On to September! August is a nice little respite from the wonky energy 2020 has rained down on us, but it's not going to last - September is sure to make things interesting with the Mars retrograde! But, the new and full moons for September seem to be trying to help out, at least a little bit.
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What is a new moon?
A new moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact same position in the Zodiac (called a conjunction). New moons are related to beginnings, have high energy, and are enthusiastic.
What is a full moon?
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact opposite positions in the Zodiac (called an opposition). Full moons are related to endings, culminations, and are emotional energy.
Full Moon in Pisces: September 2nd 2020 (1:22AM ET/September 1st @ 10:22PM PT)
We have a full moon in Pisces early in September, and this full moon is a time when we usually need to be sweeter, gentler, and more considerate and compassionate. With both others and ourselves! We all need a gentle, understanding touch now, and to think of how we can be kinder with one another. We can be extra sensitive to slights, and have to work on strengthening ourselves better so we're not so easily scarred.
Intuition and imagination run really high with Pisces full moons, so it's great for spiritual ventures and creative or artistic pursuits. But it can also be bad for boundaries, emotional and spiritual, and we have to do a better job of protecting ourselves. Focus on the areas where your boundaries have been frayed, torn down, or where you never had them at all, and get started on that. Having solid emotional and spiritual boundaries isn't a bad thing - it's healthy!
The full moon is sextile (positive aspect, 2 signs away) Uranus in Taurus. This can help us to come together to focus on common causes and hopes and dreams for the future, and we can go about it in more productive ways. We can see the advantage of working together, while also respecting our individuality and unique forms of expression.
This full moon seems to be helpful energy for us as we move toward the Mars retrograde, where frustration and anger may get the better of us!
The full moon occurs at 10 degrees 12 minutes Pisces. Aspects to the full moon are:
Conjunction: 8 degrees 12 minutes - 12 degrees 12 minutes Pisces
Sextile: 8 degrees 12 minutes - 12 degrees 12 minutes Taurus or Capricorn
Square: 8 degrees 12 minutes - 12 degrees 12 minutes Gemini or Sagittarius
Trine: 8 degrees 12 minutes - 12 degrees 12 minutes Cancer or Scorpio
Opposition: 8 degrees 12 minutes - 12 degrees 12 minutes Virgo
New Moon in Virgo: September 17th 2020 (7AM ET/4AM PT)
Virgo new moons are times when we want to get as much work done as we can. We can be extra productive, get organized, make lists, and work to stay on track and on schedule. That is something we really need with Mars retrograde by the time this new moon occurs! The Virgo new moon tries to keep us from getting completely off, and we can keep extra busy with lots of little tasks and projects and chores. We just need to make sure we don't take on TOO much, otherwise we can bring on extra stress.
Virgo new moons tend to be good times to start new work projects, however with Mars retrograde, they may not be brand spanking new projects. They may instead be ones we're doing over again, we tried in the past but didn't follow through with or finish, or that we didn't pursue when we had the chance before and want to try now.
Also note that Virgo is the sign of health, so we may be extra focused on health matters!
The new moon is trine (positive aspect, 4 signs away) Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn (though a little wide for Pluto). Saturn helps us with discipline and focus, and we can get a lot more done, especially with a solid plan and good intentions. Pluto helps us take control over matters, find some personal power, and make transformations where needed to get everything right this time.
The new moon occurs at 25 degrees 1 minute Virgo. Aspects to the new moon are:
Conjunction: 23 degrees 1 minute - 27 degrees 1 minute Virgo
Sextile: 23 degrees 1 minute - 27 degrees 1 minute Cancer or Scorpio
Square: 23 degrees 1 minute - 27 degrees 1 minute Gemini or Sagittarius
Trine: 23 degrees 1 minute - 27 degrees 1 minute Taurus or Capricorn
Opposition: 23 degrees 1 minute - 27 degrees 1 minute Pisces
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for interpretations for the new and full moons in the houses and aspects