11/09/2011

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Full Moon in Pisces: Why Do I Feel so Sad?

The upcoming Full Moon in Pisces is approaching and I feel out of it emotionally. The Piscean Full Moon falls at 19 degrees on the 12th of September, landing on my natal Moon in Pisces and squaring Neptune. I feel I am carrying the emotional weight of everybody in the world. I haven’t even been in the mood to do anything, and just simply letting time pass by. Piscean sadness is usually elicited by a feeling that something is lost and a painful yearning for it to be returned.

A Pisces depression is a lack of interest in formally enjoyed activities, and is usually accompanied by a feeling of dissatisfaction, tearfulness, and feeling blue. The Full Moon in Pisces enhances the feeling of swimming in the ocean, shape-shifting emotions, mood altering perceptions, and turbulent storms rising from the depths of the soul. The Pisces Moon flows this way and that, helplessly reacting to each and every emotional stimulus, until her emotions are engulfed and she finds it hard to be separate, detached and unconnected. An important need for Pisces during these moments is to find time to spend in the unconscious, in the dream state, or just secluded reading, writing, working on creative projects. A Pisces Moon is sensitive, emotional, intuitive, and it is a good time to develop our psychic abilities, write a haunting poem, and listen to moving music. The twelfth sign is extremely caring and compassionate, so its energies tend to be more empathetic and understanding right now.

The Pisces Moon is also mysterious, strange, and difficult to understand, things can get distorted, blurred and mis-leading. However, she can unlock our perception of reality, and if you can imagine descending deep into the seawaters, eventually you reach a point where no light can penetrate any further as you enter the subterranean, dark, ocean. The Piscean Moon processes many of our emotions that we do not wish to experience or think about in our awareness, and in the deep, darker reaches of our soul we may bring it back upwards and find the pieces of ourselves that have been lost, denied, and forgotten about.

We may be swimming in the ocean of the unconsciousness and realize that we are too far out or caught in the current. Most of us have no awareness of what is down there, and we may believe that it is best off floating, and relaxing. If we try to struggle to swim against the current we may wear ourselves out and increase our chance of drowning. The Ocean like our emotions can be gentle or rough; we may see tidal waves, indicating that we are feeling overwhelmed, and need to protect ourselves from depressing emotions and energies floating in the sea.

The ocean is a symbol of enormity and knows no limits. Pisces is associated with no limits, sometimes non-existent self-boundaries. Poor boundary making is not having the capacity to say no when it is not in our best desire, like taking a friend’s phone call when we are too tired to talk, and rather than set a clear boundary we just avoid hurting people. Some Pisces people need to stop apologizing and submitting to others feelings of hurt and anger. Boundaries are an essential foundation to identity (Aries), they give us a clear sense of where “who I am” begins and ends.

The Bluest Moon is as endless as she is deep, but she has a tendency to mirror and reflect the feelings of others, and may thus be the key to understanding empathy – our capacity to share the feelings of another. Pisces waters reflect and understand our unlived dreams and longings, and she is also exceptionally skilful in the art of imitation. This is something young children are very gifted at, and is crucial in understanding the intentions and meanings of other people as expressed through non-verbal communication.

The Pisces Moon is the ocean of emotion and the shedding of tears and feeling intensely sorry for ourselves are common themes. Pisces is a sign that can feel drained by the energy of others, and a full Moon in Pisces will bring up all sorts of themes along the lines of sacrifice, playing the victim or saviour, and healing. Pisces is about the things that feed our souls, like poetry, music, creativity, and using our vivid imagination. Pisces is prone to being uninterested in mundane things, material possessions, work and routine. The Piscean needs to feel inspired, and when she doesn't have any heart to put into her normal routines; the emptiness inside overtakes.

Pisces needs to feel her work has meaning, and a soulless routine makes her look sad, dreary and depressed, like the soul has been sucked right out of her body. A routine that is empty, feels mechanical, or worn needs to be avoided under the Pisces Full Moon, and we need to find something to feel inspired by, that lifts us out of the mundane and into the world of feeling, visions and dreams.