The 'whimsical' September 2022 full moon will affect these 4 signs the most

'Having a healthy balance between reality and whimsy is necessary,' says astrologer Liz Simmons

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Ready or not, the September 2022 full moon is about to get its glow on.

One day after Mercury retrograde kicks off, la bella luna will bestow a whimsical and fantastical energy upon us. We certainly have to hand it to the cosmos—that timing is impeccable. 

You'll want to soak up the best of your favorite water sign, as the next full moon is in Pisces, but don't jump head first down the metaphorical rabbit hole. 

"Having a healthy balance between reality and whimsy is necessary," astrologer Liz Simmons says of the Harvest Moon. 

This particular lunar phase, quite different than the harmonious September 2022 new moon, will offer the opportunity to be creative and readjust our healthy habits, which works out well considering that's a big theme of Virgo season. But there's a lot to learn, considering multiple transits are taking place simultaneously. 

If you're curious to see what else this particular astrology event has in store for your sign, grab a glass of moon water and allow our celestial experts to walk you through everything you need to know. 

Oh, and we highly recommend perusing our edit of full moon products (great astrology gifts all starry-eyed fans will appreciate) and have a laugh with these hilarious full moon memes

Meet the expert: Liz Simmons

Liz is a self-taught astrologer and tarot reader who blends Hellenistic and modern techniques that utilizes the tropical zodiac, Placidus House system and Whole House system. You can book Liz for live astrology readings, tarot readings and written readings, among other services.

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September 2022 Full Moon

  • When: September 10, 2022

Virgo season and the start of fall is all about getting things aligned, and the full moon can definitely resonate with that mentality. 

"Since the full moon in Pisces opposes the sun in Virgo, it might be time to review our healthy habits," Simmons suggests, which coincidentally is a theme of Virgo season, which strives for us to find balance. "The full moon is our signal to let go of behaviors, patterns and mindsets that no longer serve us so that we can enjoy the productivity of Virgo season."

Additionally, the full moon will sextile Uranus retrograde in Taurus, which ultimately could be very eye-opening, according to Simmons. 

"Don’t be surprised if you are hit with a wave of intuition or enlightenment as the sextile can bring out an unpredictable spirituality," she adds.

Plus, there are a few other tidbits to be mindful of when dealing with Uranus according to Simmons. 

"Since Uranus retrograde is still a wild child at heart, the sextile may cause us to lean in or out of our full moon behaviors. We may suddenly ditch poor coping mechanisms and escapist tendencies," she says. "Artistic endeavors may unexpectedly spring up as we could feel called to indulge in our inner dreamers. Aside from this, the sextile may allude to some sleeplessness."

(If this is the case, we'll help you create the perfect sleep environment. Should you need, the best sleep trackers are available and ready to ensure that you're catching your Zs.) 

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And last, but certainly not least, we have the North Node, which should not go overlooked during this time. 

"The full moon will also sextile the North Node in Taurus, suggesting that whatever happens is simply meant to be," Simmons says. "The North Node rules over fate and destiny, so we can expect the outcome of this full moon to be a fated part of our experience."

Who will be most affected by the full moon?

According to Simmons mutable signs (Virgo, Gemini, Pisces, and Sagittarius) around 17 degrees are likely to feel the effects of this full moon the most. 

But as you all know well, our astrological birth charts say something different, so each sign can experience the moon in unique ways. Luckily, Nebula's astrologer Patrick Price did some cosmic sleuthing to uncover how each zodiac sign will fare during this moon phase, and there's something constructive here for everyone—a gift astrology fans can appreciate! 

How will the full moon affect each sign?

Curious to see where you stack up alongside your cosmic counterparts? Have a look to see what the moon means for your zodiac sign!

Meet the expert: Patrick Price

Patrick is Nebula: Horoscope and Astrology App’s expert specializing in tarot, angel readings and Western astrology. Patrick is a queer man who comes from a gypsy family. Tarot is deeply rooted in his family’s culture. He’s been doing tarot for the past eight years and astrological readings for the last three years. 

Aries September 2022 full moon

Don't think ahead or linger in the past—enjoy what is happening in the moment, Aries. "You may well have been feeling distant or distracted recently, which may have made you take your eye off the prize, and the prize is being present," Price says. Stay centered this full moon because it has its benefits. "If you can be present and mindful over the full moon, you will find joy in the most unexpected places," Price adds.

