(Neptune and Chiron in Pisces), whatever is happening in the world.
“Ikaria: the island’s inhabitants live 10 years longer than Americans before contracting cancer or cardiovascular disease, and suffer much less from depression. Photograph: Thinkstock
Their secret is a complex amalgam of social supports, contentment, diet and purpose in life.”
~ William Reville of The Irish Times Sept 14 2016
“* Powerful Full Moon/ Lunar Eclipse in 24 degrees of Pisces (on Sept. 16th, 2016 at 3:05pm EDT)
* The Sun aligns with Mercury in Virgo (Mercury currently retrograde), and Jupiter in Libra
* The Moon aligns with Chiron in Pisces
* Two mutable T-squares with Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius as the focus points
* Venus in Libra sextiles Mars in Sagittarius, while opposing Uranus in Aries
* Pluto is stationing in Capricorn, coming to a halt on Sept. 26th
* Neptune aligns with the South Node in Pisces
What if the greatest gift you could give yourself is liberating your heart energies?
What is a healthy way to connect to your inner divinity?
What might shift if you allowed yourself to be “fully-human” rather than “super-human”?
The Moon transits from Capricorn to Aries this week
Mercury is retrograde in Virgo.
Venus is in Libra
Mars is in Sagittarius
Jupiter is in Libra
Saturn is in Sagittarius
Uranus is retrograde in Aries (wake up, the house is on fire, but don’t freak out~L)
Neptune is retrograde in Pisces
Pluto is retrograde in Capricorn (goes direct on the 26th~L)”
“Like a snake shedding its skin, this lunar eclipse can give a new sense of identity and a new lease on life. Grace and opportunity may suddenly strike on this eclipse, as Jupiter, the ruling planet of expansive growth is in a powerful direct aspect. Jupiter channels the potential of this eclipse by granting healthy breakthroughs and liberating stagnate energy.” ~www.anandastrology.com
The new ~12-year Jupiter-Makemake synodic cycle begins under the auspices of the Super Galactic Center in the Virgo (sidereal) Cluster of Galaxies.
“The grinding gears and heavy weight of this year’s challenges will come to an end on September 17 when Mars officially leaves Scorpio (this is Vedic,~L). Saturn’s harsh pressure will release, and courageous Mars will shift into the free and expansive fire of Sagittarius. Your drive and momentum should pick up even more after Mercury goes direct on September 21.
A unique three month period is approaching that will magnify the naga snake power throughout the world. A special alignment of planets called Kala Sarpa Yoga, or “The Serpent of Time,“ will entwine around the karmic axis of the eclipse (the north and south nodes of the moon) and amplify the shadow trickster, Rahu.
On a global level this could trigger sudden change, disasters, scandals and deception in the months to come. The days leading up to the US election – October 27 through November 7 – will be strongly influenced by this Kala Sarpa yoga.
In yoga, the word tapas, which literally translates as “heat,” is often used to describe hard work anddisciplined focus (viveka?~L). The fiery heat of tapas purifies the spirit by burning away what is unwanted. If we are ready to take the heat, this lunar eclipse offers a unique opportunity for rebirth.
~Kari Field of www.anandastrology.com
(It’s creation by destruction, Yoganauts. Keep your cool. It is a RELEASE of an unconscious, limiting belief or mind set. That means it’s a surprise.~L)
Salamander – Fluidity, Metamorphosis, Radical Change
“Stay above the fray. There’s more to this week than a mere Mercury retrograde square Mars. This is also a week that contains a full moon/lunar eclipse in Pisces. This is a week full of emotional high-tides and temptations to run away with our emotions.
The lunar eclipse is also square Mars, making this lunation one that feels a little testy, a little emotional, a little raw, like it digs a little close to the wound.
This lunar eclipse is conjunct Chiron, the Wounded Healer (the Misaligned Architect?~L). Chiron is half-human, half-animal.”
“The Pisces Lunar Eclipse on Friday is amazing energy that resonates all week and throughout September. This is a very mystical Moon that enlightens all who want to tap into other realms and realities. The three eclipses, this being the third since the first on August 18 have created concentrated energy lasting for months that has, and is increasing sensitivity and intuition. The overall trend and mindset in society is being infiltrated with subtle awareness that challenges the status quo with feelings and thoughts that originate from deep within the mind and spirit.
This triple blanket of lunar and solar dynamic is combined with Mercury Retrograde and the Saturn-Neptune angle to give the world a great jolt of reality and need to work through the meaning of cause and effect. What is done has an impact and all actions have a reaction. The undercurrent is about personal responsibility and working with the greater consciousness.
The Full Moon Eclipse in Pisces at 1:06 PM is when the Moon and Sun oppose each other, the Moon in Pisces and the Sun in Virgo being opposite signs. Work to have completed by this time your projects and what you want to be finished. The energy peaks and then drops. Visualization and seeing with a wider view than usual benefits everything you do. Be ready to go into repose and take a break at this time so that you can replenish your energy. Heightened awareness of your surroundings and the environment is strong.
Colors & Stones for the week
Amethyst; moonstone; crystals of all shades and especially clear; topaz in all colors; tiger eye; amber
Oils & Herbs for the week
Mint; orange; frankincense; cedar; redwood; patchouli; lotus
The higher octave of the Pisces eclipse is attunement to your spirit and soul so that you may think outside-the-box rather than follow along current movements and trends. Small signals remind you that you are not intended to be a follower, but your own voice in the world. Compassion and spiritual bonding are powerful energies manifesting right now.
