Astrology is all about cycles. Sometimes a single event strikes you down or holds you up, but it’s effects can be felt for a long time after. When the Solar Eclipse happened on August 21st, we saw a shift in culture and in consciousness that will take a long time to fully integrate, and in many ways, is still unfolding. In the meantime people and places burn – with the desire for freedom, for dominance, for peace, and for fame. Not all desires were created equal, so make sure that the things you are devoting your time and energy to are worthy. If you get what you want, will you be happier for it? If not, why are you working so hard? This week, the Moon is full in Aries on the 5th. This is an excellent time to get in touch with your will, and to make sure that it’s in alignment with your heart and soul. Aries is an independent fire sign, and you’re on call to make sure that you’re living in accordance with your true self. You can make demands of yourself or others, but that doesn’t tend to engender a good response. Work to bring about the conditions you wish to see this week. Honor your desires by stepping up and prioritizing them. Full Moons are always intense emotionally, but also they’re illuminating: pay close attention to what hurts, because that’s what needs your loving attention. When you’re attached to your vision of how things “should” be, you can’t be responsive to how they are. Be here now, for the messiness of it all. This Harvest Moon will help you rise to the occasion if you make the effort.
On the 7th-9th, Venus, the planet of values and personal finances, will form an activating square to rules-obsessed Saturn. This is a crappy day for saying ‘I love you’, or feeling particularly connected to other people at all. This is an excellent time to look at your own participation in your relationships. It’s on you to make sure that you’re acting in ways that reflect your values; TBH if you stoop to a fool’s level, you’re just making yourself a fool. In regards to money, this is an excellent time to get real. Look at your spending, and make sure that what comes in is enough to justify what goes out of your wallet. More spiritually speaking, this is an excellent time to make sure that your financial choices reflect your values; boycott companies that support legislation you don’t believe in, or shift your money into a credit union if your bank is invested in things that you don’t want to support. Money is power – use yours wisely, my love.
Finally, on the 8th-10th, the Sun will square compulsive Pluto. What you do on these days will work like a boomerang and come right back at you, so act with caution. Hell hath no fury like a Plutonian scorned; no matter how badly you want to be petty or cruel, this isn’t the time for such tactics. You may want to fight with others as a way to outlet your intense feels, but you should choose your battles very wisely. Remember who your enemies are, and don’t treat someone like they’re against you unless you’re certain that they are. This transit can be a powerful agent of reform, or you can dig a deeper hole for yourself. If you’re going to expend energy, do it in the name of healing and positive transformation.
March 21-April 19
Relationships are an excellent way for you to figure out who you are. This week, whether you like it or not, your identity will be reflected back to you through the mirror of your relationships, Aries. The kinds of people that you attract and the dynamics that you keep on finding yourself in are a reflection of you, and its your job to investigate what you’re being shown. The Full Moon only happens once a year in your sign and is always a good time to let go of what you’ve outgrown, my love.
April 20-May 20
As much as you love security, insecurity is an inevitable part of life. Feeling uncertain or ambiguous is not fun, but it is worth exploring. Feelings come and go, but their root causes stick around if you're not willing to do something about them. Explore what’s motivating your biggest fears this week so that you can finally make a change. You’re ready to live your life to the fullest, but first, something’s gotta give. The best way to let something new in is to first put your burden down, my love.
May 21-June 21
While you’re not in control of the hands of fate, you do have free will. This week, you’re likely to feel stuck or trapped by your circumstances, but that doesn’t mean you actually are; having meh options is not the same as having no options. Figure out your boundaries, AKA your wills and won’ts, and act from that place, Twin Star. if you don’t like the game, no one said you have to play.
June 22-July 22
If you engage in struggles, you need to make sure that you believe in what you’re doing. Instead of letting others set the tone for your interactions, all you have to do is make sure that you’re acting in integrity with yourself. You have the right to stop engaging if that’s the best way to be true to yourself, Moonchild. If you let your base reactions inspire your actions this week, you may end up behaving in ways that give you short-term satisfaction and long-term drama.
July 23-Aug. 22
Show all the way up, Leo. This week can bring you all kinds of opportunities and complications, so here’s the secret to getting the most out of it: when in doubt, honor your heart. When you love, you love big, and that’s part of your very best self. Don’t dilute you by investing in what you don’t actually love or like. It’s OK to prioritize, even if it means disappointing those that don’t make it to the top of your list. Just be kind as you do it, my love.
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
You can be your best self and have all the greatest insights when you’re alone, but when you get around people, it’s a whole other set of challenges. Don’t confuse cerebral intelligence with emotional smarts, Virgo. This week, what’s going on in your head may not help you much with your feelings, especially with your relationships. The best way to honor your feels is by not justifying them or explaining them away. It’s so awkward being a person, so be patient with yourself.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
This week you’re gonna chose change or have your hand forced, Libra. Instead of trying to convince others to agree with you, try really listening to what they have to say. If it infuriates you or you simply don’t agree, it’s not your job to bend your will or to get anyone to change their mind. Accept differences between you and others so that you can then figure out what to do about them. Not all relationships are good for all things or for all times, my love.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
You can’t take back what you say, but the good news is that you don’t have to say anything, Scorpio. You need a break from people. There’s lots of intensity going on in the world, but if you can’t participate in a productive way, it’s OK to take a time-out. Honor your need for space and if you take it, use it wisely. You don’t need to know what’s next, but you do need to tend to the here and now. Keep self-care at the top of your priorities list this week.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
Its easy to want things, but it’s vulnerable, too. This week is a challenge as you want all kinds of newness to enter your life but you’re not quite ready to let anything go. Do a deep dive into your worries, ‘Tarius. What you are scared of losing is not what it appears to be. Explore the contents of your fears so you can bring them to a place of healing, even if it seems easier to shove them into a corner and hope that they go away on their own (spoiler alert: they won’t).
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
You can’t please all of the people al of the time, and trying to is a fools errand. Emotions are running high this week, and if you get too caught up in what you think other people are saying, thinking, or doing, you’ll lose track of what’s really happening for you. Stay centered within your own feels, and make sure your actions are in accord with your integrity. You’re not in control of much, but what you give your attention to is always at your own discretion, my love.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
You can push your agenda forward and you may well be successful, but at what cost? This week you’re likely to be dealing with a rogue ego – either yours or someone else’s – and how you engage will have lasting results. Instead of reacting to other people’s worst parts, try to act from your very best self, my love. State your case, and let the chips fall where they may. You don’t need other people to validate you in order to know that you are awesome, Aquarius.
Feb. 19-March 20
Instead of worrying about the outcome, stay centered in your process, Pisces. This week will function like a doorway; you can walk through it or not, but you don’t get to know what’s on the other side unless you do. Prepare for the worst if you have to, but don’t panic. Action will speak louder than suffering, so pull up your Big Kid pants, and work to create or protect what you love. Your feelings can be all over the place, but your actions don’t need to be.