early this morning the moon reach her peak fullness in pisces, bringing watery emotion and intuition into virgo’s earthy, organized energy. this combination can be intense for many, since we’re already in a state of quiet reflection on the intense movements we’ve experienced this year - adding in pisces’ deep sensitivity and ability to dive deep internally can make emotions feel wild and out of control. this is a chance to move gently, to be kind to ourselves, to take plenty of space to process emotions and consider where our heart is leading us.
full moons are about celebration and reflection, yes, but they’re also about acknowledging what is left undone, what parts of the cycle still need to be completed as we begin winding back down to our next new moon. and with this full moon in pisces, i think it’s particularly important to consider what we need to keep in balance, where we need to hold ideas close and where we need to be willing to push ourselves to keep exploring.
reflect: the high priestess. my birth card has been coming up a lot lately, and balancing this earth and water energy feels like a task she’s well suited for. the high priestess lives in the in-between, hovers on the edges of the veil, is willing to explore shadows and dive deep and trust what she finds within herself. she’s built for reflection, but i think here she’s also reminding me to consider all the sides of myself, the duality i carry, the beautiful contradictions that i keep discovering. all of these things are me, even if they don’t always make sense together, and learning to celebrate and utilize all of my facets only makes me stronger.
balance: king of cups. a card for scorpio and the architect of water, the king of cups is intense and intuitive, able to guide others in their explorations and encourage us to give our emotions the weight and power that they deserve. but this can be difficult energy to keep balanced, as emotions tend to sweep us off our feet, carrying us away on their powerful tides and making it difficult for us to be objective. this is a chance to balance all the water i carry, to pay attention to how my feelings impact me and the ways that i use the knowledge my intuition provides. in what ways am i simply stifling my emotions in order to keep them under control, when i could more actively be working to keep them in true balance? pisces is a lot of water to wrangle, and yet my scorpio sun brings intense depths, often asking me to keep things under wraps to protect myself. the king of cups asks me to examine those competing energies, and to practice better balance around both my connections and my emotions.
embrace: temperance. another card of balancing energies, this one calls out the combination of fire and water more specifically, but has an overall message of harmony, moderation, unlikely alchemy. water’s powerful emotions and earth’s patient practicality don’t always seem to work together, and when we add in fire’s intensity and passion, ambition and inspiration, things can feel like they’re moving much too quickly. but temperance asks me to embrace these differing energies, to let them combine into something powerful, something greater than their sum. by enjoying the awareness that each element brings, i can find myself within them all, and harness my own abilities in their full capacities.
explore: queen of swords. with so much water in the air, and as we continue moving through this grounding season of virgo and earth, air has been in short supply in my readings lately. but the queen of swords is wise and truth-seeking, able to maintain strong boundaries and use her keen, discerning mind to make decisions that both protect and enlighten. the queen of swords is one of my favorite court cards, and seeing her here in all of her prudence and awareness serves as a reminder to keep seeking truth, keep exploring my own mind, keep asking questions and seeing where the search for answers leads me.
there’s a lot of water energy in this spread, which isn’t surprising given my own chart and the pisces moon we’re exploring. but seeing glimpses of air and fire here too remind me not to get too obsessive about my intuition and emotion, to let my passions and observations and constant searching for truth contribute to my decisions, actions, and goals. the overarching theme of this spread is balance, embracing all the different parts of myself - from my intense emotions to my desire for boundaries, my passionate nature to my desire to uncover truth. water and earth are built for reflection, and this pisces moon asks me to keep diving deep, doing the work, understanding my shadows but letting some of the light in too.
did you celebrate the full moon last night, or will you be performing your readings and rituals today? how is this particular moon feeling for you? what is the combination of water and earth bringing up for you?