Welcome to the Full Moon in Pisces. The Moon, in all her glory, representing the feminine archetype, the emotional part of our personalities, our needs, inner selves, the part we keep hidden from the outside world for what we perceive is our own protection, which can include anger, jealousy, fear, and depression. Pisces is feminine, same as the Moon, mutable water, so for good or bad, this could be an emotional time for you depending on where this Full Moon aspects your natal chart, and the affect of the planets involved have. Pisces is the “I believe” of the zodiac, the faithful agreers, ruled by Neptune, the ancient gold of the sea ruling over illusion, glamour, mystery and deception. Mutable signs are communicators, and water signs are emotional and instinct trying to encompass as much as possible, be everywhere and everything to everyone, which can make for a little bit of wishy-washiness, if you’re not grounded in who you are.
We heard a great deal of talk about the meaning and repercussions of the recent solar eclipse, and the effect that those energies would have, most of which pointed to things coming out from behind the shadows. We got small glimpses leading up to that event with the strange weather patterns, and even after with hurricane season taking it’s toll on Texas and surrounding areas along the southern coast. Tragedies have a way of brining people together…how many of us only see people in our family, that we even really like, only when there is a death in the family? We hear on the recent news that people from all over the US making their way to Texas to help those in need, and even though at other times listening to the news, it seems that humans can be the most hateful species on the planet, in times like these, we get a true glimpse into the human spirit. So in essence, we could say that our true humanity has come from the shadow. So it’s no coincidence that it’s the Pisces Full Moon to follow the eclipse. With 9th house energies, this Full Moon brings out honesty and truth in who we are at the core of our spirits.
At the Full Moon, the Sun and Moon are opposite often giving us a sort of spiritual tug of war over which part of ourselves we most express, our conscious self (sun) or subconscious self (moon). The Sun representing our basic character ad egoic self, sits in the sign of Virgo, the sign of work, the constant strive to figure things out, the sign of intelligence and reason. Both signs are feminine, both signs mutable, but Virgo is earthy and grounded. So the choice could simply be how we act matching what we believe. In coming out of the shadows, is a moment for what we do to be the expression of what we believe, instead of maintaining the status quo and going along with things just because that’s what’s popular.
Other transits for this Full Moon are the square with Saturn, the conjunction with Neptune, and the sextile with Pluto.
With the square creation tension, this stimulates action. If the planets are harmonious, this tension causes them to work together. Saturn’s sense of limitations and self-discipline can keep the Moon’s overly emotional nature in check so things can progress on a positive note, or if negatively aspecting your chart, could do the opposite causing frustrations and flare-ups. Sagittarius is the great seer and lends a sense of understanding, so if you can remain calm, the picture becomes clearer.
Neptune is the planet of idealism and spirituality. The conjunction tends to be intense and unified so Neptune gives the Moon a greater sense of imagination and anything spiritual is the ideal subject to hang your hat on. Neptune helps you navigate yourself from the denser negative vibrations to the more positive vibrations that attract more positive events in your life.
The sextile is considered a positive and beneficial aspect. Pluto represents change and transformations, and as long as the Moon is ok with the changes that Pluto brings about, often because we’ve refused to make the conscious decisions on our own to do what’s necessary and Pluto is the Universe’s tool for making things happen anyway, then all is well. In Capricorn, Pluto is more practical than it’s reputation, and cuts through the bullshit to expose the right direction. Step out in faith, your spirit guides have never let you down. I’m reminded of the parable of the biblical flood, and how the story goes that God brought the flood to rid the world of the nephillim that was the race of giants resulting from the sons of gods, the angels mating with human women. But later in the story, the nephillim still exist which means, they managed to find a way to adapt to the new surroundings, and survived what was thrown at them. We should never underestimate the strength and power of the human will. In the words of the great Dr. Malcolm (played by Jeff Goldblum yum) “life finds a way.” Like vibration attracts like vibration, and when your vibration changes, you then repel that which no longer is like you, and then attract new energies that are. We therefore, should not be afraid to let go of that which no longer meets your own likeness, because there is another journey waiting ahead, you have other appointments to keep, which by the way remember, you set them for yourself!
The chart typing and balances for today suggest a well balanced nature with the passion of fire and the groundedness of earth, as if there is a nagging sense of we’re supposed to be doing something for our own good, and the time is now, for “winter is coming.” Gosh I love movie lines! The New Moon and the Autumn Equinox are just two weeks away.
Today in the Hebrew is the 17th day of Elul. Livekabbalah.org says that the Rosh Chodesh of the month of Elul (which was at the eclipse) “marks the beginning of a period of 40 days of forgiving and self examination that ends at the closing prayer (neila) on Yom Kippur,” the Day of Atonement, which aligns with the energies of the past New Moon at the time of the eclipse and the energies of this Full Moon, as well. Forgiveness is the true meaning behind service to your fellow man, also in accordance with the timing of what’s going on in the world. I don’t think it’s any coincidence that we have something on a global scale that places the needs of others at the forefront of our hearts and minds. Just as it’s no coincidence that the Torah portion for this day is taken from Deuteronomy 27.
Deut 27:2And it will be, on the day that you cross the Jordan to the land the Lord, your God, is giving you, that you shall set up for yourself huge stones, and plaster them with lime.
The subject land was the so called promised land, where happiness was to abound and all of the needs and desires of the people were to be found. I’ve always had a kind of gypsy spirit, as my grandmother used to say, and over the years, I’ve started over from scratch more times than I care to remember. I’ve gotten to the point where I thought I was done with that, but it seems that I’ve got at least one more instance ahead of me, and even though I’m not really looking forward to the actual work, I can see where the times ahead could be much better for me.
