Chaste Full Moon & Spring Equinox
Chaste Full Moon
19th March 2011
Full Moon – 28° Virgo
20th March 2011
This months Full Moon is set to be an exciting one, as within 30 hours of the potent Full Moon, we also have the Spring Equinox. As the time for both powerful Astrological events are very close, I shall be considering the potential for both events in this report, firstly as separate events, then secondly, the significance of both events occurring together.
Firstly, Chaste Full Moon refers to the Full Moon taking place in the sign of Virgo. As can be seen in the chart above, at the time of the Full Moon, the Moon is being opposed by the Sun & Mars in Pisces & Uranus in Aries. This is a very potent & powerful combination, as it gives a huge amount of fire & water energy to the Moon, which is in the earth sign of Virgo. As with all oppositions, the tension between the two opposing forces (eg. the Sun & Moon) could be very challenging, but adding to that the fire/water combination of the forces opposing the Moon, could also give further conflict to the energies of this Full Moon. As the Moon is in the earth sign of Virgo, the energy will take a practical, physical manifestation & therefore could affect the health of the body or the physical environment in which you live or work. Also, the Moon is being opposed by Uranus, the planet of surprises, which has recently ingressed into the sign of Aries, giving an extra powerful fiery ‘kick-start’ to things.
Therefore, the challenge brought by this earthy Moon, opposed by two fiery planets, Sun & Mars in the water sign one of Pisces & Uranus in fiery Aries, is a sudden ‘wake up call’ to be who you really are & what you now have the potential to become. Before your new potential can be reached, however, many surprising & forgotten things may come to light which may have been preventing you from achieving what you wish to. This process could either, at best be enlightening, or at worst be upsetting & traumatic. Events from the past or habits patterns ingrained in the unconsciousness may come to surface in order to be assessed & released. It may be that the events or habit pattens came from past lives & therefore are Karmic in nature. The opportunity now is to tie up all these Karmic ‘loose ends’, learn what patterns & habits no longer serve us & release them. We also have the chance to reclaim parts of ourselves that have either been sacrificed in order to serve others, or lost & forgotten about. By remembering & reclaiming these lost aspects, we have the chance to become whole & healed again in order to prepare for the new cycle that is coming into being.
The new cycle that is just beginning now is signified by the Spring Equinox, which is taking place 30 hours following the Full Moon. The Spring Equinox is defined by the Sun ingression into Aries, which is the first sign of the Zodiac & therefore this marks the start of the new Astrological year. The chart for the Spring Equinox can be seen below. The most significant aspect of this Equinox is the exact conjunction of the Sun with Uranus. Uranus has also only recently ingressed into the sign of Aries on 11th March, therefore giving this Equinox point extra special significance. All the Karmic ‘debris’ brought to light by Uranus transiting through the spiritual sea of Pisces for the last 7 years, will now have to be cleared away as we now move into a new cycle of being, as signified by the ingression into Aries. As the orbit for Uranus is approximately 84 years, the new cycle beginning at this time will be in effect until Uranus completes a full return back to the point it is at now. The sudden eruption of erratic energies are similar to that of a tsunami. (It is interesting to note that the Japan Tsunami occurred around the time of Uranus ingress into Aries.) The global & political effects of this aspect can clearly be seen. (War & Revolution).
The personal effect, however, would indicate a certain restlessness, which may even erupt as irritation or impatience, as you feel the difference in what you are now & what you now wish to make of your life. There will be a rebelliousness that wishes to overthrow any forces that have acted against you & that were previously preventing you from achieving what you fully wish for yourself in this lifetime. Whether it means striking out alone, in your own independent way, or starting a whole new way of being, unencumbered by the Karmic shackles of the past, is entirely up to you! Uranus in Aries give us all the courage in our own convictions & determination to succeed, depsite the odds. This is the promise of Uranus conjunct the Sun at the time of the Equinox. It certainly going to set off the new Astrological year with a bang!
In conclusion, the Karmic complications brought to light by the Chaste Full Moon, will quickly be cleared in order to make way for the new way of being, as indicated by the Equinox, leading to Karmic Completion & Freedom. The more this sudden shift can be embraced, the easier it should be. Resistance to the process will only lead to frustration, as it is a cosmic shift that has been waiting to occur for a while & now is the time to do it!
Many thanks for reading & please feel free to add any thoughts or experiences you may have had below.
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PS: Apologies for the late posting of this report, but as a Virgo, with the Full Moon in my sign & all opposing planets, everything has suddenly become quite chaotic!
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