As the closest heavenly body to Earth, the moon is our most intimate celestial guide to living life in alignment with our cosmic selves.
This full moon is a lunar eclipse and brings to a peak matters that were set in motion at the new moon.
Lunar eclipses occur at the full moon when the shadow of the earth obscures the moon. Our conscious ego (Sun) becomes aware that the mundane (Earth) overrules emotion (Moon).
By becoming aware of your own inner story and the situations that this story creates in your life, you are empowered to make conscious choices and change your emotional experience. It’s a practical hands-on intervention that sets a new emotional course.
The current eclipses are part of the Saros Series 19 North, which according to Bernadette Brady in Predictive Astrology has a broader theme of:
‘… realism, a coming down to earth. The individual will become aware of an old situation, and see it for what it is rather than what he or she thought it was. This can be a constructive time for tackling the truth.’
We’ve had the solar eclipse to the north node, which hopefully brought you some unexpected support towards your future growth. Now, two weeks later, we have the related lunar eclipse that is likely to unveil the obstacles created by your inner emotional story.
What must come to an end in your life to allow new pathways to unfold?
Larger celestial cycles dance with the monthly lunar cycle, and the lunation cycle is coloured by the aspects made to other planets at the sensitive times of the new and full moon. Due to the unique make-up of each natal chart and how you bring that chart to life, you will have your own personal experience of these astrological configurations.
The full moon is conjunct Chiron in Pisces, reiterating themes of healing and wounding. The connection to the south node highlights the potential for releasing pain that you have held on to from the past.
Although likely to add stress, the square to Mars also injects a sense of urgency that has the potential to help you ‘rip off the band-aid’ from this psychic wound and separate your emotional identity from this old story.
It’s not about glossing over the pain or disowning the experience. Scars tell the story of battles won and can be rewritten consciously, as a source of strength and resilience.
There is power in your personal history to propel you forward and this eclipse asks you to acknowledge that power and act upon it.
Cut ties with old beliefs that restrict your freedom. Step forward confidently, independent and unencumbered.
Scroll down for your sign-by-sign full moon horoscopes.
Full moon times: UTC 16 Sep 2016, 1905 | AEST 17 Sep 2016, 0505 | EST 16 Sep 2016, 1205
YOUR FULL MOON / LUNAR ECLIPSE FORECAST
Aries – Whether you’ve booked a ticket or prefer exploration of the higher mind, your current enthusiasm for expanding your horizons is likely to have unanticipated consequences. Your dreams provide valuable clues so pay attention.
Taurus – Groups and community affiliations could prove to be a thorn in your side. If you’re asked to give more of your time and energy to a group, consider how it would affect your everyday quality of life. Negotiate a mutually agreeable solution.
Gemini – The lunar eclipse illuminates your emotional (over?)investment at work. Finding practical ways to improve the quality of time spent at home will alleviate relationship tensions. Hang in there. Jupiter promises good times ahead.
Cancer – Your everyday routine has been hard-going of late and you’re probably feeling quite run down. The lunar eclipse reveals a possible resolution of your mental tension. Don’t let a few small sacrifices stop you from planning a trip or enrolling in a course.
Leo – A financial rearrangement, if not total renovation, is already well underway. The lunar eclipse calls you to release your fears around death and insecurity about shared interests with a partner. It’s ultimately an act of creative liberation.
Virgo – Act from a position of strength of self by honouring the strength in others, especially, if they do not yet recognise this strength within themselves. Let go of the expectation of others, which may be based on the illusion that they are powerless.
Libra – With Venus at home to welcome Jupiter for a year-long stay, you’re looking gorgeous (even more so than usual, Libra) and luck is on your side. The eclipse offers a nice little reminder to watch your diet and maintain healthy daily habits while living the good life.
Scorpio – Channel your full moon madness into creative outlets – perhaps by taking a life drawing class with a friend or starting a secret confessional blog. You are encouraged to shakeup your everyday routine and rediscover what you truly value.
Sagittarius – That feeling of being caught between a rock and a hard place is likely to peak (yes, again) with the full moon. Consider: what option will most contribute to your long-term growth? Asking a trusted friend for advice is fruitful.
Capricorn – Keeping a personal journal, or writing a letter that will never be sent, is a cathartic outlet for emotional expression. No-one needs to know how your childhood wounds still matter or how they’ve driven you on to achieve your goals.
Aquarius – It’s time to release your attachment to wounded core beliefs around money. You know you can’t take it with you and, for you especially, true abundance is much less tangible. Cut yourself free and invest in social capital.
Pisces – Letting the mask drop to reveal your true self is scary but ultimately liberating – for your significant relationships, for your career, even for your finances. Once you’ve honoured the feelings, acknowledge the potential for growth within the crisis.