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Pisces-Virgo Full Moon, August 25, 2010

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Pisces-Virgo Full Moon, August 24, 2010

"Nature is the most powerful realm of magic and spirituality upon the Earth. It is the source of primal energies and great spirits. Within it are most of life's lessons and most of life's answers. There are teachings about life, death and rebirth. There are teachings of creativity and the development of survival skills . .. Within Nature are revelations for solving problems and accomplishing tasks that seem impossible. Through Nature we can learn respect, nurturing and trust in our perceptions. It is a reminder of our greatest possibilities and our greatest magic. It is our greatest guide while we walk the Earth." Nature-Speak, Ted Andrews

Radical trust is the message of this Pisces Full Moon. The answers to our questions are all around us. First we have to trust ourselves and then we need to trust that there is a bigger Cosmic plan than we can see at the moment. It's a matter of perspective. Belief is the issue what are our real beliefs about life?

The Pisces full Moon occurs at 2* of Pisces and Virgo on Tuesday, August 24th at 1:05pm Eastern/ 10:05 Pacific time. Everyone with planets in the first few degrees of the mutable signs will most especially feel this energy. Coming after the Leo new Moon, this full Moon wants us to be aware of the limiting beliefs that keep us from our destiny. This full Moon wants to help us believe that "all manner of things will be well' as St. Julian of Norwich knew. We are living in an age where each of us has to be the hero or heroine of our own story. We are all kings and queens, and we each have a responsibility to keep our world safe and healthy for our children and the future. But we can only do this is we are secure in our beliefs and confident in ourselves.

Both Pisces and Virgo are signs that demand integration of consciousness. Virgo wants us to integrate ourselves, body, mind and spirit. Virgo demands that we know ourselves and accept ourselves for who we are - both the light and the dark. Virgo is the sign of the Virgin, the one who belongs to herself. We have to own our feelings, our thoughts, our beliefs, our bodies. Then we have to develop the gift of discernment: "keen perception and judgment', "the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure', "the trait of judging wisely and objectively'. Virgo helps us learn to see with clarity so we can distinguish truth from untruth, both in the world and within ourselves.

Pisces demands that we acknowledge our interconnectedness with the whole of creation. We are all children of the Earth as well as of the Cosmos. We are all part of the great Plan. Yes, even the mess we find ourselves in is part of the plan. It seems we humans can't change until we find ourselves facing the abyss. That's when we have to develop radical trust and leap into the unknown. Like Carlos Castanada's leap off the cliff, we have to trust that our personal power will get us through. We need to take that leap of faith.

That's what the Princess in our fairy tale does. To escape the Father's desire to own her, she has to take a leap into the unknown. In the fairy tale, she asks her father for 4 things before she'll marry him: a dress of the sun, a dress of the moon, a dress of the stars and a mantle of furs. She doesn't believe he can complete the tasks, but he has his servants do it. When presented with the inevitable horror of having to marry her own father, she determines to leave the life she knows rather than submit. She takes her resources with her. She puts her dresses in a nutshell and dresses in the mantle of furs. And then she runs away to the forest.

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