Do you know about the Harvest Moon?
Directly across the sun and fully illuminated, the first “Harvest Moon” of the month of October graced the sky tonight. Although this year’s Harvest Moon will hold the position of the second smallest full moon of the year, it appeared much bigger and brighter due to its closeness to the horizon.
What is Harvest Moon and what makes it different from the rest of the full moons?
Harvest Moon happens to be one of the most famous full moons and the thing that sets it apart from the rest is the fact that it bears no association to any particular month. Instead of its association with the months like the other full moons, the Harvest Moon relates to the timing of “the autumnal equinox”. This means that it is the full moon that happens during the time when Autumn season is starting. So the next full moon to take place immediately after the equinox gets the name “Harvest Moon” depending on how the lunar cycle lines up with the Gregorian calendar.
With the fiery Mars and Harvest Moon pretty close to each other, tonight’s sky is a celestial sight
Visible tonight on October 1, the Harvest Moon was seen close to Mars which reached the peak of its brightness for the first time since 2003. The moon and the mars were seen adorned on the sky around 6:20 pm, the time of moonrise in Pakistan.
Now that we have gone through what a Harvest Moon is, let’s see how it’s going to affect your zodiac sign and if your sign is among the most affected ones.
With Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorns being the signs most affected during the full moon, the rest of the zodiacs won’t be short of their share of intense and dramatic beginning to October.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Falling in the home sign, this harvest moon is said to be very significant for all the Aries out there. Although you might feel bursting with energy and motivation regarding your personal goals, there might be little to no action regarding the use of this energy and motivation. Personal tensions and certain disagreements in love, work, or family relationship can bring about tensions and frustrations.
Instead of feeling overwhelmed and awful about what you can not take control of, take out time for yourself and instead focus on things that are working in your favor.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
To all the Cancerians out there, something big related to your career will undergo during the harvest moon. The power struggle going on at your workplace is bringing added intensity to your focus at work and it may trigger your desire to break free from control. There is also a predicted rise of tensions between your work and home life that can cause you to be carried away.
Rather than trying to confront the ongoing situations, it is better if you take some time out to sit with yourself and give yourself time to work through your feelings.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Librans, you will find yourselves in the spotlight during this harvest moon due to the imbalance of your individual needs in work or love relationships. Your efforts to appease all parties will leave you feeling exhausted and drained and you might find yourself surrounded by conflict and disharmony. This might be the right time for you to start learning the skill of saying ‘no’.
However, you can create healthier relationship habits with a bit of assertiveness and self-confidence. Also, take this time to explore your needs and understand what they truly are before you jump into anything else.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
To the Capricorns out there, brace yourselves for the intense emotional tension building this month. Your home and the emotional world will sit heavy on your shoulders for the coming time. Discomfort can arise in the form of your private feelings and discomfort being brought out in the spotlight and you might want to bury or distract yourself with work or some other activity.
Try to not distract yourself with work and other such distractions. Instead, focus on your emotions and connect to yourself better. Heal from what you need healing from and let your loved ones help you with your emotions and yourself.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
This time might come off as exhausting and draining for you Taurus people. Thoughts and emotions you have suppressed appear to be coming out to the surface. A certain disagreement with authority figures and control can cause you to feel sad. You might feel as if your needs aren’t heard.
Take this time out to connect to the spiritual side of life and work towards bringing the best out in yourself or take a night off and let yourself relax completely.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
You might find your energy bubble facing a bad burst and your bubbly personality can be pushed to another direction. Disagreements with people in your industry, friends, or followers on social media can erupt. You might feel frazzled due to the different agendas of people around you that might conceal the truth you have to say and your need to break free from control will be strong during this time.
Take this time as a break from your social engagements that you feel might lead to some conflict or a bad confrontation. Boost your mood and shift your thoughts by focusing on your individual goals and dreams.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
As a natural center of attention, Your shine and personality are being noticed but during this time, it might rub others the wrong way. This may cause frustration. Your desire to branch out towards a bigger and broader vision is strong and this may be bringing out, in you, a philosophical side.
Allow yourself to explore far-out interests and seek stimulation outside of everyday life. You might want to do something out of the ordinary by starting something new or reaching out to somebody from the past.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
People under the star sign Virgo might feel themselves under a lot of weighing. A business or financial matter might be pulling on your nerves, causing you stress. The lunar limelight is highlighting your need to advocate for your own boundaries and freeing yourself of any energetic ties to other people that are weighing you down.
Try to not let your financial stability or matters define your self-worth. Practice the art of self-love and learn to keep your individuality and other matters separate.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Under the energy of this full moon, you have the motivation and insight to change whatever habits and routines you need to change to be the most powerful version of you, Scorpio. certain issues with colleagues or associates can be brought to light which may force you to react. With communication feeling strained, you will feel the need to unclog a lot of unwanted energies.
Meditation is a great tool to work through intensity in your mind so you can have a grounded and centered cognition. Work through your thoughts first before reacting.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Past struggles regarding your creativity and romantic life are coming up for you. You might be feeling dissatisfaction and your relationship with people around you might leave you unfulfilled causing you to have a strong desire for a change. On the other hand, you’re craving some fun and a good dose of playtime.
You need to focus on your energy rather than trying to get energy and goodness from the people around you. Think and treat yourself the way you want people to treat you.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Aquarius, your outspoken nature may land you in hot water today. Hidden aggression may come to light, and old insecurities about your individuality can develop in your head. With all of this on your plate, you are sure to feel all of it to be very difficult for you.
Share your emotions and what’s on your mind with the people who care. Let this triggering time affect you the least by maintaining peace within the chaos. Try meditating and spirituality.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Pisceans, you are realizing what you worth and are frustrated at others for not honoring this. You’re naturally self-sacrificing and giving in relationships but this time is highlighting a need to giving importance to your own needs. This is causing you to feel stuck and sad.
Prioritize getting your fair share at work, in romance, and even in friendships. Learn to advocate for yourself because nobody else will.
Well, there you have it with the Harvest Moon and how it will affect your zodiac sign. Do let us know if the readings above resonate with you.
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