The Moon represents those forces which remain largely hidden to us. The light of the moon provides some illumination down a path into the unknown, but not enough to brighten the landscape like The Sun, or cut through the dark shadows from which the unexpected may leap. However, The Moon is not without gifts we can use. She spurs our imagination and creativity. She can be a portal to knowledge and experience beyond the realm of our everyday lives. But Her offerings are not available to the feint of heart. To receive what The Moon offers one must have the courage to follow uncharted paths and the intelligence to find truths hidden in a bewildering setting rife with illusion. For those who can make this journey the reward may be finding the key to making their dreams come true
After a thunderstorm, or any period of extreme tension, a period of new clarity and fresh opportunity follows. The storm has the effect of clearing the air and suddenly reducing atmospheric tension. Deliverance is at hand. In the wake of a storm on land, deliverance appears in the form of new color and life, which bursts forth in all the fields and flowers. In the wake of a storm at sea, deliverance takes the form of land itself.
In the field of human relations, the rain of forgiveness washes the human landscape clean after a period of conflict and enmity. Great clarity of purpose and renewed vigor can follow the healing of old wounds. But care must be taken not to re-open such wounds by moving too quickly. In the same way, it is important to return to normalcy before moving ahead with new plans after periods of stress.
Following the resolution of a difficult situation, your first priority, should be to return to normal conditions as quickly as possible. Breathe a sigh of relief, but don’t relax completely. It would be a mistake to re-awaken the sleeping dogs of the immediate past before the new situation has crystallized. Look ahead. Attend to any residual matters that need resolution, and do so as quickly as possible. Make a clean sweep of the past, move deliberately and the future will bring good fortune.
Gebo represents the coming of gifts and favors. While each are usually positive events, they often carry obligations with them. Gebo often represents strong bonds such as deep friendships and marriage.
Additional Information on Today’s Rune, Gebo
Phonetic equivalent: g (as in ‘girl’)
gift, offering, relationship, love, marriage, partnership, generosity, unexpected good fortune
MAGICAL USES:to find or strengthen a relationship, for fertility, to mark a gift or offering, to bring luck
Gebo is a rune of connection, particularly the connections between people. Up until now, our journey has been a solitary one. This rune represents those places where our path intersects with others, and allows us to begin to form conscious relationships. Such relationships are strengthened and sanctified by the exchange of gifts.The use of the gift as a symbol of an oath or a bond is an ancient one. When a lord wanted to ensure the loyalty of one of his subjects, he would give that person a gift. The gift would create a debt on the part of the person receiving it, and this debt would ensure his readiness to serve his lord. Similarly, a gift given between lovers, especially that of the ring, symbolizes the bond between them. Originally, only the man gave the ring in a marriage for much the same reason as the lord giving gifts to his vassals, but today the arrangement is usually more equitable. Gifts or offerings given to the Gods often carry the same meaning, representing the giver’s love for or loyalty to their Gods. The giving of a gift implies the acceptance of a debt with the understanding that the debt will not be repaid. It is this imbalance which forms the bond.
This reading represents the strengths you were born with.
The Hierophant represents the protector of a culture’s heritage and traditions. His purpose is to defend and teach the established ways and beliefs a group embraces. He is inherently conventional and a true believer in the power of the group. He loves the structure of the group and its values. It is the task of The Hierophant to bring new members into the group—to prepare the uninitiated to take their rightful place in his culture. In this sense he is very much like a teacher or a priest. He also acts as the repository of his group’s history. The Hierophant is certainly not one to buck proper authority. However, he is staunch and worthy defender of the tried and true. He represents the positive aspects of conformity.
When The Emperor is among your personal cards, the influence of The Hierophant may be increased. Having The Fool or The Lovers in your personal cards may diminish the influence of The Hierophant.
The Magus is the physical embodiment of decisive action based upon knowledge and aimed squarely at specific goals. While firmly set in the material world, he none-the-less has a powerful spiritual connection as well. His knowledge, wisdom and skill are all encompassing. He is complete. His power as a creator is unmatched on our earthly plane. He is self-aware and unafraid to act. His enormous strength gives him the freedom to act as he chooses. However, responsibility comes with that freedom. Because he is not bound to the restraints of others he must choose how to act. The question that always lies before him is should he act morally, or forsake ethics for personal gain.
