Hello lovely ones and happy nearly Full Moon in Virgo!
This Full Moon takes place at 4.51pm PT on Thursday March 1st 2018 (adjust for your timezone) and falls at 11 degrees of Virgo.
You can check online as to exactly where this Full Moon falls in your chart but as a general guide I set out at the bottom of this post a Soulstrology Zodiac guide to the life areas ruled by Virgo for each sign.
Remember to read for both your sun and rising sign to see which life areas are being illuminated by this Full Moon.
Onwards to the Soulstrology theme of trusting in the bigger picture for this Full Moon which ties in nicely with the general Soulstrology theme for March (surrendering and trusting in the unknown and change).
As always at a Full Moon there is a Sun/Moon opposition.
Here we have the Sun in watery, dreamy, Pisces opposing the Moon in orderly, earthy Virgo.
Pisces is ruled by Neptune who is the god of the ocean.
The energies of Neptune and Pisces are dreamy, creative, emotional, spiritual but also formless and vast, just like the ocean, with no boundaries.
Pisces is visionary and sees the bigger picture which allows them to be channels of great creativity.
I know SO many amazingly creative Pisceans/people with lots of Pisces in their charts who I view as creative geniuses who channel something so much bigger than them.
Pisces are dreamy and spiritual and comfortable with being at sea with their goal/land in sight in the far distance.
They dive and swim with the currents keeping their eyes on the prize.
Virgo is ruled by Mercury and is a sign of the thinker, and more often than not the worrier (hashtag Virgo rising here!)
They worry about the how and the when, versus Pisces who focuses on the what and the why.
Virgo gets caught up in the little details and has an amazing ability to analyze, dissect and organize.
They love order and take great comfort in sorting out the nitty gritty details.
However for all the light that there is in their ordered, service oriented, duty based approach, like every sign, Virgo has its shadow.
From nitpicking and criticizing (both themselves and others!) to being hypochondriac worry warts and obsessive compulsive control freaks.
If you are a Virgo/Virgo rising please don't be offended.
Every sign has its shadow and I will discuss the shadow of each sign, each month!
This is the worst of Virgo shadow and perhaps you have overcome this or don't slip into this shadow side.
However I will confess, as a Virgo rising, I see all of this shadow in myself and have to work on it ongoing!
Sometimes the shadow of Virgo (which can apply to each of us regardless of our sign) can result in us obsessing over the little details, and rather like the quote that accompanies this blog, losing sight of the wood for the trees.
We lose sight of the bigger picture and can try to control things unnecessarily which can lead to mental anguish (torture even!) and can even end up spectacularly backfiring!
This all stems from a lack of trust and thinking that we are the ones who need to micro manage every miracle in our lives.
But we don't. Really and truly we don't.
Yes, we may need to take action with conscious intent and be practical and responsible.
But we do not need to micro manage every detail to the extent that we obsess and flounder over minor details or irritations forgetting the bigger, beautiful picture.
And importantly, forgetting to trust in that bigger, beautiful picture.
At this Full Moon the Sun sits by Neptune in Pisces opposing the Moon.
This can cause a cloudiness, or fogginess, in either our thoughts or our experiences.
The shadow of this is to be deceived by either others, certain events, or perhaps most importantly, our emotions (the Moon).
The Full Moon trines Saturn in sensible, grounded, reality checker Capricorn, helping us (if we choose!) to be more logical and use our heads rather than letting our emotions rule us at this time.
Venus is in Pisces at the time of this Full Moon and makes a beautiful aspect to Jupiter in Scorpio, helping us to channel spiritual, intuitive, transformative energies to soulfully navigate this Full Moon to our advantage.
This Full Moon doesn't have to be 'bad' or even painful, if we choose to rethink how we think and to be prepared to change how we think!
When we change how we think, we can change our lives...
This is all in beautiful alignment with the Soulstrology theme for March 2018 which is to be prepared to surrender and change what we are, so we can become what we are meant to be!
This requires a great deal of trust and faith in the universe, your higher self and the process of life.
I have recorded a podcast episode on the specific Virgo theme of worrying and I hope it will be up at sometime on Thursday March 1st so I encourage you all to listen to that too as it has some specific tips and tools which I hope will help you at this Full Moon and beyond.
But for now, look at the life areas which are bubbling up in the moonlight.
Think about the themes raised in this blog and the general mantras for this Full Moon and use them to craft up some of your own mantras and release lists to help you to let go of the itty bitty small things which are weighing you down and to trust in and keep your eyes on that beautiful, bigger picture.
Full Moon Mantras:
I let go of my need to micromanage the unfolding of miracles in my life
I release my need to control matters and replace it with absolute faith in the flow of life
I embrace rethinking how I think about life and the matters which are bubbling up for me at this Full Moon
I choose to trust and believe in the bigger picture and that all is unfolding exactly as it is meant to
*Perhaps listen to the Full Moon Chiron meditation at the bottom of this post after reading these Mantras to help them really embed within your consciousness!*
I am wishing you all a healing, transformative and faith fueled Full Moon and start to March.
May each of us surrender to the waves of change and to becoming who we are meant to be and being where we are meant to be (rather than who we think we are meant to be or where we think we are meant to be!)
FULL MOON IN VIRGO SOULSTROLOGY GUIDE
Below is a Soulstrology guide for each sign (read for both your sun and rising sign) identifying the life areas that the Full Moon will be illuminating.
- Aries: your daily lifestyle and routine, work and 'service' to others, your health - mind/body/soul
- Taurus: Your love life - romance/dating, fun, hobbies, self-expresion, creativity and children - whether yours or others, or your inner child.
- Gemini: Home - who, what and where means home to you, family, your childhood, the private/domestic you and your home life.
- Cancer: Your mind, communication, your 'voice' in all formats including related projects, neighbors, siblings, short trips
- Leo: Your personal income and finances, your possessions, your values (who and what you value in life) and self-esteem
- Virgo: Your identity, appearance, how others view you, autonomy and leadership.
- Libra: Healing, isolation, your subconscious mind/psychological issues, self-sabotage and hidden enemies, work you do in private/secret projects and closure/endings
- Scorpio: your tribe - friends, groups you belong to and causes you support, your soul tribe and your most cherished hopes, wishes and dreams for the future
- Sagittarius: career, ambition, goals, success and status, ultimately your soul's legacy.
- Capricorn: spirituality/religion/higher learning, teaching, publishing, foreign people and places and legal matters/justice
- Aquarius: joint finances (debts, loans, inheritances, investments, taxes) and projects, sex, merging and transformation.
- Pisces: close partnerships of all kinds, platonic, professional and romantic (covering friendships, mentors, bosses, business partnerships and marriage/serious relationships)