March’s Supermoon takes places in the discerning and pragmatic mutable earth sign of Virgo. With so much emphasis on Piscean energy currently, this particular Full Moon should provide us with some much-needed balance in terms of perspective, as well as a healthy dose of practicality, to help us navigate safely through the hall of mirrors created by Mercury’ retrograde & Pisces season, towards the growing cosmic light that’s being activated at the Spring Equinox.
See the next two weeks as a great time to start detailed planning for your next move, so that you’re ready to take action at the ingress of the Sun into Aries mid-month.
This particular lunar phase carries within it an upbeat and expansive signature, thanks to some positive connections between the luminaries & planet of luck and wisdom, Jupiter. This aspect should add a dollop of optimism and hope to proceedings, taking you out of the drained and disllusioned place you may have fallen into during Pisces season – and making you believe that things really CAN change for the better. Employ some Virgo diligence now to clean up the residue of toxic patterns, fix emotional situations and ready your engine so that you’re in a position to head off in a brand new direction at the next New Moon.
However, with nebulous Neptune sitting close to the Sun, you’ll want to employ some good old fashioned Virgo discernment to see past any confusion, mass hysteria or unconscious projections that may cloud your mental judgement, especially given that this particular set of zodiac signs is closely associated with health matters and we are in the midst of a coronovirus outbreak. The key is to maintain perspective and stick to the facts/basics. This is a Supermoon, after all, a time when emotions can run extra high. With Neptune in the mix, its also a distinct possibility that our imaginations – or fears – can run wild, especially when fuelled by fake news and social media.
Also, be careful about who you turn to for information or support – some authority figures may not always be what they seem, or have your best interests at heart. You may need to take a minute to guauge their true intentions before blindly following orders/prescriptions or buying into their cure-alls, especially when it comes to health or nutritional advice.
The key will be learning to tell the difference between illusions/delusions created by your fears and traumas, on one hand; and illumination, provided by your newly recalibrated internal guidance system, on the other. Cultivating the latter should help you maintain a strong connection to the wiser and more elevated parts of your psyche, thereby averting any tendencies to blindly react.
The only danger here is in over-analysing everything to the point of neurosis or of becoming overly critical because things aren’t perfect. While this combination certainly does help with emotional discernment, it can also lead to an exaggerated internal critic and/or a feeling of never quite being satisfied…’I’ll feel happy when I have achieved X or completed Y.’
This can also be projected outwardly at loved ones, who somehow are never able to measure up.
One needs to get the balance right between the forgiving and ‘all is one’ Piscean Sun and the discriminating, details-oriented Virgo Moon…
Overall, a Full Moon in Virgo points to a moment of culmination or completion (but also a need for balance) in relation to themes such as:
The theme of emotionally ‘moving on’ to pastures new – and bigger and better things (see the Moon’s aspect to Jupiter below) seems to be what this Full Moon’s Sabian symbol is all about.
Indeed, the 20th degree of Virgo is:
“A Caravan of Cars headed for Promised Lands.”
FINALLY ‘getting’ where you may have been emotionally stuck AND feeling able to take the practical steps necessary to move forward. Although with Virgo in the mix, these may need to be ‘baby steps’. But that’s OK! The key thing is not to get hung up on perfection – very few of us get it right first time, but that is no excuse for not trying at all.
Given that we also have Jupiter-Pluto in the mix, this Sabian symbol may also point to a mass shift in consciousness and behaviour – something we will definitely begin to notice more as we near Saturn’s ingress into Aquarius on March 22 – around the Equinox. For a recap of some of the themes this is likely to bring up, check out my extended New Moon in Aquarius forecast.
Keywords: Venturing into life with like-minded companions. The support of others in a quest for the future. Seeking new territory. Rallies and caravans of cars. Exchanging money. Commerce. Buses, caravans, trucks, etc. Leaving behind the known for the unknown. Gypsies. Hollywood. California. “Boom” towns. The “magic bus”. Conferences.
The Caution: Forsaking the individual path in favor of a more secure, common one. Perpetuating restlessness. Constantly seeking the “pot of gold”. Far-off lands. Inability to settle anywhere. Being a rolling-stone. Forsaking lasting relationships. Crazy goose chases. Running away from problems. Fear of flying.
Drivers of change during the waxing Moon cycle:
Cleaning up messy relationships and emotional baggage. Putting things to rights. Major internal restructuring and positive emotional shifts are both possible over the next two weeks, c/o this combined aspect. Pluto calls for justice/restitution and major, far-reaching (and permanent) changes, while Jupiter urges us to stick to our principles and do the right thing.
In general, this transit will make us:
Curbing any tendencies to overreact, over-step boundaries or get a bit carried away. This aspect is all about balance and perspective – not allowing our imaginations or fears to run wild and result in irrational behaviour or self-sabotage. Other expressions iclude: