Cosmic Weather – Full Moon in Pisces: Illumination, Transcendence and the Open Heart.
Hello friends. Well what a week it’s been. As of this writing (8/26) there have been over 62 solar flares in the past 5 days. We’re definitely in a vibrational upgrade period again, courtesy of the Universe. Today for me and so many others was quite an exercise in the pain of the world and disappointment, as another tragedy (in VA) is the last thing we expected on a day with a once-a-year Sun/Jupiter conjunction. Not exactly the “lucky” or “wish upon a star” vibe that we hoped for but it was a powerful teaching, especially on the road to one of the most transcendent Full Moons of the year. It was a reminder of the power of the outer world as an impetus for change, healing and a way to keep our tender hearts open, even if it’s uncomfortable.
You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather. – Pema Chodron
Also in appropriate timing, I recently watched the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction of the late, great Lou Reed. The induction itself read by his dear friend Patti Smith was beautiful and emotional as she stopped twice in the reading for tears. The speech given by his partner of 21 years Laurie Anderson is one of the most revelatory and profound that I have ever heard as she spoke about their enduring love, his ability to “take off his fame like a leather coat and put it back on when necessary,” his great body of work and his complexity as a man and artist. Lou Reed was not a typical Sun in Pisces person upon first glance, as he was very tough with plenty of New York attitude, but listening to his music and going below the surface the wisdom, compassion and transcendence was definitely there. His album “Magic and Loss” inspired by the untimely death of a friend, like much of his body of work is considered a classic. Lou felt the pain and the weight of the world and didn’t run from it. His musical stories about the harshness and complexities of life are what he was best known for as a songwriter.
Laurie Anderson shared that she and Lou came up with Three “Rules for Living” and they are:
1) Do not be afraid of anyone.
2) Have a very good BS detector.
3) Be very, very tender.
These are brilliant, aren’t they? They are also very Zen and Piscean in their way. If we can go through life with open hearts, awake and unafraid, we are definitely ahead of the game. That is the goal of all viable spiritual practice, to increase our presence and decrease our fears.
I can tell already that this Full Moon is going to be deep, REAL and more to the heart of matters than ever before. It’s the nature of the current energies and also the nature of this powerful year of manifestation and transformation. There’s going to be no hiding in this Moon as even in the hiding she will still see you, and maybe even get you to laugh along with her. If there ever was a time to get the “Cosmic Joke” it’s in a transcendent Pisces “Supermoon.” Also that being said, if there ever was a perfect time to radiate LOVE, COMPASSION and KINDNESS to all sentient beings, it would be the same.
This moon also has some significant things traveling with it worth mentioning; including an opposition to Jupiter, square to Saturn and conjunction to Neptune, the ruling planet of Pisces. This definitely backs up the all that I said here in the above paragraph with an extra dose of Neptunian mysticism for good measure. 😉
As with all Full Moons there is an interesting juxtaposition to the Sun, its opposite sign. There are more alike things about Virgo and Pisces than many other astrological pairings, mostly being the predominant themes of service and compassion for others. They both have a shadow of martyrdom; Pisces is more prone to escape in drugs or drink, Virgo in workaholism or excessive “fixing” and “saving” behaviors. They are both deeply sensitive, but in different ways. The Mercurial and highly mental side of Virgo when out of balance can be phobic, critical and hyper-vigilant. The transcendent side of Pisces when out of bounds can be flighty, irresponsible, overly detached and self-absorbed in its own fantasies. There is a beautiful middle road between these two sign energies that is the best of their respective worlds: caring and compassionate but not co-dependent, spiritual but grounded on Earth, open-hearted yet still self-contained. There may be a tendency to flip into the extremes as this moon carries a lot of power, but it’s a good reminder we can always breathe, refocus and come back home to the Self at any time.
Recommended activities: Meditation, Journaling, Music, Daydreaming, Ritual, Service.
Sail me on a silver sun, where I know that I’m free. Show me that I’m everywhere, and get me home for tea. When I look into your eyes, your love is there for me. And the more I go inside, the more there is to see. – George Harrison
The Cosmic Full Moon Tune “It’s all too much,” was written by another talented Pisces who’s spirituality manifested quite differently but no less poignantly, George Harrison.
Happy Full Moon friends and remember to keep it Cosmic!
NOTE: The Full Moon in Pisces is 8/29/15 at 11:35 am PDT/2:35 pm EDT.