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.


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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.



Posted in Moon Tracker.

christina rai is an astrologer working in Winnipeg. She is a member of the Manitoba Astrology Association

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