The Moon, now in Pisces, and full at 7.02 am GMT on 6th September, encourages our sensitive side to come to the fore. It is easy to tune in to the unconscious realms now, and feel our connection to the whole of creation. Neptune, the modern ruler of Pisces, is closely conjunct the Moon, amplifying these empathic abilities. We have the potential to open our hearts to unconditional love and recognise the pain and suffering across the world.
Neptune was also conjunct the Moon and Sun at the February Solar Eclipse earlier this year. Perhaps you had a few dreams that appeared then which have now ripened. These two watery planets (Neptune, Moon) in a watery sign (Pisces) can make us very dreamy and sleepy. It’s a great time for contemplation, meditation, and creating. This can be fruitful for reflecting on matters from the past and imagining the future.
The more negative traits of Pisces involve playing the victim, escaping through drugs and alcohol, and deluding oneself. The desire to escape, not take part, and feel sorry for oneself is the darker side of Pisces. But the gift of Pisces is the ability to feel at one with everything around us and know that there is a mysterious essence to life that extends beyond the personal.
Make-believe and illusion is excellent for story-writing, poetry and film-making, but a healthy grip on reality is needed for steering our way through everyday life. At all Full Moons balance is the key – between Moon and Sun. The Sun in Virgo reminds us of our earthy day to day tasks. How can we use our compassion (Pisces) to be of useful service (Virgo) to those around us and the planet we reside on?
The Sun (the hero) in Virgo is in a grand trine aspect with Pluto (god of the Underworld) in Capricorn and the asteroid Pallas Athene (goddess of wisdom and and justice) in Taurus. These three can work together diligently to bring changes that benefit all.
Mercury, planet of communication, finishes it’s retrograde phase just a few hours before this Full Moon. It changes direction on the same point of the recent Solar Eclipse (28 degrees Leo), suggesting that information is ready to come to light. In a fiery grand trine configuration with Uranus and Saturn surprising facts may emerge that call for serious solutions. Uranus demands truth and Saturn is concerned with reality – what previously hidden information is now surfacing? On a positive note this is a brilliant line up of planets that help ground inspirational ideas.
The effects of Solar eclipses are felt for several months after the actual day of the eclipse. The significance of this recent one (21 August 2017) have yet to fully emerge.
Take some time out for quiet reflection, preferably in a location near a large expanse of water. Meditate and dream big at this very creative Full Moon!