Full Harvest Moon in Pisces

Full Harvest Moon in Pisces

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013, 06:12:38 AM Central Daylight Time

Astrological Sign for the Full Moon: 26° 41′ Pisces

September Harvest Moon in PiscesThe Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumn equinox. Since the Equinox is only two days after this full moon, we have a big, beautiful Full Harvest Moon in Pisces. But you’ll have to get up early in the morning to see it, or at least to almost see it, the moon will be full just at about 06:12:38 AM and the moon sets at  6:11 AM on Sept 19th. Different cultures have different names for the full moons, and September’s full moon has several variants.

September Alternate Moon Names

China: Chrysanthemum Moon
Cherokee: Nut Moon
Dakotah Sioux: Moon When The Calves Grow Hair
Celtic: Singing Moon
English Medieval: Barley Moon
Heathen: Haligmonath

Haligmonath translates to modern English as “Holy Month.” Bede (an English Monk and historian)  described this month as the month of offerings, when offering of gifts to the gods/goddesses would have taken place. Nerthus/Erce is the name for the Earth Mother Goddess. She would be one of the deities honored at this harvest time for for providing food of the earth and sustaining life.

September Full Moon Astrology

With the Full Moon in Pisces, and the Sun in Virgo, we need to take care not to let the tides of this moon pull us under emotionally. On this full moon you might find yourself more sensitive to others, specifically, your empathy levels might be so high that you can’t separate out your own emotional state from those around you. We are very fortunate that the moon hits its peak early in the morning, so the Virgo Sun can shine and help you to sort through and organize these waves of emotions. The Virgo critical sense and skill at analyzing will come in handy here, if you are aware enough to step back.  In this time of sensitivity, you can really develop some skill and judgement for the long term in your relationships. This can be seen as both positive or negative. Some of the positions of the other planets will enhance this tendency.

Venus in Scorpio, conjunct Saturn in Scorpio

With the planet of love in Scorpio, you may find your relationships turn deep, serious, and intense enough for a teen vampire novel. Or, your relationship could become obsessive, jealous, and controlling, like a teen vampire novel.  It’s your choice to decide how the story plays out. Awareness matters, and you have some help with that because of the sun in Virgo.

You can work with the Virgo/Sun energy on this day to take a step back, think about your reactions, sort it all out and work on being objective. Then figure out if you’re going to dive in deep and enjoy the intensity, or turn to another passion.

Saturn Sextile Pluto happens every 35 years

With Venus conjunct Saturn and joining in the mix during the full moon, any serious decisions or actions around relationships has some staying power. With all this drama in relationships, both good and bad, it is the ideal time to assess. It’s perfect for proposals (or for breakups). Or for vows to last a lifetime. Just make sure your choices are positive and uplifting. It’s so easy be drawn into helplessness with a Pisces moon. If you find are in an unhealthy relationship, now is the time to get out or to shine a little Virgo sun on it and make some changes.

This aspect isn’t just for love relationships, but other relationships, too, fall under the influence of the generational energy.  Bonds can form which will last for at least a generation. If you step onto the road of your passion now, you can expect that this time, it will last.

So tune into your senses and get into that deep state of knowing to see if a major turning point in your life is rising. Work on developing a deep awareness of the hidden forces in life, in relationships and in nature.  Do avoid indulging in negativity. Take a step into the Sun and let Virgo help you find your best, greatest path. In this as in all things, you have options. But it can be a very powerful time in your life if you are in transition.

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Aquarius Full Moon & Sturgeon Moon

Aquarius Full Moon & Sturgeon Moon

Full Sturgeon Moon: Aug 20, 8:45 P.M. (CST) is at 28° Aquarius 01′

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, we call this the Sturgeon Moon because Native American tribes knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. Some called it the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon. The August Full Moon is also known as the Lightening Moon by some, and by others, it is the Barley moon, symbolized by Persephone, who carries a sheaf of barley as a symbol of the harvest.  The sultry hazes of August often give the moon a reddish appearance, prompting some Native American tribes to dub it the Red Moon.

Sturgeon Blue Moon

Sturgeon Blue Moon

Although it may look hazy red, we know this Sturgeon Moon is Blue.

