The moon is on her way to being full this Monday, September 20 in the watery sign of Pisces at 6:55 pm CST. Full moons occur every month when the sun and moon are in opposite signs at the exact same degree. For this particular lunation the sun is at 28 degrees Virgo while the moon is in the opposite sign of Pisces at 28 degrees.
Zodiac Facts: Pisces & Virgo
Every zodiac sign belongs to one of the four elements; fire, earth, air or water. Pisces is a water sign meaning feelings, sensitivity, love and intuition take center stage. The three water signs; Pisces, Scorpio and Cancer tend to be the most emotional zodiac signs. A Pisces will use their feelings to connect with the world around them however, this sensitivity to their environment can cause problems if they don’t have good boundaries. Pisces has a tendency to take on the pain of those around them.
Virgo on the other hand is an earth sign meaning practicality, results and reality are of utmost importance. Earth signs place a high priority on the pragmatic.
Every sign belongs to one of the three modalities; cardinal, fixed and mutable and both Pisces and Virgo belong to the mutable modality. Being mutable signs means they tend to be flexible and adaptable in situations. Unlike the fixed signs that can be resistant to change, Pisces and Virgo can adapt when situations begin to shift and change.
Each zodiac sign is ruled by a planet and in the case of Pisces that planet is Neptune the Roman god of the sea. Neptune rules illusion, deception, psychic abilities, escape and mysticism. Those who have Pisces or Neptune strong in their birth charts tend to be highly intuitive or just down right psychic and during a Neptune transit a person can have a spiritual awakening that changes their lives forever. Currently, Neptune is transiting through it’s very own sign of Pisces until January of 2026 so the planet as a whole is experiencing a spiritual awakening. The astrological Neptune operates a lot like the Hindu term maya. In Hinduism, maya refers to the illusions of this world. As humans become entangled in these illusions (maya) through our desires; our spiritual growth comes when we hit bottom and finally let go. In fact, surrender is a major keyword associated with Neptune. When we let go we gain wisdom from our suffering and we are finally liberated.
Virgo’s planetary ruler is Mercury, the Roman messenger of the gods. Mercury is linked to communication, the mind, language, writing, newspapers, magazines, transportation, merchants and in our modern society the internet and social media. Mercury is also associated with a quick-wit, coordination and ingenuity. Virgo’s ability to organize and analyze situations comes as a compliment to its ruling planet Mercury. The shadow-side of this planetary association is Virgo’s tendency to get caught in analysis-paralysis. Instead of taking action Virgo can get caught in an endless loop of thinking.
Every sign is linked to one of the twelve astrological houses and for Pisces this is the 12th House. The Western astrology chart is a wheel and the 12th House is the last house on the astrological house block before we begin again with the 1st House and Aries. This is the part of the astrological wheel that is associated with endings, closure, surrender, secrets, sorrow and self-undoing which is another way of say self-sabotage. On a deeper spiritual level this is the astrological house associated with past lives, karma and astral travel. The ultimate goal of the 12th House is transcendence over the physical world.
Virgo is linked to the astrological 6th House. This part of the astrological wheel deals with our health, our everyday work environment, service to others, pets and diets. Virgos have an innate sense that they’re here to help hence the reason you will oftentimes see them in the health field.
Zodiac Facts: Full Moon in Pisces
Since the sun and moon are in opposite signs during a full moon, we can expect an air of tension. We can feel like we’re being pulled in two different directions. Our goal here is to try and maintain some sense of balance. Full moons bring situations to a head and they tend to have an air of completion about them. Full moons can cast a light on what is hidden or what we’re trying to keep secret. It’s during a full moon that we may be pushed to deal with some hidden aspect of ourselves.
The first bit of tension we may experience with this full moon would be our need to control and analyze (Virgo) vs our need to let go and surrender (Pisces). We could also see this as a battle between the practical and reasonable (Virgo) vs the spiritual and imaginative (Pisces) or analysis (Virgo) vs feelings (Pisces). If you tend to be a more practical person this full moon could push you to trust your gut and intuition a bit more. It’s during a Pisces full moon that our feelings could burst forth seemingly out of nowhere, but if we’re completely honest with ourselves these feelings have been brewing beneath the surface for quite some time.
Crystals for a Full Moon in Pisces
Amethyst: This is a great stone to work with during this Pisces full moon. Not only is Amethyst a great protective stone but it can help open our third eye, the chakra associated with a clear, spiritual perception. The third eye helps us see the bigger picture.
Labradorite: If you’re empathic or highly sensitive, Labradorite helps block others’ unwanted energies.
Apatite: I didn’t mention this earlier but Pisces and Neptune are both associated with addiction. Apatite is the perfect stone to work with to aid in curbing your addictive tendencies especially when it comes to food addictions. Also, Amethyst, mentioned above, can help when it comes to addictions. In fact, Amethyst is also referred to as the sobriety stone.
Aquamarine: This stone just screams Pisces. According to crystal-guru Judy Hall Aquamarine means “water of the sea” and aids in calming your mind. Aquamarine also restores a sense of hope during difficult life situations.