On August 26th when we experience the full moon in Pisces, we will see exactly what the price of real love is and if we’re willing to sacrifice for it. In astrology, a full moon is when things are revealed that were previously hidden, and it’s a time when the zodiac signs see many of the intentions set at the new moon come to fruition.
Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac and is said to embody characteristics of all the 11 other signs; however, she is mostly known for unconditional love, a sense of deep spirituality, and an almost magic-like quality about her. Pisces is the zodiac sign that is all about romance and devotion; martyrdom is a weakness of this sign because they are known to go to the ends of the earth for the one they love.
This month’s full moon will be an important one for us because it’s coming off of the heels of our chaotic eclipse season that we experienced during the past couple of months.
For many, we expected the final eclipse at the beginning of August to be the point we could breathe easy, but whatever energy we were feeling then has carried through to this lunation, our full moon in Pisces.
For the majority of the summer months, we saw Mars in retrograde, which is the planet of action, and while perhaps many of us had thoughts about what we would like to do, ultimately it felt like one giant frustrating pause. And then Mercury went retrograde and we regretted asking how much worse it could get.
If the end of July to mid-August was challenging for you, just know you are not alone. This is the work of the eclipses to bring things to light and help us move forward in our lives with greater honesty and authenticity, even if the path to get there is painful.
But just because things are brought to light, it doesn’t mean we will know how to process them or even what steps we should take next. This is why the last two weeks from the new moon solar eclipse was so crucial for all of us. We needed the downtime, the quiet and the time to actually think things through.
For many of us, we got into a habit of reacting before we actually gave ourselves the time to consider what we should actually do, but these past few weeks were different. We slowed down, we thought things through, we looked at all aspects, including those we likely had previously done our best to ignore, now as the Pisces full moon rises, we will have a different level of understanding regarding ourselves, our hearts and especially our relationships.
This full moon is a turning point in our relationships and how we think about love. Perhaps we’ve become wrapped up in emotionally unavailable partners, or maybe we’ve participated in unhealthy patterns one too many times. Or, perhaps we realized that we had been accepting less than we deserved because we were afraid to let go.
Whatever realization we come to around this time will dramatically affect how we move forward from this point on. We can’t ignore what we’ve learned; we can’t pretend that we don’t see what our eyes saw in a new light.
The light of focus has been on our close personal relationships all year, and with our eclipse cycle coming to a close and planets beginning their forward motion, it means that we are ready to shed whatever layers of our personality no longer feel like they fit. This process will be difficult; we will have to have hard conversations and make even harder choices, but the more we practice honesty and integrity, the more we will cultivate those same qualities within our own lives.
It’s clear to all of us at this point exactly what the truth is of our romantic lives. We know what we want, and if we don’t then it’s because we’ve been trying to talk ourselves into something we knew was never meant for us.
Real love takes effort, but that’s not necessarily the same thing as work. If we find ourselves as exhausted from our primary relationship as we are after a day at the office, then it’s time to find something that doesn’t take so much to stay afloat.
During this time, it’s likely we will find ourselves making decisions regarding our relationships very quickly and with greater ease.
If we feel a person’s part in our story is done, there will be no resistance in letting them go. If we are in a relationship that we crave a deeper commitment from, we will find the power to speak up. All of this really centers on ourselves and how we allow ourselves to be who we truly are. After all, this is the key to a successful relationship.
If we are limiting ourselves or talking ourselves out of who we most desire or the life we have dreamed of, there is no way any romantic choices could align with who we are and then last forever. Only through real honesty and open communication can we actually achieve what it is we say we want the most.
The reality is that love will never be perfect despite how much Pisces wishes it would, but at the end of the day, being all in doesn’t mean that we won’t ever hurt one another or make mistakes. But it does, however, mean that we’re committed to working through the messy bits together.
Finding real love has less to do with romance and more to do with being with someone who shows us there isn’t anything they wouldn’t do to be with us — and that includes doing life with us.
Kate Rose is an artist, free thinker, lover, writer, passionate yogi, teacher, life coach, mentor, mother, rule breaker and rebel. She truly believes the best is yet to come and waits, with bated breath, to see what it may hold.