Full Moon Phase: fulfillment, illumination, realization
Ruling Mahavidya: Shodashi
Today’s photograph of the Harvest Moon is courtesy wise owl Milly who keeps snapping some amazing shots for us!
The Sabian Symbol for the degree of the Harvest Moon is “a harvest moon illuminates the sky.” We have the full force of a Harvest Moon bringing out strong emotions, so we want to keep things real and focused. At the same time we want to enjoy this time. It is momentous. We don’t want to waste this energy on petty dramas and things that don’t matter much in the grand scheme. Full Moon phases bring the fullest expression of things. They also tend to bring up relationship issues of all sorts. People’s nerves are frayed right now. There is a lot of anger flying around due to the conjunction of Venus and Saturn conjunct in Scorpio with Chiron and Mars also aspecting them. Scorpio energy stings and zings. It makes us say and do things before we think. We lash out before we even know it.
It is hard not to react under this sort of energy because the main wave behind it is coded to rectify matters. Throughout the four days of this Moon phase, the blast from the goddesses Kali, Tara, and Shodashi will reverberate. This manifests in changes, disequilibrium, and transformation, which upsets the status quo. So it may be necessary to speak up or take action. Interrupt the usual circuit of stimulus-reaction by disengaging mentally for a moment to consider what is the best thing to say to or do. De-escalate yourself. Be smart about where you expend your energy. Recognize transformation when you see it. It’s often wrapped in anxiety, moodiness, and fear.
Stay connected to the higher octave of this energy: fulfillment of our highest desire and rectification of the course of our lives. The only “Full Moon Fever” we want is our swelling love for Gaia-Sophia and our gratitude to her for stepping down her energy into her personae of the Mahavidyas (the Wisdom Goddesses) to interface with us and intervene at this point in space-time. This Harvest Moon is a mile marker from Gaia-Sophia at the crossroads of the Second Renaissance.