Pisces full moon
August 30 6:36PM PDT / August 31 3:36AM CEST / August 31 11:36AM AEST
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Pisces full moon illumination:
‘I incorporate my spiritual practice into daily life easily & help teach others to do the same.'
To dream or not to dream, that is the question. But not under a Pisces moon, that is just a given.
The dreamy state that a Piscean water supermoon brings could also feel like a thick haze as we deepen into Mercury’s retrograde. Maybe the eyes are heavier, the mind a little more cottonwool-like, the vision a little more blurry than normal… Removing sight as one of our senses, and replacing it with what we feel and perceive.
Can we just let it be instead of straining for clarity, or to clutch at the exact thing floating through our minds before it disappears again? What if we just let go and slid into the milky waters of haziness? Would we sink into oblivion? Or actually into deep and spacious reflection? Would our lives fall apart? Or actually be more enriched by softening our gaze?
Perhaps this full moon is a reminder that sometimes we need to rest our minds, to let go of trying to ‘formulate’, and just float in a silent well of myths and messages. Confusion is a given, so we might as well enjoy it with awareness. Confusion makes us appreciate genius and clarity when it arrives. Confusion is a necessary pause.
What if Saturn’s message with this bulging moon was that sometimes we just need to trust the process and timing of unravelling? Of being in spaces of ‘I don't have a clue what is going on’. That this IS part of the work, the unknown IS part of the journey, and the mind needs to recharge in the other room while we stretch our intuition into a new shapes.
What is coming to the surface that needs to be sacrificed to the moon? What practices need readjusting so we can make space for new daily rituals? Tears may well to the surface with messages not for the mind, but the other senses, try and not make sense of it all just yet.
What I do know is that we have to trust the process. That the haze clears, and if we have done the work of trusting what we feel and where we are going with our knowings (or not knowings), all will be revealed on the other side.
Let go. Do something creative to spark some mystery, dream journal synchronicities, it is between the lines we find our messages. Go look at the moon, it’s the largest we will see this year.
Trust your intuition and discernment and let it be your guide this blue moon, it is only once in a while it happens upon us twice in a calendar month.
Kerry - Magic of I.
Full Moon Pisces at 07° 25’
When it comes to Astrology, Spirituality, or possibly even anything esoteric, or metaphysical, “belief” is necessary but it's insufficient. So often we reduce these important conversations to belief. “Do you believe in Astrology? Do you believe in God?” While there are sometimes appropriate conversations that have us unpack the belief in something, I think the Full Moon in Pisces wants us to ask, “Do you experience Astrology? Do you experience God?”
I mention this because while belief is helpful, I think it's the Pisced-ruled experience of spirituality that truly determines one’s commitment to a spiritual practice. Nobody needs to be reminded that there are people who claim to believe in a loving God but behave hatefully in the name of that loving God. Also, I’m sure there are Astrologers who improperly apply this system of connection to create experiences of disconnection. So once again, it’s not the quality of the belief that validates our spirituality but the quality of one’s lived experience. Belief and theology are often up for interpretation but the concrete results in one’s experience are typically clear.
Whenever I think of Pisces, I think of a sign that has us moving away from questions of belief to the results of an experience. It inspires us to behave from a belief system that creates the experience of love, peace, compassion, and forgiveness and the relational results to back it up. Now the Full Moon in Pisces’ Full Moon Illumination asks us to incorporate our spiritual practice into our daily life in ways that inspire others. I love this ask because it reminds us what A Course in Miracles suggests which is that to teach is to demonstrate. This ask also asks us to lean on our spiritual practice to lead with more love, gentleness, and compassion in our daily lives. Personally, I don’t know a more important spiritual strategy than applying our spiritual practice in our relationships in ways that create a little more heaven on earth.
Within the Full Moon’s chart, Mercury is retrograde in Virgo. Asking us to reimagine the small ways, small steps, and small goals we can take to experience more successful results from our spiritual practice. From more consistent meditation, affirmations, and/or simple breathing strategies, it’s often the Virgo-ruled micro that helps us experience peace on the Pisces macro.
Under this Full Moon, I invite you to take a page out of the recovery spaces and initiate a fearless moral inventory over your life since Pisces as the last sign does ask for the grand finale of the spiritual work. Review your relationships especially and cross-reference your spiritual practice for insight into how you can steward more love, reconciliation, and forgiveness there. I love the way A Course in Miracles reminds us that we cannot experience the highest level of spirituality but through love given and received in our relationships. So consider your commitment to applying the best of what you learned in your connections and watch the Full Moon in Pisces open your heart to the love you - and they! - deserve.
