A Full Moon occurs when the earth is located between the Sun and the Moon, so that the part of the Moon visible from earth is fully illuminated by sunlight, creating the full circle we know and love. Astrologically speaking, a Full Moon is technically a Sun-Moon opposition, and it’s this tension between the astrological Sun and the astrological Moon that brings the Full Moon its notoriously emotional qualities.
In astrology, the Full Moon is a moment of completion – as in the whole circle – and reflection, as in the sunlight reflected from the Moon’s face. What you may be completing and reflecting upon links back to what you were doing when the Moon was a New Moon in this same zodiac sign. So, for a Full Moon in Pisces, we need to look back approximately six months to what was on your mind when the New Moon was in Pisces.
The astrological Moon represents emotions, our unconscious, our feelings and our reactions. All of these things are fully exposed and vulnerable during a Full Moon, in a way suggested by the zodiac sign concerned.
For astrologers, Pisces as a zodiac sign is intensely sensitive and emotional. It’s a mystical, magical, spiritual kind of energy, prone to escapism and flights of fancy but with an imagination the envy of everyone. Pisces can also be rather gullible energy, however, and is often used and abused by others who choose to take advantage of this energy’s compassion and kindness.
When the Full Moon, always an emotional event at any time, shines from super-sensitive Pisces, you just know that tears are going to flow. During this extremely emotional Full Moon, it’s important not to over-react or to seek negative escapism via drink and drugs. We may feel lost at sea and out of control during a Pisces Full Moon, and it may well be that events are moving quickly. It can be a very unsettling moment indeed.
To best deal with these very strong emotions, we can use Pisces’ own strengths. Meditation, prayer and spirituality are important now, as is journaling, writing, music, poetry and dance – all excellent ways of safely letting that emotion go. It’s important not get wrapped up in a sense of guilt.
In astrology, Full Moons also challenge us to deal with the shadow aspects of the sign opposite to the Full Moon. In this case, the Pisces Full Moon brings out the shadow elements for Virgo – a zodiac signs which can suffer from fussiness, perfectionism and harsh internal critiques. During this Full Moon, ask if you’ve been too hard on yourself recently. Instead of getting hung up on what has failed, use positive self-talk to congratulate yourself on how far you’ve come.
How the Pisces Full Moon Affects Each Zodiac Sign
Each Sun sign will feel the effects of the Pisces Full Moon during Virgo Season slightly differently, regardless of the positions of the planets at your birth. All signs will be experiencing a sense of completion or ending in some way, but the specifics will vary according to which solar house the Full Moon falls in for each zodiac sign. In astrology, some zodiac signs will also deal better than others with the particular emotional sensitivities of the Pisces Full Moon.
Aries Zodiac Sign (Aries Dates: March 20 – April 19) in the Pisces Full Moon
Spirit is calling to you during this Full Moon, Aries. Listen more carefully to your intuition and your dreams. Your attempts to rationalize a situation are not working, but that’s because there’s more going on than you can possibly imagine. Turn within to seek answers, rather than expecting a quick, factual resolution.
Taurus Zodiac Sign (Taurus Dates: April 20 – May 20) in the Pisces Full Moon
Turn to friends, colleagues and companions for emotional support when you need it the most, Taurus. Someone may let you down, but it’s important not to allow feelings of mistrust to take over. Reach out to others and maintain your social network; this will help you to understand that the vast majority of people are on your side.
Gemini Zodiac Sign (Gemini Dates: May 21 – June 20) in the Pisces Full Moon
If you find yourself unwillingly in the spotlight at work, Gemini, remember that is an opportunity as well as a time of stress. It's a good time to step up, take responsibility and make it work. If work is not going well, on the other hand, don’t allow what you see as a failure to define who you are. You are more than your job.
Cancer Zodiac Sign (Cancer Dates: June 21 – July 21) in the Pisces Full Moon
If you feel stressed out, Cancer, you’ll find comfort in cultures other than your own. Cast your net wide to experience how the rest of the world lives, because there are useful lessons and new beginnings here for you. The more you can open your heart to the unusual and the unfamiliar, the more your heart will grow and learn.
Leo Zodiac Sign (Leo Dates: July 22 – August 22) in the Pisces Full Moon
Forgive, even if you can’t forget, Leo. This lunation urges you to move on from a past hurt, and you cannot do that without practicing forgiveness. Do it for yourself, even if the person concerned does not deserve it. In fact, especially if they don’t deserve it. The power is yours, so don’t dwell any further on this trauma.
Virgo Zodiac Sign (Virgo Dates: August 23 – September 22) in the Pisces Full Moon
Emotional scenes in a relationship may be joy or sorrow, laughter or anger – but one way or another, for better or for worse, your relationship is in the spotlight now. If you want to, Virgo, you can take your love from strength to strength now, but if you have been unhappy for some time, now might be the moment to cut your losses and move on.
Libra Zodiac Sign (Libra Dates: September 23 – October 22) in the Pisces Full Moon
Sort through the chaos of your life and become better organized, Libra. Think about scheduling, clearing your clutter, delegating your tasks and creating time for yourself. You’re drowning in a sea of chores, errands, work and responsibilities, and it cannot go on. You’re not alone, so get some help and create a breathing space.
Scorpio Zodiac Sign (Scorpio Dates: October 23 – November 21) in the Pisces Full Moon
The Piscean Moon releases your creativity along with some pretty extreme emotions, Scorpio. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself both sinking to the depths of despair and somehow also rising to the heights of joy. Art, crafts or fun activities will help to stabilize your emotions and keep you on an even keel.
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign (Sagittarius Dates: November 22 – December 20) in the Pisces Full Moon
Emotions run high in your family life during this Full Moon and there could be recriminations; someone is playing the blame game. Refuse to take sides if at all possible and try to model goodwill and grace, Sagittarius. This could be a tumultuous period at home, but if you radiate love, peace will eventually triumph.
Capricorn Zodiac Sign (Capricorn Dates: December 21 – January 19) in the Pisces Full Moon
Don’t take the easy option, Capricorn, especially when it comes to avoiding a difficult conversation. Things need to be said. You can say them from a place of love and kindness but say them you must. Be prepared to listen too, because this is a two-way dialogue and the other party has things you should hear.
Aquarius Zodiac Sign (Aquarius Dates: January 20 – February 17) in the Pisces Full Moon
Money worries cause stress and anxiety during this Full Moon, Aquarius, but only because you’re too attached to the material world. Let go and trust that you will be provided with what you need. Meanwhile, look towards your long-neglected talents for a potentially better and more rewarding way to make your income.
Pisces Zodiac Sign (Pisces Dates: February 18 – March 19) in the Pisces Full Moon
A Full Moon in your own sign is intense and moving, Pisces, but also cathartic. Don’t be afraid to wear your heart on your sleeve. You do not have to hide your emotions. In fact, you can show people the way– model that it’s OK to cry, it’s OK to have regrets and it’s OK to be sorry. These are human emotions, and you’re doing just fine.
*Note: The exact date and time of the Full Moon in Pisces will differ depending on your timezone. This planet update was published the day before the Full Moon in Pisces in Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the year 2020, which was September 2, 2020 @ 01:21 AM.