Lenten Moon: Full Moon in Virgo 2011
Written by: Maharani Rutan
Full moon in Virgo
March 19, 2011
By Maharani Rutan©
On March 19, 2011 we will be transiting to a Full Moon in Virgo at 28 degrees in Virgo. Those that will be affected with the Full moon Virgo will be later born Virgo, including those that have the sun, moon or influencing planets in Virgo.
According to the Farmers Almanac the full moon in March can be signified as Full Worm Moon or Lenten Moon which is the last full moon of winter. This wonderful lamination will be exact on March 19, 2011 at 1:10pm EST and 10:10am PST on 6degree orbit.
This full moon is particularly important since it falls a day before the spring equinox. This is considered as the first day of spring, this significant process balanced through 12 hours of day and night on the earth axis connecting the centers of earth and the sun.
As we transit through this earth moon careful consideration is needed since Mercury Retrograde is in its ghost period and will impact exact on March 30, 2011. This means that we need to take extra time in driving, and being very careful with our composure. Perhaps people from the past may also return to touch base and with Uranus entering Aries it may even happen unexpectedly.
The Spring Equinox also bring some brilliance with the Sun entering Aries and the moon in Libra and Jupiter with Mercury and Pluto involved as well there may be sum chaos and perhaps going into hermit mode that day will be the best advise. Since Libra demands balance and if the heat is sustainable then this day can be wonderful, however being overly emotional and over-thinking may not be the best case scenario for the Spring Equinox energy.
In the Hindu culture March 20 which a day after the full moon also marks a time for Holi, translated to Festival of Colors. This auspicious event is celebrated by all Hindus and Sikhs to welcome the spring with joy and happiness. It is also celebrated to lure away the gloom of winter and wishing for promising summer days and nights.
On the 20th evening is called Chhoti where people gather at major cross roads on the street and build a huge bonfire; this is called Holika Dahan. This is especially celebrated by Gujarat to give thankfulness to Agni which is called a God of Fire. These bonfires are made from stalks of gram and the harvest of stalks and are offered to the God with humility. Ashes left from the bonfire are known as very sacred and often people will place the ashes on their foreheads and it is believed that ashes protect them from evil forces.
On the 21st March, it’s an awesome day of fun, laughter and play. Most all business in India will remain closed. Water colors will be filled in squirt guns, caulk colors will made into paste or just kept dry. The colors that are more prominent are hit pink, bright red, bright yellow, and shocking green and white. Colors will be applied to everyone there will be singing and dancing and the tale says it was all Lord Krishna’s doing.
Since Krishna has been known as playful and mischievous and always loved playing with colors especially his beloved Radha; Lovers are encouraged to celebrate exchanging and drinking Bhang. Though I cant go into the recipe of Bhang all I can say its higher than drinking even the sober people have fun watch and participate in Holi. Read more about Holi tradition here.
The temperatures are now warming up and the birds are now flying back north. This brilliant full moon demands our attention. The full moon is a period of endings and bringing a new phase into our lives. This means to research and evaluate life and find where there can be a balance between our needs and outs. Recognition of people in your life as well as relationships can be quite significant at this time. There is a great need to share, and merge ideas of a higher plane and bring to this world the inner nature and outer personality through abilities to give what can be given.
The influence of this Full Moon is going to be especially challenging for those who are born on the full moon, or mutable sign. If you birthday falls 5 days before or after June 20, this will have a great impact on the natal sun having to juggle time between home and career. For those whose birth Moon is in Pisces, this Full Moon can sometimes represent a critical time for potential accidents, grievances, recklessness and the undertaking of unrealistic decisions or judgments.
During this marvelous full moon attaining goals is our first priority. Strip yourself of all peripheral roles, doubts, and unimportant pursuits, and dive into the ocean of light infuse all existence. Like a grain of sand that dissolves in the vast sea, release your individual ego into the infinite embrace of divine awareness. Breathe in light; breathe out light. Feel the cells of your body become incandescent and lucid with the all-pervading glow of God. Allow the heavy burdens of the past months to drop away.
According to Vedic philosophies with the moon in Virgo there are tendencies of indecisions or confusion at the same time being very social and logical. Since Virgo is ruled by mercury there is a greater need to talk rather than dream. There is a need of setting strong standards by being fussy and being bias. There may be a need to be meticulous within the home just in time for spring cleaning. Through this moon perhaps there may be even some fatigue to the numbers of project that are taken on. There also tendencies of feeling sick even through the energies of the psyche.
The Moon in Virgo brings a time for finding refuge of practicality, analysis, and efficiency. Everything must be methodological and compartmentalized. Due to Virgo’s disposition there is predisposition to troublesome and irritable. However, if there is appreciation this all goes away. This is a good time to complete projects, particularly smaller scale projects that require organization and attention to detail. Due to Virgo’s association with health, food and fitness may be concerns during this time. Also, people may be introverted as they are absorbed in reflection and intellectual pursuits. Critical thinking is highlighted, and caution needs to be taken to avoid being too critical or judgmental.
Virgo is ruled by Mercury, as is Gemini. While the Moon is in Virgo, it also a good time for academic pursuit, but not it is better for those requiring serious details rather than inventive inventiveness. This is a good time for taking care of any matter that requires meticulous attention. People may become timid and retrieving with Moon passing through Virgo and will tend to be discerning, hard to please and even overly circle at times.
Though many determine when the full moon falls on a later degree in a certain sign is erratic, it does not mean that all it means that things will come to a climax it could be very good which could come with wonderful revelations. This full moon is very Karmic for many reasons remember what happened on December 21, 2010 eclipse? Well for some fog is being released and an eye opener is coming. Huge transformations pluses will be erratic and blood will flow through your veins where it had not been before. Perhaps it’s not intense at all many be its finally here. The truth… as we see it ? Or not..
You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle. Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras achieving the desired result is depended upon the quality of intention, and when it comes to finding satisfying relationships, it is of the greatest importance to begin with a clear understanding of what your goal should be.
The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but it is a powerful source of energy the mantra for Virgo moon is:
“Om Eim Saraswatiyei Swaha”
(Om I’M Sah-Rah-Swah-Tee-Yei Swah- Ha)
This mantra invokes energy for making any projects fruitful and successful.
The intention of this mantra is the to keep up in balance from loosing our temper through darkness and unfocused energy.
Also remember Mercury Retrograde ghost period.. is here and therefore to bring serenity in communication the mantra that should be recited until May 11, 2011 is
“Om Buddha Ya Namaha
(om Bud Daha Ya Na Ma Ha)
This mantra brings peace and tranquility which things become erratic in communication and travel.
These times can be very crucial and perhaps March 16 through the 25th of March can be quite intense. It is my recommendation that a follow up in-depth reading on the self may be taken into consideration. If you have not had a reading done in some time I would suggest you do so now. Especially if you are a mutable sign or have any planets in (Pisces, Virgo, Gemini, or Sagittarius).
In addition please note I am not an astrologer nor do I claim to be however, celestial transformation is the ground work for Vedic readers. In addition to Vedic reading I would recommend that you speak to my recommended Astrologers, and their link can be found here. Each astrologer has a unique delivery and I would suggest you visit their site and see what you discover. You will be amazed at their skill and abilities of understanding the transformational transits in your chart.
I wish you the most peaceful journey through this full moon and know I am always a phone call away.
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