Forecast 8/31 Blue Moon: The last day in August brings a second full moon, this time in Pisces. Two full moons in a month present a Blue Moon. The centaur Chiron is also in the sign of Pisces. Chiron causes some wounded feelings to stir, especially for those whose horoscopes are in its path. It’s not just about raking over old pain, it is about looking at the inflictions and changing how you react to them. Only then can you change the pain into wisdom.

This is an intense time if you are feeling the urge to exorcise some old demons. Not only is “resistance futile”, but when you are willing to surrender and move through the pain you truly have the potential to transmute it. Make no mistake, this is not a gentle process.

If you feel yourself the victim of uncontrollable feelings: sadness, shame, guilt, rage or anxiety, ask yourself if this is a familiar feeling? The more familiar, the more likely the need to let it go with a finality now. However, we often resist letting go of a wound because we can identify with it so strongly. If I am not my pain, who am I?

The Pisces Full Moon occurs at 9:58 am ET. The Sabian Symbol** for this Moon is: “A jockey”. This is a fascinating image as we leave summer’s tug and get ready to jump into the return of work and school. Not that time has stopped for every profession, but there is a hiatus that occurs for many people in summer, especially August. Our society at large has a cycle that affects us, no matter how subtly.

“A jockey” is one who moves quickly with dexterity and yet is driving an animal. However, s/he is also dependent on that animal to act and respond in ways that keep the jockey safe and in control. No matter how wild the emotional roller-coaster, keep your seat!

What are you moving with that you need to act on? As we look in a broader context, how can we the human race, jockey into the changes that are fast before us as we enter the last quarter of 2012?

Over the next several years, we will continue to meet challenges to evolve and survive. To do them with the litheness and daring of a jockey is an excellent goal.

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun is: “A man making a futuristic drawing”. Perfect.

Take time to bring the two pieces together- the Pisces energy that is open to moving with grace as a participant in the journey with the Virgo energy, willing to painstakingly draft out the vision. Do you have a clear picture of what you’re willing to help create?

Use this beautiful moon to help you make that drawing of your future.

Mercury enters Virgo
at 10:32 pm, bringing in a period of more precise communication, useful as we move from summer into September’s demands. This enables you to articulate your needs through a healing process, whether emotional, physical or spiritual.< Rene Magritte[/caption]
** We are still in the process of understanding the Sabian symbols, which were channeled in 1925. The spiritualist astrologer Marc Edmund Jones, took Elsie Wheeler, a clairvoyant confined to a wheelchair to a San Diego park with a project. He put a symbol for each of the 360∞ of the zodiacal wheel on 360 cards. She proceeded to come up with visual phrases for each one of them. They were done in random order and they have a magic that is hard to decipher, yet feels totally right.

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