We will experience the next full moon on September 24th, known as the ‘Full Harvest Moon’. Prepare yourself for a time of relaxation and self-reflection, as this full moon encourages you to take a step back and reassess your life.
For those that carefully study astrology, the coming September full moon may come as a bit of a surprise. The full moon itself is known as a time of heightened emotions, often pushing people to do crazy and irrational things (how many times have you heard people blame the full moon for society’s erratic behavior). This specific moon, however, is going to occur in the sign of Aries, known for its power, determination and the inner fire. However, the Full Harvest Moon is going to defy everything we know about both of these energy sources, instead, calling on us to slow down.
We are currently making a significant shift, moving from bright sunshine and high energy of the summer towards the shortened days, colder temperatures and desire to hibernate associated with the winter. This shift is felt not only in our physical atmosphere but also in the energy that we feel each and every day.
The Full Harvest Moon is a time of personal growth and realization. However, in order to truly embrace this opportunity, we must first take a step back and assess our life as it is today. This is going to require us to take stock of your strengths and weaknesses, identify the situations and fears that are holding us back and open your hearts and our minds to the opportunities that are before us. While it may feel counterproductive, as this time will require us to truly slow down despite this fast-paced world, the end result of all of this self-reflection will prove to be highly productive, setting us up for great success down the road.
What will the coming Full Harvest Moon bring to your life, according to your zodiac sign? Read on to find out…
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
It’s going to be incredibly hard as it goes against every natural instinct that you possess, but you need to resist the temptation to act first and think later during this time. The Full Harvest Moon is going to teach you the true value of considering the consequences of your actions. This lesson can be easy, as you embrace the idea of experience its benefits, or it can be incredibly challenging as you learn the hard way just how painful these consequences may be. Try to schedule some downtime into your day to simply sit back and reflect on where you are going in this life, it will provide you with great clarity.
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)
The Full Harvest Moon is going to push you to learn the true value of establishing a work/play balance in your life. You’re likely already halfway there, an incredibly dedicated hard worker that values facts, research and an understanding of ‘right and wrong’. However, don’t allow your stubborn streak to hold you back from also exploring the pleasure and joy that this life can bring. You don’t have to spend your whole life slaving away to build a life that you will never have the opportunity to enjoy. Sometimes you need to simply go with your gut and trust that your intuition knows what’s best.
Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)
While everyone else is trying to slow down and make wise choices in their life, the Full Harvest Moon is going to encourage you to do the exact opposite. Throwing caution to the wind, this energy will inspire you to start trying new things and working your way through an ever-growing bucket list. Travel new places, try new adventures and discover all that this life has to offer. Why is this important? You have spent your whole life building this bucket list but never actually trying anything on it. This can be discouraging, feeling like happiness is just out of your reach. Checking some of these items off will help you to see that life holds great joy and happiness for those that make the most out of it.
Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
If you had to identify the one biggest barrier to establishing true, lasting relationships, it’s our mounting emotions. Relationships contain both highs and lows, good times and bad, but you struggle to let go of the pain and continue to move forward. With the Full Harvest Moon, you will finally feel empowered to practice forgiveness and let go of this pain once and for all. This includes not only forgiving other people in your life but truly forgiving yourself. It’s going to be uncomfortable, however, if you embrace this opportunity you will feel a huge load off your chest, opening you up to great things in the future.
Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Good news Leo, this is going to be a great time for you! If you take the time to slow down and look back on your life, you are going to have a significant realization, as you finally start to understand the mindset of those around you in life. The ability to see life through their eyes may provide a clarity that has been long overdue. This will allow you to repair some relationships that may have been on the rocks due to misunderstandings or an inability to connect. Don’t forget to celebrate these renewed relationships, as the moon provides you with countless opportunities for fun, excitement, and laughter.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)
You have spent your whole life so focused on perfection that it has prevented you from truly embracing the relationships in your life. Why? Relationships involve people, and people will never be perfect! You need to embrace the unknown, the crazy, the disorganized and the vulnerable. It won’t be easy, so be patient with yourself. Step back, assess the situation then slowly start to move forward one step at a time. Maybe you can’t jump in to fully opening your heart to everyone the first day, but you can let one specific friend in just a little further. That’s great! Keep at it, and you won’t regret it.
Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)
This is going to be an incredibly fulfilling and comfortable time for you Libra. Why? You have dedicated your whole life to balance and harmony, but that can sometimes be incredibly difficult to find. Forced to step back and reassess, you will be able to identify new and less obvious solutions, leaving some of life’s biggest challenges behind you once and for all. Pay specific attention to the people that you have welcomed into your life. Are they someone you truly care about, or merely an acquaintance that you’ve kept at a distance while deciding if they are someone you wish to keep around. If you can’t give it your all, it’s time to walk away and start with a clean slate. It may hurt at first, but in time you will experience the relief.
Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Coming into this time, you have felt trapped with no solution to turn your life around. If you’ve been waiting to find that secret key, here it is. The Full Harvest Moon is a great chance to identify what needs to change to lower stress and invite happiness back into your life. This may mean reassessing relationships, letting go of a bad habit, shifting careers or undergoing a personal makeover. Whatever it is, don’t be afraid to jump in. Each of these changes will bring significant new opportunities, one of which may just be your destiny waiting to be discovered. As you feel the weight of the world lifted from your shoulders, you will suddenly realize that you are capable of anything.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
The Full Harvest Moon is going really going to speak to you as it embraces your adventure-seeking lifestyle. Rather than encouraging you to slow down and settle into a stable, organized life, the energy of the full moon will encourage you to continue to roll with the punches. In fact, it may even cause you to let go of some responsibilities, realizing that they are holding you back. This is your time, so enjoy it! Seek new experiences, embrace new pathways and live life to the fullest. It won’t take long until you realize that this truly is the path to lasting happiness.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
You are always focused on analyzing and assessing the life that is stretched out before you, prepared to overcome any challenges thrown your way. While your dedication and determination to succeed are great traits to possess, responsible for your great success, the Full Harvest Moon is going to encourage you to take a step back from it all and, instead, focus your time and energy on your family and your home life. These are areas of your life that are often overlooked, but they too require your attention. Make plans to reconnect with your family through fun and enjoyable experiences, and you will notice your relationships begin to blossom.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
While your crazy and incredibly unique ideas normally send everyone running for the hills, the Full Harvest Moon is going to introduce you to a new and effective way of introducing them to the world. Rather than hitting everyone with drastic and immediate change, shifting to something that is completely outside of their comfort zone, start by encouraging small baby steps in the direction of your idea. This is less likely to trigger fear, making it far easier for people to buy in. This is going to require some patience on your part, but you will benefit in the long run.
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Generally content to escape to your perfect dream world, the Full Harvest Moon is going to demand that you keep your feet firmly planted in reality as you enter into this time of self-reflection. It’s going to be hard to resist the temptation to run away from the first sign of discomfort but doing so will never bring you the success that you desire. Nothing worth having is free, it takes time, effort, and incredible dedication. Pay careful attention to responsibilities like your bills and budgeting, areas that you usually highly neglect. Why? This is a great time to get all of this in order.
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