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With our Sun in Virgo, we know the Full Moon will be in Virgo's polarity sign of Pisces.
Pisces and Virgo are opposite signs, but really the opposite sides of the same coin. The balance of these two signs is where we bring God (or whatever word you feel most comfortable using here) to earth through our actions of service.
Pisces; the mutable water sign is the archetype of the mystic, the dreamer, the visionary and the compassionate (also the addict, the escapist, the pessimist). Pisces beckons us to look inside, to use our intuition, to feel our connection. Pisces sun people need to meditate everyday (well, we all do) to empty themselves of all the crap they have collected from everywhere or they will become very spacey and forgetful.
(and if you are a Pisces thinking your absentmindedness is a character flaw - no, this is a just a condition of not being true to your mystical archetype - you must spend time in quiet everyday - I'm not a Pisces Sun but have Neptune in my first house and find this true for me also - when I get busy and don't take the time to get quiet and go within, I start misplacing and losing things very quickly)
Neptune, the planetary ruler of Pisces, and the mythical God of the Sea has been in his home sign since 2011 (and will be hanging out until 2026) - this is powerful energy for collective change and awakening.
How does water change things? Water dissolves. Water washes away. Water erodes. Water suffocates. Neptune rules spirituality and dreaming. Neptune rules creativity and inspiration. Neptune rules illusion and escape. Neptune rules water and the sea, drugs and hospitals.
The last time Neptune was in Pisces we saw the abolitionist movements to end slavery in the United States and to free the serfs in Russia. This is powerful energy for the release of victim consciousness. This transit of Neptune has again put issues of injustice and inequality on our collective radar (a spotlight on refuge and immigration issues, the black lives matter movement, etc) - the ways we blame the other and refuse to look at our own shadows. Pisces dissolves boundaries - we can more easily see and feel the ways we are the same. The unifying forces of Neptune and Pisces remind us that "there is only one of us here" is not some crazy bumper sticker but the way the universe actually works!
This transit will increase our sensitivity to toxins and our focus on water. Escapist activities like drugs and the internet will expand (basically anything that is pleasurable and repeatable). Neptune in Pisces wants to feel everything.
Saturn, preparing to move into Sagittarius for the next two years is going to be squaring Neptune in Pisces popping some dream bubbles and bringing us down to earth. Whether we end up disappointed or transcending our previous limits depends on our chart and the other influences hitting it. Some will be able to make the magic happen and some will have a rude awakening. Not everything is possible, and not everything belongs to us. For those indulging in escapism, denial or addiction, this square will be especially harsh. Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) will feel this. For people born with Neptune in Sagittarius (1970-1984) at some point over the next two years Saturn will conjunct your natal Neptune - the dreams and fantasies you've been carrying will be questioned and addictions and vulnerabilities exposed. This is just how life works - the ebb and flow of things - sometimes we're the windshield and sometimes we're the bug kind of thing.
There is nothing to fear here. Sometimes Neptune takes us down the wrong path, and Saturn is our course correction. Saturn can focus our dream and give us traction. Sometimes traction comes in the form of our back against the wall giving us something to push off from. This might manifest as the lack of something essential. Then our discomfort will push us to do something else.
Sometimes the Neptune vision needs limits to manifest.
FOR NOW we have this loving and compassionate FULL MOON asking us to embrace the positives of Pisces - compassion, imagination and our highest vision for ourselves and use the energy of the Virgo Sun - precision, work without rewards, craftsmanship, service, putting our dreams into words, speaking our truth - to move everything forward.
This is an excellent healing moon. Walk in it. Be near water. Take a bath.
It's a powerful time to be mindful of what we have worked for and created and be grateful for the process (Virgo). It's a time to recognize our ability to dream (Pisces) a different world - to be a difference in the well-being and evolution of the planet. xo all