It’s a rising waters kind of week, with a full Moon in Pisces on Friday (exact at 9:58 am edt). Pisces is a wrap up sign, for deep soul purging, completion and cleansing. Let the charged waters gently wash over situations that feel stuck or hopeless.
A supportive sextile to Pluto means there’s a force for making peace with the deepest wounds of the soul. This wisdom builds on your spiritual prepping, for these surreal and extreme times.
When the Moon is Full in water sign Pisces, the Sun is in the opposite earth sign Virgo. The Virgo and Pisces polarity is like a tuning fork, for body, mind and soul. The Pisces waters work their magic on what’s below conscious awareness. To truly tune in, and pick up all the Virgo-Pisces nuances, spend some time away from the maddening crowd. See if it’s possible to dispatch yourself away from artificial noise, and seek out the natural. It takes time to unwind enough — especially with so much discord in the air — to get to the soulful rhythms of Pisces-Virgo.
These mutable energies have subtle gifts that come from awareness of how everything is connected. The gifts come from being present with all senses and intelligences engaged. Your retreat might be to a mountain top, lake, the forest or ocean. Or right there at home.… it’s a Full Moon to forgive and be forgiven for times of missing the target…A stand-out for this Full Moon is Chiron, the modern ruler of Virgo, in near exact conjunction (at 7 degrees.)”
What rises in the days before the Full Moon? All the feelings and soul wounds from missing a target. Or resentments from others missing a target. It’s time to forgive ourselves and others our shortcomings. And in doing so, experiencing that miracle of feeling whole or ‘holy…’
This is a letting go Full Moon, and why not look at how much energy is going into the illusion of the virtual. Is it time for a rebalancing? Your soul speaks loudly at the Full Moon — listen in, for guidance moment by moment. There might be an urgent need to ground or detox, to pick up a clearer signal - When the Moon is big in Pisces, the Sun is across in Virgo. Both signs are sensitive to the environment, picking up all kinds of vibes and toxins. Both need to undergo purification rituals of mind/body and soul to come back to stay attuned to the finer currents. The Full Moon is a great time for a bath or steam, as a balm for the stresses of the time. As you get cleaner of body, the mind is clearer — and your inner compass becomes a trustworthy gauge for whatever comes your way.
If you’re facing big decisions, this is a Full Moon for psychic hits that just keep coming. Be watchful for serendipity that alerts you to a message. Your intuition and instincts are your greatest ally in uncertain times. At the Full Moon, messages of guidance or warning could come through loud and clear, especially if you ask for them.
It’s a Full Moon of heightened contact with the divine. To get the most out of it, seek out those cloistered places that feel sacred to you. It could be your armchair in a private corner, your bath, a favorite nature trail, church, dance floor, museum, theater, in a tree….anywhere that is hallowed ground for your spirit. If you’re missing this in your life, it’s a great time to seek out your own power spot. You might set up an altar in your home, with inspiring images, books, pictures, stones, feathers or prayer cards.
It’s a truism that we suffer more, from resisting letting go… These two faithful signs can help us fall apart, if we have to, from the loss, so the real healing can begin.
The interpretive meaning of the Blue Moon in astrology relates to the opportunity to harvest the learning or benefit of a particular moment. Full Moons are when the unconcious mind is more visibly reflected than at any other time. A Blue Moon is one when the second Full Moon of the month is in the same sign. So if you have two Full Moons in a row in the same sign (therefore, the same area of consciousness) you then have a second opportunity to work with this same area of consciousness and therefore harvest twice the wisdom. This Full Moon is in Pisces and the last one was in Aquarius, so this isn’t a true Blue Moon, however to have a second Full Moon in the same month still offers an energetic opportunity to go deeper, know yourself more, and have a profound expansion of consciousness. There is a lot going on astrologically in these few days, so HAVE AT IT. Know yourself!
Pisces, the water sign of the Fishes, is the last sign of the Zodiac symbolic of completions. Consider how water moves in nature, rivers and rain returning to the sea. Pisces is poetic; music and meditation are modalities supportive to align with Pisces Full Moon time. This Full Moon August 31 is at 8 degrees Pisces, close to Chiron at 7 degrees Pisces. These planets create a sweet sextile to powerful Pluto at 7 Capricorn and supported by Mars in early Scorpio. This suggests a time of going deep. Dig in!
The Pisces Moon, exactly conjoining the healing point Chiron, may illuminate anytime in the past how you have been energetically wounded. Our wounds are our gifts. It’s not our wounding that makes us different, unique or special. It’s the wound from that trauma, sexual abuse, or accident that actually connects you to the rest of humanity. Everyone has some story of wounding.
Finally, remember Neptune is the planetary ruler for Pisces. Neptune now currently resides in it’s home sign of Pisces. Consider Neptune the creative muse. It is compassion, creativity and connection to the presence of Spirit. At this Pisces Full Moon, Neptune is at 1 degree Pisces, Chiron at 7 and Moon at 8 Pisces. These aspects offer potent power for healing through dreams. What is your greatest vision? What is the highest dream for your life, your family, humanity, the planet?
Do you have any personal planets in the Mutable signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, or Pisces? If so, this is an especially powerful Full Moon for you!
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