"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Harvest Moon ~ Pisces Full Moon

   The name given this early Autumn Moon is the Harvest Moon and the degree this Full Moon happens to fall on is 27 Pisces. Here is the Sabian Symbol for this Full Moon at that degree: "The Harvest Moon Illumines A Clear Autumn Sky". Here is what Dane Rudhyar had to say about this symbol: "For astronomical reasons, the full moon of early autumn, the Harvest moon, appears slightly larger than all other Full Moons. These are the days for reaping of the good harvest if all has gone well. This symbol brings us the message that the time has come to reap what we have not only sown, but also cultivated - or failed to cultivate."

   What Rudhyar is highlighting with his description of Elsie Wheelers' symbol for 27 degrees of Pisces is consummation. In this karmic moment the seed of the new cyclic manifestation is already latent. What does that mean for us? Any full moon highlights the path we have taken from the new to the full during this current lunar cycle. What seeds did you plant, or skills did you start to polish, or new habits did you begin, under the Virgo New Moon two weeks ago? Have your efforts begun to bring order into your life? Today's Full Moon will show you your progress.

   If you have done well you can reap some of the rewards. If you have faltered in your tasks, all is not lost - just look closely at where you got off the path and apply renewed vigor to eliminating the obstacles on your path for the period of the waning moon, from now until the next new moon on October 4th. The Pisces influence of this Full Moon can appear in many guises, from "oneness" to feeling too impressionable and needing to escape. Sympathy, compassion and a lack of boundaries are attributes of this flowing Water sign so if you are experiencing feeling too much of everyone else "stuff", you may need to retreat for awhile to be able to focus on your own stuff.

   The veils between the seen and unseen are very thin now and we can experience a greater sense of intuition and knowing, without having to see. Pay attention to what feels right, or wrong, and follow your inner guidance. If you are experiencing difficulty with your own spiritual compass, you need to get quiet and go within to reconnect with your higher self. If you don't know what to do about something, do nothing until you know! By checking in with yourself every day through prayer or meditation, you will eventually know when to act. Trust yourself and follow your own path.

  Until next time, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~

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