For the week of February 26th thru March 5th, be sure to read your Rising Sign as well:
The days leading up to to a Full Moon often come with a surge of energy. Use this Full Moon to clean out the cobwebs of your life. Whether that means cleaning the house, scrubbing those floors, getting rid of that pile of papers over there in the corner, or releasing negative mindsets. We’re being asked to remove the remnants of what was, in order for better things to be able to take root. And then, after you’ve finished hustling and bustling about to clear out those piles of dust and messy corners, take some time to sit down and create some sort of organized and efficient routine. The sort of routine that incorporates and includes those things that might bring deeper meaning to you, and perhaps even to others. Ask yourself: What am I doing too much of? And what am I not doing enough of? The Full Moon will be giving you some clues. So use it to guide you. You’ll want to do this early in the week, around the Full Moon. For once Mars enters Gemini on the 3rd, you’re going to need a firm routine to ground you.
Where have you been investing way too of your time and energy, perhaps at the expense of those things that are really most meaningful to you? How can you reclaim your time, or perhaps use it better, and more efficiently? The Full Moon is shining a light on those things that bring you joy, and what you are especially proud of. In Pisces season, Taurus is working on finding their niche, their people, and networking. In the process it can be easy to lose yourself, or even worse, compromise yourself in order to fit in. Make sure that you are bringing what is special and unique about yourself to the table as well. Those qualities that make you unique enrich the whole. Rather than thinking of a thousand voices as cacophony, think of them as numerous but different voices creating harmony together.
Sometimes it is difficult to tell where you are going in your life. Where you will end up. There just seems to be so much uncertainty in the world. And although at times it feels like you are about to get launched out into space, other times you wake up and wonder where you even are! These periodic Full Moons allow us to check in with ourselves, and our lives. One thing that we can become aware of is whether or not you are receiving the support you need in order to fulfill your dreams and aspirations. At times like this, that support means so much. Once you have that, then you are ready for whatever and wherever the fates may be leading you. Even to the Moon! There may be some good news, a blessing, a fortunate turn of affairs this week for Gemini. Keep your eyes open. Once Mars enters your sign on the 3rd you’ll be positioned and ready to take action.
If you’ve been feeling particularly anxious, over-wrought or over-committed, look for ways to more efficiently manage your time and schedule. We are in Pisces season, and you will want to make time for those things that are more meaningful to you, but that you don’t always make time for in your life. The Full Moon is trying to show you something about using your time more efficiently, so that you do have time for everything. Even those things that just make you feel better, reconnect with yourself, and perhaps even check out periodically. This requires a certain amount of familiarization with your own mind, its needs, and what makes it work more efficiently. For Cancer, time outs for mental self care are just as important as those periods of activity. In fact Cancer will often find that they are more productive, when they intersperse moments for quiet reflection throughout their daily activities. Can you schedule in dreaming? Some wistful yearnings and fantasies? Some wonder?
This Full Moon is trying to get you to sort out some of your priorities. It’s not necessarily about either/or. Like fulfilling your artistic yearnings vs. landing that great gig so that you can make some cash. Sometimes we lean a little too heavily on the thing we want vs. the thing we need. Perhaps even at the expense of the other. The Full Moons show us where we go off kilter and whether or not we have created any imbalance in our lives. It becomes more obvious. This can be as simple as having a disagreement about the way you handle or relate to finances, vs. the way others handle their affairs. Or recognizing how the things that you consider to be really important to you, are not necessarily that important to others. It either has you questioning or reaffirming your own priorities, and how much you want to invest in them, or thinking about what you might want to do differently. Either way, it’s an opportunity to recalibrate and reorient.
The Full Moon on Saturday (or Friday, depending on where you live in the world) is in your sign. It will be particularly relevant for those Virgos born between August 29th and September 3rd, or who have 6-12º Virgo Rising; but all Virgos should be feeling this Moon. Full Moons are usually trying to show us something. Perhaps where our lives have become imbalanced. Where we have been ignoring or avoiding certain people, places or things, either because we don’t want to deal with them, or because we tell ourselves we just don’t have the time. We’re too busy. The Full Moon is like a pause in our regularly programmed activities, that allows us to see things more objectively. Either because we receive some sort of positive confirmation, or we come to the realization of what is or is not working out as well as we had hoped. It also shows us what we can no longer ignore. The next step will be figuring out what you are going to do about it. Could be some good news for Virgo this week, either at work, about a health issue, or just a profoundly clear realization that things are actually better than you had hoped.
