Updated: September 23, 2012 11:47PM
Predictions for the week of September 23
All Signs: There’s a Full Moon this week. The last one was a Blue Moon, but I’m calling this one a Red Moon because it’s the only Full Moon all year in fiery Aries. Furthermore, it’s at odds with powerful Pluto. (“Run for cover!”) This Full Moon, which peaks on Saturday the 29th, will start stirring up trouble around Wednesday. Tempers will flare and people will think others are just being jerks. (It’s always “them,” right?) There will be falling outs and sharp exchanges. But forewarned is forearmed! You don’t have to be impatient or reactive. You’re either part of the problem or part of the solution. What’s it going to be? That’s your ultimato. (That’s the choice of eating your vegetables or going to bed without supper.)
Aries (March 21-April 19)
I’m won’t sugarcoat it. The Full Moon this week will be a lot for you to handle. By midweek, you’ll feel tension building up between you and others, especially partners and close friends. Very likely, it will have something to do with your increasing need for freedom and independence. Aries rules the military and you’re a warrior! You like the support of others but you need room for freedom of action. (You hate to be smothered by control.) Power struggles with authority figures, which are likely the outcome of your demand for more autonomy, are unavoidable. Some relationships will end. Whatever happens, be gracious. Don’t blow your cool. You can get your way without having to be angry about it.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
The tension that builds up this week as the Full Moon in Aries culminates on Saturday will likely affect your job, your work scene and, possibly, even your health. Anger does not arise in a happy mind. But if you’re unhappy about something, ouch. Watch the fur fly! Observe yourself and figure out what your objectives are. If you feel that others are blocking these objectives, naturally, you’ll be concerned. The commonality about the tension with this Full Moon is that it is destructive. The more you resist, the more likely you will increase the opposition to you. Find another way to achieve your objectives. Be sly.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
The energy of the Full Moon this week will be challenging for romantic partners, creative colleagues and parents’ relationships with children. In the same way that you take an umbrella with you if it looks like rain, you can brace yourself for this week’s emotional crapshoot by doing what you can to reduce the fallout. Make plans for some damage control. For starters, resolve to control your reaction to what is said or done by lovers, creative colleagues and your kids. Do not overreact or be sarcastic. You’re very talkative, but remember a closed mouth gathers no feet. (The only yoga I do is pulling my foot out of my mouth)
Secondly, remember that whatever happens can be discussed next week, after the Full Moon tension has dissipated.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Holy catfight! Things will be rocky at home this week, especially with partners. Quite likely, an element of defiance with authority figures (parents, older relatives or landlords) might come into play. Relations could start to fray by midweek and by Saturday, people are at loggerheads. (“Pretend to spank me, I’m a pseudo-masochist.”) Seriously, what will this gain? And think of the emotional cost not only to your peace of mind but also to the relationship. Hey, your feelings are easily hurt. Factoid. But in the bigger picture, if you get sucked into this Full Moon insanity, you’ll have regrets. Take the high road for your own self-preservation. (Naturally, send out for dark chocolate.)
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Do be careful this week because the energy of this Full Moon could translate into accident-prone situations. Of course, this doesn’t have to happen. It would only happen because of distractions, arguments or feeling emotionally bent out of shape and therefore missing something obvious. These accidents can be verbal as well as physical. (You get the picture.) This is the great advantage of astrology. When you know a stressful time is coming, you can prepare for it by deciding not to react. Powerful people will oppose you. Machinery breakdowns and frustrating situations will be challenging. Consider this an opportunity to demonstrate your Leo style under pressure.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Each month the Full Moon is in a different sign, which means it impacts us in a different place in our lives. Sometimes it’s about relationships; other times it’s about situations being canceled or even a breakdown in machinery or some kind of working system. This particular Full Moon this week will likely impact your cash flow, your earnings and something you own, something to do with your possessions. It might mean you have to get rid of something because it’s no longer useful. When Pluto is in the picture, you generally have to let go of something. Or you might attract someone who is doing a real power trip on you. Just be aware of this.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Well, you will definitely feel this Full Moon because it’s directly opposite your sign. (Since every Full Moon is an opposition of the Sun and Moon, you’re part of the formula!) Probably around midweek, you will notice tension building up with partners and close friends. By Saturday, you might feel caught up in power struggles where there is pressure being exerted upon you. Generally, the best way to deal with this is to let go. (Takes two to make a fight.) But very likely, you will feel you have to defend yourself. Unless it’s really worth it, don’t bother. This will all blow over rather quickly. After all, you like to get along.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
It’s entirely possible that some of you will have the feeling that things are working against you behind the scenes this week. Your Spidey sense will tell you. (Or maybe people are hiding behind bushes?) Because the Full Moon is already feisty (being in Aries), and now Pluto is in the picture (“Hi Darth”), do not awaken the sleeping giant. This is one of those situations where if you go looking for trouble, you’ll find it! Mars is in your sign, which makes you very powerful right now. Best to tread lightly. Avoid crime-ridden areas and dark alleys, that kind of thing. If you feel like you distrust a situation, avoid it. Definitely trust your gut instincts.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You’ve been traveling for pleasure and loving it. You’ve also been working (almost secretly) behind the scenes on some project. (For some of you, it’s a secret love affair.) Relations with partners are pretty great. What you have to look out for this week is the possibility that a friendship could be strained
to the point of breaking. You might notice this midweek, but you will certainly feel it by the weekend. Tension with a friend, or more likely a member of a group, could force you to make some radical changes. You might even leave the group. (And maybe you should?) Plutonian confrontations are often brazen signals for us to wake up to something in our reality that we are denying.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You value respect, especially by your peers. You also value a reasonable level of prestige in your life. It’s just who you are. That’s why you have to think twice before you say or do anything this week because the tension building up until Saturday’s Full Moon is all about dealing with authority figures, bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs and the police. Don’t do anything that you will regret later. You like to be on the side of authority; but your challenge now is that you could face powerful pressures that are forcing you out of a situation or into one. A hot tip is to simply look at what is working and what is not. Why hang on to what isn’t working?
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
This column has been devoted to the tension that might arise in everyone’s life this week as we build up toward Saturday’s Full Moon. For your sign, it could be related to a clash of ideologies or something to do with religion, politics or racial issues. It might just as easily create problems for travel, while others will feel power struggles in publishing, the media, the law and medicine. You’re very ambitious now because Mars is high in your chart, so you won’t back down easily! Fortunately, Jupiter brings you much good fortune this year. That’s why you will laugh off some of this caca. Don’t ruin a friendship by defending your beliefs. Does it matter that much – this particular week?
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
For some time now, you have been dealing with responsibilities for others as well as the challenge of shared money, shared property or anything that is jointly owned with someone (including inheritances). The Full Moon this Saturday could bring some of this rather nakedly out into the open. You might feel that others are forcing you to account for yourself. Or you might feel they are abusing you with their power. (The one that holds the money has a lot of power.) Fortunately, you feel increasingly secure at home and within your family and this is a lovely support. Sidestep power struggles this week. Who needs them?