Full Moon in Virgo


Full Moon in VirgoThere’s a complicated Full Moon (at 14 degrees Virgo) on March 5th, as it hooks into various configurations.

Inconjuncts are strongly featured during this Moon, so it’s important to know how to handle them. An inconjunct connects two types of energy that have nothing in common. But you need to find a way to make them both work, and you do this by making adjustments to both sides. Keep this in mind as you read the rest of this post.

Let’s start with the basics. Virgo is about details, service to others and doing the right thing. Recognition for the sake of personal gain is not the primary concern. Doing it right is the primary concern, whatever “right” means to you at this time. Since the Moon opposes the Sun during a Full Moon, the Pisces themes of sacrifice and transcendence are also part of the package. Chiron (Wounded Healer) will be close by (at 17 degrees) reminding you that it hurts to be overlooked, but the way past that hurt is to acknowledge it, and then just do what you do best. You can’t “fix” Chiron, but you can allow the awareness he triggers to add depth, compassion and wisdom to your work.

The Moon will inconjunct Venus and Uranus at 15 and 14 degrees Aries, respectively. I wrote about Venus/Uranus here, but in a nutshell, this suggests efforts to do it right/carefully will be rattled by unexpected (Uranus) wants (Venus). Struggling to keep it together in the midst of relationship/financial drama. Trying to take the high road as you’re confronted with a shock. Fortunately, the Moon will receive an empowering trine from Pluto (at 15 degrees Capricorn). The trine will urge you to stick with what you know is right, or keep working your plan, even as you accommodate the unexpected.  You want to find the middle ground between myopic focus versus losing all focus.

The Jupiter Yod

This Moon is also part of a Yod with Jupiter Rx (at 14 degrees Leo) as the focal point. This Yod has been active for awhile (I wrote about it here) and it started off with Jupiter, Chiron in Pisces, and Pluto.

For those not familiar with the terminology, a Yod consists of inconjuncts from two planets/asteroids that are focused on a third planet (the focal or release point).

The Sun in Pisces replaces Chiron in this Yod. The inconjunct between Jupiter Rx in Leo and the Sun in Pisces is public recognition (Jupiter in Leo) versus transcendence of the ego (Sun in Pisces). The inconjunct between Jupiter and Pluto is power/transformation (Pluto) versus expansion (Jupiter). You have the themes of transcendence and transformation (rise above it all) funnelled into the drive to be noticed and appreciated (Jupiter in Leo). And yet, you cannot get lost in Jupiter’s rush of expansion, optimism or justification and forget about the Pisces (and Virgo) issues of sacrifice and service. There’s more at stake here than personal gain, even if the issue is personal. At the same time, there will have to be recognition for services rendered. This Moon is not about labouring away in the background. But whatever is revealed in the spotlight (Leo) must be approached with consideration and correct procedure (Virgo).

The Jupiter/Uranus Trine and the South Node

A trine between Jupiter Rx and Uranus/Venus will peak one to two days before this Moon. Whether it’s inflammatory or freeing, this trine will push events towards the conclusion of the Full Moon. Venus/Uranus and Jupiter are very much about personal freedom and trumpeting your own values. Just remember that this freedom will collide with the Pisces/Virgo energy of the Full Moon, and the Yod. Jupiter’s agenda will certainly be enhanced by the trine, so there will be a desire for liberation, no matter what.

Finally, Mars in Aries will pass over the South Node on March 4th, adding to theme of subjective freedom (Mars is me first). Kicking away from the past, or putting the boots to a culminating situation (South Node).

Black Moon Lilith

While she won’t be a major player in upcoming events, Black Moon Lilith (at 11 degrees Virgo) will be close to this Moon. I wrote an article about her transit through Virgo, and I feel like this Full Moon (and Virgo’s microscope) may  zero in on one situation where she’s not being loved/accepted.  She will be inconjuncting the Mars/South Node union, which can pump up her anger and bring her to a tipping point: move on and accept that there’s a disempowering situation where she’ll never be Number One, or lash out and make someone pay. BML is powerful, but the source of her power (her status as an outsider) can work against her, if she becomes vengeful.


In summary, I see this Full Moon as a chance to (finally) gain recognition for the work you’ve done, providing you’ve done it correctly. Here’s the moment when you can stand up and say “I’ve been doing this in a way that no one else ever could.” Virgo is the specialist who often goes unrecognized. Now, the specialist can have his/her moment in the Sun. This is not for personal recognition; it’s recognition for your work, your discipline or your craftsmanship. See the difference? But you’ll have to take action (Mars) to get that particular ball rolling.  If you’re tired of being unappreciated, what are you prepared to do about it?

