Full Moon in Virgo, March 1, 2018 @6:52 pm

Virgo Full Moon, March 1, 2018 @ 6:52 pm

 

Lunations can follow a regular pattern with a New Moon culminating in a Full Moon, usually along the same zodiacal axis. However, at this particular moment in time, the Full Moon following the immediately preceding New Moon, falls in the axis that is one over. So, on Feb 15, we had an Aquarius New Moon (partial eclipse) and now, as the Sun moves through Pisces, we enter the light of the Full Moon in Virgo.

Aquarius energy provides us with all sorts of stimulation and inspiration. It urges us to step outside the boundaries of our comfort zones and look intently into the far future with hopefulness and aspiration. The shadow side of this electric energy (think lightning bolt) can illuminate those parts of our inner psyche that are fractured, wounded or simply disconnected. Soul fragmentation and the subsequent soul retrieval is brilliantly demonstrated by the sometime jagged Aquarian edges that find their way into our souls. By using out of the box methods, we can begin the process of assimilation and integration. And, honestly, all of us, no matter how grounded we might think that we are, have some healing work to do.

Virgo, that down to earth, practical and functional energy is all about integration, healing, synthesis, application. Yes, the shadow side of this energy can be overly anal, critical and unforgiving but used appropriately, it is one of the most productive and efficient energies that we can access. At the highest of levels, this is the energy of the HEALER, she who makes things whole. A strongly ‘virgo’ person is an absolute must if there is a project underway. They will organize, manage, run interference and generally carry all the anxiety if given the opportunity. Creativity is brought to fruition through the process of Virgo application.

So, after all of the potential ‘dreaming’ that may have occurred in the embrace of the New Moon, along with anything that needed to be released (the eclipse vibration), this Virgo full Moon says—‘ok DUDE, work…’

Everyone has Virgo somewhere in their psyche. It is that part of personal self that is under the strong light of the Full Moon with this lunation. If you know the structure of your own personal mandala (horoscope), then you can give some thought as to what, exactly, is being brought out into its fullness at this point in time.

But, back to the general impact of it all…Take those ideas and run with them. Create a plan of action that will actually produce results. Good intentions go nowhere if not supported by careful and strategic planning. I want to lose weight, you say, after I eat this black forest cake. Well, how’s that working for you? Intention must be immediately and emphatically reinforced with forward movement based on thoughtful assessment of the situation. Virgo provides the impetus for this in spades. To continue with the cake analogy, Virgo will ensure that no cake is purchased or baked. Worst case scenario, that it goes promptly into the recycle trough if it is lurking around in your refrigerator.

The focus on value assessment continues with this Full Moon. We have Mercury and Venus closely conjunct in Pisces, reminding us that for any value to be lasting and useful, it must somehow reflect our spiritual nature, whatever that may be. The more closely we align our core values to positive spiritual viewpoints, the more likely will it be that we gain true satisfaction as we pursue our goals. As the princess said to Han Solo, “If it’s money that you love, then it’s money that you will receive.” Our current reality construct certainly proves that to be true. Humans are driven by that powerful force, GREED, rather than by a feeling of brotherhood, compassion and communion. Pisces energy reminds us that we are merely passing through this earthly place, temporarily taking on a physical form, and that the real life is something far more than what we can perceive with our limited 5 senses. Venus in Pisces, especially, urges us to give freely and to take sparsely.

There is a truly beautiful alignment between Venus and Jupiter that is sparked and amplified by yet another alignment to Mars. If we set our sites high, if we reach for the stars, we can at least somewhat jump over the moon.

The key concept with this Full Moon is all about how to make that dream take form. It’s the combination of the soaring imagination and the down to earth tool kit full of useful items that can help those ideas to be born. So, dream a little longer, dream baby, and then roll up those sleeves and get busy.

 

The Sabian Symbols are:

A BRIDE WITH HER VEIL SNATCHED AWAY

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AN EXAMINATION OF INITIATES

 

There is certainly a lingering resonance here of the eclipse at the New Moon. With the Full Moon now following, whatever is uncovered is able to be seen in its entirety. The elements of any situation are now exposed and it is up to each of us to take action accordingly. If we suddenly sense that a change of direction is needed, can we muster up the necessary oomph to take that action? Virgo is nothing if not totally realistic in its approach to life. With this energy its about facing facts and then creating corresponding strategies to deal with those facts. No more denial, repression or avoidance. In Virgo, we joyfully call a spade a spade, not a garden ornament in the making.

And, as we face reality, uncover the truth and generally get down to brass tacks, we scrutinize ourselves in the process. We test ourselves to stay aligned to hard won principles. We keep refining our inner moral compass while not imposing our belief system on anyone but ourselves. We strive for authenticity and ‘trueness’, each one according to her own criteria. Its called being human in a fully conscious and engaged fashion. Each person we greet is a potential teacher. Each situation we find ourselves in is a potential refiner of action. It is not about what we should have done after the fact. Rather, it is about what we choose to do in each unfolding moment.

Ain’t it grand to be alive?

