2013 Virgo Full Moon
By Dale Osadchuk
25 Feb 2013 at 3.27pm EST
12.27pm PST and 8.27pm GMT
The path to the Star Temple was still snow covered but easier to maneuver than it had been at the Rest and Cleansing New Moon celebration. Although the climb to the Sacred Space was easier Snowy Owl and Shooting Star were a little disappointed for the Cloud People covered the night sky. They would not be able to see Sister Moon in her fullness so they would have to listen carefully to hear the message.
When the sisters settled in the centre of the Star Temple all was quiet and still. They waited patiently for this Full Moon message for they intuitively knew it was important. “Look up” a soft voice said. When the two young women did look up the Cloud People had cleared a space for Sister Moon to appear in her glowing fullness. She was a magnificent sight. Luna began to speak.
“When I travel through the sign of the Temple Priestess it is a time for introspection and healing. The Animal companion who walks with me is Bear. If you look north you will see the Great She Bear lying on her back asleep. She is actually resting and connecting deep within to discover her inner universe. That is the message for this Full Moon. It is the time for inner reflection and spiritual oneness. It is the time for healing and completion so you will be ready for the new doorway that will open with Spring Equinox. In the far away time this is particularly important. The two leggeds living then call the Great She Bear the Big Dipper. They have lost their connection to the guidance of the Starry Ones and Creator. This Full Moon is about looking within and discovering Great Mystery is always with you.”
Snowy Owl and Shooting Star watched as Sister Moon vanished behind the Cloud People again. They sat in silence as they each connected within to find their inner universe, spiritual oneness, and the guidance of Great Mystery.
If it feels like everything is on hold I am here to tell you it is. Since Mercury entered his retrograde shadow on Feb 08 and Venus entered the Underworld on Feb 16 accomplishing anything “out there” has been challenging. That is because we are on a Pisces overload influence and will continue to be until Spring Equinox on Mar 20. Pisces is the sign that asks us to heal, forgive, and complete. This Full Moon is emphasising that theme.
At this Lunation the Moon in Virgo (integration) and the Sun in Pisces (spiritual oneness) are both square to Jupiter (expansion) and Vesta (at-oneness-within) in Gemini (duality). It is known as a T square and can make us feel backed into a corner. Vesta is also forming a YOD configuration (also called the finger of god or fate) with Saturn in Scorpio (deep inner work) and Pluto in Capricorn (deep inner transformation). This is the time for Soul Work and that requires looking within to heal the shadows or in some cases the darkness.
The planetary rulers for the Virgo Moon are Mercury retrograde in Pisces (looking deeply within) and Chiron in Pisces (healing our wounds so the world can heal). The rulers for the Sun in Pisces are Jupiter in Gemini (magnifying duality or spiritual expansion) and Neptune in Pisces (illusion or illumination). You can see this is a powerful Full Moon for healing.
The planet Uranus in Aries (breakthrough to the true you) is also playing a part. He is in harmony with Jupiter in Gemini (expansion of your new story) and supporting you to release old behaviour patterns but he is inconjunct (confusion and lack of perspective) the Moon in Virgo (the need for perfection). Work with the gift of this Full Moon and all the planets in Pisces. The theme is to surrender, whatever your experience is. Surrender does not mean giving up it means to “merge with”. Great Mystery is there to embrace you when you do.
The Animal Totem who guides us for the Moon in Virgo is Brown Bear, introspection and healing. Bear teaches us to go deeply within, heal our wounds, and then become healers for others. For the Sun in Pisces the Totems are Cougar, coming into your spiritual power, and Wolf, the teacher. Wolf helps us master change. These two Spirit Walkers are very strong right now with all the planetary activity in Pisces. This is the last Full Moon of the North Direction on the Medicine Wheel and it asks us to heal, forgive, complete, and release anything we do not want to take into the new cycle that begins on Mar 20 with Spring Equinox.
The Clan Mother for the Virgo Moon is Setting Sun Woman. She is the keeper of tomorrow’s goals and dreams. She teaches us to enter our inner universe to discover our truth and then live it. She is the guardian of personal integrity and the proper use of will. The Clan Mother for the Sun in Pisces is Weighs The Truth who is guardian of the burden basket. This is the sacred object you can give your worries to and they will be lifted. She is also the keeper of Divine Law, justice and equality. She is the destroyer of deception and illusion and teaches us to accept the truth within. She is the guardian of the Sacred Self. Their full stories can be found in the 13 Original Clan Mothers and Earth Medicine both by Jamie Sams.
