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Virgo Full Moon – Sunday March 16th!

The Virgo Moon is getting ready to oppose the Pisces Sun in what is possibly the most important Full Moon of each year. The Virgo/Pisces polarity is about bringing heaven on earth and the connection of Body (Virgo) to Spirit (Pisces). Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac and is the archetype of the infinite field of pure potential that we create our lives from. Virgo is the energy that knows how to turn that energy into form. This Full Moon helps us know that same intelligence as a part of ourselves.

The Full Moon is exact at 10:07am PDT on Sunday morning (for those of you overseas, that’s 5:00pm in London and 7:07pm in Pretoria. For those of you down under, the exact moment in Sydney is in the wee hours of Monday morning at 4:07am) but once the Moon is in Virgo (which it is now), we are building toward the vibration in earnest, making this entire weekend filled with lunar power. The essence of all Full Moons relates to the harvest, where we get to reap the benefit of all the work we’ve been putting in to expanding our consciousness. But remember that part of the crop we yield is that which is left behind; the chaff and other inedible materials. In keeping with the farming metaphor, this excess substance is cast off and ultimately decomposes into nutrients that fertilize the next crop. Such is the way with the things in consciousness that we leave behind. The patterns we let go of, the resentments we drop and the forgiveness we engage in all allow for this natural progression to occur. What we release today feeds what we sew tomorrow.

There are a number of Mercury calibrations that are part of this Full Moon. Mercury is still wrapping up his retrograde cycle, so there is a direct connection with this lunation and the insights and integrations that occurred by virtue of him making those triple transits that happen every time he goes retrograde. His is just days away from being in his free and clear period where there is no retrograde in sight for several months. Today’s aspects are the very last ones that will hearken back to things that came up in late January and February. Look for issues that came up in the past seven weeks to be wrapping up now.
Mercury will Trine the North Node and Sextile the South Node. This is a transit that helps us process the past in order to move into the future. The Nodes are an opposition that represents our past and our future, our Kharma and Dharma. This aspect divides that opposition into two easily digestible parts, with an energy that allows us to productively understand the stuff we are moving away from (a Sextile to the South Node) and easily move toward the new future we are creating (a Trine to the North Node). This Full Moon can absolutely reveal a great deal about what the past few months have allowed you to uncover, discover and discard. Just don’t try too hard to figure it out and let the wisdom reveal itself to you.

There is a slightly less intense Mercury aspect Sunday as well, a Semi-Square to Pluto. A Semi-Square is a mild conflict or obstacle that may come up and with Pluto being the object of Mercury’s affection, the issue may be one of authority. If you are still looking outside for the source of your power, this transit will make you very uncomfortable until you pull focus back where it belongs; on yourself.

About an hour after the exact moment of the Full Moon, the Sun will Inconjunct Mars who is freshly turned inward in his retrograde status. This is a fork in the road aspect that allows something to be carved off your consciousness and dropped along the way. Intend to let go of what no longer serves you today and this aspect will help you do so. The intense activity of Mercury almost guarantees that what you release will have something to do with thought patterns or communication issues (like that difficult conversation that it is finally time to have).

If you are fortunate enough to be free of any of these sorts of mental challenges, today may be a day where you let your plans change form. Remember that great vision is held with a mighty grip and open palms. We stay doggedly committed to our Heart’s Desire, but allow it to change on a dime as new information reveals itself to us. This is also one way that this Full Moon may occur for you.

The Virgo Moon is always benefited by anything that would fall under the auspices of “process.” And since Virgo rules the physical body in motion, anything that gets your body moving would be an ideal way to begin to prepare for receive the energy of this Full Moon. Take a walk, do some yoga, go on your favorite hike, exercise vigorously. Get your body going and let your Mind take the weekend off. In fact, I wouldn’t devote any of your time to figuring out what you are releasing as much as I would set the intention to release what is ready to be dropped and then go for a long run. The body (and the sign of Virgo) knows what to do without our help.

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Full Moon In Cancer Conjunct Black Moon Lilith!

The Full Moon in Cancer is tonight at 8:52pm PST. That’s overnight in the wee hours in Europe and Africa and for those of you down under, it is exact Wednesday afternoon at 3:52pm. Cancer is ruled by the Moon and so this lunation has a particular power and beauty on an archetypal level. Everything that you associate with the Moon; emotions, changeability, cycles, feminine power, the shadow, the unconscious, will be magnified exponentially by her ruling sign. There is an even deeper resonance with the Divine Feminine connected with this particular Full Moon that offers us a chance to take a very deep dive into the shadow and emerge more integrated than ever.

But first, there are some planetary aspects to talk about today and both of them are Semi-Squares. Semi Squares foster growth and movement out of some underlying sense of things being not quite as they could be. They are one of the more subtle angles that, while not overt in the sensation they produce, provide the necessary friction to make some forward movement occur. In the case of this geometry between the Sun and Chiron, our conscious awareness expands to understand that a deeper healing can occur by honoring all of this Cancer energy in the atmosphere. This friction should encourage higher choices where putting yourself and your needs first is concerned.

Venus and Neptune also Semi-Square each other today. Whenever Venus and Neptune interact, Love is in the air. That is because both of these archetypes vibrate with Love; Venus on the personal level and Neptune on the trans-personal level. Another way of looking them is that together they connect us to the lower and higher octave of Love. When they interact in a way like this – which is agitated in nature but helpful for making higher choices – we benefit. This Full Moon is very much about recognizing how much healing has taken place over the past year or so. The fact that Venus is retrograde means that she has made this aspect before, so look back to November 25th for clues on how to interpret today’s energy.

