The Full Moon is on Monday, September 20 at 6:54 pm CDT in 28° Pisces. We have moved from the New Moon in Virgo with its emphasis on the details of every life to the wide open ocean of Life that Pisces symbolizes. Pisces energy can be "spacey" but it's full of imagination and dreams. Take a look at the day or night sky to feel a sense of expansion and the infinite.
Louise Hay often used this affirmation in her book "You Can Heal Your Life":
“In the infinity of life where I am,
All is perfect, whole and complete … "
When the Moon is in Pisces, it is easier to connect with that feeling of optimism and of faith in the goodness of life.
There is also some strong Mercury influence in the Full Moon chart, as Mercury is square (inharmonious) to Pluto and trine (in harmony) to Jupiter. An excellent time for a deep dive into the study of something meaningful. With the Libra Mercury to the Aquarius Jupiter, you might find yourself in a big discussion about religion, politics, philosophy or law with another person who has an intriguing viewpoint. You may gain knowledge or a new viewpoint. The Pluto square from Capricorn suggests that you keep things light before a congenial talk turns into a verbal battle.
The Mercury, Pluto, Jupiter dynamic is also in the chart of the Autumnal Equinox which takes place on September 22 at 2:20 pm CDT with the Sun at 0° Libra. It's a time of balance, a moment's rest, and a new beginning into the new quarter year. With the strong Mercury, projects that relate to writing, speaking, teaching and other communication areas will be highlighted.
Mercury goes retrograde on September 27th at 25° Libra. This is exactly when you should stay out of discussions about religion and politics. Mercury at this point is square to Pluto which has its own station point (going direct) at 24° Capricorn on October 6. During those times, it would be wise to watch the things you say and the tone of how you say them. Not a good time to begin new things, but can be good for researching information needed for projects that begin after October 18th when Mercury goes direct.
The New Moon is on Monday, September 6, 2021 at 7:52 p.m. CDT in 14° Virgo. The New Moon will be exactly trining Uranus in Taurus. This creates the opportunity to combine the analytical power of Virgo with the 'genius' of Uranus along with the Taurus ability to sustain long-term projects.
This New Moon in Virgo is also good for starting holistic health related projects, especially those that involve changing food plans to include more natural unprocessed foods, more fruits and veggies plus drinking plenty of pure water.
Virgo is a sign that has to do with managing details and organizing data. In the days before this New Moon, I find myself reading another book on de-cluttering and watching the new Marie Kondo show on Netflix. There's a yearning under a Virgo influence to be neat and tidy. This is not something I was born with per my natal horoscope. I'm taking advantage of this New Moon by energizing and activating the organizational skills that are not my natural strength. The past few days, I've been cleaning out closets and files of old papers. Here's an affirmation I like for this activity:
As I clean up and clear out my physical space,
Virgo is also a Mercury ruled sign that has a lot to do with learning and being a good student. If you feel your interest piqued by a topic at the New Moon, give yourself a little quiet time to read or study further.
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