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Planetary news this week: Virgo Full Moon, and Saturn in Pisces

Astrological update for the week of March 6-13, 2023.

Full Moon in Virgo March 7th. The Virgo Full Moon on Tuesday (EST) occurs with Saturn at the 29th degree of Aquarius, just about to spill into Pisces. The Virgo Moon is the only personal planet in an Earth sign, and with three planetary bodies in the mystical watery sign of Pisces it may be difficult to ground into the practical realm of life for the next few days. If that occurs, the best thing to do is to go with the flow.

The Pisces influence is wonderful for anything creative or magical, but with the Moon full in Virgo there is a strong emphasis on ritual and routine. Mars in Gemini is in a strong square to the Sun and Moon this week which suggests that we will likely find ourselves somewhat scattered under these energies, so this Full Moon will be better for planning and imagining than actually implementing something which requires a disciplined approach.

Saturn at the true cusp of Aquarius and Pisces is intensely idealistic – Aquarian idealism is intellectual and Piscean idealism is emotional – combining the two offers up a banquet of visionary longing for a world that offers greater perfection than the one we actually live in. The Virgo Moon resists this broadening of the scope of our experience and prefers to be grounded in the mundane details of life in physical form. It anchors us into a heart of practical reality where we are able to make the small changes that can ultimately result in the satisfaction of the larger Aquarius/Pisces vision. In any case, this lunation will impel us to seek more from our lives – to align with our center of Spirit and from there, create change in the material world in which we live.

Saturn enters Pisces just after the Full Moon. Saturn’s shift into Pisces will likely cause a sense of confusion – a sense that the direction we strode into so confidently just yesterday is now so foggy we are unable to see clearly. The lack of clarity is a theme this week: we begin with the Virgo Full Moon and the craving to create order out of chaos, but Saturn’s entry into Pisces is a bit of a sudden turn into disorder. This is followed by Mars and the Sun interacting with Neptune, the modern ruler of Pisces, later this week, joined by the Moon on the 14th and by then it may be better to stage a small retreat to regroup and wait for the storm to end. Read more here to learn more about Saturn’s passage through Pisces over the next couple of years.

Jupiter conjunct Chiron. The alignment of Jupiter’s optimism and expansive qualities with Chiron’s inspiration to heal and explore the body’s awareness is a powerful crucible for physical, emotional and mental healing. The type of healing which Chiron presides over is not the fairy godmother type of healing in which a magic wand produces an immediate result. Chiron urges us to release the toxic energy of old wounded feelings and resentments so that we can be freed and this toxicity can be replaced with a higher form of body mind spirit wisdom. While this aspect culminates on March 12th, it has already been building throughout the month and will take a week or so to wane.

Lunar shifts this week. When there are this many major planetary events the lunar influence is more subtle, but here’s where the Moon will be this week.

  • The Moon begins the week in Virgo for the Full Moon.
  • Moon enters Libra March 8, 9:43 am EST. The Libra Moon is soft and craves harmony, so the senses will still be somewhat fragile until…
  • Moon enters Scorpio March 10, 7:05 pm EST. The Moon entering the fiery water sign of Scorpio will help to push through some of the clouds. However, that hypersensitive conjunction from Jupiter to Chiron will urge whatever painful memories are ripe to emerge into consciousness, and that Scorpio Moon provides courage to manage these feelings.
  • Moon enters Sagittarius on March 13 at 3:20 am EST. The next few days will not be great days for anything requiring mental focus or discipline. These are creative days in which restriction will be resisted so plan ahead for a little mini break!

Peace and blessings for an exciting and magical week! ❤️

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