At the very beginning of this day at 0:17 am PST here on the West Coast did the Aquarius lunation cycle culminate in the Virgo Full Moon. A Full Moon is a time of revelation, illumination, fulfillment or harvest, a moment of tension, conflict or opposition and endings. For the first time in a long time did I put my crystals outside to be “bathed” in the energies of the Full Moon I can now see from my window (and I have a balcony again, where I can safely place them). Although I’ve been living in this place since December, I didn’t remember this special ritual until now.
This Full Moon highlights the Virgo-Pisces axis and thus the polarity experienced in matters of service versus sacrifice, order versus dissolution, efficiency versus impracticality, effort versus escapism, discernment, observation and analysis versus uncertainty, confusion and unreality and the micro or part versus the macro or whole. Moreover, health and service- or work-related matters together with apprenticeship, training and skill improvement or perfection are coming to a head now, demanding from us to confront our “self-undoing”, suffering and victimization by pulling ourselves up on our boot straps, doing what is necessary and coming up with resolutions.
Therefore, we need to roll up our sleeves, tie up loose ends, finish work or things left incomplete, delayed or avoided. What is required of us now is to learn how to practice “practical spirituality” by turning our daily duties into rituals, finding a rhythm for daily tasks and routines that works for us and adding color to the “black and white” or dreariness of our existence.
With the Virgo Full Moon involved in a complex aspect pattern with Saturn in Aquarius, Uranus in Taurus and Chiron in Aries, personal adjustments are needed and individual choices have to be made in this regard in order to bridge the problems we are struggling with. The changes we want to see or have been waiting for have to be enacted by us. We have to get out off our own way and break the cycle or patterns that keep us stuck.
As Pallas in Aquarius is squaring Mars in Taurus and retro Vesta in Virgo is at a cross-roads with the nodal axis, we have to turn a corner and review the causes and projects we are invested in and how this is helping us in achieving our future prospects. To be able to move forward or make progress we have to change strategies and use new approaches, which assist us in advancing our causes and chances.
Jupiter in Aquarius’ trine to the North Node in Gemini shows that a chapter in our life’s story is ending, because we are inspired by the options and opportunities in our environment and understand that we have choices and thus can change our life’s direction if we decide to so.
The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 8:57 Virgo states:
“An expressionist painter at work. Keynote: The urge to express one’s individualized sense of value regardless of tradition – ORIGINALITY.”
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 8:57 Pisces states:
“A jockey spurs his horse, intent on outdistancing his rivals. Keynote: Intense mobilization of energy and skill in the drive for success in any social performance affected by the competitive spirit – SELF-QUICKENING.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages156 and 273-274)
Spring is upon us. We are coming out of a phase of ‘hybernation’ and feel our energy and motivation returning. Readying ourselves, we are prepared to make our move and show our true colors.
Tarot card of the day is the“Ace of Cups”, suggesting that love is the essence of the situation and that positive energy and emotion can be created, if we let our heart lead the way and empathize and cooperate with others. This is a time of giving and peacemaking, when we have a new opportunity to help or bring happiness to others and vice versa and when relationships can be taken to a new level or when there’s a new beginning in our interactions with others. Something is being offered to us that holds the promise of a new beginning on the emotional or spiritual level and the potential for happiness. This card can moreover represent the start of a project in which a great deal of loving and creative energy is invested. We are at a point in our life where we are comfortable with who we are and express that part to others. Moreover, we see new potential, are open to new possibilities as well as to the stimulation of our imagination, which allows our creative juices to flow and our talents to unfold. In general, we can make a fresh start and there’s a chance that things may change for the better from now on, especially what our happiness and contentment concerns.