Astrology GIFs for the Week of September 8, 2014

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There is a compelling full moon in Pisces on Monday the 8th (the day of the week named after the moon, in a sign very connected to this night luminary). It’s a transit brimming with lunar potency: Psychic perceptivity reaches an apex, and dreams and everyday omens become prophecy. Be receptive and pay attention, but don’t let emotions muddle your thoughts, or you may miss the veiled knowledge that this full moon can elucidate for you. This is also a good night for romance, but avoid the emotions that come from too much alcohol. Pisces is the thirstiest character of the zodiac and must be kept in check when it comes to substances.

This is also the harvest moon, a time when you will reap what you have sown. Continue to work hard — the serious business has just begun — and by next month, you will be content with what you’ve accomplished.

Mars enters Sagittarius on Saturday the 13th, so be careful not to engage in authoritarian battles for supremacy. Even if you are sure you are right, let results speak for themselves. Simply lie back and let others argue. Aim your arrow of ambition toward your highest ideal, because fiery Mars and Sagittarius do not make a bad pairing.

Aries (March 21–April 19)

The full moon will bring bizarre dreams and strange experiences. You may gain insight into a spiritual quandary. Look inward and don’t be fearful of what you may uncover — the information you unearth has the power to bring you peace of mind. Mars enters your ninth house of spirituality on Saturday the 13th, so be careful not to discuss religion or politics this week. Keep your opinions undisclosed regarding such matters to avoid uncomfortable debates and arguments.

Taurus (April 20–May 20)

The stars aim for love, fun, and affection for you this week. Get out and mingle, but don’t concern yourself with pairing off. Just be playful and enjoy yourself. This is especially so during the night of the full moon: Plan a date or an outing with friends. A good time is certain, even if it is only a Monday. You have the opportunity to engage with brilliant friends and lovers now, so surround yourself with like-minded people. Your fifth house of joy and laughter is alight with planetary energy. If you are trying to have children, fertility is high now. Be sure to take precautions if you are not planning a family.

Gemini (May 21–June 20)

You will be praised at work or complete an important work project that impresses everyone. Monday’s full moon indicates that the person who appreciates your work most is a woman with a vivid imagination. Beware of arguments with partners (related to romantic or business): Mars afflicts your zone of pairings on Saturday the 13th, so be gentle when it comes to discussions.

Cancer (June 21–July 22)

The full moon in your ninth house of spirituality and philosophy will be peculiar indeed. You may connect with water somehow, or have lucid dreams that shed light upon a murky situation. Keep a dream journal. Since you are ruled by the moon and also an intuitive water sign, be receptive and obtain the answers you need. Avoid drama and sappiness; channel your intuition with a grounded sense of reality — water also manifests in tears, and you don’t need more of them now. Recall your dreams and be mindful of signs and omens this week to perform at full potency.

Leo (July 23–August 22)

On the full moon, you may receive money or discover a way to get money. You may hear good financial news that week. Venus in your second house of assets (along with the sun) helps, but since voluptuous Venus is not at home in prim Virgo, don’t count on major increases. Rely on your sharpness of tongue and strong intellect this week, because Mercury favors this zone of your birth chart.

Virgo (August 23–September 22)

The sun and Venus in your sign point to lots of attractive gifts coming your way, possibly jewels or precious metals. Your partner is most likely to be the one to buy you such items, if applicable. The Piscean full moon will solidify some sort of partnership, related to business or romance. Be careful not to argue as warlike Mars marches into your horoscope’s sector of home on the 13th. Be wary of discussing business with parents and housemates.

Libra (September 23–October 22)

You possess great eloquence, with Mercury in your sign. He won’t budge until the 27th, so do lots of communicating now. Write important emails, give speeches, or at least talk during meetings and social gatherings. This entire month will be so fruitful for you. However, keep your social circle to a selective few of close and trusted confidantes after the 13th, when pesky Mars afflicts your sector of groupings for a short while.

Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

Think about whom you may have offended, intentionally or not, over the past few weeks. Mars and Saturn have been in your sign for quite some time, and lately you have been venomous. Avoid secrets and do not engage in scandal. Tread lightly — there could be a snake underfoot. The full moon will bring a night of fun, but don’t drink too much.

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

The full moon is in your zone of home and family, so work on a home-related project that’s fun for you. Redecorate or display all the souvenirs you’ve accumulated over your travels around your home. This is something a Sagittarius would love to do. Mars runs into your sign on the 13th so get ready for a robust surge of energy. Use this boost wisely and don’t get involved in arguments or petty disputes — instead, launch into projects with vigor.

Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

Communicate your feelings on the full moon and you will be pleased with the reaction you receive. Your peers will be sympathetic to you, because of the Piscean influence on altruism. You will be able to express yourself with charisma and eloquence, so be self-assured. Now you have the ability to persuade others. You will excel at work over the next few weeks.

Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

The full moon in Pisces will bring about financial news: Someone from a foreign place could contact you about money or an investment. The influence of Jupiter’s transit in your natal chart signifies that this information will be beneficial because Jupiter is lucky. Lie low at work around the 13th and do not engage in plots — wait for things to work themselves out and don’t get involved on a personal or on an emotional level if things get strange.

Pisces (February 19–March 20)

Perhaps you have received knowledge or insight that has changed your attitude. This is beneficial, but such an adjustment can be difficult psychologically. Be patient with yourself and try not to involve too much emotion. There is a full moon in your sign, so be prepared for prophetic dreams, astral projection, or psychic messages courtesy of the other side. Remember your dreams and enjoy enlightenment this week: The insight you receive will help you greatly.

David Scoroposki is a professional astrologer working in New York City. GIF reporting by Maggie Lange

Astrology GIFs for the Week of September 8, 2014