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Tuesday, Sep 1 at 10.23pm PDT
The September full moon is called the Harvest Moon, Corn Moon, or Barley Moon. The moon will rise at sunset, peak at midnight and set at sunrise all over the world, no matter your time zone.
Sun and moon oppose one another in Virgo and Pisces: finite reality vs infinite ether. 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 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 she deceives herself too. She is endlessly ensorcelled by mirages, fantasies, tricks.
The Virgo solar cycle represents work, service, and health. The Full Moon in Pisces comes in like a wave, a haze, a muddling which makes it difficult to distinguish, to discern, to see. Pisces clouds the mind. She is without logic or rationale. I am the first to say that we need more flowing feminine water energy in the world, but the shadow of Pisces is her leniency, her complacency, her apathetic attitude.
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 the work.
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 mundane and extraordinary? Virgo stays close to the soil, busy with her schedules and tasks; Pisces glides through bottomless REM cycles. Her fantasies take her so far away that when she is suddenly snapped back to reality, she would rather die than confront what she has created. Pisces yearns to leave this world and go back to her Neptunian utopia, her otherworldly homeland where time and space do not exist.
Several years ago I spent this full moon with three other women. We swallowed the diamond sky and slithered naked like mermaids between boulders in 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.
Psychic and physical energy increase significantly at every full moon. This is felt not just the day of, but for days before and after. Emotions and intuition will be heightened.
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. Rest your body with Pisces Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.