Pisces Full Moon, September 20, 2021

It’s messy and human and wet. And analytical and indecisive and passionate and stubborn, and compromising and hopeful and hopeless and delusional. It’s all bets are off and it’s when we are protozoa and exist and flounder and some may make, or take, some very sharp cuts.

Manipulation, partial revelation, deep conversation, deep consequences, final straws, strokes of luck, fantastic projections, it’s all there.

Who wants to revisit a conversation?

Are there places in your life where you are negotiating a relationship?

Our Full Moon in Pisces conjunct Neptune, across from the Sun conjunct Mars pits our will against our emotions.

Or maybe it marries them? It makes them fight?

What happens is sort of an everything.
There is not only a single outcome, tho there may also be one, or more than one.

In the final stanza of Wallace Stevens’ The poems of our climate, he says:

-The imperfect is our paradise.
Note that, in this bitterness, delight,
since the imperfect is so hot in us,
lies in flawed words and stubborn sounds.-

What happens now is that the Full Moon moves the plot.
Or I should say, the actions we take, the experiences we have, move the plot. Even if, and this may be true, even if, some of the movement can’t be seen by us all.

Invisible forces rule everything. I could explain that, but you are much too smart. I mean, do they not?

I’ve got a Rumi poem, I don’t usually do him, but I will now, translated by E.H. Whinfield:

Love is reckless; not reason.
Reason seeks a profit.
Love comes on strong, consuming herself, unabashed.
Yet, in the midst of suffering,
Love proceeds like a millstone,
hard surfaced and straightforward.
Having died of self-interest,
she risks everything and asks for nothing.
Love gambles away every gift God bestows.
Without cause God gave us Being;
without cause,
give it back again.

A question may come up of who was hurt, who is at fault, who or what should be held tight, and what must be let go.

Stephan Levine wrote: ( and I want to read this to you not because your heart will break, but because we can’t do Virgo and Pisces without healing and Mercy)

He writes:
— There comes a point where it is more important to just let our heart break and get on with it than to keep trying to figure out why we are so often in pain or who’s at fault and what sort of punishment they deserve.

It takes a lot of work to get healed, to merge the heart and the disheartened. But even in the least observation, it becomes clear that no one needs any excuse for being in so much pain. Wherever there is expectation or broken hope, disappointment or loss, there is the stuff of Shakespearean malady.

Healing is entering, with mercy and awareness, into those areas of ourselves we have withdrawn from with fear and a sense of helplessness. Healing is reoccupying those parts of ourselves that we abandoned because of mental or physical pain. Healing is replacing our merciless reactions with a merciful response.

Without mercy, we don’t have a chance.

And that chance is the breadth of heart that is our birthright.–

We can think of this Full Moon as a bit of preamble to topics we will see over Mercury’s retrograde in Libra, which begins on September 26, and lasts until October 19th!

For in October, while in our Mercury retrograde we finally arrive at the moments when Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto go direct! The shoes you have been waiting on, they will drop! These places you have been left hanging, the phone call that consistently goes into the void… someone will pick up. A story resumes. BELIEVE ME: Wild times.

By October 19, you will know the answers to questions that you really don’t know now, or should I say, to be fair, you will begin living questions you don’t currently have access to.
To go all the way over there… to be ready, we do this.

– The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory. – That’s what Howard Zinn says.

I think of Barbara Brown Taylor saying:
-Darkness is not something you go through. It is God’s home.-

I’ll say that one more time, because there are a lot of ideas packed in there.

-Darkness is not something you go through. It is God’s home.-

Let’s take a moment to breathe together. I’m so glad you have arrived here, here where everything is always in motion. There are no meaningful separations between your molecules and the molecules that surround you. We are all of us, alive and in motion breathing together. I’m so glad you are alive and breathing, here with us.

Love YOU!!!

XoX

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