Once in a blue moon
There was be a full blue moon in Pisces on August 31, 2012 at 6:59 am PDT for those in California, or 1:59 pm UTC for everyone else. The moon wasn’t the color blue, it is the folk term that people use when there are two full moons in the same month. During the new moon, we reset our emotions and intentions for the upcoming month. During the full moon, we evaluate and measure the activity that helps us to meet our goals. It is worth mentioning that there are seasonal blue moons and zodiac blue moons. The next blue moon will not happen until 2015.
During the Pisces full moon, humanity’s role between the divine and the animal kingdom is highlighted. This is a time when the circle of life is vivid in your daily tasks as the circle of the full moon echoes wholeness, completion and achievement through the ingenues Mercury ruled Virgo and the boundless creativity of Neptune ruled Pisces. With the sun in Virgo and the moon in Pisces, Pluto in Capricorn helps to harmonize the scrutinizing focus of Virgo to shift passionate Piscean hopes and dreams into a menagerie of manifestation. Neptune’s vast multidimensional vision plays a very important role in manifesting the hope and faith that help humanity to prosper during the darker moments history.
Neptune, a planet and the once king of Atlantis
In Astrophysics, the planet Neptune is a gas giant that is the 8th planet from the sun. Discovered in 1846 by French Mathematician Urbain Le Verrier, Neptune is made up mostly of hydrogen, helium, ice, water, ammonia and methane. Neptune shares more similarities with Uranus than it does with the other gas giants, Saturn and Jupiter. Neptune takes approximately 165 earth years to orbit the sun once, has 12 moons, and spends almost 14 years in each zodiac constellation of the ecliptic. Neptune was the first planet to be discovered using the mathematics of astrophysics instead of observation through a telescope. like Uranus, Neptune has very faint rings. These planetary rings are rarely seen in photos.
The mythology of Neptune and Pisces
In mythology, Neptune is the god of the sea that is also associated with or known as the Olympian god Poseidon, ruler of Atlantis. Neptune can deny or provide safe passage on the sea for mariners. He carries a trident that controls all bodies of water, creates horses, storms and generates earthquakes.
The Pisces sign symbolizes two fishes swimming in opposite directions that are tied to one another at the tail. This represents the duality of the watery, mutable, flowing and adaptable Pisces nature. One fish is assertive, positive and swimming upstream. Conversely, the other fish is receptive, negative (or magnetic) and swimming downstream.
There are many myths that explain the origins of the Pisces symbol. All accounts start with Typhon attacking mount Olympus, causing the Olympian gods to run for their lives. Typhon was the last of the children to be born to Tartarus and Gaia and was known as the “Father of all monsters.” Typhon’s human upper half was said to reach the stars and he supposedly had over 100 dragon heads. His bottom half was a gigantic viper coil that could reach the top of his head.
After the Olympians defeated the Titans led by Atlas, Gaia sent Typhon to destroy the Olympians. All Olympians changed form to escape. Aphrodite/Venus escaped with her child Eros (Cupid) to the Euphrates. In one account, the love goddess and her child turned into the two fish and swam off with the band tying their tails together so that they would not get separated. In another account, two fish showed up and carried mother and son to safety. This accounts for the many myths of cultures around the Euphrates where gods in the form of fish appear with enlightenment for civilization.
Jupiter/Zeus did manage to defeat Typhon and to this day Typhon is said to be under Mount Aetna. There is another account where Venus and Cupid were simply lead to safety by two fishes; these fishes were placed among the heavens for helping Venus and Cupid to escape. Such myth about the assistance of the fishes can be associated with some civilizations around the Euphrates that will not eat fish.
Pisces is a mutable water sign that occupies the 12th house of the zodiac ecliptic. In modern astrology, Pisces is associated with or, “ruled” by the planet Neptune (also known as Poseidon). However, traditionally Pisces is co-ruled by Jupiter (Zeus) along with the zodiac sign of Sagittarius.
The importance of being a Pisces
The Pisces persona has two modes of interfacing with the world. One is kind, sweet, unassuming, charitable and nurturing. The more shadowy persona of Pisces can be passively manipulative and dishonest, not to mention extremely moody. The dark side of Piscean nature is the selfish escape artist that will tell you a, “disco lie” to get what they want and escape responsibility. Pisces tend to be one fish or the other, and the more integrated and evolved Pisces are a combination of both characters in polar mutable equilibrium.
The fact that Pisces is associated with a sky god and a sea god should hint at their incredible capacity for divine acts of heroism, courage and strength. While the Piscean spirit can mostly be identified with the playfulness of the dolphin, be careful not to upset your Pisces.
An angry or unbalanced Pisces may lead to mortal combat with an intellect that is as fast and furious as a school of Piranha or as “gangsta” a “shark attack.”
We all know about the sweet Pisces that likes to avoid conflict. But don’t get it twisted. There is a tank top wearing version of Pisces that has no problem telling you what they think and what you can do to yourself. Be careful not to wade too deep in the waters, if you can’t handle the waves. Whether you are talking about the thunderbolts of Jupiter or the Tsunamis and earthquakes of Neptune, don’t make yourself a victim in a bad shark movie. I’m just saying.
The beauty of the Pisces spirit
Pisces is considered the old soul of the zodiac as they occupy the 12th and final house. At this stage, the seeker has experienced all of the houses and passes beyond the veil, leaping off the wheel of life into Nirvana, Amenti, Shangri-La or Heaven. The wise, strong, eternal and faithful Pisces soul, may choose to leap into the cleansing fire of rebirth and re-emerge in the first house of the zodiac as a bodhisattva. By choosing to walk the path of the zodiac until all of humanity is worthy of cosmic reunification, Bodhisattvas are said to travel upon the earth with “Christ Consciousness.” Generally Bodhisattvas provide knowledge and healing throughout the plane of physical reality until all souls are ready to enter the kingdom of light that is unity consciousness.
Wether you identify with the fish swimming upstream of the fish swimming downstream, both represent the positive and negative impulses of being human. Like kind Pisces people are generally sweet, we know that they are also capable of being sharks. So ultimately you can see once fish as being Neptune and the other as Venus from a planetary perspective. or We can see one fish as Venus and Cupid. The last option can be seen as a sturgeon fish or a shark. You decide which is positive or negative, but the bigger message is in learning how to accept and integrate our less positive aspects into our character to present a more authentic representation of who we are to the world. Such honesty, self-awareness and equilibrium allows us to advance further into the Age of Aquarius.