by Nick Newmont
On Friday afternoon, the Moon is full when the Sun in Virgo forms an opposition with the Moon in Pisces. This Full Moon is also a Harvest Moon, which means it’s big, especially in the northern hemisphere. The Harvest Moon is also the Full Moon that occurs closest to the Autumn Equinox.
The Full Moon is a time of completion of what we intended at the New Moon. It is an emotional time and a moment to let go of what no longer serves us. Lunar Eclipses are about relationships and polarities. With the Virgo-Pisces axis involved, this Lunar Eclipse allows us to reflect. We are pushed to find a balance between mundane functions and routines, physical health and the need for order (Virgo) and vision, mental health and the journey within (Pisces).
Virgo rules the tools and techniques that we use to deal with day-to-day life, while Pisces rules the tools that we use to deal with our psychological selves. This reminds us that we have everything we need to solve our problems.
Some sort of crisis (which can be a conflict of consciousness) or sudden awareness of something missing in our lives provides us with an opportunity to delve into our emotional needs within the context of the house polarity (opposing signs) where the eclipse occurs in our natal charts. Relationships may be challenged or strengthened at this time. Our discovery is a true “Aha” moment. This understanding can motivate us into taking action.
Full Moons and Lunar Eclipses bring issues in our lives to fulfillment. Our emotions are heightened, and there is often some dramatic realization involved with the house, sign and any aspected planets activated by the Full Moon. Note that whatever “happens” at this time is nothing truly new. The issues have been brewing inside of us, and emotions have been building. Something comes to light at the time of the Full Moon, and if we get in touch with our feelings, we can get a better idea of what needs to change or what needs to go.
This Lunar Eclipse in Pisces is bound to thrust us into a state of heightened awareness. It’s a time to take note of your dreams as well as insights or feelings that seem to come from “out of the blue.” These could be creatively inspiring. Because Pisces is ruled by Neptune and in turn rules the 12th house, subconscious challenges can be helped by hypnosis.