While there may be disturbances in the atmosphere down the road, on the Full Moon at 16° 40’ Virgo on 7 March 2023, 04:41 AM PST, it is relatively calm. Earth and water are in charge at this time, and the Virgo-Pisces axis almost always prefers peace and quiet to noise and drama.
The tightest aspect to the luminaries involves Uranus in Taurus which is trine the Virgo Moon and sextile the Pisces Sun. Both Virgo and Pisces are deeply committed to being of service as well as healing pain and suffering. Perhaps Uranus can spark truly innovative ideas to bring quality healing to as many people as possible. There will likely be resistance from some quarters that will emerge over the next few weeks as is indicted by a waxing T-square to Mars in Gemini. Perhaps the best thing we can do is work on being open minded and compassionate.
Less than an hour after the Full Moon, Saturn will leave Aquarius for Pisces and it will be interesting to see the impact Saturn in Pisces has on issues pertaining to health and healing practices. Saturn ruled the last two signs it was in, Capricorn and Aquarius, but it is not as comfortable in mutable, Neptune ruled Pisces. It will take some getting used in part because many of us will probably freak out at what is revealed when Saturn in Pisces lifts the Neptune fog bank. As usual, work on processing those revelations in the classic Saturn manner . . . step by slow step. We’ll need to be gentle with ourselves and others during the next couple of years, especially in area of our natal charts ruled by Pisces, in part because we will have two full time planets in Pisces, Saturn and Neptune.
The rulers of Virgo and Pisces, Mercury and Neptune respectively, have little input on this lunation. Mercury is newly arrived in Pisces and is unaspected. Neptune in Pisces makes a waxing square to Mars in Gemini, exact a week after the Full Moon. Mars-Neptune aspects often create situations where we can be easily sidetracked and veer way off course. It also suggests attempts to force changes will not gain traction and be effectively sidelined for the time being. The fact the Mars-Neptune square is in mutable signs increases the possibility of getting lost in a fog bank. In other words, the next week or so does not look promising for getting new projects up and running.
Those looking for a little excitement in their love lives may turn to Venus in Aries. The Venus-Jupiter conjunction in Aries is fading but a lively sextile between Venus in Aries and Mars in Gemini is waxing and will be exact on March 11. We may also feel more positive about our investments. While this upbeat energy may only last a short while, it ought to give our spirits a lift.
It’s usually a good idea to make an effort not to worry too much, especially about Virgo type small stuff. Which is why staying focused on being in the now is important on this Full Moon in Virgo. If we get too caught up in projecting our fears onto the future events, it can prevent us from being happy where we live, which is in our day to day lives. Astrology is a wonderful tool but too often people see a “bad” transit coming up and get so worked up about “what if’s” they neglect the important moments happening in the present. Many times when those transits actually arrive, the situation is seldom as bad as we feared it would be and the resulting changes are often positive. The mutable emphasis on this Full Moon is very good for teaching us lessons in how to adapt when our expectations fail to materialize for better or worse. Rather than fuss about what might be, let’s enjoy the quiet beauties of this Full Moon in Virgo. Small surprises can be just as much fun as big ones, and equally inspiring. Don’t forget to practice kindness, generosity and tolerance. Smile and spread the love around. Peace and joy to all.
Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.
Image: Full Moon in Virgo © Diane Lang