Artwork: Daniel Mirante- Chanting Down Babylon
This is the Harvest Moon, the time of reaping the rewards of hard work, which turns out to be the hardest work of the season. From our great effort and planning we are sustained the winter through. It is the time when the first bounty of the year’s work was shared in celebration of the ever-giving nature of the Earth. And what better sign to have it in than Pisces, the archetype of openness and sharing.
May we each have a moment this weekend to celebrate the richness of life, the bounty of the Earth and the joy of sharing our labors with others. Pisces teaches us about the all-loving bodhisattvic nature of our souls, the part of us that is infinite; infinitely compassionate, infinitely understanding, infinitely connected to the mystic and cosmic nature of reality. This is a fine Moon to connect with Spirit and deepen your relationship to it.
The Full Moon conjunct Neptune on Wednesday night/Thursday morning is ripe with imagination, mysticism and fantasy. The places that can serve both as a portal to creativity and to escape. So often the allure of the things that take us into these states of consciousness turn on us, leaving us confused and blindsided by reality. Therefore, it is wise to remember to balance this time with the opposite sign of Virgo, where this lunation was seeded in the Virgo New Moon two weeks ago.
The serene yet busy meadow of Virgo is where the polarity of Pisces finds it footing, in the Suns crystalline rays she weaves her magic into the web of creation. I think of Virgo as the crystalline dimensions- the codified information of the Earth. The geometric patterns of crystals allow the high frequency vibrations of Pisces to be channeled, stored and worked with. In this time of high spiritual energy we can use crystal grids to clear and anchor these frequencies, bridging them down to Earth as the Mercurial nature of Virgo does. Or just get outside and be with the stones.
Jupiter in square to the Full Moon suggests the crystallization of a mystical or spiritual essence as a result of some well-invested effort. It could be the reconciling of seemingly conflicting spiritual truths we have wrestled with for a long time . We may find synthesis of the impossible is within reach, or not. Regradless, both are valuable creatively. Engaging with our sacred work and rituals can help us to guide these new energies in right now with ease. Remember to get into the body, and listen, sing, speak and share.
As fires rage in the Amazon, Uranus has been fulfilling prophecies of the awakening to great earth changes in the collective consciousness. Moving retrograde, the Great Awakener invites us into the depths of our own realizations regarding issues in the body, Earth and money. It is only through internal re-wiring that we can shift our perspectives to make the decisions that will lead to a better relationship with these things, both in our lives and in the collective. For are they both not a reciprocal entity?
This Moon contains codes of the Visionary- the one who sees beyond all available options and known choices. The one who dares to imagine things never before seen. The one who dares to speak from their Heart and through the Mind’s eye crystalize. The answers to the question that have never before been asked will require solutions that have never before been seen. Do not fear reaching for the unreachable, it only through this that anything new was ever created.
Mercury and Venus at 29 degrees Virgo are almost exactly conjunct during the Full Moon and standing at the Equinox gate of Libra- one of the four Solar gates of the year that mark the passage of our seasons. They stand together holding hands as they cross over this gateway from the most potent degree of Virgo and into the world of relatedness called Libra.
With heart and mind aligned, they have a message of love to share. Perhaps they will chant down Babylon, or speak with acuity the vision needed to help us return to balance and harmony once more. Now is a time to speak, and to listen. The codes are contained all around, but it is not until we place the word over a thing that we can command it.
Blessed Full Moon,
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