The Sun and Moon will be at 6 degrees 6 seconds of arc when they oppose each other to bring about the greatest illumination of the Moon from the Sun’s radiance, otherwise known as “Full Moon”. The number 6 refers to the qualities of Venus as an artist, peacemaker, friend and nurturer desiring to create harmony and beautiful surroundings. Very close to the Sun in Virgo is Jupiter which powers up the Sun’s influence as Jupiter magnifies whatever it contacts. The sign of Virgo relates to the Virgin, the Maiden, and the pure one which at its best maintains a certain level of humility and service to honor the process of tending to the “earthly” delights. Virgo, rooted to the Earth, maintains the farm, tends to the life sustaining routines that nourish and foster life knowing that even the most tedious and mundane tasks will lead to peaceful contentment and good health. There is a theme emerging that lends itself to taking care of that which is physical or “earthbound” and nurturing our lives by caring for that which is “good” for us or helps us to flourish. The Moon in Pisces is not standing alone either as it is very close to the ruler of Pisces, Neptune. This amplifies the Pisces energy which is known for being sensitive, dreamy, intuitive and ethereal with one foot in this world and one in the stars or heavens. Rather than being ruled by the element of Earth, it is ruled by water and the expression of water would be likened to vapor. The Piscean realm evaporates the Ego and steps into states of universal consciousness, spiritual unity and bliss, as one feels connections to all that is. From this connection, Pisces develops a level of compassion as it can empathize through its ability to “Feel it ALL”. The Moon connects to our internal feelings as it is the yin to the Sun’s yang, so we may feel some pulls at the heart either from our own experiences or from the thin membrane connecting us to the hearts of all beings. Of additional interest is that Jupiter once ruled Pisces, before we knew of Neptune’s existence. Jupiter is known for being optimistic and a believer in hope and good fortune. Part of its quest is to find the greater meaning in things, the wisdom gained from the “dharma kaya”. The polarity of Virgo and Pisces creates the connection between Earth and Heaven. We have an opportunity during this Full Moon to tap into that which lies beyond, from the source of all creation to reignite our sense of hope and faith. As we root into the Earth from the grounded essence of Virgo, we can hold space to then launch out and beyond. What are your dreams? What do you envision for yourself without limits? How can you heal and have compassion for all parts of yourself- physical, mental, emotional and spiritual? This is a “Super Moon” meaning it is closer to Earth than other Moons, magnifying the influence even more. Be well and open to the messages, signs and symbols from all that is as we enjoy this journey as “Earth walkers”.
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