The Pisces Full Moon is asking you to swan-dive into your dreams

If you’ve been feeling all your emotions bubbling up to the surface like a cauldron atop a vibrant flame, then take a deep breath. It’s the Pisces Full Moon, and she’s here with a message. Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac and the most intuitive. The sign is all about feeling; about exploring the watery depths of our souls, emotions, and heart. And today’s full moon, which takes place two weeks after the eclipse and two weeks before the beginning of fall, is asking us to explore our deepest desires.

This year, September’s full moon is known as the Corn Moon, because it occurs around the time that corn is harvested. Usually, this month’s moon would be the Harvest Moon, but of course, 2017 has to go and change things up. This year, October’s full moon is the Harvest Moon because it’s closer to the fall equinox, which takes place on September 22nd. The Pisces Full Moon, it seems, is full of surprises.

Think back to a month ago, when the new moon lunar eclipse happened and invited you to think of your most intimate wishes. New moons are a time of intention setting; they’re shrouded in darkness and mystery, perfect for planting a seed and watching it bloom. Now, at the full moon, we’re tasked with exploring this dream in a new way; and for manifesting it however we see fit.

The Pisces Moon is asking you to deal, heal, and dream.

Besides taking tally of our dreams and desires, this moon is also asking us to get real about our healing. The Pisces Full Moon is emotional. She may be bringing up heartache, pain, guilt, grief, loneliness, or something else entirely. And if there’s one thing she’s asking us, it’s to deal to heal.

How can we work with our darkness to transmute it into something that teaches us? We’re being asked to integrate parts of ourselves that may hang heavily with shame so we can manifest our dreams moving forward. Every part of yourself is worth talking to and loving, and it’s time we stop believing otherwise. Instead of feeling resentful about these feelings, be compassionate towards yourself. Acknowledge your pain or hurt. Take time to sit with it. Treat yourself like a loved one or a pet, and nurture yourself. The moon is also blurring the lines between dreamtime and real-time, which reminds us that we have energetic and physical tools at our disposal to help us through these hardships.

Flow like the river.

The thing with the dream you dreamed at the eclipse is that the framework is already there for it to manifest. The sun is in Virgo, the meticulous, organized, and careful sign of the virgin. Think schedules, plans, and organization. Pisces, the sign of the fish, is none of these things. While Virgo’s strength lies in having a solid plan, that of Pisces lies in its ebb and flow like the moon. Together, the two form a perfect sort of riverbank; while Virgo is the banks and earth, Pisces is the water, flowing between.

This moon is asking us, “How can we find freedom within limitations?” Do you need to schedule time for your passions, for a new project, for therapy, or for working out? Give yourself set time to be productive and responsible, so you have time to be free to explore the crevices of your soul in whatever way you see fit.

Tarot: The Moon.

Pisces’ tarot card is The Moon herself. Speaking to our shadows, our subconscious, and our mysteries, The Moon is a card of duality. While she represents darkness and all that takes place in the shadows, the sun’s light also reflects off her surface, illuminating her and us. So while the Moon warns us of nightmares and getting lost in the dark, she also reminds us that there’s always a light in the darkness, and that the darkness itself may not be so scary.

You can work with the energy of The Moon tarot card by meditating or journaling with it, or placing it on your altar if you have one. You can also search Pinterest or Instagram for an image of the card if you don’t have a tarot  deck. Your interpretation of this card is valuable as well, so see what it brings up.

Crystal Rx: Moonstone, Amethyst, Clear Quartz, and Turquoise.

If you want to work with some gemstones for this moon, here are a few to help you connect to the moon, to the energy of Pisces and to your subconscious. Try meditating with them, putting them in a salt bath, holding them in your left hand as you spend time under the moon, putting them under your pillow, or leaving them on your altar or bedside table.

Moonstone: Connection to the moon and the divine feminine, aids in lucid dreaming and clairvoyance.

Amethyst: Aids in healing and getting in touch with your intuition. Excellent for meditation and scrying, and guarding against psychic attack.

Clear Quartz: The master healer, this stone the effects of other stones. Clear quartz helps you access your highest self, and enhances psychic ability.

Turquoise: Protects from negative energy, helps to align the chakras, invite in love, and open the heart. One of the most healing stones, turquoise also helps heal the whole body.

Other ways to honor this moon.

There are many ways you can honor this moon. You can meditate or moon gaze by sitting under the light of the full moon and gazing at her. Try asking a question and seeing what comes up, recording anything that does. You can take a salt bath with lavender and rosemary. Salt, one of the smallest crystals, helps you ground by absorbing excess energy, while lavender helps heal and rosemary protects. Light a white candle to draw in positive energy, focusing on what you want to manifest. Write a list of what you hope to manifest in the coming month — fall is only two weeks away, so take a tally of what’s left to harvest. You can also journal, writing about what makes you happy, what your dreams are, and how you can work to manifest this.

Set an intention for this full moon and hold yourself accountable when it comes to manifesting it. Most importantly, follow your own heart and needs and remember to have self-compassion with whatever you choose to do.

Light a candle for those who are struggling.

The world feels pretty chaotic right now. Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, wildfires, the repeal of DACA…there are plenty of people who need some love, guidance, help, and protection. If you can, take some time to light a candle for them. Imagine the sun shining on those affected by floods, the rain washing away the fires, and those who may face deportation embracing their loved ones. Send these people love and guidance and ask the universe, or whatever god/dess you pray to, to protect them.

Remember, more than anything, your heart is a valuable creature. Take time to love and honor her, and she will repay you threefold.

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