Dancin' in the Light of the Harvest Moon

The Moon surfs in on the sweet waves of a Pisces ocean beginning Tuesday morning, dancing her way to Thursday’s Full Harvest Moon.  She carries an alchemical cauldron of awe and wonder.  

"Come a little bit closer,
Hear what I have to say.
There's a full moon risin'
Let's go dancin' in the light." Neil Young. Harvest Moon

Thursday at 4:13 AM, PDT, the plump Pisces Moon calls to the Virgo Sun to put away the ledgers and soften up in a warm bubble bath.  It’s a call to sing songs of praise, enjoy a tidal wave of compassionate energy, and transform those worrisome problems with a spiritual solution.  Like dancin' in the moonlight!

♡ Date Night:  Venus in Scorpio and Mars in Leo
Star-crossed lovers will need to rely on diplomacy and compromise this weekend.  He’s going to think she’s a wet blanket, and she’s going to think he’s a show-off.  It’s like surfing with two on board.  Thankfully, Messenger Mercury is in diplomatic Libra so conflict is off the table and love is on!  It’s time to say, ”because I’m still in love with  you.”

The Force of dancing is with you.
Here’s your horoscope for the week of September 15-21, 2013:
(★ Astrology Wonks see bottom of page)

Aries ♈ (March 20-April 19)
Sunday starts a feel good week when you’ll receive sudden lightning bolts of new ideas about how to elicit more cooperation in your partnerships.  The Virgo Sun in your 6th solar house of work and service have you contentedly managing necessary tasks.  Efficiency is high, thinking is clear and on point.  The opposing Pisces Moon is in your 12th solar house of compassionate visioning.  You’ll want to withdraw, keeping your feelings to yourself or sharing yourself fully with a close trusted friend.  It’s a mystical time in which your understanding comes easily, like children sleepin’.  

Taurus ♉ (April 20-May 20)
Inspire yourself by joining your imagination with that of a child’s.  The Virgo Sun shines in your 5th house of creativity, romance and children; the home of the courageous lion.  This is a happy place for you.  The happiest really.  You feel free to express your Self and do what you want to do.  The Harvest Moon in PIsces is pulling up compassion in your 11th house of friends and fellowship.  You reach out and touch friends at genuinely gut level, knowing this it the time to say it.  You’re surrounded by protection and support of friends.  

Gemini ♊ (May 21-June 20)
Your week opens with two days of a lighter mood in which your friendliness brings lots of fellowship.  Yet an underlying tension sparks the question, “have you stepped to the plate and committed yourself in relationships, in whatever way would foster it’s growth?  Your harvest is ripe in your 4th solar house of home and family, where the Virgo Sun is now shining on your most intimate concerns.  You need to touch homeplate, feel your center. The Pisces Harvest Moon stirs up the roots of hopes, dreams and wishes in your 10th solar house of career and ambitions.  Your true Self is put on display, revealing more sensitive info than you’re comfortable with, but freeing you from reservations you’ve had about speaking up.  

Cancer ♋ (June 21-July 21)
The warmth of the harvesting Sun in Virgo is in your 3rd solar house of communications, burning up the air waves.  Your attention is on your neighborhood, friends, relatives.  Lots of information exchanges between you and the people you deal with on a day to day basis.  Restlessness may have you wanting to move, to travel or at least plan a vacation.  The harvest Moon in Pisces swells with hopes and optimism in your 9th solar house of the higher mind.  Time to get away from routine, stretch your spiritual journey.  Go out and feel the night.

Leo ♌ (July 22-August 22)
You’re harvesting your resources, cushioning your bank account.  The Virgo Sun in your 2nd solar house of wealth, has you acknowledging and appreciating what you value the most. The Pisces Moon is full in your 8th solar house of transformation, calling issues of ultimate concern.  You’re likely to have powerful emotional encounters, even with your past.  You’re not in the mood for superficial anything.  It’s a “you can’t take it with  you” sharpened awareness.  Oddly, you desire greater control over your possessions at the same time you recognize the attachment serves no true purpose.  These understandings are the ashes that the Phoenix rises from.  Reborn, renewed.

Virgo ♍ (August 23-September 22)
This is the peak of the harvest for your year, as the Sun in Virgo calls you to reap the self-confidence you’ve earned through a brilliant attention to bringing order out of confusion.  Self-esteem through doing esteemable acts.  You’re too smart to be a martyr to the demands of others.  The Moon in compassionate Pisces rises in your 7th solar house of partnerships, the place where a spirit of cooperation has deepened your sympathy and understanding of those close to you.  Still, Pisces is not known for setting boundaries, which you’re called to do, because the deep empathy you feel now allows opponents to manipulate you with a play on your sympathy.  In other words, don’t be a sucker for a sob story!

