The Challenge: emotional overwhelm, caving under emotional pressure and forgetting our own unique expression of the Divine, martyrdom and all around too-much-self-sacrifice, over-idealization, losing sense of self/feeling dis-empowered, sacrificing individual sovereignty for a Utopian ideal
The Breakthrough/Potential Wisdom: finding a new way to bridge your personal and professional life, hometown glory or recognition within your family or local community, overall satisfaction with the state of life as it is now that naturally generates even more “good stuff” in the future
We reach our highest emotional capacity with this Harvest Moon in Pisces, shown in the 10 of Cups… through Satiety. [pictured above] This is a turning point, fueled by Mars (in more ways than one), when we have an opportunity to let Love win and become the change we wish to see in the world… and it starts with our own world. What is right in front of us, what is in our life right now — today — that is begging for our attention.
Those who capitalize on this energy will activate nothing short of miraculous change.
Shadows Fade Into The Light
A Full Moon in the last sign of the zodiac (Pisces), synced up with Neptune (master of dissolution and ruler of this realm), is making a key connection with the guardian of the Underworld, Pluto. And it happens on a date that is probably the most superstitious of all, Friday the 13th. Fears dissolve under this influence when we do a little digging. Deeply-rooted shame, guilt, anxiety, even full-on phobias may rise to the surface of our awareness and be gently washed away, never to be seen again, with this dynamic cleaning crew involved. Because we’ve got more important things to invest our energy in now. These vibes don’t mess around. They turn on the hydro-power-beams and finish it.
As the Tarot card for this Full Moon indicates, we can only truly give when our own cup is full first. Notice in the image how the top cup (representing the Self, initiative, desire) fills every other cup below it.
Making You ALL That You Were Meant To Be
What if everything you’ve experienced up until now has served a purpose? What if you are exactly where you are meant to be, at precisely the right time?
We are always in a cycle of making; of becoming. This isn’t a free pass of entitlement or the notion that you were just “born for this”. This is so much deeper, more substantive than that cliche. This is the awakening of the giant within you - this is when Higher Self meets the Real World.
When you realize that you have something to give now that can relieve some suffering.
You can do something to make a difference, however small. You are uniquely qualified, because of your experience and all that you’ve learned thus far, to bring something new and beautiful to the world.
It can begin with identifying a need that you are capable of meeting.
We are Full with the 10 of Cups. We have plenty to give. We can give from a place of deep emotional resonance when we act on something that truly, deeply matters to us. But, as with all 10’s of the Tarot, we must release, let go of or share something or we risk it blowing up in our face or coming back to haunt us later.
We could definitely recognize where we have been working for something that we really don’t want now, or realize there is something else we can do to live a Full and enriched life that really makes us happy. We are no longer OK with just OK. We can no longer sweep things under the rug and simply say “it’s all good”. We must act now or forever hold our peace.
So… What About Now? What About Today?
There’s definite sense of urgency here in this zone, this decan of Pisces governed by the planet Mars (as shown on the Tarot card)… We feel we must act before it’s too late. This is the realm of final farewells.
We can summon the courage here in this space to say what we’ve always wanted to say or do something we’ve always wanted to do because there is an awareness that time is slipping away. We must make choices that we can live with, as we move forward and something ends. We may hear a gentle voice, a saving grace, reminding us like, “Indiana… let it go.”
It’s no coincidence that this maxxed-out mystical Moon is challenged by an opposition with lively Mars (our courage, vitality and drive to be of service and tend to the details while in Virgo) and a square to strong-arm Jupiter (our capacity for optimism, hope, willingness to explore and develop new philosophies). There’s not a lot of healthy exchanges happening with these vibes, and quite a lot of misguided directives.
Perhaps it’s wise to focus on just today, right now. What do you need to do to feel good about yourself, to feel fulfilled? Even the smallest acts of kindness can be infused with gigantic love bombs right now, making those little things seem oh so powerful in the future.