Date: August 30, 2023
The Full Moon in Pisces comes at a time when seasons shift. The lazy days of summer are behind us, and autumn approaches.
The days grow shorter, children return to school, and it’s time to prepare for cooler weather and busier times ahead.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, caught up in the rapidly changing currents of life.
The Pisces full moon reminds us to pause and reflect. It’s a time to check in with our emotions, our thoughts, and our feelings.
What’s causing us the most stress right now?
What makes us feel overwhelmed?
How do our dominant thoughts and emotions we feel reflect back to us in our day-to-day life?
The full moon is a good time to reflect on what we need to release in order to restore emotional balance into our lives.
What are you clinging onto that is affecting your mental, emotional, and spiritual health?
What do you focus on the most – what is going wrong? Or what is going well?
In a way, the Pisces Full Moon is a self-care moon, giving you permission to take a time out and restore emotional balance.
The sign of Pisces is also associated with passion and creativity, so take some time to play this week!
Full Moon In Pisces Correspondences
Season: Late Summer. The Pisces Full Moon occurs closest to the Fall Equinox (Mabon), opposite the New Moon in Pisces, which happens close to the Spring Equinox (Ostara).
Candle Color: Blue, purple, violet, white, gray.
Crystals/Stones: Satin spar/selenite and rainbow moonstone are my go-to full moon crystals.
Other good crystals to work with under a Pisces moon include amethyst, aquamarine, amazonite, blue aragonite, and pearl.
Herbs/Tea: Mint, sage, chamomile, lavender.
Essential Oils/Incense: Lavender, chamomile.
Animal: Dolphin, shark and other fish.
Other Earth Magick Items: Other items I might work with during Full Moon in Pisces rituals include sea shells, coral, shark teeth, or other aquatic finds.
Full Moon In Pisces Rituals
Here are some simple rituals that you can do under the Pisces Full Moon:
1) Pisces Full Moon Tarot
If you work with tarot, pull The Moon (XVIII) from your favorite deck and place it in front of you. This card is associated with the sign of Pisces.
The Moon card represents intuition, fear, self-deceit, and illusion.
Spend some time reflecting or journaling on how the archetype of The Moon is playing a role in your life right now.
You can also do a quick self tarot reading using a simple Release/Receive spread like the one below.
My favorite water-themed oracle deck is the Saltwater Reading Cards by Laura Bowen.
I use this deck when doing my morning self-care ritual on rainy days, but also during moon phases that occur in water signs like Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio.
2) Drink A Cup of Mint or Chamomile Tea
Both mint and chamomile have astrological associations with Pisces, so I am sure to cozy up with a hot (in the winter) or iced (in the summer) tea made from my garden.
Drink mint or chamomile tea while you journal, or even add them to bathwater if you soak in the tub.
My Garden At The Full Moon In Pisces
By the Full Moon in Pisces, my garden is past peak. Flowers are going to seed.
Potted herbs are beginning to show signs of slowing down after a summer of abundant growth.
Goldenrod and helenium are at their peak, while asters, mums, and mugwort have budded.
This is the time of year when I start harvesting herbs to dry for use during the colder months. I also begin making space for the plants I intend to overwinter inside.