Full Moons can be a time of culmination, where we see the results of previous decisions. But they can also be revealing. In this case, the Full Moon in Virgo may be showing you what you may want to release, change, tone down or relinquish in order to bring more order and serenity to your life. If you’ve been feeling particularly distracted, unfocused or even anxious, see what you need to let go of. The Virgo Full Moon is a moon for cleaning and clearing. That can be literal, as in the urge to clear out the refuse of the previous year, in preparation for the year to come. But this can also be about making space in your mind, by clearing out the mental space junk, and creating more peace and space within. You will want to do this important work, in order to make room for new things that are ready to take root. Keep your eyes peeled for creative opportunities to try something new and different. It could prove to be both inspiring and enlightening.
What makes you feel special, creative, lively and purposeful vs. obligated to the group, or to a cause that you have taken on. It’s not that one is better than the other, but that they are both important. In fact there could even be some overlap. For instance, the joy you receive when you work in concert with others towards mutually shared goals. Or perhaps that sense of being part of something much larger than yourself when you share your gift with others. For instance, singing in a choir, as opposed to singing solo, or even in the shower. Or submitting your work to a gallery for a communal show, as opposed to having your own one man show. It takes a little extra effort to work with others, to compromise, to reach a commonality of perception, and sing in harmony. But when we share our voices in harmony, what we can accomplish together, is so very different than when we dare to fly solo. They each bring their own rewards.
At this time of year the inclination is to hole up and focus on your personal life. There is some wisdom to this. For much of the rest of the year you will be busy, with your sights set on achieving your accomplishments. This Full Moon is actually a time in which you are planning ahead: When am I going to launch that project? When do I see myself moving further out into the world again? There may be some ambivalence and uncertainty and some mixed messages. Nonetheless, buttressing up your foundation, and focusing on making your personal life more secure, will support you well into the future months. Even and especially through the busiest months ahead. So why not make your personal space all that you desire? Your own sacred space away from the madness of the world? What significant little improvements would you then want to make?
Full Moons can act like a spotlight shining a light on certain areas of our lives. It can show us what is working, and what we might need to tweak a little more. And sometimes these Full Moon periods allow us to step back and look at things a little more objectively. Things can come to fruition during Full Moons. We are busier, we often feel as if we are running about more than usual. And as we see certain things coming to fruition in our lives, it also lets us know what we might want to change or improve. Are you too busy? Do you have enough time for contemplation or any creative work? On the other hand, if you want to perfect a skill, learn something new, make yourself more informed on a certain subject, where would you want to go? Who would you want to learn from? What do you want to know more about? What would you like to be better at? What new ideas are exciting you?
One thing that Full Moons can highlight is this feeling of I vs. Thou. Either they incite a longing for what other’s may have in contrast with what we have; or they can inspire us to want more, do more, learn more. It can also create that dichotomy between what’s mine is mine, and what’s yours is yours. But what about those things we share? And what about the ways we are interdependent with one another? We really do rely on one another for our very survival, and when one of those links unravels we become all too much aware of how important that connection with one another really is. The Full Moon is letting you know where any weaknesses may lie, but can also be a reminder of where and how you might want to shore up your personal security, and figure out exactly what you can or cannot depend on on your own.
In Pisces season, the Full Moon is an opportunity to regain perspective on yourself, who you are, and whether or not you are living up to your own self-standards. One of the ways this becomes apparent is by other’s reactions to you. When we ourselves change or grow, it also changes the way that we relate to others, and they to you. So periodically it is helpful to have some sort of check-in and adjustment based on these interactions with the important other people in our lives. And sometimes Full Moons can be like a mirror. Where other people seem to reflect certain aspects of ourselves. Therefore the Full Moon in Virgo can be a tremendous personal awareness learning tool! It can also just be a time, as with many full moons, when our emotions all come to the surface, like a grand crescendo, making you all too aware of your feelings about the people and circumstances of your life and others. Your heart just overflows.