The lunar eclipse in August was in Aquarius that affected mass consciousness and global issues with unusual and at times erratic reactions. The great drive for unity was complicated by the solar eclipse in Virgo that prodded to maintain reason and logic. Within that mix was the profound, eighteen year cycle of Saturn square Neptune that held everyone’s attention to major events and world chaos. Now, the gentle energy of Pisces opens doors to seeing beyond public opinion and trends and yet you are more sensitive to those energies as well.
(I can see the world I want to go to and there is a gigantic wall in front of it. The way will be revealed, but it is not going to be the way I thought. I have to remember, I invited spirit, consciously, to direct me to where I needed to go. The LYF experiment is not over yet. Things not working out the way my ego dictates is part of it. Sigh.~L)
This is an excellent week to tune into your higher mind, inner self and the self that is the core of your truth and guidance. The very next major angle after the eclipse with significant influence is Mars trine Uranus on the next day that sparks a strong impulse for sudden flashes of awareness.
Within the dreamy atmosphere of the eclipse is fast moving and unique impressions. This could be manifest through dreams, in meditation, while absent-mindedly driving or absorbed in a book or movie. The mind easily wanders and is receptive to unexpected psychic thoughts.
The etheric veil between worlds opens, through which you may travel and also receive otherworldly visitors. The mystical rays offer balance and relief from the outside world. (Sunday looks really powerful and super positive.~L)
Sandra at http://www.shirleymaclaine.com/”
“If you can approach the energy this week with a sense of humor, flexibility, and wonderment then the contrast won’t knock you off your center, but it will allow you to move gracefully through the challenges. We are about to enter into a time when the emphasis will be on equality, diplomacy, harmony, and partnerships. The contrast we experience this week will help us to come up with win-win solutions as we move forward, because we will be able to identify clearly what works for us and what doesn’t.” ~newdawnscopes.com at 12house.com
“One scripture used to puzzle me when I was a young fundamentalist Christian minister. It’s when Jesus says, “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.” Not to wade into deep theological waters here, but I don’t think this means Jesus wasn’t dedicated to peace. It suggests that sometimes the way to peace is through strife.
Even peacenik Venus supports this message when she counters shocking Uranus by opposition on Sunday. Yet, Mercury brings with him a dawning clarity as he steps slowly away from the bosom of the Sun. He transforms into a morning star that shines for peace amidst antagonism. It’s a peace forged by confronting unsavory details and sharp edges. Don’t shy away from that. Embrace it. Step into the eye of the storm.” ~http://unlockastrology.com
“The Full Moon is a time of culmination and the promise of fulfillment of that which began at the New Moon. It is an emotional time–-a time of romance, fertilization, and relationships. Lunar Eclipses are about relationships and polarities. With the Virgo-Pisces service axis involved, this Lunar Eclipse presses us to look more closely at our needs, lacks, and wants in our lives. We are pushed to find a balance between day-to-day functions and routines, physical health, and the need for order (Virgo) and vision, spiritual health, disorder, and the infinite (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 spiritual selves. This energy echoes the energies of the Saturn-Neptune square in some ways, pitting realism against idealism. The key to balance lies in identifying and expressing our spiritual needs while maintaining order in our everyday lives. Neglecting either end of the axis will surely backfire–-we would either be living in chaos or excessive order.”~cafeastrology.com
(Spirit in Matter and Matter in Spirit. Mundane activities become the spiritual practice. Chop wood and carry water, but line it up with my INTEGRITY. I am being improved, not my outward ego-life. A total pain in the ass. ~L)
“Full Moons and Lunar Eclipses bring issues in our lives to fulfillment. Our emotions are heightened, and there is often some drama involved with the house, sign, and any contacted planets activated by the Full Moon. The areas of life activated by the eclipse may see dramatic turns, after which the path is clear to move forward. 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.”~cafeastrology.com
“With the health and service axis (Pisces-Virgo) involved, health or work issues may come to the fore. As well, the ability to set boundaries to the amount of service we render can become a major issue. Situations that test our faith, or magnify our fears and doubts, may be part of the picture. Secrets may be revealed, and these can include discovering secrets of our own nature from deep within. For some, a new “calling” will surface in the coming six months. A new line of work that better matches our inner nature, desire to serve, or emotional make-up may unfold in the months following this eclipse, particularly if the natal Sun, sixth/twelfth houses, or tenth house is activated. We may discover that we need more rest or attention to our spiritual nature than we are currently allowing ourselves. This is a time when lunar energy emerges and is most potent. It’s a time when we can tap into our more idealistic, imaginative, and visionary nature. Our hearts open, and issues of trust and faith are in focus. Decisions made now are emotionally-driven.”~cafeastrology.com
“The Moon will just be passing from Aquarius into Pisces, in the nakshatra called Purva Bhadrapada, a gateway from the material world into the ethereal. This is a great time to let go of some of our attachments and practice trusting in source as we surrender to the flow.
The Harvest Moon is the Full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox (September 22nd), and brings with it a few nights of very bright moonlight under which farmers are able to harvest their crops. (The Moon normally rises about one hour later each night, but for this week he will rise only half-an-hour later per day, giving much brighter evenings.) This is also a time where we energetically begin to harvest that which has come from our efforts put forth throughout the year, as we move into a more inward period for the darker months (in the northern hemisphere). It is also a potent moment to offer our prayers and to harvest the bounty of growth that comes with our own self-effort in shadow work.” ~somyadevi.com
I don’t understand you. You don’t understand me. What else do we have in common? Ashleigh Brilliant
Do I contradict myself? Very well; I contradict myself. Walt Whitman
Doubts are more cruel than the worst of truths. Anon