Dear Friend and Reader:
Friday is the Aries Full Moon and penumbral eclipse, exact shortly before 7:38 pm EDT. (View full chart here; that link also includes the Scorpio New Moon and solar eclipse chart.) Genevieve Hathaway has interpreted this lunation for each of the 12 Moon signs in her horoscopes below.
Eclipses are pattern-setting events; they are also portals into a kind of accelerated time-space, when your life can seem to move forward by quantum leaps. Therefore standard modern operating procedure for eclipses is to be sure you do things on and around the day of an eclipse that you love and want to focus on for the next 6-12 months. Get your ship pointed in the right direction.
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The Aries Full Moon/eclipse is the Libra Sun (relationships, balance) opposite the Moon in Aries (‘I am’, impulsiveness), with the Earth in the middle. In the mix is the minor planet Eris, conjunct the Moon.
Eris is a marker of our times, representing the identity chaos/crisis society has been struggling with for a long time. (Eris has been in Aries since the 1920s, so nearly everyone alive now has this placement.) Eris in this chart is likely bringing to a head any tension between individual needs and relationship needs, or the ‘individual you’ and the ‘relationship you’.
Have you ever noticed a difference between how you exercise your independence, or how ‘true’ you are to your deepest desires and values, whether you are single or coupled? If so, this Full Moon may turn your focus inward to examine them, and could dissolve a relational deadlock that has been brewing.
The Libra Sun is urging balance in relationships; the Aries Moon could trigger emotions. Mercury nearing its Scorpio retrograde says: stop and think; understand that you’re feeling your thoughts right now; communicate carefully and be flexible with any travel. Eris will draw attention to any ways you’ve divvied yourself up for others — and asks what you want to do about it.
To read Genevieve’s horoscopes, it helps to know your Moon sign (where the Moon was at the moment of your birth), which you can find out by entering your birth data into Serennu.com. If you know your birth time, that will ensure accuracy — but often you can still be sure of its sign even if the exact degree is fuzzy. You can also read these horoscopes for your Sun and rising signs for additional insight.
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These Moonshine Horoscopes are written by Genevieve Hathaway. Genevieve is an astrologer and Planet Waves contributor. She is available for astrology readings. You can contact her at email@example.com.
Aries (March 20-April 19) — Conversations and situations with close partners that began during the Libra New Moon in early October are coming to a head. These discussions and situations are pushing you to make contact with how you FEEL about them. Your first instinct is to act, but what you are being called to do now is to be in tune with your emotions and let how you feel guide your decision-making and communication processes. I suggest taking a brutally honest approach with yourself — get clear on what you want, then work from there. Think of this as a process of checking in on your internal state through negotiations and agreements with others. What you are building are patterns that utilize your emotions as a tool for creating the kind of relationships that fit both you and your partners. — by Genevieve Hathaway
Taurus (April 19-May 20) — Your subconscious world has been a busy place for some time. It may have felt as if there was a room inside of you that you couldn’t always access, and unexpected ideas and emotions seem to come out of this hidden space at unexpected times. The threshold between your conscious self and your unconscious space is becoming more like a flexible boundary rather than a solid wall. In fact, applying a little more energy, you can push right through it. I suggest taking time now to explore what you find in your psychic body. What you are gaining is a better understanding of how to access this hidden space whenever you want to, giving you a greater understanding of your deepest desires, needs and wants. — by Genevieve Hathaway
Gemini (May 20-June 21) — At the moment, how you feel about your network may be rapidly changing — as quickly as daily or even hourly. This could come with the sensation of being a small boat tossed around on a turbulent sea, or like there is no solid ground to stand on. It may feel as though the groups you are investing in are quickly shifting and evolving faster than you can connect with them emotionally. Instead of seeing this process as separate, I suggest taking the longer view of your being one of the contributing forces for change. Take note of the ripple effect your actions and emotions have on your large network. You are being called to have a vision for your network and to build that vision through your thoughts, feelings and actions. — by Genevieve Hathaway
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — The current astrology is highlighting your career angle. What does your highest calling look like? And are you living it? You are being called to do an emotional assessment of your work and to investigate whether it is resonating with your strongest sense of meaning and purpose. As you move through this exploration, I suggest turning to your inward state as one of your most useful pieces of information. Pay attention to which things truly excite you and fill you with energy. Also notice what makes you feel good about being you. These are clues to bring more of it into your work life. Do more of these things that connect you with your highest calling. You are setting patterns for the kind of work you do, patterns that will last many years. — by Genevieve Hathaway
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — This week’s Aries Full Moon is bringing plenty of heat and emotion to some of your long-held ideas. Over the past few weeks, you’ve been pulling apart a few deeply held personal beliefs that you’ve carried around for a long time. What you are working through are feelings about your role in the world — feelings that have sometimes kept you from meeting your full potential. On offer is an opportunity to heal and move beyond these emotional blocks. You’ve made a lot more progress lately, more than you may realize. As the pressures build over the Full Moon, an idea stemming from a feeling will help you break through your internal blocks. This may come with the sensation of exploding into your world. You can also think of this as a moment of arrival into more of who you are. — by Genevieve Hathaway
