Integrating a New Paradigm: Full Moon Astrology Sept 2017
Article Window: Sept 6 to Sept 19
• The Full Moon is Wednesday, Sept 6, 12:03 AM PDT
• Sun is 14° Virgo, Moon is 14° Pisces
• Next New Moon: Sept 19
• Current New Moon Theme (Aug 21 – Sept 19): Rebirth into the Age of Aquarius
Current Lunar Cycle
The Full Moon illuminates and activates new awareness, especially corresponding to whatever was released with the manifesting wave of New Moon energy two weeks ago. In the coming two weeks look for ways to celebrate and take inspired action, especially from whatever you have embraced or experienced since the New Moon. Be patient with challenges that emerge in the coming days, recognizing that they are also a necessary part of your expansion.
Astrology Article: Integrating a New Paradigm
Written by Steven Shroyer
This year’s Pisces Full Moon follows a powerful Solar eclipse. As we move forward from the eclipse, the Full Moon’s illumination will provide awareness and guidance to help each of us integrate the activations and new potentials we are receiving.
We are moving into a new era of expanded consciousness. What was activated through the shadow of the Solar eclipse was a new ability to access inner light. We now have a deeper ability to work at soul level in conjunction with our higher self. Despite the chaos in the world around us, these new connections enable us to move forward with understanding, compassion, and love.
The signature of our September Full Moon brings these activations of eclipse “shadow” to the surface. Whether you are working with circumstances at a personal or a planetary level there is Full Moon illumination guiding you forward into a new paradigm of living and being. The Full Moon will enable us to use new awareness to focus on understanding and cooperating with higher inner alignment to a greater cosmic cycle. This is what it means to begin to function within the frequencies of the Age of Aquarius.
The Full Moon further exposes the hidden nature of the shadow of the Solar eclipse and sheds light on how we unwittingly experience bondage. As we begin working more consciously with the inner light from the eclipse, we receive guidance that enables us to increase our alignment through personal integrity. This dual process of internal alignment combined with the release from unnecessary bondage is what allows for higher forms of cooperation with all processes in your life.
I’m using the work “cooperation” here in a very general way. We’re cooperating and participating in all that’s unfolding in order to be part of the energies that are creating the new era. These feelings and insights from the Full Moon are rising from deep within our consciousness, now on the verge of becoming conscious thought. Each signature of the astrology chart is supporting these new understandings.
The general signature of the Pisces Full Moon emphasizes the opportunity for new levels of understanding. It gives us the ability to grasp the meaning beneath circumstances to enable us to transition into something greater. Without this higher level understanding we can easily digress into being overwhelmed as a victim of our circumstances, rather than assuming our role as co-creators within the new era.
In the current Full Moon chart both the Sun and Mercury hold unique positions. Mercury is located in the exact position of the Solar eclipse, which is activating new ways of thinking. The Sun is located at the exact location of Neptune during the Aug. 8 Lunar eclipse, which is activating your integrity of purpose. In this way, the Sun and Mercury are activating the energies of the last two eclipses in order to provide the intelligence and planning necessary for refining your life purpose as you move forward.
Saturn is positioned as the key energy distributor of the chart through three prominent astrological patterns: a Kite, a Grand Trine, and a T-square. Saturn’s presence indicates both bondage and the means to release oneself from bondage. In this chart Saturn represents all the forms of bondage through concrete forms or objects that cause the shadow. Simultaneously through higher forms of cooperation, Saturn also represents the release of that bondage through a transcendent form that is translucent and produces no shadow. This theme of being released from bondage is also expressed through Pluto, Uranus, and the North Node.
It’s this opportunity to release what binds us, combined with the Sun/Mercury activations from the two previous eclipses, that creates the activation of this higher level of cooperation spoken of earlier. And it’s the new form of cooperation that is allowing us to participate more intentionally in this shift into a new era, the Age of Aquarius.
It’s through personal integrity and the intelligent use of what we know is true and right that we are able to connect with others in this endeavor. This higher level of cooperation with the natural processes of life will also help minimize future problems and avoid various hardships that aren’t necessarily beneficial for our personal growth or our ability to move forward as a collective.
The Full Moon is illuminating a new path of cooperation as we enter the beginning stages of the new era that we call the Age of Aquarius. The Kite pattern of this Full Moon is harmonious and organized. The Kite itself (as with the Kite pattern of the Solar eclipse) is the very definition of cooperating with the energies that are shifting everything. The process of cooperation itself is what is supporting our ability to release ourselves from bondage and step into a new paradigm.
A greater cosmic cycle is now under way and we can use the Full Moon energies to strengthen our inner light for guidance as we step forward. Through the use of planning and intelligence we can align ourselves with this new era in the spirit of collective cooperation. Despite the challenges around us, the Full Moon energies are full of hope that can manifest into a world of cooperation and new beginnings for all.