The Full Moon occurs at 5.32 am BST on September 14th at 21 degrees 05′ Pisces. Luna is conjunct Neptune, the modern ruler of Pisces, opposite the Sun and Mars, and square Jupiter, the traditional ruler of Pisces – making a T-square. The Full Moon puts the spotlight on Jupiter square Neptune, the aspect flavouring 2019 with big dreams, desires for spiritual wisdom – a wish to materialise some magic and liberty in our lives. This Full Moon helps reveal the bigger picture, clears some of the Jupiter square Neptune mystical fog, along with where we need to get on task and put some effort in, a call to have belief, faith in our dreams. The Full Moon is sextile Pluto and on September 19th Mars trine Pluto is exact, paving the way for powerful results and transformation to occur.
Full Moon Meaning
The Sun is exactly opposite the Moon – Luna is at her brightest, her energy and force are at maximum power.
A Full Moon shows whatever seeds we planted at the New Moon maturing and becoming ripe, being illuminated, so that we can clearly see and understand our course of action and it’s results. The harvest could be abundant, bountiful or be deficient, and not quite what we hoped for. With the Moon at her peak, our emotions and instincts can be increased, the veil between the seen and the unseen realms is also thinnest at this time.
From here the Moon begins to wane, diminish, so it is not an ideal time to start anything new. It is more a time to reflect – and depending on the results of our harvest, either keep and reinforce the beneficial or release and let go of anything that is not working or has become dysfunctional.
The Moon is conjunct Neptune, opposite the Sun and Mars, and square Jupiter in Sagittarius, forming a T-Square – that draws attention to the 3rd and final, exact square between Jupiter and Neptune that occurs on September 21st.
The Virgo-Pisces axis is associated with themes of – realities and dreams, order and chaos, criticism and compassion, the mundane and the spiritual.
The chart has no planets in air signs – the energy of communication or relating. But the mutable (change and flexibility) signs of Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces, featured in the Full Moon T-Square are all associated with how we think, Virgo – reason and logic, Sagittarius – looking at the whole picture, and Pisces – intuition. All the planets are in earth signs, apart from the Moon, Neptune (water) and Jupiter (fire), showing that tangible results and transformation are attainable through acknowledging and working with what’s realistic and sensible.
The Moon conjunct Neptune, illuminates not only our dreams, but what has been concealed, hidden from view, either by our own lack of perception of the truth or the deliberate deceit and dishonesty of others. We need to get in touch with facts, whilst simultaneously retaining the inspiring, exciting magic of our vision.
Mars opposite the Moon, speaks of possible disruption, discord, impulsiveness, maybe even fighting – to defend, protect and improve something, for ourselves or on behalf of others. We may question our abilities, are we good enough? do we actually have what it takes to attain our dreams? or should we abandon them to become the past, a distant memory to reflect on?
We may be feeling despondent, confused about the way forward, but – Jupiter tells us to have belief, retain faith in our dreams.
The Moon and Neptune are sextile Pluto, the Sun and Mars are trine Pluto, and Mars trine Pluto is exact on September 19th at 20 degrees Virgo/Capricorn. We need to seek where we have some power, what we can control – Pluto, and start there. Pluto brings the potential, the promise of potent energy, the drive, force and courage to meet challenges and struggles – and overcome them.
Pluto is the planet of death, destruction and transformation, and the modern ruler of Scorpio (Mars traditionally). Pluto teaches that endings are unavoidable, change is compulsory and ultimately brings evolution and progress.
Currently – Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto and the South Node are tightly parallel.
As I have previously said –
“Possibly we need to find meaning in, and trust (Jupiter) that as we follow a seemingly relentless, hard path, requiring responsibility and stamina, necessity and our goals guiding the way (Saturn) eventually we will meet with transformation and empowerment (Pluto)”
Pluto can be secrets, concealment, conspiracies, criminal and unscrupulous behaviour – the Full Moon could trigger dark secrets from the past (south node) emerging to be probed and judged. Collectively – some will be held accountable, could lose, see the end of their power and control, others could regain or discover their personal power, opening an adjustment to a sense of freedom, independence and choice in life.
Tarot ~ 10 of Cups
The Full Moon takes place in the last decan or face of Pisces, ruled by Mars, the corresponding tarot card is the 10 of Cups. This card shows that Mars, the planet of action and aggression, pursues everything he wants, including a perfect, blissful home and family life. Book T refers to this card as “Perfected Success”
The Rider Waite Smith card depicts an idealised family, a loving couple have their arms around each other, their cherished children dance merrily before them, while a rainbow featuring 10 cups shines
overhead. The 10 of Cups is the card of happy endings, fairy tales, and that there is truly no place like home, surrounded by loved ones.
Pisces contributes to the idyllic dreaminess of this card. There is a sense of unreality and fantasy, but is also suggestive that this peace and harmony, is the ultimate desired outcome in life . It is beneficial to be mindful that The 10 of Cups, 10’s being the last card in a suit, correlates with the last decan of Pisces, and the 12th sign, the last sign of the zodiac – all representative of completion, endings and new beginnings. Mars shows the effort we must apply to turn dreams into reality.
“Find ways to provide inspiration and set examples for those still struggling to find their way. Help them realize that dreams don’t just happen. The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is filled through our labours.”
Spiritual Tarot by Echols, Mueller and Thomson ~ page 193
10 of Cups from The Aquatic Tarot by Andreas Schroter