Full Moon in Virgo
March 1, 2018
The Full Moon will reach its peak on March 1, 2018, at 5:51pm MST and will be at 11 degrees, 23 minutes of Virgo. When we look up into the night sky and witness the intense beauty of a Full Moon, we are seeing the reflection of the light of the Sun, which illuminates the Moon. The Sun and the Moon are both needed for the Full Moon to exist and they are always in opposition to each other in exact astrological degree.
The Full Moon is the time of the lunar cycle where emotions and events can come to a head. Where we are brought face to face with things within ourselves that need scrutiny as well as people or situations that require our thoughtful attention and decisions. A time when we can come to a realization that needs our attention.
Virgo is an earth sign, practical, analytical, with an attention to detail and an orientation to excellence and being of service. This sets Virgo up for the need to be perfect. This is the lower vibration of Virgo and usually leads to feelings of inadequacy or guilt. Virgo is happiest and in its best natural form when developing something personally meaningful, getting really good at it, and then bringing it to others in some way. In the now, focused on being useful and improving life around them.
This current polarity is with the Sun in Pisces and the Moon in Virgo representing the balance between our connection to spirit and our connection to the physical world. Pisces is a water sign; dreamy, compassionate, intuitive and open, naturally seeking higher levels of consciousness and connection to all that is. Pisces energy is so open to the energy of their environment that it can be difficult to navigate the outer physical world. Lack of focus and escapism are shadow expressions of Pisces and meditation, prayer, solitude are very helpful practices.
Adding to this sensitive energy are 4 more planets all in Pisces, lined up with the Sun. Neptune which rules Pisces, is the planet of consciousness, the observance of self, beyond ego. In its own sign, Neptune in Pisces magnifies this energy. Mercury the planet of communication and perception, rules Virgo and is in a tight conjunction with Venus in Pisces. Divine love, inspired ideas and dreams guide us and are the spiritual substance that we create reality from. Chiron in Pisces offers the healing that is possible when we open up to and embrace our own grace and sacredness.
When we are inspired and guided by heartfelt intuition it is expressed through the body, in our everyday life. This Moon brings a wealth of divine motivation that can materialize in the physical world. This can look like so many things. A creative vision taking form, or an inner sense that we need to address something within our lives, our health, our personal relationships and environment, to the development and application of an idea that charitably serves the needs of others in a practical manner.
Transiting Saturn in Capricorn making a trine to the Full Moon in Virgo reminds us that to realize our higher visions and inspirations, we need to be serious about our intent with a functional plan, discipline and commitment.
Discernment is Virgo’s friend and yours as you navigate this Moon time. Remember that it can be all too easy to see only what is wrong and stop there. Be aware of the potential of damaging criticism of yourself or others. This is the shadow of Virgo. The high expression of Virgo and the message of this Full Moon is to realize our ability to capably take care of what needs help, repair or refinement. That when we open our heart and share our feelings with the desire to deepen understanding, we can strengthen bonds and heal hurts. Create some to quiet time to become clear about your intentions. With commitment and a well-planned strategy, activation feels on point.
This Moon is calling us to open our hearts and minds to what is right now. When we open our hearts and minds to our Higher Source we create, we work, and we develop more of our skills and gifts from a place of Love. May inspiration and gratitude feed your ability to be present in the moment and to enjoy the richness, the beauty and purpose of your every day.
If you are interested in knowing where this Full Moon in Virgo occurs in your personal birthchart, please send me your birth information. I need mm/dd/yyyy, time of birth am/pm (as exact as possible, birth certificate is best), and city and state of birth.
Be Well ~ Be Love