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Full Moon in Pisces, September 12, 2011

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There is an ethereal quality to this Full Moon at 19° 17′ Pisces on 12 September 2011, 2:27 AM PDT though I suspect it is due more to my overactive imagination than having any basis in reality. Pisces has this carefully cultivated image of being a fading flower while in truth most Pisces folk are incredibly tough, able to handle almost anything life throws at them.

It is Neptune in Aquarius, Pisces’s ruler, inconjunct Venus in Virgo providing the otherworldly atmosphere, making this a great time to watch a movie about star crossed lovers, full of high drama and oceans of tears. Also feeding the urge to find love and romance is a friendly sextile between Venus in Virgo and Mars in Cancer. When these two planets are in harmonious signs relationships between the sexes generally improves. I would also like to point out Neptune in Aquarius is the apex of a Yod with the Venus-Mars sextile as the base. In a very real sense, making over-the-top romantic gestures may not work out very well because between Venus in Virgo’s common sense and Mars in Cancer’s shyness, those will fall flat. Settle for quiet and sincere ways of expressing your love and affection, OK?

We usually don’t associate Virgo and romance because this earth sign is down to earth and quite practical, so much of Neptune’s need for promoting romantic fantasies will run into serious resistance. That’s not to say Virgo isn’t passionate and loving in their relationships, they are . . . just not in a public way. They leave that to Leo! Instead of a candlelight dinner for two with all the trimmings (and expense), Virgo may bring simple, beautifully prepared healthy foods for two on a picnic in the park. Cost effective and health conscious, what more could you want?

Mercury, Virgo’s ruler, is very happy. It has the full support of powerful Pluto in Capricorn via a close trine and a slightly wider trine to expansive Jupiter in Taurus. This is a great time for reviewing your investments and deciding what to keep and what to drop. I do have to add one caveat – Mercury is also inconjunct Uranus in Aries, creating the potential to rush to judgment and make snap decisions without all the facts. That being said, the supportive trines from the other two heavy-weights will probably offset Uranus’s influence. Besides, there is no other sign more helpful for reading the fine print than Virgo.

We also need to keep in mind that extremely annoying Uranus-Pluto square is still active and is continuing to fuel acrimony in the collective. We will see a drop in intensity by the Full Moon in Aries on 11 October 2011 . . . something to be grateful for. Until then remember to bring as much patience as possible to the table when discussing politics and other inflammatory subjects. *grin*

The Sun and Moon have a rather strained interaction with Saturn in Libra and form a Grand Square with the Moon’s Nodes. What a set up for instant karma! Thoughtless and inconsiderate behaviors are almost guaranteed to rebound immediately reminding everyone why good manners and treating others with kindness consistently (Saturn in Libra) is by far the best way to go. Self-righteous, loud-mouthed bullies will not be tolerated! It is time to develop a good moral code of conduct (North Node in Sagittarius) about when to air one’s opinions (South Node in Gemini).

Celebrate this lovely Full Moon with reverence for the natural world and a sincere appreciation for diversity. Practice tolerance, kindness and patience as if your life depended on it. Who knows? It might.

On a personal note: The biggest reason I have to celebrate on this Full Moon is the Saturn transit to my Moon will finally be history. The last pass brought the full weight of Saturn down on me via my partner, who kept my nose to the grindstone the whole time Saturn was exactly conjoined my Moon. Whew!

Otherwise, it is the Yod having the greatest impact on my natal chart. Neptune in Aquarius is in my third house and exactly trine my Libra Sun. Venus (who rules both my Libra Sun and Moon) is semi-sextile my Sun and Mars in Cancer is closing in on exactly squaring it. All those things I said about patience, tolerance and generally playing well with others applies to moi. 😀