Full moon in Virgo
March 16, 2014
On March 16, 2014, our skies will be filled with luminosity from the full moon in Virgo at approximately 26 degrees, depending upon the orb. This much energy has not been present in Virgo (in the house of work) since March of 2011 when it was placed at 28 degrees and many were influenced by its house focusing on work and business. Those that will be affected will be later born Virgos, especially those who have the sun, moon or other influencing planets that amplify Virgo.
In just a few days, after the full moon, the Spring Equinox will bring many changes to people. It will bring the birds north, and blossoming of flowers while saying goodbye to the gloomy days of snow, rain, sleet and mudslides giving us some breathing space. The dreaded winter forced many of us to stay at home and spend some quality time with ourselves and our families – perhaps it was just the thing to help us relax before the storm.
According to the Farmers Almanac, the full moon in March can be signified as Full Worm Moon. This is because the air is filled with warmness unlike the dreadful winter and it’s also considered a Sap moon which brings opportunities to tap the maple tree for the richness of its flow.
In a few days, Mercury the communication prankster, will finally to go direct. However, Mars which brings us energy and passion, Saturn which is the God of important and hard lessons for Scorpios, and fixed signs will go backwards helping us to consider what is useful in our lives. But the kicker will be the lunar eclipse in Libra and the solar eclipse in Taurus.
Nevertheless, the cardinal grand square will be the ultimate finale for cardinal signs (Cancers, Libra, Aries, and Capricorn). This is so intense that it will bring about significant change. This opposite will bring Mars, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto all of which will surely break life as we had once known, changing with the times, and forcing us to realize that the old ways are not working by facing our demons. I will discuss this as it gets closer. But most of all, the revolution (i.e. change) focuses on negotiation (Mars), where do you want to go and how will you get there (Jupiter), being more objective (Uranus) and what’s broken that needs to be let go or fixed (Pluto). There is no doubt that there will be changes – perhaps many changes. However, instead of worrying about what is to happen, Vedic culture always says look upon what is here and now, bring grace, humility, and love, and everything will be alright.
The full moon is a period of finales and bringing new phases into our lives. This means to research and assess life to find where there can be a balance between our desires and outs. Gratitude 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 your birthday falls 5 days before or after June 19, 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 possible accidents, criticisms, irresponsibility, and the undertaking of unrealistic decisions or judgments.
During this marvelous full moon accomplishing goals is our first priority. Strip yourself of all marginal roles, uncertainties, and unimportant pursuits. Dive into the ocean of light which infuses 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 hesitancy or mis-perception, yet at the same time being very social and logical. Since Virgo is ruled by mercury, there is a greater need for discourse rather than vision. There is a need of setting strong values by being ornate and without bias. There may be a need to be scrupulous within the home just in time for spring cleaning. Through this moon perhaps there may even be some exhaustion from the number of projects that are taken on. There also tendencies of feeling sick through the energies of the psyche.
The Moon in Virgo brings a time for finding shelter of practicality, exploration, and competence. Everything must be procedural and grouped. Due to Virgo’s disposition there is a tendency towards wearisome and short-temperateness. However, if there is appreciation this all goes away. This is a good time to complete projects, particularly smaller scale projects, which require organization and attention to detail.
Due to Virgo’s association with well being, nourishment and fitness may be a concern during this time. Also, people may be withdrawn as they are absorbed in reflection and academic pursuits. Critical thinking is emphasized, and caution needs to be taken to avoid being too precarious or condemnatory.
Virgo is ruled by Mercury, as is Gemini. While the Moon is in Virgo, it also a good time for academic pursuits, but it is better for those requiring serious details rather than creative inventiveness. This is a good time for taking care of any matter that requires meticulous attention. People may become timid and retreating with Moon passing through Virgo and will tend to be discerning, hard to please, and even overly circular at times.
Though many determine that when the full moon falls on a later degree in a certain sign it is unpredictable, all it means is that things will come to a climax and could be very good with wonderful exposures. This moon is just a preparation of Cardinal Square, Lunar Eclipse, and Solar Eclipse getting us working and productive.
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 dependent upon the quality of intention. When it comes to finding satisfying relationships, it is of greatest importance to begin with a clear understanding of what your goal should be.
The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but are 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 productive and successful.
The intention of this mantra is to keep us in balance from loosing our anger 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 March 22, 2014 is
Om Buddha Ya Namaha
(om Bud Daha Ya Na Ma Ha)
This mantra brings peace and tranquility when things become erratic in communication and travel.
Please note that 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. 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.