Pisces Full Moon Meaning and 7 Ways to Benefit

A Pisces full moon means it’s time for a little enchantment. Plus here are 7 ways to harness its energy.

Every year, the Pisces full moon holds ceremony in our deepest psyches. These mystical moonbeams are known for causing miracles. How? By opening our channels to spiritual guidance that can appear as signs, serendipities or messages in our dreams.

What is the meaning of a Pisces full moon?

Flowy, dreamy Pisces softens our resistance to change. Do you need to “let go and let it flow?” There’s only one thing to do under a Pisces full moon: Surrender to the universe’s divine wisdom.

These prophecies probably won’t make sense on paper, but do they make your soul sing? Tune in. Under these esoteric moonbeams, your intuition is the most potent voice in the chorus.

Seeds you planted near the Pisces new moon are ready to be harvest! Inquiries you made to the universe six months ago are about to burst open. They could illuminate the moody night sky with opalescent light or they could fizzle out altogether.

If something ends, Pisces will provide a soft space to reflect and let any tears and stuck emotions flow. But don’t fall prey to escapism: Pisces energy can get murky and delusional, leading you astray from your path. Take a little break from any mood-altering substances if you’re feeling ungrounded. This helps temper the “lunacy” that a full moon (and a full moon in Pisces, no less) churns up. A little emotional perspective WOULD be nice, right?

Pisces full moon facts

The Pisces full moon appears during Virgo season

The Pisces full moon is also called a Sturgeon Moon (Aug) or Harvest Moon or Corn Moon (Sep)

Pisces is the 12th and final zodiac sign (Pisces is symbolized by two fishes)

Pisces is a water sign, along with Cancer and Scorpio

This annual full moon is an optimal time for healing rituals. Try ours: Pisces Full Moon Ritual: Deal to Heal

Try also a meditation that draws on the energy of Pisces or one that invokes the water element

7 ways you can go with the flow during a Pisces full moon

How does a full moon in Pisces affect me?

1. Let your dreams speak to you

During a Pisces full moon, the veil to the spiritual underworld lifts, and boundaries between mystery and mortality blur. Pisces rules sleep and the subconscious, so pay close attention to your dreams—which Carl Jung called the language of human consciousness. Keep a notebook by your bed so you can record your dreams immediately. Writing them down with a pen or pencil is a different, more meditative process than typing on or speaking into your phone (which you can also do, of course).

Dreams can reveal unfinished business in the psyche, bring “visitations” from people in our past and they can inspire creativity. Paying attention to them is an exercise in opening yourself up to serendipity. Do you regularly see symbols in your dreams? That bizarre dream about your tooth falling out could be a premonition about money coming your way. Look it up and ponder.

Keep your mind and all your channels clear, even while awake, because the universe is uploading some pretty spectacular information. If you can quiet your mind, you may be hit with a divine solution to a problem that’s been plaguing you…or all of humanity.

Head’s up: As eager as you are to share discoveries with the entire social media universe, keep your ideas close to the vest. The elusive Pisces full moon can bring some shady characters to the surfac. You don’t want to hand your million-dollar baby over to a snake in sister’s clothing, right? What you do want to do is twirl yourself into a mystic night of delicious Piscean pleasures (think Tantric massage, Kama Sutra, and meditative dancing).

2. Make a splash

Ruled by ethereal Neptune, god of the seas, Pisces wants “water, water everywhere.” This would be a great night for a swim in the light of the full moon—but if that’s not possible, you can fill up the tub. Or, if you’re lucky enough to have access, dive into a private pool.

Swimming is a special kind of exercise because the water’s resistance strengthens muscles while its buoyancy keeps pressure off your joints. Water’s natural viscosity forces you to move more slowly, giving your brain time to more thoroughly process signals from your muscles and building muscle memory. The best part, though, is that you never feel lighter than you do while in water—and that uplifting energy can offset the heavy, introspective vibes of a Pisces full moon.

3. Be kind to yourself

This Neptunian-guided full moon calls for compassion and empathy—and that starts right where you are. When you stop to think about who you might have been blaming and shaming, don’t forget to assess how you’ve been treating yourself.

Self-deprecation prevents us from reaching our goals by putting us into a perpetual state of inhibition. Self-kindness and self-compassion, on the other hand, lead to greater life satisfaction and deeper connection (research proves it). As Pisces Anais Nin wrote: “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

Vow to give yourself a daily shot of kindness, whether it’s a well-deserved pat on the back for a job well done or permission to curl up in your favorite faux-fur blanket and take a well-deserved nap. Want to really go to work on this? Take a gander at the exercises in The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by Kristin Neff, PhD.

4. Go on a photo safari

Eyes off that screen! These days, it’s too easy to walk around in a tech trance, more tuned in to a friend’s vacation photos than the actual landscape surrounding you. And while esoteric Pisces can align with that sort of virtual reality, the Pisces full moon encourages you to slow down and visually observe your surroundings.

Photography (with the exception of selfies) can be a form of meditation, helping you get powerfully connected to the present moment. Look around! Pisces has the power to find beauty in all forms, including destruction and disrepair. You don’t need a trip to Tanzania to take yourself on a photo safari. Get fascinated by the peeling paint on an abandoned building, the patina on a rusted tractor, friends with amazing (but not-model-perfect) features.

Pisces photographer Diane Arbus became famous for her arresting black-and-white portraits of both ordinary people and folks on the fringe of society. In her words, “A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know.”

5. Just dance

As the twelfth and final sign of the zodiac, it’s no surprise that Pisces rules the feet. Under the stirring Pisces full moon, cue up a playlist and just dance. Moving your body to music feels amazing for many reasons: It influences your heartbeat cadence and your breathing, which affects your brain function. It’s a boundless form of self-expression that invites you to shapeshift with the current of every beat—which is what go-with-the-flow Pisces is all about.

Find a club or live show where you can spin out on the dance floor, or ask Alexa to turn on some Lizzo. What a fun and sacred way to get intimate with your own body’s subtle energies and power.

6. Tie up loose ends

As the zodiac’s twelfth and final sign, Pisces turns the tide toward transitions. Endings can be the hardest necessity to face, but they can’t be put off forever. Better to let it go and let it flow, because you’ll quickly manifest a more rewarding option—or a better way of dealing with your present circumstances.

Did you ghost someone who was actually pretty important to you? Leave business ventures unsettled? We all have those uncomfortable loose ends dangling, and the Pisces full moon is the perfect time to handle them once and for all. With Pisces’ tender underbelly of compassion and acceptance, you’ll find it much easier to cut the ties on a partnership or romance that has run its course.

7. Nest

Need some sacred respite? Let the sensual energy of the Pisces full moon inspire you as you create a sanctuary for yourself at home. Spruce up your bedroom or maybe a corner of your living room.

Wherever you can, find a space for a welcoming nest with plenty of soft, furry blankets and pillows, candles or an essential oil diffuser to fill the air with the stress-busting scent of lavender or uplifting jasmine. Spin some Nina Simone (a soulful Pisces if ever there lived) to set the mood. Let it be your place to nap, to dream and to just be.

Find out how the Pisces full moon will affect your sign in our weekly horoscopes: https://www.astrostyle.com/weekly-horoscopes

Photo by Daniel Adams Diversifylens


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