For the week of August 24th thru the 31st, be sure to read your Rising Sign as well:
During the retrograde period of your ruling planet Mars, we were reevaluating and resolving internal conflicts. Hopefully, as Mars stations this week, you will eventually see the resolution of some of those conflicts. These may include the necessity for making some kind of adjustment or change over the weeks ahead. But in the mean time, Mars is strong and focused in the sign of Capricorn. This could indeed bring the feeling, that at least in some areas of your life, you have more self-direction and control. There is a willful drive and determination that you will more easily channel, now that Mars will appear to be moving forwards again. One thing to pay attention to, are the ways in which you may have been compromising your own well-being up until now. Even if it is out of a sense of obligation and responsibility, it may become evident where you need to set appropriate boundaries and limits. Chiron in your sign, is reminding you that self-care is not selfish if it is a necessity.
This lovely and inspirational Full Moon can help to open up and reveal innovative and creative ways of approaching problems that may have been holding you back, and preventing you from fulfilling your hopes and wishes for the future. There may even be an idea to fulfill your aspirations in a very practical way. Or it may be that obstacles seem to fall away, finally allowing you to live a more authentic lifestyle. I’ve been telling you about the innovative changes that Uranus may bring, and this Full Moon may be instrumental in turning you in a certain direction for just such a purpose. And as Mars is stationing this week, you will find that things will seem to be moving forward again in pursuit of certain goals that seemed to be delayed or put on hold in the mean time. There could be a number of distractions this week as well, making it difficult to focus. It may be that an issue you were dealing with earlier might need to be readdressed now, and can no longer be ignored.
Now that Mercury is appearing to be moving direct again, some of the issues that had remained unresolved may now need to be readdressed. Your mind is on bigger issues and more long-range plans this week, but it also goes without saying that you realize that you will need all the facts and details first, before making any major decisions. It could feel a bit, like you’ve been inundated with too much information, so that you will have to find some time to sit, and make sense of everything before moving forward. There could also be some conflicts in ideology, or moral judgments that might also need to be resolved. Not so much for anyone else, as much as for yourself. The Full Moon this weekend could also feel pretty illuminating to many concerned, Gemini included. There could be an opportunity to find a creative way to find a way forward in order to fulfill a much cherished goal.
The Full Moon this weekend in transcendent and compassionate Pisces, resonates well with your Cancer sensibilities. Take notice of any signs, revelations or messages received, that could help you reconcile any lingering obstacles that you’ve been either ignoring, or dealing with for some time now. With clarity and truth, comes the realization that things that you had previously either been in denial about, or were just merely tolerating, probably should not be ignored. One thing about the truth, is that it allows you to make decisions based on facts, rather than wistful hopes. A Venus/Pluto square this week could find you obsessing about a relationship, or just obsessing in general. This is a pretty intense transit that could catch a few people off guard as emotions and hidden desires, as well as aversions are being brought to the surface, possibly through some sort of interaction with others. Try not to take things too seriously, until after the transit passes by the end of the week.
Now that the Sun is in Virgo, you may be yearning to get back down to business, reorganizing your life and your schedule. However, don’t shy away from experimenting or toying with the idea of going in a new direction. A Grand Trine conjoined with this weekend’s Full Moon could reveal practical solutions to fulfilling any hopes or aspirations that you may have been considering. This might also bring clarification about what projects or goals you might want to further commit to going forward. Now that Mercury is direct again, you may re-think or readdress a problem that you were presented with earlier in the month. It could be that your mind is on bigger issues now, and resolving any existing problems that have been weighing on your mind (even just talking about them!) will help to clear the decks once and for all.
The Sun is now in your sign, bringing you front and center on the stage of life. It is your season to shine. One thing that may become evident, is that if you wish to accomplish your goals and aspirations, you will probably want to join forces with others who share similar ideals and aspirations. The solutions may just naturally reveal themselves through the regular course of events. Your mind is probably on bigger issues and more long-range plans. Just make sure that you pause to dot your i’s and cross your t’s. Get all the facts and details straight, before diving in, in order to avoid confusion or making any mistakes. The Full Moon this weekend could be pretty significant for Virgo, especially those Virgo’s born between August 23rd and 29th, or who have 0-6º of Virgo Rising. The result of this may be some clever shifting of alliances that could definitely work in your favor.