The real juice behind this particular Full Moon is its proximity with Black Moon Lilith. The lunation is taking place exactly Conjunct this powerful point. In Jewish mysticism, Lilith was the first woman that God created, equal to Adam. She was found to be way too powerful and was cast aside and a far more subservient version was crafted from Adam’s rib. Enter Eve, looking equal, but far from it. Lilith, in her rage, became associated with the destructive feminine, not dissimilar from the Hindu God Kali. Only in Hindu she is revered instead of subjugated.

There is a mathematically calculated spot in space, about hallway between the Moon’s orbit and the Earth. This point is the archetypal home of the darkest shadowy parts of our humanity, that which is hidden and disowned, but POWERFULLY creative. It is named after Lilith and is also referred to as the Black Moon. When we don’t have a conscious relationship with this part of our nature, we create directly from it and chaos reigns. As we get to know the deepest recesses of our most fearsome corners, we are empowered to create consciously, because that which we fear the most is no longer free to run the show from beneath the surface of our consciousness.

The short version of what this means is that there is an opportunity to reclaim a fair amount of shadow material during this Full Moon and integrate more deeply the profound dark feminine power that is so needed right now. We have been terrified of this energy for thousands of years and it is now time to face the deep, wet places where all creation is birthed from without shrinking back from it. This Full Moon gives is a good opportunity to look at these shadowy depths.

This is not always easy to do because the shadow is, well, in the shadow. One of the most effective ways is to use creative means to connect to this place. Here is one way that I use in workshops all the time. Grab all your pens, pencils, crayons, etc. Create some sacred space and get quiet. Allow a painful or difficult situation to come to mind from the past or the present; the right and perfect one will appear. Then draw. Do not think too much about what you are doing, but allow the process to be as organic as you can. You may be surprised by what comes up. Be with your creation for a while, then burn it, bury it like a seed in the ground. Make sure to water it as well, for the Cancer archetype needs plenty of water to do her thing.

This is a great opportunity to dislodge some deeper stuff in a way that can’t be done with the rational mind. Give it a whirl during the power of this beautiful Full Moon and let your Heart sing even louder.

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Full Moon In Pisces With Triple Kharmic Conjunction!!

The Pisces Full Moon is exact in the wee hours tomorrow morning and the culmination that this lunation represents is very much a part of this current moment of awareness that we find ourselves in. As ever with the Full Moon, we have a magnificent opportunity to peer into the Unconscious Mind with as much vision as we can ever have, for that is what Full Moons offer us. This particular lunation comes packed with a number of other astrological cycles that have been building over the past two weeks that make this moment particularly rich for the process of deepening your Heart Centeredness and seeing exactly where you are in the journey from the Mind to the Heart.

There are very few other transits active tomorrow, which is strange since there have been very few days of late that are as geometrically quiet. Of course, the major one of the day is the Full Moon and that should certainly keep us filled with big energy. In fact, I think there is something elegant about such a day where there isn’t much to distract us from the main event. A Full Moon gives is great vantage point for peering into our depths and seeing what is usually hidden from view. Take advantage of your awareness today; anything you see is likely to be newly formed territory in your Consciousness.

The timing of the Full Moon is in the wee hours, around 4:13am PDT. The means we move into this energy fairly early in the day. And while this may not offer us a very peaceful sleep tonight, at least we won’t be burdened by the buildup that the time leading up to a Full Moon can often bring. We start our day tomorrow right in the thick of it.

Today, Wednesday, features a huge transit that has been building for quite some time, with increased emphasis these past ten days. We have reached the moment in our Kharmic journey where the archetype of Love (Venus) has arrived at her meeting with the Lord of Kharma (Saturn) and the Future (North Node) as it is unfolding toward us. These three planets are aligned today in a very rare triple conjunction. The first conjunction Venus makes is with the North Node at 7:07am PDT followed by Saturn at 1:53pm PDT.

Saturn and the North Node connecting with each other asks us to be responsible for all that we know with regard to utilizing our spiritual practice as primary in our lives. These two meet up regularly every 20-30 years, so while an infrequent occurrence; it is not a rare one. Venus being present at the exact moment they come together however is rare indeed. This adds the element of bringing the Heart fully into focus as part of this responsibility. We must drop into our Hearts no matter what; it is a mandate and nothing less than Peace on Earth as at stake. And it begins as an individual, inside job. As an experiment for the next few days, I invite you to look at EVERY moment and ask yourself, “How would I see this if I were living FULLY in my heart.” My suspicion is that it will be easier to do this than you imagine.

You have every bit of knowledge and information you need to live fully in your Heart and to return to your Heart the moment you get sidetracked by the ego’s rants. It’s not difficult or complicated. What is requires is the discipline to do it (whatever “it” is for you) over and over and over again until you are living your entire life in a prayerful posture, conscious of every breath you take. That’s truly what this passage is all about; not about fixing what’s wrong, because there is nothing wrong. It’s about increasing your willingness to be mighty about your spiritual practice. And I don’t mean by that adding ten minutes to your morning meditation, or chanting louder than you did the day before. I mean taking that connectedness you feel in your devotions into your pedestrian life. By being as open in traffic as you are in your home staring at candle.

The sign of this lunation is Pisces, the deepest Water that we bathe in in the zodiac. If you are so inclined to do any Full Moon ritual over the next few days, you might include water in whatever you do. Pisces rules the ocean and the notion that we are all connected through the collective. We are all in this together and though we each experience very different facets of the experience, it is comforting to know that there is only one of us here. Are you doing your part?

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