At 12:03am PST on September 6th, 2017, a dreamy Full Moon in Pisces will rose tint our world. This Full Moon arrives the day after Mars enters Virgo and Mercury stations direct, landing smack-dab in the middle of the first full week of September.
What is a Full Moon?
A Full Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon are in direct opposition to one another in the sky. Because of this, we are gifted a full-illumination of the Moon's face, hence the title "Full Moon."
What does the Full Moon represent?
The Full Moon is the harvest. Full Moon's mark the end of a lunar cycle, it is the time to take inventory of your abundance. They are a reflection of all you have built and nurtured in the time since the last New Moon, which in this case is the Solar Eclipse.
How can I work with this Full Moon?
This particular Full Moon occurs in the water sign Pisces, and concerns themes of the soul and spirit. Pisces is the last sign in the Zodiac and is represented by the fish. The fish is an aquatic animal submersed in its environment, a creature who survives by its instincts and connection to what surrounds it. The fish is symbolic of the smallness of our existence. We are all small fish in vast waters and we are one of many.
This knowledge does not negate our individuality but instead pushes us to consider our place. Why are we here? What is driving us? What keeps us alive and kicking? This Full Moon, return to where you have found faith. Flailing in the fast-paced world we have created wastes valuable time and energy. Seeking solace in an idea, being or practice generates greater ease around our daily activities and long-term goals because they then become rooted in something larger than our reality. If you already have a spiritual practice, this is an excellent time to deepen your commitment. Maybe "spirituality" is something you have been meaning to re-define or revisit. Or, if spirituality is something more foreign or concerning to you, sit with those feelings, find their origins and make space for whatever comes up.
This is also the perfect time to revisit your Solar Eclipse intentions. If the energy of the eclipse uprooted you physically or emotionally, forced some hard lessons around family and place, or caused some other form of commotion, here is your closure. Create a container to assess the impact of the Moon's most recent event. Figure out how to move forward with integrity and intention. You may be a small fish in vast waters, but this is your life. Use the time you have to fashion an existence you are fond of, curated with your highest hopes and deepest desires at the forefront of every decision.
Jaliessa Sipress is a life-path Astrologer, writer and artist dedicated to making Astrology an accessible tool for navigation and healing. You can find out more about her work or book a private session at obsidianmoonastrology.com.
*Artwork by Mariano Peccinetti