On March 18, 03:17 AM ET, we witness an enchanting Full Worm Moon at 27°39’ of Virgo. This lunation marks the culmination of a chapter in our healing journey. It represents an invitation to harmonize chaos and order, and balance reliance on practicality and logic with trust in Life and in our intuition.
When the Moon is Full, the light of the Sun illuminates our inner world and we can see more clearly our subconscious material. Full Moons represent the maturation and peak point of the lunar cycle, where the results of our efforts are manifested and we have the opportunity to reap the fruits of our labor.
The Full Moon taking place during March is also popularly referred to as the Worm Moon. This name is due to the fact that, at this time of the year and in the Northern hemisphere of the globe, the first worms begin to emerge from the ground, signaling the imminent arrival of Spring and warm weather. Worms, a symbol of resilience and regeneration, remind us of the value of small but consistent effort, inviting us to be patient and accept Nature’s timing.
To celebrate the arrival of Full Moon in Virgo, on January 17 9:45 PM ET, we are hosting Global Live Full Moon in Virgo Meditation on our YouTube channel. We invite you to join us, and invite others to meditate together with us. Tap here to find our scheduled live meditation.
Full Moons: Revelations, Culminations, and Letting Go
Full Moons are times of revelations that offer us chances to gain more self-awareness. From now on and during the second half of the lunar month, we begin to let go of the intentions we set on the New Moon and the energy invites us to release and slow down.
When the Moon is Full, it always implies an opposition, an exact 180º alignment, with the Sun. This time, the Moon in Virgo is also in opposition to Neptune, in its home sign of Pisces and conjunct the Sun. The involvement of Neptune adds a strong Piscean quality to this lunation, which will bring up the need to find harmony between discipline and flow, effort and surrender.
Oppositions always remind us of the importance of balancing polarities. These aspects reflect a tendency to gravitate towards one side of a spectrum and then towards the opposite one after we have reached an extreme. Planets opposing each other often generate pendulum swing dynamics that lead us to explore two opposite ways of being before settling in the middle.
The Virgo-Pisces polarity: Spirituality and Embodiment
The current Full Moon highlights the need to balance how we express the opposite and complementary archetypes of Virgo and Pisces. Virgo is inherently analytical, logical, and practical, while Pisces is intuitive, emotional, and imaginative. Pisces is associated with chaos and with all those forces beyond our control. Virgo instead is trying to find order in life and discover a logical thread that connects all parts of the whole.
Despite popular belief, Virgo and Pisces are both spiritual signs. While Pisces seeks to transcend the human experience and explore other realms and dimensions, Virgo aims to experience the Divine within the mundane and through a deeper physical embodiment. Virgo reminds us that we can practice mindfulness every day: we don’t need to be in a monastery to live according to spiritual principles and values. While Pisces teaches us to surrender control to access states that promote the deepening of our perception of reality, Virgo reminds us of the value of devotion to daily routines, practices, and habits that support and strengthen our connection with the Divine.
Full Moon opposite Neptune: Increased Sensitivity and Distorted Perceptions
The Moon in Virgo indicates a need for order, rationality, and predictability. During this transit, we aim to create the optimal conditions for us to feel comfortable navigating life. However, with the Moon opposing Neptune and the Sun in Pisces, this is unlikely to happen: we may have experiences that we can’t control, that force us to change our plans, or that we can’t fully understand through logic and rationality. These days, our perceptions may be distorted by our emotions and our increased sensitivity.
The Moon opposite Neptune and, more loosely, Jupiter, indicates the need to relate with our empathy consciously, and practice discernment relative to what we take in, how much we give, and what we allow to affect us. We will be more sensitive than usual, wide open to the energies surrounding us. For this reason, we have to set proper boundaries and manage our empathy wisely, choosing carefully what we are available for and what we are not available for.