True Blue Moon

August brings the second Full Moon in Aquarius this year.  Two full moons in the same sign is sort of the zodiacal equivalent of a Blue Moon.  Actually, it is a TRUE BLUE MOON. That is, the August Full Moon is the third full moon in the summer season which has four full moons in 2013. This is the original, correct definition of a Blue Moon. The definition about the second full moon in a month is a more recent simplified usage for those who don’t pay as much attention to seasons and moons. July’s Full Moon was fresh on the cusp, just entering Aquarius.  A month later, we are now on the exiting cusp of Aquarius, about to leave that sign.

Aquarius Full Moon Astrology

The energies of this sign are at their most mature, now.  We will be feeling a deep appreciation for diversity.  A strong sense that our differences are what make us strong.  Like a fine chocolate with suitably complex notes of flavor, rather than simply “sweet”.

The Full Moon shines with the radiance of Leo through Aquarius, to reflect the bright light of social awareness.  We will notice more acceptance of the non-traditional in the world around us,  and welcome it into our lives.  Those who might usually be found on the fringe of society may now be considered exotic or even fashionable.  Things that might otherwise seem weird, are thoroughly exciting and interesting.

These next few days are a fantastic time to explore different cultures & traditions, and partake of all the flavors of life that the world has to offer.  Celebrate diversity!

Jupiter is still in the sign of Cancer.  It is not one of the faster-moving planets, so it takes it time as it passes through each sign, fully savoring the experience.  We will enjoy the energy of a Cancerian Jupiter for roughly one year (until July 2014).  The focus is on family, community, and social ties.  Our values regarding these group loyalties will be explored & expressed as we move through this time.

This Cancerian Jupiter is square Uranus in Aries, and opposite Pluto in Capricorn, for most of the month.  Now that complicates things!  While Jupiter is exploring our social loyalties, Uranus fiercely wants us to appreciate our freedom, and Pluto pushes to examine our relationship with responsibility & power.  This is a very complicated square-dance, and the dance floor is crowded.  We’ll have to step carefully.

True Blue Full Moon Actions

The goal is to find your individual place within the group.  What is your contribution?  How does your uniqueness expand the whole?  Can you express your own style without tripping up anyone else?  And what special responsibilities come with your individual powers/strengths? Answer these questions, celebrate your gifts, and try something new and true-to-yourself blue…

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Full Buck Moon – July 22, 2013

Full Buck Moon – July 22, 2013

Full Buck Moon: Jul 22, 1:16 P.M. (CST) is at 0º Aquarius 06′

Aquarius Full MoonJuly is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Other names for this month’s Moon is the Full Hay Moon, in India, the July full moon is known as Guru Purnima and the Buddhist Sinhala call it Esala Poya. In China, it is the Hungry Ghost Moon. The Celts called it the Claiming Moon, some Neo Pagans call it the Rose Moon, and Wiccans the Mead moon.

On the Cusp

This FullMoon is on the cusp of Aquarius.  This means that the Moon has just moved into Aquarius, from Capricorn.  Also, the Sun has just entered Leo, so the energy right now is very crisp & new.  Mercury has finally gone direct (after being retrograde for several weeks), and the Sun & Moon are both settling into new signs.  So be ready for a refreshing change of pace.

From the Fringe

The Full Moon pulls the energy of Leo through Aquarius, to bring us a bright ray of social consciousness.  We will notice more acceptance of the non-traditional,  and even feel drawn to it.  Those who may be considered on the fringe of society may attract the attention they need by acting out.  So if that’s you, try not to go overboard.  Anything you can do to feel more secure & calm will help interactions go more smoothly.  Alienating others can be kinda fun, but it doesn’t really benefit in the long run.

If you’re the recipient of outre behavior, try to be patient & accepting.  There may be a healing process in progress.

All of us should make a point of enjoying the ride.  This is a fantastic time to explore different cultures & traditions, and partake of all the flavors of life that the world has to offer.  Celebrate diversity!

Walk in Beauty

Our Leo Sun is also semisexile Venus in Virgo.  Semisextile is generally considered to be a “minor” aspect, but the orb is very tight at this point, giving it a much stronger influence.  This combination is all about taste, style, diplomacy, and charm.  It should help us to express our own uniqueness in a manner that others can actually appreciate.  It should also add to our ability to enjoy the beauty of each other’s differences.

This is a fantastic time for any FengShui or organizational/placement changes you may have been thinking about.  Beauty through organization… its all about the presentation.

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