By Georgia Nicols
All Signs: Every Full Moon is an opposition of the Sun and the Moon – it’s that simple. But at a more subtle level, the Sun is a strong, masculine energy and the Moon is a “feeling”, feminine energy. This means our intentions and our impulses are at odds. This tension can also translate to conflict with others. This is just a preamble to say that the Full Moon on the weekend of Oct. 15/16 is a real doozy! For starters, it’s a Full Moon in Aries, and Aries is a feisty sign. In addition, the Sun is opposite wild, unpredictable Uranus; Mercury is at odds with Pluto, and the Moon is lined up with Uranus. Forewarned is forearmed! Be patient this weekend. Don’t answer emails when you’re angry. We know this. We also know that Phyllis Diller was right: “Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.”
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Most of this week is quite lovely. In fact, relations with close friends and partners are upbeat and optimistic. You might bite off more than you can chew or agree to something that is a tad ambitious but you will be happy. By Thursday, tension starts to build, especially with bosses, parents and authority figures. And yes, by the weekend, you will be white-knuckled and baring your teeth at loved ones. But maybe not? Maybe you will see the wisdom of “think before I speak.” You will see that nothing is to be gained by losing your cool because not only will you lose your cool, you will lose the respect of others. Be smart.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
The first half of this week is positive, especially at work. You’re full of big, expansive ideas! Work-related travel is likely. You might also be involved with foreign countries and talking to people from other cultures. So far so good. On Thursday, avoid controversial subjects because politics, religion, travel and racial issues will be contentious. And as you well know, if you read the All Signs above, the weekend is definitely dicey. By Friday/Saturday – demonstrate grace under pressure, especially at work. Your sign rarely gets angry because when you do – it’s Armageddon.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Mostly, this is an upbeat, playful week! You want to party! You want to be on vacation. You want to explore social situations, including sports events or working with kids. Thursday might be difficult due to disputes about funds that you expected. Or something might cost more than you anticipated. And yes, by the weekend, romance will be in the toilet. Arguments with loved ones will be classic. Ditto for your relations with kids. Knowing this ahead of time, you can do some damage control. “Engage Number One.” Why suffer from short tempers? You are in control of your feelings and your responses – right?
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Your focus on home, family and your private life is strong now. In part, this is because you are starting to see ways to expand where you live or make money from real estate or make cool improvements to your home. These ideas will generate excitement and expectations, which in turn, could lead to arguments by Thursday. When you know it’s raining, you grab an umbrella. Likewise, be forewarned that this weekend will be challenging with family members, parents and bosses so you be prepared! Don’t expect too much from others. Be prepared to be tolerant and patient to minimize whatever go sideways. (You will be glad you did!)
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
You are enthusiastic about something this week. You feel happy and hopeful – and it feels good! Most of this week is a great time for those who write, sell, market, teach or act. You also have redecorating ideas at home you want to put into play. And you have lots of energy to work hard! Great! As the weekend approaches, there’s a lot of crazy energy building up to this Full Moon, which will impact how you communicate to others. It could even trigger an accident-prone situation for you. Therefore, be cool and calm. Think before you act or speak. Pay attention to everything you say, especially from Thursday onwards. Hey – this is no biggie. You can do this.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
It’s all about money. For starters, you are at the beginning of a 12-month window where you can boost your earnings – no question. (You’ll be laughing all the way to the bank.) This week, you’re focused on cash flow and earnings and you are full of wonderful moneymaking ideas. Fortunately, fair Venus guarantees that your communications with others are diplomatic and charming. And fiery Mars gives you energy to play and be saucy. Wonderful! Unfortunately, by Thursday, disputes about money and earnings might occur. If so, they will bring things to a head by the weekend when the Full Moon peaks. Fortunately, after the Full Moon – these problems will subside. Whew!
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Well, it’s all about you, dear Libra. The Sun is in your sign, and Mercury is in your sign, and Jupiter is in your sign, and this weekend, the only Full Moon all year that opposes you will occur. Take a deep breath. Don’t get your belly in a rash because basically, life is going your way. For the next 12 months, lucky Jupiter is in your sign and this happens only once every 12 years. It promotes contentment, happiness and attracts good fortune to you. Therefore, you can handle these temporary difficulties that are occurring at home, especially with family members. And also difficulties that will erupt this weekend because of the opposition of the Full Moon to Libra. Whatchgonnado? Just grin and bear it.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Fortunately, fair Venus is in your sign making you charming, diplomatic and oh so sociable with everyone. (Kiss, kiss, hug, hug.) To be sure, this week starts off very nicely for you. Your communications with others are direct and forthright. You feel quite content with yourself and your life. (Hey, we all have problems, that’s a given.) This is a very good time for you to start to make plans for the year ahead. Be patient with others on Thursday to avoid arguments. Admittedly, you are now nearing the weekend with the Full Moon, which could trigger conflicts with others, especially work-related challenges. But with Venus in your sign plus your own personal self discipline and strong will, you can avoid making a fool of yourself. Right?
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
This continues to be a popular time for you. This is also why it’s important to remember that all your interactions with others will benefit you for the next 12 months. So by all means, be friendly! Be interactive with others. Join clubs and groups. “Don’t be a stranger.” However, arguments with a friend or a member of a group might arise at some point on Thursday. Grrrr. And whether this argument continues, or a new argument enters the ring, for whatever reason, you could be at odds with kids, lovers and sports colleagues this weekend. How you handle this challenge is entirely up to you. As of course, it always is.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You have lots of aggressive energy now because fiery Mars is in your sign. (I’m sure others have noticed this as well.) Furthermore, the Sun, Mercury and Jupiter are all at high noon in your chart, which makes you look dazzling in the eyes of others, especially bosses and VIPs. (This is wonderful – you like to make a great impression, especially where it counts.) Do your best to avoid arguments with bosses on Thursday because you will be tempted. Oh yeah. The Full Moon this weekend (and the energy builds to this from Thursday onwards) is a time where you feel pulled between the demands of home and family versus the demands of your job and your public career. This time, you cannot ignore your job.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Continue to look for ways to travel because you want a change of scenery. You want adventure and a chance to expand your horizons. People in authority look kindly on you now. In fact, you make such a great impression on someone, romance with a boss will begin for some of you. By Thursday, you could be doing a slow boil about something. You’re angry but you feel you can’t speak up. (The worst.) By the weekend, these feelings might buildup within you to the extent you have conflict with others. Be careful that your own pent-up feelings do not trigger accidents. The key to getting through this weekend is to be discreet and patient. Don’t shoot from the hip. Don’t blurt out anything. Be cool.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Travel for pleasure appeals now. You are also active with friends and groups, perhaps even competitive with them. However, take note. This is not a good time to engage in important discussions about shared property, taxes, debt and inheritances because will these discussions will only become more and more heated as this week wears on. By Thursday, things are contentious. And by the weekend, it could be open warfare. Timing is everything, especially when waging battles. Basically, you have to know when to hold and when to fold. And from Thursday onward, it’s in your own best interests to just be low-key. “There’s water in the basement and the pilot light is out.”