At approx. 5AM today PST, Sunday August 26th, the Full Moon begins and will last for two and a half days in Pisces. Pisces is the spiritual sign, ruled by Neptune. Pisces is our link to the "other side" and all things dreamy and esoteric and imaginary. Pisces is two fish swimming in opposite directions, meaning deeply spiritual paths are available via religion or philosophy or service to others. It also represents illusion, by becoming a cult follower, like the so-called Christian Coalition who revels in judgement, anger and hate which of course is the antithesis of Christianity, or a con man/organization who rips people off by focusing on how to swindle people via their spiritual needs or desire to do good. Pisces also rules motion pictures and television, something that seems real but isn't at all. It's just made up stories, played by actors, who lament that people believe they are their characters, like people who play doctors who are approached by people for medical advice! It's illusion and its quite seductive.
But today we are going to focus on the highest octave of Pisces, the ability to care for others, to have great compassion, to feel deeply close to the Divine, to see the illusion of this crazy world of ours and be the change it needs to evolve. And this Moon is especially potent because so many other planets, bigger planets, are in harmony with this energy and causing a couple of days of really getting in tune with our inner selves and create a stronger link to the Divine and our Higher Selves and purpose. We are entering a period of great chaos, because chaos ultimately brings order from change. We and our world are on the precipice of a great awakening and these next couple of days can set us on a spiritual path so we see the change, embrace the change, not fear the change. So we can create a deeper connection to the Divine, so we are not feeling spiritually alone, we have the Universe and our Higher Selves with us always. It's a perfect time to start to meditate if you don't already, and its a perfect time to meditate a couple of times a day so build that connection to "the other side".
The Pisces Full Moon is opposite Virgo, the practical, down to earth sign, and trining Saturn in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus. I've previously explained what is going on between Saturn and Uranus - the old and the new making changes in a positive way, but also highlighting conflict like the polarization of Democrats and Republicans or racism and the divides it creates. Just know that this good energy between the two is going to create positive change especially if we personally add positive energy to that change. That is what the next two days is about, ending on Tuesday the 28th at noon. If you have the ability to not go to work on Monday I encourage it. You need this retreat time.
This energy of the Moon/Uranus/Saturn is a grand trine, extra special harmony - practicality and spirituality coming together. Pisces "sees" the energy that surrounds us, in constant motion like the tides which are pulled by the Moon, a perfect example of how matter is affected by planetary energies. These energies can be quite healing, seeing the wheel is always turning, no matter how high or low you are at this moment, things are never fixed and always evolving into something else. It's also a time to gain greater help from the Divine as Pisces is creating a bridge for us to "feel" our maker, or spirituality, our purpose. Open your hearts, push away the fear that holds you back, and know that the Universe always has your back, no matter how hard times may seem sometimes. We are here to LEARN, and that requires heartache and tears, joy and laughter. Love your fear and give it solace, so it won't block your progress. "Go with the flow" has never been more appropriate.
The full Moon in Pisces is also in harmony with Jupiter in Scorpio, and Neptune, the ruler of Pisces - at home is Pisces as we speak. This makes spirituality an important factor when Pisces is home. We have to create a balance between what we perceive as real here, and yet gain the faith and understanding that we are deeply spiritual beings, created out of love, and once created are FOREVER. To give you a perspective, say we are in second grade here, and the Universe is at Doctoral Degree level to help you understand our journey here, compared to the magnificence of our Creator and it's knowledge and abilities. As we connect more to the spiritual, we gain more faith in ourselves, our abilities, because we see the Divine in ourselves and therefore how could we have self-doubt and self-loathing? Our real confidence in ourselves is the energy this world needs now, for the change to bring paradise not suffering, for this to be the playground it was meant to be, and for us to become a loving, accepting community of souls who are sharing a journey of evolution with our Creator who is asking us now to take a leap of faith in ourselves and our future, by reconnecting to our Higher Selves on a daily basis so we walk in Spirit as well as the Material.
There are currently 6 retrograde planets, so their energies are stalled, and we feel sluggish. Mars has been retrograde for a while now, blocking our energy flow and creating a slow down, or feeling overly tired and not doing a lot. But Monday the 27th, smack in the middle of this Pisces full Moon transit, Mars goes direct. The Ram will leap out of his cage and fly to his freedom. And so will we. Our energy will build again, we can get things done, not be so tired, and Saturn is about to go direct too, and at the end of September so will Pluto. And at that point, all hell is gonna break loose as the planetary energy is going to be dramatic and crazy and awful and wonderful as we step into this full cycle of change we've been preparing for, for years. I hope you find the time to do some spiritual work these next few days, it really is worth the effort.