Completion, Surrender, Healing & Spiritual Support
Let it go, Aries. The Full Moon in Pisces inspires you to identify all the patterns, choices, and sometimes people that keep you disempowered. That keeps you stuck in a holding pattern. Take 100% responsibility for whatever part you play/played in this cycle and then lovingly release it with both forgiveness and apology where needed for the healing effects of this moon.
Friendship, Activism, Collaborations & Shared Humanity
Ride or dies only, Taurus. The Full Moon in Pisces has you thinking about both friendship and your community in a way that feels different. You’re looking to connect more meaningfully with your friends AND find your place in a community of folks, too. Let the Full Moon reveal who’s earned your loyalty and which community you can find belonging in.
Career, Leadership, Integrity & Discipline
Level up, Gemini! The Full Moon in Pisces lights up your career sector; inspiring you to bring the best of your creativity and gifts to your work. Whether that means stepping into more leadership and/or beginning a self-employment adventure, this Full Moon asks you to align your purpose with your profession in a way that gives you aliveness and passion.
Wisdom, Publishing, Discovery & Higher Education
Apply the learnings, Cancer. The Full Moon in Pisces wants you to review the last six months and identify what the primary lessons were/are. Then, you’ll want to embed that learning into specific behaviors that apply it to the circumstances in your life that could use some improvement. When you know better, you’re asked to do better. From there, the positive changes are inevitable.
Intimacy, Empathy, Sexuality & Transformation
Go deeper, Leo. The Full Moon in Pisces wants you to normalize the discomfort, tension, and conflict that can emerge when you meaningfully connect with others. Yes, it’s tough but it’s the cost of admission for meaningful connection. Go deeper with your relationships through this hard entrance fee and watch the intimacy, passion, and even sexual satisfaction grow stronger.
Romance, Boundaries, Partnerships & Trust
Happy Birthday, Virgo! The Full Moon in Pisces wants to give you the gift of romance by inviting a new relationship, deepening the dynamic(s) you’re currently in, and/or completing a relationship that may have served its learning. Especially as you understand and reinforce the opposites attract style chemistry here so you can help each other grow and reinforce your strengths.
Habits, Systems, Wellbeing & Routine
Small goals only, Libra! The Full Moon in Pisces wants to normalize your passion for “the work” by helping you take small steps towards a small goal. Big changes can only happen slowly and cumulatively over time. So manage your expectations a bit more critically and show appreciation to yourself for the small progress you’re making which will change your life in big ways.
Self-Disclosure, Charisma, Creativity & Lovability
Reveal don’t conceal, Scorpio. The Full Moon in Pisces inspires you to share the story of who you are with your whole heart. As a sign that values privacy, this is a bit of a challenge AND you will be rewarded in beautiful ways if you share yourself courageously with someone who needs to know. Once you define, declare, and disclose who you are, the Universe will rise to the occasion to help.
Vulnerability, Home, Family & Emotional Agility
What is “Home”, Sag? The Full Moon in Pisces motivates you to understand your context for emotional safety in a powerful way. And helps you think critically about the role of self-acceptance in this endeavor. From there, you’ll be drawn to the experiences, places, and people that prioritize your emotional well-being in beautiful ways.
Curiosity, Observation, Dialogue & Active Listening
Read between the lines, Capricorn. The Full Moon in Pisces helps you leverage communication to make the implicit a bit more explicit. You’ll be asked to understand the subtext, cues, tones, and body language that tends to communicate sometimes more than verbal communication. With this in mind, your clarity and understanding with others will skyrocket to powerful breakthroughs.
Finances, Security, Clarity of Values & Pleasure
Live into your values, Aquarius. The Full Moon in Pisces helps you identify what your values are and what behaviors are required of you to implement them into your life. That’s the crux of personal development work after all. Once you take your values from abstract to action, you’ll take a stand to call in more security and financial success wherever you need it!
Identity, Desire, Autonomy, & Freedom
Begin again, Pisces! This is your annual moment to reset. Bring to the Full Moon in your honor all that you want closure from AND all that you want to call in. With this two-fold approach in mind, you’ll be able to make the space because of what you released that is required to call in the new experiences that give you both the protection and connection your heart desires.
- Colin Bedell, QueerCosmos
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