This year, the Full Moon in Pisces occurs on September 14th 2019. The opposition between the Moon in Pisces and the Sun in Virgo enhances some of the qualities associated with Neptune, the ruler of Pisces.
Some astrologers talk about prophetic dreams and miraculous healings. But the Full Moon in the zodiac sign ruled by Neptune is also associated with idealism and dreams, with illusion and vagueness. Your imagination can help you overcome your fears, but also can be harmful, when you cannot separate it from reality.
This astral phenomenon also influences your empathy. Now, it is a good time to paying more attention to the needs of others. Try to listen to someone, rather than to talk to them! You will make interesting discoveries.
Because stories are better than pure theory, we offer you two Zen stories about dreaming and about empathy. Your subconscious mind will love them.
Zen Story for September Full Moon in Pisces: Dreaming
The great Taoist master Chuang Tzu once dreamt that he was a butterfly fluttering here and there.
In the dream he had no awareness of his individuality as a person. He was only a butterfly.
Suddenly, he awoke and found himself laying there, a person once again. But then he thought to himself, „Was I before a man who dreamt about being a butterfly, or am I now a butterfly who dreams about being a man?“
Zen Story for September Full Moon in Pisces: Compassion
Two people are lost in the desert. They are dying from hunger and thirst. Finally, they come to a high wall. On the other side they can hear the sound of a waterfall and birds singing. Above, they can see the branches of a lush tree extending over the top of the wall. Its fruit look delicious.
One of them manages to climb over the wall and disappears down the other side.
The other, instead, returns to the desert to help other lost travellers find their way to the oasis.
September full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Corn Moon, because the corn is harvested around this time of year. This moon is also known as the Harvest Moon, the Wild Rice Moon and the Red Plum Moon.
The next Full Moon occurs on October 13th – a Full Moon in Aries (Sun in Libra opposite Moon in Aries).
Until then, there is a New Moon in Libra (Sun conjunct Moon in Libra), on September 28th.
The next Full Moon in Pisces occurs on September 2nd 2020.