• Full Moon in VirgoFULL MOON IN VIRGO 7 MARCH 2023

    Don’t get too wrapped up in the details…

    This Full Moon will occur at 16°40’ Virgo (antiscion 13°20’ Aries).

    Moon’s dispositor Mercury entered the sign of Pisces only 5 days ago and Saturn will change signs to enter Pisces less than an hour after this Full Moon.

    While the Elements in this lunation are well-balanced, there is a heavy Mutable emphasis denoting restlessness and the desire to rush into the “what’s next” regardless.

    Mercury, dispositor of this detail-oriented Moon and in the early degrees of sign of Pisces, has just entered combustion as well as being in detriment and fall. Hardly a good cheerleader for this meticulous Moon. Sun is also approaching a conjunction to Neptune which will further deny clarity.

    The Moon-Sun-Neptune opposition forms a Mutable T-square formation with an OOB Mars apex in Gemini. With the exception of Neptune, the entire formation consists of peregrine planets (having no essential dignity) in a very dynamic aspect and Mars itself, being OOB, is very unpredictable and out of control scattering this mental energy in impossible schemes, tactics and scenarios blurred furthermore by the Sun’s proximity to Neptune. This of course could lead to reckless decisions taken on the spur of the moment without thinking them out beforehand as well as a total mental burnout for the less psychologically resilient. The separating trine aspect between Moon and Uranus could also fan the flames of any discord and lead to further irrationality.

    Both Saturn and Pluto are on the “all-or-nothing” anaretic degree of their respective signs before exiting them. A final attempt to leave their mark in an indelible way as the future obliges them to move on.

    My advice therefore is to keep calm and not act rashly even though some events around the days of the lunation could really aggravate you but they could also be very different to how you see them at this moment.

    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 of our life 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 (13-19° 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 respect the physical body and thus fitness regimes and diet which are involved in the healthy functioning of our bodies. 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.

    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. On this Full Moon he suggests that we 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 17° Virgo: “A volcanic eruption.” Indicating the explosive energy of long-repressed contents of the subconscious.

    For 14° Aries: “A serpent coiling near a man and a woman.” Indicating the identification in a bipolar relationship with the impersonal rhythm of natural energy.

    “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 59, 161, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

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