Monday Sept. 8 is the Pisces Full Moon, exact at 9:38 pm EDT (Tuesday at 1:38 UTC). (View full chart here.) Elizabeth Michaud and Len Wallick have interpreted this lunation for each of the 12 Moon signs in their horoscopes below.
To read these horoscopes, it helps to know your Moon sign (where the Moon was at the moment of your birth), which you can find out by entering your birth data into Serennu.com. If you know your birth time, that will ensure accuracy — but often you can still be sure of its sign even if the exact degree is fuzzy. You can also read these horoscopes for your Sun and rising signs for additional insight.
By Elizabeth Michaud and Len Wallick
Aries (March 20-April 19) — This is likely to be a very personal Full Moon for you. Personal in the sense of a dream you cannot describe to anyone else because they would have had to be there in order to understand. To better grasp what you might be unable to convey verbally, think of yourself as an explorer. Carefully observe, so as to remember. Follow the flow of your emotions as the surest, swiftest way in, but keep your wits about you through the twists and turns so as to also find your way out. Most of all, seek out new resources you can use to resolve old complaints.
Taurus (April 19-May 20) — If you get the sense that you are entering strange days without end, assuage yourself by entertaining the possibility that you are in fact emerging from such a period. Consider whether your life is actually returning to a more nourishing and healthful normal, which only appears strange for its long absence. Draw upon past experiences of re-acquainting yourself with what once was familiar. Settle down where you are. Take what time you can for rest and recreation this month. Fortify yourself. At least one more transition awaits you before you are home.
Gemini (May 20-June 21) — If you are feeling the world is too big for comfort, the sensation will probably pass as soon as you grow your recently achieved awareness. If, on the other hand, your life is feeling confined and narrow, you will have to be the one to divest yourself of that notion. Right now, a broader level of comfort and an expanded sense of opportunity are available should you but open your mind to the possibility. Soon you will have the requisite motivation to achieve that opening, but there is a question of whether you will master your desires or whether they will master you.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Being of service does not necessarily require sacrificing yourself completely, just like being of use does not entail being responsible for every detail. The time period surrounding this Full Moon brings issues of passion and faith to your awareness. Sometimes, when things are flowing — when you love and feel loved in return — you can give boundlessly and selflessly. Instead of being awash in the tides of passion, you are in a position to guide yourself in the emotional current. You can afford to be more honest with yourself about what you want in relationships, and what you are willing to give in return.
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — While it is certainly true that money isn’t everything, the stress involving finances can often be an overwhelming burden. Part of dealing with that stress is sorting out the details involving your income and resources. There is a freedom being offered to you right now to deal with some uncomfortable issues, to shed some baggage, and to gain a more mature sense of self-worth regarding how you sustain yourself and what you need to feel good. Remember that your value is measured within, not without. It is a useful time to cut out the superficial and get down to basics.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — The therapeutic opportunities that this Full Moon makes available to you are invaluable. How do you feel in your relationships? Since one of your innate skills is the ability to make sense of the pieces of the whole, this is a good time to look at the inner workings of people you are close to, and see if all the pieces add up to something healthy. Don’t be too critical, of yourself or of them. Just be honest and compassionate and see what you come up with. Who do you really feel good with? Take a moment to appreciate the people that lift you up. There is a long line between self-interest and self-sacrifice, and you will be a happier part of the whole when you understand that.
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — If something seems to be nagging at you, like a vague discomfort, take a moment to ask yourself one question — do you feel valued for what you contribute to the world? This doesn’t only apply to work that earns you money, although that is part of it. You may find yourself tapping into deeply buried insights, systematically showing or hinting at steps to take. Follow your gut, particularly regarding sharing your creative skills. From making art to encouraging a friend in need, you have more imaginative talents than you know. Express those traits, and let things take off from there.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — Your perseverance and resilience have opened up a world of emotional empathy. The depth of understanding is a resource — you are in touch with your own motivations and the impulses of others. Visualize dumping garbage down a trash chute. That’s what you are doing right now. By releasing the old, you will let wounds and stubborn grudges fall away, opening up space for supportive and nurturing interactions. It is likely that the space now emerging may soon be filled with exactly the kind of passion and integrity you seek. For now, consider your emotional world as a piece of land you must clear and heal in order to build on it in the future.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — It’s OK if you feel a little on edge these days — this phase will not last forever — and soon the bee that may have been buzzing in your bonnet will rest. Before the momentum shifts your way, do yourself a favor and clean out the closets of your personal life. When the party gets going, you are going to want as many friendly faces around you to celebrate as possible. Do what you can to heal the hurts that linger while those channels are still open. If something is making you feel nervous or guilty, tend to it. Make amends. We are human, and forgiveness and self-acceptance are keys to living freely in this life.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — Sometimes less is more. Sometimes it isn’t. Until the end of the year, it would probably be a good idea to consider how concepts of less and more have been working for you, and how things might work better. Begin with something easily under your control: how much you say. If ever there were a time to express succinctly without sacrificing what you need to say, it appears to be now. Economy with words nearly always adds to their force and value, but they have to be the right words, and well timed.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Now would be an appropriate time for you to invoke the proverb about still waters running deep. Although Aquarius is an air sign, its iconic association with water is comparable to a paradoxical but persistent nickname — like a tall person called “Shorty,” or a short person known as “Stretch.” To better honor and be at peace with your own paradoxes, do what you can to cultivate stillness as the Pisces Full Moon approaches. The result could find you evoking a greater depth than ever before. You may also find yourself better understood and more loved for who you truly are.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — You may not always be comfortable with the spotlight, but here it probably comes. Rather than avoid the attention you will potentially be attracting, use it. Not so much for gain; more for self-awareness. Whenever, however and wherever you become the focus of others, acknowledge it respectfully and appropriately without getting caught up in it. It’s not the perceptions of others that matter at this time. It’s how you respond to being the center of attention that you should study intently — in the moment, at every opportunity. What you learn could change the course of your life.