Yesterday morning’s full moon (10:48 a.m. pacific), coupled with the end of Mercury retro brings a special opportunity to see things from a new perspective, and complete projects that may have been on the shelf for a while. This is also the best time of the year to clean house, organize papers, do taxes, and other necessary tasks you may have been putting off.
As I’ve mentioned before, the two weeks following the full moon are favored for releasing, clearing, completing and habits of elimination. Want to change your diet? There’s no better time than a Virgo full moon for embarking on a detoxification program. Quitting bad habits, especially those affecting your health is highly favorable now. But do it in small improvements. Incremental steps toward your goals may pay off more easily than going cold turkey. But if you do decide to make a clean break, just be sure you have the necessary support, and that you know how you are most likely to fail, and devise a plan for that.
Be accountable to yourself by keeping a daily list of what you intend to do, and checking back with it in the evening, paying particular attention to what you resisted and why. Keeping an ongoing record of what you put off or avoid can be beneficial now, as these are the things you’ll do well to start checking off now.
Neptune, the planet of intuition and illusion is conjunct the sun, and therefore opposite the moon now. The insights, hunches and other manner of spiritual guidance that have been with us through the retro cycle will continue with fewer disruptions and background noise now. Meditate, walk, swim and take baths. Intersperse these activities with mental tasks and take frequent breaks. There’s still a bit of laziness in the air, and if you indulge it a little throughout the day, perhaps it won’t take you over and sideline you for long periods of time.
Another way to effectively organize your day is to intersperse alone time and people time. Virgo is an introverted sign, and even the biggest extroverts will find themselves craving more time to themselves.
Virgo is also the sign of research and discernment. Now is an important time to separate fact from fiction. Another hallmark of Virgo is preparedness. It’s important now, in the face of the Coronavirus outbreak, to be armed with truth and willing to do the research as to staying safe, as there is so much misinformation out there. Virgo, being the sign of cleanliness will have us naturally washing hands more often, and thinking along the lines of safety. The downside of Virgo influences is excessive worry. Channel that into reasonable preparedness.
Another Virgo pitfall is overthinking things. Particularly with the Neptune influence, this can be tricky, as most good work comes from a place of inspiration. Create space around all you do. Leave room for the muse. Creativity and brilliance will be high under these influences, but it won’t come from wracking your brain.
Following this full moon, we have the spring equinox on March 19. This is also a great time for cleaning and clearing, if you haven’t gotten to it yet, as we usher in the astrological “new year” with the sun entering Aries, the first sign of the zodiac. It’s also a great time to take stock of the previous six months. What have you achieved? Celebrate it! And set your intentions for what you would like to harvest come the autumnal equinox.
And if you’re ready for a time of bold, focused action in which to launch a new dream, or invigorate and renew and old one, you’ll be looking forward to the Aries new moon on March 24. And you’ll be well prepared for your launch if you attend to the tasks of practical, prepared Virgo now.
And if you’re in San Diego county, I’m having a new moon circle on March 24.