(Artist: David Palladini)
This month's Full Moon in Pisces falls on Monday, September 12, 2011, at 5:27 AM/EST. The closest full moon to the Autumnal Equinox of September 23rd, this is also the Harvest Moon. The setting of the Sun and the rising of the Moon will seem to segue seamlessly from one to the other. Appearing at the time of harvest, this bright moon extended the farmer's day, giving the moon it's name - Harvest Moon.
note: If you are like me and love to take pictures at night, this would be a good time to have your camera nearby. Unless you have an extremely steady hand and/or a camera well suited for night photography, I recommend having a tripod handy. For me and my shaky hands it is a must. *grin*
The Moon will be in Pisces, and the Sun will be in Virgo. Both signs of integration, they are both considered female signs (Pisces - Earth; Virgo - Water), and they are both mutable (flexible) signs. During this phase/cycle, the Pisces Moon brings a connection of creativity, and the power to empathize with our Earth bound force and our connection with a higher spiritual plane. The Virgo Sun brings it's organizational abilities into the mix to unite the mind, body and spirit. Working in tandem, Pisces offers up a wealth of inspiration and ease, while Virgo as a grounding force provides the space. This Moon urges you to look inwardly and deeper at things that you have been purposefully ignoring. The stage is set that provides you with the power for change...it's up to you to embrace it. Long dormant emotional issues and points of suffering will bubble up to the surface - face them and deal with them in a peaceful manner. Forgive the parties concerned, with special care and attention to forgiving your self. Find the balance between everyday life on Earth, and your life on Earth with a connection with a higher spiritual self. Face the hurtful/painful issues of the past, acknowledge, forgive, and move forward. As always, a Full Moon is a culmination of what was started at the new moon. A personal house cleaning is in order, and the time is ripe for it. Get rid of that negativity/trauma that is weighing you down.
That's my Reader's Digest length amalgamation of my readings on the Pisces Full Moon. The following excerpt is from The Farmer's Almanac web site, regarding the Harvest Moon:
- "Full Harvest Moon - October This is the full moon that occurs closest to the Autumn Equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, bit in some years it occurs in October. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this moon. Usually the full moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe. Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice, the chief Indian staples are now ready for gathering."