Libra ♎ (September 23-October 22)
Your week opens with a light and airy mood, and some inner tensions about responsibilities in relationships.  Have you been impeccable with your word?  Kept your promises to others and see that they keep theirs to you?  While you’re sleeping Monday night, your sharp mind is taking a decisive turn into the fires of “tell it like it is!”  With the Virgo Sun warming your 12th solar house of compassion, you’re reaping the harvest of your hopes, dreams, and visions of the past 12 months.  Get alone time to reflect and release old childhood stories about who you were supposed to be, and tell the truth about who you truly are.  The full Pisces Moon rises in your 6th solar house of work and service, putting your eye on necessities.  This is the place of healing through compassionate touch.  Make it a necessity to stop pretending something is alright with you when it isn’t!  It’s time for a reorg of your personal needs.
Scorpio ♏  (October 23-November 21)
The harvesting warmth of the Virgo Sun falls in your 11th solar house of friends and fellowship.  You’ve done plenty of soul searching on your own, and now you’re asked to do the same process in the company of friends.  You can bring your whole, true Self into a team and blow them away with the way you think out of the box.  The Pisces Moon rises full of creativity in your 5th solar house of Lioness courage and loyalty to your heart’s desires.  Don’t even try to hide your feelings (you’re actually too good at that!) they’re all over your face!  You have an enormous need to just be yourself with everyone.  Don’t you love the way your dog just spontaneously jumps on you with joy and licks your face?  

Sagittarius ♐ (November 22-December 20)
You are harvesting the rewards of career successes over the past 12 months.  With the warmth of the Virgo Sun in your 10th solar house of ambition shines a light on your life direction.  This is not a time of introspection, but rather a time you are called upon to take over a project or task because people see that you know you're strengths and weaknesses. This makes you super strong! At the same time you’re pulled toward your private sanctuary at home for some comfort.  The Pisces Moon fills your 4th solar house home with a deeper sympathy and compassion for yourself, and the trials and triumphs that you have endured.  Home, sweet solid home.

Capricorn ♑ (December 21-January 19)
The Full Pisces Moon rises in your 3rd solar house of communications, stirring the expression of a deeper compassion in your thoughts and words.  You speak from a very gut level of feelings, challenging shallowness and subterfuge.  At the same time, the warmth of the Virgo Sun brings harvest in your 9th solar house of the higher mind.  You are reaping the rewards of the optimism and positive thinking you’re gathering as you travel through the philosophical worlds and new spiritual frontiers of your mind.  Your horizons get much bigger this week.  I want to see you dance again.

Aquarius ♒ (January 20-February 17)
Your mood is light, airy, and friendly as this week begins with the Moon in your sign.  You want fellowship and your offer goodwill to all.  The warm Virgo Sun helps you harvest the golden kernels of the transformational work you’ve done over the past 12 months.  Your 8th solar house of regeneration and metamorphosis calls for the birth of a new you.  Your true Self is released into the world, like a butterfly whose new wings have been dried by the sun. You know where the music’s playing.  What are you waiting for?

Pisces ♓  (February 18-March 19)
This is your week to shine on!  Your exquisite antenna is picking up waves of prayers for peace from all over the world, giving you renewed hope for a tired world. Bow down on Tuesday, the most spiritually uplifting day for you this week--or ever.  The Full Moon in Pisces in your 1st solar house of self-identity has fertilized the compassionate way in which you now express your true Self, your true Thoughts.  Sympathy and love for yourself has grown over the past 12 months, and now you reap the rewards of warm companionship in your 7th solar house of partnerships.  Free hugs!

✶ Astrology Wonks
The Moon enters Aquarius at 5:05 AM, PDT, Sunday morning, opening two days of fellowship.  However, some inner tensions about responsibilities and relationships are stirred up Sunday afternoon when the Aquarius Moon makes a squared challenge to both Venus and Saturn in Scorpio at 1:55 PM, and 7:10 PM, respectively.

Tuesday morning at 6:57 AM the Moon enters Pisces, on her way to the Harvest Full Moon Wednesday at 4:13 AM, PDT.

A watery eyed Moon in Pisces pairs up with Visionary Neptune this Tuesday afternoon at 12:38 PM, PDT, then lassos the lovely Venus in Scorpio and draws her into the mix at 8:15 PM, making Tuesday the most spiritually uplifting day of this week (this is so rarely true of Tuesday, which is ruled by Warrior Mars!).  

The Pisces Moon continues to sing songs of praise to Love as she makes a harmonious trine to Jovial Jupiter at 11:16 AM Wednesday morning.

The Harvest Moon, Pisces-Virgo, occurs at 4:13 AM, PDT, this Thursday.  A harvest moon is the Full Moon closest to the autumnal equinox, which will occur September 22nd.  Catch this plump orange Harvest Moon Thursday night at moonrise (7:14 PM, PDT).  

Note:  by the time of Thursday’s moonrise, 15 hours after the exact Full Moon, the Moon will have entered Aries (9:57 AM Thursday).  Moonrise Wednesday evening is 6:39 PM, PDT, and may be the best viewing of the Pisces Moon.  

Posted on September 14, 2013 .