The first Full Moon of March (yes, we have two Full Moons this month!) happens Thursday, March 1st at 11° Virgo.
Although Virgo is not necessarily the most romantic sign of the zodiac, this particular Full Moon is all about love. That’s because the Moon is opposite Neptune, the planet of higher love and ideals, and because the ruler of the Full Moon, Mercury, is conjunct Venus, the goddess of love and beauty.
Venus and Mercury form a beautiful trine to Jupiter. When Venus and Jupiter, the most auspicious planets come together to form a positive aspect, the world finally becomes a better place to live in.
Right now we also have a stellium of planets in Pisces, the most sensitive and psychic sign of the zodiac.
All these configurations promise a rare Full Moon, infused with the frequencies of love, connection and compassion. Even if you are not in a romantic relationship, even if now, love in any form is missing from your life, you will become more sensitive to these vibrations. You can literally feel that love is all around, if you allow yourself to swim in its wavy waters:
“I feel it in my fingers/
I feel it in my toes/
The love that’s all around me/
And so the feeling grows/
It’s written on the wind/
It’s everywhere I go”
Fortunately, the Full Moon won’t be only about dreaming about love and hiding away from a ‘less ideal’ reality. The Moon will also make a practical trine to Saturn, making sure we keep reality in check.
And let’s not forget that the Full Moon is in Virgo, and we all know that Virgo is responsible, practical and likes to get the work done before play.
Virgo’s love is dependable. For a Virgo, love is not only about butterflies in the stomach. Virgo takes care for the object of its love.
“You know I love you, I always will/
My mind’s made up by the way that I feel/
There’s no beginning, there’ll be no end/
‘Cause on my love you can depend”
Virgo / Pisces is one of the two mutable axis (the other one is Gemini / Sagittarius). Mutable signs are the most flexible and perceptive signs of the zodiac. No other sign can adjust to new circumstances better than mutable signs do!
While Gemini and Sagittarius represent the Yang Mutable axis (this means they prefer to initiate change), Virgo ans Pisces represent the Yin mutable axis, which means they prefer to respond and adapt to change.
Virgo will adapt by finding practical ways to get around circumstances, and Pisces will adapt to them, by tuning into their emotions. Even if Virgo and Pisces moan and complain, no matter how tough life gets, they are better equipped than other signs to not only survive, but also to thrive in adversity.
Thankfully, there is nothing negative for anyone to adjust to this time. Ironically, sometimes what we need to adjust to, is the Good. And adjusting to the Good can be just as difficult as adjusting to the Bad.
If good things start happening to you and you find yourself asking “Is this too good to be true?” just be aware that this might be your natural resistance to change. Especially if you have a lot of fixed energy in your chart, you might find it difficult to relax and believe that some things are indeed good for you.
Pisces is ruled by Neptune and Jupiter – Neptune is about our highest ideals and dreams, and Jupiter is about keeping the faith. Sometimes all you need to do is BELIEVE – believe that life is good, believe that you can have a little bit of magic in your life, believe that miracles are possible.
Triggered by the Moon, the stellium in Pisces becomes the central stage of manifestation of this powerful lunation. Right now there are 5 planets in Pisces. We have the Sun, our individual consciousness. Next to the Sun sits Neptune, our longing to merge with something larger than ourselves.
Next comes Mercury, which represents our mind, how we – rationally – make sense of what is going on around us. Closely by sits Venus, which represents how we relate to others.
Last but not least, we have Chiron which represents our DNA – our gifts, as well as our wounds. These wounds and gifts have been passed down to us from generation to generation to be transcended, so that we – and what we leave behind – can become an even greater masterpiece, and achieve our highest potential possible.
On the other side of the Pisces stellium, the Moon in Virgo will act like a bridge, bringing together the rarefied realm of higher consciousness (Pisces) with the abiding possibilities of nature (Virgo).
And just like the Virgo Moon makes the impossible possible, turns the immaterial into material, creates concrete results out of mere ethereal ideas, right now, you can bring a little bit of Heaven on Earth. Or even better, you can look for and recognize that a little bit of Heaven is already in everyone and everything around you.
“Love breaks down borders; it would even bridge the border between
heaven and earth that God may see our face in consecration.
So what gap now is so wide that love cannot bridge?
For it is not one which heaven has erected,
But it arises from a lack of understanding of the power of love, and
it is one’s understanding of love that needs to be perfected”
The sabian symbol of the Full Moon in Virgo is “A bride with her veil snatched away” symbolizing full disclosure of what has been kept secret, as well as full appreciation of beauty and purity.
After the wedding ceremony, the groom lifts the veil to symbolically consummate the marriage. Nature resists only to be subdued by the power that transcends her, and while being transcended, nature becomes mystery and spirit in action.
Ultimately, the Full Moon in Virgo will ask us to pierce through the veil, and see the beauty that has always been there for us, waiting to be unveiled, waiting to be appreciated, waiting to be consumed.
You can find other 2018 full moon blog pages on the New and Full Moons 2018 page.