When The Chariot is among your personal cards, the influence of The Magus may be increased. Having The Empress or Hanged Man in your personal cards may diminish the influence of The Magus.
The completely feminine counterpart to The Magician, the High Priestess is the Gatekeeper of the subconscious, the unknown. She travels in worlds which most of us only glimpse in our dreams. Her realm is that of unseen truths, untapped potentials, and hidden dangers. The Calling of The High Priestess is to go beyond the obvious and visible to tap those powers which are veiled from normal vision. While she is passive by nature, she has the power to uncover unknown potential and is very aware of the infinite potential all humans harbor within them. She is also very patient. She can wait for events to blossom in their own time.
One of the lesser-known facts about Astrology is that your birth chart can reveal a significant amount of information not only about you, but also about your parents and the psychological imprint they left on your soul. The Moon, in particular, can indiate your relationship with your mother.
It’s no wonder Carl Jung, and countless other psychologists, routinely used (and still use) Astrology as a tool to help aid in their analysis of patients. A horoscope, properly interpreted, can help you learn how to maximize your potential while teaching you how to overcome your challenges. And in between all of this it explains, in great depth, more about your “mommy and daddy issues” than you’d expect.
How the Moon illuminates your relationship with your mom
The Moon in Astrology represents the seat of your emotions and habit patterns. It will tell you a great deal about your instinctual nature, but will also give you valuable information about your mother and how you related to her. Your Moon sign, the house in which it’s placed in your birth chart and the aspects the Moon makes to other planets in your chart will describe an incredibly detailed story that tells the tale of how you experienced mom in your life.
Let’s say you were born with the Moon in Gemini in the 9th house of your horoscope. You might have related to your mother as someone who was intellectually insatiable, always reading and learning — possibly even teaching. Your mother was definitely always busy — maybe even too busy at times to pay enough attention to you. The intellectual experiences of your mom might have been focused on religious, spiritual or metaphysical matters (9th house). She might have literally been a professor or a published author, or someone who loved to travel.
Take another birth chart, with a different Moon and house placement — the Moon in Taurus in the 1st house. This person might have experienced mom as stubbornly independent (Taurus and the 1st house) or extremely concerned with self-preservation and taking care of the physical needs of herself and her children. Perhaps this person’s mother also encouraged him or her to express feelings rather than bottle them up (becuase the Moon is in the 1st house and all 1st-house planets are visible).
There’s an endless amount of wealth stored in your chart, so why not explore your internal relationship to your mother using your horoscope so you can not only better appreciate her, but understand the emotional impact she had on you.
The imaginative Pisces Full Moon on August 29, 2015, turns simple thoughts into vivid fantasies. Our dreams are engaged in a cosmic tug-of-war with our logical thoughts as the rational Virgo Sun stands opposite the emotional Moon. However, this planetary debate over what is real takes on grandiose proportions with pompous Jupiter weighing in on the side of the practical Virgo Sun. Our ideas are bigger than ever and we’re not afraid to think globally. Meanwhile, the Pisces Full Moon calls magical Neptune her ally. Although there is a spiritual component to this Full Moon, it’s tricky to wrap words around Neptune’s diffusive and elusive energy.
Nevertheless, we are likely to have powerful visions that can reveal future possibilities we’ve never seen. No mole hill is left unmagnified; they each transform into Mt. Everest under the expansive beams of Jupiter and Neptune. Still, we seek precision with the planetary emphasis on analytical Virgo. Ultimately, we must accept the opposite forces that exist simultaneously. There is no winner in the contest of big versus small. We are happily stuck in the middle; the best we can do is cultivate our awareness of the extremes.
Read your sign’s Full Moon in Pisces Horoscope below!
Aries Horoscope (March 21 – April 19)
You’re planning to head out on a vision quest while the psychic Pisces Full Moon brightens your 12th House of Spirituality. However, you might have to delay your fleeting flights of fancy so you can finish up the chores that are currently on your calendar. Surprisingly, even the most boring routine holds the potential for magic. It’s not about what you’re doing in the real world; it’s about your ability to travel in time and space. Simultaneously working both ends of the spectrum — the cosmic and the mundane — brings the greatest emotional satisfaction.
Taurus Horoscope (April 20 – May 20)
You hope to share your interests with imaginative people who care about the same things you do. The Pisces Full Moon lights up your 11th House of Friends, inviting you to express your tentative plans for the future in a safe environment. Even if you’re short on time, surround yourself with people who will ultimately support your wildest ideas. Luckily, you don’t have to worry about being practical in order to discuss your dreams. Just remember it’s not all about you; don’t forget to return the favor by encouraging others in their pursuits, too.
Gemini Horoscope May 21 – June 20)
Your current obsession with achieving recognition is reflected in your ambitious daydreams about your professional life. But it’s difficult to keep your feet on the ground when the otherworldly Pisces Full Moon shines in your 10th House of Status. Nevertheless, you can make the most progress by using your common sense to navigate your course instead of falling back on your intuition. Taking all the variables into consideration helps you climb the ladder of success.
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – July 22)
Forget all the reasons why you shouldn’t take a risk; just find time to write your own itinerary for a truly fantastic adventure. The boundless Pisces Full Moon expands your 9th House of Distant Horizons, inspiring you to pursue your dreams and explore new lands. However, planning too far in advance doesn’t work because you can’t imagine what you might encounter along the way. Achieving satisfaction is more likely if you reserve the option to alter your direction as your feelings change.
Leo Horoscope (July 23 – Aug. 22)
You’re searching for more direct ways to reach new levels of intimacy in a relationship. You can actually feel the energy intensifying as the spiritual Pisces Full Moon casts a large shadow in your 8th House of Deep Sharing. Unfortunately, you don’t necessarily have a solid understanding of the big picture, preventing you from gaining a clear perspective on your feelings. But don’t get hung up on the details of communication; relying on words only limits the current experience. You can return to a conversation to fill in the specifics later on after you have connected on a deeper emotional level.
Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
You think your logic is invincible and that you can reason your way through nearly any situation. However, others may not be so convinced your strategy is a viable one while the nebulous Pisces Moon illuminates your 7th House of Companions, muddying all forms of communication, especially in relationships. Don’t try to defend your plan if you encounter resistance. No one is interested in your careful analysis at this time; all they want to know is the bottom line. Your actions will convey more meaning than anything you can say.
Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
You want to share a long-lost dream with someone special. But there’s no reason to panic if you can’t recall all the fine points of your story, since you can sink into your subconscious to recover them. But don’t expect a treasure map with clear directions to suddenly appear out of nowhere. The fantasy-prone Pisces Full Moon floods your 6th House of Details, indicating that you might have to fudge some facts to fill in the ones you don’t know. Keep your integrity in mind since adding the right amount of color makes the difference between failure and success when revealing your truth.
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
You wake up with a smile on your face as the spiritual Pisces Full Moon raises the vibration in your 5th House of Fun. Your positive frame of mind is so powerful that you believe extra preparation isn’t necessary. Luckily, this happy-go-lucky assumption works in your favor, inspiring you to make up the story line as you go along. Just remember to keep one eye on the clock or you could miss an important appointment later in the day. Spontaneity is your friend as long as you don’t lose track of time.
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
You may receive your share of notoriety but you don’t feel like standing under the heat of the spotlight. You might prefer to stay behind the curtains while the Pisces Full Moon emphasizes your 4th House of Home and Family. Unfortunately, you could eventually regret your decision if you choose to sidestep any well-deserved acknowledgments. Do whatever is necessary to overcome your uncharacteristic shyness so you can put on a show that others won’t forget.
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Your methodical approach to life often empowers you to develop concrete strategies to reach your ambitious goals. But the illusory Pisces Full Moon resonates in your noisy 3rd House of Immediate Environment, so you might not be as effective when attempting to put your plans into motion. Don’t promise any more than you can deliver, for anything you commit to at this time will probably need modification before you know it. Leaving a bit of wiggle room in your schedule improves your chances for success.
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
You might not realize the powerful impact you have on others, but people often set their moral compasses based upon your core values. Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible to see yourself clearly while the fuzzy Pisces Full Moon mirrors your 2nd House of Self-Worth. It’s a challenge to walk your talk because your spiritual beliefs are all over the map. Turn the tables by leaning on someone else to regain your rational perspective. Asking for help shows you’re just as human as everyone else.
Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Separating your needs from those of everyone around you can be a daunting task as the emotional Full Moon canoodles with spiritual Neptune in your compassionate sign. It’s not completely your fault if you struggle to establish clear boundaries and limits. If you’re not mindful, your desire to rescue every wounded animal, plant or person you encounter could even derail your personal plans. Wanting to help those less fortunate than you is an admirable trait as long as you don’t lose yourself in the process.
You are emotionally impulsive, playful, youthful, and charming with a wonderful sense of humor. Your need to express yourself on a creative level is strong, and it motivates much of what you do. Success is more likely if your career allows you to express your creativity freely. Your perceptive, warm, and insightful qualities are major elements of your charisma, attracting others to you spontaneously. Some level of mischief is another quality that plays a role in your attractiveness. You are excellent at negotiating and you can be very diplomatic, although when unhappy, you are inclined to call the shots. As creative and spontaneous as you can be, your need for routine is also strongly present. You are a natural teacher, counselor, and healer. Love, compassion, and understanding are qualities that you always promote. Famous people born today: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Shania Twain, LeAnn Rimes, Jack Black, Armie Hammer, Jason Priestley, Kyle Massey.
While you could experience delays or changes of plans today, your good mood lifts you above fretting over these things, dear Aries. Share your good cheer with others, as many people will need a little pick-me-up right now. View social blunders for what they are – mistakes – and be the one who focuses on the positive today. Later today, however, if you don’t find a productive channel for your excess energy, you might be snappy or irritable. You might feel like the ball is not in your court just now. It is sometimes more important to be respected than to be liked, and this can be one of those times.
You may feel compelled to connect harmoniously with a significant other today, dear Taurus, but there can be some misunderstandings, particularly with a family member. Avoid anything that promises a power or control game. There is no winning right now! Something may be holding you back, such as a gut feeling or a fear, from throwing yourself into a romance or from expressing your feelings right now. Decisions are best left for another day. While it’s important to listen to what your intuition is telling you, a distinction should be made between fear and instinct, and sometimes it’s difficult to do so. Be careful that the words you choose to use to express yourself don’t come across as critical. While some days support spontaneity, this is a better day to be on your best behavior.
You can be productive on a home or family matter/project today, dear Gemini, although in many areas of life you may be easily distracted. Dealing with others who are unsure of themselves can be frustrating today. Avoid trying to push for an answer or a decision, as it can be difficult to come by right now. As well, try not to take what appears to be criticism to heart. Consider that your own insecurities may prompt you to read what’s said in a negative way. Mental laziness is likely right now, so do what you can to treat yourself to down time or frivolous, mind-clearing activities. The Moon is in your solar ninth, and this position supports you by pulling your emotions above the ordinary and giving you a sense for the bigger picture. Minor missteps aside, this can be a time of dreaming up exciting ideas for the future.
Your creative juices are flowing, dear Cancer, and you might be particularly flattering and attractive in your communications now. Even so, you may be in no mood to feel pressured or pushed into believing something you don’t yet understand. You are tempted to walk away from a problem or disappear temporarily until the vibes are easier. You’re vying for mutual trust now. Watch for a mind that is working overtime today, which can lead to an alarming lack of clarity. Overtime does not mean efficiency and in fact subtracts from it. Watch that you don’t muddle your conversations, make an offhand remark that could be damaging, or rush too quickly through important tasks. Nervous tension is much like a sugar high – while you can get a lot done, you can all too quickly burn out.
Life can be a little tricky today, dear Leo, as few people seem to be focused on the task at hand. You are not in the mood for playing up to superiors, and it may be better just to avoid them if you can. Power games with others will lead nowhere right now, but a serious talk may be necessary in the next few days. There can be a critical tone to conversations today that may seem offensive, but that is unlikely to be intentional. Rise above it as much as possible. This is not the most decisive of days for you, nor is it one for truly pushing your plans ahead. The agendas of others seem to take precedence now. However, today’s tension or changes of plans may very well push you into directions that you may never have considered, but that hold promise.
Focus on the little things that need to be managed today, dear Virgo. Your mind is tuned in to flaws and imperfections now, but there is no need to fret over them if you also look for fixes and solutions. The pace quickens today and your ability to multi-task increases. Your interactions can take on an intensity you normally wouldn’t expect from casual encounters. You or another person may reveal something very personal and private, or bring up deep topics that are typically avoided. Be careful, though, about stirring up controversy. Watch for a tendency to take things too personally, and also watch that your own words don’t come off as criticisms.
