Raspberry Moon: Full Moon in Pisces

Full Moon In Pisces

August 31, 2012


By Maharani Rutan©

Full moon will enter Pisces on August 31, 2012 at 9:58am EST and 6:58am PST (plus or minus 6 degree orb).   This full moon will affect everyone that has a Pisces Sun as well as those who have Pisces in their chart. To find out how deeply you are affected, I would suggest that you contact my recommended Astrologer Leslie Hale or any of my preferred astrologers here.

The folklore also called this moon the Raspberry moon, or the most popular is the Sturgeon Moon, because Native Americans claimed that during the full moon, in August, Sturgeons were the easiest to catch.

When the moon is full, the gravitational pull between the moon on one side of the earth and the Sun on the other has a great affect on our own bodily water levels, as well as the earth’s. You may or may not notice the effect (depending on how powerful the moon is in your Astrological chart), but there is no doubt that this energy creates an inner pull, fullness – and may help us to connect psychically with others. Everything becomes clearer and more intense under the light of the Full Moon – emotions and egos can become quite extravagant, and we may have more consciousness and emphasis on relationships. Due to the energy of the moon light, it would not surprise me that during the first couple of days prior to the moon being full, as well as the few days before whining, more people will have more luminous dreams.  Bleeding and hemorrhaging are more likely during a Full Moon, so take care.

Having the sun in Virgo and the moon in Pisces it can be an auspicious time to restore and renovate since Virgo focuses around the physical world and Pisces focuses on the spiritual world- it is about the physical world as well as the psychological being. It is time to accept limitation of the self and others around you.  It is time to pray.  Be with the earth and understand how powerful mantras and prayers can be. This can be a very purgative moon.

This is the time to Harvest, Pray, be Thankful, and to work on abundance and prosperity.  Love and Romance go wild under a Full Moon, especially around midnight.

In a full moon the mind becomes highly objective, being aware of your own needs and the needs of others. UNDER THIS FULL MOON, ENERGIES ARE GEARED TO THE MENTAL REALM. Traditionally, the early Europeans knew this FULL MOON as the WORT MOON. Plants and herbs were harvested and dried as the richness of the first harvest was realized.


The Moon in Pisces ushers in a time of attentiveness and pragmatism. A greater possibility to become even more connected to people than ever before to comfort and heal – Giving all of yourself for the sake of those around you. Confusion is natural – and the need to spend time alone to meditate and heal is highly recommended.

Care needs to be taken to avoid indulgence and unnecessary concern or desire for material belongings. Since moon in Pisces represents Sensitive, Imaginative, Psychic, Empathetic, and Creativity in everyone, we must use the practical senses.

You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle. Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras achieving the desired result is depended upon the quality of intention, and when it comes to finding a satisfying relationships and success, it is of the greatest importance to begin with a clear understanding of what your goal should be. The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but it is a powerful source of energy the mantra for Pisces moon is:

Om Sri Gurave Namaha

(om Shri gur ava Nama Ha)

Remember the 12 aspirations.  Don’t forget to cross the ones you have already accomplished and make new ones. Don’t forget to manifest matters concerning materialistic things at this time.  And most of all don’t forget to light a white candle that day carve your name on the candle anoint the candle with Frankincense oil and chant Psalm 65 three times.

I am not an astrologer rather a Vedic reader who incorporates the energy of both Vedic and Western astrology as a basis to Vedic philosophy.  Vedic reader embraces the hindrances to assist in changing the negative destiny and karma to bring into many positive pathways into self-concept as well as self-actualization so that journey can be as sublime as the path that it takes.

This full moon is going to affect almost everyone and it should embraced as a change that is an absolute necessity to recognize that something has to go or leave and our psyche will help us with this pathway.

May you have the most incandescent full moon with the greatest gift of connection within the spiritual world.