The Full Moon commenced September 10th at 2:59 am PDT with the Sun at 17° Virgo opposing the Moon at 17° Pisces. This phase of the soli-lunar cycle represents the fulfillment of emerging ideas born at the New Moon. We can now see how our decisions and actions made since the New Moon are manifesting and take necessary further action with our power and energy at a peak. However, the Moon in Pisces radiates a diffused Neptunian quality that may be formless and obscure at times. Furthermore, Mercury turned retrograde shortly before the Full Moon, making this time both rare and significant with six planets now retrograde. Since only eight planets can be retrograde, this is noteworthy as it represents a major countercurrent to a culture that wants us to push forward all the time. Many people find retrogrades inconvenient as they tend to cause delays, but there is more to them than mere frustration or blockages.
To adapt to the needs of this Full Moon and make the most of this period, we must approach it differently. We must ask: what is its quality of the moment, and how can it be used? Retrograde planets ask us to reevaluate what is and isn’t working. This time is ideal for opening to new ideas, offering the possibility for new opportunities which cannot be ignored. These new ideas and prospects are likely to be vague and still needing to be developed so will require more thought and information. This Full Moon may be the beginning of this process.
The Full Moon also includes two inconjuncts: Jupiter in Aries inconjunct Venus in Virgo, and the Sun in Virgo inconjunct Saturn in Aquarius. These aspects underscore the need to be open and adaptable to circumstances. It is important to not force any issue to resolution since more information is needed. It is essential to allow inconjuncts to simply unfold and adjust as the need arises. To take advantage of what is revealed or realized at the Full Moon, we should shift our perspective to view each situation as impartially as possible and call upon our innate sense of creativity to spontaneously respond to changing situations.
The Sun in the Full Moon chart is tightly trine Uranus in Taurus while the Moon is sextile to this planet that calls us to awaken to our own uniqueness. Uranus is associated with change that can often be sudden or even shocking. Yet this flowing configuration suggests we may be more nimble and willing to embrace new approaches that signal a radical shift from what was done before, which further supports the significance of the six retrograde planets. Individually and collectively, the cosmic intelligences seem to be asking us to make fundamental changes in the very way we operate in life.
Shortly after the Full Moon peaks, it moves into an exact conjunction with Neptune, the ruler of Pisces. As the last sign of the Zodiac, Pisces represents the threshold of endings and beginnings. It teaches us to honor the past by taking only the essence of what was learned from it as we shift to our next level of growth. It asks us to courageously let go of old ways and the memories that time-bind us to them so we can shift to the next cycle unencumbered by any suffering we may have endured as well as attachment to past glories we may long to re-create.
During this stage in the Lunar Cycle, we invite you to consider the question: Can I settle in the present moment and let life unfold naturally?