This New Moon is happening at 1° of Pisces and will be most potent for people with personal planets or the ascendant at 0° to 4° of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) as well as 29° and 28° of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius). In my practice, the purpose of astrology is to give us the ability to see the divinity in the shifting circumstances of our daily lives to help us surrender to what we cannot change, the courage to change what we can, and the wisdom to know the difference. If you are interested to know what part of your chart will be impacted by any transit, you can book a reading with me.

The Pisces New Moon plants a seed of imagination and desire, punctuating the Venus and Neptune conjunction, and is fueled by the bold, brave and go-getter attitude of Jupiter in Aries. The Sun moving away from its recent meeting with Saturn carries a new sobriety and somber-ness. While we feel energized to move towards the romanticized version of our lives we can do so with a more grounded sense of reality. This lunation marks a tonal shift from cold, analytical Aquarius into empathetic, boundaryless Pisces. As the Sun leaves Aquarius for Pisces, the Saturnian heaviness of the last 4 years begins to break and we can begin to ease up on control, restriction and perfectionism. Both Aquarius and Pisces are future oriented; Aquarius thinks up the future, while Pisces feels into it. Intellectual ideals about the future are necessary for manifesting a fair and just world, but without the emotional intelligence and faithfulness of Pisces we have no hope for it.

The stage set for this New Moon is the romantic fantasy of the Venus and Neptune conjunction in Pisces contrasted by the sober reality check of the Sun and Saturn conjunction in Aquarius. The beautiful visions of Venus and Neptune show us the energy of the desires that flourish within our imaginations. If we fantasize about running away into the forest to live in a mushroom hut, we are tapping into our desire for isolation and a connection with nature. If we fantasize about people that gratify us sexually, we are witnessing our desire for intimacy and arousal. The somber feeling of Saturn may trick us into feeling that if we cannot possess this fantasy we should disregard it for the cold harshness of the “real world”. Sun conjoined Saturn illuminates all the reasons and responsibilities that we must attend to, our ‘why nots’. While we may not be able to attain our fantasies in their details we can bring them into our lives in their essence. However grim this contrast of desire and reality is, we can stay in the faith and hope of a future that balances both in harmony. 

This New Moon invites us to learn how to ground our fantastical desires without losing their spirit. As Venus will shortly after the New Moon enter Aries and join Jupiter, we will be emboldened to take action to move closer to a world that satisfies us, whether we need to take time off to camp in the woods or to speak with our partners about how to better meet one another in union. If we can take the passionate imagined fantastical image of our desire and use the reality check of Saturn to our advantage, we have a good chance of inviting the energy of our fantasies into our lives.

Thank you for taking the time to arm yourself with the knowledge of astrological energies. It is my hope that my forecasts help you be empowered in moving in harmony with the planets, instead of feeling at the whims of the transits. Astrology can help us learn how to ride the waves of our transits instead of being bowled over by them, taken into the undertow. If you’re interested to learn more about how these tranists could effect you as an individual, you can book a reading with me. Happy New Moon all <3

I’m Aly, your friendly mystic, here with the astrological weather for this upcoming Full Moon on September 10th. This full Moon will most powerfully affect those of you with planets in both the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) from degrees 14-20° and in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) from degrees 2-11°. As always, my intention with these forecasts is to give you foreknowledge of the archetypal energies so that you can consciously allow them to move through your life constructively and without resistance. 

This lunation cycle began with the review of our social agreements and relationships. We now find the full Moon in Pisces shifting the perspective of this question away from the details and verbal negotiations towards interconnection and the feeling of union. Its conjunction with Neptune muddies the waters of where we start and others begin and serves as a counter-balance to willful and argumentative Gemini Mars and the analytical and perhaps critical Virgo Sun. This energy of losing the boundaries between one another challenges Mars in Gemini which prefers clear definitions and severance. We may desire to meld ourselves with our partners, family members, friends and spirit but Mars in mental, and intellectual Gemini squares the Moon and refuses to release its hold to the facts at hand, and the Sun wants to know that the issues within our social contracts it’s been analyzing since the start of the cycle will be addressed.

It should be understood that each planet in this story brings a valuable piece to the table if one is able to strike the fine balance of these energies. The Sun illuminates our need to improve the harmony of our agreements and relationships, particularly since Venus has joined the Sun in Virgo and Mercury is stationing retrograde in Libra. The Moon conjunct Neptune yearns for us to remain open and connected emotionally as love is the highest ideal of all relationships and is the only way to achieve harmony. Mars, in contrast, is the energy of self-advocacy. It creates the necessary friction and discomfort to motivate us to verbalize our dissatisfactions, needs, and defend our boundaries if violated. Unlike the Moon at this time, it is not bogged down in memories and emotional connectivity to forget or dismiss maltreatment, agreements, or promises. 

A unique feature of this lunation is the presence of tight squares and oppositions that present challenges and tensions throughout the cycle. We have been feeling over the last two weeks the development of Mercury in Libra opposing Jupiter in Aries. The axis of Aries and Libra again highlights the theme of “me versus we”. Aries energy is fiercely independent and bold, and when negative, selfish and callous. Libra, on the other hand, seeks to balance and harmonize, but when negative, is indecisive and people-pleasing. Jupiter in Aries is not afraid to broadcast what it believes while Mercury in Libra seeks to smooth out the harsh edges of Jupiter’s willful and individualistic philosophy with a more collective perspective. Ultimately, balancing Jupiter’s bombast and brutal honesty through the lens of Mercury’s diplomatic delivery and optics can help with communicating our beliefs without stepping on toes unnecessarily. With both planets in retrograde, it’s a good time to review and revise your philosophies and ideals and identify whether or not they balance the rights of the individual with the needs of our relationships and a greater community.

The last half of this cycle will be characterized by the heightening tensions of our individual desires and beliefs and what is required from us by others. The last quarter Moon happens in conjunction with the perfecting square of Mars and Venus and the opposition of Mercury and Jupiter. What is brought to light by this full Moon will require readjustment to resolve the increasing friction between these opposing energies and integrate solutions that are “all for one and one for all”. By the end of the cycle, Mercury will be poised to exit Libra, returning to the degree it was at the new Moon, putting the social balancing act on the back burner. When it returns to Libra at the end of September, retracing its steps for its final review before the next new Moon on October 2nd, it will have the benefit of the work and experience of the current lunation as it drafts and implements new and harmonious social contracts.