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Truth and illusion are major themes this week as the planets prepare to serve up more drama than a Drag Race finale. With Venus and Neptune grinding it out (through ‘til Thursday GMT and AEST) the potential to be swept away by a beautiful idea – or lie – is big. Like a really flattering IG filter, imperfections will blur into the background and people and situations may appear more ideal than they actually are.

If something (or someone) feels off, trust your gut. With the sun, moon and Mercury preparing to go head-to-head with Pluto, truth bombs will be dropping thick and fast. The full moon (Thursday AEST, Wednesday GMT) shines a light on emotional terrain buried deep beneath the surface. Feelings and grudges could erupt, forcing you to evolve or repeat the same storyline. It’s not for the faint-hearted but the reward will be worth the temporary discomfort.

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ARIES AND ARIES RISING

Time to call upon your famous stores of Aries grit this week as the spotlight shines on some tender parts of your ego – especially around your work. The full moon (Wednesday GMT, Thursday AEST) will draw out concerns you may have been keeping close to your chest. Trust that bringing them up and out into the open is necessary in order to move past them.

TAURUS AND TAURUS RISING

‘Strong silent type’ may be a label levelled at you from time to time, but this week speaking up and asking for what you need could pay dividends. Pay attention to what comes up for the full moon puts things into perspective. With your assertiveness at an all-year high, addressing the elephant in the room will be easier – especially next weekend.

GEMINI AND GEMINI RISING

Being swept away into delicious fantasies will be an occupational hazard, especially early in the week. But the full moon promises to bring you back to earth (possibly with a big thud) and deal with some shadow parts of your psyche you’d rather stay buried. Flex that Gemini curiosity and explore what’s really lying beneath your fears. Come the weekend, a new approach or conversation could change the way you see things.

CANCER AND CANCER RISING

It’s a big week for you with the full moon pulling focus on your love life. Like Andy Cohen on a Real Housewives reunion, your mission is to watch what happens. Try to keep a safe distance from the drama and reflect on what needs are not being met. Beneath the power play there’s a tightly held truth you need to confront.

LEO AND LEO RISING

Feeling fearless? Just as well, because a little Leo courage could come in handy this week. Intense feelings, shadow and power struggles dominate the week. If it all feels too much, prioritising quiet time – or even getting away for a night or two – could be just what you need. Regardless of where you end up, try to listen and respond rather than react.

VIRGO AND VIRGO RISING

You’ll be in the mood to dream a little dream early this week, with your sense of idealism making you feel extra optimistic. Try to hold onto that loving feeling when and if things comes to a head – especially with friends or hook-ups. It might feel tough but there’s no way around the confronting the issue. Know in the long run it will help make the relationship stronger.

LIBRA AND LIBRA RISING

Keeping things civilised is one of your superpowers but this week, give yourself permission to come undone. As the full moon in Capricorn highlights tension between your private life and your work, you’ll be forced to confront some home truths – literally and figuratively speaking. It may not be easy, but the honesty will be worth the collateral damage.

SCORPIO AND SCORPIO RISING

Getting real and standing your ground – especially with siblings (if you have them) – is a big theme this week as the full moon forces you to be honest about how you’re really feeling. Conversations about where needs are not being met, or where expectations are unrealistic, are a necessary (albeit possibly unpleasant) task. Be brave and stand your ground.

SAGITTARIUS AND SAGITTARIUS RISING

There’s a blissed out this week that could have you making lofty plans. Whether it’s a new romance or a new house, saying “yes” will be easy. But despite the sunset-hue you’re seeing the world through, reality isn’t too far away. As much as you’d like to keep your head buried in the sand, facing your fears especially around cash – will be necessary in order to move forward.

CAPRICORN AND CAPRICORN RISING

Facing facts and being realistic come naturally but this week the full moon might test even the most stoic Caps. If things get tense in your closest relationships, a little emotional excavation is in order. Drill beneath the surface to see what old wound is still needing attention – then ask yourself what you need to heal.

AQUARIUS AND AQUARIUS RISING

Are you ready for a reality check? The full moon is serving up a good old’ fashioned Dr Phil-style tough love (as only Capricorn energy can). Fears, worries, even obsessions and addictions could get aggravated. Your task is to remain a calm and hold your ground. Ask yourself, ‘What am I really afraid of?’ On reflection you’ll likely find the thing you’ve been avoiding can only be conquered when you face it head-on.

PISCES AND PISCES RISING

If the past two years have taught us an anything, it’s that you’ve got to suck the sweetness out of life when it’s on offer. This week, savour something delicious – whether it’s an amazing meal, an incredible glass of wine, a beautiful song or a great book and remind yourself of that simple pleasure when things get tough. The full moon will force you to get real about a friendship or hook-up, so cherishing uncomplicated joys will be a great escape.

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