Pisces Full Moon and Mercury goes Direct
The Pisces Full Moon is exact on Wednesday at 12:03 AM PT. The dichotomy of this Pisces Full Moon is that of practical, perfectionistic Virgo and mystical, mysterious Pisces. Neptune in Pisces is conjunct the Moon and opposite the Sun, amplifying the polarity of the mundane versus the magical. Pluto at 16.58 ° Capricorn is trining the Sun and sextiling the Moon. The Pluto trine and sextile supercharges this Pisces Full Moon for healing and regeneration. Mesmerized by the light of the Full Moon, people have bathed in it by dipping in a moonlit pool, imbued it by drinking from a bowl left in the moonlight, or just lain in a field and soaked up the moonbeams. Take advantage to renew and recharge yourself, and stay enchanted.
Mercury Stations Direct on Tuesday at 4:29 AM. Mercury is the Roman name for the god Hermes from Greek mythology. Hermes is a liminal god who acts as a mediator between human beings and deities. He is also the protector of travelers and thus he stood at the crossroads. The Homeric Hymns say of him that he was: (lines 13-15)
a shrewd and coaxing schemer,
a cattle-rustling robber, and a bringer of dreams,
a watcher by night and a gate-keeper
The time when Mercury goes Retrograde may cause delays, miscommunications, and mayhem, but it also affords an opportunity to pause and reassess the state of our consciousness. Take it easy this week as the liminal god changes direction. Mercury’s storm ends on Sunday, September 10th, the shadow ends on September 19th at 28.25° Leo. Wait until after the shadow if possible to launch new enterprises, or at least until after the storm.
More in the heavens
Mars enters Virgo on Tuesday at 2:35 AM. Mars in Virgo is precise and methodical. Saturday the Sun/Pluto trine that figures in the Pisces Full Moon chart is exact at 3:45 AM. And later that same day Mercury reenters Virgo at 7:52 PM.