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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New Moon 2° 32′ Capricorn – Dec 24, 2011

Capricorn is the embodiment of maturity and common sense; of hard work, plain speaking, self-discipline, and taking responsibility. The prudent and cautious side of the Capricorn nature can be taken to extremes, so it’s best to maintain another good trait of Capricorn… a sense of humor.

New Moon with Capricorn Glypth24 December 2011, at 12:06 PM Central Daylight Time

Use the steady strength of Capricorn to turn towards the concept of freedom within a stable framework.

This is not to say that there won’t be obstacles, or that the way is easy or direct.  Just look at the Capricorn glyph.  It falls, it dips, it goes over and around obstacles, but it does keep going.  This is about climbing mountains, step-by-step, over rocky and sometimes uncertain terrain.

Start with realistic expectations, so when roadblocks come, you can adapt.

Responsibility

This is where we  find an important and much needed Capricorn trait: responsibility. You may think, well, I’m a Gemini or Scorpio.  But each and every one of us has a Saturn in our  charts, we all have Capricorn as well – those two ask us for one thing: to be responsible for our actions, for our speech, and even our thoughts as well.

With the New Moon in Capricorn, we can draw on those steadying aspects. Think of the positive traits of the sign of Capricorn, the Goat: disciplined, wise, ambitious, prudent, constant, tenacious and resourceful.
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True Will

It is time to figure out the difference between will and whim.  When you know and follow your True Will, your Highest Calling, you can climb mountains or do whatever it is you are meant to do.  Following whims or fads will just get you going… here, there and everywhere.

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Modality: Cardinal

Ruler: Saturn

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Prepare for the future with what you have at hand. Don’t wait for someone else to make things  better or easier or give you a break. In this new moon do yourself a favor, don’t wait for anyone else to lead you, take responsibility over your own life.

Ask Yourself These Four Things

What no longer serves me? Release it, let it go.

What have I been avoiding? Face it, take at least one action step.

What really matters most?  Make the time for it.

Image source: Library of Congress

What would Grandma or Grandpa do in my situation? Okay, maybe your Grandma was a Burlesque star in the 1920’s, and Grandad ran a Speakeasy, but I bet they learned a thing or two along the way about stick-to-itiveness.  Perhaps it’s just me, but I feel like earlier generations didn’t just wait for someone else to give them a sign or a leg up or anything.

They had a dream, made a plan,  and went at it.

They learned from the school of hard knocks.

They walked 3 miles to school through snow drifts.

Uphill.

Both ways!

How Capricorn is that?

Or pick another role model of mature experience to guide you. Just pick someone you can readily identify with rather than Mother Teresa or the Dalai Lama.

What would they do in your situation?  How would they rework their life?

Focus on practical and attainable long-term goals, work on developing maturity and common sense, prepare for the future, make commitments and recognize responsibilities, and nurture your dreams in a realistic manner.

Mountain Goat Image

If he can do it... why can't we?

These qualities are often cast as boring, but the best mountaineers sweat the details, the mundane. Climbers do all they can to ensure their survival, they start small and learn the right  techniques, but they don’t stop with learning or practice. They climb, each step taking them closer to their goal.

Burlesque stars do the same thing.

Or fine jewelry makers, or great bosses, or brilliant students, yoga teachers, parents, friends or lovers.

Now is the Time

The Capricorn New Moon is aspected by Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto emphasizing our readiness for taking a giant step forward on our path. Setting goals for ourselves allows us to focus on what really matters. With this potent Capricorn energy, we have the chance to make important, and lasting, changes in our lives.

Pluto is conjunct the Capricorn New Moon. He will draw things up to the surface from the bottom of your subconscious. Whether it’s an issue you need to deal with, or some dream you had forgotten, make sure you take the time to listen to what your True Will tells you and take responsibility.

Suggestions For Your Altar

Candles

Success Affirmation Candle

Click on image to view Success Affirmation

  • Success Blessed Herbal Affirmation Candle
    Use for success and victory through self-mastery. Determination, courage, wisdom, vitality and a little luck combine to clear the way towards Victory.Triumph over what is blocking you – external conflicts, inner struggles, bad habits or financial/personal success.
  • Success Blessed Herbal Votive Kit
    A Triad of Emotional Balance, Vision Quest and Stability. Success is measured with the level of happiness experienced while creating and living your dreams. Let this triad of candles help you identify, love and manifest your dreams and goals.
  • Healing Moon Candle for Wholeness, Mastery and Recovery.  Master your well-being by tuning into your personal needs and fulfilling them. So light the Healing Moon Candle at any time of the lunar cycle or wheel of the year when you seek mental, spiritual or physical renewal; tap into centuries of wisdom for recovery; and fill your life with the Magic and Mysticism of Mother Moon.

