On Thursday, March 1, 2018 (4:52 PM PST and 7:52 PM EST) the full moon shines in the earthy and practical sign of Virgo. The sign that thrives off of growth, is finely attuned to details, prefers order, and expresses herself through service. You see, she’s wired to master something and that something could be anything, but one thing is for certain - her skills need to be utilized. She is the sign that embraces what she does because it’s also who she is and you’ll recognize her for it, too. She’s all about precision and when she’s at her best, she’s clear about who she is, what she does, where she’s going, and also where her place is in the world. Now I’d definitely call that some clarity.
If you haven’t figured it out, then I’ll give you a hint: this girl is driven. She needs purpose, but the trick is her work must be meaningful to her. Complacency definitely doesn’t fit inside her vocabulary. And while it’s true she’s aiming for perfection, I’d also like to mention that she’s here to learn and experience some humility. You see it’s important that her skills are of service to the world because ultimately this is what transforms her.
So, where’s her shadow, you ask? Imagine worrying, nitpicking, and scrutinizing over every little thing and every little detail. Yep. You guessed it. It’s easy for her to feel overwhelmed. Oh, and her skill at noticing everything, this includes everything about her and everyone else, too. This can set her up for some serious self-destruction. It’s easy for her to become her worst enemy because from her perspective nothing is good enough. It might take lots of reminding and some deep soul work, but her art in the world is to somehow learn that she IS enough. If she doesn’t, I can promise you that she’s not going to like anything she sees. Her healing comes when she learns to love and accept herself, flaws and all. I also mentioned that she’s driven, but if she ever loses sight of her goals then doubt and uncertainty will surely creep in. It’s quite natural for her to focus on the future, but she might learn to calm her nerves, if she spent more time in the present.
While the full moon passes through Virgo, we have four planets (Sun, Neptune, Mercury, and Venus) plus the comet Chiron pulling the energy in the opposite direction in Pisces. Nothing like a little tension between two opposing energies. Before you become concerned about what this might mean, sometimes tension is needed. Sometimes it helps us birth something new into our life.
Pisces in her highest expression stirs our imagination, inspires us to connect with all of humanity, pulls us into the mystery, fills us with compassion, and dazzles us with all things dreamy. She sounds magiKal, doesn’t she? Now let me tell you what she’s like at her worst. She blurs lines, pushes us into illusions, masquerades as something that isn’t quit real and in the end all you’re left with is a large dose of confusion. Even though she has no boundaries, it’s still easy to get trapped because you can float forever and never commit to anything. To navigate Pisces successfully, you can’t be afraid to surrender to the unknown and sometimes (almost always) this means there’s not a lot to hold onto.
Can you feel the tension between Pisces and Virgo? So while this full moon is urging you to ground inside a skill, move with greater clarity, and understand life more through your ability to reason. Pisces is asking you to drift off into the abyss and just dream into your imagination. So how should you handle all of this? Well the good news is that this full moon is here to help you focus, especially if you’ve been feeling a little lost lately. If you’ve been meandering and wondering what it is that you’re here to do, maybe this is the time you'll start to gain some clarity.
Ask yourself, what are you skilled at? How do you add service to the world? Is there any particular skill or talent in your life that you would like to improve? Where is your place in the world? If you don’t know how to answer that, just sit with it. I mean with all that Piscean energy you could even dream a little about what you’d like your place to be and how you would like to show up for yourself and others. Remember with Pisces, there are no limits, so feel free to dream big.
Maybe it’s simply time that you fine tuned some of your skills, or maybe you're ready to level up in the world, or maybe you need to accept that who you are is enough and that you do indeed have something to offer this world. Don’t be alarmed if those voices of doubt start to creep in, there’s enough Piscean energy to help you accept who you are and to know that you are so much more than what you do. Not to mention, Saturn is making a helpful trine to this Full Moon and he’s here to help you add in that extra dose of hard work and self-discipline so you’ll be sure to get things done.
While we all might feel pulled during this Full Moon to focus and hone in on a skill, we will each experience this lunar energy differently depending on where Virgo/Pisces is located in your chart or if you have a natal planet associated with it. If you are interested in a more personalized reading, I’d love to set up a session with you.