As we wrap up the summer here at land’s end, a full Moon in Pisces lights the way forward.
Pisces represents spiritual and emotional growth. It is the last sign in the zodiac and thus represents the culmination of all preceding signs. With that in mind, as we look back with perspective on the six months since April’s new Moon in Pisces, we should consider what we have sown in that time: what seeds of intention were planted in spring and tended over the summer?
Aptly, this full Moon is also known as the Harvest Moon. It is named so because its brightness extends the light by which crops are traditionally harvested. As such, this lunation also can be seen as a gift of extra light for the task of bringing our endeavors to fruition. What rewards are we reaping here on the other side of Pisces’ spiritual growth? With Uranus yet in Taurus, they may not be financial but rather energetic.
Meanwhile, Mercury’s ongoing retrograde in Libra mucks up travel plans while also demanding that we learn to communicate harmoniously.
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Mars square Venus: Underlying tensions seek sweet release. A healthy appetite is natural. You are welcome to indulge to your heart’s content.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus square Mars: Things are getting a bit heated due to the frisky friction you’re feeling. All that built up energy needs somewhere to go.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury trine Mars: Your clear communication style will engender favorable reactions this week — instead of everyone just thinking you’re a downright meanie.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Moon square Pluto: It may be challenging to gather the dead rosebuds of your feelings, but the healing rewards will outweigh the emotional labor.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun trine Uranus: This long-lasting transit is offering plenty of time and space for you to tap into your authentic self. It’s when you let your freak flag fly that others see you shine.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury trine Mars: Risks really pay off this week since you have such a clear mind, so be on the lookout for opportunities to get out and get going.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus square Mars: You’re randy as a sailor and just as apt to plunder fertile foreign soil. Don’t drown under the pressure but try not to throw any lovers overboard.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Venus square Mars: You’ve got an itch to scratch and it gives you great pleasure to do so. Just don’t draw blood on your way to satisfaction.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Jupiter inconjunct Venus: Difficulties may arise if you spend too much time on the finer things in life. Simple pleasures should satisfy for now.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Saturn square Uranus: Sometimes we have to rebel against our own principles in order to foster lasting change. Break the chain.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Uranus square Saturn: Despite your eccentricities, you have a soft spot for tradition. The best of invention takes place between the two.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Jupiter inconjunct Venus: It may be challenging to find expansion in your romantic life. Fortunately, you know how to go at it alone, so to speak.