Cafe Astrology .com

september, 2024

17sep10:35 pmFull Moon/Lunar Eclipse on September 17, 2024in Pisces10:35 pm EDT(GMT-04:00) View in my timeEvent Type :Lunations


The Moon is Full in Pisces on September 17, 2024, at 10:35 PM EDT. This is a partial Lunar Eclipse.

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Pisces: September 17, 2024

A Full Moon occurs now as the Sun in Virgo forms an opposition to the Moon in Pisces. The Full Moon is a time of culmination and the promise of fulfillment of that which was started at the New Moon. It is an emotional time – a time of romance, fertilization, and relationships.

This phase of the Moon occurs at 25 degrees and 41 minutes of Pisces, opposite the Sun at the same degree of Virgo. Its alignment with the Moon and square to Jupiter speak to the extravagant nature of this time, and its harmony with Uranus suggests we’re ready to embrace change and progress. There can be inflated feelings, so it’s wise to sit with them for a bit before taking action.

Note that this is the first eclipse of an eclipse set occurring along the Virgo-Pisces axis.

While the next eclipse after this one (chronologically) is in Libra, there will be a Lunar Eclipse in Virgo in March 2025, a Lunar Eclipse in Pisces in September 2025, a Solar Eclipse in Virgo in September 2025, a Lunar Eclipse in Virgo in March 2026, a Lunar Eclipse in Pisces in August 2026, and a Lunar Eclipse in Virgo in February 2027.

As the first in a sign set, this September eclipse can serve as the initial prompt, nudge, or push to make improvements in Virgo- and Pisces-ruled areas of life in our charts, and feelings of discontent can magnify.

Read more about this and other eclipses affecting our lives in Eclipses/Lunations.

This eclipse affects people with personal planets and points at 20 to 30 degrees of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces) and 0 to 1 degree of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) the most significantly.

A Lunar eclipse is an especially potent lunation, in this case a potent Full Moon. Lunar eclipses are relationship-oriented. The “crisis” that these eclipses tend to elicit is a crisis of lack–a time when we suddenly realize a great need or want. The impact of the crisis can act to sever a relationship–it’s possible. But it can also bring two people together with a sudden awareness of a great need for each other.

Although Lunar eclipses are more relationship-oriented than Solar eclipses, they are not always about relationships between two people. They can trigger awareness of need in other areas of our lives, such as our relationship to work, to our health and bodies, and so forth. This is a time when matters come to light–things that have been brewing under the surface.

When a Full Moon occurs, we can suddenly burst forth with proclamations and outpours that seem fresh and new, simply because they are not yet rationalized. A Lunar eclipse is a more potent Full Moon, and its effects tend to last longer. Many astrologers believe that the effects of a Lunar eclipse last approximately six months.

Lunar Eclipses are about relationships and polarities. With the Virgo-Pisces service axis involved, this Lunar Eclipse presses us to look more closely at our needs, lacks, and wants. We are encouraged to find a balance between day-to-day functions and routines, physical health, and the need for order (Virgo) and vision, spiritual health, disorder, and the infinite (Pisces).

Virgo rules the tools and techniques we use to deal with day-to-day life, while Pisces rules the tools we use to deal with our spiritual selves. The key to balance lies in identifying and expressing our spiritual needs while maintaining order in our everyday lives. Neglecting either end of the axis will surely backfire–we would either be living in chaos or excessive order.

A crisis of sorts (which can be a crisis of consciousness) or sudden awareness of a lack in our lives provides us with a golden opportunity to explore our emotional needs within the context of the house polarity where the eclipse occurs in our natal charts. Relationships may be challenged, broken, or strengthened dramatically shortly after the eclipse. Our discovery is emotionally charged and dramatic. Epiphanies are likely at this time as we become acutely aware of our lack. This understanding can propel us into affirmative action.

However, it’s important to note that we’re temporarily in the dark about a matter at the time of an eclipse, and we’re seeing another area of life as if we’re looking at it through a magnifying glass. It’s distorted—we don’t yet have the full picture. This perspective does help us, ultimately, but it helps to remember that we’re missing something and to defer judgment.

Full Moons and Lunar Eclipses bring issues in our lives to fulfillment. Our emotions are heightened, and there is often some sort of drama involved with the house, sign, and any contacted planets activated by the Full Moon. Look to 24-25 degrees of Virgo and Pisces in your own chart (allow up to about a 5 degree orb when examining the planets and points it aspects).

