Art by Teri Sloat. This Full Moon is an interesting dance balancing our attachment to the mundane world through the Moon in Virgo with the transcendent and otherworldly longings of the Piscean Sun. During the Full Moon the lunar instincts dominate the solar conscious mind, and Virgoan areas of security and a need for order are highlighted.
Mercury is the traditional ruler of Virgo and is very active in this chart. It is still within range of a conjunction to Uranus which inspires new ideas and demands a change from the past. Mercury is also moving towards a square to Pluto which intensifies our thoughts and communication and can bring a touch of obsession. Mercury is the messenger god, and for the next few weeks as Mercury slows to a standstill and turns retrograde back across Uranus we will continue to be struck by flashes of insight and be alert to new ways of creating change in our life.
This is the backdrop against which we can use this Full Moon to balance the mundane (Virgo) with the divine (Pisces), not an easy dance but a worthwhile one.
Divine creativity is assisted by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, having just made a harmonious sextile to Neptune and facilitated the expression of divine love and beauty, and now moving into a sextile to Chiron to explore ways that healing can occur in beautiful ways to free our hearts. These influences in the Full Moon can help us to open to new energy (Mercury Uranus) in a variety of ways: by surrounding ourselves with beauty (Venus), through spiritual activity and learning (Neptune), through inspiration and intuition (Mercury/Uranus).
Mercury is stationary as it prepares to turn retrograde on the 12th so its rays are like a laser beam of mental activity shining through the mists of the Full Moon. Creating order out of chaos can be considered the theme of this Full Moon as we move effortlessly through the wounds of the past to find greater balance in the present.