Full Moon Phase (3:45 pm ET/7:45 pm UT): clarity, revelation
Moon in Pisces (Aries: Saturday 12:34 am ET/4:34 am UT)
Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Shodashi, Goddess Who Aligns With the Highest and Best, Goddess of Beauty; Kali, Goddess of Endings and Beginnings
Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will): Kathe, God of the South
Skill: recognize what is limiting/restrictive
True Alignments: nourishment, the nature of happiness, paying tribute, adjustment, important information and messages, true representation of value and values, the cycle of life, patience, sincere, ideals
Catalysts for Change: the need for recognition, feelings of failure, not taking the necessary time, antithetical, battles for control, insincere, self-denigration, looking down on others, denial, blow ups
Rarely is a day so energetically poised for a specific purpose. Today is almost perfectly aligned to enable us to release what holds us back.
Today's Full Moon is an eclipse. In general, eclipses take things away. They are helpful in that they remove barriers; they are hurtful in that the removal of barriers can be painful. Feelings of loss mix with feelings of relief, which can overtax our ability to emotionally process.
In many ways, eclipses "seize and freeze" events, thoughts, emotions, and beliefs in time, capturing them and slowly unfolding them along a different line for six months (the energetic effect of eclipses lasts for six months).
With this knowledge, we can use the energetics of today's Full Moon and eclipse the way we would want it. The Universe knows what we need to put down or leave behind, and we do, too, if we are honest with ourselves.
Keep in mind that this would be about the release of anything that is limiting -- beliefs and thoughts about self and others, feelings, situations, events, circumstances, choices, mindsets/outlooks/attitudes, perceptions, etc.
The almost perfectly aligned energetics that enable us to release what holds us back include:
1 - SUN at "a flag at half-mast in front of a public building" - This familiar energy speaks to recognizing accomplishments and what it took to survive or get where one is, grief and loss, mourning, and completion.
2 - EARTH AND FULL MOON at "the purging of the priesthood" - Cleansing, releasing, and re-examining to get to the purest forms comes with this frequency of energy. The eclipse is occurring at this degree, so "the priesthoods" will be experiencing a "purge" by the forces of light and will undergo transformation over the next six months.
3 - MERCURY at "a volcanic eruption" - Mercury retrogrades back to this degree, reinforcing the theme of catharsis and release. This energetic is fiery, as we know, and is hard to contain. Be aware that people may be "eruptive" with this energetic in combination with a Full Moon/eclipse. Again, the "fall out" from today will unfold over the next six months, so we want to be wise with our words and actions.
4 - VENUS at "a child giving birds a drink at a fountain" - Refreshment and relief come with this symbol's energy. Hopes, wishes, and dreams are restored. Simplicity revitalizes us.
5 - MARS at "a bluebird standing at the door of the house" - An omen of good fortune runs within the eclipse's energetics. Doors open, opportunities arise, and paths are revealed. What is standing right there in front of you?
6 - JUPITER at "the light of the sixth race transmuted to the seventh" - Carrying on, continuation, and completion are implied. Wisdom is passed along to us. We can take the best of situations and leave the rest. What are you willing to do? Does something call to you today?
One thing that is often overlooked by the fascination with Full Moons is the understanding that the Full Moon bring what was happening back at the New Moon to highest visibility and expression. We fail to look back to what started when the Moon was dark, enchanted as we are by the Moon being at full light.
This Full Moon brings the energetic of "two heads looking out and beyond the shadows." All month long, we were intended to go beyond what limits us. All month long, we were intended to see beyond the shadows.
The process makes us stronger. We are stronger than the self we brought to the New Moon on September 1.
Now, forces take effect to make us even stronger, even freer, even wiser.
Happy Full Moon, wise owls.
(Note: Tomorrow, Saturday, September 17 at 10 pm ET, Andrew and I will join the Zany Mystic for another Fireside Chat. Link to the show will be posted tomorrow.)