The phases of the moon are among the most fascinating astronomical behaviors we can observe with the naked eye and deeply rich sources of thought and interpretation in Astrology. Among the 9 phases – New, Waxing Crescent, 1st Quarter Half, Waxing Gibbous, Full, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter Half, Waning Crescent, and Balsamic – the New and Full Moons capture most of the attention. This article will look at the current Full Moon and talk about the kind of “harvest” you should bring in emotionally during this full moon.
Full Moon – Reap What You Have Sown!
The Full Moon for September will occur on the 10th at 17 degrees and 41 minutes in the sign of Pisces; in my Eastern Standard Time zone it will happen at 5:59 am.
It takes 29.5 days from one Full Moon to the next, spending approximately 2 and ½ days in a sign. The day before and the day after comprise what would be the peak time of the Full Moon energy. The Full Moon is the time of “the harvest”, when what began with the New Moon reaches full potential before waning, fading, and preparing for a new cycle.
Each month has a certain type of Full Moon; September’s Moon is the Harvest Moon. Other names for this moon are the Corn Moon, Autumn Moon, Falling Leaves Moon, and Mating Moon.
There are also several special types of Full Moons: The Blood Moon, which happens during a total lunar eclipse; a Supermoon, which happens when the Moon is full and closest to the Earth; and the Blue Moon (“once in a blue moon”), which is a second Full Moon in a calendar month (occurring once every 2 and ½ years) or the second Full Moon in the same astrological sign.
Full Moon in Pisces – Feeling the Weight of the World
This Full Moon will take place in the 2nd decan (middle 10 degrees) of Pisces, making it a Pisces/Cancer Full Moon. The planetary influence involves Neptune as the ruler for Pisces and the Moon as the ruler for Cancer. Thus, this Full Moon will be about connecting with spirit (Pisces) in the most personal and intimate way (Moon) regarding the collective and our individual Soul Path (Moon).
Since the Moon is in Pisces, its energy is sensitive, intuitive, and imaginative. This Full Moon is going to require us to reflect on what we feel is our purpose in this existence at this time. The intensity of this Full Moon around finding your destiny and facing your fate cannot be emphasized enough. Thanks to the decan placement, this Full Moon will be about what role we need to play in our family (Cancer) to serve, heal, and take care of responsibilities (Sun opposite in Virgo).
With this Full Moon at 17d41m the Sabian Symbol is 18 Pisces, “A gigantic tent.” According to Marc Jones, “This is a symbol of the completeness with which man is able to see his experience both steadily and whole, dramatized here by the circus as representing an utterly naïve intensification of self-consciousness. The totality of life is brought to some single center in every moment of true excitement or total sharing of skills and risks, and each individual at such times has a renewed insight into his capacity for putting his world in order for his ultimate on-going as well as for his immediate entertainment.” The key word is: APPORTIONMENT (determining the right amount).
Where do you need to find balance in your emotional state this month?
The Numbers of This Full Moon
This Full Moon will occur on 09/10/2022, which totals 16, which totals 7. Seven is the number for purpose and mysticism, so this Full Moon encourages us to embrace the soul path work needed to lean into our destiny and spiritual responsibilities. Since the Full Moon happens on the 10th, which totals 1, we must maintain the integrity of our identities (1) while acknowledging that we are all connected.
The Full Moon in Your Chart
The Full Moon will occur in a specific location of your chart and in special relationship with various points in your chart if you have points near the same degree in the same sign, at the opposing degree (180 degrees away from a point in your chart), three signs before or after the Full Moon degree and sign (90 degrees away), or four signs before or after the Full Moon degree and sign (120 degrees away).
Respectively these would be a conjunction (the Full Moon merging with a point in your chart), an opposition (the Full Moon seeking balance with a point in your chart), a square (the Full Moon challenging a point in your chart), and a trine (the Full Moon supporting a point in your chart). It is possible that the degree and sign of the Full Moon may not form any of these relationships and its effect, for this time, would be minimal or difficult to observe.
If you happen to be born during a Full Moon, then you will feel every Full Moon in some significant or acute way because it is consistent with your birth Moon phase. It is well worth your effort to find out the Moon phase at the time of your birth. If you learn your birth Moon phase, you will likely discover that same phase each month has a strong impact on your emotional state.
With this Full Moon, I get the impact of its energy in my 5th House of Creativity (Moon placement on 09/10/2022) and my 11th House of Community (Sun placement between 8/22 and 09/22), so this Full Moon will energize me to look my creative purpose (Pisces ruling my 5th House), and how I take that role and use it as a foundation for my practical service role in my community (Virgo ruling my 11th House).
As this Full Moon approaches, think about what you want to “harvest” regarding how you feel, understand yourself emotionally, and connect with your spiritual beliefs. What is your destiny (Pisces) and what practical steps do you need to take (Virgo) to live your destiny?