Blue Moon in Pisces – August 2012
A huge energetic wave is hitting the planet with this coming Blue Moon in Pisces, and many of us have been feeling the energy rising for a few days now… It is a Blue Moon – when we have two full Moons in the same month. The Aquarius full Moon on August 2nd and now the Pisces full Moon on August 31, with a Leo new Moon in the middle! This Aquarius/Leo/Pisces cycle is prompting us to, as Dr Seuss so eloquently puts it, “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind”.
Pisces also shows us that in order to serve others we must first find unconditional love for ourselves. This Moon illuminates our shadow side so that we can make a conscious choice. We must now choose which path we are going to walk. The way of selfless service, and serving humanity for the highest good, or choose the path of selfishness and greed. The first leads to a destination of peace, happiness and contentedness, the second to fear, pain and isolation.”
Represented by two fishes swimming in opposite directions, a Pisces Moon illuminates the conflict between the part of you that loves to serve and work on behalf of the good of humanity, and the selfish, self-serving, fearful side.
Abraham Maslow says, “The fact is that people are good, if only their fundamental wishes are satisfied, their wish for affection and security. Give people affection and security, and they will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behavior.” But, ultimately, we must find affection and security within us, and under a Piscean Moon we are challenged to recognize these things in our self, rather than search externally for it.
Be aware of petty issues that may get blown up into major problems, as we feel particularly sensitive about who we are. Vulnerable relationships are prone to break up during this time, as the cracks that are already there get blown wide open, as we face our shadow selves. Hold on tight to the Leo courage and strength, and trust in yourself.
If things are breaking down, don’t fight the process, instead accept reality as it is and be thankful for the opportunity to change. FEAR is only False Expectations Altering Reality. The only time is now to dance the fear away and step out into the light. Nothing but self-doubt and your own limitations can stop you now.
If you are finding things emotionally challenging do a gratitude prayer morning and evening to help you focus on all the good things that are happening, rather than focus on what is not going right. When we give thanks for the things we take for granted such as, a home, running water, toilets, food, heat, friends, family, we can see how truly blessed we are.
This intense energy will pass and when we get to the Virgo new Moon in the middle of September we will feel more in control of what is happening and be able to direct the flow more to our needs.
I will end this Lunascope with the wise words of Don Miguel Ruiz:
“You can measure the impeccability of your word by your level of self-love. How much you love yourself and how you feel about yourself are directly proportionate to the quality and integrity of your word. When you are impeccable with your word, you feel good; you feel happy and at peace. You can transcend the dream of hell just by making the agreement to be impeccable with your word. Right now I am planting that seed in your mind. Whether or not the seed grows depends upon how fertile your mind is for the seeds of love. It is up to you to make this agreement with yourself: I am impeccable with my word. Nurture this seed, and as it grows in your mind, it will generate more seeds of love to replace the seeds of fear. This first agreement will change the kind of seeds your mind is fertile for.”
Pisces Full (Blue) Moon Ritual
This is a time to say goodbye to old regrets that are no longer serving you, and be grateful for all the things that have happened to lead you to this place now. Forgive yourself for non-action and not following your dreams.
Do a ritual of forgiveness – Write down all the things that you forgive yourself for, all the regrets that are holding you back, and all the things you have promised yourself and not done. Now go to flowing water – a river, or stream, even your shower if necessary, and standing by this water burn the list while allowing it all to release into the water. Imagine the water cleansing it all away to enable you to start again fresh from this moment.
Go outside and bathe in the Pisces full moon silvery light. Connect with the energy of the moon and feel it flowing through your body. Close your eyes and merge with this magical energy. Feel yourself expanding from this planet into the cosmos and beyond, knowing you are a divine being of light and a powerful part of this amazing, wonderful Universe. You have unique skills and gifts that can benefit humanity and now is the time to share them with others. Ask the moon if she has a message for you to help you on your journey.
During this moon do one good, selfless deed for another, without expecting anything in return and see how you feel afterwards.
Blessings to my Moon Sista Rebekah Shaman for this post.