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We’re about to be facing the first full moon of October and it’s going to be one to remember. This full moon might not sound like much but paired with the energies that Mars retrograde brings, this could really create a lot of tension for all of us.

For those who do not know, Mars has been in retrograde since September 9th and well, it’s been something a lot of us have been trying to get through without breaking things down when it comes to our romantic relationships. Mars will be retrograding until November 13th which means the whole time this full moon’s energies are here, Mars retrograde will be challenging it in different ways. While Mars retrograde might not be one a lot of people speak about, it is one that can ignite a lot of passion and bring out a lot of confusion within all of us.

Astrology King wrote as follows about some of the energies Mars retrograde holds:

Mars retrograde in transit is a regular cycle occurring every 25 months, lasting 80 days, and spanning 13 degrees of the zodiac. It is the second rarest of the retrogrades after Venus, occurring only 9% of the time. Transiting Mars retrograde is a time for thinking before acting. Fated events and repeating themes will reinforce which of your strong desires need more background work before being acted upon.

Mars retrograde means that whatever area of sexuality or decisive action you are developing is so important that extra time is needed to take stock and make sure everything is in order before you continue. Fated events may occur that could be painful but are needed so you back off and don’t make a major mistake.

It is also possible that you have struggled with destructive Mars behaviors like anger, rage, violence, or sexual abuse. If so, the retrograde phase will bring fated events that force you to admit you have some anger management issues. This too could be a very painful experience for you.

By the time Mars stations direct, you should have come to terms with the relevant issues. This contemplative stage is over and you are ready to come out of your shell and confidently assert yourself and act on your desires.

These energies when side by side to the full moon itself complicate things a lot. This full moon will be on October 1st and it could cause us to be more aggressive/angry and well, frustrate us in ways that other people might not be willing to understand. However, if you allow these energies to work in your life, you will find that a lot of good can come from them.

Astrology King also wrote as follows on the energies that this full moon can bring:

Sun opposite Moon brings your home, family, and intimate relationships into sharper focus for the following two weeks of this moon phase. 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 reach their peak at a full moon. So use your increased emotional strength and intuition to overcome any relationship challenges. Subconscious awareness allows for an impartial and balanced look at your personal relationships. You will clearly see any relationship dynamics or negative feelings causing disharmony.

What do you think about all of this? Sure it will be intense and could be complex but it will bring a lot to the table in many ways. I for one think that the more time that passes the more we will understand how to move forward with all of this.