Dear Friend and Reader:
Sunday, March 16, is the Virgo Full Moon, exact at 1:08 pm EDT. (View full chart here.) Genevieve Hathaway has interpreted this lunation for each of the 12 Moon signs in her horoscopes below.
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To read Genevieve’s horoscopes, it helps to know your Moon sign (where the Moon was at the moment of your birth), which you can find out by entering your birth data into Serennu.com. Often you can still get accurate Moon sign info even if you lack your exact birth time. You can also read these horoscopes for your Sun and rising signs for additional insight.
For this Full Moon, we have the Sun in emotional, empathic Pisces being opposed by the Moon in mentally oriented, particular Virgo. Both of these signs have strong affinities for service, but even that good intention can come under some strain during a Full Moon.
Often when the desire to serve (or any good intention) strays off-course, it has to do with being unable to see the forest for the trees: either one is so caught up in what one believes is ‘the right path’ that it’s hard to see the other viable options being presented; or else passion and emotion sweeps us up and we lose some of our grounding and perspective. When that happens, would-be allies can start looking like adversaries.
Squaring the Sun and Moon in this chart is Pholus in Sagittarius. Pholus is the planet of ‘small cause, big effect’ and the runaway chain reaction. In a square to the Full Moon, it’s a reminder to be aware of how even small statements and actions can ripple out, affecting those around us, or can take on a life of their own. Be aware of your deeper motives as you express yourself to others this weekend.
Are you truly acting with the highest good for all concerned in mind? Or is it possible an element of self-righteousness has crept in? The idea is not to throw yourself into self-doubt, but to step back and gently try on a broader perspective.
Remember that if you’re starting to feel extra sensitive as the weekend approaches, chances are others are, too. Full Moon dynamics tend to play out in our relationships. And while you may be the Sun in your own personal cosmos, the person you’re relating to is the Sun in theirs. To each other, we’re mirrors, like the Moon — but we’re mirrors with the power of choice, awareness and compassion.
Yours and truly,
These Moonshine Horoscopes are written by Genevieve Hathaway. Genevieve is an astrologer and Planet Waves contributor. She is available for astrology readings. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Aries (March 20-April 19) — This week’s Virgo Full Moon is highlighting the structure of your days, weeks and months, raising questions surrounding how you lay out your time. A situation you are working through is pushing you to reassess the rhythms by which you live your life. With your Moon sign in Aries, you instinctively respond to situations with quick, decisive action. Yet the area of your chart that covers your daily routines has a rhythmic nature, alternating between structured, detailed planning and precise action. At the moment, you are making connections between how you structure your time in terms of patterns and routines and how you feel on a daily basis. Notice the patterns that make you feel emotionally grounded and centered. Utilize this information to build daily, weekly and monthly rhythms and patterns that support feeling good about who you are. – by Genevieve Hathaway
Taurus (April 19-May 20) — Recently, you’ve reached a crossroads regarding the people and groups that make up your network of friends, colleagues and associations. This may have come with sensations of knowing a change is needed, but uncertainty about who and what to let go. I suggest viewing this progression less as a loss and more in terms of what you will gain by shifting your focus and energy. You have a finite amount of time and energy to give to your network of people and groups. At the moment, you are sorting out what truly matters to you. When deciding the changes to make, let your authenticity lead. Show up as you in this current moment of your life and see who responds. You will learn a lot — who to invest time in and the kinds of people and groups to make more space for. – by Genevieve Hathaway
Gemini (May 20-June 21) — As a Gemini Moon, you have a multitude of internal ways to experience your existence. At times, it may feel hard to live in all of them simultaneously. Rather than as distinctly different personas, I suggest viewing them as different facets of the same thing — you. You are in a moment of being able to shift your perspective slightly to the sensation of your inner world as a cohesive thing rather than fragmented. View this new solid experience of yourself as a metaphorical canvas where you can paint, draw and design your life. What you depict, which is in fact your feelings, translates to an image of what your external world looks like. As you refine and fine-tune this process, you will be able to more deliberately craft your world through the use of your desire and intention. – by Genevieve Hathaway
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — A few ideas you are working with may feel too slippery or difficult to translate from your internal space to effectively communicate to others. You are working with some deep ideas and questions regarding where you’ve been, where you are going and how you can navigate upcoming change while remaining emotionally calm and centered. It may feel as though the more you investigate to find clarity the murkier the waters become. Over this Virgo Full Moon, these waters you are swimming through will begin to become clearer, letting you move through the layers of what you are working through, finding new information and answers. As you gain this understanding of the landscape, you will be able to share these ideas, providing both you and close partners with a clearer insight into the journey of growth you are on. – by Genevieve Hathaway
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — Energy is building over this week’s Virgo Full Moon, coming with the sensation of a push for resolution or change. You are reaching a turning point regarding how you think of self-esteem. Trust that you’ve done a lot of work and covered much ground, making tangible progress. You are experiencing divergent feelings surrounding your self-confidence, some based on your sense of self and some based on how other people react to you. Notice the distinct feeling that comes when your self-esteem originates within you, grounded in who you are. This is a form of self-esteem that is always present and can’t be taken away by any external situations. You are learning to rely on this kind of self-confidence, creating a lasting sense of feeling good about who you are. – by Genevieve Hathaway
