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A Magical, Feminine Full Moon

Image by Hasui Kawase

A particularly feminine Full  Harvest Moon appears on Friday, September 13–except on the east coast where it becomes full just after midnight. In ancient times, Friday was ruled by the Goddess Venus, bringing blessings of love and abundance, and the number 13 marked the end of a cycle of completion. It referred to the void of new beginnings.

 It’s a super moon, meaning it’s close to the earth, bringing more influence and intensity than usual.  Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto are all in feminine signs. It is an excellent chart for transformation, but there are also challenges, which are probably part of our group evolution.

Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto are all in feminine signs. Sun (life), Mercury (mind, communications), Venus (feminine love), and Mars (male, action) are in Virgo, an earth sign with an emphasis on order, detail, and completing tasks. The Moon (emotions) is in Pisces and opposed by the Sun. The Moon and Neptune are in opposition to Mercury, Venus, and Mars. In short, we’ll receive waves of floating and confusing energy periodically, which will “read” as conflicting emotions. (A T-square intensifies conflicting feelings.)

Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars bring strength with their trines with Pluto (underworld, transformation). The chart gives the strength to transform our life in a positive direction—if we are courageous and intent on our goal.

Sun (life) and (Mars) trine Saturn (karma, limitation, lessons of time), and the harmonious aspects give determination and structure to our pursuits. If we remain focused on improving our lives and taking right action, Saturn offers a good deal of support. (Saturn is direct now, and we moving from unresolved karma into a new start.)

Squares with Jupiter (expansion, growth) can act as a catalyst to heighten our efforts in the direction of our desires—or it can cause us to overestimate our abilities to fulfill them. (Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Mars (action) square Jupiter.)

The most challenging aspect of the chart is a T-square between Sun Mercury, Venus, and Mars in Virgo, Jupiter (expansion) in Sagittarius, and Moon/Neptune (mysticism, illusion). Together, the planets throw a veil of illusion (or confusion) over our path, making it difficult to discern the right direction and/or outcome at the moment. T-squares also give a feeling of pressure and intensity.

In short, Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars compel us to move forward in our lives. Jupiter (expansion) encourages us but has a tendency to overlook the amount of work. Moon and Neptune are Pisces, the ruler of the past age.

As we move through the remaining illusions (Moon, Neptune) of the Age of Pisces, we embrace the opportunity of building a new life, based on spiritual concepts in the physical world.  If we are practical, the planets help with this expansion, but it always requires inner guidance (true self) and universal connection to traverse the spiritual path.


  1. Whenever possible, stay on your chosen path. Complete projects that align with the heart or your path in life.
  2. Resist distractions and odd emotions. Many aspects with Moon offer emotional upsets, rapid change in mood, and fluctuating emotions. (It’s only temporary.)
  3. Aspects with Jupiter and Pluto push us into a phase of expansion and transformation. It’s important to stay on task. Resist distractions.
  4. T-square between Sun/Mercury/Venus/Mars and the Moon/Neptune and Jupiter can cause disruptions and make it difficult to find our focus.
  5. Neptune offers an illusory flavor to the chart. It’s another opportunity to navigate into new world transformation by relying on intuition and the inner self.

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.