Breaking down the full moon in Pisces
The moon will be in her full phase Wednesday, September 2 at 12:22 am CST in the watery sign of Pisces. A full moon occurs when the sun and moon are in opposite signs at the same degree, in this particular case the sun will be in Virgo and the moon in Pisces. This astrological opposition can create a feeling of tension; like we’re being pulled in two different directions. Keywords associated with Pisces are sensitivity, introversion, dreams, impressions, addiction, dissolution, compassion and illusion. Keywords associated with Virgo are mastery, work, perfectionism, neurosis, service, modesty and criticism. Common ground between Pisces and Virgo is they’re both mutable signs meaning they’re both changeable and adaptable. Empathy is a keyword these two would share since both Pisces and Virgo like to be of service and help to others. The tension between these two would be control(Virgo) vs surrender (Pisces), analysis (Virgo) vs feeling (Pisces), the reasonable (Virgo) vs the imaginative (Pisces). Keywords associated with full moons are culmination, realization, tension and illumination. It’s during a full moon when an emotion can burst forth seemingly out of nowhere. In all actuality that feeling has probably been there for a while but it’s during a full moon that it becomes conscious. Followers of ancient earth based religions like Wicca, see the full moon as a pinnacle of power and will sometimes gather in celebration. If you have a crystal collection, the full moon is a great way of charging your crystals by placing them in a window sill or outside in a dish to absorb the moon’s healing energy.
Experiences associated with a full moon in Pisces are daydreaming, transcending the physical world, transcending obstacles, feeling like you’re going crazy and being highly psychic and intuitive. Things to avoid during a Pisces full moon are trying to control everything and everyone, becoming too passive, not standing up for yourself, avoiding change because you want to avoid confrontation and hiding from life.
September 9 2020 – November 13 2020
Mars is the warrior planet so when Mars goes retrograde we can experience a sense of frustration; feeling like we’re not going anywhere, we’re just spinning our wheels. You may have a plan or know what you need to do but you just can’t seem to find the energy to do it. Be careful of petty arguments; in other words don’t take the bait of others. During Mars retrograde remind yourself this is temporary. If you aren’t happy in certain areas of your life, know this isn’t the best time to take action. After November 13 you can put your plans into action.
Maybe we’ll start to see some blessings in this final stretch of 2020 as Jupiter, the planet of expansion, good fortune goes direct on September 12. Jupiter will finish transiting the sign of Capricorn on December 19 2020 and will move into the airy sign of Aquarius. If you’re an Aquarian, 2021 could be your year.