Blessings to you all. Much Love, Yvonne
Eclipses are endings, reinventing yourself, changing habits, cleansing, purging and letting go. Our 3rd eclipse of July/Aug 2018 is a sledge hammer on August 11th. Mars and Mercury are retrograde too, making us mentally challenged and physically klutzy. It's also a time of arguments, impatience and hostility. You might wake up in a bad mood, and then people trigger you all day. You might decide to cut off the world for a time, and be alone and with your thoughts. I've had a terrible cold for weeks now and I am giving myself permission to kind of float and rest in August, and you should do the same. Now is NOT the time to push forward, but is a great time to plan and organize and a time for patience, which can be sorely tested now. And if someone wants a fight - run because this energy is fueling the bad guys.
Venus moved into Libra Tuesday the 7th, one of Venus' two homes, Taurus being the other home for Venus. Libra is a sign trying to achieve balance. The scales. Libra's lives are often spent flip flopping as they try new things to see if this mode fits. Libra's love beauty and harmony, but may find it hard to find that harmony. Now that Venus is in Libra the need for love is strong and opportunity for love is strong as is having fun with friends and family. Buy some art or start a creative project. Let beauty be a way to lift your spirits. Check out art galleries and museums. Change your look. Redo your house. Be loving and kind.
Saturn, Neptune and Pluto are also retrograde, slowing us down along with Mercury and Mars. On Sept 6th Saturn turns direct. This allows progress and movement in the material world, and by then Mercury will have gone direct (August 17th) and Mars (on the 27th of August). Pluto goes direct Sept 30th. Then the flood gates of energy open and we're gonna be on a wild ride and you'll long for these days when things moved more slowly. Just clean up, prepare, organize and plan for the coming flow so you'll be ready for opportunities that flow then. And expect our headlines to be mind blowing, yes worse than now.
Uranus is retrograde as of today. This is the revolution guy, squaring retrograde Mars and opposing Jupiter in Scorpio. Frustration City. When most planets go retrograde they slow down and chill. Not true with Uranus. He goes a little crazy and this is saying a lot for the crazy guy in our zodiac. Extroverted you might become more so, and introverted you might shock some people with your behavior while Uranus is having a eruption of chaos. This is lasting until next January! The next six months are going to see crazy coming out of everywhere. Being shocked will become normal for a while and things will settle out again in January. I believe this is a good thing, because Saturn, Pluto and Neptune and Jupiter will be opening basements and closets and showing us the deceit in the world starting in Sept and Uranus is going to add the "oh my god" to the info. People you thought you knew will be outed for many reasons and scandal will become a daily event. Put your wierd on and accept it. Uranus is the guy who tells you putting a lampshade on your head is funny. Get it?
And finally its Eclipse time Saturday the 11th - a New Moon in Leo (new, dramatic fresh starts) and a Solar Eclipse. It's why the energy of this week as it approaches feels so thick and quite likely dark (moon goes dark, emotions get darker). Part of it is all of this Leo, which loves drama and extremes. Leo's can shine like the sun, or push their ego's at you in a totally out of control way - feeling quite hostile. Sun in Leo conjunct Moon in Leo is a time to put your ego in the closet and examine yourself and explore your possibilities. Step up for change. This energy released last for 6 months, being at peak power 3rd-5th months. But the first day of it is also usually a powder keg of events. Our nation and nations the world over are going to get hammered for the next 6 months. We are personally being hammered as well. It's challenges, lessons, painful experiences, etc time. We're gonna clean house over the next 3 years. Remember too people are on edge with all this retrograde, which also means dealing with the past. Let go, renew, change. You won't recognize the world in a few years that's for sure. What side of the street will you be living on? It's also about finding the courage to be the real you. Speak up. Act up. Show up.
WAKE UP. GET REAL. SHUN THE BS. SPEAK UP AND SHOCK YOUR FRIENDS AND YOURSELF. THE REBELLION LIKE 1773 AND THE 1960'S IS HERE. GET ON THE BUS ALREADY. BE BOLD. STOP FOLLOWING AND START LEADING. But take a rest in August and PLAN SOMETHING. Then in Sept when Mercury, Mars, and Saturn are direct...get out there and make some noise. change your life, your job, your friends. And when Pluto kicks in at the end of Sept, the world is gonna rock and roll into a flurry of activity, action and change. PLEASE get on board. Rethink everything. It's worth the effort.