How The October 9 Full Moon Will Affect You If You're A Capricorn

Full moons and meteor showers are peak nighttime spooky season aesthetics and, if you have a clear sky on the night of October 9, it could be something you get to experience IRL. Called the Hunter's Moon, the October 2022 full moon is set to peak at exactly 4:55 pm ET, per Refinery 29.

Marking the end of a lunar cycle, full moons are the perfect time to find closure in your professional or personal life. As InStyle points out, the Hunter's Moon will be in Aries, associated with the First House of Self, while the sun rests in Libra — which could not be a more perfect sign for cuffing season. These oppositions aren't looking for conflict but for balance: between our light and shadow sides, via Refinery 29. Yana Yanovich, an astrologer with Nebula: Horoscope & Astrology, adds that the October 9 full moon's energy is "about balancing your own emotional needs and the needs of the romantic partner, in addition to maintaining [other] relationships," per PopSugar.

Keep in mind, though, that Aries is the beginning of the zodiac and doesn't carry any of the lessons learned by the ones who came before. Refinery29 warns there is a chance for growing pains as you work to strike a balance, but they're necessary and something that will be worth coming out the other side of.

For Capricorn and Capricorn Rising, this may be the time to consider going all in — or all out — of your relationship.

How other planetary movement will affect the October 9 full moon

More can affect how you feel the energy of the full moon than just what zodiac sign the moon and sun are in. With the Hunter's Moon vibes being on finding balance, some healing might need to happen — something that will be supported by Chiron's alignment with the moon, per Refinery 29. They add that Chiron's energy may help lessen the guilt of focusing on yourself during the full moon. You can't keep pouring from an empty cup and the October 9 full moon is a great time to end the cycle of giving way more than you get.

Chiron isn't the one providing us support, either. According to Vice, Venus — "planet of love and unity" — will be in conjunction with the sun and forming a trine with Saturn. These two placements usher in a feeling of self-confidence, but in a sense that you know what you're doing with your life and who you're doing it with is exactly right or exactly wrong.

Vice adds that the moon's sextile with Mars and Saturn pours a bit of truth serum into the mix, shedding light on limitations, but in a constructive way. The 2022 Hunter's Moon is true to its name but in this case, what the stars and planets are offering up as game aren't deer but boundaries in your work and home life — something you need to have in place before the holiday season starts, especially if you're in recovery.

Capricorns should plan on a quiet night in for the October 9 full moon

If your sun or rising sign is Capricorn, chances are you're the critic — and cynic — of your friend group. You can see everything everyone is doing wrong and can sometimes forget that this superpower of yours can be used for good, too. As the full moon rises on October 9, you may find yourself inspired to start seeing more of the good in your life.

Seeing the good may mean cutting out the bad. Full moons are a time for closure, a time to break cycles that aren't working for you anymore. According to Allure, for Capricorns especially, the full moon in Aries may have you looking at what is and isn't working at home. You have a lot of quiet confidence to you, Capricorn, that Cosmopolitan reminds us can be mistaken for a lack of needs and wants. Just because it's spooky season doesn't mean you need emotional vampires in your life and you need to make sure you're able to make time and room for you — and the people you actually want to spend time with.

Yana Yanovich, an astrologer with the Nebula: Horoscope & Astrology app, warns, though, that this is an easy time for tempers to flare. 

"[C]ompromise will be key for you this month," she told PopSugar. "Be ready to listen to those around you." In other words, listen, observe, digest, and then decide who or what you want.