This is one of those weeks that is filled with a few mixed blessings. It could be a little more complicated for Libra. Part of that is because you are being compelled to deal with issues that you would probably prefer to just ignore if you could. All sorts of dreads, fears, worries about abandonment, or even betrayal, can arise when your ruler entangles with the dark Lord Pluto. And it is true that you are going to have to face some stark truths. But also realize that things may appear to be worse than they are. The one thing that you should pay attention to, is probably the thing you’ve been ignoring, even though it’s been staring you right in the face. Look at who might be aggravated by the weight of obligations or responsibilities taken on over the past year. Then look for creative solutions to alleviating some of these. One thing that could become evident is that you cannot pour from an empty cup.
During the retrograde period of Mars we were reevaluating our motives, and coming to terms with any internal angst, and prospective changes in our lives. Some core truths may have been revealed necessitating the feeling that some sort of changes may need to occur, in order for you to be a truer, more honest expression of yourself. Now that Mars is going direct again you can see the ramifications of those choices, and what you will need going forward. One big advantage, is that as Mars stations this weekend, it is strong in the sign of Capricorn, but also tame enough in order to channel that newly emerging energy through constructive channels. Your mind is on bigger issues and more long-range plans for the future. There could be a lot enthusiasm emerging now that Mercury stationed direct. Just make sure that you have all the facts straight first and don’t assume anything.
Make sure you have all the information you need before making any important decisions. It could be that you are so intent on getting something over and done with, that you forget to make sure you have all the facts first, or thought about the consequences. On the other hand, a problem that you were thinking about earlier in the month, could possibly now be resolved, now that Mercury is direct again. Look for creative solutions and possibilities around the Full Moon, which helps you to resolve issues in your personal life, or concerning home and family. It may be that a perspective that you had not yet considered will be presented to you. As a result of this information, you could gain clarification about what projects or goals you would like to commit to going forward.
It could feel like the weight of obligations and responsibilities that you have taken on over the past year are placing a bit of a load on your shoulders. And some how you are needing to follow through with promises even if you are limping to the finish line in the process. This week may reveal any weaknesses in the foundation of these premises. And something that you may have been tolerating is letting you know that you have to be honest with yourself about what is or is not humanly possible. Be clear about what your limits are. The beauty of this weekend’s Full Moon is not just in the usual clarity that comes through these monthly visitations, but that creative and innovative solutions can also be revealed helping you to see new ways out of old problems and challenges. One transit to watch out for is the insidious square between Venus and Pluto this week. If you are planning to make any serious business deals, realize that all parties will be a little more ruthless than usual. You might want to wait for better conditions.
As Aquarians are gradually approaching the finish line of an important phase in their lives, Aquarius may want to pay attention to alternative paths that could reveal themselves in the light of this weekend’s Full Moon. This is a Moon of dreams and fantasies, but it is also a fabulous Moon for visualization. This is because you are also able to see practical solutions, and possible alternatives for the path you are currently on. As a result a vision for the future may begin to emerge. And even if you are not quite ready to embark on that journey, it just may be planting some sort of seed. However, in order for that seed to take root, you may also need to release some old goals and aspirations that are no longer serving the person you are becoming. After Mars stations this week, it will later re-enter your sign again in September. At that point it may be more evident as to what changes you do or do not want to make.
This Full Moon should be pretty significant for most Pisceans, especially those born between the 19th and 25th of February, or who have 0-6º of Pisces Rising. This Full Moon is activating both the sublime and inspirational Jupiter/Neptune trine, as well as the creative Saturn/Uranus trine. These are transits bearing solutions. Keep an open mind. By considering new possibilities you may be able to figure out and overcome any problems or challenges that you may be facing. And sudden flashes of insight could ultimately lead to changes that could free up your life in some significant way. Full Moons can be culminations. Therefore you may decide to make an important decision going forward. But they can also be times of revelation where solutions that were previously hidden now make themselves known. And it may be in a way that can be practical and sustainable as well.