By Elizabeth Michaud and Len Wallick
Aries (March 20-April 19) — You want what you want. Nearly everybody you know understands that about you, and everybody who matters respects it. How to get what you want, however, is a fluctuating dynamic with cycles that perhaps only you understand. If you can recall previous times when you had to put something in to get what you wanted out, indications are it’s that time again. As a matter of fact, everything you want and more just might be available now if you are willing to make the right kind of effort to earn it.
Taurus (April 19-May 20) — You may feel as though abundance is moving away from you. You may be correct. Please consider the extent you might have contributed to the situation by withdrawing from exchange with others. Yes, you need your space, but you also need to let others in upon occasion. Maybe if you act now by opening a few doors and windows, what comes in could be more than flies. Perhaps what rolls downhill is a lot less repulsive and a good deal more valuable than you thought. Some must believe to receive. In your case, receive to believe.
Gemini (May 20-June 21) — There is something of what goes around coming around the corner, begging you for resolution with this Full Moon. Focus on closure and try to eschew new enterprises except those absolutely necessary for the next couple weeks. A new grounding will almost certainly result. If you need a clue regarding what to follow through with and how to do it, focus on what will contribute to your rest and relaxation. Prioritize completions that will help you to breathe easier. After that, consider how to relieve others of needless tension as well.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — It is very easy to get carried away, especially when it comes to satisfying appetites. Whether we’re over-consuming or being needy for attention from loved ones, it is common for us imperfect human beings to satiate intense desires with immediate gratification. This Aquarius Full Moon shines a light on your inner security. You’ve held on through a tidal wave for quite a while now. You know your strengths; you may have come to terms with some of your weaknesses. Get clear on what you love about yourself, and try to be aware of when you’re seeking validation from an outside source. Your greatest friend and trusted ally is yourself.
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — Mahatma Gandhi said, “A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.” If only more people found value in expressing love, imagine the change that would be possible. You are called now to do your part — to lead by courageous example. Don’t measure what you get back in terms of acknowledgment or gratitude. I know that can be difficult with a potent and determined desire fueling your drive for reward. Consider this an investment in future benefits. It is time to shine your light and see what grows. Pay it forward, as the saying goes.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — Being at ease takes special skill. With so much stirring in your inner world, clarity can be elusive, and you may feel somewhat overwhelmed or vulnerable. The final relaxation pose in yoga, called Savasana, is often said to be the most challenging. To stay present in the moment and relax the body is tough, since the mind naturally tends to escape into planning the future or daydreaming about the past. But there is something to be said for letting go of the chaos and simply remembering that you are always in charge of your own center, your own breath.
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — This Full Moon may well be a whirlwind of social activity or opportunity, or at the very least a phase of pretty sweet ease with other human beings. If you aren’t receiving the personal attention you want, it’s a good time to try a little harder to use your gracious influence. Many people out there are seeing you in a very flattering light. Enjoy it, and pay attention to doors that open that just may help advance your emotional and financial goals somewhere down the line.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — Life is not always ‘all or nothing’, though it can certainly feel like it. If you find yourself in the uncomfortable position of being forced into the spotlight, try not to overreact. Your hard work and perseverance aren’t going unnoticed, and people are seeking to learn from your wealth of knowledge and experience. Just remember that you are not alone — you are supported and loved by a framework of various people in your human family who want you to succeed. Be kind to yourself and accept their encouragement.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — Wishful thinking can be a good thing. When used to envision the future, the mind is a powerful force. You are in a place right now where inspiration is flowing, whether awake or asleep. Let your ideas be nurtured, let your imagination run wild. Think of this as a brainstorming session for your dreams, where you get familiar with them and determine which ones are really worth working towards. At the same time, don’t buy into all your own hype, or try to force your opinions onto others — you don’t want to burn bridges with reckless bravado. The time will come when budding aspirations will turn into tangible potentialities.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — Don’t lose sight of what you need. Conversely, look to revise the concept of what you want. At this time, you can contribute significantly to the support of your needs while also meaningfully updating your heart’s desires by observing and addressing any impulsive tendencies, especially in communication. Listen closely to what comes out of your own mouth. Likewise, resolve to review what you write before sending it on. Implementing those two simple protocols will almost certainly open doors that you may very well have been previously (and unknowingly) closing.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — The word ‘cleave’ is interesting in that it can mean both ‘split apart’ and ‘bring together’. This one bit of wordy knowledge may come in handy for you this month. If the Leo New Moon of late July came with some sort of splitting for you, the Aquarius Full Moon of August could represent the opportunity of reunification, or even healing. Conversely (and just as possible), what seemed too big to take on all at once just two weeks ago might now be resolved one part at a time.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Somewhere in the past, your creative proficiency was probably crimped a bit. Right about now should be an auspicious time both to examine your inhibitions and expand the scope of what looks to be your latent artistry. As you endeavor to pry into your own background, please be gentle. Self-criticism would be counterproductive at this point. Accept and embrace what you discover through self-examination. Devote efforts of the assertive variety to prying open your potential instead. Apply yourself to growth, and other necessary adjustments will follow in due course.