Here is the complete Astrology Article for this week’s Harvest Moon.
My weekly Tarot readings are part of a collaboration with Steven Shroyer of Seattle Astrology. Each week, Steve writes an astrology article related to the current Lunar Cycle. After we review the chart and his reading, I consult the Tarot for practical guidance that will help us connect with the potentials of the week.
- The Full Moon (Harvest Moon) is Thursday, Sept 19 at 4:13 am PDT
- Sun is 27° Virgo, Moon is 27° Pisces
- This month’s New Moon theme is “Using Creativity to Build Your Character“
- Sun enters Libra on Sunday, Sept 22
- Fall Equinox is Sept 22
- The Last Quarter Moon is Thursday, Sept 26
- Next New Moon is Friday, Oct 4
Current Lunar Cycle
The Full Moon illuminates and activates whatever was released with the manifesting wave of New Moon energy two weeks ago. This coming week look for ways to celebrate and take inspired action, especially from whatever you have embraced or experienced since the New Moon. Be patient with challenges that emerge in the coming days, recognizing that they are also a necessary part of your expansion.
Cosmic Attunement and the Harvest Moon
The Harvest Moon occurs at the Full Moon closest to the Fall Equinox. Traditionally the extra moonlight was a great help during the harvest season and represented a reaping of the summer’s hard work. This week, as the Moon rises on the horizon, it sheds extra light to illuminate your activities.
Astrologically, the Harvest Moon represents a moment of illumination in this season of creative expansion. It’s a time to reap the spiritual harvest of your personal growth. Illumination occurs as you recognize the character qualities built through your hard work. The Harvest Moon then becomes the “Fire of the Soul,” lit by the Higher-self, who guides us in all of our relationships.
Relationships take on an extra significances during this period of heightened illumination leading up to Sunday’s Fall Equinox. The six months following the Autumnal equinox are defined by your relationship to community. The Full Moon is supporting your transition into the Fall.
The Full Moon is supporting the movement into community through a powerful conjunction in Scorpio with Saturn, Venus, and the Moon’s north node. The Moon’s nodes represent how we can profit from our harvest, Saturn represents the stability of our connections, and Venus represents our need for healthy relationships. This year your personal harvest is dependent on you “extracting” the meaning and value of your relationships. This consolidation of energy is the key to using and accessing the Full Moon.
As with the physical harvest, the fruits of your labor need to be gathered. What makes your relationships special to you in the bigger picture of life? These realizations can reflect the qualities of your own relationship to the Cosmos. In this way, each relationship can be seen as a microcosm of your connection to your Higher-self and the Universe.
This awareness of the deeper meaning of your relationships, appreciation of the love and blessings you receive, will provide you with fuel for the coming cycle of growth. It will also provide stability moving forward. This harvest is the reward for the hard work you have endured this past spring and summer.
Allow me to summarize the opportunity of this harvest Moon. This is the time for harvesting the blessings of your relationships as you reflect on their meaning and value. You can then use that meaning and appreciation as fuel for a stable and sustained cycle of growth in the months to come. The Full Moon can also illuminate a realization of how the quality of your relationships reflects your own cosmic attunement. Connect with the light and your new connection to the cosmos by reflecting and appreciating the blessings of your hard work and spiritual progress.
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It is our deepest privilege to share these thoughts with you. Thank you again for your participation in The Lunar Matrix community.
Have a wonderful week,
Steven and Elizabeth,
The Matrix Team