Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Full Moon in Pisces 2012

The second full moon this month on 31st August falls in the mystical sign of Pisces at 8 degrees 33 minutes, shifting any stagnant energy in natal charts with mutable  (Pisces, Virgo, Gemini, Sagittarius) planets or angles between 7-9 degrees.

With the solar energy illuminating from the Sun in Virgo onto the Moon in Pisces, we are given our monthly (bimonthly this time) chance to see what has been previously hidden from view.

The Moon-Chiron-Neptune conjunction trine Mars in Scorpio reminds us of the fluid nature of life - be willing to accept that life is ever-changing and be prepared to confront and release any ghosts from the past.  

The following themes are prominent under this Pisces full moon:

Addiction - beneath addictive behaviours hides an issue deeper in origin.  The agent (be it alcohol, drugs, sex, food, internet) is merely covering up something else that we are unwilling to face up to in our lives.  This full moon shines light onto the roots of these addictive behaviours.   A health-related concern can act as a precursor, urging us to address these problems.  What are you unwilling to see?  Where are you being dishonest with yourself? (Neptune oppose Mercury)

Universal love - Pisces is associated with unconditional and universal love.  However, as important as it is to be selfless, we mustn't forget that we are human beings living in the mortal realm.  New Age spirituality does not merely ask us to focus on universal love, but also self-love (Sun in Virgo).  How can you love others when you don't even love yourself?  How many of you out there are perfectionists and judge yourselves harshly?  Our physical bodies are responsive to our negative mental mindsets.  We are our own worst critics.  This full moon brings to our attention the importance of treating ourselves with love and respect.  Release the need to be strict.  Stop being so hard on yourself!  (Venus square Saturn)

Mental health versus physical health - Virgo rules the 6th house of physical health whereas Pisces rules the 12th house of mental health.  This full moon allows us to take steps towards making healthy changes in our daily routine - consume wholesome food, exercise regularly, get adequate sleep and detox the mind by releasing toxic and negative thought patterns.

The Virgo-Pisces polarity encourages us to incorporate spirituality into the mundane world.  Positive thinking is not just about praying to the unknown and hope for the best. We formulate a 'wish', which in essence, is like a promise we make to ourselves. Positive affirmations can help us to focus our minds and assist us to stay afloat in the sea of confusion we are all swimming in.  We are still responsible for our actions in life but holding onto the belief that our lives are not meaningless can motivate us to stay trekking on our treacherous life paths.  

We are all here for a reason.  

1 comment:

  1. I love this. Practical Spirituality , one of my favorite topics! Thanks for sharing! Have a healthy happy Full Moon! I put alink in my blog (hope thats okay!) http://www.ecospiritualwellness.com/blog . Blessings! Narayani

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