Astrology for the Weekend - 9/9-9/11/22
Just look at the night sky, and you will see one of the events I'll be writing about - the Pisces Full Moon occurs Saturday, September 10. A time for balancing our faith and our need to put that faith into action (Pisces Moon opposite the Virgo Moon). At the full moon, we walk the fine line of not forgetting Source while balancing it with the practical need to do good works here on earth. Of course, that is just one of the many ways this Full Moon can be expressed.
At the same time, Mercury is slowing down to do an about face and start going retrograde for the next three weeks. Mercury moves in apparent backward motion about three times a year. It isn't especially rare, but it is impactful. It tends to affect Mercury issues - communication, phones, computers - and those things are an essential items in the modern world, so we pay attention to how they are affected by the retrograde.
It is always a good time under Mercury retrograde to review, revise and edit, rather than start something new. It is also the mantra for activity after a full moon - the waning phase, a time for review, revision, editing. The Moon phase will last about 2 weeks; Mercury retrograde about a week longer and then another week before Mercury reaches the original point of retrograde action.
We have a favorable kite formation at the time of this Full Moon - a big trine earthy trine between the Sun in Virgo (the Leader), Pluto in Capricorn (forces of change in big institutions) and Uranus in Taurus (a sudden, unexpected turn) conjunct the North Node of the Moon (Fate). There is also the opposition of the Sun in Virgo and Moon in Pisces conjunct Neptune in Pisces. Neptune and the North Node make this an unexpected, sometimes unclear, but fated feeling Full Moon. The addition of Mercury Retrograde indicates we will be reviewing actions previously undertaken...should be very interesting!
On August 27, the Virgo New Moon (Sun and Moon exactly conjunct) began a growth phase that lasted until this weekend's Full Moon. The New Moon was in a challenging aspect to Mars in Gemini - the planet of the Warrior in the sign of the communicator. President Biden chose to call out the MAGA Republicans as Fascists and enemies of Democracy under this influence. That was one of the many expressions of this energy.
If you have Sun or other planets placed in Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius or Gemini. you feel this in a more personal way.