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — The past few weeks have brought up questions surrounding your shared resources, specifically what others are giving or providing to you. I suggest viewing resources as more than money, rather as anything that helps you accomplish something. Your Moon sign is very resourceful and you are used to being the one giving the resource instead of receiving it from others. As those around you offer things that will help you reach your goals in your daily life and current projects, remember there is nothing lacking in you when you accept what’s offered. I propose instead viewing those around you as another one of the resources in your life that you can draw on. Notice how much further you get when you work together and allow others to bring their resources to situations. — by Genevieve Hathaway
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Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — A relationship dynamic you are working through is helping you connect with a certain emotional need. What you are making contact with is how the boundaries in the relationship have served or not served to support you as an individual. I propose you consider the perspective that for there to be harmony in a relationship, both individuals’ needs as individuals must be supported and respected. This means yours as well as your partner’s. For a while you may need to be the one to state your needs first. As you bring that level of respect to yourself as an individual, partners will follow suit. Hold space for an open, honest dialogue to occur. What is on offer is stronger support for you and your partner’s unique individual natures and desires. — by Genevieve Hathaway
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — Your psychic body has been a busy place for quite some time with a lot of energy concentrated there. Like a smith forging a sword, your subconscious space has been forged, worked and reworked in the heat, fire and pressure of the astrology we’ve been experiencing. You have the opportunity now to examine what you’ve been crafting one layer under the surface of your consciousness. This may feel like an “aha” or breakthrough moment, though what you are accessing is something you’ve had for quite some time, just not in a form you recognized or could touch. What you are connecting with is how to use your internal space like a finely crafted tool. What you are gaining is an even more diverse tool belt, to craft and shape what you envision for your life. — by Genevieve Hathaway
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — As the week unfolds, plenty of unexpected people and situations may show up, particularly regarding sex. I suggest maintaining an attitude of openness, allowing yourself to meet what comes into your life without any expectations. Think of this as holding space for all possibilities to manifest. Operate from a position of letting go of preconceived ideas or requirements. Instead, do what you do best — let your curiosity lead, and hold space for partners to do the same. You are in a moment of making contact with some deeply creative and playful energy that will lend itself to some soul-enriching sexual moments for both you and partners. As you go on this sexual exploration, maintain an open dialogue with partners. Doing so offers greater intimacy both with others and with yourself. — by Genevieve Hathaway
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — Your emotional space is heating up quite a bit. This may come with the sensation of your inner landscape being erratic, or as though the emotional tether that keeps you grounded has been cut. If unexpected emotions arise, I suggest not assuming that they are linked to current situations in your life. Certain work situations may appear to be the catalyst, but I suggest taking the longer view. Like magma slowly making its way up through a volcano via lava tubes in the Earth’s crust, emotions that were buried a long time ago are rising to the surface of your mind and then bursting forth. As you work through these feelings, sit with what you experience, peeling back the layers to reach the actual root of the feeling. What you are gaining is the opportunity to heal and clear out old, lingering emotions. — by Genevieve Hathaway
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Recently, you’ve been working through questions surrounding the role you play in your local community and the larger world. If any frustration arises regarding rectifying obligations in your home town with a larger purpose that is calling you beyond your local area, I suggest viewing it as a motivating factor that is pushing you to apply your creativity. As an Aquarius Moon, you are good at creating solutions that can incorporate seemingly competing ideas or situations. You are able to get around mutually exclusive viewpoints to think so far outside the box that others may feel you are operating in a different reality. In some ways you are — you don’t get limited by the constraints that others believe exist. As you move forward, finding a way to accomplish both what you want locally and internationally, maintain your focus on the idea that your reality is shaped by you. — by Genevieve Hathaway
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — You are being called to reassess how your internal world interacts with your outer experience. I propose an idea — that your inner emotional state is one of your greatest resources. Feeling good about yourself and your life is a powerful tool you can harness to create the kind of outer world you envision. I don’t mean if you feel good you’ll solve world hunger, rather that feeling good puts out energy on the right wavelength to help you create more of what you want in your life. I suggest starting with the small things around you that bring sensations of emotional joy and grounding. Make sure to do some of what you love every day and channel the feeling that brings into your projects, tasks, relationships and endeavors. — by Genevieve Hathaway