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Lunar News: Full Moon in Pisces
Astrological vibe check: only once in a Blue Moon
Full Moon at 7° Pisces, August 30, 7:36 PM MST.
It’s an extra-magical time during this full moon because it’s a blue moon in the sign of Pisces. Blue moons, of course, refer to the 13th full moon in a year where there are only “supposed” to be 12 full moons. Some folklore traditions believe the blue moon marks a time for heightened psychic abilities and since Pisces is the sign of all things psychic, this is sure to be a potent lunation for our divine connections.
The Sun is answering to a stressed-out Mercury retrograde in Virgo this week and it has us all feeling a little frazzled. The nice thing about the full moon in Pisces is that it’s ruled by a relatively calm and optimistic Jupiter who is feeling rejuvenated and enjoying his time in Taurus. In the chaotic midst of Mercury retrograde, Jupiter is here to at least lift our spirits as everything falls apart. It’s a good Full Moon to let go and be indulgent, even for just a night. As we approach the nigredic collapse of the Mercury cazimi (September 5th), it’s good to remind ourselves that it’s good and even useful to enjoy when everything is going wrong. That’s the Hermetic magic of a stress test: our eyes are opened to the problems that we can no longer ignore. Expect this Full Moon to be cathartic and a little messy with a sense of everything feeling like it’s out control. Surrendering to the mayhem of the moment is sometimes the best power move to play.
The Pisces Moon reaches her fullness after hearing a stern lecture from Saturn who himself is still undergoing a re-evaluation of how to navigate choppy waters. We could be feeling like we’re being sent to detention after school, but the company of all the other misfits will be a salve to the humiliation.
The luminaries looking at each other across the Virgo-Pisces axis officially marks harvest season. Think back to late February 2023 and remind yourself of any goals or promises you made for yourself at that time. Any short-term projects initiated at that time will be wrapping up by now, we have the opportunity to tie up loose ends, and now we’ll reap the benefits of what we’ve sown. The seasonal shift is upon us as we head into the gathering and then fallow portion of the year. Reflect on the abundance and blessings and take an inventory of all that’s left to do before the cycle begins anew in a few short months.