Incense

Both of these exquisite Japanese Incense blends by Shoyeido include Benzoin as one of the ingredients. Benzoin is known for its ability to “melt away” blockages. Used in ancient times to drive away evil spirits.

Sapphire Devotion Incense by Shoyeido

Sapphire Devotion Incense

Stones

  • Citrine is a gemstone famous for its positive energy, promoting success in business and relationships.
  • Yellow Jasper
  • Sunstone

Ritual tips for the New Moon:

This is the time for starting plans, projects or relationships. With new moon in Capricorn, it is especially helpful for long-term planning, think practical, taking responsibility, stepping up and dealing with authority or business.

Don’t try to do everything on the day of the New Moon.  That’s when you work on your plan – From new to first trine-about 2 1/2 days after first quarter is best for planning. Then, do ritual.  Two and a-half to three days after New moon is one of thee most powerful times to work ritual or otherwise work energetically on a new goal or venture.

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Looking up and looking forward:

  • Dec 24, 2011 12:06 PM New Moon
  • Dec 25, 2011 Jupiter Direct
  • Jan 1, 2012 12:15 AM First Quarter Moon
  • Jan 9, 2012 1:30 AM Cancer Full Moon
  • Jan 16, 2012 3:08 AM Last Quarter Moon
  • Jan 23, 2012 1:39 AM New Moon

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Dance of the Moon Author Events

Free Talk: March 13 (Saturday), 4:00 – 5:30pm

Dan Furst – astrologer, author, actor, playwright, and artist – will be signing copies of his new book Dance of the Moon: Celebrating the Sacred Cycles of the Earth.   Dance of the Moon offers a guided tour of the various calendars of the world and shows how they developed in tune with humanity’s own spiritual evolution.

Dance of the MoonFrom the Egyptian feast of Thoth to the Celtic fire festivals, from the Chinese lunisolar year to the lunar-based calendar of the Muslim world, and the Mexican Day of the Dead. More than theory, this book is a virtual treasury of rituals to affirm our ties to nature.

Dance of the Moon Workshop: March 14 (Sunday), 3:00 – 6:00pm

For just $20 you can take a cross-cultural tour of traditions, pagan rituals, and practices throughout history that honor life’s cycles. Learn rituals which bring you into the true dance of time between earth, moon and your own life.

Just as the rhythms of the moon and the earth resonated long ago for our ancestors, these life-affirming cycles persist today in the rituals and festivals of the Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Taoists, Druids, Wiccans and the indigenous peoples of Africa and the Americas. Reconnect with nature and dance along with life’s sacred rhythms. Register today!

Dan Furst has been a professional astrologer for over thirty years. He has written his immensely popular Universal Festival Calendar since 1998 on his Hermes 3 website – http://www.hermes3.net — which Body and Soul called “a wonderful site, full of historical and mythological information.” He’s an internationally-respected authority on rituals and spiritual practices around the world. He has worked as a writer, actor, teacher and ceremonial artist in New York, Hawaii, Japan, India and Egypt, and lives now in Urubamba near Cusco, Peru.

Book Appointment with Dan FurstDan will be at Eye of Horus March 13 – 15 for private readings at special friends of Eye of Horus rates: $150 for Astrocartography, $125 for birth chart and transits (both 90 minutes), $50 for tarot (30 minutes). Astrology readings include an mp3 recording that can be played on any computer.
For information, and to book an astrology or Tarot reading with Dan: (612) 872-1292

Author Dan Furst

Dan Furst, Astrologer and Author

Dan Furst has a Ph. D. in Literature and Drama from Columbia University.  He has a unique perspective, having lived and worked as an actor and teacher with a worldwide perspective.

“Dan Furst is one of the best astrology writers out there,” according to Rob Brezsny at Free Will Astrology (August, 2006) Dan Furst is an actor, playwright, producer, astrologer, ceremonial artist and student of hermetic disciplines, including divination, sacred geometry, sound healing and ritual theatre.

During his years in Kyoto, Japan, he was the first foreign professional actor ever to study and perform the classical kyogen comedy for a run of five years, in which he acted more than a dozen lead roles in theatres all over Japan. He is the only foreigner ever to receive a geimei, or art name, in the kyogen world. He founded the award-winning Sirius Productions theatre company in Kyoto, and was the voice of environmental conferences convened by Mikhail Gorbachev and H. H. the Dalai Lama.

Furst has written and maintains the popular Universal Festival Calendar on his website, as well as writing about important time windows for planetary transformation. While in Hawaii Dan also coordinated the Sacred Sounds group of Oahu, which he formed with sacred musician and sound healer Kimba Arem in 1996, and was a speaker, musician and priest at many Earth festivals and environmental gatherings.

In 2003, Dan was the first actor ever to play Mevlana, the Sufi poet Jelaluddin Rumi.