There have been many fuzzy, gray areas to navigate this year and a lot of truths to uncover. It’s been difficult to see the forest for the trees, and to know who to trust as many things and people are not what or who they have claimed to be. That is all changing now.
A Full Moon at 21 degrees of Pisces occurs on September 13th, bringing with it fresh waves of energy, inspiration and clarity to places that have been stagnant, starving from a lack of light, and genuine love. In reference to nature itself this could be a lack of nutrients, water or care now being addressed or given. The Moon is in conjunction with Neptune, bringing up visions, longings and divine musings that have been buried in the busyness of hectic paced lives. The power of music and all artistic expression is pronounced in the days leading up to this. Music has long been known to grant access into even the most fiercely guarded hearts and aspects of the psyche. This is ever so true now, and a great time to pick up and instrument, sing or listen to the music that moves you the most.
This is one of the most dreamy, revelatory, Neptunian Moons we will have seen in quite a while. One reason in addition to it’s closeness to the Moon is that Neptune is very close to the Earth around this time (especially on the 9th and 10th). Neptune is Pisces’ ruling planet and is Retrograde, revealing much more than many care to know or know what to do with lately. When direct, Neptune can be all glittery, hearts and flowers on the surface, making it easier to maintain addictions and other unhealthy patterns. When its movement appears to go backward this planet helps to pierce and strip away at illusions rather than to become immersed within them. It tends to go after false ideas have been adhered to, particularly of a religious or spiritual nature but sometimes in connection with mass consciousness in general. Some have also linked Neptune Retrograde with religious persecution. Each person perceives this differently.
Neptune represents water and it’s in a water sign. As an archetype, Neptune has no boundaries but while Retrograde it’s showing us where boundaries are needed. It’s highlighting things that are dirty and clogged and need to be cleaned out. It’s reflecting back to us things we didn’t realize were clinging on to us or our property like leeches. Like an exorcism, the process of elimination and expulsion of “unholy” things, people and habits can be painful as hell, but liberating in the long run. Neptune may also indicate thirst, possibly on a physical level but likely on emotional and spiritual levels. This could be a time when that thirst is quenched.
Jupiter’s square with Neptune occurs for the third and last time this year on September 21st, closely coinciding with the Equinox which falls on the 23rd. The last two were on June 16th and January 13th. Both of these squaring planets co-rule the sign of Pisces, with Jupiter as the original ruler before Neptune was discovered. Jupiter also deals with religious and philosophical orientations, as well as the search for truth. It is the planet of adventure and encourages exploration of different faiths and ways of life. The tension between Jupiter in its own sign Sagittarius and Neptune in its own sign Pisces this year has challenged many world views and ideologies. It has tested our faith. It’s been disappointing in some ways, shocking in others. Betrayals have hit hard. It has shown the clashing of viewpoints and the grandiosity of claims. On a smaller scale it’s been exposing glass sold as diamonds, sand poured into salt shakers. There has been a lot of unscrupulous behavior bubbling beneath seemingly calm surfaces.
In addition there has been a surprising discovery of new tools, to be fashioned from old broken down parts that seemed useless before. Jupiter is the planet that encourages taking a bold stance, not necessarily in word but definitely in action. When one lives and walks in truth, they may be shunned but that inner truth will be their salvation. There is no need to prove this truth to the world with blazing colors or to gain and maintain a massive following, because it radiates as one’s living essence. People can throw rocks and flames at such a person all they want and it will only further fuel them on their mission and backfire on those who try to inflict harm.
There are a few planets intensifying this aspect this month: Mercury forming a T-square with Jupiter and Neptune this week, Venus forming a T-square with Jupiter and Neptune this week and the Sun and Mars forming T-squares with Jupiter and Neptune next week, right on the Full Moon in Pisces on the 13th. That’s a lot of T-squaring which means a lot of friction and nervous irritability going around, especially since these squares all involve mutable signs. But these squares indicate desire too – the desire for change, growth and healing. With amplified desires may come greater motivation and success.
The Full Moon’s sextile with Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn is great assistance to overcoming emotional entanglements and to experience true healing versus just another bandage over infected wounds.
Lilith the Black Moon in Pisces is something else to consider as a strong influence in all of this, as she entered Pisces in May and has been involved in Jupiter’s square to Neptune since August, but especially now. She represents the rejected aspect of the divine feminine. She is the villified Eve, the demon goddess, the whore of Babylon, the oracle and all other aspects of a female creator personified in mythology that for centuries has been projected onto all of womankind. Pisces is the final sign of the Zodiac and with the BML here, we can be sure to experience some potent endings around these types of projections and illusions that have affected women and people in general until she exits this sign at the end of January 2020. The BML is forming a trine to the North Node in Cancer which supports emotional purification and empowerment.
Pisces is not an aggressive sign but a sensitive one that is receptive to other dimensions and layers of consciousness. With the emphasis so great here and involving a strongly placed Neptune, we may find ourselves in the midst of a spiritual initiation of a sort. It is one that is helping to separate the wheat from the chaff, the truth from the lies, the real from the unreal. It invites all to take deep look into matters that have been hidden for a long time. Not all will want to see. There are choices to be made about whether old paradigms, religious hierarchies and addictions will be upheld and relied upon or there is willingness to step into the unknown. To be freed from bondage. Also, it means that anger and vice are just as much choices to fixate upon as the choice to develop skillfulness and compassion. Every choice made on this earth has its repercussions.