(Article changed on March 14, 2014 at 10:00)
"What if our religion was each
"If our practice was our life
"If prayer, our words.
"What if the temple was the earth
"If forests were our church
"If holy water - the rivers, lakes, and oceans
"What if meditation was our relationships
"If the Teacher was life
"If wisdom was self-knowledge
"If love was the center of our being"
~ Ganga White ~
We're still swimming in the dreamy waters of Pisces, so flip
over onto your back and let the moonlight bathe and sooth you, body and
soul. That's when Spirit's voice comes
Perhaps you've been lost in the dark watery depths amidst strangely glowing nightmare creatures or swimming fast and free with a pod of dolphins or breaching with a family of whales. Perhaps you've gotten stuck in stagnate seas of weeds and grass or finally been tumbled to distant shores. If you've flowed with Pisces' watery energies, you might feel like your life is dissolving into a new unity of spirit; if you've struggled against the tides you might find yourself lost at sea. But wherever you find yourself on Full Moon night, take this magical moonlight into your heart. Listen to and look at what's there.
The Virgo Full Moon tells us, "You belong to yourself. As much as you are part of a whole, you are also a unique drop in the ocean of consciousness. What do you want to do with your drop? What does your drop want to do with you?"
We are all here on Earth for the specific reason that's encoded within our soul, just as our physical body is encoded by our DNA. Each of us has a destiny--each destiny is unique and yet part of the whole. Are you rebirthing the archetype of the Mother, because our society needs nurturing, love and comfort; are you transforming the archetypal image of Father into the wise guide, the caring protector and the truthful judge? Our world certainly needs more of these people. Do you find yourself incarnating the archetypal energy of the Warrior, the Healer, the Artist, the Bard, the Leader, the Priestess or Priest? How about the conscious Merchant, the courageous Scout? Uranus in Aries opens us to these archetypal identities just as we are challenged to re-create the society that Pluto in Capricorn is tearing down. If we are truly one universe, then our instructions are clear--be your unique Self. Who do you want to be?
Virgo is the sign of the Virgin, the one who knows seeks self-knowledge, to know oneself, both light and shadows. Our Christian era has re-defined Virgin to only mean its physical sexual aspect; in ancient times, a virgin was a woman who belonged to no man, who was a woman in her own right. She belonged to herself! Each of us, man and woman, can reclaim our feminine virginal energy--we can belong to ourselves. On this Virgo Full Moon night, we can see who we're meant to be if we're willing to acknowledge who we really are.
Virgo's shadow can distort our need to know ourselves into the need to control things to attain the ideal of perfection--someone else's idea of perfection! Virgo's real purpose is to help us know and accept who we really are. Virgo's analytical mind measures and aligns; Virgo's magic understands how everything fits together to make it work. Virgo's greatest gift is discernment, knowing this from that. This helps us master a talent, and understand how it can be of service to others.
On Full Moon night, the Piscean ocean will send out a drop of its womblike waters to each of us, filtered through the Virgo Moon. The drop of our Piscean longing and dreams. Who do you see? Do you see yourself?
Virgo Full Moon
The Virgo Full Moon
occurs on Sunday March 16th at 10:08pm PDT/ 7:08pm EDT/ 5:08pm
The Pisces Sun shines out on the Virgo Moon to illuminate how well we've integrated our spirituality with our physicality, our soul with our personality. Uniting a deep spiritual outlook with a sense of humble service, this Full Moon calls us to be of service to our world now.
The Sabian symbol for the Sun at 27* Pisces is: The Harvest Moon illumines a clear autumnal sky. In autumn when the Harvest Moon shines, it often looks bigger than other full moons. It heralds a time of harvest, of bringing in what we have cultivated and sown. At the end of the astrological year, we also do this on a karmic level. What have we sown this year and what have we reaped? As you float on the moonlit waters, see what you've accomplished this year and let it go, so that the seeds of this new year have room to grow.
The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 27* Virgo is: A group of aristocratic ladies meet ceremonially at a court's function. All societies need certain rituals that hold and focus the energies of the people so we can act as a community. It is the feminine spirit that holds the hopes and wishes of any society. And it is the Divine Feminine who is calling to us now to remember we are all one--that we depend upon each other. It reminds us to be courteous, thoughtful and compassionate as we head into the tumultuous times coming our way this April.
This Virgo Full Moon gets support from Saturn retrograde in Scorpio, just as the Full Moon acceptance of Self gives support to Saturn's deep emotional restructuring. Saturn in Scorpio has been hard on us because looking at our darker feelings is hard. Saturn in Scorpio puts the squeeze on us through our unresolved fears, wounds, betrayals or obsessions.