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  • Writer's pictureYolanda McAdam

Full Moon In Virgo

Updated: Mar 15, 2020

The Full Moon is our monthly invitation to release any barriers that are preventing us from accomplishing our goals and manifesting our intentions.

The Full Moon is a time of completion, illumination, and fulfillment. Wishes are granted, prayers are answered and truths are revealed (not all will be to our liking but all are for our highest good).

This Full Moon in Virgo on March 9, 2020, is the last moon in the astrological year. The astrological New Year begins with the New Moon in Aries (March 24). Here is an invitation to clear up the chaos and clutter and heal through full acceptance of all parts of our personality including the shadow parts we deny or suppress.

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About Virgo

Virgo is the sign of the maiden or virgin and is the zodiac ruler of the 6th House (Health, service, routine, skills and craft). The planetary ruler is Mercury.

Virgo is associated with discipline, practicality, efficiency, intelligence, helpfulness, and order.

Clues to what needs to be “brought to the light” at this time lie in the sign opposite Virgo, in watery Pisces. The Sun is always opposite a Full Moon.

Pisces is the sign of imagination, dreams, empathy and spirituality.

The shadow side of Pisces is addiction, co-dependency, and escapism. Virgo, being the sign opposite Pisces in the Zodiac, is the sign of order, practicality, and wellness. Virgo’s shadow includes criticism (of self and others), perfectionism and controlling behaviour/rigidity.

Journal Questions:

  • What in your environment needs to be “brought into order”? How can you eliminate clutter?

  • How do you choose to escape your reality and avoid doing what must be done in order to achieve your goals? (Alcohol, Drugs, Netflix…)

  • What feelings do you compulsively avoid because you’ve associated those feelings with danger or pain?

  • How critical are you of yourself and others?

  • How does perfectionism keep you stuck?

  • What are you ready to release? Complete the following sentence:

I now release ………………………………………

Virgo, as a representation here of the Divine Feminine, asks us to honour body wisdom and the intelligence of our feelings.

  • How do you honour your body?

  • What bad habits can you eliminate at this time?

Except for Mercury who is in Aquarius at this time and the Sun and Neptune in Pisces, all the other planets are in Earth Signs. Earth energy encourages growth and balance. Goddess-inspired activities like crafting, making art and spending time with animals, children and communing with nature are favoured.

Opposing this Full Moon is the Sun and Neptune in Pisces. Neptune is the planet of dreams, imagination, illusion, enchantment and spirituality. This conjunction is one of heightened intuition and surreal or mystical experiences. Take note of any hunches and pay close attention to your dreams this week. That said, Neptune does enjoy parlor tricks so not everything you see, hear or feel will be grounded in truth at this time. Be receptive but don’t make any life-altering decisions this week.

Next up, Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn are trine the Moon. Jupiter in Capricorn reminds us to commit to our goals and to continue working with faith and determination. This aspect with the Moon specifically invites us to take a closer look at how perfectionism or inflexibility continue to prevent us from making progress. Baby steps are preferable to leaping over canyons.

Pluto is highlighting the need to let go of the past. I’m reminded of how climbers who reach the top of Everest, can only get there with tremendous effort and minimum equipment. Specifically, their clothes and an oxygen tank. The message then is this: What is not necessary or helpful must be “left behind” in the past where it belongs.

While Saturn is not in a close aspect with the Moon, there is nevertheless strong reap-what-you-sow energy at work. Watch your thoughts (towards yourself and others) and be aware of your motivations.

Mars in Capricorn is also in dialogue with the Moon and brings some welcome motivation and warmth.

Lastly Venus and Uranus in Taurus add beautiful vibrations. The planet of beauty, love and relationships is in a close dance with the planet of innovation and surprises. Together they inspire us to be innovative and visionary with our art and encourage novel money-making ideas. In aspect with the Moon they want us to live our genius which is our unique landscape of ancestral inheritance, ability, and story.

Full Moon Illuminations

Please read both your Sun sign and Ascendant (Rising Sign) if you know it.

At this time, issues or challenges that need to be addressed will be illuminated or things will come to fruition in the following areas:


Health, Learning to Give And Receive with Grace, Self-belief (trusting your inner knowing)


Children, Need for Fun, Light-heartedness, Creativity


Home, Self-acceptance, Self-love