Welcome to the Full HARVEST MOON! This gorgeous full moon in Pisces will reach peak illumination at 5:58am EST on Saturday, September 10th.

In many ways the Harvest Moon symbolizes the beginning of Fall. The Harvest Moon is unique in that due to the closeness of the equinox, the moonlight shines early in the evening, around sunset, for several nights in a row. Historically, this early evening moonlight gave farmers extra time to finish harvesting their crops before the first frosts would arrive. This is why the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox is called the Harvest Moon.

Besides being strikingly beautiful, the Harvest Moon is powerful. This may be a time to focus on spiritual and emotional wellness and awareness. This full moon is in Pisces, which means it will serve you well to go with the flow. Fluidity, flexibility, openness and acceptance are the name of the game right now. If you happen to be a control freak, this is going to be a tough full moon for you. Try your best to surrender and bob and weave! Be aware that this Piscine full moon is coming at the same time as Mercury Retrograde (in case you missed it yesterday, see astrologer Julie Starr’s video message here). We know that Mercury Retrograde is not a great time for communications, so keep in mind that there may be missteps of all kinds around this time. Use this time to slow your pace, relax, surrender, and be open to the beauty life has to offer!

I remember a beautiful song my dad played in our house often by Neil Young called “Harvest Moon.” I still listen to it and love it today. It celebrates appreciation of a great love and dancing under the full Harvest Moon. I can hear it now….


“Come a little bit closer

Hear what I have to say

Just like children sleepin’

We could dream this night away

But there’s a full moon risin’

Let’s go dancin’ in the light

We know where the music’s playin’

Let’s go out and feel the night

Because I’m still in love with you

I want to see you dance again

Because I’m still in love with you

On this harvest moon

When we were strangers

I watched you from afar

When we were lovers

I loved you with all my heart

But now its gettin’ late

And the moon is climbin’ high

I want to celebrate

See it shinin’ in your eye”

Happy Full Harvest Moon to all! May you dance under the full moon and celebrate the beauty of life!

Marci Lingelbach is co-founder of the New Earth Almanac and a Crystal Reiki Master in Franklin, TN. You can find her at reikibymarci.com, and on Instagram and Facebook @reikibymarci.