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Apologies for the Confusion
Okay, so before I continue, you have every right to be confused.
I totally messed up on my latest Full Moon post and somehow managed to blend the energy of the upcoming September New Moon in Virgo (occurring September 20th) with this week’s Full Moon in Pisces (occurring September 6th).
Yes, that’s right – there is no Full Moon in Virgo this week – The Full Moon is falling in Pisces, but there is lots of Virgo energy around, as the Sun is currently in Virgo (and will oppose our Pisces Full Moon).
Mars will also be in Virgo as the Full Moon hits and Mercury (currently retrograde and obviously having a massive impact on my personal energy) will also re-enter Virgo very soon after the Full Moon (on September 10th), so some of my original post remains here and some will re-feature in my up-coming post on the Virgo New Moon on September 20th.
I have no idea how I did it or why it took me until this morning to realise what I’d done.
Only that I’d started to write about the New Moon before the Full Moon this month and that obviously paved the way for me to go completely off track!!
I’ve had my butt whipped by Mercury and his very recent journey through my own Sun Sign (Virgo) and I’ve also had Mercury Retrograde conjunct my Sun in Virgo with me for the last year (as denoted by my Solar Return chart), so it’s been a big year of lessons, reviews, renovations and restructuring for me on many levels – personal, home, financial, career, commitments…
And yes, part of that is needing to take responsibility for more forward planning and organisation with Mother Earth Astrology!!
Anyway, enough of my babbling.
Sincerely sorry for the mistake.
Time for a cuppa now for me and to schedule a planning date in my diary.
Thank goodness the reno on our home is almost complete – yay!! more time for my beloved Astrology 🙂
Much Love, Toria xo
The Need to Go with The Flow
Yes, in case you haven’t already noticed, Mercury is retrograde at the minute.
Virgos and Leos are the ones in the firing line this time around, as Mercury has been moving backwards through your signs, but that doesn’t mean that the rest of the signs are immune.
Mercury rules Virgo and Gemini in Astrology, so no matter which sign he’s backtracking through, these two signs tend to be strongly affected every time he retrogrades.
… we all have these signs somewhere in our charts, so despite those three signs being strongly activated right now (Gemini, Virgo and Leo), it’s also likely that you’re being affected in some way too.
For me personally, there have been changed appointments, links that usually work failing, network issues and all the usual Mercury Retrograde shenanigans playing out within my life and within the lives of friends, neighbours and family.
As we’ve moved through these last two weeks in the build up to our Full Moon in Pisces, however, I have flowed with whatever has been asked of me by choosing to be in the moment.
Pisces teaches us the Art of BEing, The Art of Going with the Flow and the Art of Trust.
Releasing Expectation, Learning the Lessons, Forgiveness and Trust
I have learnt over the years that it is usually my own personal expectations that make what appears in my daily life hard to deal with.
By learning to trust what is happening in every moment and to be present with that (exactly as it is), it is amazing time and again how life proves to be delivering exactly what I need.
So, the next time you’re stuck in traffic, your lunch date gets held up or blows you out or your child doesn’t react in the way that you expected, try taking a deep breath and meeting life exactly as it is in that moment – no judgement, no anger, no frustration…
What is the best thing that you can do at this point and how is that working out for you?
Virgo is a mutable sign, so maybe Mercury’s Retrograde through Virgo has required greater adaptability, flexibility and the ability to think on your feet?
Through Leo, is he asking you to re-work what sets your heart alight or re-think how you like to create?
And yes, there’s also the lessons that retrograde planets bring to us.
So, if you’ve also experienced a couple of weeks of change, flux, delays, rework and uncertainty, how can you take responsibility for it?
Do you need to communicate more effectively?
Could there be a tinge of criticism or bossiness in your communication style or maybe a hint of drama that is asking for your awareness?
Do you need to check and double-check appointments, event times, phone numbers?
Do you need to slow down or make greater time for rest and relaxation?
Do you need to let go of expectations?
How do you react when things don’t turn out how you anticipated and how can you better deal with it if that reaction isn’t serving you?
Pisces also teaches us compassion (of self and others), forgiveness (of self and others) and release, so this is a great Full Moon to be aware of how you might be holding onto grudges.
What do you need to let go of?
Is it time for a forgiveness ritual?
Compassion, Oneness and The Call to Service
Many people have felt a calling to be of service in the build up to this Full Moon.
Especially highlighted is the assistance being given to the people of Texas following the devastation of hurricane Harvey.
Pisces energy reminds us that we are all one. It is compassion, kindness and charity.
This will be especially heightened by Neptune also sitting conjunct the Pisces Moon.
Prayers also carry loving energy and I am a strong believer in their power, so if you want to help someone, but can’t do so physically (because you’re far away or they’re not open to receiving help from you), it may help to pray on their behalf instead.
Increased Sensitivity, Intuition and Empathy
On a personal level, you may be noticing an increase in your own sensitivity and that may make you feel like withdrawing and being alone; especially if you view the World as harsh or are surrounded by others who don’t share your need for gentleness.
Spending time in nature can be helpful, as can meditation and spending time with your soul self (higher self).
Meditation will also strengthen your intuition, help to lessen anxiety and increase your ability to go with the flow.
