We are having Full Moon in Pisces on Saturday, August 29th at 6:35pm Universal Time. It is a Super Moon which is when a Full Moon is closer to the Earth than normal in its elliptical orbit.
Full Moons are the peak of the Moon cycle, as this is when the light of the Sun completely fills the Moon and marks the beginning of the following 2 week period when the light starts fading. This is known as the “waning phase.” Symbolically, because this is when the light begins to recede, this represents a time of release. Full Moons are generally the most intense and lively time of the Moon cycle.
The astrological themes for each Full Moon can start to be felt in the week leading up to it. The events and circumstances that occur in our lives on the exact day usually challenge us. The Sun and Moon are opposite each other, so whatever signs they are in will most strongly influence the themes.
The Sun is associated with our Ego needs and the Moon is associated with our Emotional needs.
Just like the New Moon, you can also have intentions for the Full Moon, with the difference being that for this phase your intentions should be associated with some sort of release or need for change. If you have been feeling that there is something to let go of, then use this period for the most powerful effect. You can also use Full Moons to begin a cleanse or detox. (Read more about intentions and detoxing at the bottom of the article.)
Sometimes the events and circumstances that happen to us around the Full Moon will create an awareness within ourselves that we need to change or let go of something. However, this is not always the case. Some Full Moon circumstances might just help you bring something to your awareness to help you make better choices.
Sun in Virgo Opposite Moon in Pisces
Full Moons are a time where you can feel challenged by the energy of two opposite signs. In this case it is the polarity of the Sun in Virgo (Ego Needs) and Moon in Pisces (Emotional Needs).
Virgo is an earth sign, ruled by Mercury. It is analytical, detailed, organized, and orderly. A perfectionist grounded in the real world, it knows what needs to be done next.
Both signs are associated with serving and healing. Virgo’s domain is physical health and serving through hard work. Pisces’ domain is spiritual health and serving through self-sacrifice.
Jupiter is Conjunct the Sun While Neptune is Conjunct the Moon
Interestingly, both Jupiter and Neptune are the rulers of Pisces, Jupiter being the traditional and Neptune being the modern ruler. In this Full Moon dynamic, we see Pisces’ traditional ruler in its opposite sign of Virgo with the Sun.
Jupiter is the planet of expansion, higher ideals, spiritual beliefs, and philosophies. It is also associated with overdoing things. In a sign like Virgo, there can be overdoing of work, perfectionism, and getting too caught up in the details or logic. Or it could also manifest as being analytical around beliefs.
Neptune is the planet of the spiritual realms, dreams, subconscious, and imagination. Like Pisces, it is also associated with illusion, deception, and escapism. Neptune is at home in Pisces and being there really emphasizes and amplifies the Pisces themes mentioned above.
These astrological configurations indicate a time where we may find ourselves in situations where we are overdoing things in a physical and/or analytical way, and perhaps even getting scattered around details. If so, then the Pisces/Neptune polarity wants us to let go, trust in the process, and/or just approach things from a spiritual perspective. Why try to control everything when everything is already in divine order? This is the Pisces solution to imbalanced Virgo energy.