Moon Diary: Dream Catcher -Full Moon in Pisces, 26th August 2018
Jane Lyle, Astrologer
August ends with a potent, beautiful full Moon at 3 degrees of Pisces.
This full Moon brings emotions to the surface, where perhaps we can deal with them in new ways.
Or we could find ourselves dreaming of the past, yet finding something different there. Perhaps we’re ready to release something, or someone? Or maybe we feel like creating something new from our memories, histories, or the stories of our families and ancestors.
If we’ve had struggles or challenges, this can be a healing and inspiring full Moon. It aligns with one of the four Royal Stars of ancient Persia, Fomalhaut, in the constellation of Piscis Australis, the Southern Fish. This important star was called the Watcher of the South, and has symbolic links to the Archangel Gabriel.
Ancient Greeks aligned temples to the great mother goddess, Demeter, with the rising of Fomalhaut. Its meaning contains strands of magic, mysticism, and enchantment – together with a need to resist being bewitched by illusions, but to struggle to make visions and ideals manifest. This is a very Piscean message indeed – the two fishes can risk swimming too deeply, adrift in the world of imagination, or mind-altering substances, and are then unable to grasp reality. With all the purposeful energy around, it would be a shame to let things slip through your fingers.
Fortunately, we have some earthy energy around to ground us – Sun in Virgo opposite the Pisces full Moon is working harmoniously with Saturn in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus. If you’ve got planets or points between 2-4 degrees in your personal horoscope you can, if you choose, benefit now – and during September.
Saturn represents tradition and structure, while Uranus in Taurus is an innovative builder, gardener, and re-inventor (or disruptor) of financial systems. This constructive blend of old and new is around throughout September. Our full Moon brings it to our attention now and during the next two weeks. Those Pisces ideals and visions are supported and encouraged by Saturn and Uranus – mix things up, make something real, avoid sacrificing yourself for some crazy dream of “the One” or “fame”.
The full Moon’s second fixed starry companion is Sadalmelek in the constellation of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. This very fortunate star favours life, creativity, and emphasises the skill and effort needed to make dreams come true. It’s a variation on the Moon’s main message.
So sweet full Moon dreams…. And why not write them down? They may carry a vital message for you from under the sea.
Finally, here’s a drifty, happy song by Manu Chao for these last days of summer beneath a musical, visionary full Moon…..somehow it always reminds me of soft summer rain…..