Full Moon in Virgo ♍ Mar 1, 2018

Thursday, Mar 1 at 4.52pm PST

This particular full moon is known as the Full Worm Moon, coinciding with springtime softening and the reappearance of earthworm casts. It is also called the Sap Moon as it demarcates maple tapping season. The moon will rise at sunset, peak at midnight and set at sunrise.

The Sun and Moon in total opposition between Pisces and Virgo, or the axis of service. Together these two narrate dreams vs. reality. This is the Virgo-Pisces journey: days filled with service, yoga, meditation and proper diet.

Virgo rules the rational, waking, judging mind. Pisces, on the other hand, rules fantasies and intoxication. Virgo chokes on dizzying circles of anxiety; Pisces dissipates in clouds of denial and indecision. The fishes live in the richness behind closed eyes. This is all good, we just have to remain grounded and present as we sink below. Pay attention. It is too easy, especially with Neptune in Pisces, to slip in and out of twilight nothingness. And that’s what this full moon is here to remind us. Virgo shakes us by the shoulders shouting: be aware! Keep your eyes open, head up! Do not ignore obvious signals in the outside world!

Virgo tightens, Pisces flows. Pisces is hardly awake. She yearns for something else. The fishes don’t handle reality so well. Too much Pisces makes us confused, deceitful and delusional. Pisces abides so far away that when she is suddenly, forcibly confronted by what is, she would honestly rather die.

Full moons are high energy and felt not just the day of, but for days before and after. They heighten emotions and intuition, such as women experience before menstruation. This is going to be a lovely full moon. Something auspicious is happening with two other planets: Venus in Pisces will form a friendly trine to Jupiter in Scorpio. Venus is the planet of interpersonal relationships and heart chakra. Jupiter is the great benevolent planet of spiritual seeking. Together they bring exceptional harmony to our relationships. This is a perfect day to be a student or teacher to someone. Find or create an intersection between social and spiritual circles.

So here we are beneath the full moon, one foot on earth and the other quickly turning translucent, pulled by an unseen force to the farthest star. In our toes the fishes swim in rings, urging us toward the ocean’s rocky depths. Sorry mermaids, you can’t leave the world just yet. You dream of fantastical suspension, of being mere vapor in the vacuum. Awaken from this soul-pain. It is painful, I know, but stay here and together we will transform. And don’t forget, sweet rebirth is just around the corner – Aries season begins Mar 20. Calm your nerves with Virgo Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.

Mantra:  I surrender

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