As we turn the page and welcome a new month, the sun and moon are again facing each other, letting us kick of March with the magical energy of a full moon in 11° Virgo.
And hosting not only the last full moon of the astrological year, but also the first, on March 31st, when the sun has entered headstrong Aries, and we start the journey around the wheel of the zodiac once more, March can indeed turn out to be a magical turning point in our lives.
But first things first. A full moon in the earthy and rational sign of Virgo brings with it an air of structure and neatness. Virgo needs to feel needed, and thrives best when she can be of service, and with this goddess being the ruler of the zodiac’s 6th house of health and service, grab the oportunity under this full moon to do some personal inventory as well. Start by checking in with yourself as well as your loved ones, then make a plan (A good plan is indeed the key to a Virgo’s ♡ ) as to how you can be of service to the world and take care of yourself at the same time.
Virgo or not, this full moon is not only structure and neathness though. Opposing the sun in emotional and watery Pisces, the energy of the full moon brings with it a feeling of distortion and confusion. And however grounded and structured Virgo may be, when forced to face the sun transitioning fluid, irrational Pisces, the energy surrounding us at this time may feel far from peaceful and grounded, and closer to an internal war zone between our head and our heart.
Virgo likes to have her barriers up. In Pisces our guard is down. This water sign leave us feeling soft and malleable. Fluid and changeable. And utterly ruled by our emotions. This is not an easy task to handle for a structured Virgo who prefer everything in order, in it’s right place, at all times. Virgo simply doesn’t know what to do with it. It’s like trying to grasp water with a strainer or controlling the tides of the ocean, which needless to say makes Virgo feel both anxious and overwhelmed.
To top it up and add to the confusion, the Pisces sun is conjunct it’s ruler, Neptune, adding an extra dose of foggyness to the deceptive planetary juju. The opposition of the full moon vs Neptune can quickly become a slippery slope, reflecting only what we – or our Ego – want to see.
On a positive note, if you can find the means to not get carried away by this maelstrom, you have the opportunity to really ground yourself here on planet earth, drawing on the practical earth sign of Virgo, as well as a more helpful trine between the full moon and structured, slow moving, Saturn in Capricorn.
We too often get carried away reaching for the stars when what we really need is to slow down. We seem to think that all the answers are ‘out there’, when the truth is that intuition comes from rooting down and feeling grounded, NOT from ‘flying high’. That flying is more often than not the root of the confusion in our lives.
So, if you can manage to ground yourself properly, the influence from Neptune in Pisces may actually strengthen your intuition, and even bring a couple of insights and missing pieces to the table. Virgo’s practicality and Saturns rock steady patience and emotional strength can help you to stay put when emotional tidal waves hits you, and help you sort confusion and delusion from true universal guidance. But be patient with yourself as you go. We often grasp for answers we are not supposed to have yet, and Saturn is a reminder that we are indeed allowed to take it slow. Slow and steady wins the race as they say. There is simply no need – at least not at this time – to resolve everything at once. If you feel lost and confused, all you need to do is stop, breathe and touch base with your roots again. Remind yourself that this too shall pass.
Use the energies wisely, though. The moon’s trine to Saturn is not as strong as its opposition to Neptune, so if something doesn’t feel 100% right, wait until these deceptive energies have mellowed before you make your move.
On a positive note, the dept of Neptune in Pisces, can help us to add some water to Virgo earth that is cracked and dry. In other words, if you feel that you have run dry, you can draw on the water element to help you soften. Remind yourself that you don’t need to hold it together any longer. You are allowed to let go once in a while. Surrender, and gently let the water carry you into the depths of your soul.
And even if perfectionistic Virgo may be scared to surrender the barriers and flaunt her flaws to the world, this full moon has come to let us know it’s time to give the head a rest, and let the moon do her healing magic. She might not look like it, but Virgo is also a courageous soul-warrior, making this full moon a wonderful time for self-healing. Let yourself soften, draw on the strength of powerful Virgo’s divine feminine powers, and dive into your heart’s intelligence instead.
Sort out everything in your life that isn’t serving your highest good. What you are filling your days with? Your life? Detoxify on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level, and give your everyday a good scrub, only keeping what is serving you. Tap into the transformative powers of this strong goddess, knowing that your true strength and power come from your heart center. Practice self love, and be patient with yourself as you restore and heal what may be broken. Trust that whatever is coming up for you around this full moon are the areas in your life that truly needs healing, and let your intuition guide you toward the perfect solution, knowing that if you just dare to trust your souls soft guiding, you are indeed capable of amazing things.
March first full moon is also working in tandem with February’s recent eclipses. The energy around full moons, as well as eclipses, are about releasing unresolved business and what no longer serves us, and the last full moon of the astrological year is a good one at that.
And even though this structured Virgo full moon may urge you to try to create order out of the chaos that may have followed you in the aftermath of February’s messy eclipses, see if you can find it in you to trust that whatever ended around that time was MENT to end, and also that whatever came up for you in terms of new beginnings (yay!) will continue to simmer until the next eclipse season comes around in the fall.
If you feel a bit lost and confused, and that life most of the time feels like a test you didn’t study for (I feel you), know that this is normal. Remind yourself that you didn’t come here to this earth to nail it. You didn’t come here for perfection. Or to have the perfect house/job/partner/dog/fill-in-the-blank. Not even the Virgos ♡. No, you came here to try, fail and get back up again. You came her to be human. You came here for the story, and good stories are for sure made outside of the comfort zone. So if you feel like you are struggling from time to time – great! That means you’re trying. It means you’re learning. And it means you’re growing. Celebrate that!
But most of all remeber to listen. Because life shouldn’t have to be a fight. It only becomes like that when we cling to that which is not ment for us. So if you feel like you’re constantly battling upstreem, you’re probably headed in the wrong direction.
Now is the time to stop resisting and start to surrender. Now is the time to let go of your Ego, of your fears of failure, and start to trust. If you take time to listen, this full moon will be guiding you along where you need go before you know it.
Simply set an intention to be guided, then surrender yourself to the magnificent wisdom of mother moon. If you learn to see to what the universe is trying to show you, instead of running on autopilot, you will save yourself from yet another detour.
So for now, just breathe and sit in stillness, and honoring that quiet voice within. After all, you need to be quiet to hear your souls wisper.
Full Moon blessings ♡