OMG Stars is an astrology column written by queer astrologer Amelia Ehrhardt (@soft_aspects). Every two weeks, on the new and full moons, Amelia interprets the upcoming astrology with a focus on how to navigate current events (astrological and global).
Full Moon in Pisces, 1:22 AM EST, September 2nd 2020
Venus Opposite Pluto, exact on August 29th; Venus opposite Saturn, exact on September 1st; Venus sextile Mercury, exact on September 2nd
Last year before…everything, one of the greatest joys in my life was that I started climbing. Like many weirdo art dykes before me, I made good on my love of gear and camping aesthetics and put on the tiny weird shoes to haul my ass up walls made of plastic. I loved it and I now miss it constantly: I don’t yet feel safe going to a gym again but that way of being in my body, solving problems, is so fun.
An important piece of information in climbing is to always plan how you will climb down something before you climb up.
This week’s astrology is like pushing through to climb a difficult precipice and getting to the top only to realize there’s no way down except to jump. The year has gotten steadily harder and harder, and we’ve pushed our way through all that can be pushed through. But in order to get ourselves out of this precarious position we’re in, we need to take a risk and experience the fear of letting go. The fall (both the season and the action) itself will be the scary part, but being at the top and realizing that we need to let go is an image that makes my palms sweat.
This full moon in Pisces brings out the feelings. Brings out not just your feelings, not just my feelings, but everyone’s feelings. It’s a beautiful lunation, and one that stirs our capacity for empathy, but is also one that is alongside some complex astrology.
Venus in Cancer, a planet about comfort currently in a sign that’s baby, is being absolutely pummeled this week by Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn, who have been the hallmark planets of 2020 destroying any structures in our world that might have once felt comfortable. The little tidbit of support I can offer is that Mercury in Virgo is forming a helpful little sextile to Venus this week, giving us the opportunity to really talk through any feelings that come up out of the full moon. If an opportunity for an important conversation that can build resolve emerges, take it, because the next couple of months won’t be the time.
September and October see some truly awful astrology in this very bad year. 2021 is not a pretty picture either. But here we are, unsure if it can get any worse, but in a moment that cannot be maintained as such. We have climbed a wall of avoidance and we all need to decide to let go of an unsupportive structure in order to plunge into newness.
We don’t know what’s at the end of this fall yet: it might be a hard landing but it might be a cool deep body of water. Either way we can’t stay where we are.
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