Since there’s always a flip side, this Moon could also illuminate (very publicly) what hasn’t been done correctly (Virgo is also the sign of what’s broken). Or, someone could trample over you in a rush to assert their own agenda. When Virgo/Pisces are involved, there is sometimes an unpleasant sacrifice, and the emphasis on inconjuncts makes balanced actions/responses difficult.

Whatever side of the equation you find yourself on, go back to the Moon in the Virgo area of your chart: you’ll know what’s right, so stick with that, even if others do not.

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The Jupiter/Uranus Trine: Grace or Gasoline?


Jupiter Uranus Trine

While we have Mars and Venus activating the Nodes and Uranus/Pluto, Uranus (at 14 degrees Aries) is building to a trine with Jupiter Rx in Leo (exact on March 3rd). This manifested before (when Jupiter was direct and Uranus was Rx) on September 25th, 2014. Think back to that date: anything happen? No?

Maybe nothing will happen again. Or maybe something will. Jupiter promises much, but doesn’t always deliver. Then again, sometimes what’s delivered is more (Jupiter’s speciality) of what you don’t want. But generally, Jupiter/Uranus fuse expansion with chance, which can create unexpected opportunity. If you’re tuned into it.

On March 4th, Venus will join the trine as she conjuncts Uranus in Aries, which should help you out if you’re having a rough go with her square to Pluto. Her trine to Jupiter Rx can enable a silver lining or escape. No matter how much she gets rattled with Uranus and Pluto, Jupiter (via the Leo section of your chart) should ease the transition, although feelings may become inflamed during the process. And Mars will be passing over the South Node, hammering the last nail into that culminating situation.

Remember that Jupiter is the release point of a Yod (involving Pluto in Capricorn and the Sun in Pisces) which will be peaking around this time (I’ll write another post about this, and March 5th’s Full Moon). Read this post for an idea of what this Yod is about.

On March 10th, Mars (at 13 degrees Aries) will trine Jupiter Rx. The Jupiter/Uranus trine will be diminishing at this point, but Mars’ fire will continue to fuel the connection. Jupiter’s energy can work in one of two ways here:

  1. A lucky break if the Mars/Uranus/Pluto energy gets dicey
  2. Gasoline on the already volatile Mars fire

I’d love to say that #1 will play out in all cases, but I’ve had enough experience with Jupiter to know that sometimes #2 is the outcome. So again, go slow around March 10th to 11th. Especially if you have anything from 12 to 16 degrees Leo, Aries or Capricorn. Jupiter trine Mars/Uranus (square Pluto) can play out as fanatical actions, driven by pride (Leo), masquerading as justification (Jupiter). Or, an explosive push that gets you going in the right direction.

If you have anything from 12 to 16 degrees Sagittarius, you’re in line for a Grand Fire Trine as Jupiter and Mars/Uranus hook into your Sag planet/point. That should be really, really nice for you.

To summarize:

  • March 3rd: Jupiter/Uranus trine peaks
  • March 4th: Venus conjuncts Uranus, squares Pluto, trines Jupiter
  • March 4th: Mars passes over the South Node in Aries
  • March 10th: Mars trines Jupiter
  • March 11th: March conjuncts Uranus and squares Pluto


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Mars, Venus and the Great Kick Forward

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As promised, here are some words on Venus and Mars, hitting the South Node in Aries.

Venus currently rules the transiting North Node (what needs to be developed) in Libra. But she’ll be activating the transiting South Node (what needs to be wrapped up) at 10 degrees Aries on March 1st. If the North Node is about relationships, compromise and cooperation (Libra), how does this work in me-first Aries?

Apply those Libra/Venus themes to the culminating situation (in the Aries section of your chart). You may need to revisit the past, or the past may tap you on the shoulder. Old relationships, relationship patterns, emotional or financial habits will have to be confronted (Aries). This will not be the time to tiptoe around the issue.

Assert yourself, in a way that enables the themes of the house the transiting North Node is passing through.

Also on March 1st, the Sun (at 10 degrees Pisces) will inconjunct the Libra North Node, bringing the themes of personal relationships (Libra) and impersonal/transcendent energy (Pisces) together. When there’s an inconjunct, “together” is difficult to achieve, because the two energies don’t blend. So part of the Venus/South Node confrontation may involve wrapping your mind around one on one and the bigger picture. Your next step forward won’t just be about you, or you and them. It will involve a bigger ideal, or belief. You’ll be jumping from subjective (Aries) to objective (Libra) to cosmic (Pisces) in one day.

The Mercury/Jupiter opposition (and associated Yod) will also be active on March 1st, so there will be plenty of space to have your come to Jesus talk. It will be unavoidable, actually. Mercury will also be sextiling Uranus (ruler of Aquarius) amplifying “the truth must be spoken” vibe. Uranus is the great (and merciless) clarifier.