With this aspect, we may tend to see other people’s potential instead of their reality and bypass our feelings and our boundaries in the process. We may also feel more tired and lethargic than usual, and there is a danger of excessive passivity, of going with the flow without taking action and avoiding responsibilities. This is a good opportunity to notice which experiences, people, and situations drain us and which ones, instead, energize us. We have an opportunity to learn to better manage our sensitivity and avoid being swept away by our feelings.
Full Moon trine Pluto: Emotional Power
The Moon in Virgo is in a harmonic trine to Pluto in Capricorn. This is a supportive aspect that sharpens our intuition and our capacity to follow our gut instincts. As their alignment is happening in Earth signs, it adds some practicality and pragmatism to the current astrological configuration, pairing sensitivity with discernment and self-trust.
The Moon-Pluto trine will help us confront feelings and emotions that we might have been afraid to face. It will increase our capacity to psychologically understand ourselves and others and see our and their core intentions and motivations. This is an aspect of healing, purification, and renewal: the Virgo Full Moon is a favorable moment to let go of uncomfortable feelings, resentments, and grudges. The trine to Pluto promotes a constructive transformation of habitual behavioral patterns and of the way we deal with our emotions. It will support the awareness that, if we are going through some sort of emotional pain, it will help us grow stronger and wiser.
Mars and Venus square Uranus: Rebellious Streak
As the Full Moon is taking place, Mars and Venus are in Aquarius and they are both approaching a square aspect to Uranus in Taurus. Venus perfects the square tomorrow, while the Mars square goes exact on March 22. These aspects will add some dynamism and action into our life, especially in our relationships. Uranus wants things to remain interesting: if there is something stagnant in our life, it could very well change. During the upcoming days, a strong desire for adventure, excitement, and freedom is likely to arise and it may generate out of the blue, unexpected behaviors, and sudden shifts in our plans.
Unusual encounters, unpredictable events, and eccentric desires may catalyze impulsive and disruptive actions. Mars square Uranus indicates a rebellious streak, an inclination to disobey, and a lack of trust in authorities and institutions. Venus square Uranus signals a strong need for space and independence. A change in values could possibly bring a desire to experiment with alternative styles of relationships, or we may begin to relate with people completely different from us and from those we habitually hang out with.
To help you harness this energy Full Moon in Virgo brings we have created Full Moon printable channeled “Harmonizing Chaos and Order” journal and guided meditation audio. We invite you to use these Full Moon in Virgo Ritual tools: journal and meditate together with Moon Omens Soul Family. Tap here to learn more and gain access to ritual tools.
Full Moon in Virgo: Being Compassionate Yet Discerning
Four planets are transiting Pisces right now and Mercury, the ruler of the Virgo Moon, is also there, where it is traditionally considered debilitated. In Pisces, the logical, practical, analytical qualities of Mercury aren’t enhanced, and the focus is instead on the development of the intuitive, the sensitive, and the imaginative.
These days, we may struggle to keep up with our schedule, responsibilities, and duties, and find it challenging to organize ourselves effectively. Life may seem to be too chaotic and irrational and we may not manage to structure our days in the way our mind thinks would be best for us. Even though this could represent a source of frustration, it could also stimulate our creativity and inspire us to make positive changes. Mercury’s sextile to Uranus in Taurus could catalyze the emergence of innovative ideas, downloads, and insights that do have a practical application.
During these days, we are finding a balance between excessively relying on logic and practicality and excessively trusting our feelings. We are learning to see situations and people as they are, and not as we would like them to be. We are flowing with life and learning to trust it, yet without relying uniquely on hope, luck, and wishful thinking to get by. We are learning to be compassionate, yet discerning. This Virgo Full Moon may deliver to us important lessons in these areas, marking the culmination of a chapter of our maturation and healing journey and giving us new opportunities to grow spiritually and emotionally.
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To find more information and guidance on how this Full Moon is going to influence your signs, we invite you to explore our March Horoscope which has a section dedicated for this Full Moon. Tap here to find your sign..