It will be a very busy day on the Harvest Moon (Full Moon) of Friday, September 13—which you may notice is also Friday the 13th!
In addition to the superstition associated with Friday the 13th, the planets will be forming a tense T-square in the sky (2 square angles or 3/4 of a grand cross) under this Full Moon. This portends the feeling of being at a crossroads. Or, if you don’t feel at a crossroads, you may feel you are missing a piece of information, so you cannot necessarily move forward or back. You may feel temporarily stuck.
The best strategy will be to wait until the Harvest Moon in the water sign of Pisces has passed. The day after the Pisces Full Moon, the Moon will move into the initiating fire sign of Aries—late in the day on Saturday, September 14. By that time, you will feel as if you have broken through a conundrum or temporary obstacle. And, with communicative Mercury and loving Venus just leaving earth-bound Virgo to move into airy Libra early on the same day, Saturday, September 14, you will feel a sense of lightness and as if your objectivity has returned.
In addition to the Harvest Moon on Friday the 13th, there also will be a number of other energizing planetary alignments:
- Energizing Mars in Virgo squares fortunate Jupiter in Sagittarius on Thursday, September 12. This celestial alignment will fire up your cylinders and give you more energy than normal.
- Communicative Mercury and loving Venus conjoin each other early in the day on Friday, September 13. This will enable you to create harmony in your relationships and beauty in your home environment. It also will help you find diplomatic solutions to persistent discord.
- The Pisces Full Moon squares lucky Jupiter at midday on Friday, September 13 too. Even though Friday the 13th has a bad reputation, you will feel protected by this celestial alignment. You will feel increasingly buoyant and confident as the day unfolds.
- The Virgo Sun forms a positive angle to transformative and powerful Pluto later in the day on Friday, September 13 as well. This will give you the energy and concentration you need to get to the bottom of a profound issue. An attitude or long-held belief is ready to change.
- The Pisces Moon opposes energetic Mars in Virgo and conjoins dreamy Neptune in Pisces just hours before the Full Moon on Friday, September 13. This indicates that a fantasy or unrealistic goal may seem possible to be reached. Creative solutions will come to mind. Your creative ideas may well come to fruition under this influence. But do make sure ideas you are planning for the future have realistic underpinnings.
- Finally, after all of this intense planetary activity all in one day, the Full Harvest Moon will rise in the sky after sunset on Friday, September 13. Take in the aura of the lunar light and focus your hopes, wishes, and dreams on the fiery ball as it rises above the horizon. You may want to meditate and pray to strengthen your resolutions under this powerful lunar light. The Harvest Moon occurs at the Full Moon closest to the Autumn Equinox. The Harvest Moon can appear to be 20% larger than the Moon at other times of year due to its proximity to the Earth. The appearance of the Harvest Moon inspires romantics to hope for the best in their amorous quests. And the lunar light reminds farmers that it’s time to harvest the crops before the shorter days that lead to winter are about to set in.
- Less than an hour after the Harvest Moon in Pisces on September 13, energizing Mars in Virgo opposes dreamy Neptune in Pisces. With much realistic Virgo energy opposite dreamy (and unrealistic) Pisces energy on this day, there will be a great, collective struggle to determine what is real, what to believe, what is possible, and what is the best option to pursue or direction to go.
Again, the best strategy is to wait until the Moon moves from Pisces into Aries, a fire sign associated with the Spring Equinox and the planting of the seeds for the harvest of the crops at the Harvest Moon. The Autumn Equinox arrives on Monday, September 23. This is the day when the light of day equals the dark of night. It is the moment of greatest balance between the Earth and the Sun. Due to the orbit of the Earth around the Sun, the Sun appears to cross the Earth’s equator at the Autumn Equinox and descend toward the southern hemisphere, progressively lowering the amount of daylight received in the northern hemisphere until the Winter Solstice arrives on December 21. After December 21, the days become longer again as the Sun appears to head northward, when it will cross the Earth’s equator on its northward journey toward the Spring Equinox on March 20.
So, during this intense Harvest Moon on the cusp of the Autumn Equinox, practice equanimity and poise. Don’t take impulsive action. Wait for the balancing energy of Mercury and Venus in Libra on September 14, the Sun in Libra on September 23, and Mars in Libra on October 3. Your balance will be better and you will be able to more objectively—and realistically—assess your next step!