by JESSICA DAWN
〰️ Feeling is healing 〰️
Full Moons have a way of bringing an intensity of energy to the forefront of our lives. With this week’s Full Moon in Pisces joining Neptune, the planet of spirituality, escapism, and dreams, we are likely to be edging ever closer towards the precipice of something in our lives that has a substantial hold on us. Whether you are on the brink of great accomplishment or facing significant setbacks or even loss, the magnitude can feel larger than life with the Pisces/Neptune combination. Full Moons illuminate fruition in the cycle (each our own cycles), usually on the external, social, or relationship level. Meaning peak experience with those around us can present as confrontations that reveal deeper inner conflicts that are ripe and ready to be resolved.
This essentially is a time defined by healing through a process of deep introspection coupled with acceptance, compassion, and surrender to what is. This is the work. It’s a highly emotional and self-confrontational time. The phrase “feeling is healing” comes to mind. The need for tender loving self-care comes to heart when I imagine all that people are facing and feeling within themselves during these times.
The Pisces/Virgo Axis is a portal into the divine experience of being human. It is the interface between being a human in the confines of a body containing an infinite soul within. It is where we face ourselves and strive incessantly to be more, to be better, to be perfect. And where we must garner compassion and acceptance for the journey and the flaws, mistakes, and inadequacies we experience along the way. We are human, after all, and in that, we are blessed with capacities to touch and express the infinite, and we, in turn, are limited by time, space, reality, and body. It is a mystery and a gift! We live the enigma. It is the field we play in. We are the paradox, we are the mystery, we are the infinite, and we are time; record keepers of all that ever was and all that will come to be.
Virgo is the place where we are defined by time and our actions and efforts, and Pisces reminds us to let go and surrender to the vast infinity that we are also a part of.
While we are now under the influence of seven retrograde planets (for the next few months), it is largely about slowing down, taking a breath, integrating and digesting your experiences, and getting present with what is and what has come; going inward. It’s about preparing for the future by being in the now, now!
Here we have one being the infamous Mercury (September 11 – October 1), known for throwing a wrench in our daily plans and devices, and one being the Rebel Warrior planet Mars who represents powerfully taking charge. Though Mars is not yet in its retrograde per se, we are already within the threshold of its remarkable influence. From August 20, 2022 – March 28, 2023, we will be in the Mars Retrograde Cycle.
Most of us have gotten quite used to the slippery slope of the Mercury Retrograde, but the Mars Retrograde only happens every two years and stays four times as long! This year it highlights its square aspect to Neptune for a long six-month duration. We are already in the throes of feeling these influences as the planets gradually move into place.
Some lessons and themes include high emotions, anger, boundaries, desires, passions, and sexuality. The dance between the Masculine and the Feminine is activated. Facing reality beyond the illusions and the delusions is where the courage lies. Becoming more conscious of your actions and desires and that of those around you is necessary. It is essentially a time of confronting the obstacles in the way of your dreams coming true, be it from within or without.
Blessings on your journey.
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