“Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being.”
The Full Moon in Pisces occurs on Friday, September 13th, 9:33pm PT
“Sitting with Neptune, this full moon is a dedicated dreamer. Decidedly different from the tone of Virgo Season, this Full Moon offers us a moment of escape. Asking us to indulge in, and enjoy, the healing power of our imagination, this Full Moon is a meditation on visualizing the solutions we need.”
This is not an easy reality to process, no matter how old we are– that everything is evolving and transforming, us included, and our whole lives we try to learn how to gracefully accept these changes. Understanding our human existence as a state of constant change, can be distressing and cause great fear. From this place of distress we can forget to consider the feelings of others, and simply life reactively, spreading distress and discord because of our internal state of anxiety.
“We are going to the moon that is not very far.
Man has so much farther to go within himself.”
This is not selfish, it is emotional hygiene. Just as we wash our hands with soap and water, as a courtesy to those around you, and out of respect for all life–we can also take care to prepare ourselves mentally and emotionally to interact with others. We are fundamentally good, and intend to treat people well, but it is impossible to do so when your inner reserves are being used up and not replenished. Resting and renewing yourself is the best gift to those you wish to help–if we all work to heal ourselves, the world will inevitably become a better, kinder place.
“Trust that you have a good and compassionate nature. You are part of the universe; you are made of stars. When you look at your loved one, you see that he is also made of stars and carries eternity inside. Looking in this way, we naturally feel reverence.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Crystals for Full Moon in Pisces
Amethyst ~ To protect the emotional and spiritual bodies. When working with deep feelings, Amethyst brings a sense of peace and calm. This stone works against addictions–so that we have the strength to sit with our feelings without running away to a comforting distraction.
Aquamarine ~ Works with the watery energy of Pisces, especially as an aid in meditation. Increases sensitivity, and courage, and soothes fear. If you are going deep, aquamarine is a stone to facilitate and stabilize emotional work.
Black Tourmaline ~ For setting clear boundaries, and reclaiming personal space. Protects from negative energy.
Affirmations for Compassion and Understanding
As you read these affirmations, sit somewhere comfortable, with low lighting. Regulate the temperature that is comfortable to you–maybe a cozy blanket, or an ice pack! as needed. Wear comfortable clothing, nothing tight or binding. Light some incense or a candle, put on some soft music, and take deep, slow breaths. Try to do this somewhere quiet where you will not be interrupted. Keep breathing quietly…
“Love and kindness are part of my life, they are born in me and then I share them with others.”
“When I look at myself I see goodness, light, truth, beauty, and strength.”
“I walk with a light step and I hold my head up, because I am part of the universe, part of everything.”
“I have everything I need to be whole, I have the time I need to heal, I have the willpower to do what I need to do, to take care of myself and then, later, to care for others.”
“I am at peace with my place in the universe–I experience changes with grace and poise.”
“I welcome transformations as they come–in myself and in those I love. We are experiencing this together, every human shares a piece of this grand transformation. I am not alone, and neither is anyone else.”
“I choose to take things as they come, and enjoy each breath to the fullest.”