The areas of life activated by the eclipse may see dramatic turns, after which the path is clear to move forward. Note that whatever happens at this time is nothing truly new. The issues have been brewing inside of us, and emotions have been building. Something comes to light at the time of the Lunar Eclipse, and if we get in touch with our emotions, we can get a better idea of what needs to change, or what needs to go.

This Lunar Eclipse in Pisces is bound to thrust us into a state of heightened awareness. It’s a time to take special note of your dreams, as well as insights or thoughts/emotions that seem to come from “out of the blue.” These could be creatively inspiring.

The range of emotions that Pisces registers is extraordinary, and this could be a time when we feel that enormous range. Around the date of the Full Moon Lunar eclipse, the idealistic side of us comes out full speed ahead. Some of us will be irritable and won’t know exactly why. Others will be moved towards romantic declarations or revelations. Still others will be walking around in a kind of daze, seeing only what they want to see while their common sense is temporarily “eclipsed.” With Virgo, we are acutely aware of imperfections. We see the flaws around us and perhaps become very tense and irritable, or we work hard at fixing them. To Pisces, however, imperfection is beautiful. At the time of the Lunar eclipse, we may suddenly see this Piscean “light.”

With the health and service axis (Pisces-Virgo) involved, health or work issues may come to the fore. As well, the ability to set boundaries to the amount of service we render can become a major issue. Situations that test our faith, or magnify our fears and doubts, may be part of the picture. Secrets may be revealed, and these can include discovering secrets of our own nature from deep within. For some, a new “calling” will surface in the coming six months. A new line of work that better matches our inner nature, desire to serve, or emotional make-up may unfold in the months following this eclipse, particularly if the natal Sun, sixth/twelfth houses, or tenth house is activated.

We may discover that we need more rest or attention to our spiritual nature than we are currently allowing ourselves. This is a time when lunar energy emerges and is most powerful. It’s a time when we can tap into our more idealistic, imaginative, and visionary nature. Our hearts open, and issues of trust and faith are in focus. Decisions made now are emotionally-driven.

With the Moon full and bright in the sky, symbolic “illumination” occurs in our own lives. However, these new feelings and revelations are emotional ones, as there is a sense of emotions bursting forth into our consciousness. It’s time to express ourselves, and to let things out of our systems. Of course, we might want to exercise some care while doing so, knowing that what is coming out of us is new and not particularly rational as yet.

This is a time to clear up past patterns that have been holding us back from personal fulfillment. We might open ourselves up to possibilities, examining the emotions that push to the surface, but finalizing plans should probably be saved for a later date.

In 2016, a Lunar Eclipse occurred at a similar degree as this Pisces one on September 16th, and in 1997, a total Lunar Eclipse occurred at a similar degree. It might be helpful to think back to issues in your life that were in effect in the last four months of 2016 and 1997, if applicable, to get an idea of how this 2024 Lunar Eclipse might affect you.

However, you can also look back in a general sense to eclipse sets occurring along the same Virgo-Pisces axis as the current one in effect from September 2024 to February 2027 for more information gleaned by looking to the past to understand themes in the present and future.

The following are also periods of your past, if applicable, that may have had similar themes to this current eclipse set:

Virgo-Pisces Eclipse sets (current, future, and some in recent history):

  • March 2034 to February 2036
  • September 2024 to February 2027
  • March 2015 to February 2017
  • September 2006 to February 2008
  • March 1997 to September 1998
  • September 1987 to August 1989
  • September 1978 to August 1980

The following lists the set of eclipses falling along the Virgo-Pisces axis only (there are other eclipses in different signs between these):

  • Partial LUNAR Eclipse September 18, 2024 25 Pisces 41
  • Total LUNAR Eclipse March 14, 2025 23 Virgo 57
  • Total LUNAR Eclipse September 7, 2025 15 Pisces 23
  • Partial SOLAR Eclipse September 21, 2025 29 Virgo 05
  • Total LUNAR Eclipse March 3, 2026 12 Virgo 54
  • Partial LUNAR Eclipse August 28, 2026 4 Pisces 54
  • Penumbral LUNAR Eclipse February 20, 2027 2 Virgo 06

See more eclipse dates in our eclipse table.


(Tuesday) 10:35 pm EDT(GMT-04:00) View in my time

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use.

Cafe Astrology .com © 2002-2023