We have come to the end of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere, while our friends down under are ending their winter. The Harvest Moon on Thursday, September 19, comes right before the Autumn Equinox on Sunday, September 22. We are at another turning of the Wheel of the Year. Change is in the air.
It’s always good to set intentions at the cardinal solstices and equinoxes, because cardinal energy initiates new actions. As we move into the dark time of year here in the North, we need to look at what we’ve harvested this year that will sustain us through the winter. Name what you have created for your life this year and set your intentions through ritual and prayer.
Virgo is the sign of the Virgin Mother, the energy that manifests the divine Child, our sacred purpose. The re-birth of the Light at last year's Winter Solstice (2012) is now manifested in the world. Virgo's archetypal energy is concerned with discernment and analysis aimed toward perfecting a vehicle (ourselves) for service. Virgo asks how can you serve the world?
Pisces is the sign of the Source, the Great Mother of all, the original ocean of Life. Like the Twin Fishes pulled in opposite directions and yet tied together, Pisces’ archetypal energy shows us how we can transcend duality. We are infinite and yet just a drop in the ocean of infinity; we are unique individuals and yet part of all humanity. We are one. At this full Moon, the Piscean waters flow into good Virgoean earth to create wholeness.
Virgo loves to figure out how things work. Pisces wants to infuse the works of our minds, hearts and hands with creativity, imagination and spirit. This full Moon highlights who we have become through what we have created this year.
Happy Autumn Equinox!