SABIAN SYMBOL: A VOLCANIC ERUPTION.
KEYNOTE: The explosive energy of long-repressed contents of the subconscious.
We are dealing here with the dramatic release of energies which have been kept in check by the outer shell of the ego controlled consciousness. It may be a spectacular catharsis, Yet unless some form of purification by fire is experienced, the inner pressure of the karmic past or of more recent frustrations would shake up perhaps even more destructively the very foundations of the personality…
Everything must be released from the psyche seeking to attain the transfigured state. The soul must become empty, the mind translucent. The Keyword is EXPLOSION.*Dane Rhudyar’s 360 degrees of Wisdom
Full Moon’s always represent a force of culmination and release. The sign of the Full Moon, and its aspects to planets in the Solar System show the unique expression and condition of the event. We perceive within the context of our collective consciousness, ( our symbolic shared experience of the quality of time) a particular style or mode of focus.
Virgo is an Earth sign of “Mutable” or adapting mode. It’s qualities include mental and physical discrimination, service, helping, duty, critical faculties of refinement, and purity/purification of body, mind, soul. Virgo’s job entails taking aspects of physical self and resources, and separating them- for good or ill. This is an energy of focus and perfection. Virgo is sacred service in action.
In an opposing Axis with Pisces; Virgo analyzes Spiritual or non physical energy being utilized, as either good for us (nutritious) or not. Virgo has rulership over health matters relating to choice, habits, dietary modes or choices, nursing and wellness regimes. There is an aspect of craftmanship to the energy, which can be used now to better our situations. We can take action and “separate the chaff from the wheat” in our lives.
This Full Moon, happening just hours prior to work focused Saturn’s ingress to Pisces, illustrates the need for us to channel and release our discontent with the difficulty of separateness and inequality in life- and figure out how to help and heal.
“One of the realities we’re all called to go through is to move from repulsion to compassion and from compassion to wonderment. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
-Mother Teresa (Virgo Sun, Mercury and Mars)
Mercury, dispositor of the Moon recently joined Sun and Neptune in Pisces; themes of compassion and wonderment fuel the urge to find or discover ways to refine our personal and shared worlds, or connect more deeply with the idea of a shared spiritual source in life.
We may feel lost or confused in our lives, but the Virgo principle asks for us to “pick a lane” and follow some form of organized ritual or practice to better improve our situations. Mars in Gemini squares Sun and Moon, so maybe we try a few lanes or ways before a final solution is found, but we know that as we make a choice, there is always another one available!
Finally, Uranus in Taurus closely trines the Moon, suggesting an out of the blue, new idea or development is available – helping us with any feelings of frustration we may have with figuring out the “right” way to proceed. Open yourself to intuitive or uncommon forms of communication and connection.
We are reminded we can all do something to help. To assist ourselves and others that may need us. Particular modes/ways of discerning this may be revealed.
This Full Moon suggests new ways to release and find remedies to purify our psyche, to potentially heal anxieties and other internal conditions, digestive issues with gut/immune system, mental negativity or unfounded fears, nervousness and nervous system.
Serenity Prayer for Virgo Full Moon
“God/dess ( Universe) grant me the serentity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can
and the wisdom to know the difference”
Add Oil of Lavender, Sage and Rosemary to Epsom or Sea Salt.
Burning Sage or Juniper.
Bay Leaf Banishment Ritual
Write your fears or other issues/situations you wish to release/banish on Bay leaves and burn them (safely) in a fireplace, or other fire safe container.
Full Moon Healing Art by Julie Higgins