The Full Moon of September 8, 2014, is in the mutable water sign of Pisces. It occurs at 9:40 PM/EST. September’s Moon is the Harvest Moon as it is the closest to the Autumnal Equinox (which falls on September 23rd, for this year). It is also the last of the Summer’s three Super Moons.
The sign of the fish is a rather emotional sign as it can boost the emotional state of empathy….this lunation, it does. As the Moon is conjoining Chiron, and Venus & Neptune are in opposition, the emphasis on feeling compassion for others is enhanced. There is a definite change with this lunation as it places more emphasis on the mellow. Mercury in Libra fosters more sensitive energy. Bickering without any resolution is a tired subject. Instead of the confrontational energy of recent past moons, this one is more about avoiding confrontation and focusing on healing instead. There is a general vibe of peace.
|(Artist: David Paladini)|
In opposition to Neptune in Pisces, is Venus in Virgo. Romantic energy is boosted, but don’t feel you have to do anything on a grand scale to show your feelings to your significant other. Simple acts…cooking dinner, a moonlight stroll, anything that projects your feelings.
"Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, and it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend."
~ Bruce Lee
If there are terms in this post that are unfamiliar, the following is a link to a great online Astrological Dictionary: http://www.evolvingdoor.ca/glossary/glossary.htm
The following excerpt is from the Farmer's Almanac:
- Full Corn Moon or Full Harvest Moon: This Full Moon's name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested. Most often, the September Full Moon is actually the Harvest Moon, which is the Full Moon that occurs closest to the Autumn Equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but 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.