Our last Full Moon of the Solar year is on March 18th at 12:17 AM PST. It is in the sign of Virgo at 27 degrees 40 minutes. The Sun is stationed at 17 degrees Pisces 40 minutes. This opposition is a perfectly timed event, right before the Spring Equinox; as it is time to “clean house” before our new year. And with the Moon in Virgo, we automatically are driven to do this.
Virgo is a Mutable Earth sign. Mutable signs, such as Pisces and Virgo, occur in the last month of a season. These signs are adaptable and display aspects of the season ending and the one beginning. Virgo is an Earth sign; very grounded in practical matters. This sign represents the harvest, and reaping the rewards of hard work. The Earth element brings a concern for our planet and Virgos are very good with caring for the world; conscious about cause and effect, and taking responsibility for their actions. They love nature and the outdoors. This energy is grounded in conservation and usefulness.
The ruling planet for Virgo is Mercury, the messenger. Mercury brings a mental quality to this Earth sign. Virgoan people are very analytical, seeing the details of any given situation. But at times they miss the emotion altogether and dwell in their critical thinking, both about themselves and others.
The symbol for Virgo is the Virgin. Virgin’s are pure and right; Virgo’s strive to be perfect. The symbol also encompasses fertility and the process one must undertake to bear fruit, in the field and at home. To strive for the best use of Virgo’s energy would be to investigate thoroughly whatever it is that needs research. To leave no stone unturned in the effort to learn. Virgo’s are all about work and health, and both are their responsibility to master. They need to resist pettiness and over critical thinking, and remember service and striving for the best.
The Virgo/Pisces axis is about health in body, mind and soul. It is time to heal our wounds from this last year and see the future in a methodical way. We have seen what works, and what hasn’t, in our quest for self improvement. We have been inundated with so much information to sort through from the world suffering through illness, discord, politics, supply chain lack, on and on. We have been overwhelmed with heartfelt images and reports that in our Pisces month has hit hard; it is after all one of the most sensitive signs we have. It’s like being dragged behind a truck, feeling all the pain and not knowing what we can do about it. But, thank goodness, the Virgo Full Moon is here to set us straight!
Let's break down how we have been affected, and then sit in a neutral place and look at it through the Virgoan eyes. The Full Moon is here to alert us as to what still needs cleaning up. We are each individuals with different lives, and depending on where you are, the firehose has been on high. Cities have been affected differently than rural areas, transiting workers have been hit hard in ways those working at home have not. Getting supplies and food has been difficult for most of the world with varying degrees. Let’s face it, it’s been an awful time for everyone from children to the elderly. And yet, we can see a dim light at the end of this tunnel. So now is the time to ready ourselves for the New Year coming on March 20th, by finishing out this year with a clear mind and a practical plan to move ahead.
This Full Moon will assist us in tallying up what is left to be done. This analytical Moon is determined to show us the way, through detaching ourselves from our emotional pain, and encouraging us to write down our intentions. This ideomotor activity brings thoughts through our crown chakra, down to our hands to record what we receive. The act of channeling or meditating to get answers takes us to that neutral place of wisdom, free from the grip of fear. Here we find practical solutions to help us grow and thrive in the coming year.
The Full Moon is opposite the Sun, and also Neptune at 23 degrees Pisces. This makes it difficult to be pragmatic, as Neptune can cloud our minds with illusions that paralyze us and keep us stuck in confusion. Or, it can elevate our emotions to compassion and forgiveness, for ourselves and others. The Moon is also trine Pluto stationed at 28 degrees Capricorn. This team inspires an attraction to the mysterious, the unknown, and to dangerous and/or challenging experiences which draw on all our inner resources. It will assist us in handling an emotional crisis, as it instills an interest in finding the deep roots of emotional problems, and how to cure them. This will bring us real closeness and intimacy with others, without barriers or secrets.
So let’s keep it simple. Direct your attention to any pain, issue,confusion, disagreement, misunderstanding that you may have struggled through this last year and lay it on the table. Look at it with dispassionate eyes, as if you are helping a friend figure out how to go about improving this situation. See the pros and cons of your plan, and settle on the correct course. Then, when the Sun moves into Aries the fire is lit and action becomes second nature. Where things have been so emotional, then the energy changes and supports decisive action!
That dim light is getting brighter and brighter with every step of self improvement you take, as we can change our world, one step at a time.
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