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 20th at 13 degrees and 28 minutes in the sign of Pisces; in my Eastern Standard Time zone, it will happen at 7:55 pm.
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 and fading and preparing for a new cycle.
Each month has a certain type of Full Moon; September’s Moon is the Harvest Moon. In the northern hemisphere, this name reflects the time when the Full Moon occurs near the time of the Autumnal Equinox, which will take place on September 22nd. This Moon has other names: the Corn Moon and the Barley 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 – Harvesting Your Dreams
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 how we imagine and dream about family and being cared for.
Since the Moon is in Pisces, it is dispositing to (looking to) Neptune, which is also in Pisces, in the chart above. This Full Moon is going to require us to feel the depths of our connections to our family, especially the members who took care of us when we were young. The intensity of this Full Moon around family cannot be emphasized enough. Thanks to the decan placement, this Full Moon will be about our relationship to our primary caretaker and the lessons of our childhood. Issues regarding parents (Cancer), our feelings towards them (the Moon), and what we believe (Neptune in Pisces) about family will be emphasized.
With this Full Moon at 13d28m the Sabian Symbol is 14 Pisces, “a lady in fox fur”. Jones says, “This is a symbol of the ever-effective dynamic with which everyday custom endows mankind, dramatized here by an individual’s desire to be in style and to express opinions of momentary weight. Men are strengthened through whatever they are able to possess or do and think in common, but this is their bondage unless they are able also to contribute a creative content to their own experience. The self-gains integrity as it learns never to surrender its initiative, and so it adds its touch to all reality.” The keyword is: TASTEFULNESS.
How have we all been shaped by our childhoods?
The Numbers of This Full Moon
This Full Moon will occur on 09/20/2021, which totals 16, so the number for this date is 7. 7 is the number for mysticism and spirituality, so this Full Moon encourages us to embrace the soul path work needed to bring about spiritual awakening and third-eye awareness. Since the Full Moon happens on a 2 day, the relationships we have with others will stand out. We must acknowledge that we are all interconnected and here to learn from our interactions through partnerships.
The Full Moon in Your Chart
The Full Moon will occur in a specific location of your chart and in a 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 the 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 09/20/2021) and my 11th House of Prosperity (Sun placement between 08/22 and 09/22), so this Full Moon will energize me to look at my creative life and how I play and perform in ways that help me provide service to my community (Virgo ruling my 11th House).
As this Full Moon approaches, think about what you want to “harvest” regarding your role in your family, your understanding of your childhood lessons, and how you carry the burdens or share the gifts of your family experience.