March 2012 Full & New Moons: Full Moon in Virgo & New Moon in Aries
March 2012 comes with a full moon in Virgo, the sign of work, so it’s time to get things done and be productive. It also comes with a new moon in Aries, the sign of initiation, and we can be active and involved, ready for action.
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are exactly opposing one another in the zodiac. It tends to signal a time of endings, culminations, and things coming to fruition. A new moon occurs when the transit Sun and Moon are in the exact same spot in the zodiac, called a conjunction. It tends to signal a time of new opportunities, growth, and optimism.
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March 8th 2012 Full Moon in Virgo
A full moon occurs at 4:39AM at 18 degrees 13 minutes of Virgo. In Virgo, this Full Moon is good to end a project at work that you've been putting a lot of time and energy into. Some may begin to feel restless at their job, wanting a change in their working environment.
This full moon can impact health, by being a good full moon to evaluate your diet and exercise routine and make any changes. We all may not be as dedicated to our routines either. If you want to end a bad habit, this can be a good Moon to do it under, like biting your nails, leaving your clothes on the floor, or smoking.
If there's a daily task you've been doing that you want to stop, you can here. You can restructure your routine and schedule so focus on what you like most and get the most out of.
If you're a Virgo Sun, Moon, or mid-Virgo rising, you may feel the effects of this moon most.
March 22nd 2012 New Moon in Aries
A new moon occurs at 10:37AM ET at 2 degrees 22 minutes of Aries. A New Moon in Aries is traditionally a good period to try something new, however this New Moon occurs during Mercury retrograde, which will be in the same sign of Aries, so we all may feel tempted to try something new, but it likely won't go well.
If you do want to try something else, it'd be best if it was something you've tried before. Retrogrades are amazing for second chances, and that is double true with a new moon during the retrograde. What do you want another shot at?
This New Moon will conjunct (be in the same spot as) the retrograding Mercury, so there will likely be a lot of communicating going on around this moon. We'll all just have to be careful that we're choosing our words wisely and not setting off needless arguments.
If you're an Aries Sun, Moon, or rising, you may feel the effects of this moon most.
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations