It’s a holiday weekend in the United States, and many of you may have skipped out early yesterday while the Moon was void-of-course. Good for you for planning your escape. If you are working today, you may encounter a flood of emotion and/or a dizzying level of activity, courtesy of a Full Moon in Pisces, exact at 9:58AM ET. Intuition may be heightened; inspiration may be soaring. That’s the positive potential. The downside is a continued wandering in a surrealistic, spaced-out fog, courtesy of a challenge between nebulous Neptune and Mercury (mind, communication, transportation), exact on Saturday at 5:17PM ET. This is a great weekend for indulging in art, film, spiritual encounters and other meditative escapes. Not a bad weekend for con men, either, as we may see in the headlines.
This Full Moon is also a Blue Moon, which is a fancy way of saying it is the second Full Moon to occur in a calendar month. No one seems to really know why it is called a Blue Moon, says this article in the LA Times. And this fuzzy quality fits in perfectly with all the weird Neptune energy we’ve been talking about all week. Full Moons bring illumination and release to the agenda you set on the last New Moon, which you may recall was symbolized by “a rainbow.” You were encouraged to go forth and shine, shine, shine! Take the time to assess your progress over the last two weeks. How are you doing? What are you realizing? What’s the next step?
The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon is 9 Pisces, “A jockey”. The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 9 Virgo is “a man making a futuristic drawing.” Cue good old Sabian Symbol guru Blain Bovee for insights on how to apply these symbols at this time in your life: “…a jockey is an image of a rider skilled in maneuvering power within a powerfully contested situation…to jockey someone means to draw someone in or out by trickery.” As for the man making a futuristic drawing, Bovee suggests this is “an image for manifesting personal creativity in a way that goes beyond hitherto known expression,” in a clear reference to Clint Eastwood’s stunning appearance at last night’s Republican convention.
OK, seriously. We have a window of opportunity in this lunar cycle to take some bold steps forward and not trip over the furniture. Challenge yourself to think creatively and strategically outside of the box. If you are engaged in a competitive enterprise, put on your Grandmaster chess hat and force yourself to think 20 steps ahead of the Other Team. This lunar cycle ends on September 14th. To be continued…