Harvest Moon Cosmic Caveat

By Holiday Mathis

September 23, 2018 6 min read

The first full moon after the autumnal equinox is the harvest moon, often larger than your average full moon and sometimes glowing orange as a pumpkin. This signal of abundance will come Monday bearing the cosmic caveat of an interesting angle to Saturn. This is a warning to us to take our life lessons seriously enough so as not to repeat the patterns of the past that caused harm or were generally unsuccessful.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). How do you know you've learned from your mistakes? When you notice that you're making different ones. That's the best evidence there is, even better than the evidence of your success. Success proves you're getting something right, but new mistakes prove you're taking risks and really, fully living.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There are so many ways to be kind to yourself. Some will seem like a good idea, but when you actually execute them, you'll learn they didn't quite do the trick. When that happens, try something else. You're getting to know yourself, after all. The better you know yourself, the more likely you'll be able to make yourself happy.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll glimpse your future, but it's only one version — the version that will happen if you continue on this path. But any change you make now, however small, will change everything. Don't underestimate the power of making small adjustments. Indeed, it will drastically change where you end up.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You notice everything this week, including how people are dressed and what that says, clues they leave about where their affections lie and other evidence of their inner worlds. Because you're so perceptive, it would be difficult to keep secrets from you. You'll use what you learn constructively.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). A responsibility will fall to you, not because it's technically yours, but because you're the only one who sees what needs to happen. It's like you're steering lemmings from the cliff ahead. A sign won't be enough to redirect the crowd and neither will an explanation. Head the group and run in the direction they should go.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The outsiders don't know much about your goals or what qualifies as success to you. So you can't really take their advice, praise or criticism too seriously. Only you know what what counts. Trust your own judgment. When it's meaningful to you, it's meaningful. Let your opinion of you be the one that matters.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Though you'll feel like a one-winged creature looking for another one-winged creature to fly with, the truth is that humans are unwinged and none of us fly without putting our trust in the society that created airplanes and the like. This week, you'll make a plan, figure out who is reliable, invest your hopes and take flight.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You might feel like you're being bossy, but that's what the boss should be. You're also very respectful of your crew. Continue to carefully phrase your requests and to state your vision in a way that helps others get on board, and you'll be successful in motivating those around you to fulfill the goal.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Loyalty is important to you, but it's not something you think about very much. Maybe it's because you're a straight shooter, and you assume that others are, too. The stakes will be raised this week. There will be more to consider. Think carefully about what you say and to whom. Give your trust judiciously.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Friends will include you for reasons beyond the obvious, which include affection and affinity. It's better if you know what those reasons are. There's nothing wrong with them, though maybe someone's pride is keeping them from telling you the whole story. Anyway, you always love to help, especially this week.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Someone will make it known that his or her life is more fun when you're a part of it. How validating! That fun energy doesn't have to be turned on and off just to delight people around you though. Put some of it into your own scene. Your relationship with yourself is the one that will color all other relationships.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). What do you do to feel taken care of? What do you do that reinforces your self-worth? Your life is precious. Your experience is precious. Don't wait for others to prove this to you. Give yourself what you need and want. Do what it takes to help yourself understand how important and essential you are to the whole.

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: Welcome to your most interesting and unpredictable year to date. Just when you think you know how a day or a week will unfold, it will get all twisty on you. So you may as well shake off your certainty about yourself and this experience of life. Resign yourself to a state of blissful ignorance about the future. Once you decide to believe that anything is possible, anything and everything happens. There is something very powerful in your wishes, too, so make a list and read it daily.

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