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

Well, we've officially safely made it through mercury going retrograde. That was a close call. But as always, the universe is here to reward us with a much more fun and productive astrological event in the form of October 9, 2022's full moon. Full moons are a time for releasing things that no longer serve us, and after the emotional whirlwind of mercury being retrograde, there's definitely a lot of mess and intense emotions to release. 

Known as the Hunter's Moon due to its landing close to the autumnal equinox, this full moon marks the first of many this fall, per Old Farmer's Almanac. This full moon is especially exciting as it also happens to land at the same time as a meteor shower to give it a little extra magic, per Refinery29

The sign in which a full moon lands also tells you a lot about its energy, and October 9's full moon falls in Aries, a sign known for its spontaneity and courage when it comes to journeys of self-discovery. That's right, this full moon is all about you, yourself, and again you. But to really understand exactly how this full moon needs you to look in the mirror, it helps to know how it directly impacts your personal zodiac sign. Since Leos love all things themselves, this is an especially exciting full moon for self-growth.

Look outside of yourself to grow from within

Shining a spotlight on yourself is nothing you're uncomfortable with doing, Leo (July 23 to August 22) (via Allure). However, this full moon is asking you to do something you're definitely not used to: questioning yourself and your path. Landing in your ninth house of philosophy and spirituality, this full moon is all about introspection for you and recognizing where you may be going wrong, per Woman & Home.

You can be stubborn and set in your ways. That often means believing that you know best and that the way you do things is optimal, but perhaps it's time to reflect on what areas need some work. You may be feeling unfulfilled lately, and it's easy to blame that on everyone else including the universe getting in your way. However, it may be time to consider that you could be in your own way.

Life is about learning and unlearning, and what you've been doing may not have been working because you need to try something completely different. Seek help and guidance and take advice instead of fighting this full moon. Allowing yourself to adapt to the world around you and break walls you've put up can be freeing. It's the only way to move forward, per Today.

Where you came from directs where you're going

The term "childhood trauma" is tossed around too lightly considering the real impact that our childhood has on us as fully formed adults. Understanding where you came from can help guide you to get where you want to go. This full moon, Cosmopolitan suggests you take the time to reflect on a younger you. What inspired you? What motivated you? What brought you genuine joy? The answer to your problems today could lie in these questions. It could be extremely healing and productive to look back every now and then, and it can help you identify what changes you need to make today to get back to that hopeful childlike self inside of you. 

Sometimes, lunations can be pretty stressful and caution you about intense confrontations or relationship battles, but this one is all about your relationship with yourself. Elite Daily suggests you use this call for self-reflection as an excuse to engage in some solo activities, do some yoga, or simply set aside some time to meditate. You have a lot to unpack and rethink, and if you continue to be go-go-go all of the time, you'll never get to do the self-work required of you to truly grow. Healing your inner self is all that this full moon is asking you to do, and you love all things you.