The Sun has entered structured Virgo, the eclipse season is over for now (phew!), Mercury finally went direct (even though Chiron, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are still all retrograde… #stillfeelingstuck), and Sunday, August 26th, we have this year’s soft and fluid Full Moon in the last sign of the zodiac; intuitive and creative Pisces.
As you shift your focus from the fiery New Moon in Leo two weeks back, and start to dive into the watery sign of Pisces, you can literally feel your body soften, aligning with the fluidity of this mutable sign. And even though the powerful and fiery Leo Solar Eclipse will continue to work its magic until early 2019, this Pisces Moon is nevertheless a time to slow down, tune in, reset + recharge.
The Energy of the Pisces Full Moon is intuitive, creative and dreamy. As always, the lunar qualities of emotions and instincts reach their peak at a full moon, and with a Pisces Moon, you really have the opportunity to dive in deep. Be brave enough to journey into the depths of your subconscious to better understand where you are, and where life is trying to lead you…
Pisces, being the last sign of the zodiac, symbolizes endings and finalizations, and takes us into the darkest depths of our soul, where our deepest unresolved pain lies. Thus, August’s Full Moon is urging us to close some doors, and to get rid of whatever holds us back and keep us stuck in the past.
Slow down, and let your heart and soul lead the way. The key to clarity in times like this, is to try to not think too much. To stop grasping for answers and to surrender that constant need for control. This is life. And I hate to break it to yoy, but life is uncertain. So instead of insisting on a certain outcome, let your life fall into place organically. Leave some room for the universe to work her magic!
Remember that even though the energy of Pisces and his ruler Neptune – currently retrograde in Pisces – may seem vastly intangible, foggy and unclear at times, it is also highly intuitive, making this a perfect time for introspection, letting our intuition take the lead.
Personally, I’ve started to love Neptune. I used to find him a bit scary – or outright annoying – but he’s grown on me. Neptune has a magnetic, enchanting energy, and, more importantly, he has depth. Neptune in many ways represents the journey into the unknown. The path of the mystic. Neptune doesn’t have structure like Saturn, and for us humans who generally like to know the outcome of all situations – especially our life – the fluidity of Neptune can be scary.
But I’ve come to view Neptune like I view the spiritual path: You’re not supposed to know everything. It’s about trusting your path even when it’s too dark to see the next step, knowing that everything will be revealed at the perfect time. And experience has thought me that “foggy” in most cases is simply “not supposed to know yet”. It’s about trusting the timing of your life, knowing that nothing is random in the Universe.
And the same can be said for Pisces. Pisces, as its ruler, Neptune, is connected to those deep depths of the psyche and the subconscious. I like to compare them to the ocean, as both Neptune’s and Pisces’ energy has many resemblances to the sea: It can knock you over – or you can learn how to surf the wave. You may feel it overwhelming, scary and drowning – or you can learn how to float in this sea. You can escape far up onto the beach to “play it safe” or you can learn how to swim.
In the same way we fear the power and depth of the ocean, or the intensity of the intuitive and intangible energy of Neptune and Pisces, we are often scared of the depth of our own psyche, and the strength of our true powers. And, it is this fear of the unknown, of what might arise if we don’t stay in control, that leads us into the escapism that they both are so (in)famous for.
Because diving deep under the surface is scary. You never know what you may find there. So, you can try to escape – through too much work or sex or drugs or drinks – whatever keeps you occupied from yourself – or you can find the courage to dive under the surface and embrace the beauty and enchantment of another universe. The choice is always yours.
There is no need to be fearful though. Take a deep breath, let out a big sigh, dive in, and trust that you will be just fine. Find that state of complete surrender, simply allowing the energy of the enchanting Pisces Moon to open and awaken you.
And, remember, a Full Moon is as always the Sun opposing the Moon, which means that the energy of the Sun is now in earthy and practical Virgo. So, if the energies of the Full Moon at any time gets too much, you can always draw on the more grounded Virgo energy. It’s all about the balance.
Happy Pisces Full Moon lovelies!
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