Full Moon Eclipse in Pisces, September 16, 2016_Personal and Collective Pain

The Pisces/Virgo axis of the zodiac brings together Spirit and Matter, Heaven and Earth and Masculine and Feminine energies, engendering growth and understanding. This Full Moon, aside from being eclipsed, also holds together the energies of Chiron in Pisces, Mercury retrograde in Virgo and Mars in Sagittarius. ~ Wisdom of Astrology

This eclipse is about personal and collective pain; oh goody! I haven’t felt this connected to the pain of the collective in a long while, but I am today as I write this newsletter with tears streaming down my face. When we feel this pain, it opens our hearts and it gives momentum to our next tasks. What will we do next to help the suffering in the world?

There is a theme emerging from this September eclipse season and it is one of presence, alignment, and seeing the Truth; holding the light and being in the world but not of it. It’s been going on for a number of months now, and the theme continues_ a time of ongoing personal work as well as work with the collective consciousness. Of course, the best way to affect the collective consciousness is to transform our own! Eclipses are intense and may bring issues to a head in your life, balancing your dreams with reality. Is there something that you don’t want to face or that is just too painful to see? Now is the time to acknowledge these things and do your inner work. You are stronger than you know! There are writings from three astrologers here, each offering their own wisdom about this auspicious time. ~ Blessings, Mary

Rebekah Shaman
This moon also reminds us that life is a divine paradox, the fish swimming in opposite directions are neither wrong or right, they are equal. When we accept the perfection of reality as it is, and not as we would like it to to be, we can enjoy ourselves much more.

A Pisces full moon illuminates the conflict between serving our individual needs, and serving the collective. The Virgo new moon inspired us to take action to birth our dreams in the physical, especially as it’s harvest time. Now the Piscean full moon asks us how we can use these dreams to serve the collective.

From Cathy Pagano at Wisdom of Astrology.

The Moon in Pisces is conjunct Chiron, showing us the deep wounds we all bear from a patriarchal culture that shames us into unworthiness rather than blesses us for our uniqueness. With the help of Sun/Mercury, we can begin to name and release some of those wounds. The pain they caused us can be released so we can go into the future without shame or blame. Once you’ve released old limiting beliefs of unworthiness, you can let yourself be filled with Joy! For Joy is our divine inheritance.

Mars, which has been in Sagittarius since early March (except for its retrograde back into Scorpio from late May to early August), squares this eclipsed Full Moon, challenging us to become spiritual warriors in life, standing up not only for our personal truths but also for our collective well-being. Mars’ will power, courage and need for action is the tension point between the Sun and Moon. What will we do with the knowledge this lunar eclipse sends our way? Listen to your dreams. Open to your intuition and your mind’s musings. Things that you’ve kept hidden from yourself will set you free.

Two planets station (change direction) just after this Full Moon eclipse. On September 21-22, Mercury turns direct at 15* Virgo: A mirror and a faceted bottle of perfume.1 Mercury’s message is to look at things from different perspectives. A mirror shows us another view of ourselves while the facets of that perfume bottom reflect light at different angles. Perhaps to get the whole picture, we all need to look at things from multiple perspectives.

Perhaps now, the Collective Unconscious of Pisces will be validated instead of rejected and made irrelevant. Perhaps, the will of the people will override the will of the few.

While they’ve moved beyond their 7 squares after early 2015, we’re still experiencing the backlash of the Pluto in Capricorn/Uranus in Aries waxing square. This is the energy of a crisis of action. The Hero’s Journey. The overcoming of obstacles. The setting down of strong roots and sending out of strong shoots.
These two powerful energies—Pluto as lord of Death & Rebirth and Evolution and Uranus, the Great Awakener, the Revolutonary, the Idealist—began a new cycle in 1965-66. Like a New Moon, they joined together, and a seed was planted. A seed of Revolution and Evolution. And instinctively, many of us understood that we had to revolutionize and evolve ourselves to know where this new re-birth was headed. And because of that inner search, many hippie Boomers turned to self-examination, spiritual seeking and health rather than to power, corporate climbing and government. (And of course, many didn’t.)

But now we see that if we are to establish a just and healthy world culture, we have to get involved in the governing structures of our world. Our environment knows no boundaries. We have to make this very big change together. We have to choose to consciously evolve. We have to bring our greater self-awareness into service to the world. For while people can take to the streets to demand justice and change, those people we choose to govern for us have to be of us. If we’re going to take responsibility for our world, we need to get involved in it. (And that goes for me too!)
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From Divine Harmony
The full moon lunar eclipse at 24’19 Pisces is exact on Friday September 16th 2016 at 12:05pm PDT- marking the midway point of the eclipse portal we are in that began with the solar eclipse in Virgo on September 1st. With the Virgo/Pisces axis highlighted there are big things up around reality versus dreams and illusions, physical mastery and spiritually mastery, inner work and outer work, and being in the world but not of it.

With the evolutionary north node in Virgo the growth path requires that we become more aligned with integrity, humility, self and other honesty and doing our inner work as much if not more than we do our outer work in the world. Yet with the karmic south node in pisces and neptune the ruler of the south node fast approaching it- the shadow path of denial, delusion, self/other deception, avoidance of reality, playing the victim or the martyr and turning to addictions to people/places/things as a means to avoid facing reality is STRONG right now.
To really see Truth for what is is can be a painful process- as our delusions and self imposed illusions have a numbing effect and when we strip them away we can feel raw. Yet it is not until we strip them away that we can truly feel everything- true bliss and Love as well as true pain and heartbreak. They are two sides of the same coin and our capacity to go deep in one determines our capacity to go deep in the other.