We can still see that vast, endless horizon we experienced with the Pisces New Moon as we move into the Virgo Full Moon. It is like sitting on a beach and shifting our gaze from the wide surface of the ocean to the grains of sand that comprise the shore. When we physically shift our vision like this—from the large to the tiny - we are mirroring the “zoom” lens effect of the polarity created by Pisces (our vision of the infinite) and Virgo (our focus on detail). Pisces/Virgo is such an interesting polarity because we use it all the time—for instance, we all have conversations where we leap from an open-ended topic to one that ends in definite steps. We use the “zoom lens” perspective simply by changing the focus of our thinking from the wide to the narrow. Without awareness of how the Pisces/Virgo zoom lens works, these two qualities of our consciousness can lead to exasperation (the big picture provides perspective) or frustration (without the details there is no big picture). The option for joy and fulfillment is always present, we just need remember that we can always shift our focus. Sometimes this can feel is effortless, and other times not. The key is to remember that all it takes is a deliberate decision to do so.
This Virgo Full Moon is a Super Moon, meaning it will physically seem larger than usual because its orbit is closer to Earth at this time. The Moon’s size does not change-but it appears like it does; and likewise, things may seem bigger at this time than they really are. Virgo is disposed by Chiron (where we whole ourselves). It is with the Chiron archetype that we become aware of balance among the four-body system of spirit, mind, heart, and the physical. Any question concerning an emphasis of one of the four bodies over another could feel magnified during the Full Moon.
The Moon is conjunct with Orcus (where we experience the immortal) at 11 Virgo. It is important to remember that while we may delight in picking apart a part of ourselves that we are uncomfortable with, in reality, we are always in balance. We could not be physically alive without having balance. Orcus reminds us that there is always a continuous dynamic between chaos and order, energy and entropy, form and the formless. These create the fabric of the universe as we know it now, and nothing is standing still without movement of some kind. For every action, there is a reaction and vice versa.
The Moon is in intimacy (semi-sextile) with the asteroid Juno (where we find unity consciousness) at 19 Libra, along with Arcturus (scientific innovation) at 25 Libra and Haumea (the source of our creation) at 28 Libra. This is important because it can feel like we are on the brink of a discovery—at the individual and at the collective level. The sense of breakthrough can feel so far and yet so near, and this is the Pisces/Virgo zoon lens comes in handy. We can look at the big picture and for an individual solution at the same time. It is hard to say, these days, exactly when a singular breakthrough occurs anymore because everything is networked and interdependent.
The Moon is manifesting (trine) with the asteroid Pallas Athena (where we experience our intuition) at 20 Capricorn, and Jupiter (where we expand) at 21 Capricorn. We may have new insight into how circumstances or relationships are structured at this time. Travelling closely is Mars (how we move) at 15, Pluto (where we transform) at 24, Chariklo (where we stabilize) at 28 and Saturn (where we find inner authority) at 29 Capricorn. Manifestation energy creates a sense of easy movement. We may feel like it is now possible to move forward in the places where we have felt most stuck. Adding energy to this grouping (stellium) are the Earth Star (Moon’s South Node, where we encounter our karma) at 5, Quaoar (where we change our thinking patterns) at 5, and Ixion (our soul’s purpose) at 1 Capricorn. Stephanie Azaria mentioned in her March 6 blog that there are karmic circumstances playing out now that are impossible to trace back or understand as they fully involve our collective and individual lifetimes, and that we are fully empowered to work with these circumstances. The Virgo Full Moon provides the emotional energy that we need to help us feel like we can do something about the current situation.
Along with the Capricorn stellium, the Full Moon forms a Grand Earth Manifestation (grand trine) with Vesta (where we find devotion) at 26 Taurus, and Sedna (where we access our collective memory) at 27 Taurus. We can remember that we are present as an integral part of the life ecosystem on Earth and always have the opportunity to make positive or negative choices in the here and now. While we have changed the physical landscape of the planet, at the same time there are natural physical and biological transformative forces at work that we continue to learn about. Earth forces are larger and more powerful than we may believe.
The Full Moon is formed by a polarity with the Pisces Sun (how we identify ourSelves), and this takes us right back to Pisces/Virgo polarity. The Pisces New Moon gave us a new vista—a new dreamscape, if you will, to work with. Using the Virgo Full Moon, we can explore what that dreamscape looks like. Are things unfolding the way we “knew they would,” or are we keeping an open mind where anything is possible? Conjunct the Sun at 20 Pisces is Neptune (where we find enlightenment) at 18 Pisces, and the Black Moon Lilith (where we shine light on the shadow) at 29 Pisces. Remember it is in the Pisces portion of our consciousness where we can experience faith in the unknown and compassion for the Other. With a Virgo Full Moon, we may find this feels a bit uncomfortable because we start to yearn for definition. Faith in what, for instance, or compassion for whom? These questions need to be asked, and we will be able to really use the Pisces/Virgo bridge if we let the answer just come to us rather than reaching for it.
The two Grand Power Crossroads (grand cardinal cross) continue to form the backdrop for the Moon. Discussions about global health and how each of us are affected by the unseen (virus) will continue to be front and center. Eris (our inner disrupter) at 23 Aries is bridging with the Juno/Arcturus/Haumea combination, creating the urgency for solutions to our current global health crisis. Crossing this is the Capricorn stellium of Saturn, Chariklo, Pluto, Jupiter, and Mars bridging with the purest expression of the Divine Feminine, Astraea at 25 Cancer. It may very well be that a global solution remains elusive until we start caring for each other and treat the stranger with compassion. The coronavirus, after all, does not care about nationality and moves effortlessly across physical borders.
The second grand crossroad is formed by MakeMake (where we encounter universal laws) at 6 Libra, bridging with Chiron and Salacia (where we play with light and shadow) both at 4 Aries. There is the opportunity for integrated healing and wholing as long as we accept that we are equally responsible for ourselves individually and each other. The truth is, coming together is much easier than standing apart. Of course, we all need good hygiene and commonsense measures. Crossing this bridge is Ixion/Quaoar and the Earth Star in polarity with the Soul Star (the Moon’s North Node, where we work with our dharma) at 5 Cancer. There is more at work here than we can fully understand. We do not know how long the coronavirus will remain virulent, we do not know how to fully protect ourselves, how to treat it, and how to recover from the illness it causes. What we know is that the virus is with humanity, and during the Virgo Full Moon things could feel a bit confusing and make us want to retreat into what we feel we can control.
We live in a physical universe, where light is always breaking through. It is through our own conscious sense of wellbeing that we pass along the same feeling to others. We can use the energies of the Virgo Full Moon to first calm our own emotional bodies down and then extend the same calm to others. We can use our awareness of where we feel out of sync and bring ourselves back to the realization that we are whole and always have been. We are spiritual beings, after all, having a physical experience. It is not always easy, and it takes effort to see that the survival of all is crucial to the survival of the one. This is our human condition, and we can and will get through this, together.
Please read Stephanie Azaria’s daily blog, Christine Clemmer’s weekly report, and Shelly Leal’s monthly summary for more information about this Full Moon. You can send comments to email@example.com
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