Lunar Living Astrology
Virgo Full Moon
March 9, 2020
in: Virgo 19°
March 9, 2020 @ 5:45 p.m. GMT
March 9, 2020 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT -7
Sun is Pisces, 19° 37'
Moon is Virgo, 19° 37'
This month's full moon is a super moon (a bit closer to earth and appearing a bit larger on the horizon - if visible at all). It is known as the Full Worm Moon by some tribes in the Americas, but a few others may call it the Full Crow's Moon or the Full Sap Moon, all for obvious reasons. The frozen winter season is just about over and "life" is returning to the land.
The full moon in Virgo will be opposing the Sun and Neptune conjunction in Pisces. The really wonderful facet of this full moon is the three wedge aspects being formed to Pluto, Jupiter and Mars in Capricorn.
The Sun's conjunction with Neptune may cause us to feel a bit spacy or confused. On the other hand, there is the potential for spiritual clarity with this conjunction. All the connections, from the Moon, to the planets in Capricorn can add productive and encouraging influences to the day. With Mars, we tend to feel energized and revitalized. With Jupiter, there is likely to be some good luck thrown in. With Pluto, we tend to feel more resilient and in control of our situations.
On March 17th, the Moon will be transiting Out of Bounds (OOB) for approximately 18 hours for the first time in a very long period. The last time the Moon exceeded the high declination point of 23.27 degrees was in April 2011. On March 5th, the Moon reached the high declination of 23.27 for a few hours on March 4th/5th (depending on where you live) in the Northern declinations. Now, twice a month, the Moon will begin transiting beyond that high declination point into the areas known as "extreme declinations" in both the northern and southern declinations. As the months progress, the Out of Bounds transit by the moon will last longer and become more noticable, especially over the next five years, or so. There are articles explaining the moon's declination in the astrology section of Lunar Living and also on Moon Tracks.
Mercury continues in its retrograde motion and most of us can't wait for this transit to end. Mercury's retrograde motion in Aquarius will end approximately 10 hours after the peak of the full moon event.
Venus is conjunct to Uranus in Taurus. Venus is right at home in Taurus, one of the two signs that it rules over. This connection with Uranus could bring up some surprises in our relationships and/or financial situations. Since Uranus is an equal opportunist, this could be fun or scary. Both Venus and Uranus are forming a loose square to Saturn in Capricorn. The positive side of this is the fact that, at this point, the square is in an "out of sign" square until Saturn moves into Aquarius. Until then, the influence of the aspect is less intense.
Mars ended its extended Out of Bounds transit on March 4th. It is still in the high declinations, and thankfully, easing out of the tension that built up during the OOB. Next month, Venus will be transiting Out of Bounds.
Back to addressing Saturn in Capricorn. Within four hours after the full moon, Saturn will move into the anaretic degree of Capricorn. This always adds a feeling of urgency to the planet's traits within the sign. At the same time, since we are working with Capricorn, there is some flexibility added, reducing dogmatic tendencies to the Capricorn influence. Saturn is moving out of the conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn, which is also reducing some of the extreme feelings of frustration that we were likely to be feeling last month. Saturn will ingress Aquarius on March 22. If you like the Saturn e-reports we provide, now is the time to pick up the report during the early-bird special.
This is another moon chart with a lot of feminine receptive placements. There is a lot of inward strength associated with this full moon and we are likely to feel determined to be self-sustained through this one. As for elements, there are no Fire sign placements and only one Air sign placement. There are seven Earth sign placements, meaning that we are likely to be slow to act, react, or move off a proven point, unless "knocked" off. Even though the Receptive and Element placements seem lop-sided the modalities of the chart are very balanced, giving us the ability to navigate and handle situations effectively, if forced into it.
Meditation for the March 9th Full Moon
The most interesting person you ever meet in your life may be yourself.
© J. McCaul - Lunar Living Astrology, 2020 (All Rights Reserved)
1) Goldschneider, G. 1994, The secret language of birthdays, New York, NY; London, Engl.: Victoria, Austr.: Auckland, NZ., Penguin Studio Books.
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