 

Moon Meditation

I apply myself to all that I do with a wholesome heart, a peaceful mind and a willing spirit.

 

CRW2018

NEW MOON IN AQUARIUS

New Moon in Aquarius, Feb 15, 2018 @ 3:06 pm

 

Susan Weed, Master Herbalist and Wise Woman Shaman says:

 “The dark months are a time of rest and RENEWAL, not a time of high energy. The fairies return to their underground homes at Halloween and return above ground on May Day. GIVE IN to the slower pace of the winter. EXPECT LESS of yourself; ENJOY MORE time in bed. STOP FIGHTING the dark. LET IT BE deep and NOURISHING.

The renewal that she refers to is now drawing to an end. It is the beginning of a whole new cycle of possibility and promise. Though we will not immediately jump into summery action, we can begin to lay the foundation for that season with this NEW MOON, happily seeding in the electric energy of Aquarius.

It’s a good time to shake the sleepiness off just a little bit and imagine our prospects.  First, we dream. Then we imagine how we can make that dream come true. Finally, we begin the work of building that imagined dream into reality. Aquarius is the energy of possibility times ten. Just think of all your Aquarius friends. They are just a wee bit more crazy than the rest of us and their craziness challenges the status quo, demands that boundaries be crossed, invites us all into an adventure of creativity and exploration. At the highest of levels, this is the energy of the future, of what could be, rather than what is. Without it, we would all still be looking for that tool, trying to invent the wheel and generally keeping to our caves.

On a personal level, when Aquarius is featured, as with this upcoming New Moon, we can suspend our disbelief and open the doors of perception so that what is only possible can sometimes take on a concrete form. Be inventive. Be bold. Be preposterous. And why not? Be a little dangerous!

The energy of Uranus in Aries flows into this lunation like a supercharged electric wave, lending support to the imagining process while Jupiter in Scorpio demands that we set a high bar for ourselves and remove the limitations that only exist in our minds. When the heart is open, the spirit soars.

The call to action with this new cycle is one of self-expression in whatever form that presents itself in OUR INDIVIDUAL lives. Artistry is not limited to any one discipline. Artfulness can be associated with anything. It is skillfulness, cleverness, imagination as applied to any undertaking. So, whatever you are engaged in or hope to be engaged in, do it boldly and with artfulness. Dream yourself into the possibility of all that you could imagine yourself to be. Start making your plans for the ‘big change-up/wake-up’. We live in restless and unpredictable times; sometimes, even, uncertain times, so we must be ahead of the curve, always looking to alternatives and never allowing ourselves to get overly attached to any particular way of being. Let’s all commit ourselves to the ongoing process of REINVENTION. After all, that is the ultimate invitation that soul force gives us—grow, evolve, illuminate yourself in this age of darkness.

If you study astrology, locate the degree of this lunation—27/28 Aquarius in your own chart and follow the energy lines around the wheel. Does this degree touch any of your own placements? In what house of your own chart does this lunation fall? Whichever house it is, consider how you can make a fresh and even revolutionary change in that area of life. As an example, let’s say it falls in your first house?  Well, you are anyway an unusual sort of person and you will absolutely benefit from introducing some edgy elements into your life. A truly radical diet? A commitment to approaching relationship differently (if this is needed)? A shift in your lifestyle? Apply the same kind of thinking to whatever house is featured. This is the most practical way to deal with transiting energy. And always, no matter what else, keep your spiritual eyes fixed firmly on the prize of a more vital, a more lively connection to the divine (Mars in Sag square Neptune in Pisces.) When active energy is funneled into spirituality rather than material reality, the self expands rather than contracts. Conversely, if spiritual motivations are not part of the active impulse, thoughts can get muddled, reasoning can be incomplete and any action taken can come to naught.

The energy of Aquarius gives us permission to dream preposterous dreams, to imagine impossible outcomes, to go where we have never been and bring back messages from those distant and unseen places so that our community of choice can shift, change and grow. Very exciting.

The Sabian Symbols for this lunation are:

A TREE FELLED AND SAWED

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MANY LITTLE BIRDS ON THE LIMB OF A LARGE TREE

Trees are the most magical beings on the planet. Many of them live through countless ages and bear witness to the human dramedy. They do not resist, nor do they assert. It is up to us to protect and sustain them, to live harmoniously with them. We are at a critical time in our collective evolution. The choices that we, as a collective make, right now, right here, will be the foundation of our collective future. We must be diligent in ‘dreaming’ ourselves into a reality that is balanced between conservation and appropriate resource management. Every choice results in a karma that we, as a collective absolutely will deal with. We are, all of us, like those little birds gathered together on that large tree. It is one earth that we share and never before in recent human history has this been so clear. One earth. One soul. One voice. We must all come together and discover that ONE SONG so that we create harmony and not discord. Blessed Be thee and me.

 

 

Thought for this lunation:

I am the world and the world is within me.

 

 

 

Poem

Beautiful dreamer

I want to find you

Dancing in the mists

Singing in the shadows

Of the great trees of myth and memory

I want to kiss your shining face and hold you in my arms

And dream along with you forever and ever

amen

 

CRW2018