Despite the frozen landscape buried in snow that I’m looking at right now, spring is in the air. Or at least the planets say so. This week’s Virgo Full Moon is affected by two giants of the solar system, Jupiter and Uranus, which can turn up the volume in our lives. This is just the beginning of an intense month of potential change, and a reminder that we are the seed of any transformation.
Jupiter formed an exact 120 degree angle to Uranus earlier this morning, which hopefully is opening up our field of vision. Jupiter in Leo is proud and confident, and wherever it is in our chart is an area that we are dealing with our own ego gratification and sense of personal accomplishment (or lack thereof.) And then the electrifying, spontaneous, rebellious energy of Uranus in Aries comes in and jolts that planet with new insights or unexpected surprises. What this feels like is excitement and possibility and weirdness. Routines and everyday normality is put aside, or at least it’s a little difficult to focus on. In fact, ‘normal’ is something up for discussion, as these larger energies shake up our sense of reality.
The Full Moon occurs at 1:05 p.m. EST this Thursday with the Sun in Pisces and the Moon in Virgo. Typically this lunation brings with it a subtle balance between idealism and realism. Pisces is compassionate and Virgo is practical, so this Full Moon is often colored with a feeling of doing work for the greater good. While this still holds true for our current astrology, there’s also this fiery Uranian energy that heats it up and makes it restless. There’s a compelling urge to break away from the old and implement the new. And that is truly the cosmic message of the month, as we head into the final Uranus/Pluto square.
Uranus in Aries has formed 6 of 7 exact 90 degree angles since 2012. (See earlier coverage here.) The last of these squares occurs on March 16, just days before a powerful solar eclipse and equinox. This era of history has been marked by a radical and destructive vibe that has torn down almost every institution we know. Look at how differently we view the banking system, the media, the Pope (just to name a few). It’s easy to say things always are changing, but when you really think about the powerfully disruptive nature of world events politically, socially, and environmentally, you have to see how wild these past 3 years have been.
So what to do with all this? The Virgo Full Moon symbolizes our physical ability to be of service, to be part of a solution to a problem. Because this lunation represents the Piscean gift of inclusion (the ability to see that all creatures are connected) balanced with Virgo’s ability to get the job done step by step, we are empowered to get real about what we want to create in our future, particularly in ways that heal old wounds. Whether these are big external changes or simply releasing toxic habits and behaviors, we can use this astrology to shape our world for the better. It may seem overwhelming, but start small and you will see results.
I will be publishing extended spring horoscopes for all 12 signs before the New Moon on the 20th. Will keep you posted!