Your horoscope for August 30 to September 5, 2012
August started on a full moon, and it finishes on one too. Friday’s blue moon occurs in Pisces at 6:58 a.m., setting an ideal backdrop for spiritual replenishment or a diversionary weekend. Romance, music or movie entertainment, a hideaway, or a getaway will fit the bill nicely.
Whether subtle, deep and penetrating, or raw and exposed, Mars in Scorpio raises the game as the moon rises full. Once passion is unleashed, no holds are barred. When ambition is well targeted, the sun-Pluto trine can channel energy constructively. A strategic power play could change the ocean’s tides.
While what’s hidden from view is a formidable player now, Pisces/Virgo tests our faith in redemption. There has never been so much uncertainty and ripe potential. The full-moon challenge is to set creativity to work on the necessary corrections. Envision your ideals and exert patience while you inch your way along to their reality. Nothing is small or insignificant. Every action taken is a statement heard by the universe, no matter how overwhelming or disillusioning the present moment feels.
On Friday evening, Mercury, the student/message/messenger, enters Virgo. On Tuesday, Mercury opposes Chiron, the healing crisis/teaching/teacher extraordinaire, and sets the tone for back to school, work, protest to rule, and the Quebec vote.
Aries PQ leader Pauline Marois is under the unpredictable influence of Uranus, Cancerian incumbent Jean Charest wrestles with his Pluto and the karmic forces, and Mercury/Chiron slates CAQ François Legault, a Gemini, as an effective game changer.
March 19 - April 19
A reward or goal post is within reach. If you can’t get your hands on it quite yet, at least you can see it’s shaping up. Thursday and Friday reveal more and keep you deeply immersed. The Pisces moon provides a better indication of what you have to contend with and how much farther you have to go. Tuesday brings important news.
April 19 - May 20
Over the next few days, inspired moments can be the work of pure genius, yours or others’. Friday’s synchronistic full moon is full of ripe potential. Your job is to recognize the gems, and then let them work their magic on you. Allow your imagination free rein, but don’t let your anxiety run too wild.
May 20 - June 20
The Virgo sun and Mars in Scorpio keep you motoring along, but Friday’s testing full moon can diminish your confidence by making you aware of how much is out of your control. What will be will be; you can’t push what isn’t coming naturally. Divine order prevails, even when it doesn’t seem that way. You have more going for you than you realize.
June 20 - July 22
The long weekend can’t come soon enough, especially if you have something special cooked up. Hopeful, romantic, poignant, or bittersweet, Friday’s full moon sets the heart to overflow. Even without plans, the weekend is sure to keep you on the go. Play it safe. Tuesday’s fast track can be overwhelming, but you’ll ace it. The stars work in your favour.
July 22 - August 22
Friday’s full moon can challenge you to stay on track or on budget, but sometimes there’s no way around it. You’ll find that plans, circumstances, or relationship accords will work out for the best when you give in to the moment. Don’t taint a pleasure or an indulgence with guilt after the fact. Enjoy within reason, and let Tuesday be your fresh start.
August 22 - September 22
So much has hit all at once. It’s been difficult to tell from one moment to another where you stand, or what decisions and actions serve you best. Look to informing Mercury in Virgo, beginning on the eve of Friday’s full moon, to help you see more clearly. Mars in empowering Scorpio lends you courage and brawn.
September 22 - October 22
On Thursday, plans, talks, and meet-ups come together well. An early start to the long weekend is ideal, as by Friday’s full moon in Pisces, work productivity is on a drain. Tuesday’s back to work can start with added pressure, but you’ll settle into the groove fairly quickly. Mercury in Virgo suggests there’s more behind the scenes to orchestrate.
October 22 - November 21
You’ll absolutely rock it as of Friday’s full moon in Pisces. Mars in Scorpio has you firing on all cylinders. Aim in any direction; it’s an optimal time to strike while the iron’s hot. Career and romantic prospects are at peak. A radical lifestyle change has been in the works for some time. It’s on full tilt now.
November 21 - December 21
On Thursday, the place to be is in the midst of the action. By Friday’s full moon, it will be time to unplug as best you can. Take a couple of days to sort yourself out or devote extra attention to family. On Sunday and Monday, you’re ready for more. On Tuesday, take it one step at a time.
December 21 - January 20
You have a lot more to contend with now, but you should find that you’re moving along well, all things considered. Friday’s full moon keeps hope and heart alive. Starting late Friday, Mercury in Virgo helps you keep it real. Tuesday is critically informing. Watch for news, a critical negotiation, a revisit, or a threshold crossed.
January 20 - February 18
At work and at play, Thursday’s Aquarius moon pieces it together for you exceptionally well. Friday’s full moon puts something major on brew. It’ll unfold in stages over the next few days. Read deeper; keep alert for the hidden advantage or buried treasure. You can take a little and turn it into a lot. Label yourself resourceful.
February 18 - March 19
Several exposing astrological contributors, including Neptune and Chiron, have turned a critical page in the past week or so. Friday’s animating full moon may prove to be a major catalyst or turning point. Tuesday’s threshold crossing puts you into a more encompassing know. The stars can be life-altering, especially for Pisceans born between February 18 and 27.
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