The full moon rises on Sunday, October 9th. According to Jyotish (Vedic astrology), it occurs in the sign of Pisces. In this article, I will share everything you need to know about the full moon in Pisces and give some tips on how to make this time balanced and smooth.
When Is The Full Moon In Pisces?
The full moon will occur on Sunday, October 9th, 2022, reaching peak illumination at 4:54 PM Eastern Time/1:54 PM Pacific Time.
The Full Moon In Pisces
During the full moon period, we are most affected by the constellation in which the moon resides. The full moon in October fills our minds with the energies of the Pisces constellation.
Pisces is a mystical and contradictory constellation that symbolizes a constant, uncontrolled change of mind and feelings. This constellation refers to the water element.
The symbol of Pisces is two fish swimming in opposite directions. It is a symbol of the unity of the two polarities. Therefore, during the full moon in Pisces, we can expect that people may be possessed by conflicting feelings and contradicting subconscious desires.
This full moon will increase people’s interest in everything secret and hidden. There will be more people interested in bitter truth rather than sweet lies. Many will realize many conspiracy theories are no longer “theories”. They will want to know more, dig deeper, and find the truth that is hidden from the surface.
Also, the full moon in Pisces will make people more emotional, sentimental, and sometimes even tearful.
It can be difficult to understand your desires during this time. Therefore, it is not recommended to make important decisions, especially regarding relationships. During this time, it is not recommended to give free rein to negative emotions, since this will not only not help to discharge, but on the contrary, it will knock you out of a rut for a long time. You need to pay more attention to your circle of communication and try to minimize interaction with toxic and negative people.
Many of us will feel mood swings during this time. Tearfulness, hypersensitivity, and sadness are going to be common.
The Full Moon In Revati Nakshatra
According to Vedic astrology, the October full moon is occurring in the lunar mansion of Revati Nakshatra. Revati nakshatra is a Mercury-ruled nakshatra located in the tail of the Northern Fish, Al Pherg. Its symbol is fish or a drum. This nakshatra indicates a journey, and may, in fact, represent our final journey from this life to the next, as it is the last and final nakshatra. It is associated with returns and endings. Revati also presides over misplaced items, those who lose their way, or those who have departed (our ancestors).
Under the influence of this nakshatra, people can become more caring, connected to humanity and society, compassionate, and forgiving. However, excessive care for others may lead to co-dependency and disappointment. Also, this nakshatra helps artistic expression and creative thinking. Therefore, during this full moon, we can come up with new unique ideas and ways of self-expression, and, in general, feel more creative and artistic.
Revati nakshatra can bring such health-related issues as weakness of the feet and toes, congestive diseases of the chest, mental disorders, stomach ulcers, nephritis, lethargy, excessive bile production, and genital diseases caused by excessive sexual indulgence. It can also create problems with the lymph system (axillary nodes) and the armpits.
Lessons to Learn
The karmic lessons of this full moon are empathy, compassion, and unconditional care for others.
In the context of self-development, this is a great time to expand our consciousness. This is a good time for the following practices:
- Practices of forgiveness and acceptance;
- Exercises for strengthening intuition;
- Aura cleansing;
- Solitary meditation;
- Energy protection;
- Practices focused on releasing yourself from the victim mentality.
How to Work With the Full Moon Energy?
If we do not live in the rhythm of the lunar cycle, we most likely will feel mood swings and fatigue during the full moon. Moreover, our emotional and even physical condition may deteriorate. Therefore, it is very important to learn to live in harmony with the Moon, especially when it’s at the peak of its activity.
Spend this time during the full moon doing some introspective work. Don’t let your energy run rampant with trying to make things happen. Time spent in silence, prayer, and meditation will be karmically rewarded. No matter what’s happening around you, stay calm, grounded, and centered.
To harmonize the moon’s influence on our lives, we can perform moon practices and adjust our lifestyle to the moon’s vibrations.
Spiritual Practices For the Full Moon
#1: Filling Up With Lunar Energy
This practice is especially recommended for those who have mood swings and unbalanced emotions.
- Place a glass of clean water on the windowsill (or next to the window) so that the moonlight reflects in it. Leave it there for the night.
- In the morning, drink that Moon water on an empty stomach. Tell your gratitude to the Moon. Chant the Moon mantra: OM CHANDRAYA NAMAHA (108 times).
#2: Full Moon Mantra Chanting For Attracting Abundance
During the Full Moon, go outside (backyard or patio), and stretch your hands up to the Moon. When looking at the Full Moon, set your intention to attract abundance into your life and repeat the following mantra for 12 minutes: OM SHRAAM SHREEM SHRAUM SAH CHANDRAMASE NAMAHA
#3: Chanting SHRIM Mantra
SHRIM is the mantra of beauty, love, and delight. This is the mantra of Lakshmi, the goddess of abundance, wealth, and beauty. Chanting this mantra helps to expand the sense of beauty, and attract love and abundance.
The Bottom Line
It is better to spend the full moon on October 9th in solitude, reducing your mental load. Minimize irritants on that day. To maintain an optimistic mood, use positive affirmations and visualizations.
Do not drink alcohol or carbonated drinks during the full moon. It is beneficial to spend time in nature, especially near water – lakes, rivers, oceans, waterfalls, etc. It will improve your mood and add mental strength.
On the days of the October full moon, it is strongly not recommended to do any kind of predictions or readings, especially on Tarot cards. Predictions made during this time may be wrong.
The full moon in Pisces teaches us how to be more empathetic, compassionate, and unconditionally caring for others. Watch your emotions. Don’t let your mood swings control you and affect those around you. We are all hypersensitive these days. Therefore, we must be very mindful of the kind of vibrations and thoughts we’re bringing to the world.