Are you looking at a bumper crop or slim pickings? That will be the question on your mind as the Harvest Moon on Sept. 29 shines its light down on the fruits of your labors. If you’re looking at abundance, then it means that the seeds you planted were born of good actions and positive intent. We all live in a karmic ecosystem where everything we do has an immediate impact on the lives around us. If it’s slim pickings, then you might want to review some of the choices you made earlier this year (like around April 13 and June 4) because they may not have been as selfless as they could have been. As you sow, so shall you reap is the motto of Libra, the zodiac sign of justice. Do right by others, and others will do right by you; don’t, and it’s back to the drawing board.
ARIES (March 21- April 19)
Are you pursuing a prize because you want it? Or are you pursuing it because you don’t want anyone else to have it? It’s always a good idea to take a peek under the hood and to examine your ulterior motives when Mars is in Scorpio. A fight for what’s right is OK, but a fight born out of spiting your rival (or an ex) isn’t because it will plant the seeds for a future retaliation. Only compete for the things that you truly want, and you will succeed. Moreover, you’ll never have to worry about your actions circling back and biting you in the derriere later. The Harvest Moon on the 29th is 2012’s big wake-up call. This will bring to light a totally unexpected matter — something that is both revolutionary and revelatory in nature. It should provide you with the final push you need to pursue that new life path that you’ve been longing to follow. Naysayers will say that you’re not up to it, but they clearly don’t know how resilient an Aries woman can be. You were born under the sign of the Warrior Princess. If anyone can fight her way out of a tight corner and stem the tide of adversity, it’s you. This is the time to wake up to the fact that there is no time like the present to uncover, discover and discard.
TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
It’s funny how you can start out arguing one side only to do an about-face and wind up defending the very thing you were assailing. Unexpected turnarounds are typical of the crazy cosmic energies that are currently coursing through your horoscope, so don’t feel bad about reversing your position about a very private private matter on Thursday. In fact, it’s often when we’re on the verge of losing something that we realize how much we valued it in the first place. Friends may say you’re being hypocritical, but it’s more likely that you’re finally coming to your senses. This will save you from months of regret and aggravation. However, you are still going to have to deal with some very big decisions that you need to make about your future. Parking your butt and waiting for developments to unfold on their own may be the default Taurean response to change and growth, but that’s not going to work for you after Saturn changes zodiac signs on Oct. 5. Saturn in the sign of Scorpio for the next 2 1/2 years means that delays, postponements and procrastinations will cost, and cost you big — and in the place where you’ll feel it the most: your wallet. Take a hold of the reins and be proactive in your decision-making. You really don’t want to be letting circumstances decide the course of events for you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
The plus side to prosperous Jupiter in Gemini is that it always brings an embarrassment of riches. You will be awash in so many opportunities between Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 that you won’t know which ones to choose. And that can be a lot of fun. But it’s important to remember during high times like these the number one rule of an all-you-can-eat buffet — be choosey. Just because there are all kinds of yummies spread out in front of you doesn’t mean you have to grab everything in sight and pile it onto your plate. The problem with Jupiter is that your eyes can get bigger than your stomach. This can lead you to say yes when you know you should say no, and then you wind up taking unnecessary risks. Remember what your original objectives were before all of this began, and you should be fine. Meanwhile, your patience and professionalism will be rewarded on the 27th when you hear that that person who’s been giving you so much aggravation at work will be sent packing. You knew months ago that a manager or supervisor was bad news, and you were smart to keep a low profile. It wasn’t easy being the target of unwarranted hostility, but your upstanding demeanor won you points with higher-ups. Don’t be surprised if you’re asked to interview for a certain recently vacated position next week.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
It’s important to keep in mind that much of what’s taking place this week is over two years in the making. Events will feel like they’re out of the blue and unexpected. And that’s because of the Full Moon in Aries (an incendiary placement) being made even more volatile and excitable by its close proximity to Uranus, the planet of revolution and change on the 29th. This signals the collapse of situations that you thought would never change along with a complete reshuffling of priorities. You’ll be looking at a whole new game board by this time next week, so the best thing that you can do is practice self-restraint. Don’t rush to the rescue of people in need (they made their own beds and now have to sleep in them), and don’t try to salvage situations that are unsalvageable. The planets aren’t exactly sensitive when they clean house like this, but you will come to see how nothing less than a complete purge will give you the freedom and encouragement you need to move forward with your life. Meanwhile, it looks like you’re nearing the end of a challenging period wherein your home has been an enormous burden due to payments, repairs or a stalled sale. This will all get wrapped up by Oct. 9 so that instead of being the bane to your existence, your home will become a boon.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
