At 7:54 AM on the Pacific Coast, the Moon directly opposed the Sun, creating “FULL” Moon. The house is stacked in Pisces right now with Neptune, Mercury, Sun, South Node of the Moon, and Chiron holding court. With Pisces, we find water, emotion, and transient reality, where matter transforms into spirit and essence. We may feel ourselves drifting into the moment, enjoying fantasy movies, or anything that moves us beyond our physical states. Pisces governs dreams and imagination allowing us to depart from the rational and logical, and enter a world of unlimited potential, should we “believe” or imagine it. As water takes the form of whatever contains it, it also seeps into crevices, penetrating boundaries. Pisces can have challenges keeping a strong boundary of separation, as the ultimate goal of the Fish is to dissolve into everything and merge into “oneness” as it grows compassion. This watery energy is affecting us all now, asking us to tap into our compassionate heart center, and bridge the gap of separation with all living beings. Like the great oceans that refuse no river, we are tasked with opening ourselves up to a place of less boundary and love. In that place, we also want to acknowledge, we don’t need to take on all the suffering of the world to where we feel as though we are drowning, leading to victimhood or pessimism.
With a Virgo Full Moon, we harness the Craftsperson, the Servant, the Mentor, and the Apprentice. With humility, Virgo wants to feel useful and skillful, and desires to improve or perfect something. It has an innate quality that allows it to see the ‘chinks in the armor’ and follow the course to ‘make better’ that which crosses its path. Through this alchemy, it brings ‘heaven to Earth’ or ‘spirit into matter’ or ‘energy into form’. Virgo has an alliance with thinking as it is ruled by Mercury, and its element Earth allows it to excel in tasks required in the physical world. Tending to crops, planting seeds, and harvesting, which are all to provide sustenance to the physical body and thus, ultimately nourish the ‘soul’ inside us.
This Earthy rooted energy is also being supported by Mars who recently moved into Taurus, another Earth sign. Taurus grounds itself in simplicity, and the natural rhythms of human existence- eating, sleeping, breathing, listening, etc. Mars, the driver of our desire, has started to take a breather from the frenetic exchange with Uranus, and the passionate fiery placement in Aries, to now slowing down. We may experience this shift as we move about in our lives as we take time to fulfill our comforts, rather than thrust into a new terrain. Although Venus is still lighting the fires for heated passion in relating, she is currently retrograde, so those fires are burning more internally for us than in our outer world. We review what we value for ourselves and our instinctual desires during this time.