Like January, the month of March starts and ends with a Full Moon. The one at the beginning of the month is in Virgo, the sign of the Virgin, and highlights the axis of service and sacrifice, asking us to put in an effort so that we can fit the pieces into the puzzle and to be prepared and ready to go with the flow. However, confronted by the details and particulars in certain situations (Virgo), we could easily feel overwhelmed and disappointed (Pisces), especially if reality doesn’t match up with our visions, dreams and longings.
As the Aquarius New Moon, which was a Solar Eclipse, culminates in the Virgo Full Moon, the impulse or vibration that sounded forth at the time of the Virgo New Moon back in September of last year is also coming to a head. In the symbolical language of the Sabians we’re getting this story:
The ‘tree felled and sawed to ensure a supply of wood for the winter’ (Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius NM) has led to a ‘wedding, after which the groom snatches away the veil from his bride’ (Sabian Symbol for the Virgo FM); the ‘intelligent foresight’ (keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Aquarius NM) that was applied during this time of coldness and ‘hibernation’ has resulted in the ‘union of opposites’ (marriage of yin and yang, male and female, anima and animus, left and right spheres of the brain), which is being celebrated by ‘the penetrating and unveiling power of the mind’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Virgo FM). Something is being ‘found out’ or ‘revealed’ in it’s ‘natural, pure state’ after things have come or being put together.
Consequently, ‘a bald-headed man who has seized power’ (Sabian Symbol for the Virgo NM from September of last year) has become ‘an initiated member of an occult brotherhood’ (Sabian Symbol for the Pisces Sun), while he is undergoing examination and his character is being tested – the ‘power of the will’ (keyword of the Sabian Symbol for the Virgo NM) has brought him to a point, where he now has to ‘prove himself and his ability to assume responsibility effectively’ or ‘how qualified he truly is’ (keynote of the Sabian Symbol for the Pisces Sun). The moment of truth has come – he can no longer hide his true ‘colors’.
The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 11:22 Virgo states:
“After the wedding, the groom snatches the veil away from his bride. Keynote: The penetrating and unveiling power of the trained mind – UNVEILING.”
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 11:22 Pisces states:
“In the sanctuary of an occult brotherhood newly initiated members are being examined and their character tested. Keynote: The ever-repeated challenge presented to the individual by the group in which he has claimed acceptance – the challenge to prove himself and his ability to assume responsibility effectively – QUALIFICATION.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Pages 158 and 275, respectively)
So, the moral of the story is that we need to have the foresight as well as use our knowledge and skills, to be prepared for the challenges we encounter in our natural surroundings and which are presented to us by our group or social circle and this requires the power of the will. If we don’t train our mind accordingly, we won’t succeed or get ahead.
Venus and Mercury in Pisces’ semi-sextiles to Eris in Aries and trines to Jupiter in Scorpio indicate an adjustment in plans and priorities for the sake of our self-interests now that we investigated our options and know what we can expect and have to compromise or sacrifice if we want to win and save the day.
With the Pisces Sun engaged in a tough semi-square to Uranus in Aries and Mars and Vesta in Sagittarius forming semi-sextiles to Pluto in Capricorn and tense sesqui-quadrates to retrograde Ceres in Leo, it is time to change and shake things up. No more delaying, waiting, hoping and wishing. We have to come to our own rescue and initiate the progress we’re envisioning. This, however, necessitates that we reform our sense of Self and become more independent and individualistic, which means we have to act or set our intentions accordingly and we have to convince ourselves that we can indeed manage our affairs or specific set of circumstances, even though it feels we have too much going on. Therefore it is important to review our self-love and self-support in order to be more pro-active, enterprising, dedicated and committed to our causes.
Tarot card of the day is the “Knight of Wands”, suggesting that an important matter is likely to enter our life and demand our attention. Therefore, we have to be ready to react quickly and to go with the flow. Our present situation will soon change and we have to make important decisions. Consequently, we’re charging forth with ideas and visions to make things happen, while tackling any challenge that stands in our way. It is important that we show ambition, are high-spirited, strong-willed and determined and take calculated risks.