With the lazy, sun-soaked days of summer fading fast and a push to make the most of the rest of the year, Virgo season tends to bring out the inner, practical student in all of us. Or maybe the promise of cooler fall breezes and pumpkin-spiced everything has you daydreaming about "bouquets of newly sharpened pencils" a la Kathleen Kelly in You've Got Mail. And around the Maiden's annual full moon — which falls in its opposite, sister sign Pisces — that Virgoan studiousness will get a mystical twist. The lunar event, occurring on September 20 at 7:54 p.m. ET/4:54 p.m. PT, is pure fuel for our spirits, imaginations, and good fortune.
The full moon in Pisces will help you connect with your spiritual side.
Back around the uplifting September 6 new moon in Virgo, the mutable earth sign's magical side was on full display. Now, as the full moon cozies up to mystical Neptune in mutable water sign Pisces, we'll be swimming in a whole different style of spirituality. While Virgo is infatuated with data, facts, and footnotes galore, its opposite or sister sign, Pisces, is comfier with dreams, emotions, and intuition over rational thought. In fact, its ruling planet, Neptune, actually serves to cloud rational thought, blurring our crystal clear vision of the world, magnifying imagination, and encouraging escapism.
And on September 20, the Pisces full moon will sit closest to Neptune in the sky, amplifying emotional sensitivity, compassion, and psychic abilities. This could give way to colorful, eye-opening dreams — at night or during the day — and an exciting, otherworldly creative energy. The goal: to aid you in putting logic on the backburner, tuning into your inner light, and channeling that into a heart-fulfilling venture.
Mercury and Jupiter bring a ton of luck, social buzz, and optimism to the party.
Messenger Mercury is the buzz-loving yente, the gossipy party hopper, the social butterfly of the sky — and it's currently in the sign that's basically the host with the most, cardinal air sign Libra. Meanwhile, fortunate Jupiter has that "go big or go home" vibe, magnifying everything it comes in contact with, and it's currently in personable fixed air sign Aquarius. These two power players come together to form a harmonious trine just an hour before the full moon is exact, setting a positive, easy-breezy, super-optimistic tone.
Even though the Piscean feeling of the moment could have you wearing rose-colored glasses and getting lost in daydreams, Mercury's cerebral, social influence syncing with expansive Jupiter all but guarantees an emphasis on social connection, vibrant, intellectually-stimulating conversation, flirtation, and big picture thinking. You could be fired up to plan a major vacation with your S.O., brainstorm an ambitious game plan with your coworkers, throw your hat in the ring for a thrilling professional opportunity. Since both planets are in humanitarian air signs, you might expect discussions about justice, equality, and community to reach a fever pitch too.
And because Mercury can bring news just as readily as it can make it, you could find out that something you've been dreaming about or working toward or collaborating on is finally coming to fruition. Basically, you can expect these two benefics (aka planets that are generally helpful, uplifting) offer up a treasure trove of positivity, luck, and exciting, bold communication around this full moon.
The moment won't be without a splash of intensity.
Two days after the full moon, on September 22, Mercury will clash with Pluto, the planet of transformation, in Capricorn, which could intensify communication and crank up the potential for power plays and coercion. You'll be able to go deep on any given topic, but it'll be best to avoid trying to manipulate anything — or anyone — outside of yourself, as that will likely only lead to conflict.
But Mercury loves research, and Pluto rules the hidden, shadow side of life, so if you're feeling this aspect, you can take advantage by being your own private investigator. Being open-minded, curious, and willing to explore the inner workings of any given situation is one way to come away from this influence feeling informed and empowered.
Here, how this Pisces full moon will affect you, based on your sign. (Pro-tip: Be sure to read both your sun and your rising sign, if you know it. If you don't, you can find it on your natal chart or via this CafeAstrology calculator.)
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Thanks to the full moon's presence in your twelfth house of spirituality, you'll be even more compelled to get in touch with your inner self. It could be time for a deep dive in therapy, meditation, or another beloved mind-body practice to recharge and renew.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
With the full moon falling in your eleventh house of networking, you'll be collaborating closely with others, realizing that feeling like part of a team is integral to your happiness.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
The new moon activates your tenth house of career, so you could be reaching a culmination point professionally. If you're not getting the recognition you've been working for, you could have a game-changing realization about how to best move forward.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Falling in your ninth house of adventure, the full moon can help you get in touch with what your heart and spirit want. It might be time to take a leap of faith.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
The full moon falls in your eighth house of emotional bonds and sexual intimacy, turning your attention to your comfort level in your closest relationship. It can be a beautiful time to reflect on strengthening reciprocity and security.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
The full moon is in your seventh house of partnership, stirring you to contemplate how you can best show up in your one-on-one relationships. And you could receive good news about money, health, or your daily routine.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
The full moon is in your sixth house of wellness and daily routine, inspiring you to prioritize self-care and infuse your grind with more balance. A burst of romance, creativity, and spontaneity boosts your optimism.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Thanks to the full moon falling in your fifth house of romance, you'll crave lighthearted fun, artistic self-expression, and playful sex. You could find that fueling this part of your spirit has you feeling more emotionally centered and secure.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
The full moon is in your fourth house of home life, drawing your attention to your intimate affairs and how well balanced they are with your work commitments. If you're feeling overwhelmed, it might be time to lean on others for support.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
The full moon falls in your third house of communication, and all your commitments could have you feeling spread too thin. The good news: All that hard work you've been putting in nonstop could pay off in the form of well-deserved recognition or a raise.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Falling in your second house of income, you'll be thinking about how you can best fulfill your desire for more financial or emotional security. With Jupiter in your sign, harmonizing with Mercury in your ninth house of adventure, it's time to think big.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
The full moon falls in your sign — aka your first house of self — which could magnify your intuition and heighten already deeply-felt emotions. Lean on your closest loved ones and mental health care routines, and swimming in the deep end of your feelings could go from daunting to transformative.
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