No one can deny that it’s fun to be fought over. It’s every Leo’s dream, and you deserve to enjoy every waking moment of it. But all of the attention in the world can’t mask the fact that you still feel on the fence about a relationship. This could be a romantic relationship or a business association. You say that you’re happy with your current arrangement; however, you keep signaling to another interested party that you are not. You have to be careful when come-hither Venus in Leo forms a square to sexy yet vindictive Mars in Scorpio on Wednesday. You’re playing with fire, and instead of sparking interest, you could wind up getting burned. It’s never a good idea to keep people hanging. Tell one person yes and the other person no by Oct. 4. This way there are no bad feelings so that if you do discover that you made the wrong choice, then you will have no problem correcting your mistake further down the road. On Friday you will be tempted to bend the rules for an associate or client in need. Don’t. It’s true that this person is going through a rough time, but if you make an exception this one time, then what’s to prevent you from having to do it again? It may feel insensitive in the moment, but it’s the right thing to do.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Don’t let jealous friends make you feel guilty about your good fortune. It took a long time to get to where you are now, and you can account for every drop of blood, sweat and tears if audited. You’ve paid your dues — and then some! But if you still feel undeserving — especially when the Mercury/Jupiter trine on Wednesday blows another windfall in your direction — then make a point of giving back. Show people how they can capitalize on their talents and maximize their resources in the same way you did. As a Virgo you will always preach the gospel of self-sufficiency, and if it worked for you then it will surely work for them. Thursday presents you with a weird predicament when you hear news that an associate doesn’t know. So do you give this person the heads-up about trouble at work or do you keep quiet? Most people would sidestep the matter altogether, but not you. You know full well that you would want to know what’s up if you were in this person’s shoes. Go ahead and share what you heard — even if you wind up being blamed for being the bearer of bad news. You’ll sleep a lot better knowing that you gave forewarning when you had the chance rather than choosing to stand by and do nothing. This is why Virgo is the most conscientious sign of the zodiac.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
It’s hard to trust a partner’s judgment these days because he’s made so many bad business calls lately. This could pertain to your spouse, creative collaborator or business partner. Miscalculations have taken their toll in recent weeks, and friends aren’t wrong when they worry about this person throwing good money after bad. However, there is such a thing as a learning curve, and the truth is that people don’t learn from their successes but rather their mistakes. It’s an expensive lesson (what life lesson isn’t?), but it’s one worth learning. Moreover, Mars in Scorpio through Oct. 6 shows that this isn’t the time to bail — not when this person is on the verge of hitting the mother lode. Persevere for a little while longer, and your patience will pay off. Meanwhile, it will be up to you to be the voice of reason this week as even the most rational of souls will come unhinged in the days preceding the Full Moon on Sept. 29. It will feel as if the inmates are running the asylum, so do what you can to maintain a calm and pleasant atmosphere. You were born under a cardinal sign which means that people will always listen to what you have to say. You may not regard yourself as a leader, but others do, and you will soon see that they are eager to follow your direction.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
It may feel like you’re being led on when Venus forms a square to your Ruling Planet Mars on Thursday. Yet this person is on the up and up. What’s hard to believe is someone that you’re interested in could be interested in you back. Scorpios have a hard time accepting things at face value. It comes from a lifetime spent navigating the psychic tripwires and hidden agendas that lie underfoot, but rest assured that Venus in Leo is as straightforward as it is sincere. The planet is here to remind you that romance doesn’t have to be so complicated. Indeed your greatest challenge — should you accept it — would be to see what happens when you actually get something you want. Meanwhile, it’s time to address some recent revelations. What you learned about a loved one has rocked your world, and you’re probably still trying to wrap your mind around what it all means. You don’t like that this person was keeping secrets from you, and it’s understandable that you would feel betrayed. However, it’s also important to remember that people keep secrets for a reason, and it’s usually to avoid causing pain. It’s why the best of intentions often pave the way to the most hellish situations, but now that the truth is out, you can use it to help a loved one heal — and heal yourself as well.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
It will be hard to understand how a friendship can sour. You were born under Jupiter, the most benevolent and inviting of all the planets in Astrology. This makes you a magnet for good fortune, and you believe in sharing it. However, good fortune can also attract jealousy. Think of it as an occupational hazard. You will want to extend the benefit of the doubt, to smooth over ruffled feathers and to make nice on Wednesday, but it will only fall on deaf ears. In fact, you’re wasting your time trying to placate someone who will only interpret every positive thing you do in a critical and negative light. The best way to deal with wine turned to vinegar is to pour it down the drain, and you couldn’t do it on a better day than Sept. 27. Meanwhile, it looks like dreams really do come true thanks to the Harvest Moon that will be rising in that part of your solar horoscope that pertains to hopes and wishes this Saturday night. This is when you will reap what you have sown, and it looks like it will prove to be a bumper crop. Compare where you were at this time last year to where you are now, and you will surely be impressed by how much your life has changed for the better.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
For two years you have had to deal with an array of obstacles and setbacks in your career. This hasn’t been easy, and in some cases the challenges have been staggering. You’ve had to reinvent, repackage and retool yourself so many times that it’s hard to remember what you even started out with. And like a true Capricorn, you have soldiered on no matter what. Being born under the sign of the mountain goat makes you sure-footed. You’re used to rough terrain and making do with little. Now that Ruling Planet Saturn is getting ready to change zodiac signs (Saturn will change signs on Oct. 5), you will begin to see where all of this is heading, and you should like what you see. Not only have you created very real security and sustainability for yourself, but it looks like you are on the verge of making more progress than you ever imagined was possible. If you are not already recognized for being outstanding in your field of expertise, then you soon will be. Moreover, you can look forward to receiving the accolades, praise and benefits that you deserve. Another thing that you will have to get used to is a shift in the balance in your relationship. A change in income will bring about a role reversal. If a partner made less, then he will start to make more. If vice versa, then you will become the breadwinner.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
There’s a lot free-floating anger on Monday and Tuesday, so you’ll want to check the pulse of events to see what that’s all about. Being an Aquarian, you’ll naturally assume that it’s other people who are stirring the pot, but that isn’t all together true. Mars in Scorpio has brought out your brusque side, and associates (as well as friends) are taking issue with some of your bitchier quips. You might want to dial it down — or at least don’t wave them away when they bring it up. It’s important to listen to people when Mars is prominent like it is this week because it’s hard to gauge the difference between championing something you believe in and strong-arming others into doing things your way. Aquarians are not exempt from getting high-handed when they need to. Meanwhile, you are finally on your way to breaking through that financial glass ceiling that you’ve been stooped under. For years you’ve lived with the frustration of reaching a certain income level only to see your expenses rise to meet the watermark. It felt like you couldn’t get ahead no matter what you did. Thankfully this energy will change with this weekend’s Harvest Moon in Aries. Not only does it presage exciting developments over the next three weeks, but you’ll even have a chance to recoup losses suffered from earlier in the year.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
It looks like you are in the final stages of closing on a deal. This could pertain to a house, a lucrative contract or a legal settlement. It’s been a long, drawn-out process, and you are eager to settle matters so that you can begin your new chapter. This is why you will want to be skeptical about the last minute terms or conditions that will be making a surprise appearance on Wednesday. The person that you’re negotiating with will try to say that these just popped up out of nowhere, but the Stars disagree. Indeed it could even be argued that this person deliberately waited until the eleventh hour to spring these hidden costs on you. What salesperson (or lawyer for that matter) wouldn’t take advantage of that opportunity? You can’t really fault this person for trying any more than this person can fault you for not falling for it. Things will get tense, but rest assured that you are in the catbird seat. Tell this person you’ll be in touch, and then let your voicemail pick up for a while. Chances are this person will come back to you with the original agreement all ready to sign by Oct.2. Meanwhile, this isn’t the time to be a shy, retiring wallflower. If you have a secret crush, then speak up. You’ll find that the object of your affections is equally enamored and twice as shy.