For the second time this year, the Moon becomes Full twice in one month. This time, March both opens and closes with the abundant energy of a Full Moon, the first one occurring at 4:51pm PST on Thursday, March 1st in the sign of Virgo.
What is a Full Moon?
A Full Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon are in direct opposition to one another in the sky. Because of this, the Moon’s face is fully illuminated.
What does the Full Moon represent?
The Full Moon is the harvest. Full Moon’s mark the end of a lunar cycle and should be used to take full inventory of your abundance. They are a reflection of all you have built and nurtured in the time since the last New Moon.
What does this particular Full Moon have to offer?
Notorious for being overly analytical and caught up in the factual, Virgo can be a tough sign for the Moon to sit in. A Full Moon is full because it has been waxing, slowly building in energy until it is at its ripest and ready to let go of some of the load. The load of a Virgo Moon is the heaviness that comes with expectation, boundless giving and the pressures of believing in and living by strict ideas of “right and wrong.”
As a society, we are constantly inundated with ideas of morality that are often conflicting and difficult to implement. Our lives start to become heavy with the weight of other people’s values and ways of seeing and being in the world, whether or not they are working for us or bringing us peace.
This Full Moon is an invitation to cut through all of that, to ask ourselves: what ideal do I wake up and commit to through my actions every day? Am I living my life the way that I think I “should,” (for my age, race, gender, etc) or in a way that feels most authentic to my experience, values and happiness?
The Full Moon is always an invitation to let go of something, to shift, discard or redistribute the weight we will carry into the future. This Full Moon, seek to let go of the burden of expectation and allegiance to anything but your own fulfillment, happiness and peace. “Rightness” is subjective. What is taught as “right” in the world around us is based on technological advancements, new research, religious leaning and political ideology - all things that change and evolve as we do. We, too, as individuals have the ability and right to modify our values and the way that we live them based on new knowledge, circumstances and relationships we enter, as well.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the month of March means Spring is on the horizon. Use this Moon as an opportunity to weed your garden of all that is blocking your light or choking out what needs the most tender care and careful love as we move into the most abundant season of the year. Give yourself a break from the outside pressure of what you “should” be doing and focus on what feels good and “right” for you to focus on at this time. Use this Moon as the starting point for a new practice of looking inward to find all of your answers on what is “right.” To learn to embrace your unique journey. The only thing you need to do to start is to let go.
Jaliessa Sipress is a life-path Astrologer, writer and artist dedicated to making Astrology an accessible tool for navigation and healing. You can find out more about her work or book a private session at obsidianmoonastrology.com.