If you remember back in July, we embarked on a Triple Supermoon experience. The Full Harvest Moon coming up on September 8, 2014 is the third one of the Trinity. The previous two Supermoons occurred on July 12 and August 10.
Click here to read my previous newsletter on the July Supermoon.
Click here to read my previous newsletter on the August Supermoon.
The Supermoon is a beautiful sight to behold and it also holds powerful energy for emotional clearing. This moon in particular has healing qualities. Scroll down for some information on this, as well a look ahead at the exciting month of October. In October we have an important Eclipse Portal that is cradled within a Mercury Retrograde cycle.
On September 8, 2014 at 9:38 pm EDT we have the Full Moon with the Sun in Virgo and the Moon in Pisces (16°19′ of each sign).
A Supermoon occurs when the Moon is closer to earth than in other months. At these times, the Full Moon can appear as much as 14% larger in the sky and 30% brighter to our eyes than at minimum size and brightness. The visual impact is stunning. Look up!
An extra-close New or Full Moon causes higher-than-usual TIDES. At those times, EarthSky writes:
Our planet is stretched slightly, along a line between the Earth and moon. The body of the Earth is fairly rigid, so it does not stretch much, but the oceans are much more easily moved. Thus the effect piles up water on both side of Earth, and these piles of water – created by the differential gravitational effect – are the tides.
We are hooked into the primal tides of this planet. Our blood and the 77% water within our bodies match the swaying, stretching and pulling of the sea. Full Moons trigger emotions. Supermoons trigger Super emotions. Like the ocean, we are easily moved. Emotions that have ‘piled up’ inside of us may burst out and flood our consciousness.
There is perhaps one particular ‘issue’, emotional turbulence, or difficulty in your life that has played out since July. The roots of this issue go back to repressed fears that were revealed to you (maybe shockingly) in April. This third Supermoon is when this content can be jettisoned into the watery tides.
If you journal, check back to April, July and August. Is there a common thread? Or, simply sit quietly and/or meditate and allow your inner consciousness to show you what is ready for release. This Supermoon can be soothing (Pisces and Virgo are compassionate). The release doesn’t have to be painful. Try to be near water at the time of this Supermoon. Allow the past to wash away. Give it to the ocean.
SUPER HEALING & HARVEST MOON
The September 8 Supermoon is also the Harvest Moon, which happens every year at this time. The Harvest Moon is always the Full Moon nearest to the beginning of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere (i.e. the Autumn Equinox).
The time is ripe. You are harvesting. You are reaping the benefits, acknowledging your new knowledge and wisdom, and celebrating the success, creative expression and spiritual growth that you have created since March. This process will continue up through the Autumn Equinox which occurs on September 23.
You are winnowing. What to let go, what to keep, what to tweak, what to elaborate upon in the next growing cycle. Here, the REVIEW concerns your current goals and how you have achieved them this year. Which projects worked, which didn’t? Did any obstacles impede your path? Who were your allies? How do you feel about your progress? Reminder: be compassionate with yourself!
This Full Harvest Supermoon is also a bringer of HEALING energies. This is because the Moon is in intimate contact with the asteroid Chiron, a powerful shamanic energy that holds the codes for healing our deepest wounds.
You can open up to healing. How? Where to begin? Here’s a clue for all of us: “Pay close attention to who and what stirs up your anger because that’s where the seeds of the personal change you’ve been resisting can be found.” – quote from Guiding Light Astrology
This is a good time to seek out healing practitioners or to practice self-healing. The heightened emotions triggered by the Supermoon will facilitate healing activations through the many modalities available to us: massage, reiki, acupuncture, chiropractic, and any other form of body work.
LOOKING AHEAD: OCTOBER
Things are beginning to heat up (and will stay that way through the end of the year, with a bit of a breather in November). The heat is on because, as the Supermoon Triad closes we move into an ECLIPSE PORTAL with the next Full Moon on October 8, 2014. This Full Moon, though not a Supermoon, is the second of four Total Lunar Eclipses – i.e. a Tetrad series which began in April 2014 and continues through September 2015.
The October 2014 Eclipse Portal gazes into the past, beyond the veil because it is almost perfectly cradled by Mercury Retrograde bookends. Mercury’s backward movement brackets the two eclipses in this Portal, casting a left-brain energy field that throws us out of our routine, allowing fresh input that we usually wouldn’t notice.
Chiron’s shamanic healing presence with the September 8 Supermoon (see previous section) facilitates the healing of ancient wounds and painful issues from the past. This is expounded upon in the October Eclipse Portal as Mercury Retrograde brings the past right up into our face.
Mercury Retrograde will deliver ghosts from the past who will stand at the foot of our beds like Marley in ‘A Christmas Carol’ – beseeching that ‘mankind is our business!’ They might keep us up all night.
Clearing our personal issues frees us up to help others heal from similar wounds. Here is an opportunity to have a radical change in how we live because we are given a glimpse of past choices and reactions to trauma.
A LIFE REVIEW might happen spontaneously during this time (between now and the end of October). Suddenly, sparks and flashes of memories, feelings that you had repressed, forgotten about, buried. Memory is bittersweet, complicated, forgiving and completely malleable. Welcome these orphans who need your care…
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