Full Moon in Pisces: The Necessity of Healing

On September 8th we have a Full Moon in Pisces. With the Sun in Virgo and the Moon in Pisces we are activating the axis of healing. As an earth sign, Virgo deals with practical matters. Virgo is associated with the health and welfare of people, making the month that the Sun is in Virgo a great month to make the adjustments necessary to foster good physical health. Pisces, on the other hand, is the least physical of the archetypes of the zodiac. As the last sign of the zodiac, Pisces always has one foot in this world and one foot beyond the veil. It is in Pisces that we can connect with Spirit, and so Pisces is often associated with the more spiritual side of healing.

As with all polarities, it is the healthy flow between the poles that has the most value for us. If we imagine an infinity sign, with Virgo on one end and Pisces on the other we can appreciate that it is the central point that has the greatest access to the healing properties of this polarity. Sometimes we need more physical healing, and sometimes more emotional healing, yet it is all connected and all part of a greater whole.

What further drives the idea of healing home with this Full Moon, is that the asteroid/comet Chiron is conjoin the Moon in Pisces. Chiron is the archetype of the wounded healer. In Greek Mythology, Chiron was a centaur, half man half horse, symbolic of Man’s higher nature having dominion over his lower nature. Chiron was a great healer and teacher and because his father was Zeus, he was immortal. As the story goes he was accidentally injured by a poison arrow which he was unable to heal, despite the fact that he was a great healer. And because he was immortal, the wound wouldn’t kill him, it would just make him suffer.

Many great healers have a prominent Chiron in their charts. Often it is in seeking their own healing that that healer comes to heal others. Everyone has Chiron somewhere in their chart, so we all have a wound that will not heal. The wound of Chiron in Pisces is that of separation from Source, God, Goddess, All that Is. This drives the search for meaning and for connection to something greater than our selves.

Besides the opposition of the Sun and Moon we also have a very close opposition between Venus in Virgo and Neptune in Pisces. What makes this particularly important is that Venus is the planet of Love and Neptune, as the higher octave of Venus, is the planet of Compassion. We are being made aware of the healing power of Love. With Venus in Virgo, Love is not just an high minded idea, there needs to be practical applications and practical solutions. With Neptune in Pisces, we are reminded that what happens to the least of us, happens to us all. Healing ourselves and healing others is an interactive process. We must work on both ends of this infinity axis. With every action of self healing with heal others and with every act of healing others we heal ourselves.

As we look around at the world we see much suffering, most of which comes from a distorted sense of Good and Evil. What one group deems as good, another deems as evil. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? This Full Moon requires us to transcend the illusion of good and evil, of victim and victimizer and remember that we are all the same, we are all made of the same stuff (Virgo) and we all come from the same place (Pisces) and that Love really is the only way forward!

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