Vague concerns and worries, even if you try to bury them, have a way of hanging in your aura today, dear Libra. Conversations and interactions can be slightly tricky, but manageable overall. You and others are sensitive, ready to pull away or resist if cornered in any way. You may be “on the fence” today, with worries and doubts interfering with your ability to make a solid decision. Try to shake it off so that it won’t ruin what could otherwise be a light-hearted, pleasing day. Enjoy the company of friends in order to get your mind off your troubles. Unwind as much as possible, as today you can too easily feel stressed.
This can be a good day for work and problem solving that doesn’t require high levels of emotions, dear Scorpio, but on social and emotional levels, you could be struggling with indecisiveness. A sense that you are not valued for the work you do is temporary and has more to do with your sensitivity than reality. Compulsive thinking now can cause confusion and an overly serious frame of mind. Vague worries likely stem from having too much on your plate, so you should aim to pare down your life accordingly so that you don’t feel overwhelmed. Do what you can, and “can” what you can’t. A partner may seem critical without intending to be, but if everyone cuts one another some slack, misunderstandings should be reversed quickly.
You could be feeling pressured into saying something on a matter that you’d prefer to keep to yourself, dear Sagittarius, but it’s definitely not the best time to divulge sensitive information. Watch yourself for negative thinking, and/or the tendency for your conversations to be skewed towards complaints, criticism, and the like today. You are a positive person by nature, but today, without even intending to, you can come across as negative. Friendships may be a little strained right now, possibly because you are craving a deeper connection than you are letting on. Otherwise, changes of plans today can stimulate new approaches which ultimately lead you in a good direction. Keeping busy is easy now.
This can be a good day for exploring your rebellious side, dear Capricorn, but may not be as wonderful if you’re expecting things to go as scheduled. You could be feeling on edge, and you might be harboring some feelings of resentment towards people close to you, which can certainly be the source of your restlessness. Oversensitivity now can lead you on the wrong path, and you would be wise to keep in mind that your perceptions of people and circumstances are temporarily fuzzy, clouded by your own fears and insecurities. Emotional matters can intrude upon logical thinking, and over-analyzing feelings can also enter the picture. Generally speaking, there is some lack of clarity when it comes to facts and details, but more so with relationships and affections.
Emotional energy runs very high with the Moon in your sign all day, dear Aquarius. This makes you more vibrant and noticeable. However, conversations with a partner or friend early today can be on the delicate side, so do your best to keep an objective yet sympathetic frame of mind. It’s a fine day, however, for making observations about others and for learning about what make others tick. However, you may want to keep some of these to yourself, as there can be a tendency for take things the wrong way. Try not to put too much weight into what others say in absolute terms, and try instead to assume that their intentions are good. You are unlikely to be in the mood for work, finding that your mind very easily wanders. Try to take a nice break from the routine, if possible, to entertain yourself and stretch your imagination.
With the Moon in the sign just before yours all day, dear Pisces, it’s a time for natural withdrawal on some level – a time to reflect upon, and digest, recent events. However, there may be some frustrations with a friend that can be difficult to quantify or resolve. It may be better to wait things out. Both personally and professionally, do your part to avoid misunderstandings, because it’s really all you can do. The Moon’s position in your privacy sector stimulates your need for extra time to yourself, rest, and reflection. Honor these needs as much as possible. Some meditation can certainly help right now!
The Moon starts out in Aquarius this weekend, allowing Friday night to bring the best energy possible for social fun with your lover and your friends. Attend a group event if possible — the more eccentric the better!
Then on Saturday afternoon, all of the quirkiness will give way to deep sentimentality. A Full Moon in Pisces will have your heart swelling with emotion. In fact, you’ll feel the deepest level of compassion and unconditional love possible. The question is: does your partner deserve it? You may struggle with feelings of cloudiness around trusting your emotions. Are you living the dream when it comes to romance? Or, are you simply trying hard to convince yourself that you have a dream lover? Answers may not arrive this weekend so either way, you might as well enjoy the reverie.
This Weekend’s Romantic Rating*
* Heart ratings are based on the lunar cycle. They range from low to full, with low indicating a rocky weekend for romance and full indicating plenty of passionate potential