The Super String Theory published in the 1980s, stated that the world is built from 22 basic frequencies, 10 dimensions and 12 particles. The Sefer Yetsira (Book of Formation) says that those 22 frequencies are related to the 22 Hebrew letters and their vibrations, and are the tools for transferring spiritual abundance. The sign Virgo is controlled by the letter Yod which has a numeric value of 10 hinting that all of the sefirot on the Tree of Life are included. The Zohar teaches that the word for Virgo, Betuel, means the house of God, and the house, or body, is where our spirit is contained, and it’s likeness is a reflection of that spirit…the experiences we go through in life that have a profound affect on the spirit, show up in the outward appearance of the body, and those energies emanate from the body in the aura. When we hold onto bad feelings, it weighs down the spirit, and the body and the aura change accordingly. Likewise, when we love, when we make sacrifices, our energy and vibration rises, the soul becomes lighter, and the physical maladies that can affect our bodies when they are more dense are more easily freed.
The letter Yod represents the Hermit in the Thoto Tarot and the 20th Path on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life connecting Chesed (mercy) to Tiphareth (beauty).
Wander alone; bearing the Light and thy Staff ! And be the Light so bright that no man seeth thee! Be not moved by aught without or within: keep Silence in all ways! 87
DuQuette, Lon Milo. Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot (p. 120). Red Wheel Weiser. Kindle Edition.
The element of earth, according to Aleister Crowley, represents humility, and generates the highest high of vibration because it is the lowliest, “and the meek shall inherit the earth.” From a spiritual perspective, humility has never meant that you consider yourself “less-than,” another, and for too many, that meaning puts them at immediate odds with the term. For you can be strong, wise, intelligent, beautiful, kind, all positive adjectives, but still understand in the greater scheme of things, I’m just a small tiny miniscule speck when considering the vastness of the universe and all that goes together to make that engine work. I may be an important part of that in my little section of the universe, but there are much greater than I. My study on reincarnation brought that fact home in a very profound way because I came to understand that my life cycles have never been of the caliper of Aphrodite, Venus, or any of the other well known goddesses that we’re so familiar with because those spirits tend to reincarnate into the same kind of figures throughout each cycle. So I imagine I’ve never had such a profound affect in shaping history, but that doesn’t mean that my one little speck is less important to the spirits that mine touch in each lifetime. I am that I am.
The letter Yod is the fundamental hebrew letter, all other letters are created from it’s basic form. It is the first letter in the tetragrammaton making it the hidden seed of the alefbet and the masculine energy of creation.
— Sphere of Chesed —
Our Sphere of destination is Chesed.
The Hebrew Divine name is El.
— Sphere of Tiphareth —
We commence our journey today in Tiphareth – Beauty, known as the mediating intelligence.
The Divine name is Jehovah Aloah Va Daath.
— 20th Path —
The 20th Path is known in Hebrew as Yod, the intelligence of will.
It’s symbol is the open hand.
The intelligence of the 20th Path prepares all created beings so that the existence of the primordial wisdom may become known.
The God-concept would include Chiron, Mercury or Hermes and the created beings Moses and other spiritual leaders of their people.
The color is green to yellowish-green.
the musical note is F which translates to FA on the standard scale and 639 hz on the solfeggio scale.
Chesed & Tiphareth
To achieve mystical states; to build the solar body
“Elohim set them [the the sun & moon] in the firmament of the heaven” 1:17
|Class of letter :
|Planetary/Zodiacal :||Mercury Virgo||Elemental :||Air|
|Pitch :||F natural||Qualities: Sense/Function :||Sexual Love|
|Consciousness :||Touch/Response,Union of Opposites||Symbols :||Uraeus|
|The GODS :||
|Virgin, any solitary animal
Snowdrop, Lily, Narcissus
The Work :
|The Lamp, Wand, and Bread
The Invisibility, Parthenogenesis, Initiation
Areas the 20th Path will help you:
Gaining inner peace, joyousness, elation
Being comfortable with your self; dealing with loneliness by accepting yourself and becoming whole
Improving your ability to relax
Knowing how to tap into your inner protection
Accepting that you “can’t go back”
Developing faith and devotion, a sense of rightness
Being able to focus on your goals
Resisting temptation and fear
Self-empowerment, strength and fortitude, coming from a sense of your individuality
Strengthening your connection to your Guide
Realizing that all Guidance comes from within
Magic and inner transformation
The power to remain unaffected by your surroundings
Opening the Heart Center
Detachment and objectivity
The ability to deal with emotional trauma without losing perspective
Ability to channel higher forces
Releasing all attachments to the physical world, and therefore no longer being controlled by physical and material circumstances
Realizing and accepting your own power
The ability to control the elements
The ability to control your dreams
Contemplation and meditation
Learning to control the rate of your own vibration
The will and power to make manifest your goals, and the knowledge to do what is right
Understanding that attention is energy, and controlling the attention controls the energy
The 20th Path of Yod is the Intelligence of Will because it is the means of preparation of all and by this intelligence, the existence of the primordial wisdom becomes known. It is the path whereby each created being is prepared for the spiritual quest by being made aware of the higher and divine will. The hebrew letter Yod means hand and refers to the hand of the divine extended to assist us. The value of yod is 10, the number of perfection for everything beyond 10 returns again to units – 10 broken down becomes 1 again.. just as in birth life death and rebirth… the end is wedged in the beginning and visa versa. Once the student has attained the level of self realization symbolized by this path, the challenge is then to extend a helping hand to the next student to journeys up the path.
For any newcomers – we’ve moved into doing a guided meditation on the tree of life path associated with the energies of the day. The guided meditation is taken from Chic Cicero’s Book Scrying on the Tree of Life with the corresponding solfeggio frequency tuning into the background.
Path of Yod