• “If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention.”  Tom Peters

    There will be a Full Moon at 11°23’ of the sign of Virgo on March 2nd. Virgo is a mutable Earth sign ruled by Mercury.

    This Full Moon could thus be a good moment to step-up the ways that aid our emotional well-being especially since it’s opposite a tight Sun-Neptune conjunction which could make us feel clueless about who we really are as our emotions follow suit and enhance sensations of inadequacy or confusion about what we’re really receiving and perceiving and from whom.

    At this Full Moon, Jupiter, ruler of the Sun, is in Scorpio and Mercury, ruler of the Moon and tightly conjunct Venus, is in Pisces and they are in a trine aspect to each other. Big ideas and hunches may be a dream come true, or not so. It is however the right time to talk about your deepest feelings and fantasies, especially where romance is involved but rather less beneficial for dealing with financial matters where a more solid thinking structure is needed.

    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.

    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 (10-14° of the mutable signs: Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces and Gemini), it also depends on the houses involved in your individual chart.

    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.

    In Pagan Traditions this Moon is known as the

    “Sap or Worm Moon”

    because sap rises in March but the ground also softens during this month, and worms begin to burrow out of the ground, thus the name worm moon. This is a good time for healing magic. Think of the sap as the blood running through your veins carrying health and healing.

    The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 12° Virgo: “After the wedding, the groom snatches the veil away from his bride.” Indicating the penetrating and unveiling power of the trained mind.

    For the Sun at 12° Pisces: “In the sanctuary of an occult brotherhood, newly initiated members are being examined and their character tested.” Indicating The ever-repeated challenge presented to the individual by the group in which he has claimed acceptance – the challenge to prove himself and his ability to assume responsibility effectively.

    “We often confuse what we wish for with what is.” Neil Gaiman

    Which area of your chart is this Full Moon illuminating?



    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 158, 275, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA

    Thomas’s Old Farmers’ Almanac – circa 1792, https://www.paganspath.com/magik/moonnames.htm accessed on 7th February 2017

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