Audrey Fauvel, Contributing Writer
Hi fellow Rams! My name’s Audrey. I’m a senior at VCU, and I’ve been studying all things metaphysical for almost three years now. I’m really excited to write the astrology section and hope y’all find it just as interesting as I do!
The Full Harvest Moon will occur on Sept. 10, reaching peak illumination at 5:59 a.m., in the zodiac sign of Pisces. This may lead to new beginnings or spiritual awareness about your identity and could reveal some deep rooted emotions. The name Harvest Moon is linked to the time closest to the fall equinox rather than a specific month. The turning of the season into fall is when farmers would begin the harvest of their crops to prepare themselves for the winter to come, farming late into the evening using the light of the moon.
Mercury goes retrograde on Sept. 9 in the sign of Libra at 11:38 p.m., and it will remain in retrograde until Oct. 2 at 5:07 a.m. Mercury retrogrades typically cause periods of confusion and chaos around communication, travel and contracts. Be mindful of these aspects during this time. Try to avoid major life decisions and long road trips.
Aries (March 21 – April 20)
Money might unexpectedly come your way during this time; but try to save it for future use. Your love life should stay relatively the same, but just remember again to communicate calmly with your loved ones, especially as Mercury goes retrograde.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Watch out for a big argument between you and a loved one. Try to resolve the conflict, and the love between the two of you will grow. In terms of finances, your income should grow in the later half of this period as new streams of revenue unfold.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
You’ve been working hard these past two weeks. While the good work will pay off, be careful not to fall under too much mental stress from the workload. This period may bring some ups and downs within your relationships. As with many signs due to the Mercury retrograde, be mindful of communicating properly in order to avoid conflict.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
This time should bear good results in your career. If you’re also a student, just be careful that work doesn’t get in the way of your studies. This time might bring about some misunderstandings within your relationships. Remember to communicate with each other, and you will move forward with trust and confidence in your relationship.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
For those who are students, try to stay motivated with your studies, as you might find yourself feeling distracted. Keep your spending for important purposes, and try to avoid important financial decisions during this time. Be mindful of your fiery nature with your family members, as this may cause some family conflict.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Your career and financial sides should remain overall positive. This might even be a good time to change jobs, as long as you avoid signing any new contracts during the Mercury retrograde. This time might bring mixed results in your love life; again, be mindful of communicating with your partner.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
It’s important to stay focused and practical during this time. Your finances and love life should stay relatively the same, but watch your health — as some of you may experience minor health issues.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
This time might bring financial challenges for you; avoid making big financial decisions or dipping into your savings if you can. Your love life should remain overall positive.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
This time should remain positive in the career and financial front, but be careful not to overshare your plans with others. You might have experienced some hardships between you and your partner these past two weeks. This time should bring about a lot more love and support on both sides, so keep your head up.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
As long as you stay focused and avoid any controversy, your career life should bear some great results. Communicate calmly and respectfully, and your love life should remain positive during this time.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Finances may be a struggle for you during this time, but as long as you’re in control of your expenses and savings, all should be well. This is a great time for Aquarius students. You should see great results in your academics during this time.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
You might find yourself wanting to make a large purchase during this time. As long as you budget properly so that you have enough for the rest of the month, you should be alright. Avoid any large purchases that come with a contract during the Mercury retrograde. Along with that, communicate and spend quality time with your partner to avoid conflicts.
If your sun sign horoscope doesn’t resonate with you, try checking your moon and rising signs. Get your birth chart for free online to find your other placements.