Virgo and Pisces are active on the Tarot Constellation of The Hermit, the principle of Introspection and Personal Integrity. It is about journeying within to find your true connection to Source, which I call Great Mystery. Virgo is the seeker and is the Rainbow Bridge of healing. Pisces is the Oneness and The Source. As we connect to Source we are anchored in our Sacred Center and can weather any storms that come our way.
Virgo and Pisces are active on the 6th Ray of Idealism and Devotion. It is a difficult Ray as its planets are Mars (aggression or spiritual motivation) and Neptune (illusion or illumination). At this Full Moon they are both in Pisces. The Archangels who guide us are Uriel, harmony and peace, and Aurora Grace, gentleness and compassion. Virgo and Pisces are also active on the 2nd Ray of Divine Love and Wisdom with Archangels Jophiel, creative power and Divine Vision, and Constance Christine, Divine Illumination.
With Mercury retrograde in Pisces and all the other planets that are in Pisces (7 by the Pisces New Moon of Mar 11th) we are in Balsamic energy. Completion, completion, completion!!! Even the relationship phase of Mars and Venus is in the Balsamic phase. So focus on what you are ready to complete and release. Do it with love and you will set yourself free.
Just a reminder I am available for readings to help you identify how to do that.
Love and blessings,
Here are the Moon phases and planetary activations. All times are 75 west longitude EST to Mar 10 then we switch to DST. We have included the day and time the Moon changes signs.
Virgo Full Moon- Feb 25- 3.27pm EST to Mar 01- 5.38am EST- This Full Moon is very potent with all the aspects coming up. It is asking you to focus on mind, body, spirit healing and integration. There are 5 planets in Pisces at this Lunation getting us ready for the Pisces overload when Venus joins the group later tonight. Moon in Virgo square Jupiter in Gemini-3.34pm EST-Sun in Pisces square Jupiter in Gemini- 5.26pm EST- Moon in Virgo opposite Chiron in Pisces- 6.47pm EST- All these aspects ask us to focus on healing ourselves so we can be of spiritual service. Venus enters Pisces- 9.03pm EST- When the planet of love is in Pisces she connects us to our mystical wisdom. She will be working through the guidance of Kwan Yin, the Goddess of compassion, until Mar 21. Let your compassionate heart be your guide in all that you experience. Moon in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn- 10.05pm EST- sextile Saturn in Scorpio- 10.51pm EST- These are very supportive energies that help you as you focus on your Sacred Center and the gift you are here to share. Remember Full Moons are about completion. So release whatever stands in the way of living your life with joy.
Mercury Rx in Pisces conjunct Mars in Pisces- Feb 26- 4.09am EST- This aspect is the opportunity to review where you are with your connection to your spiritual guidance whether it is to the teachers and guides who work with you or your Soul’s Wisdom. On Feb 08 Mercury (focus) conjunct Mars (action) in Pisces (spiritual oneness) was the first activation. That was also the day Mercury entered his retrograde shadow. This is not a time for outer action. It is a time for inner reflection. The rule with Mercury retrograde is to look within especially when he is retrograde in Pisces. Moon in Virgo opposite Mercury Rx in Pisces- 12.22pm EST-opposite Mars in Pisces- 1.13pm EST- An opposition is a “tug of war” energy but ultimately it is an opportunity for integration of opposites. If you find yourself caught up in arguments with others today know it is a reflection of an inner battle. Look within and focus on self healing and you will find balance. The wound Virgo and Pisces activate is that of victim. When you activate that archetype you lose your power. Don’t go there.
Moon Enters Libra- Feb 27- 8.02am EST- inconjunct Venus in Pisces- 11.35am EST-inconjunct Neptune in Pisces- 1.28pm EST- Sun in Pisces opposite Chiron in Pisces- 2.17pm EST- Moon in Libra opposite Uranus in Aries- 8.11pm EST- When Sister Moon visits Libra the focus is on relationship and balance. All these aspects will show you where you are out of balance. Remember the most important relationship is the one to self. When you are anchored in your Sacred Center everything will fall into place. Moon in Libra trine Jupiter in Gemini- 9.35pm EST- This is a harmonious aspect but whatever was going on earlier today is back on the agenda tomorrow. Jupiter is the Home of the Master Teachers. Use this activation to connect with your spiritual guidance and Soul Wisdom.
