A FULL MOON Lunar Eclipse occurs on Friday, September 16, 2016, at 12:05 PM PDT.
On Friday afternoon, the Moon is full, when the Sun in Virgo forms an opposition with the Moon in Pisces. This Full Moon is also a Harvest Moon which means it’s big, especially in the northern hemisphere. The Harvest Moon is also the Full Moon that occurs closest to the Autumn Equinox.
The Full Moon is a time of completion of what we intended at the New Moon. It is an emotional time and a moment to let go of what no longer serves us. Lunar Eclipses are about relationships and polarities. With the Virgo-Pisces axis involved, this Lunar Eclipse allows us to reflect. We are pushed to find a balance between mundane functions and routines, physical health, and the need for order (Virgo) and vision, mental health, and the journey within (Pisces).
Virgo rules the tools and techniques that we use to deal with day-to-day life, while Pisces rules the tools that we use to deal with our psychological selves. This reminds us that we have everything we need to solve our problems.
Some sort of crisis (which can be a conflict of consciousness) or sudden awareness of something missing in our lives provides us with an opportunity to delve into our emotional needs within the context of the house polarity (opposing signs) where the eclipse occurs in our natal charts. Relationships may be challenged or strengthened at this time. Our discovery is a true “AHA” moment. This understanding can motivate us into taking action. Full Moons and Lunar Eclipses bring issues in our lives to fulfillment. Our emotions are heightened, and there is often some dramatic realization involved with the house, sign, and any aspected planets activated by the Full Moon. Note that whatever “happens” at this time is nothing truly new. The issues have been brewing inside of us, and emotions have been building. Something comes to light at the time of the Full Moon, and if we get in touch with our feelings, we can get a better idea of what needs to change, or what needs to go.
This Lunar Eclipse in Pisces is bound to thrust us into a state of heightened awareness. It’s a time to take note of your dreams, as well as insights or feelings that seem to come from “out of the blue”. These could be creatively inspiring. Because Pisces is ruled by Neptune and in turn rules the 12th house, subconscious challenges can be helped by hypnosis. If you would like to know more about your chart, and/or how hypnosis can help, please contact me for a private consultation.
Happy Harvest Moon!
This Week in Astrology With Nick Newmont
September 8th -14th 2016
Venus in Libra, Dignity
Now that we agree to stop beating up Mercury and blaming it for everything that goes wrong, let’s move on to a more pleasant topic-love. Venus, aptly named for the goddess of love rules the part of our chart that we like the most. Venus is the planet of beauty, love and sensuality, not sex. Because it rules the signs of Taurus and Libra it covers all the aspects of those two signs. Both of those signs romanticize everything they do. Venus’s action is gentle and harmonious. The house where Venus resides in your chart, and the sign it is in, shows what you value and appreciate and is an indicator of your social urges.
Venus is in transit in Libra from August 29–September 23and thus is “dignified” in the sign. Venus feels right “at home” in Libra, where she seeks to balance and harmonize. With Venus in Libra, we can easily be in love with love. We are more comfortable with a close partner with whom we can seek to have a balanced relationship. We are more inclined to employ charm rather than aggressive behavior in order to get what we want. Although Venus in Libra virtually lives for relationships, there is an air of cool detachment to this energy. We are very obliging with others–quite willing to negotiate and compromise. We can be especially idealistic about love. We prefer things to be done the “right” way, and are turned off by aggressive or uncouth behavior. There is a Pollyanna side to Libra that really believes in a win-win situation. Libra has a hard time understanding why things are not always fair or balanced.
The shadow side of this position is dependency, inconsistency, and superficiality. In an attempt to avoid unpleasant situations, we could easily gloss over deeper issues at play in our relationships. It’s probably best to avoid the trap of acquiescing to our partners but privately resenting the fact, or thinking ourselves martyrs for doing so! Libra has to learn to love deeply.
Wherever Venus is currently in your chart, this is an opportune time get in touch with that area of your life and if necessary, make improvements or smooth things over. And if you so desire, beautify. On a business level, this is great time to network, meet people or join a like-minded group or organization. People are cooperative at this time.
Venus in Libra lightens us up and puts us in a loving mood. Even if you are on your own, buy some flowers, open a bottle of champagne and toast yourself. It’s an excellent time to fall in love with you.
Have a loving week,