It's basically all talk, all Mercury, until the harvest
moon shines on Saturday. Then the enormity of the Pisces full-moon vibration
can drown you in wave after wave of emotion. Ride them as best you can; you
could also reach out to the Virgo sun-Mercury conjunction, hoping that a reliance
on picayune details will save you. At least allow you to tread water. Jupiter
and Pluto's sextile Saturday night offers Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius natives
opportunities to expand in ways only they hold dear. Sunday might be problematic
as loving Venus turns a cold shoulder to same-old, same-old Saturn while she
welcomes freaky favors from Uranus. On Tuesday, Mercury enters Libra; on Thursday
afternoon at 3:24 PDT, the sun does too.


A down-to-earth mindset could compete with your ambitious intentions as pragmatic
Mercury and your Mars ruler favorably align this weekend. Do the work, make
the effort, collect the reward. No matter what form the payoff takes – actual
dollars, a promissory note or a revitalized sense of purpose – this show of
support from the planets is real. Unfortunately, it is also fleeting. By the
end of the month, as Mars reverses its motion, lots of things could come to
a standstill, including your determination to become more productive, to not
waste precious time.


Get your head into the game. Having athletic Mars in your sign doesn't automatically
make you a better physical specimen, but it can provide more energy, sharper
focus and a stronger competitive spirit than you usually admit to. Whether it
be boning up on the statistics or tracking the history of the sport, feel free
to use the smarts Mercury bestows while it plays in your arena of recreation
and risk. Not the fighters, but the lovers, among the Bulls can entertain themselves
by doing something utterly unpredictable to relieve their tension.


Digging up dirt about a potential or past partnership arrangement could take
on a greater importance than it actually warrants. Despite the pressure you
feel building between you, even before the autumnal equinox actually arrives,
try to maintain a fair and balanced Libran frame of mind. Although you may secretly
crave “proof positive,” after your Mercury ruler leaves detail-driven Virgo
on the 20th, it might be difficult to buy into the rationale behind either side
of the issue. Compromise, anyone?


To a Moon Child, each full moon signifies that something crucial is about to
be resolved. This weekend's harvest moon promises a period of rewards and a
sense of fulfillment not usually found in the course of the year. Take time
to appreciate the enormity of the Pisces lunar vibe, the depth of compassion
that this emotional water sign represents, as well as the spiritual highs and
sacrifices that accompany it. The Virgo sun highlights neighbors, siblings and
school, while Luna illuminates foreign cultures, philosophy and faith; this
polarity may help with the dilemma you're facing.


Whether you're seeing the forest or the trees this weekend depends on what
the Virgo-Pisces full moon reveals about your financial status. Virgo focuses
on the specifics, Pisces scans the big picture. Between them, something pertinent
to a money matter should emerge. On a more personal note, you could have your
hands full as artistic Venus in Scorpio challenges weighty Saturn in your sign.
While sculptors and potters can use this heightened sense of form to create
more imposing pieces, other Lions should expect to be artfully manipulated by
their nearest and dearest.


The last days of summer (autumn begins on the 22nd) are far from the hazy,
lazy days of song. While energetic Mars and your Mercury ruler form a constructive
bond, you're likely to be busier than you've been in a while. A sharp tongue,
quick reflexes and a willingness to stir the pot during the full moon this weekend
can raise a ruckus at home with other family members. But once Mercury moves
on to Libra Tuesday, harmony is miraculously restored. You probably won't have
to apologize or make amends, either; simply tiptoe gently through the minefield.


While you'd like to play by the book and earn Brownie points from the establishment
this weekend, the rebel in you is bursting at the seams, eager to break some
rules and have outrageous fun in the process. Blame your irresistible Venus
ruler for aggravating stern Saturn while simultaneously courting eccentric Uranus.
How you manage to balance the contrasting desires is something only a Libra
can pull off with equanimity and grace. Prepare yourself: The autumnal equinox
falls on Thursday the 22nd.


Scorpions don't often get permission from the cosmos to play or make love to
the full extent of your desire. The ramifications can be too scary. However,
this weekend the Pisces full moon in your house of pure joy and creativity encourages
you to open the floodgates of your heart. Let go of your fears, control issues
and tight-ass disposition. There shouldn't be any reprisals or recriminations,
because expansive Jupiter favors your Pluto co-ruler. There may also be some
money involved, e.g., payback on a karmic debt?


They may not be easily recognizable, but when your optimistic Jupiter ruler
lends its support to Pluto in your sign, the benefits shouldn't be taken for
granted. This constructive sextile aspect won't happen again; 12 years from
now, when Jupiter is next in your Libra house of colleagues and causes, Pluto
will be in Capricorn. So if there is a group you identify with who can do you
some good or with whom you can do some good, get in touch. Fair warning: The
Virgo-Pisces full moon presses buttons that'll keep you dancing as fast as you
can. Medicate, meditate.


Every full moon brings tears, sometimes of joy, more often
of pain, fear or confusion. It's the best time to release tensions that have
built up since the new moon, to clear your mind for the resolutions to come.
Because the full moon in Pisces is the most compassionate, as well as the most
chaotic, of all the signs, it would serve even levelheaded Goats well to let
your emotions get the best of you. Tears could mask the hurt you feel if Venus
spurns your overtures (more likely, steps on your heart) when she squares your
Saturn ruler this weekend.


A financial matter could be settled while the moon is full in your Pisces house
of assets and values. It might not seem like a big deal, but if you feel overwhelmed
by the depth of your response, simply go with the flow. The vastness of the
oceanic Pisces vibration makes it difficult to set limits on emotional reactions;
feelings get jumbled or tempest-tossed. Plus, with impressionable Neptune, Pisces'
ruling planet, in your sign, stately Water-Bearers might behave more like frantic
Fish than you're willing to admit.


It is said that faith can move mountains; can it also remove
the emotional garbage piling up around you during the Pisces full moon? If you
feel your emotions are confusing at other times of the year, imagine what sort
of crap can overwhelm you this weekend. But then, Fish tend to let their imaginations
run away with them, anyway. While there are few indications of controls or limits,
you're liable to have a romantic fling or another pleasant, distracting encounter
when affectionate Venus favors inventive Uranus in your sign on Sunday.

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