Monday, September 8, 2014

Full Moon in Pisces: Emotional Sensitivity

Chiron the Wounded Healer
Tonight and tomorrow, September 8 and 9, we have a Full Moon in the mutable water sign of Pisces, non-dual sign of the Fishes. Full Moons shed light and potency in order to bring conscious awareness to a part of our life that we need to look at more closely. Full Moons are often emotional, and this week’s lunation is particularly so. We may feel delicate, touchy, hypersensitive. It is not the time to push the river. It is time to lay off and go easy on people, including family, friends, housemates, lovers, coworkers and especially ourselves.

It is a good time to practice restraint of pen and tongue, as words may act as swords now. Mercury, the communicator planet, is in a challenging square aspect to Pluto, ruler of the depths and underworld. Expressing what we feel and think in a useful manner might not come easily at this time. Whatever is hidden in the dark corners of our minds may be clamoring to come forth, but we may not know how to bring it out gracefully. Mercury is in Libra, the Scales of Justice, so diplomacy is strove for; yet, Pluto is in authoritarian Capricorn, challenging our sense of equality and harmony. Further turning up the heat is Uranus in fiery Aries, opposing Mercury and squaring Pluto. Volatility and surprise, rash outbursts are possible so it will help much if we can cool our jets and wait for the emotional wave to pass before lashing out. Also, we can try to forgive others for being upsetting or defensive, too.

Venus is traveling through Virgo right now, opposing dreamy, non-committal Neptune in Pisces. Venus, goddess of love, art, and wealth, in the sign of Virgo can be – well – picky and pick on her loved ones, even if she means well and is only trying to offer helpful fixes. Are we trying to improve our family members, our partners, ourselves ad nauseam? Perhaps this is a good time to let things go, let others do it their own funny-to-us way. Does it matter how the toilet paper is placed on the roll? Can’t the dishes sit in the sink once in a while? Can the article be published even if it's not a Pulitzer prizewinner? Who cares, really?

Perfectly Imperfect

Why are we so sensitive right now? Perhaps it is because, when it comes to heart and soul, we need to feel it to heal it. This Pisces Full Moon is tightly conjunct the asteroid Chiron, known as the Wounded Healer. When Chiron is involved, we may find old wounds reopened, and get easily hurt. In mythology, Chiron was a centaur who suffered a wound that never totally healed, but his persistent search for a remedy motivated Chiron his whole life. He taught and assisted so many other gods and humans and creatures along the journey.  Chiron reminds us that although a complete solution may not be possible, we still must do something about it. It’s not going to be perfect, it just has to be good enough.

Creative, unstructured Full Moon in Pisces can be a messy time within and without – and sometimes being disheveled is a part of the mysterious process of life. Just look at Nature: we find glory and grace in the incongruous, random swaths of color and vitality everywhere. Can we find the beauty in our own pain and imperfection in the same way?

Chiron and the Moon in Pisces are receiving help in a trine aspect from the planet Saturn in Scorpio at this time. Saturn asks us to try and build worldly structures to support the spirit now, as well as our sensitive homes and bodies. It may not be perfect, and we may never entirely get our needs and wants met. But, does an unattainable ideal of perfection need to get in the way of our happiness in the present moment? Absolutely not.

Look at the possibilities of what you can do, what you can make happen in your given situation. Remember to not fight the inevitable. Accepting the things we cannot change frees us to focus on the things we can. Also, Pisces rules the dream time, so we may find guidance and solace in our nightly journeys. What symbols are passing through your dream life? Are you sensing a theme? What are you processing?  Look for clues bubbling up from the unconscious.

Let the Pisces Moon show us how we can accept others, ourselves and situations as they are - a little disheveled, a little wounded, and a whole lot of beautiful. Revel in the enormity of life: just perfect – even when it’s not.

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  1. This is do great! I was wondering why everything was tugging at my heart strings and making me sad more than usual.

  2. This is a really damn good article, thanks Erin. Sound like half the planets are having a mosh pit on our asses!

  3. Love this.Just what I needed to read today after what happened yesterday. Thank you. Reading about Chiron helped me to see the how closely I can relate with it at the moment.