Friday, March 18, 2011

Super Full Moon in Virgo

The change in the weather is reflected in the Native American's name for the March Full Moon.  As the warmer temperatures cause the ground to thaw, the  earthworms wiggle their way to the surface and are pecked by the birds for the Full Worm Moon. To other, more northern-based tribes, this Moon was known as the Full Crow Moon because the cawing of the crows was said to signal the end of winter.  Other names for this moon include the Full Crust Moon  because the snow covering the ground now  becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night and the Full Sap Moon because it marks the time of tapping maple trees. To the early settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon.

On the last day the Sun transits Pisces, the Moon waxes and becomes full in Virgo. The Full Moon in Virgo on March 19th will be at 29 degrees Virgo. It is a particularly important Full Moon because it falls the day before the Spring Equinox. This is considered as the first day of spring, this significant process balanced through 12 hours of day and night on the earth axis connecting the centers of earth and the sun. It will also be a Supermoon; that is, the moon will be closer to the Earth than is has been since 1992. On this night, the moon will appear to be about 14 percent larger and much brighter than usual, but despite its brightness, the Supermoon also has a dark side. In the past, they have been linked to natural disasters such as earthquakes or floods, but although they have been connected, it does not necessarily mean that anything will happen. At any rate, higher than average tides can be expected.

The Full Moon is always a period of endings and bringing a new phase into our lives. This means it is time to evaluate life and find where there can be a balance between our needs and outs. Virgo is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, as is Gemini. The energy of Virgo, an earth sign, is down-to-earth, responsible, practical, and critical. While the Moon is in Virgo, it a good time for learning something new and for completing projects, particularly smaller scale projects that require organization and attention to detail. Due to Virgo's association with health, food and fitness may be concerns during this time. It is an excellent time to heal imbalances in our physical bodies through prayer, dreamwork, or meditation.

As we approach the Full Moon later this week, be aware that it may bring some changes to your life as well.  This will be a time for you  to acknowledge and address whatever emotions that you still have been unable to resolve.  Critical thinking will be highlighted, but  caution must be taken to avoid being overly critical or judgmental.   Virgo likes to know things or at least to be able to figure them out. 

Since October of this past year, every full moon has fallen at 29 degrees of the sign.  The 29th degree of a sign is one to be recognized as a crucial point to consider because it is the end point of the sign and is the most intense and complete manifestation of that sign’s energies. It is also the point of most wisdom from the accumulated experience of the transit of the planet through that sign.

On the day after the Full Moon, the Vernal Equinox will arrive, signaling another turn in the Wheel of the Year.   The Sun moves into the sign of
Aries, moving over the equator into the Northern Hemisphere. The primal,aroused life force is eager to act, to create. Our impulses begin to take over, so it is helpful to have a long-range guiding vision, dream or ambition to help keep the priorities straight and one’s efforts in alignment with one’s goals. 

You came, the vernal equinox
Brought on the solstice in a day;
Crocuses in their beds of box
Straight changed to tulips, striped and gay. 
--Henry Charles Beeching--


  1. I love when you do your moon posts, I learn so much.

    Definitely a time to let things go for me.

  2. Spring....may it be forever eternal.
    Us Northerners look towards seeing green and flowers. :0)

  3. Thank you for all the moon lore.

    This Full Moon is important to me... In that I have continued with a decision... Which is hard to continue, at the time of the Full Moon. We will see...

  4. This Northern born girl has been enjoying warmer temps for the past few days and everywhere I go the crows/ravens have been flying with me. I love it!

    The energies have really amped up and I haven't been able to sleep in about four days...right about now I feel raggedy, lol. But daylight prevails and my chores are many so I have been getting some much needed paperwork done and perhaps some laundry before day is done. I have been paying attention to what is only in the moment these days so I stay grounded and balanced...I love reading your astrology wisdom too! :)
    Thank You Sweet Friend for your love and kindness!
    Big Hugs!

  5. Good morning my friend! I have been letting so much go and will continue to do so. No more junk or clutter, drama or confusion. Life is wonderful and getting better every day. I love you my sweet friend!


  6. Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's SUPERMOON!

  7. Thank you sharing your wonderful knowledge :) i have just been out gazing at the beautiful moon almost full shes seems so bright tonight am hoping for another clear night tomorrow to see how super she is :) x x xhave lovely weekend

  8. I love the Moon posts too..Autumn Equinox coming up here for me.. and i could also call our Moon down here the Full Crow Moon.. every day while I was away, I saw a crow. it seemed they were following me. which is good because i need crow energy at the moment xo