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August 23-September 22
When the full moon in sensitive Pisces lights up your partnership angle this week, your challenge is to balance the needs of others against your own sense of self. You may have to deal with highly emotional people, and with foggy Neptune linked to the moon, interpreting their moods could get more than a little confusing. Direct, assertive communication will help clear the fog, and after it clears, think about what just happened. Part of the point of the commotion may be to get you to realize what’s not so healthy for you. Compromise is crucial to remedying the situation. On a positive note, this full moon emphasizes romance, so you may go through a bit of relationship drama and come out of it with a sweeter and stronger bond. Or if you’re lucky, skip the drama and go straight to the romance!
September 23-October 22
The sun is always hidden away in your subconscious sector in the weeks leading up to your birthday season, and this week its light is reflected by the full moon opposite it in your details house. Keep an eye out for repressed feelings taking the form of criticism now, a subtle phenomenon that may be tricky to spot. If you do notice that happening, do your best to acknowledge and release those emotions to whatever higher power you believe in. Honor the feeling, but then let it go. You’re almost ready to give birth to a new you at this time of year, and thanks to Saturn, you’ve definitely been feeling labor pains. Throw any ego-based preconceived notions out the window, and embrace the unknown. Any flaws in your habits and the nature of your work will become obvious under this full moon. Take note of such revelations, but don’t pressure yourself to have all the answers.
October 23-November 21
When the full moon in dreamy Pisces casts its glow over your love house, your need for romance, play, artistic expression and joy will be quite clear, though you private Scorpios may not advertise it. With Mars in your sign, there’s absolutely a huge part of you that wants to go for it. Give yourself permission, but tweak your approach if the intensity of your desire is more exposed than you’d like. You know how to communicate now to gain group cooperation, so if getting what you want requires a little networking, start talking. Also, as the moon’s karmic north node enters Scorpio this week (where it will stay for the next year and a half), start to open yourself up to people and experiences who can help you to become more and more yourself. Growth opportunities will abound. And for once, I don’t mean the kind wrapped in painful life lessons!
November 22-December 21
With the sun already in your career angle and Mercury joining it this week, your energy and your head are focused on going after goals. And these two planets sync up nicely with planets in your intuition and money zones, so you know that you’re on the right track and your efforts will pay off, literally. However, your ambition is at odds with planets in your partnership, romance and domestic sectors, creating friction in a relationship or on the home front. If tempers flare, look at your role in creating the problem, and be honest with the other person about what you can do to fix it. Your excitement about work is a good thing. But watch its impact on other areas of your life if it becomes a single-minded zeal. Balance is key!
December 22-January 19
You’ve got an interesting concoction of a week coming up, and since you Goats love to plan ahead, let me break it down for you: You can communicate brilliantly with your boss if you read her psychologically. You need to take your focus off the big-picture stuff occasionally to take care of smaller local stuff like calling your brother and returning your neighbor’s power drill. You’re dealing with some domestic chaos, and trying to rise above the unnerving unpredictability by taking a philosophical stance just may work, but it won’t be a cinch. You want to give back to your community somehow, but it’s not feeling too doable, with your packed daily schedule and expanded role at work. Whew! You can thank nine out of the ten planets for all that action. (Only lovely Venus is abstaining.) Now draw up that game plan.
January 20-February 18
A full moon in your resources house brings boundary issues to light this week, asking the question: What are you comfortable with? Sharing becomes a thorny issue quite early on in life and continues to come up in adulthood. What’s mine? What’s yours? What’s ours? You’re undergoing an inner struggle for security, and the moon can help you to see what your financial needs are and how your work ethic and drive can help you to meet them. Despite your sign’s reputation as a rebel, you’re craving stability—and you want to believe you can go out there and earn it for yourself. These are deep changes that you’re going through, and when you factor other people into the picture, insecurity can creep in. The mistake is in doubting that there’s enough to go around. Faith in an abundant universe will buy you peace of mind.
February 19-March 20
The full moon shines in Pisces this week, putting you front and center. As a water sign, you’re emotionally driven to begin with, and since the moon rules our feelings and needs, this lunation will be quite powerful for you. You’ve been focused on friends, relationship, job, home, money…everything but yourself! You need attention now, so don’t hesitate to ask for it. And set a good example by giving yourself plenty of TLC as well. Consider the things that have been on your mind, and question if you’re getting what you need. You’re fulfilling obligations, but what’s fulfilling you? You’re working at a job—but is it working for you? Your time and energy have been taken up by everyone and everything lately, and the full moon is telling you to hit pause and ask, “What’s in it for me?”
March 21-April 19
This week’s planetary activity beckons you to go against the grain of your speedy Aries nature. The sun’s presence in your discipline-and-details house stresses the importance of plugging away at something with diligence and patience rather than blazing through it, fuelled by an initial wave of enthusiasm. Rest assured that crossing t’s and dotting i’s now will ultimately work wonders for your career. The sun is forming an uncomfortable angle with impulsive Uranus in your sign, so take a breath and remind yourself that being the turtle, not the hare, really can win you the race. Do what’s necessary, even if it’s not what you feel like doing—and it’s probably not!
April 20-May 20
Three planetary happenings this week indicate that expanding your perspective is the name of the game. Take a step back to get a more accurate view of a friendship. You may have overlooked the fact that someone is trying to meet you halfway. If so, giving them credit for their effort will put you on the path to healing a rift. You’ve been feeling disillusioned with people, and it’s weighing you down. But disillusion, by definition, is to free from illusion—so your negative state of mind originated in an illusion. Whether you decide to reconcile with someone or let them go, remember that forgiveness is for you, not them. And with less clouded vision, you may realize there’s nothing to forgive.
May 21-June 20
You reach a turning point in your career this week when the full moon illuminates your ambition angle and clicks with dynamic Mars in your discipline sector. A goal that you’ve worked hard for comes to fruition now, but if it doesn’t culminate in quite the way you expected, you may end up not celebrating—or even recognizing—the achievement. The moon’s conjunction with cathartic Neptune and Chiron (an asteroid linked to the archetype of the wounded healer) suggests that whatever pinnacle you reach now will evoke both the disease and the cure. In order to grow from this experience, it will help to look at how the past may be influencing current events. It could be that an issue you’ve carried over from childhood is casting a shadow over your success.
June 21-July 22
Homebody Crabs are restless this week, as the sun, Mercury, the full moon and Neptune activate your travel sectors. A sense of ennui pervades your day-to-day life, causing you to pine for a change of scene. Given the awkward angle that the sun is making to unpredictable Uranus in your authority angle, don’t be too surprised if your boss frowns on a vacation request. Even if you can’t skip town, you can satisfy the urge to spread your wings by broadening your criteria for adventure. Put the word out that you’re looking for something fun to do, and see what kind of response you get. Or take a journey of the mind by resolving to learn something new. A spiritual or metaphysical subject might be the most fulfilling now, since ethereal Neptune is gracing your religion house.
July 23-August 22
Pride is essential to Leos, and you’ll feel most proud of yourself this week when you’re being productive. Mercury in your sign harmonizes with authoritative Saturn in your communication zone, so if you’re trying to accomplish anything that requires speaking with gravitas, Wednesday and Thursday are auspicious days to schedule that big presentation. And though you’ll project an air of authority on the outside, on the inside, you may be churning with strong emotions, thanks to a full moon in your intensity sector. Keep your cool with colleagues, and work through any troublesome emotional baggage with a family member to get clarity. Hint: The intense feelings probably have something to do with one or more of the following: your personal values, your security versus that of others, a test of your generosity or a messy entanglement.
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