Full Moon in Pisces, September 1-2, 2020

Earth and water dominate the sky on this Full Moon at 10° 12′ Pisces on 1 September 2020, 10:23 PM PDT, though Mars in Aries is doing his best to make himself heard. Mars is the apex of a cardinal T-Square with Venus in Cancer opposing Saturn in Capricorn as the base. Nonetheless, it will be the subtle, emotional appeals to our better natures that will eventually prevail if we let them, thanks in part to a flowing triangle created by Uranus in Taurus harmoniously aspecting the luminaries.

May as well take a look at the cardinal T-Square with Mars in Aries at the apex and Venus in Cancer opposing Saturn in Capricorn as the base. While there is little doubt Mars is intent on creating conflict, his ability to do so is weakened at this time. Mars is slowing to station retrograde on September 9 but more than that, he is the only planet not in earth or water. This means he has nothing ‘feeding’ him. Instead the preponderance of earth and water smothers/drowns his fire, leaving him sounding petulant and shrill rather than strong and sure. Nonetheless those people who have personal planets and/or Ascendant from 25° to 28° in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) are probably going to feel more combative than usual. The Venus-Saturn opposition urges us to choose “safe” options rather than risk feeling insecure. The Cancer-Capricorn axis naturally leans towards following traditional roles and when stressed will often choose to withdraw into what they feel are secure positions. And it is likely those Cancer-Capricorn options will not appeal to the fire and air crowd.

Other than the Mars in Aries action, this Full Moon in Pisces has a wonderful, life affirming feel to it, highlighting opportunities for healing and learning how we can lead healthier lives. The harmonious aspects linking Uranus in Taurus to the luminaries will hopefully lead to significant breakthroughs related to improving our health and well being. The Virgo-Pisces axis always places a high priority on caring for others as well as ourselves. It asks us to be empathetic, compassionate and to use our intuition/emotional IQ in all our interactions with other people.

Mercury in Virgo is pleased to be playing an active role in this lunation via a sextile to Venus in Cancer and a trine to Saturn in Capricorn. Mercury is also inconjunct Mars in Aries. No one is better at collecting data and organizing it in an easy to assimilate format than Mercury in Virgo. This information will be happily received by water and earth folk who are looking for ways to feel more secure going about their daily lives. However it will likely not sit well with those who are already grumbling about what they perceive as infringements on their freedom of movement.

Jupiter in Capricorn is still sextile Neptune in Pisces, and the gentle but pervasive energy flowing from this aspect continues to urge us to choose peaceful means to conflict resolution. Please.

One of the ways we can honor the spirit of this Full Moon in Pisces is to vow to make random acts of kindness part of our everyday lives. Forget score keeping or only treating others nicely in order to get something from them. Simple be kind with no expectations whatsoever. The sweet, loving energy generated by this lunation won’t last long, so soak it in and spread it around. Always practice patience, tolerance and kindness. Life is too short to do otherwise. Peace and love to all.

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: “I Love the Moon” Encaustic by Ember Fairbairn Ramsay