Full Moon in Pisces- Sleeping Beauty

Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.


The Full Moon in Pisces in the early hours of Saturday the 14th of September, culminates a cycle that started with the New Moon in Pisces on March 6th of this year, and which has been telling the story of “living according to one’s beliefs”.

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Over the last six months, we may well have found ourselves naturally drawn to refining, paring back, and streamlining our lives; eliminating that which has outlived its purpose, but yet unsure perhaps of the deeper reasons behind this. 

Your true goals, the essence behind this urge,  may have eluded you, as you moved forward hesitantly towards an as yet unknown destination. 

This Full Moon promises insight into situations where we have been “in the dark”, or “feeling our way”, with the potential for gaining a clear overview of something that has remained either confusing or even impossible, up until now. 

This particular Full Moon illuminates a tight Mars Neptune opposition, suggesting that issues in regards to personal power, sexuality, desire and boundaries are culminating. This promises the possibility that confusing, stagnant or “dead in the water” issues in regards to our dreams have the potential to be cleared now. 

No longer “blind”, the information and the energy that we may have felt sorely in need 1654816of, is coming our way. New insights come to light, or there may be a sense of lots of different pieces, suddenly all fitting together to make a bigger more cohesive picture. Whichever way it falls, you are likely to be much clearer about things after this particular Full Moon, even if you have to let go of some long cherished plan. You will no longer be content to “just hang on in there” any longer, and on some level, you will be able to accept that it could well be time to just walk away. You may also be able to be much clearer on where you have been holding on to hope for a resolution that is no longer possible…. and perhaps the difficult acceptance of where you may have been fooling yourself. 

The New Moon that fell in March, was in a tight conjunction with Neptune, so the illusions or dreams that filled you then, are likely to be the issues that are coming to a head, and clearing now. Whether you are experiencing this is as a slowly dawning realisation, or a shocking but revelatory event, is down to the personal chart, but however the understanding takes place, after this particular Full Moon you are likely to be much clearer about matters. 

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Bryan Proteau

The cards associated with this cycle are the following, The Nine of Vessels, representing the seeded New Moon which took place on March 6th, The Ten of Vessels representing the Full Moon on September 14th & The Ten of Coins, representing the Sun on September 14th. (Moon in Pisces & Sun in Virgo). Images here are from The Alchemical Tarot by Robert Place. 

This trio of cards suggests that you are finally able to see the bigger picture, and that a long looked for “outcome” is about to come into being, although perhaps not in the way that you may have envisaged. In some way you may have been blinded to how to get to your destination, perhaps coming up against all sorts of blocks in the last six months as you were continually “turned back” to try again. All becomes clearer now, and although you may experience the shattering of illusions, you will be able to see in hindsight that it is all part of the greater plan. 


The Astrologers Diary 

131_WOYS_wheel-of-year-pagan-holiday-calendar-900x900The Full Moon every month offers an opportunity to release old cycles, and as an Astrologer, I find it to be a useful exercise for myself and in working with others, to use the energy of each particular Full Moon, according to the Sabian Symbol that it falls on, together with the position in which it falls in the Natal Chart. Such considerations can be invaluable in steering through ups and downs, and in becoming “easy” with the ebb and flow of what life brings.  


This particular Full Moon highlights the following pair of degrees: 

Moon in PISCES 22 degrees: A PROPHET CARRYING TABLETS OF THE NEW LAW IS WALKING DOWN THE SLOPES OF MOUNT SINAI. KEYNOTE: The need to bring down to the level of everyday existence the clear realizations made manifest in a great “peak experience.”

Sun in VIRGO 22 degrees : A ROYAL COAT OF ARMS ENRICHED WITH PRECIOUS STONES. KEYNOTE: The certification of aristocratic status, at whatever level “nobility” expresses itself in cultural eminence.

The seeding New Moon of this cycle, fell on my Natal Chiron, the beginning of a very personal cycle which has had healing at its core. Triggering my entire chart, this Ne particular cycle has had powerful repercussions through many areas of my life. Among many modes of healing that I have been using at this time, the main theme has been my ongoing work with “Family Constellation” work. 

Family, or Systemic Constellation work aims to look into the unresolved or painful events from the past, that may be being carried still, within the family, hiding in mental illness, addiction, anxiety and autoimmune disorders. 

“Unresolved traumatic events from the past can continue to affect family members over generations. The early death of a parent or child, abuse, adoption, war, famine, abortion or emigration can all have a profound influence on the life of a family. Depression, ill-health, mental illness or failure to thrive can often be traced back to the influence of such events. Sometimes children are carrying pain that does not belong to them.”

This has been, and continues to be, an interesting and invaluable study for me, helping me as it does, with my own personal work, and my work with others. This Full Moon energy will still be in operation when I meet with my fellow students again, and we enter into that magical and liminal world again, joined together in empathy, forgiveness and healing, as we seek to heal the past for ourselves and for others so that we are freer to walk on through life with open and loving hearts.  

Learning to listen to the voice of one’s own heart, through difficult circumstances is a great challenge, but one that helps to lead us into life’s “flow”, where we are able to live unencumbered by an unhealthy attachment to the needs of others, for what better service to the world can we give, but to heal and awaken our own selves. 

This kind of “house-keeping” engendered by the Moon’s cycle can be invaluable in keeping “on track” with life, rising to the inner rhythms, and flowing with the lunar tides. wom1Knowing which houses the Full Moon falls in, and whether it is in close aspect with any planets in your chart can be an invaluable tool, along with the wider cycle of the Progressed Moon, for discovering the secret rhythms of your daily life. 

A free natal chart wheel can be set up at www.astro.com  

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My name is Joanna Grant, I am an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Writer, who lives for now Head Shot Fadein the South West of Ireland. Throughout my life, I have watched as the planets have woven their stories into my life; as Jupiter has brought me the desires of my deepest longings and as Pluto has torn my life into shreds, and eaten the remains. I have answered the clarion calls of Saturn, as he has brought me to new lands, to hardship, and also to deep learning, and have also witnessed that he has never left my side. Uranus has ensured that I have not stayed in any one location for very long, whilst Mars & Venus have led me by the nose on far more occasions than I care to recall, but who have also brought their passionate efe5e34ac3b2f4dc8d851a9fa3eb13d1creative spirit to the fore in my life. Neptune has beguiled and confused me, but also entranced and inspired, whilst Mercury has made certain that I have studied the reasons “why” for everything to the “nth” degree. The Moon, my eternal guide on this journey and the lady of my own chart, has given me my deep love of The Stars, steering me ever onwards along the path to seek The Sun.

At this stage in my life, it is time to give back….. and my long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs my practice in offering guidance and empowerment, helping others to lead a more authentic, productive and magical life. You can read more about me here.

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