Updated: Aug 26
Pisces Full Moon. August 30, 2023. 6:36pm PDT
The 2nd full moon (also referred to as a Blue Moon) in August is occurring in the ethereal sign of Pisces on August 30. It is also a the largest Full moon of the year making it a Super Moon! If you would like to know more about the astronomy of this special event, this article Frim Nasa is a good one: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/2367/the-next-full-moon-is-a-supermoon-and-a-blue-moon/
With its dreamy and intuitive energy, this Full Moon illuminates spiritual exploration, emotional healing, and profound transformation. It's a time to practice forgiveness, both for others and ourselves, and to let go of any lingering resentments or grudges. By releasing old emotional baggage, we create space for healing and growth.
This special lunation is attuned to the mystical realms, inviting flowing connection with intuition through introspection and exploration of the hidden depths of emotions. Pisces, the final sign of the zodiac, is co-ruled by Neptune, the planet of dreams, transcendence, and spiritual growth. Jupiter is its traditional ruler, symbolizing the release from material bonds, higher knowledge and communion with the divine. As such, the Full Moon in Pisces amplifies the already potent energy of this mutable water sign, creating a potent atmosphere for guidance from the unseen realms.
Pisces is associated with artistic expression, and mystical experiences. During this lunar phase, we are urged to engage in activities that ignite our imagination, transcend ordinary reality and allow creative energy to flow freely. As this Moon is deeply connected to the subconscious and unseen realms, it is an ideal time for inner work and self-reflection.
Through dissolving patterns of the thinking mind, you can access the wisdom of your soul, gaining sublime clarity and insights.
Pisces also correlates with compassion, unconditional love, forgiveness and spirited devotion. This moon encourages releasing past hurts, stagnant emotions, and making peace with ourselves or others who have contributed to feelings of disconnection or pain. By embracing forgiveness and compassion, we create space for healing and transformation, allowing us to move forward with grace and renewed vitality.
The Modern ruler of this lunation, Neptune, is still retrograde in Pisces and making an inconjunct aspect to the South Node in Libra. When Neptune is retrograde, its energy turns inward, prompting exploration of the hidden realms of our psyche, as well delving into ones inner experience of collective consciousness. Past karmic patterns in relationships and partnerships may bring something into our lives that we may not fully understand or see coming. Pay attention to anything that relates to imbalances, codependency, and the need for harmony and fairness. Be willing to release outdated beliefs and attachments, allowing for a more authentic and spiritual connection with ourselves and others.
The traditional ruler of this Moon, Jupiter in Taurus is conjunct Uranus, in a Trine aspect with Mercury Retrograde in Virgo and Square Venus Retrograde in Leo.
Mercury Retrograde in Virgo Trine Jupiter and Uranus in Taurus brings together the energies of communication, expansion, and innovation. When Mercury, the planet associated with communication and intellect is retrograde in its home sign Virgo, there is opportunity to revisit and review thoughts, ideas, and communication patterns. Miscommunications or delays are also common when Mercury is retrograde. Under the light of this Full Moon, pay attention to details, refine strategies, and fine-tune plans. Mercurys trine to Jupiter, the planet of growth and wisdom, combined with the electrifying influence of Uranus, the planet of innovation and change, in steadfast Taurus, enhances the potential for sudden insights, breakthroughs, and unexpected opportunities. This alignment fosters a harmonious flow of energy, enabling us to tap into our creative genius, explore new avenues of thought, and embrace unconventional approaches.
The transit of Jupiter square Venus Rx suggests great potential for significant shifts in matters of love, relationships, and personal growth that come through tension or creative conflict. There may be a complex interplay between the desire for self-expression, creativity, and romantic pursuits. Tension can arise between the need for comfort and stability that challenges the call to assert individuality and pursue passions. Navigating this transit calls for introspection and a willingness to confront any unresolved issues within ourselves and within significant relationships. While the square aspect may present challenges, it also offers opportunities for growth and transformation.
Full Moon Conjunct Saturn Retrograde in Pisces
This aspect brings introspective emotional intensity to this lunation. There is an invitation to feel and confront the limitations, systems and structures you have created in your Life. Emotions may be heightened and dreams more vivid. There may be a need to confront fears, face insecurities, and acknowledge self imposed restraints or lack thereof. This conjunction enhances the ability to examine boundaries, belief systems, and what sacrifices may need to be made in order to manifest dreams and align with soulful intentions. This aspect asks each of us to align our inner world with our outer reality while embracing vulnerabilities and taking responsibility for what we are creating in our lives.
Mercury Rx Inconjunct Chiron & the North Node in Aries
The conjunction with the North Node and Chiron in Aries is just beginning to get activated as Mercury makes an exact in conjunction to Chiron at this Full Moon. The North Node, which represents destinies calling and Chiron in Aries, the wounds of self identity will not join together until February 2024. At this lunation conflict may arise between the desire for self-expression, independence, and forward movement, and the need for careful analysis, organization, and precision in communication and thought processes. The inconjunct aspect can be tricky as it triggers blind spots. If you experience emotional reactivity that you can’t quite put a finger on, it’s likely pointing to something related to thought processes from the past that need to be released rather than “figured out.”
Mars in Libra Inconjunct Saturn Retrograde in Pisces
Mars in Libra seeks harmony, balance, and diplomacy, striving to find a middle ground in conflicts and navigate relationships with finesse. However, Saturn retrograde in Pisces adds a layer of confusion and uncertainty to the mix, as Pisces is a sign that blurs boundaries and emphasizes intuition and spirituality. This inconjunct aspect can bring a clash between the desire for peace and compromise (Mars in Libra) and the need for structure and boundaries (Saturn retrograde in Pisces). You may experience a sense of frustration and imbalance in taking decisive action due to resistance or delays. The message in this aspect is to honor your boundaries and let go of power struggles in relationships.
The Full Moon in Pisces opens a portal to profound spiritual renewal, emotional healing, and the mystical depths of artistic inspiration. To make the most of this Moon phase, it is beneficial to create a sacred space for yourself. Set aside time for introspection and self-care. Engage in activities that nourish your soul and help you connect with your emotions and intuition. Consider keeping a dream journal to capture the messages from your subconscious or engage in a ritual that aligns with your personal beliefs and intentions. The Pisces Full Moon illuminates the concept of universal oneness—the recognition that we are all interconnected and part of a greater whole. .It is a time to cultivate empathy, compassion, and unconditional love towards ourselves and others, expand consciousness and dissolve the illusion of separation.