DIY Pisces Full Moon- Riptide


Full Moons are the culmination of a cycle, the high point, the, well, full point of something you’ve been working on. It’s like a spotlight, a high beam on whatever part of life the Full Moon is falling in. Often it’s a realization, a light bulb moment. Sometimes it’s an event, although often times that “event” is nothing more than you suddenly knowing something that you’ve sort of always known.

Easy peasy…right?

Sort of.

When it comes to lunations ie New Moons or Full Moons, we often forget all about our basic transit theory.

Normally we wouldn’t worry too much about Moon transits. Sure they can trigger a longer lasting, more developmental, outer planet transit that’s been brewing, but other than that a transit by the Moon brings little more than a change in planetary weather. Besides, the Moon moves so quickly, you could go mad, or at least cross eyed, plotting each and every Moon transit.

At the Full or New Moon, though, it’s worth having a look at what’s really going on, and whether it’s bringing to light, exposing something, that’s been hidden below the surface of your daily busyness.

If you’ve been keeping up with your New and Full Moon journaling, you could be starting to see patterns emerge- like the one I wrote about yesterday.

Especially look back to the intentions that you set under the Pisces New Moon and Virgo Full Moons earlier this year. What parts of your chart were activated by these lunations?

When the Moon is in Pisces, for a few days we’re in a world where everything is one and anything is possible. It’s a couple of days where imagination and illusion are heightened. Throw a Full Moon into the picture and it’s all magnified.

The Pisces Full Moon casts the spotlight firmly on the differences between fantasy and reality, escapism and routine, empathy and practicality, chaos and organization, flying by the seat of your pants and following process, breezy disregard for detail and attention to fine details. Wherever this falls in your chart is the area of life that is being exposed to these contrasts.

The Pisces Moon looks to escape into the dream world of the imagination. Virgo Sun looks to reality and practicalities and efficiency. Virgo Sun reminds us that there is a huge list of everyday things that have to be done…but under the Pisces Full Moon we ask whether it needs to be done now, or whether it can wait.

How to interpret what this Full Moon means for you?


Check out where the Full Moon falls in your chart

  • This Full Moon is at 16 Pisces 19’, so pull out your birth-chart, and look for 16 Pisces. The Pisces symbol looks something like 2 back to back C’s with a squiggle in between,…(see the pic above)…
  • If you need a refresher on getting your chart, go to this post.
  • What house is that in?
  • If you need a refresher on what each house means, go to this post.

Does the Full Moon make any aspects to planets or points in your chart?

  • If you have planets at 14-19 degrees of Pisces, they will be conjunct the Full Moon
  • If you have planets at 14-19 Virgo, they will be opposite the Full Moon
  • If you have planets at 14-19 Gemini or Sagittarius, they will be square the Full Moon
  • If you have planets at 14-19 Scorpio or Cancer, they will be trine the Full Moon
  • If you have planets at 14-19 Taurus or Capricorn, they will be sextile the Full Moon
  • Don’t forget to include chart points as well (ie house cusps- especially the 1st, 4th, 7th & 10th).

What is the nature of the aspect

What is the nature of the aspect? This will tell you whether the transit will be “easy” or “hard”- and that doesn’t mean “good” or “bad.”

  • When the Moon is conjunct a planet or chart point, her energy is fused with that planet. She takes over that planet. Her energy is stronger than the planet she is invading.
  • When the Moon is opposing a planet or chart point, “someone or something “out there” is doing something to you and furthermore, it’s their fault.” A decision is necessary.
  • When the Moon is square a planet or chart point, there is tension and frustration- something happens which will force you “into a mode of action that you have not yet explored…results stimulate actions rather than decisions.”
  • When the Moon is trine a planet or chart point whatever is going to happen will happen quickly and relatively easily. Obstacles will be removed. This doesn’t mean that it will be good or painless, just that whatever is going to happen will happen quickly and relatively easily.
  • When the Moon is sextile a planet or chart point opportunities may arise.

The Theory*

  • What house is the Moon in natally? What house is the planet being transited by the Moon in natally? These areas will be where the transit starts to happen.
  • What house is Moon transiting? This is where the main action will be occurring.
  • What house/s is ruled by the Moon natally? What house is ruled natally by the planet being transited? These are the areas of life that will be affected by the outcome of the transit.

DIY it…

This Pisces Full Moon falls in my 12th house- by just 10 minutes, so I’m calling that on the Ascendant. It’s close to my Sun, close to opposing Pluto, but just outside the 2 degrees that I usually use. So, if I was to DIY what this Moon means to me, it might look something like this:

Aspect 1: Full Moon conjunct Ascendant

  1. Natally, the Moon is in the first house for me. This is where I’m feeling it- in me- my behaviour, my vitality, how I nurture (Moon) myself (1st house)
  2. The Moon is transiting my 1st house. This one literally is about my identity, how I face the world. A New Moon in the first is about new beginnings. It’s also about endings of those things that need to be ended, completed, brought to some sort of conclusion.
  3. The Moon rules my 5th house- this is where the outcome will be. The fact is, unless I do prioritise my tasks, and let some things go, what will suffer is my creativity- and without that, I don’t have me.

I wrote yesterday about how this is part of a bigger cycle for me, and those of you who have been following my DIY posts, will have seen how it’s all been progressing, evolving.

What about you?

*With thanks to Bernadette Brady’s The Eagle and the Lark