Are you ready for some explosive new energy?! The Full Harvest Moon in Aries is coming Sept. 24 so you can finally reap the rewards of all of that manifesting you did during the summer of cosmic chaos. What the Harvest Moon means for you based on your zodiac sign largely depends on your ability to chill.
That’s right, the full Harvest Moon is giving you permission to relax, and why would you want to fight against relaxing? It’s such a rare gift these days. “This September 2018 full moon in Aries might have you thinking it’s all about growth and abundance. In actuality … not so much,” Astrologer Rachel Celeste Hansen wrote for Astrology.com. “That’s because full moons ask us to pause and reflect — not the sort of thing Aries typically enjoys.”
As the first sign in the zodiac, Aries manifests as energy that wants to move forward all the freakin’ time. Case in point, Aries-born artist Lady Gaga who seems to get more done — and wear more outfits — in a day than most people do in a year. But, if you fall under the spell of go-go-go Aries, it’s going to be a rough harvest moon for you. “Just as the sun’s light makes the moon visible at this time, our own dark side also tends to show up in more obvious ways,” Astrology.com noted. “For Aries, that can mean anger, aggression, and reckless or hotheaded behavior.” If you want to keep it chill during the Harvest Moon moon, here’s how to keep your cool based on your sign.
1 – Aries
Aries, while your jump-first-ask-questions-later approach to life usually serves you well, this is a big no no during the September full moon. For Astrology.com, Hansen warned that failing to stop and consider the consequences of your impulsive actions could lead to turmoil in your relationships or other endeavors. So, take a beat and think things through before plowing forward. Everyone is entitled to a day of rest. Take it.
2 – Taurus
Taurus, while you tend to be stubborn and make your decisions based on facts and research, the September full moon can bring important messages if you tune in to your intuition, Cafe Astrology revealed. What’s more, “pleasure, joy, and creativity are the larger themes of the month. With planets pushing for both work and play, you may very well reach an ideal balance.” However, in order to strike this balance, you’re going to have to embrace your spiritual side and allow it to guide you a little more than you’re comfortable with.
3 – Gemini
Gemini, the energy of the Aries Harvest Moon is a perfect complement to your changeable twinning nature. Astrology.com recommended this as an ideal time for you to try all of the things. Got something on your bucket list? Now is the time to check it off. Just don’t forget that while it might feel like you’re ruling the world like a boss, you’re actually not the center of the universe. “Don’t be afraid to explore your options at this super-social full moon. Just be mindful of honoring plans — no matter how interesting the excuse, no one likes to get stood up.”
4 – Cancer
Cancer, if you’ve spent the summer mired in some interpersonal skirmishes, the September 2018 full moon is an ideal time to wipe the slate clean and repair those relationships. When it’s healthy to do so, practice forgiveness — this includes with yourself. “This can be an excellent time to begin anew,” Cafe Astrology noted. “Settling in and focusing grows increasingly more attractive in the last week of the month.”
5 – Leo
Leo, the livin’ will be easy for you during the September full moon, so take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. The last week of September will be a flurry of friends, fun and travel, which suits your star-of-the-show personality just fine. What’s more, the Astro Twins noted on Astro Style that the harvest moon will bring an ah-ha moment that allows you to understand where other people are coming from. This could go a long way in mending any recent misunderstandings so you can stop feeling like you’re starring in a months-episode of Three’s Company, also known as the classic sitcom of misunderstandings.
6 – Virgo
Virgo, if you’ve been playing it safe where matters of the heart are concerned, the September full moon is an ideal time to step out of your comfort zone and open yourself up to the possibility of a new romance. “Yes, opening up to another person always involves some element of risk,” Astrology.com wrote. “But as this full moon suggests, closing yourself off can be an even riskier move.” Translation: If you’re single during the Harvest Moon, go on a date. It doesn’t mean you have to get married. If you’re in a relationship, strive to connect more deeply with your partner by being vulnerable.
7 – Libra
Balance-seeking Libra, the September full moon in Aries wants you to get off the fence and make some decisions. If you’re ambivalent about a relationship, partnership or friendship, the Harvest Moon is the time to decide whether you’re all in or whether you’re ready to peace the hell out. Additionally, “For Libras in solid alliances, this is a great day to get back in sync and make sure you’ve got a balanced give-and-take between you,” the Astro Twins advised. While Libras can take forever and a day to make a decision, nine times out of 10 it’s the right one, and there’s generally no looking back.
8 – Scorpio
Scorpio, are you in a toxic job, can’t stop reaching for the sugar, or ready to kick a bad habit? There’s no need to wait for the new year to embark on a new path of wellness. The September 2018 new moon has your back,” Cafe Astrology revealed. Think of it like a jolt of cosmic willpower, and start planning your escape from whatever it is that’s been weighing you down and keeping your stuck in a dark and twisty spiral.
9 – Sagittarius
Sagittarius, it’s no secret that you live a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants lifestyle. The September 2018 full moon in Aries is going to amplify your feelings of YOLO, which is both good and bad. While seizing the day is definitely the secret to a happy life, moderation is also the key to living to see another day. “This full moon makes you want to get out there and party like there’s no tomorrow,” Astrology.com cautioned. “Just remember, there most likely will be a tomorrow, so a little moderation might be a good idea.” Unless the full moon coincides with the zombie apocalypse, maybe say no to that last shot of tequila.
10 – Capricorn
Always-on-the-go Capricorn, the September full moon wants you to stay home with your nearest and dearest. Take a break from ruling the world like the boss you are to catch up with yourself and those closest to you. The Astro Twins advised you use the chill energy of the harvest moon wisely because things will be hella crazy for the rest of the year. Translation: This might be the only break you get for the rest of 2018 so don’t let your ambitions get in the way of your well deserved rest and relaxation.
11 – Aquarius
Aquarius, your ideas are often too out there for most people, and you’re perfectly content to go your own way. However, the September 2018 full moon will create a shift in perception so everyone is totally on board with whatever you suggest. The secret to this shift is in your approach as you realize that you’ll win more fans with gentle persuasion than you will will ranting and raving, Astrology.com revealed. Use your new secret weapon wisely. You know, don’t start a cult.
12 – Pisces
Pensive Pisces, of all the signs in the zodiac, you’re the one most likely to be content existing in an alternate reality where money is nothing more than green paper and there aren’t any consequences to being financially irresponsible. However, those bills will eventually come due, and things could become uncomfortably clear during the September 2018 full moon. “This full moon suggests that first, you may need to rethink those ‘devil-may-care’ spending habits,” Astrology.com advised.
Overall, Astrology.com cautioned that “This full moon can bring us face-to-face with the real consequences of our impulsive decisions.” While you might be tempted to do whatever you want or say whatever is on your mind, all signs will be best served by taking a beat before acting, and using the September 2018 full harvest moon to chill out. As Neil Young sings in “Harvest Moon”: “Let’s go dancing in the light/We know where the music’s playing/Let’s go out and feel the night.”
Do what makes you feel good, cool your heels, and don’t take yourself too seriously.
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