This cycle begins with the Sun and new Moon at 28° Leo 53′ and comes to fruition with the full Moon at 13° Pisces 53′.
The title of this post, The Harvest Moon, refers to the September full moon as identified by the Algonquin tribes. The MoonConnection (link below) says about this Moon:
Many of the Native American tribes' staple foods, such as corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and rice, are ready for gathering at this time. The strong light of the Harvest Moon allowed European farmers to work late into the night to harvest their crops. The Harvest Moon does not always occur in September. Traditionally, the name goes to the full moon closest to the autumn equinox, which falls during October once or twice a decade. Sometimes the September full moon was called the Corn Moon.
For background on the Moon names and for other information on the Moon, take a look at MoonConnection. Keep in mind this is the name of the full moon, which occurs in September.
Two U.S natal charts are again being considered--one with Scorpio rising and one with Sagittarius rising (new Moon and full Moon are linked here). In the natal chart with Scorpio rising the Sun is positioned in the 9th house, ruled by Jupiter; Sagittarius rising places the Sun in the 7th house, ruled by Venus. Both placements include the Moon as ruler because the Sun is in Cancer. In the Sagittarian chart the Moon's placement is in the 3rd house, conjunct the cusp; in the chart with Scorpio rising the Moon is in the 4th house, her home.
Currently, Mercury, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are retrograde. Saturn will turn direct in Sagittarius on August 26th. Mercury will turn direct in Leo on the 5th of September, just before the full Moon. With Mercury retrograde personal communications may be garbled, but its timing should be good (Mercury Leo trine Saturn Sagittarius) However, Saturn is also retrograde.
It seems everyone, especially the media, is anticipating the central total Solar eclipse on August 21st, coinciding with the new Moon. For astrologers, the important points are how the astrological position connects with your chart and where its shadow will fall. General astrological information is given in the Astrology Weekly article on Eclipse. More about the eclipse will be included in my next post. Here are NASA eclipse maps for the event.
My reading suggests that those leading a country can be most affected by an eclipse. Here are some more references for you to check out:
- SkyScript article: Traditional rules for judging eclipses
- Astrology Zone article: All About Eclipses: A Guide For Coping With Them [Please keep in mind this speaks to individuals and may not apply to a population.]
- Astroscribe article: Midpoint Report For Donald Trump Natal Chart Ascendant – Point Of Activation During Solar Eclipse 21 August 2017
- Astro Databank article: Donald Trump's natal chart