Taurus September 2022 full moon

If you've been feeling a bit doubtful, now is the time to trust your intuition and listen to your gut. You are doing everything correctly, Taurus, so have a little more faith in your journey—and even if you're not quite where you want to be, that's OK, too. "This full moon is the perfect time to remind yourself that you don’t have to have all of the answers," Price says. "You’re finding your way and that is enough, you are exactly where you are meant to be in this moment."

Gemini September 2022 full moon

Gemini, you might not feel quite right and things might seem a bit puzzling at the moment. If you roll with the punches, soon you'll be able to make your way back to a more comfortable place. "It won’t be easy, but be flexible and give thanks to the things going right; you will be on a much more positive path in no time," Price says. 

Cancer September 2022 full moon

Given that the full moon comes in right after Mercury retrograde, most of us would think this means to be wary of communication. However, the full moon is asking Cancers to reconnect with important people in their lives. "Lately, you may have found it hard to truly relay your emotions to others," Price says. "Reach out to those you love at the full moon and let them know how you feel. It will make their day, and these relationships will benefit from watering them."

Leo September 2022 full moon

You can expect changes, Leo, but given that you are bold, this is nothing you can't handle! Price suggests to channel that inner lion strength you know you have roaring within you!

Virgo September 2022 full moon

The full moon is asking you to get spiritual, Virgos. Whether you're meditating, praying or simply unplugging, Price says it will have its benefits. "You know there is a higher power of some sort, even if you do not have a name for it. This full moon is the perfect time to reconnect with your spirituality," Prices assures us. "Any spiritual practices you do right now will pay dividends down the line."

Libra September 2022 full moon

The full moon presents the opportunity to be strategic and put the invigorating spirit in something that's fruitful for you. There's no need to waste your time with something that's not an appropriate fit. "Do what makes you feel good, and do not apologize for it; this will help that positive energy multiply and amplify many areas of your life at once," Price insists. "This full moon is going to invigorate you, Libra, and recharge your batteries. You will feel full of energy and life."

Scorpio September 2022 full moon

Channel that creative energy, Scorpios, no matter what that entails. "Whatever it is, creative hobbies will help you feel relaxed and fulfilled and the full moon will amplify that energy," Price says. A few thoughts? Try journaling—psst our tips for journaling for beginners can help—experimenting with paint or perhaps tackling a musical instrument. Get rid of anything you find mundane. "They have no place in your life right now," Price insists. 

Sagittarius September 2022 full moon

It's time to get healthy, but that doesn't necessarily mean you have to rush to Planet Fitness and hop on the elliptical (unless of course you'd like to). Get rid of unhealthy patterns that no longer serve you and put yourself on a more beneficial path. Remember that balance will help you feel more fulfilled right now. 

Capricorn September 2022 full moon

"Take baby steps towards creating a better relationship with your purse or wallet," Price recommends. "The steps you take over the full moon will be amplified by the glorious energy it radiates and controls, so make the most of it." While we know you're dying to snag a few fall staples for your closet, be mindful about what you're spending before hitting "checkout." Be sure to check out our expert financial tips for 2022. 

Aquarius September 2022 full moon

Take control over the way you spend your time, Aquarius. "[It] dictates your whole life, so make it a priority this full moon by choosing what to do with your life, and not letting life just happen to you," Price insists. You're in the driver's seat, so buckle up!

Pisces September 2022 full moon

Remember that the glass is half full, Pisces, not half empty. "It is all a matter of perspective, so don’t over-complicate it," Price says. "Smile when you feel like you can’t! There is always a reason to be grateful, and it is not too late to turn things around in any situation, no matter how bad it may seem."

How to make the most out of the full moon

Take part in something creative, have a look at the best meditation apps and pay extra close attention to your dreams.

"Make the most of the full moon in Pisces by dream journaling a few days before and after the full moon," Simmons recommends. "Taking note of your dreams is an excellent way to deep dive into your subconscious realm."

Should writing not be your area of interest, find a creative outlet that speaks to you and let it all out. 

Ready for what's to come? You got this! Bring on that full moon energy!

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