Change your mind
Motto for the day: whatever happens, whatever you do today, it will be enough. At the end of the day, it will be enough.
Moon in Pisces
September 8—Full Moon: Illuminating. This is the last “super Moon” of 2014. A super Moon is when a New or Full Moon occurs at the point when the Moon’s orbit is nearest the Earth. Visually, the Full Moon will appear slightly bigger than usual, especially if you happen to see it rising. Energetically, a super Moon feels larger too. The axis of this Full Moon—Virgo Sun to Pisces Moon—stretches us from the grounded pragmatism of Virgo to the expansive connectivity of Pisces. In yoga practice, I’ve learned that the more I direct my weight into the earth, the greater I am able to move my spine and chest up and out from that downward direction. Feel into that sensation. This is what the integration of Virgo and Pisces offers.
In the introduction to this week’s forecast, I wrote about Frigga and Kwan Yin, two mysterious ones who exemplify the continuum between Virgo and Pisces. The blend of these two becomes pragmatic mysticism, a quality we could really use right now to address the challenges we face. Every sign needs its opposite for balance and wholeness. This pair of signs just may benefit the most from this complementary relationship. What does it offer you?
In the chart for the Full Moon tensions arise due to paradoxical desires. Several quincunx (strange and puzzling) aspects need to be integrated. The Sun in Virgo is quincunx Uranus in Aries. Is it possible we’ve been missing a piece of the puzzle that could help us bring about the swift changes we know we need? The Sun encourages us to find that missing piece. Rather than stress about it, try to enjoy the process of discovery through trial and error, small step by small step. Saturn in Scorpio is also quincunx to Uranus (with the Sun these planets form a Yod pattern). This paradox involves combining realism with revolution. The more we purge, release, and let go, the better we are able to manifest a new reality. The final quincunx is between Jupiter in Leo and Pluto in Capricorn. Setbacks can seem insurmountable. The danger is in thinking we just can’t win. Perhaps the lesson is to do our best with what we have and trust that the future will reveal new possibilities. Remember the small steps. Another moment of faith: Venus in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces. Simplicity, order, elegant processes all create a sense of capacity for compassion and connection, however remember to check your gut before going all in. Under this aspect things can seem better than they really are.
A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.
Elusive. Transience. Balance. Return. Retreat.
“She was elusive.
She was today.
She was tomorrow.
She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower,
the flitting shadow of an elf owl.
We did not know what to make of her.
In our minds we tried to pin her to a cork board like a butterfly,
but the pin merely went through and away she flew.”
~ Jerry Spinelli
There are seven subtle bodies, or layers, around the physical body, which create the auric body system (aura). It is commonly said that these layers are like an onion, and that when you peel one away, you’ll reach the next, but this is not true. As you extend inward, the one before is also…
“Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?” ― Rumi