So much Piscean/Neptune energy can also bring the potential for confusion and for feeling foggy.
If this is you or you’re connecting with anxious feelings then beginning a daily meditation ritual could work wonders.
The Sun and Mars in Virgo energy loves rituals – are yours serving you?
As Within, So Without
Are your surroundings a good reflection of your inner self?
When Virgo energy is strong, we can feel strongly affected by clutter; suddenly needing to have a clear out, a clean up and to have everything in its rightful place.
The Piscean/Neptune influence can work well with this and we can use our intuition in the form of a Feng Shui tune up.
How does your home environment feel?
Could certain areas be cleaned up or re-organised?
I feel it’s no coincidence that our renovations are still in full swing at home having recommenced at the time that I began my recent 25 day Fast.
Remember that your outer World (what you are manifesting out into the field around you) is a reflection of your inner state.
Is your home a loving, peaceful sanctuary? How does it affect your energy?
We still have Venus, the North Node and Mercury (stationary) placed in Leo as this Full Moon hits, so why not embrace your creativity and see what you can re-design?
Do Something that Inspires You or Inspire Others
Playing music and/or watching movies that inspire and uplift you are also a great way to enjoy the Pisces Full Moon energy.
I watched Hook and Moana over the weekend with my little one – both awesome.
It’s so sad that we lost Robyn Williams so young and through such tragic circumstances, but how blessed are we with the brilliance that he left us.
He had the ability to inspire and uplift many of us through his acting.
Those with the ability to act often embody a strong Pisces, Jupiter or Neptune influence to their energy.
What Artistic gifts would you like to share with the World as we enter this Full Moon?
Is there something that you could do in your daily life to help inspire, uplift or heal?
Illumination of Shadows
Full Moons can also bring our shadows to the surface, so be aware of the negative aspects of Pisces, which may show themselves to you as we get closer to the moon’s fullness –
- Overwhelm (of life, of emotions) – see meditation advice above if you relate to this.
- Confusion (feeling vague, lost, foggy,) – could diet be playing a part? Gut/Brain connection?
- Denial of Responsibility (wanting to bury your head in the sand instead of dealing with any issues that are presented – hint: dealing with them will put you in a better place 🙂 )
- Dishonesty, Delusion or Deceit (of self or by others or often by own expectations)
- Feeling Powerless/Like a Victim of Life – how can you take steps to begin to empower yourself?
- Addictive Patterns/Behaviours (Drink, Drugs, Running Away, Hiding, Over-eating – as above… is there anything that you can do to start to break the pattern?)
- Lack of Personal Boundaries (in relationships with others – perhaps you find certain people draining and need ways to better protect your personal energy or perhaps you need to say no more often and attend to your own needs as well as you do everyone elses…)
Could Early Wounds be Playing a Part?
Saturn in Sagittarius’ square to Chiron in Pisces remains active at this Full Moon indicating that low self worth and/or feelings of inadequacy could be arising now.
Are unconscious behaviours now be illuminated?
Do you or does someone else need to acknowledge how grief, deep emotional wounding (perhaps from childhood), or fear may be playing a part in these patterns?
Perhaps you fear your own sensitivity, appearing vulnerable and/or other’s judgements?
Is it time to release negative emotional patterns that may be holding you back from shining your light?
Mercury – Change of Direction
Mercury will turn direct on 5th September 2017 at 09:29:22pm (AEST, GMT+10) after journeying through Virgo and Leo this month, which should bring some forward momentum after a period of rework, rethinking, repair and possible withdrawal, so expect a smoother ride from this Full Moon onwards for a while.
The more wisely your use of the Mercury Retrograde period, the smoother the onward journey is likely to be…
Of course, Mercury Retrograde can also bring up some communication issues in the form of relationship dilemmas.
What has the run up to this Full Moon taught you about your own communication style or your own style of relating?
Our relationships can serve as a mirror reflecting to us that which is in need of healing within us or the shadows that we are playing out in our daily lives.
Is it time to claim it all, to let go of blame – it really is all with you and all up to you.
How can you change that reflection to make your life more of what you want it to be?
Which area of your life is likely to be affected by this Full Moon?
Where does this Full Moon fall within your natal chart?
If you’re unsure of how to find this and would like help with understanding your natal chart, you can sign up for my newsletter and receive my E-Book “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness” for free.
Look for 13 degrees and 53 seconds of Virgo (The Sun), and 13degrees and 53 seconds of Pisces (The Moon).
Which house axis (areas of life) is being highlighted in your chart?
Are there any planets, which fall at (or very close to) 13degrees within your natal chart?
Those situated between 11 and 15 degrees of the mutable signs (Virgo, Pisces, Gemini, Sagittarius) and also Leo, Libra, Aquarius and Aries are likely to add more to the picture.
I also offer a 12-month subscription to my Lunar Illuminations.
These alerts are a great way to track your intention setting and to tune into your own emotional ebb and flow as the Moon moves through her eight phases each month.
The Full Moon will exact on on 6th September at 05:03pm (AEST, GMT+10)
Wishing you increased connection to your spiritual / soulful self, as you move towards a more whole and trusting version of you.
Much Love, Toria xo