The month of September 2022 comes with a full moon in emotional Pisces and a new moon in mediating Libra, and both tie into the Mercury retrograde. What does this mean for us
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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 10th 2022 (5:56AM ET/2:56AM PT)
Pisces is an emotional water sign, and full moons bring a lot of emotional energy, so Pisces full moons can be times when we're much more sensitive and easily stirred. But, Pisces doesn't like to show it too much, so we may keep this to ourselves, even though we're actually really soft and need a gentle touch now.
Pisces is the sign of compassion and empathy, so we can strive to be sweeter with others, and try to be more understanding. We may try to be more helpful, especially with those who have difficulty helping themselves, but we need to be careful of being taken advantage of.
Pisces rules imagination, so if we need a healthy outlet for anything, creativity can be the winner. We can channel what we're feeling into creative projects and hobbies, and this can help soothe us emotionally.
Pisces is the very last Zodiac sign, while full moons rule endings, so we may see some big things come to an end, literally or figuratively.
This full moon occurs about 6 1/2 hours after Mercury retrograde begins in Libra, so this can amplify emotional energy at the start of this retrograde, and we can be extra sensitive. We need to take care of ourselves, and others. If we're stressed, we may be extra drained.
This full moon is sextile (positive aspect, two signs away, transit (moving) Uranus in Taurus, and this can help us to come together, to be more objective so we're not lost in our emotions, and we can focus on our dreams.
This full moon occurs at 17 degrees 41 minutes Pisces. The aspects to this full moon are:
Conjunction: 15 degrees 41 minutes - 19 degrees 41 minutes Pisces
Sextile: 15 degrees 41 minutes - 19 degrees 41 minutes Taurus or Capricorn
Square: 15 degrees 41 minutes - 19 degrees 41 minutes Gemini or Sagittarius
Trine: 15 degrees 41 minutes - 19 degrees 41 minutes Cancer or Scorpio
Opposition: 15 degrees 41 minutes - 19 degrees 41 minutes Virgo
New Moon in Libra: September 25th 2022 (5:55PM ET/2:55PM PT)
The new moon in Libra can help us work on coming together, and we can pursue opportunities that have us working with or for others. We can be more optimistic about connecting and our dealings with others.
We may enter into new partnerships, new relationships, and new commitments, and we can be enthusiastic in our negotiations and diplomacy. We can be more comfortable in one-on-one settings, and we can be more charming and engaging.
Libra is the sign of balance, so we can strive to find more balance, and this can help us be more decisive. We can feel confident if we feel balanced, and are surrounded by peace and harmony.
This new moon comes 2 days after Mercury retrograde exits Libra, so Libra energy has been off for a couple of weeks while the retrograde was in Libra. This new moon, coupled with the Sun and Venus entering Libra, may help us get on the right path quickly with whatever has gone off the rails in our relationships and partnerships.
The new moon is opposite transit Jupiter in Aries, and this can bring a lot of excess. We can go overboard in many ways, and we need to get some control over that. It can be easy to let things slide until they go too far, so we need to make sure we're being mindful.
This new moon occurs at 2 degrees 49 minutes Virgo. The aspects to this new moon are:
Conjunction: 0 degrees 49 minutes - 4 degrees 49 minutes Libra
Sextile: 0 degrees 49 minutes - 4 degrees 49 minutes Leo or Sagittarius
Square: 0 degrees 49 minutes - 4 degrees 49 minutes Cancer or Capricorn
Trine: 0 degrees 49 minutes - 4 degrees 49 minutes Gemini or Aquarius
Opposition: 0 degrees 49 minutes - 4 degrees 49 minutes Aries
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations