Full Moon lights up the sky on March 12th (exact at 10:54 am in NYC, 16:54 in Estonia). In fastidious and detail-oriented Virgo, this energy can feel like a merciless magnifying glass on all our imperfections. As I was mulling over what to write, and Moon was already well into Virgo, my gaze drifted to my husband’s face, zooming in on a spot on his cheek where he missed a few hairs while shaving. Pointing it out to him felt strange, since this is so far from my usual (blissfully?;) oblivious state of being where I can walk around with lunch leftovers on my shirt for a whole day without a care.
This Moon carries a tinge of almost uncomfortable awareness verging on anxiety, courtesy of a tense quincunx aspect to electric Uranus. Instead of indulging in irritation, we can put this edgy vibe to perfect practical use by getting a jump on some serious Spring cleaning. Adding the magic ingredients of mindfulness and intention, we can merge the exterior action of creating cleanliness and order with a reciprocal inner process …and feel the mental knots melt away as pots and pans find their rightful spots and the sink re-emerges from under the mountain of dishes:)
There is also a beautiful healing aspect to Chiron in this planetary pattern, inviting us to explore deeper levels of “putting our world right”. We can use this Moon’s “urge to purge” by dropping harmful health habits and clearing space on the “inner hard-drive”. Or, we can try an almost old-fashioned, more loving and less perfectionist approach: we can repair what’s broken, restoring it to full function. Living in a small Mexican village, I’m impressed with the locals’ patience and skill – they can fix just about anything, as long as it serves a practical purpose. And if the original function is no longer an option, they often find fun creative ways to repurpose and reuse even the smallest stuff – a very Virgo virtue indeed:) A few days ago I saw a lovely row of planters on a cafe windowsill. As I admired their unusual texture, I realized to great delight they’re actually old soccer balls filled with soil…containing new green life instead of clogging up a landfill. You can use this humble but highly potent alchemy to mend any aspect of life, from a busted pair of sunglass frames to a broken friendship… it won’t work if you won’t try!:)
Full Moon SPELLS to play with:
“Reparo!” – the mending charm Hermione used on multiple occasions to repair Harry Potter’s glasses. You can use it to add extra potency to any fix, ensuring the repair is effective and long-lasting on both physical and etheric levels. I bought some needles and thread to sow up a skirt I really love, and plan to use “Reparo!” to make the whole process faster & more fun:)
“Scourgify!” – the scouring spell used by Molly Weasley to make cleaning up after a party of hungry wizards a breeze. Infinite number of uses, this might be a true Virgo witch’s favorite bit of practical magic!;)
Enjoy this healing Moon, and share what’s stirring for you! Xoxo
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