The Full Moon in Virgo this Saturday will occur with the Moon closer to the earth than it’s been in 18 years. The Moon’s decreased distance from the earth will be visually exaggerated by the earth’s atmosphere, which will magnify the image of the Moon, making it seem not just closer, but A LOT closer. For those in North America, the maximum fullness of the Moon will occur behind a veil of daylight Saturday afternoon. But we’ll be feeling it on Thursday and Friday nights as it looms obscenely large above us.
There’s been much talk about this configuration. Let’s break it down.
Moon, what’s that?
In astrology, the Moon is the principle of the mother, the womb which creates a body for the soul. Thus the Moon is strongly associated with the process of giving form to an idea, an impulse, a spirit. It is the matrix of manifestation, the principle of the divine mother in raw form.
The Moon is also strongly associated with the emotions and the instincts. From the legend of the werewolf to the documented spikes of activity in mental asylums, police precincts and bars around the Full Moon, we have long known that the Moon can be meaningfully correlated to the action of the emotions and instincts.
All people share the lunar level of consciousness- the instincts, the primordial needs for food, security and procreation. Due to this commonality, the Moon is also associated with the masses- the mood of the many.
The closer physical proximity of the Moon, as well as the Moon looming larger in people’s perceptions, turns up the volume on all of the Moon’s powers. It is a more powerfully creative Moon than most, but it will also boost people’s emotional and instinctual reactions. Out of proportion reactions are to be expected.
Bread and Fishes
This particular Full Moon occurs with the Sun in Pisces and the Moon in Virgo. This solilunar szyzgy asks the earth to reconcile the Sun in Pisces’ focus on the dream, the vision, and the big picture with the details of the material world revealed by the Moon in Virgo.
This Full Moon straddles the line between dream and reality- outlining the differences between the two but also offering a bridge. As a result, this Full super Moon puts more creative energy at our finger tips than most. Our capacity to bring things into manifestation is greatly increased. With the proper handling, the energy of this Moon can help shepherd dreams (and nightmares) into concrete form.
What Do We Do?
With Uranus’ ingress into Aries and square to Pluto stirring up so many traumatic changes, there’s plenty for the emotions and instincts to react to. Earthquakes, meltdowns, riots in the Middle East, and more all threaten to use the procreative energy of this Moon to generate nightmares. Change is a comin’ to the world system, and change don’t always come easy.
Struggle with yourself to do more than react to the situation(s) at hand. The energies being unleashed are not here simply to trigger fear. The Moon’s energies are those of generation and corruption, creation and destruction. While destruction is all that is in the news right now, remember that what is cleared away makes room, and that nature abhores a vacuum on every level. This Super Full Moon in Virgo is here to help us fill that void with our intentions, and it is up to us to purge our intentions of fear and its manifold spawn.
Take a look up at the Full Moon in Virgo, and consider the compassionate face of the divine feminine symbolized there, the fecund Lady impregnated only by the raw divinity of pure mind. She has a hundred faces, and 200 hundred ears- each which hear your wishes. So look to the sky, clear your mind, and make one.
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Aries: The Ram
The Full Moon in Virgo this week shines a lovely silver light on the impact of your psychological state on the concrete affairs in your life. In the state of your body and finances you’ll find the otherwise hidden light of your psyche reflected. Consider what is revealed and do some necessary editing. This Full Moon gives you a chance to make key course corrections before things get out of hand in a few weeks.
Taurus: The Taurus
The Full Moon in Virgo this week highlights the relationship between your ideal life and the lifestyle you currently have. Beneath the great night light, you’ll see details revealed. What can you to bring the real more in line with your ideal?
Gemini: The Twins
This Full Moon in Virgo is a big one for you, highlighting both your foundations and aspirations, home and career. In particular, it asks that you look upon your living situation and consider how it could better support what you would like to do with your life.
Cancer: The Crab
The Full Moon in Virgo highlights the relationship between your long and short term goals. Look at the little stuff you need to achieve in order to get to the big stuff. Make a list, and do it.
Leo: The Lion
The Full Moon in Virgo highlights the resources you do and do not have at your disposal. You may need to join forces with others or borrow a little thunder in order to make your vision a reality.
Virgo: The Virgin
The Full Moon in your sign illuminates you- but through the eyes of others. This Full Moon spotlights your relationships- personal, professional and otherwise in pale silvery rays. Gaze at what is revealed in the reflected radiance- there’s a tremendous amount to be learned about yourself and the way you approach relationships.
Libra: The Scales
The Full Moon in Virgo sees the details of your physical life reflected in the depths of your psyche. This is an important Full Moon to take stock of your mental health. Don’t be afraid to make a little sanity time for yourself if you need it.
Scorpio: The Scorpion
The Full Moon in Virgo highlights the social side of the life you’ve created for yourself. How you choose to live changes who will want to live it with you. If you don’t like the situation you’re in, stop creating it.
Sagittarius: The Archer
The Full Moon in Virgo is a big one for you, highlighting both your living situation and your career. Specifically, this lunation reveals how well your living situation is either helping or hindering your professional life. Adjustments may well be in order.
Capricorn: The Goat
The Full Moon in Virgo highlights the relationship between your long and short term goals. In particular, pay attention to whether small advances and tasks accomplished are getting you closer to where you would like to be or side-tracking you.
Aquarius: The Water Bearer
The Full Moon in Virgo highlights your resources, both what you have and what you don’t. What you don’t can be supplied by another, but what will you give in return? An important Full Moon to make sure everyone’s holding up their end of the bargain.
Pisces: The Fishes
The Full Moon in Virgo throws the status of your partnerships into full relief. Romantic, business and BFF- your important relationships are all highlighted by this Full Moon. By everything you should to people, and hold them to the same standard.
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