The month of March kicks off with a full moon in Virgo on the 1st at 8:52PM ET. Virgo is the sign of work, so we can focus on the work that needs to be done, the little things that have piled up, the tasks and chores that we have to get out of the way. This can be a time to finish projects, do some spring cleaning, and streamline daily lives and routines. We can work on eliminating bad habits that have adversely impacted our lifestyles or productivity, and we can focus on trying to manage stress better so we're not quite so stressed out. But, if we try to do too much, we might stress ourselves out worse!
This full moon is opposite Neptune in Pisces, so we have to be careful with emotional sensitivity, vulnerability, and being easily taken advantage of. We may get lost in the fog, in illusion and delusion, and need to work hard to discern fantasy (Pisces/Neptune) from facts and reality (Virgo).
The full moon occurs at 11 degrees 22 minutes Virgo. The major aspects to this full moon are:
Conjunction: 9 degrees 22 minutes - 13 degrees 22 minutes Virgo
Sextile: 9 degrees 22 minutes - 13 degrees 22 minutes Cancer or Scorpio
Square: 9 degrees 22 minutes - 13 degrees 22 minutes Gemini or Sagittarius
Trine: 9 degrees 22 minutes - 13 degrees 22 minutes Taurus or Capricorn
Opposition: 9 degrees 22 minutes - 13 degrees 22 minutes Pisces
March's new moon occurs in Pisces on March 17th at 9:12AM ET. With the Pisces new moon, we can be more compassionate and understanding, and do more for others who can't do for themselves. We can care for the voiceless and shine a light where we haven't been paying as much attention lately.
We may connect more to our spiritual selves, our intuition, our subconscious minds, and to the subtle energies all around us. We can focus on our inner mystics, and work to heal ourselves and others, particularly with this new moon conjunct (aligned with) Chiron in Pisces. Chiron is the "wounded healer", representing our deepest wounds we need to heal from but also how we can heal and grow, so we may be focused on some sort of wound that we need to collectively heal from. We can be more sensitive at first, but this can lead to more focus and conversation about what we need to do. We just need to make sure we use a gentle touch and are sensitive to everyone's needs. Connecting to our spiritual selves can also be beneficial for helping us to heal, and we may need to address past issues or something that has been hidden from us that becomes revealed.
Pisces is also the last sign of the Zodiac, so we may feel like we're at the end of some cycle, and can clean up, clear out, let go, and get ready for the new.
The new moon occurs at 26 degrees 53 minutes Pisces. The major aspects to this new moon are:
Conjunction: 24 degrees 53 minutes - 28 degrees 53 minutes Pisces
Sextile: 24 degrees 53 minutes - 28 degrees 53 minutes Taurus or Capricorn
Square: 24 degrees 53 minutes - 28 degrees 53 minutes Gemini or Sagittarius
Trine: 24 degrees 53 minutes - 28 degrees 53 minutes Cancer or Scorpio
Opposition: 24 degrees 53 minutes - 28 degrees 53 minutes Virgo
March also comes with a second full moon! Another blue moon after the lunar eclipse blue moon in January. This full moon occurs on March 31st at 8:36AM ET in Libra. The Libra full moon often wants us to come together in compromising fashion, wanting us to keep the peace and be considerate of one another, mindful of equality and justice, and play fair. We can focus more on one another, on the important people in our lives, and how we impact one another. It can be a time to eliminate issues in relationships and partnerships to improve them, or to walk away from people or alliances that we feel no longer serve a positive purpose in our lives.
The full moon in square (hard aspect, 3 signs away) Saturn in Capricorn, and opposite Mercury retrograde in Aries (though a tiny bit wide). So this full moon has some supercharged energy that we need to be conscious of managing, otherwise there may be some wonkiness ensuing! There may be some extra violence, some extra difficulties with governments, institutions, or politicians, and it can feel like we're getting dragged around by a drunk angry cat. Cancer is the sign that's missing, so we need to be more considerate emotionally, more supportive and nurturing, and remember that we're all one family. And maybe have extra ice cream!
This full moon occurs at 10 degrees 44 minutes in Libra. The major aspects to this full moon are:
Conjunction: 8 degrees 44 minutes - 12 degrees 44 minutes Libra
Sextile: 8 degrees 44 minutes - 12 degrees 44 minutes Leo or Sagittarius
Square: 8 degrees 44 minutes - 12 degrees 44 minutes Cancer or Capricorn
Trine: 8 degrees 44 minutes - 12 degrees 44 minutes Gemini or Aquarius
Opposition: 8 degrees 44 minutes - 12 degrees 44 minutes Aries
Mercury Retrograde in Aries: March - April 2018
May 2018 New & Full Moons
April 2018 New & Full Moons
Jupiter in Scorpio: October 2017 - November 2018
Saturn in Capricorn: December 2017 - March 2020, July - December 2020