“Birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything. William MacNeile Dixon
On March 9th we have a Full Moon in Virgo rising in the 20th degree, the culmination of a six month period that originated on August 30th last year, with a New Moon in Virgo.
This six-month cycle has tracked the progression between the first and second decans of Virgo, associated in the tarot with the Eight & Nine of Pentacles. Talking of process, patience and persistence, it has been all about waiting for matters to unfold in due course, rather than pushing for the desired outcome. Although setbacks will have happened, and trust will have been challenged, by the end of this lunar cycle, you are likely to have achieved what you set out to accomplish at the end of last summer. The terms “Prudence” & “Gain” have long been associated with these two cards, highlighting the necessity of holding back and waiting for the correct time for the best harvest possible to develop.
How far have we been prepared to get our hands dirty with the business of living, how well have we immersed ourselves in the tasks that have needed to occur in order for the harvest to be achieved? Much work has been involved, and a great deal of sorting out is likely to have been done, separating the chaff from the grain. Beneath the glamour of finally tasting and treasuring the products that we have grown, the deeds that we have accomplished, lies the backbreaking work of tending, of nurturing, of clearing and of weeding; refinement has been our keyword, in this Virgoan world that we have traversed, with the beauty and satisfaction of the finished product disguising the difficult experiences and tasks that we have undergone, in order to reach the final scene.
I have used Tarot cards from the Mythic Tarot to illustrate the energy present in this decan’s Full Moon. The Empress (Venus) and The Hermit (Virgo) stand guardian over the Nine of Pentacles, reminding us that we ourselves are responsible for what we make of life, and that it is often only through our own internal struggles that we are able to give birth to the reality that we desire. Looking within, even battling it out alone, helps us to hold the vision that we are carrying and gives us the strength to succeed… so that when we achieve that end, we can stand proud and fulfilled with the value of what we have gained.
FULL MOON BLESSING: In the glory of my fullness, I speak to you, revealing the truth as I see it at this moment. There are no secrets here, for if you are brave enough to look, all will be declared. Now it is time to turn away from all that is no longer fulfilling for you. I empower you to live your authentic self, to be unashamed of your fullness, to embrace your own power, to proclaim your true self, without fear. ©JKG
The Astrologers Diary
The Full Moon every month offers an opportunity to release old cycles, and as an Astrologer, I find it to be a useful exercise for myself and in working with others, to use the energy of each particular Full Moon, according to the Sabian Symbol that it falls on, together with the position in which it falls in the Natal Chart. Such considerations can be invaluable in steering through ups and downs, and in becoming “easy” with the ebb and flow of what life brings. This particular Full Moon also highlights the following Sabian symbol :
VIRGO 20°: A CARAVAN OF CARS HEADED TO THE WEST COAST.
KEYNOTE: Travelling towards the place of your dreams.
In this symbol we see people travelling together, unified by a collective vision, suggesting that there has been help along the way and that you are connected to others who have a similar vision in mind, adding a feeling of togetherness that has helped to pave the way towards success.
With this Full Moon falling across my 4th 10th houses, it’s been all about home & family, beginnings and endings, specifically, the final hearing in my divorce, which I initiated on the day of the New Moon at the end of August last year. Interesting that New Moon fell very close to Venus-Mars conjunct, the significators of relationship, and that they were all trine to Uranus (change and separation) which at the time of the New Moon, fell in the house marriage, and with the Sun setting at this Full Moon, in the house of relationships, conjunct to Neptune, I see this as an end to a long period of illusion and confusion in regards to my marriage.
This kind of “house-keeping” engendered by the Moon’s cycle can be invaluable in keeping “on track” with life, rising to the inner rhythms, and flowing with the lunar tides. Knowing in which houses the Full Moon falls, and whether it is in close aspect with any planets in your chart can be an invaluable tool, along with the wider cycle of the Progressed Moon, for discovering the secret rhythms of your daily life.
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My name is Joanna Grant, I am an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Writer, who lives for now in the South West of Ireland. Throughout my life, I have watched as the planets have woven their stories around me, for it is a truth that my love affair with the stars has been and will be life-long. I can often be found at home, deep in arcane research, or practising some new form of divination, usually whilst trying not to burn the dinner! My long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs my practice in offering guidance across the thresholds of life experiences as defined by the outer planet transits. Through combining Astrology with Tarot and Shamanic techniques, I work with you, the client, to open the way to self-empowerment and healing, helping you to lead a more authentic and magical life. You can read more about me here.