Here's everything to know about September's Harvest Moon, including when it peaks
Mark your calendars because the last supermoon of the year is here!
September's full moon, nicknamed the Harvest Moon, rises on Sept. 29 and reaches peak illumination at 2:58 a.m. PT — and fortunately for lunar lovers, this lunation is to appear bigger and brighter than usual.
Like most full moons, many of the monikers we use to describe them have historically come from "Native American, Colonial American or other traditional North American sources passed down through generations," according to The Old Farmer's Almanac.
Similar to how August's Sturgeon Moon was nicknamed after a fish of the same name — one that was readily caught during that time of year in the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain — there's significant meaning behind the moniker of September's moon, as it can sometimes be referred to by two different names.
According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, the full moon that takes place nearest the autumnal equinox is referred to as a Harvest Moon. While this usually falls in September, it sometimes falls closer to October. When the latter happens, September is referred to as the Corn Moon.
While September's full moon — also a full moon in Aries — has symbolic meaning, astrologer Kyle Thomas says the lunar display energetically means "the energy of this Cardinal Fire sign will be infused within our lives."
Thomas — known for his cosmic guidance for celebrities, business executives and prominent influencers — tells PEOPLE, "We will feel fired up to seize the day, carve out our own paths, and follow the desires of our egos." He adds, "We will not be focused on the ideas or plans of others, we will prioritize our own needs at the expense of others."
To find out what September's Harvest full moon could mean for you based on your zodiac sign, per Thomas' suggestions, read on!
Aries (March 21-April 19)
It's time to take center stage, Aries. Since this lunation is a full moon in your sign, Thomas says its energy could "infuse you with passion, desire and enthusiasm."
Perhaps, "a dearly held goal, project or dream that you’ve been building toward for six months or so could now be within reach," he adds. "Assert yourself and show the world that you are ready to revel in your victories."
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Take some time to rest and recharge, Taurus, because Thomas says "this lunation could have you feeling a bit burnt out." He suggests you "listen to your natural rhythms" and "take some time off" if you can to maximize your relaxation time.
"Schedule a spa day, sleep in or allow yourself time to nap," Thomas suggests. He also says this lunation might also see "a turning point around a project in development." Plus, it could also "give you the strength to heal your past, let go and move on."
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Your social life is about to heat up, Gemini! "The full moon is firing you up to be seen, heard and known," says Thomas. "So it would be great to dust off your vision board of what you want to manifest in the year ahead and see who you know that can help you out."
"You’ll likely attend an exhilarating event near this time," he adds. For those who are single, Thomas says to "use this firepower for online dating or meeting new people through your pals."
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Victory is near, Cancer, and due to this lunation, the power is in your hands! Specifically, Thomas says "a big culmination or turning point" could be underway "in regards to your ambitions, career and professional life."
As for timing, Thomas says to look at "the cycles you’ve been building upon for six months or so." Perhaps, "a promotion, new job offer, milestone or recognition could be right around the corner" he puts forth.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Step outside of your comfort zone, Leo, because September's full moon will energize you to mix things up! "You may now be reaching a turning point or culmination around an international business or travel endeavor or in regards to academics, spirituality, media or legalities," says Thomas.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
This lunation will have intimacy top of mind, Virgo. "You’ll be eager to assess the true strength in your relationships," says Thomas.
If you're not seeing eye to eye, Thomas says "it will be explicitly shown" so to be "upfront and hash it out." He adds that this full moon could also "cause you to go your separate ways."
Lastly, Thomas predicts this lunation "could bring a big shift to your assets, investments and large money matters."
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Change could be present, Libra, as this full moon is expected to bring "dramatic change to your significant partnership in business or love." On one hand, it could bring you closer to together but on the other, it could split you apart.
Speaking on unification, Thomas says this lunation could "allow you to move in, make long-term promises, get engaged or even being wed." If the latter option, however, "you're likely to face the music and go your separate ways."
If you're single, Thomas says there's a possibility to "line up options that possess long-term relationship potential."
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
This full moon is expected to make you very busy, Scorpio. "Your work-life balance is going to be on the top of your mind as you’re juggling your routines, responsibilities, projects, plans and priorities," says Thomas.
"You could be polishing off a big project for your employer or even leaving one job for the next," he continues. "If you want to see a change in your health, such as fitness or diet, use the full moon’s energy now."
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Listen to your heart, Sagittarius, as this month's full moon could bring you a rapture of passion, romance and joy. "Singles may cross paths with a soulmate or find that they’re falling in love," predicts Thomas.
To capitalize on it, Thomas says couples can "use this energy to reignite their spark." He suggests to "plan something fun and sizzling!" Furthermore, "If you have children or are looking to, this lunation will put a spotlight here," he adds.
Finally, Thomas says you could "see exciting news now" if "you’re involved in sports or the arts!"
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
This lunation spotlights your domestic life, Capricorn. "A big change could be at hand in regards to family, home or real estate," predicts Thomas. "Some of you may move, get a new roommate or decide to redecorate or renovate."
In addition, Thomas says "if something important pops up in regards to family or parents," you should "jump on top of it."
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Is your mind swirling, Aquarius? Thomas says this lunation "could bring about a turning point or culmination to an important writing, speaking, advertising or communications-related project." He adds, "Contracts could also pop up for negotiation or signing now."
On an unrelated note, Thomas says "you may feel invigorated for a quick trip, either on the road or in the sky." Get adventurous!
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Money on the mind, Pisces? This full moon could "bring shifts around income and expense," says Thomas. "Depending on how you’ve been building or spending for the past six months or longer, it’ll be visibly clear now."
"A raise, new job offer, lucrative client or side hustle could appear," he continues. "If not, expect a hefty expense where you’ll have to sign on the dotted line."
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