Moon in Libra inconjunct Chiron in Pisces- Feb 28- 12.36am EST- Inconjunct Sun in Pisces-1.22am EST- square Pluto in Capricorn- 3.37am EST- Venus in Pisces conjunct Neptune in Pisces- 8.37am EST- Moon in Libra inconjunct Mercury Rx in Pisces- 2.57pm EST- inconjunct Mars in Pisces- 9.25pm EST- I believe all relationships are Soul Contracts. Some are supportive and pleasant. Others are challenging and require us to ask what is true, what is not true, what can never be true. Be careful with the Venus/Neptune conjunction for it will activate some strong emotions around love. The theme is deception and illusion or spiritual illumination. When the Moon is inconjunct Mercury and Mars it may be difficult to see what is true. Do not make any major decisions regarding relationship dynamics today. Use all these challenging aspects to deepen the connection to self.
Libra Disseminating Moon- Mar 01- 5.38am EST to Mar 04- 4.54pm EST- Sun in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn- 8.38am EST- Moon enters Scorpio- 12.33pm EST- Sun in Pisces trine Saturn in Scorpio- 3.31pm EST- Moon in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces- 6.01pm EST- trine Venus in Pisces- 9.13pm EST- This is a much better day for relationship issues. The Disseminating phase is about sharing and harmony if you stay true to yourself. As always when the Moon enters Scorpio it is the opportunity to release what no longer serves us. Today’s aspects will allow you to do that with ease.
Moon in Scorpio inconjunct Uranus in Aries- Mar 02- 12.39am EST- inconjunct Jupiter in Gemini- 2.11am EST- trine Chiron in Pisces- 5.02am EST- sextile Pluto in Capricorn- 7.50am EST- conjunct Saturn in Scorpio- 8.16am EST- trine Sun in Pisces- 9.35am EST- trine Mercury Rx in Pisces- 3.48pm EST- The Moon inconjunct Uranus and Jupiter will bring up some confusion around your letting go process. But the rest of the day the Scorpio Moon is supporting you to heal, transform, and find your connection to your inner universe. One thing I have found with this Mercury retrograde journey is old patterns which we thought we had cleared are coming to the surface to finally be transformed and released. All the Pisces energy is supporting completion and the Moon in Scorpio is supporting healing and release.
Moon in Scorpio trine Mars in Pisces- Mar 03- 4.19am EST- Again this aspect continues the healing and release activation. When you identify what can never be true and let go of wanting it to be true you have released yourself from illusion. Moon enters Sagittarius-4.11pm EST- square Neptune in Pisces- 9.42pm EST- The Moon in Sagittarius asks us to focus on our spiritual vision and the square to Neptune asks us to continue to step out of illusion and into truth. When you believe in yourself you are on the path of spiritual truth.
Moon in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries- Mar 04- 4.19am EST- square Venus in Pisces-5.45am EST- opposite Jupiter in Gemini- 6.00am EST- Sun in Pisces conjunct Mercury Rx in Pisces- 7.58am EST- Moon in Sagittarius square Chiron in Pisces- 8.41am EST- Venus in Pisces square Jupiter in Gemini- 8.52am ESR- Moon in Sagittarius square Mercury Rx in Pisces- 3.41pm EST- This can be a very up and down day with lots of confusion. The energy is best for looking within and connecting with your Sacred Center.
Sagittarius Fourth Quarter Moon- Mar 04- 4.54pm EST to Mar 08- 2.59am EST- This is the realignment and revision phase. The energy from earlier today made it difficult to see clearly. Now we have the opportunity to identify what is working and focus on strengthening that. This phase is also about getting ready to release what is not working when we enter the Balsamic phase on Mar 08. Remember the Moon cycle we are in (Aquarius New Moon) is to find our joy.
Moon in Sagittarius square Mars in Pisces- Mar 05- 10.28am EST- Venus in Pisces conjunct Chiron in Pisces- 4.38pm EST- These activations ask us to really look at our relationships and identify what needs to be healed and released. Remember Mars and Venus are in the Balsamic phase of their relationship cycle. The theme is to heal, forgive, complete and release. They begin a new relationship cycle on Apr 07 in the sign of Aries. The theme will be new beginnings for relationship dynamics. Moon enters Capricorn- 7.14pm EST- On the physical/material plane the theme for the next few days is personal responsibility and how you feel empowered in the world. Spiritually is about living your Soul Purpose.
