When the Moon is full, it is in the opposite zodiac sign of where the Sun is. Since the Sun is now in Pisces, this is the Full Moon of Virgo.
This is the Full Worm Moon, so named because, according to The Farmer’s Almanac, “As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins.” In addition, some Native Americans know this as the Full Crow Moon and the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night.
With other names like the Lenten Moon, the Sap Moon, and the Seed Moon, this is the last Full Moon of Winter; the Equinox draws near.
Assuming that you are able to read this, due to the unknown effects of the giant solar flare that will be hitting our Planet Earth today, I am sharing two interpretations for this magical Moon. First, the brilliant, wise, and magical Rhea Wolf.
Full Moon Focus
Virgo: Spotlight on Integration
March 8, 1:39 AM PST, 18-19 degrees Virgo
by Rhea Wolf
With the Full Moon in Virgo on March 8th, the focus is on integrating the lessons of the past and finding the natural order of our lives. Virgo’s symbol is “the Virgin,” the archetype of the Priestess and Healer who projects the energy of sovereignty, self-awareness, and deep wisdom.
Virgo seeks to know herself completely, to cut away the superfluous and keep only what’s necessary for the task at hand. Virgo’s ability to understand the body-mind connection also makes it vital to our overall health and well being.
At its best, Virgo accepts herself – flaws and all – and seeks to serve others with the skills she possesses. But Virgo also has a dark side which can get stirred up with the intensity of the Full Moon: a judgmental mind that borders on cruel and an addiction to self-improvement that leaves no time for meaningful work.
Virgo can be analytical to the point of inaction. It can also give of itself too much, leading to workaholic tendencies and eventual burn-out.
When the Full Moon is in Virgo, we can see some of these themes more clearly in our lives. We may feel the urge to clean house or reduce clutter in our work space. Hurt feelings can rise up at the perceived criticism of others. Virgo can help us bring the energy of integration into our lives, getting projects, problems and relationships in order.
This Full Moon may feel like a searchlight exposing any blemish or shortcoming, but it can also light up the details and activities of our lives that need more awareness and appreciation.
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This Full Moon at 19 Pisces-Virgo will bring us all to “walk with our wisdom,” and see the “body strengthening function of the Soul.” This will express as cooperative power within a learning situation, where we can see the benefits of “friendly competition.”
This Full Moon will be very stabilizing, and show us how our vision of our “pot of gold at the end of the rainbow” can be made real.
The period ruled by this Full Moon will illuminate our wisdom, compassion, and ability to bring closure to old ways of “knowing,” and we can contact whoever and whatever teaches us and leads us to greater wisdom.
This will show us techniques of being educated through actions where we get to learn how to maximize results when we effort with others. We can find encouragement, sustainment, and a greater sense of group consciousness through things we do with others.
This continues to be a period of “stabilized idealism” where we take the aspirations, vision, and sense of how we can contribute to ourselves and our world in bigger ways and show our skills in making something concrete.
This period can help us get past fear, how we can bring happiness to others in their times of sorrow or difficulty, and will unveil many things from the past so that we can understand how to move things forward simply, steadily, and practically.
You can read lots more details here…
I love the implications of this, as I depart this morning for the annual Sacred Space Conference in Maryland. It is a gathering for “Metaphysics, Mysticism, Magick,” featuring workshops and rituals led by some of the best teachers and visionaries in the Earth traditions today.
Talk about finding “encouragement, sustainment, and a greater sense of group consciousness through things we do with others!” This is exactly what I’ll be doing! What about you?
So, I’ll be looking forward to sharing what I learn with you when I return. Meantime, may your rites be blessed.