Saturday, August 25, 2018

August 26 - Pisces Full Moon -- We Need it!

Full Moon
August 26, 2018
7:58am EDT 
3 Pisces 12 

This has been one bumpy summer filled with eclipses, harsh aspects and of course a ton of retrograde planets including our warrior friend Mars (gawd, he is an a-hole when he is retrograde).   Luckily Mars turns direct in a couple of days and then September 6 Saturn will also straighten out and fly straight.   Launching us into a new softer terrain will be this Pisces Full Moon that is NOT an eclipse.  Remember, July 13, July 27 and August 11—were all eclipses.  How nice to just get a plain old full moon and in gentle Pisces no less.   Like an oasis in a desert we will get lost in the shade and the water.  

Pisces is the final water sign and with that we tend to tie up things, especially emotional and spiritual loose ends.   It is the symbol of two fish one who is swimming right side up and the other who is swimming up side down.    Of course, it would be so nice if we only got the fish who swims right side up, as it makes charting a course easier but Pisces knows he needs his little brother upside down fish to help with his guidance.   How is it possible that goofy confused fish helps with direction?  Because that fish has to get quiet and feel his way through any current.  He has to go to the area that cannot be defined by logic or facts.  He goes somewhere unworldly for his guidance and right side up fish listens to him.    Thus, intuition is pronounced on a Pisces full moon.   Creativity is also a guiding force.   So many famous artist have a strong Pisces in their chart.  They see or turn into something we mortals cannot even grasp.   Pisces can tune into brilliance.   Yep, that’s what those little fish can find.     The negative spin on Pisces is the feeling of loss and confusion and martyrdom.  That’s when confused fish is not getting quiet.   Even if it comes up remember under all that crazy victim stuff you will find empowerment if you get quiet and recognize, “I am here because I want to be here.”   Even if you don’t want to be doing something or be somewhere the power comes when you acknowledge that you and your maker agreed you would do it. Own that karma or dharma and swim on. 

A little mediation will go far this full moon along with yoga and gentle practices.   Gardening, nurturing, being kind to others and of course going to a place of faith are all perfect for this full moon.  Can you feel how the Universe is preparing us for a new terrain after summer with this full moon?     

There is a beautiful aspect between Uranus and Saturn with both the sun and the moon.   The accent on responsibility and dutifulness is highlighted.   But it is not drudgery.   We will talk more about our daily schedule and how it connects up with our values in two weeks when we discuss the Virgo New Moon.  However with the Saturn aspect on the Pisces full moon we get a little heads up.  Are we doing or does our schedule reflect our values?  Take a look at this three -day full moon and see if you are in sync or out of sync with your values?  Uranus will provide some lightening bolts and brilliant ideas that can help as we figure out how to get our life more in sync with what we really think is important.        

Bottom line:  this is a lovely moon and arguably we all need it.  Find your quiet zone and just keep swimming.  

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