution after deliberation. Also enjoy the turn of phrase my mercury in aries friend has. Hysterical wit. Enjoy your ride and don’t get any on ya! Like it could stick you anyway! Not.

      • Hi, M and Vic. I have Mercury and Venus in my Scorpio Ascendant. Mercury has been known as the Trickster for ages, but I think Scorpio natives are great at “snark” and sarcasm. I love the comedian Kathy Griffin, born November 4, 1960, for instance. Talk about a razor wit! Joan Rivers was a Gemini, but had Aries rising. Lazer-guided snark!

        I feel good. No houses fell on me yesterday. Survived the eclipse.

  5. ” The morality police seem to be a strong faction. It’s come to this. Shaking head. What a ruse. ”

    true dat, Vic. They monkey with this sentence “Friends down at the yacht club…” So that the word ‘friends’ is first, next thing you know, Hollywood drama, and out pops the PM to take a bow.

    • Matthew Perry 19 August 1969

      Ascendant and Mid Heaven uncanny resemblance to mine. Scorpio and Taurus axis house intercept 4th and 10th, same as well

      He’s friends with Canada’s PM, going way back. He would know about the Astrologyking artwork early, from the PM himself.

      You’re a detective looking at his Scorpio Moon, Taurus Saturn on the Halloween axis. Take a poll. Prank? yea or nay. If it’s a prank drinks on me. If I’m wrong, clip a bond coupon.

  6. Hurricane Otis, weather forecast total miss

    Chart set for 25 Oct 2023, 12:25 AM Acapulco

    Sun conjunct IC. Uranus sextile Part of Fortune.

    Pre and post Lunar eclipse aspects, because of intense religious discussion, biblical charts.

    Also worthy of note is Saturn reaches the Ascendant, progressed Age-of-Aquarius, which is an indicator of Returning Home.

    Good old Otis; escalator up, elevator down.

    Time stamp Moon 23Tau50

  7. It is great when a Scorpio trusts me enough to share their snark with me. Putting that out in the wind can be chancey for them I think. Gets under some’s skin. Aries turn of words takes any sting out. I am talking about friends here though, not adversaries. That’s a different game maybe.

  8. One week later and the effects of this eclipse are intense. Talk about testing the limits! One old politician wants to drop a nuclear bomb on his neighbors. And one old actor is publically attacking his daughter with “God’s honor, God’s truths, God’s land, God’s children” and “these animals”. Is that religous extremism, mania or dementia? This eclipse activated his Mars conjunct fixed star Acrux (0°02′) quincunx Saturn rising and opposite Uranus.

    • The post Lunar eclipse oppositions Jamie, what I call the Hedgehog trinity, designed to create Instability. Followed by a period when Taurus creates Stability, through Awakening, like the world has punted woke; made it a parody, and now a more productive sense of Awake emerges.

  9. Yeah, it doesn’t seem to be letting up, the tension. I have had some days where it ebbs and I am reminded of my passion in life, what is important. The thing that the tension testing my limits threatens to snuff out. It has to break. I can feel it coming. But I don’t think I will ever be the same again after this personal ordeal.

  10. thanks for that perfect breakaway pass the other day Vic, caught the LA Kings on a Line Change, just barely manage to got beyond lone defenseman Ruff, and then in on Dryden’s two aisle Goalie stick pokecheck, flipped it over his pad on a backhand.

    Speaker of the House, Mr Fergus, this one is for you. im in the Penalty box for three days at Messenger, for an infraction uncalled.

  11. Unusual, nay peculiar, digital interruptions and nebulous ‘community’ banning, in Australia, and on a personal note. Is it because of past and current eclipse series?

    Australia inauguration chart with 20 April 2023 Solar eclipse.

    note the position of the NorthNode at 20 April 2023 solar eclipse. Is it enough, similar to South Korea, to give an added ummph at the 28 Oct 2023 Lunar Eclipse?

    Dont waste yoir opportunity Aussies, an apocalypse Asperger chrisis seems imminent. Save Char from her pursuit of Elon, rectify while the phone is down. You know what to do while the magnets are discharged! Save your country from dystopia.

  12. Peaking into the digital outage news chatter in Australia, one is drawn to the women involved in the drama, and not a bad time to look at the Aussie population pyramid. I’m fairly confident that this is the heart of the matter. The proverbial clock is ticking, and there are slightly more of them in their 30s now; and generally a women will look at a man older than them, but Australia doesnt have that luxury. Baby boom parents are also two solid years older than in the USA, making Aussies a trend setter.

    The Astrologyking Hedgehog Concept, three opposition aspects of note in comparison to the natal. The chart presents itself with Moon 4Leo16, 8th house, conjunct natal Makemake, refer to Street Roses chart for explicit idea where you’re at. And of course you need patience here.

    Saturn opposite Uranus, a sensitive Saturn opposite new ‘gold’ standard exposed.

    The men in the picture should be prepared for a slightly older woman, this will give her confidence, and you’ll be happier for it.

  13. hi pedro thx – every planet has good sides and also bad. Jupiter is no exeption from that…

  14. Klaus, yeah that Jupiter. The sag(s) in my life are buzzing along. They are all yada yada yada when I feel like I am maxed out. It’s almost painful.

  15. Black hole sun wont you come…but thats not jupiters chant with exeption wishing that for his enemies. You know in greek mythology he was a rapist like neptune or mars. He thinks he is the good guy always on a mission improving the world and people but his enemies should burn in hell…always win-win situations and eternal growth and expansion. No means to an end. Provoking WW3 and atomic war but no – we will save the world…will save you all but if you dont want you have to die…thats also the problem with patriarchalic religions since judaism…even between them…cuz we are soooo righteous….

  16. Now, vic, i guess the psychopompos jupiter is freaking you with his eternal optimism ? Buzzing around with therapy ? Constructing ways of salvation ? Always meaning good but not really touching your soul ? I remember you having big scorpio/pluto influence in your soul isnt it ? Hmmm….the power of the unconscious coming from the deep water…instincts guiding from there ?

  17. 21 June 2020 Cosmogenesis, Synastry Lunar Eclipse, 28 October 2023

    Saturn has moved a Full sign, Aquarius to Pisces.

    Scorpio transits give Cosmogenesis a deeper perspective, like a stinging tail being kindly returned to heaven.

  18. News that Diwali was a rather rambunctious celebration this year with an extra helping from Mars.

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