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Friday, Sep 13 at 9.35pm PST – happy Friday the 13th!
North American indigenous tribes call the September full moon the Harvest Moon, Corn Moon or Barley Moon. The moon will rise at sunset, peak at midnight and set at sunrise; this is true all over the world, no matter your time zone.
Sun and moon oppose one another in Virgo and Pisces: finite reality vs infinite bliss. The Full Moon in Pisces can either hypnotize or release the spirit. A true release of the spirit is a totally conscious moment. I do believe that certain altered states can deliver us to higher consciousness. However, the most powerful and effective way to raise our consciousness is through meditation and fearless moral inventory. Pisces is the sign of denial and delusion, and she lies so well that she can deceive herself without realizing. She is easily ensorcelled by mirages, fantasies, tricks.
The Virgo sun represents work, duty, service and health. The full moon in Pisces comes in like a wave, a haze, a muddling force which makes it difficult to distinguish, to discern, to see. Pisces clouds our decision-making. Her influence causes us to use less logic and rationale. I am the first to say that this can be a very good thing; we need more spiritually-aligned decision-making. But the shadow of Pisces is her leniency, her complacency, her submissive, passive attitude toward life.
I would like to call in the highest vibration of Pisces: authentic yet imaginative; grounded yet spiritual; clearheaded yet dreamy. She can be all of these things and more. As the last sign in the zodiac, I think of her as an amalgamation of all the other constellations. She has the ability to shape-shift into any archetype she pleases. Learning how to use this cosmic chameleon power for the highest good: that is our mission.
Here we are, one foot on Virgo’s green earth and the other quickly turning translucent, pulled by an unseen force to the farthest narwhal star in the universe. What is the connection between earth and sky, between the mundane and extraordinary? Virgo stays close to the soil, busy with her schedules and tasks; Pisces glides through bottomless REM cycles. Her dreams take her so far away that when she is suddenly drawn back here to confront something, she would rather die. Pisces yearns to leave this world and go back to her Neptunian utopia, her otherworldly homeland where time and space do not exist. Does Virgo realize that her terrestrial work pulls her to the same placeless place, so divine it cannot be named? Does she realize that her service and pragmatism are mere means to an end, a bridge to body-sky union?
Once I spent this full moon with three other women. We swallowed the diamond sky and slithered naked like mermaids between mighty boulders of the Yuba river, dazzled by the sun. I laughed until I cried. I sang. I sat high on a bridge above the rocks. I walked barefoot and reveled in it all. In our feet the fishes circle, urging us toward the ocean’s depths. See the swimmer suspended in holy water, detached from physical limitations.
Full moons are high energy and felt not just the day of, but for days before and after. They heighten emotions and intuition, such as women experience before menstruation. During the full moon, we are more likely to overreact. It is our duty to remain calm and non-reactive no matter what.
Too much Virgo makes us mechanical and insensitive; this is very dangerous in a world so starved for spiritual water. Let your dreams gush out into moonlit streets. If your creativity is feeling blocked, focus on the sacral chakra in meditation. If you feel indecisive or need more mental clarity, meditate on the throat chakra. Rest your body with Pisces Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Affirmation: I surrender / ishvara pranidhana