September 16 by Maya White
Amazingly, it’s already time for the full moon, and this one ripens as a lunar eclipse. It’s not every year that we get to experience a full moon eclipse during Mercury retrograde time period – especially one that aligns with the sacred Pisces/Virgo axis.
The moon is a marker of your emotions, and any lunar eclipse precipitates events triggered by your own thoughts and feelings. This is how and why the lunar eclipse and can catch you off guard.
If you’ve been indulging in shadow - sometimes, what you dread the most, the thing you spend so much time wishing you weren’t thinking about – is brought out into the Light.
Even Mercury sits behind the sun for this full moon – hiding in the shadow of the great solar I AM.
The secret to working successfully with shadow is becoming aware of, but not identifying with it. Shadow is a repository of suffering, but also a storehouse of creativity.
I got this mask in Bali from 'OKA' - a man regarded as a national treasure for his maskmaking skills. This mask took Oka over 12 years to create because he worked on it only during the time of full moon.
You can see how the mask is portraying the act of the Sun eating, or overtaking the moon. This mask was never intended to be sold, but Oka entrusted it to me for a nominal price, because I was able to explain to him what it portrays.
Mercury Retrograde and the Mutable Cross Eclipse
The planetary message for this eclipse is about realism and seeing an old situation for what it is, rather than what you thought it could be. Through completion, you are free to move on with no residual ties or baggage.
The Piscean nature of this eclipse facilitates past lifetime clearing; emotional ties are completed, karma is resolved.
Pisces is where you meet the accumulated results of your past. Successes and failures from all of your lifetimes flow back and forth between the conscious and unconscious aspects of your mind.
Mental pain may be an overwhelming aspect of this Pisces eclipse, yet with this moon conjunct Chiron, it’s a powerful time to release and heal.
Mars sits provocatively at 23 Sagittarius, squaring both the sun and the moon.
The gift of the mutable cross teaches us to adjust and respond.
If you can get a handle on nervous tension, this can be a dynamic time for your creativity. Claim your calm and elegant center, and make this a constructive time for tackling the truth.
Embrace this rich seed time that facilitates resolution of problems.
Observe your mind, talk to yourself, and become your own best friend.
Wishing you the many blessings of joy and peace,