A Pisces depression is a lack of interest in formally enjoyed activities, and is usually accompanied by a feeling of dissatisfaction, tearfulness, and feeling incredibly blue. The Full Moon in Pisces enhances the feeling of swimming in the ocean, shape-shifting emotions, and mood altering perceptions. Moreover, there are turbulent storms rising from the depths of the soul overwhelming rationality. The Pisces Moon flows this way and that, helplessly reacting to each and every emotional stimulus, until the emotions are engulfed and one finds it hard to be separate, detached and unconnected. An important need for Pisces during these moments is to find time to spend in the unconscious. The dream state, or just secluded reading, writing, and working on creative projects are ideal outlets. A Pisces Moon is sensitive, emotional, intuitive, and it is a good time to develop psychic abilities, write a haunting poem, and listen to moving music. The twelfth sign is extremely caring and compassionate, so its energies tend to be more empathetic and understanding.
The Pisces Moon is also mysterious, strange, difficult to understand, and things can get distorted, blurred and misleading. However, it can unlock our perception of reality, and if we can imagine descending deep into the seawaters, eventually we will reach a point where no light can penetrate any further as we enter the subterranean, dark ocean. The Piscean Moon processes many of our emotions that we do not wish to experience or think about in our awareness, and in the deep, inky reaches of our soul we may bring it back upwards and find the pieces of ourselves that have been lost, denied, and forgotten about.
We may be swimming in the ocean of the unconsciousness and realize that we have swum too far out. If we try to struggle to swim against the current we may wear ourselves out and increase our chance of drowning. The Ocean, like our emotions, can be gentle or rough; we may see tidal waves, indicating that we are feeling overwhelmed, and need to protect ourselves from depressing emotions and energies floating in the sea.
The ocean is a symbol of enormity and knows no limits. Pisces is associated with the boundless, sometimes non-existent self-boundaries. Poor boundary making is not having the capacity to say "no" when it is not in our best desire, like taking a friend’s phone call when we are too tired to talk. The Piscean, rather than set a clear boundary will just avoid hurting people. Some Pisces people need to stop apologizing and submitting to others feelings of hurt and anger. Boundaries are an essential foundation of our identity (Aries), they give us a clear sense of where “who I am” begins and ends.
The Bluest Moon is as endless as she is deep, but has a tendency to mirror and reflect the feelings of others, and holds the key to understanding empathy – our capacity to share the feelings. Pisces waters reflect and understand our unlived dreams and longings, and is also exceptionally skilful in the art of imitation. This is something young children are very gifted at, and is crucial in understanding the intentions and meanings of other people as expressed through non-verbal communication.
The Pisces Moon represents the shedding of tears and feeling intensely sorry, and can feel drained by the energy of others. A Full Moon in Pisces will bring up all sorts of themes along the lines of sacrifice, playing the victim or saviour, and healing. Pisces is about the things that feed our souls: poetry, music, creativity, and using their vivid imagination. Pisces is prone to being uninterested in mundane things, material possessions, work and routine. The Piscean needs to feel inspired, and when they don't have any heart to put into their normal routines an emptiness inside overtakes.
Pisces needs to feel her work has meaning, and a soulless routine makes her look sad, dreary and depressed, a lot like the soul has been sucked right out of the body. A routine that is empty, feels mechanical, or worn and needs to be avoided under the Pisces Full Moon, and we need to find something to feel inspired by, that lifts us out of the mundane and into the world of feeling, visions and dreams.