Moon in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces- Mar 06- 12.50am EST- square Uranus in Aries-7.28am EST- inconjunct Jupiter in Gemini- 9.20am EST- sextile Chiron in Pisces- 11.50am EST- sextile Venus in Pisces- 1.36pm EST- conjunct Pluto in Capricorn- 2.15pm EST- sextile Saturn in Scorpio-3.22pm EST- sextile Mercury Rx in Pisces- 3.08pm EST- Venus in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn- 9.03pm EST- trine Saturn in Scorpio- 10.07pm EST- Moon in Capricorn sextile Sun in Pisces- 11.37pm EST- Mercury Rx in Pisces conjunct Venus in Pisces- 11.54pm EST- This is a super busy day. The early aspects focus on breaking through illusion. Then beginning with the Moon sextile Chiron the rest of the day the focus is on healing, transformation, and Soul Work. This is a good day!!!
Mercury Rx in Pisces trine Saturn in Scorpio- Mar 07- 2.17am EST- Mercury Rx in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn- 3.24am EST- Moon in Capricorn sextile Mars in Pisces- 4.14pm EST- These aspects continue the positive energy of yesterday. Just remember Mercury will be retrograde until Mar 17 so it is not yet time to take action. The focus is on connecting within and spiritual oneness. Moon enters Aquarius- 10.01pm EST- While the Moon is in Aquarius she is asking you to evaluate if you have found your joy. It does not have to be loud and outgoing. Joy is sometimes quiet and peaceful. That is when you have found spiritual oneness within.
Saturn in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn- Mar 08- 2.06am EST- This is a very transformative aspect. We are now ready to complete the Aquarius Moon cycle. The theme has been to live your life in a joyous way and share your lightness of being with the world. That is your greatest gift to give for it is the gift of love for all. Aquarius Balsamic Moon- 2.59am EST to Mar 11- 3.52pm EDT- We now enter the heal, forgive, complete, and release phase. It may require that you let some people in your life go. It can be difficult to live joyfully when you are surrounded by those who want to stay stuck in old patterns. If you do have to let go, do it with love. Moon in Aquarius sextile Uranus in Aries- 10.29am EST- Mercury Rx in Pisces conjunct Chiron in Pisces- 12.32pm EST- Moon in Aquarius trine Jupiter in Gemini-12.34pm EST- square Saturn in Scorpio- 5.08pm EST- All these aspects are supporting the completion theme. The Moon square to Saturn is to show you what you are hanging onto that now needs to be released.
Mercury Rx in Pisces square Jupiter in Gemini- Mar 09- 10.38pm EST- This has been a quiet day which is a relief given all the activity of this Aquarius Moon cycle. Mercury square Jupiter is just to show you where issues of duality still need to be healed and released so you can live your spiritual path with joy.
Moon enters Pisces- Mar 10- 1.19am EST- When Sister Moon visits Pisces the focus is on completion. But it is also about connecting with Great Mystery and the guidance of your Soul’s Wisdom. That will be the theme of the Pisces New Moon. Daylight Savings Time begins-2.00am EDT- Here in the north the light of Grandfather Sun is getting stronger. It is welcome as this winter has been cold and snowy. Moon in Pisces conjunct Neptune in Pisces- 8.20am EDT- conjunct Mercury Rx in Pisces- 4.33pm EDT- square Jupiter in Gemini- 5.39pm EDT-conjunct Chiron in Pisces- 7.51pm EDT- trine Saturn in Scorpio- 9.46pm EDT- sextile Pluto in Capricorn- 10.01pm EDT- All these aspects support your spiritual connection to Great Mystery. Even the square to Jupiter is beneficial for it helps to identify where you are still caught in duality. The aspects that follow will help you experience healing and wholeness.
Moon in Pisces conjunct Venus in Pisces- Mar 11- 7.33am EDT- This is a very loving aspect and a nice way to welcome the Pisces New Moon. It is a very good activations for creative expression. Just make sure, when it comes to relationship, you are focused on truth and not illusion.
Pisces New Moon- Mar 11- 3.52pm EDT- This is the last New Moon of the North Direction on the Medicine Wheel. The North is the place of introspection, solitude, and wisdom, and Pisces echoes those themes. This is also The Big Winds Moon and anything can happen. Cougar, coming into your spiritual power, and Wolf, the teacher who guides us through change, are walking with us during this Moon cycle. Pisces connects us to the mystical. Be open as you connect with your own spiritual oneness within. Creator and Great Mystery are guiding you.
Dale Osadchuk is an Artist, Spiritual Astrologer, and Transformational Counsellor and is available for consultations in Sharon (just north of Newmarket) Ontario, Canada in person or by telephone. You can contact her at 905-589-0192. To receive her brochure of Astrological Sessions, New Moon Meditation Schedule or to be added to her free New Moon list contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org