March is the second “blue moon” month of 2018; the second full moon of this month will occur on March 31 in the sign of Libra following Spring Equinox. We began the year with a “blue moon”, followed by two major eclipses, so everyone is really ready for a breath of spring! Get ready; it’s coming, and Venus is ushering in the new wave making her appearance in the skies as the “evening star” beginning March 4th. The Love Goddess is back after being in the underworld since November! It is indeed an auspicious sign, as I head off to Egypt with our “Temple Beautiful” group. I will be posting from Egypt on my FB page for the upcoming month, and I will resume the newsletter in April. I can be reached for scheduling appointments, as usual, at email@example.com.
Full Moon in Virgo: March 1, 2018
All Full Moons illustrate the themes of the opposite signs involved. During this Full Moon , we are balancing the Virgo/ Pisces polarity. Virgo is all about discrimination and “beauty in the details”, while Pisces is about living out our dreams, spiritual yearnings and artistic impulses. How do we balance our reality with our dreams; keep our bodies healthy and grounded, and yet, not lose touch with our spiritual essence? Virgo is an Earth sign; she is practical rather than a dreamer. Her role is to be of service and to help others through her mental acuity, rather than to be the prima donna. She is the director, choreographer, and set designer, rather than the star of the show. When is it more beneficial to “surrender” our personal ego to a higher power; and when is it more appropriate to stand our ground and use “mind over matter” to change things? Over the next two weeks, we will see how this theme this plays out in our personal lives and collectively.
If “Necessity is the Mother of Invention”; then Virgo is its Goddess Mother! The ruler of the sign of Virgo is the planet, Mercury, which rules our thought processes, language and communication. Virgo is also the sign of healers; she calls for us to be of service on the planet, but to also be discriminating in thought, word and deed. Translation: practice non-judgment, trust your intuition, and don’t believe everything you read or hear. Be aware of how you choose to express yourself. Words do matter! “The world we created is a product of our thinking.
“We cannot change the world without changing our thinking”. (Albert Einstein).
This Full Moon is potent with healing energy, if we use her “magic” with full awareness. The Virgo Full Moon is associated with Isis, the Great Mother Goddess of Egypt (some say that the original face of the sphinx was carved in the image of Isis during the Age of Virgo). This was the age of the matrilineal, agrarian societies, when the feminine face of the goddess was revered and worshipped. Isis was the goddess who taught her people the right use of magic, the healing arts and importance of “words of power”. The sacred task of Virgo is to restore health to mind, body and spirit. The lesson with Virgo is to be consciously aware of negative thinking patterns. Avoid escapism and feelings of victimization. Old hurts can unconsciously lead to self- sabotage and heavy feelings. Use your positive affirmations, healing chants, drumming and a good dose of fresh air and nature to break out of the mental trap.
If Virgo is your sun sign, or you have major planets in the sign, the themes of discrimination, self- analysis, and attention to detail are important for your growth and development. You need to avoid obsessive/compulsive thinking, or the feeling of being addicted to perfection. Areas to monitor are your diet and digestion (since Virgo rules the intestines), especially in regard to food allergies. Virgos like to look and feel good, so they may be involved in the fashion industry, as well as health and fitness professions. Designers, models, craftspeople, accountants, musicians (especially guitarists) have Virgo prominent in their birth horoscopes.
Planetary Pictures: The Pisces Stellium
During this Full Moon four planets (Sun, Mercury, Venus and Neptune), plus the asteroids Chiron and Juno, are all in the watery sign of Pisces. In astrology, this formation is called a “stellium”, which means that there is an excess of energy in one sign and the element of water. Even expansive Jupiter is in the water sign of Scorpio. This is a very emotional configuration! Our hearts can be very open and giving at this time, and watch for the healing miracles to occur in your life. It is also a wonderful time for artistic pursuits, spiritual work, meditation and dreaming, although it may be very difficult to concentrate on mundane tasks, especially with the Sun and Neptune in Pisces.. All these Piscean planets are the perfect formula for “spring fever” , while the solidly capable Moon in Virgo reinforces the need for remaining grounded and taking care of our bodies in “real time”.
Mercury and Venus Conjunct Chiron In Pisces And Trine Jupiter in Scorpio:
The message here is that deeper intimacy and deeper healing is possible, if we have the courage to look beyond the surface. Communication is the key. Truth heals. In addition, Chiron, the wounded Healer of ancient Greek mythology, is in the sign of Pisces. Chiron is the shamanic bridge between physical and nonphysical realities. If you work in any of the healing professions, you are working with the Chiron archetype. (Wherever Chiron falls in your birth chart, describes your greatest gift, as well as where your greatest “wounding” occurs). Although it was not officially discovered until 1977, Chiron is responsible for a return to shamanic wisdom, as well as healing modalities with crystals, herbs, and essential oils. This Full Moon says that now is the time to address our spiritual “disconnect” , as well as our physical imbalances. We are coming to realize that we are Light beings magnetized into form. Let’s get with the program!
Blessings From Egypt,