September is coming, and with it comes a new moon in Virgo and full moon in Pisces. Let's review them!
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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.
New Moon in Virgo: September 6th 2021 (8:52PM ET/5:52PM PT)
Virgo new moons are times to get focused on work, projects, tasks, and chores, and get things done. That is extra the case with this new moon since Mars is in Virgo for it. We have the energy and drive to get things done, and we want to tackle all of the things we didn't get a chance to in the last few months, and before we lose the energy for it (when Mercury retrograde kicks in again late September!).
This can be a good time to start a new project, whether at work or at home or personal, but it may need to be either something that can be finished quickly (before the retrograde starts, so in 2-3 weeks), or that will take a long time (so it will go beyond the retrograde, like 6 months or longer).
Our focus on the little things can be better, so we can tend to the details. We can break up bigger tasks into smaller ones to make them more manageable, and we can be more efficient, organized, and structured.
This new moon is trine (positive aspect, 4 signs away) transit (moving) Uranus in Taurus. This can help us try out new, different ways to get things done and be more productive. We can focus on our future and dreams, and what we get done now can help us get closer to what we hope for.
The new moon occurs at 14 degrees 38 minutes Virgo. The aspects to this new moon are:
Conjunction: 12 degrees 38 minutes - 16 degrees 38 minutes Virgo
Sextile: 12 degrees 38 minutes - 16 degrees 38 minutes Cancer or Scorpio
Square: 12 degrees 38 minutes - 16 degrees 38 minutes Gemini or Sagittarius
Trine: 12 degrees 38 minutes - 16 degrees 38 minutes Taurus or Capricorn
Opposition: 12 degrees 38 minutes - 16 degrees 38 minutes Pisces
Full Moon in Pisces: September 20th 2021 (7:55PM ET/4:55PM PT)
Pisces full moons can be emotional times where we're much more sensitive than usual. We can absorb everything, feel everything so much stronger, and it can be a lot to take in. This can make us more vulnerable to deception and being victims, so we have to work on protecting ourselves. Having solid, healthy boundaries can be a focus that can help long-term.
We may want to help others as much as we can, feeling more understanding and empathetic, and this can be a good thing, but we also have to make sure we're not letting ourselves get taken advantage of. On the flip side, we also need to make sure we don't go the other way and lack any and all empathy as a way of protecting ourselves. Middle ground!
Creativity and imagination are often super heightened with Pisces full moons, so this can be a great way to channel emotional energy positively. Make time for creative hobbies and projects, and let your imagination soar.
This can also be a good time to get in tune with your intuition and spiritual self. Pisces is a highly spiritual and intuitive sign, so we can be more sensitive to the subtle energies all around us.
Pisces is the very last sign of the Zodiac, and full moons connect to endings, so we may see important endings with this full moon. We've come full circle, we've reached the end of the road, and we're ready to move on.
The full moon occurs at 28 degrees 14 minutes Pisces. The aspects to this full moon are:
Conjunction: 26 degrees 14 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Pisces
Sextile: 26 degrees 14 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Taurus or Capricorn
Square: 26 degrees 14 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Gemini or Sagittarius
Trine: 26 degrees 14 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Cancer or Scorpio
Opposition: 26 degrees 14 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Virgo
This full moon is late in sign so technically it can make out-of-sign aspects, however it would only be with planets so early in sign (up to 0 degrees 14 minutes) that impact is likely too minor to be felt.
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations
Mercury Retrograde in Gemini & Taurus: May - June 2022
May 2022 New & Full Moons
April 2022 New & Full Moons
Mars in Pisces 2022
Black Moon Lilith in Cancer: April 2022 - January 2023
White Moon Selena in Aquarius: February - September 2022
Ceres in Cancer: May - July 2022
Asteroid Talent in Gemini: May - July 2022
Asteroid Abundantia in Gemini: April - June 2022
Lunar Nodes in Taurus & Scorpio: December 2021 - July 2023
Jupiter in Pisces: May - July 2021, December 2021 - May 2022, & October - December 2022
Jupiter in Aries: May - October 2022, December 2022 - May 2023
Saturn in Aquarius: March - July 2020, December 2020 - March 2023
Uranus in Taurus: May - November 2018, March 2019 - July 2025, November 2025 - April 2026