Castles in the Sky: Pisces Full Moon

Castles in the Sky by Marcel Pirosca

Full Moon in Pisces
August 29, 2015 11:35am (PDT)

This Full Moon in the Tropical (Western Zodiac) of Pisces is referred to as a Supermoon. The term “Supermoon” refers to the lunation being during, or near the Moon’s perigee. Perigee is the closest point of the moon in its orbit around the earth. The term Supermoon was coined by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979. The exact perigee occurs on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT), about 18 hours after Full Moon.

It’s the following Full Moon, on September 27, 2015, 7:51 p.m. PDT
that will not only be a lunar eclipse, but it will be the closest to the Earth of all the lunations, aka, the “Most SuperMoon” for the year.

With the August 29th Full Moon in Pisces, we look to both Jupiter (the ancient ruler of Pisces) and Neptune the modern astrological ruler for Pisces, first. Jupiter is conjunct the Sun within a very small orb, while opposing (180 degrees) to the Moon as it conjoins transiting Neptune. The energies of Moon and Neptune are co-joined which mixes together the two principles. The Moon and Neptune combination, from Reinhold Ebertin’s book, “The Combination of Stellar Influences,” p.106 on Probable Manifestions of Moon/Neptune:

(Positive) A sympathetic understanding of other people (psychometry), the activity of the subconscious, a state of relaxation, receptiveness, impressionableness, an intensely vivid dreamlife.

(Negative) The danger of being exposed to peculiar and strange influences or being exploited by other people. Instability or unstableness, weakness, crises in life are caused by laziness or indolence.

These attributes are in opposition, or in a “pull-pull effect” at the full moon with the following expressions of the Jupiter/Sun combination. The opposition can manifest as a “push pull,” essentially a calling to balance opposing forces.

(Positive) Advancement in life, recognition, success in the material or spiritual sphere.

(Negative) Conflicts caused by arrogant and pretentious demeanour, illness through wrong nutrition, differences with people in one’s environment or with superiors, a person in conflict with the laws of the land or realm.

Saturn and Pluto also feature in this full moon, and there’s a lot going on. There’s this combination of catharsis and intensity with Pluto, while there’s also some restraint and compression with the energy of Saturn in Scorpio forming a T-Square (tension) configuration with the Sun/Jupiter in Virgo and Moon/Neptune in Pisces. Saturn transiting the last two degrees of Pluto-ruled Scorpio further intensifies the energy of this lunation with Scorpionic vibes. With Pisces and Neptune there’s a desire for escapism and/or transcendence through spiritual retreat.

The Piscean experience can be fuzzy and elusive. It can even embody the energy of release and renewal through sacrifice. If we hang out too much on the Virgo side of the balance we may find ourselves too critical of ourselves and/or others, not maintaining an awareness of our health, or being too overly focused on a health or fitness detail, potentially even as an escape. Jupiter expands whatever it touches. The keyword with Jupiter in Virgo is discretion. Otherwise, we too may be prone to flights and escapism through romanticism and experiencing some intense dream times! The unconscious is very much alive with Pisces, and the grounding energy of Virgo is balanced in structure and routine. Finally, let’s not forget the Venus/Mars applying conjunction forming, too, at the Full Moon! It might even be exciting!


Ebertin, Reinhold. The Combination of Stellar Influences. Aalen, Germany: Ebertin, 1972. Print.

McClure, Bruce. “Most “super” Supermoon of 2015 on September 28 |” EarthSky. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Aug. 2015.

About Ebertin Reinhold, courtesy of Wikipedia:
[February 16, 1901 – March 14, 1988] He was a German physician and astrologer. Ebertin’s book was first published in 1940 and the most recent updates in the English translation were added in 1972. Ebertin’s greatest and most truly original contribution was his research in the field of medical astrology and his addition of more psychological correlations.[2] Ebertin worked with the “Anatomical Correspondences of the Zodiac Degrees” as presented in the “Organuhr der anatomischen Entsprechungen” of Fritz Brandau.

News Article with similar theme to this lunation: Here
Jupiter conjunct Sun in Virgo (health/vitality/optimism) opposite 180 degrees (reflecting or mirroring the awareness via contrast) Moon conjunct Neptune (beliefs about the past/emotional body/dreams and possibilities/placebo) squaring Saturn (time/age/limitation). Sun conjunct Jupiter trine Pluto in Scorpio (self-mastery & deep healing through transformation).

9 thoughts on “Castles in the Sky: Pisces Full Moon

  1. hey Ka,

    Diggin’ your new blog look very much. Also pondering the full moon and noticed many connections between my thoughts and yours written here, Tres cool indeed. I really love the castles in the sky. Makes think of the Stevie Wonder song, Ribbons in the Sky. Neptune can also mean stream of consciousness.

    As I leave the stream I wish you a lovely Supermoon. xx LInda

    1. Hi Linda,
      I’m glad you like my blog’s new look. To me it feels very much like its real bloggy self’s come together. What an enchanting song by Stevie Wonder: I wasn’t familiar with that particular song of his. Thank you for adding it, as well as your stream of consciousness here. 🙂 I’m glad you like the image, or the title? or both? I updated the title with the artist’s link, and added a few other little things like this article that delighted me very much to read about using the power of belief to heal, and some more things that arose along the way. Here’s a delicate song that’s attracted me today: Maybe you will enjoy the share. Thank you for sharing ❤
      xoxo Ka

      1. Hi again Ka,
        still moving slowly and trying to retrace my steps… I like the totality of your new blog format. It is clean, simple, and yet remarkably an aspect of you. The flower is lovely and I like the rotating images, Would like to figure this mechanism out for my blog as I enjoy seeing it as I make my travels along the blogosphere. I am happy to see more aspects of you emerge for all of us to cherish and enjoy.

        Much love, Linda

      2. Hi Linda,
        Thank you again 🙂 The flower image I captured when I was living in Santa Cruz. The interplay of colors does something for me. Each theme seems to bring a slightly different aspect to the blogboard. This one does feel clean and simple, and I do enjoy that. The flower is temporary, as am I. Well, I hope I get to go through many transitions yet! An unfinished blog and life is a blessing 🙂 🙂 Thank you for your love, as I do also enjoy your emerging aspects, too! ~Ka

  2. Thank you Ka ❤ I am moving this weekend, and the rains have come. Oh and I'm Pisces too. There is a change in the air and I'm looking forward to the surprises that Fall will bring. xo Aleya

  3. Hi Ka,

    I am also enjoying your new theme, and the organization of your content. I also enjoyed this piece from Mooji, which is timely for me. This feeling of surrendering fully is present a lot these days I’m finding, and I laughed at his description of the fish stand at the gates of heaven. It sounded and felt familiar…!

    There is a touch of fall in the air here, and a beautiful soft light outside, and Mooji’s voice… The awareness of the stars and planets, hurtling through the beyond, all present with awareness here… Thank you for creating such kindling of consciousness…

    Much Love

    1. Hi Michael,
      Thank you! Yes, organizing my content was something I had on my todo list, and once I settled on a theme while having the right block of time, it came together. I still have more to do with it; will continue over time. When you write about fall being in the air and the soft lights, it reminds me of when Mooji says, “See if you can be in a place where god is not.” Yes! Mooji’s words on the fish market and about cod, not only made me laugh, but really fit the moment.
      Thank you for sharing your experience,

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