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — Lately, questions have been arising regarding what a balanced relationship looks like for you. Strong desires are currently pushing for harmony in your closest partnerships. I suggest beginning your line of inquiry with yourself — what you need from your partners so that you feel emotionally grounded within. For some time you’ve been focused more on what others needed. Now you’re returning your focus to yourself, working from the inside out to your external world. As you get clear on how you can feel balanced both in your emotional space and in your relationships, you will have the clarity to take the steps to enact change. Consider your inner landscape as a place where you can shape and mold what’s in your outer life. Build an emotional landscape that is balanced and grounded; it will ripple out into your close partnerships. – by Genevieve Hathaway
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — You are working with a few new ideas about the holistic nature of your health — the influence your emotional health has on your physical body, as well as the impact your physical health has on how you feel. During this week’s Full Moon, the connection between your physical body and your emotional self will be even more pronounced. I suggest working consciously with the energy, making daily, weekly and monthly routines that support healthier emotional and physical living. Think of these patterns from the holistic perspective. For example, drinking a glass of water nourishes both your body and helps you stay emotionally centered. You are beginning to view yourself as one large, interconnected system. As you apply this to your physical and emotional self, you will also be able to see the positive impact living holistically has on the other areas of your life. – by Genevieve Hathaway
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — You are moving through a few new relationship developments with close friends. Others are leaning on you, looking to you for support in resolving situations in their lives. You are being called to hold space for their emotional journey. I suggest not listening to any doubts regarding your ability to do this. You have tremendous emotional depth and the ability to understand the emotions of those around you. I propose that the concept of living a meaningful life for you includes being of service to both close friends and those individuals who are a few steps removed from your most inner circle of relationships. Through this process of helping others work through their emotions, fully moving through their feelings, you will continue to make contact with your own emotions in new, fulfilling ways. – by Genevieve Hathaway
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — You are working through a reassessment of your concept of meaningful work — what you can contribute rather than what you gain. Many aspects of our society push the idea that what is important is how you can get ahead in a situation. For you, this perspective only goes so far; to truly resonate with your work, what you do must be grounded in giving back. You have much in the way of unique skills and knowledge that can make an important, positive impact in the larger world. Begin with the idea that you can pursue this kind of work and meet your financial obligations. Remember that what you give back, even in a career setting, has value — receiving money and other resources for your contribution is part of the giving cycle and will provide the means for you to contribute in an even greater capacity. – by Genevieve Hathaway
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — Information is becoming available that helps you peel back a few layers regarding your relationship with your father. How did your father’s method of communicating affect you when you were a small child? As a Capricorn Moon, your method of communication may feel more like an emotional inquiry than a logical, structured exchange. Understanding how you and those around you communicate helps you better understand information you send and receive. This reexamination of a few important dialogues with your father will help you heal past miscommunications and misunderstandings. Take note of the ways in which differences in relaying ideas and messages with your father extended to other relationships. Through healing this old material with your father, you are also bringing greater clarity to your discussions and dialogues throughout all of your partnerships. – by Genevieve Hathaway
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Lately, commitments from those around you may have felt particularly slippery, like your once-certain influence no longer feels so solid. I suggest not believing any doubts or feelings of insecurity regarding your ability to make reliable arrangements with partners and colleagues. You actually have quite a lot of influence and impact over those around you. Any lack of commitment from others has more to do with issues they are working through than anything you are doing. I suggest focusing on what you can control — how you show up and how you respond. Let your creativity, passion and drive lead, grounded in a place of knowing what you want and who you are. As you meet the larger world from this position, you will attract others who are engaged in their lives in a similar fashion, and will build your network of collaborators and partners. – by Genevieve Hathaway
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — On March 1, a New Moon took place in your Moon sign; this week’s Full Moon is shifting the energy to your close partnerships. As a Pisces Moon you are highly tuned in to those around you, gathering much information about others through your emotional body. Think of your emotional space as a sponge, soaking up what others emit. At times, this can blur the boundaries between your emotions and those feelings coming from people around you. The current astrology is bringing you into contact with the ways this permeability has impacted how you feel, and it’s providing clues for how to separate your emotions from those of others. Imagine this process is like drawing borderlines around countries on a map. You are in a moment of being able to establish strong emotional boundaries, bringing greater clarity to the information you gather from your emotional self. – by Genevieve Hathaway