An anxiety-ridden Moon

    The Full Moon will occur at 27°40’ Virgo (antiscion 2°20’ Aries).

    Another lunation with no Fire element and only Pluto in a Cardinal sign. We may have plans to move ahead but it seems that we have no mojo left to actually get things moving. Except for the Moon all the other planets are closed in between the lunar nodal axis, we (the people) are actually looking to them (our governments) to sort matters out since they are the ones who have our destiny in their hands. A Virgo Moon tends to be very critical and wants things to be done in a correct manner. Moon is trine Pluto this should actually make getting to the bottom of events much easier if we don’t become too obsessed with having our own way.

    Mercury, Moon’s dispositor, is moving towards a conjunction with Jupiter and Neptune, nothing is clear and fake news are ever rampant. Moon is asking for clarity as she opposes the Pisces stellium but has little power to enforce herself.

    Mercury is weak in Pisces (fall and detriment) and is separating from a sextile to Uranus. In the days preceding the Full Moon there may be a proposal for peace (Pisces) plans that are totally out-of-the-box (Uranus) especially with Jupiter approaching its upcoming conjunction to Neptune in Pisces (give peace a chance or unreality and atrocities (Jupiter-Neptune no boundaries or limits) could reach a totally new level of awareness).

    Mars (war) parallel by declination to the South Node (a great effort is needed to tame aggression) and Venus (peace) parallel to Saturn and c/parallel to Uranus are both applying a square to Uranus, something unexpected needs to happen in order for positive humanitarian (Aquarius) change to be brought about and this something could really shake us to our foundations (Uranus in Taurus).

    The lunation chart has 4 planets ruled by Saturn (Pluto, Mars, Venus and Saturn) and 4 ruled by Jupiter (Mercury, Jupiter, Neptune and Sun) highlighting the importance of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction (December 2020) which was activated on the 6th March by the Venus-Mars conjunction at 0° Aquarius.

    Full Moons are also known to be times when things climax, when we decide that enough is enough for certain aspects of our life because we avert an intensified conflict between two major areas and we need to find a way to honour both. They shine a light on the area that is “hidden” and in this case, in traditional astrology, all matters concerning the 6th house and the sign of Virgo. This is certainly more evident when the Full Moon closely aspects any personal planets or angles in your chart (24-30° of the mutable signs: Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces and Gemini), it also depends on the houses involved in your individual chart.

    The house axis in traditional astrology which is involved in this Full Moon is the 6th – 12th one, Virgo-Pisces; intellect vs intuition, effort vs surrender, judgement vs compassion etc.

    Virgo and the 6th house, in modern astrology, respect the physical body and thus fitness regimes and diets which are involved in the healthy functioning of our bodies, it also includes our daily routine and work. Its shadow side however tends to treat the body as a slave, pushing it to its physical limits until injury or illness force us to pay attention. Virgo is very discriminating and delights in helping people, its shadow part tends to judge and falls into servitude by keeping itself over-occupied in the hope of escaping feelings of powerlessness and loneliness. In traditional astrology however the 6th house represents any person “who serves us” such as people who work in our homes including craftsmen, it also represents ill-health and unpleasantness among other things.

    This Full Moon could thus be a good moment to step-up the ways that aid our emotional well-being.

    In his book “Moon Phase Astrology”, author Raven Kaldera calls this Virgo Moon phase the “Spinner’s Moon” – he or she who spins the thread of life for each and every one of us. He suggests we use this time to count our web of obligations, whom we owe, who owes us and how we feel about these obligations. And, moreover, who will be there to catch us should we fall? For him, this is also a good time to render service to others in a selfless way.

    The Sabian symbol for 28° Virgo: “A bald-headed man who has seized power.” Indicating the sheer power of personality in times that call for decision.

    For the antiscion at 3° Aries: “The cameo profile of a man, suggesting the shape of his country.” Indicating the sustaining power of the Whole, as the individual identifies himself with Its life.

    “There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept” Ansel Adams


    Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 207-209, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA

    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. pp 51, 168, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

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