moon, partial lunar eclipse as seen from Los Angeles, CaliforniaThe Full Moon in Aries occurs this evening, Friday, October 18 at 7:38 pm Eastern (11:38 pm GMT) at 25 degrees. Full Moons represent the culmination of those things that were begun with the New Moon (in this case the October 4 New Moon in Libra), which found us focusing on balance between work and home, as well as potential new partnerships.

The Aries Full Moon opposes the Sun in Libra; we are reminded to check ourselves in the progress we made towards our goals set during the Libra New Moon. Have we begun to initiate necessary change in our lives? Have we moved toward balance between our work lives and personal lives? Have we initiated positive new partnerships or personal relationships?

Today is also a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, reaching its deepest at 7:50pm ET (11:50pm GMT). The eclipse will be visible (weather permitting) to viewers in the eastern part of North America, as well as Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Here’s to some fantastic viewing!

Keep in mind also that eclipses are times of heightened energy. The Moon rules our emotions, so be prepared to deal with any emotions that surround the issues you’ve been working through these last couple of weeks.

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Written by Anna
Anna is the editor of Llewellyn's New Worlds of Body, Mind & Spirit, the Llewellyn Journal, and Llewellyn's monthly newsletters. She also blogs, tweets, and helps maintain Llewellyn's Facebook page. In her free time, Anna enjoys crossword puzzles, Jeopardy!, being a grammar geek, and spending time ...