On March 4th, it will be Mars’ turn to pass over the South Node (still at 10 degrees). What Venus triggered will be given a final shove by Mars. A definitive goodbye? An action that seals the deal? Whatever it is, it will be unmistakable, and Venus (at 14 degrees Aries) will have just passed over Uranus, and will then square Pluto (at 15 degrees Capricorn). Uranus will shake loose any remaining hesitation to move forward, while Pluto will intensify the desire to change.

Squares between Venus and Pluto can feel awfully…obsessive. You must have him/her/it. Must, must. It will feel essential, and the strength of the “must” is the energy that will propel you forward. Since Uranus is in the mix, what plays out will probably not go according to plan, and what you must have may be unexpected, or taken away altogether. Whether something is denied, or your habits get rocked, know that the more this energy shakes you up, the greater the need to move on. Yes, this is all part of the Uranus/Pluto square, which I’ll write about in a couple of days.

Note that Mars will pass over Uranus, and square Pluto (at 15 degrees) on March 11th, so we can say this whole Mars/Venus influence stretches from March 1st to March 11th. Again, what Venus began, Mars will finish. Mars in aspect to Uranus and Pluto can be very aggressive; sudden actions, impulsive power plays, anger. Use extra caution with confrontations from March 10th to 11th (when the Mars influence will peak).

If you have natal/progressed planets, angles or Nodes from 9 to 16 degrees of the Cardinal signs, you’ll feel all the above influences most strongly.

There’s also a Uranus/Jupiter trine underpinning all this, which I’ve written about in a separate post.

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The Moody Cancer Partner

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Excerpt from my latest Sasstrology post (please leave comments on the Sasstrology site):

“If you’ve been involved with someone with emphasized Cancer energy in her chart, you’ve probably been challenged by her moods. Sensitive yet volatile, one minute she’s hugging you, and the next she’s in sullen retreat. When dealing with the variable moods of a Cancer, it helps to understand where she’s coming from, and why she has these moods to begin with. Note that “emphasized Cancer” refers to anyone (man or woman) with personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars) or their Ascendant/Ascendant ruler in Cancer.”

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This Month’s Final Shout, and a Preview of March’s Wild Ride

Jupiter YodThis month ends with a couple of notable aspects, and they both involve Mercury in Aquarius.

February 24th to 25th has Mercury in Aquarius trining the Libra North Node (and sextiling the Aries South Node) at 10 degrees. This is one of the hotspots for Mercury that I discussed in this post. Here’s what I wrote about it:

“The North Node in Libra (and South Node in Aries) will be enabled at 13, 12 and 10 degrees. Fresh ideas or messages that help you complete your South Node issues and move forward to the North Node.”

This is the last chance (using Mercury in Aquarius) to receive or deliver those North Node messages. There will also be a Grand Air Trine on February 25th, when the Moon in Gemini trines Mercury and the North Node (from 2:47 to 7:08 PM EST). Grand Trines are harmonious circuits of energy that enable things. So February 25th (especially in the time range I listed…make adjustments for your time zone) will be prime for enhanced clarity, understanding, discussions and delivery of info.

Note that the Sun will conjunct Neptune (at 7 degrees Pisces) on the 25th as well, which can enhance clarity: think of the Sun’s light piercing the water of a Neptune dream/ideal. What do you see?  Mars in Aries will also trine Saturn (at 4 degrees Sag) on February 25th, providing focus and structure for your actions.

February 25th is the day if you want the truth, or if you need to do/say something that requires focused intent and logic. You’ll need that, because….

a Yod has been building since February 17th, and it’s peaking from now (February 23rd) to February 27th. It’s made up of Chiron (at 16 degrees Pisces) and Pluto (at 14 degrees Capricorn) at the base, both inconjuncting Jupiter Rx, at 14 degrees Leo (the release point). The inconjunct between Jupiter/Pluto will be exact, but Chiron/Jupiter will not (it was exact on February 17th). Chiron and Pluto will support each other, with a nice flow of transformation that arises from the power of pain and healing. Here’s what I wrote about Chiron in Pisces sextile Pluto.

The inconjuncts carry the risk of misuse, which creates the tension and power of the Yod: tension focused on one area (the release point) equals tremendous power. Chiron inconjunct Jupiter Rx in Leo pits the need to withdraw and heal (Chiron) against the urge to boldly go there (Jupiter). Misguided optimism/grabs for attention, or ignoring the gold while you focus on the bruise. The Jupiter/Chiron inconjunct also happened on September 23, 3014, at 14 degrees (when Jupiter was direct and Chiron Rx). So it’s not news. Jupiter in Leo inconjunct Pluto is also not news. It happened on September 5th, 2014 (at 11 degrees) when Jupiter was direct and Pluto Rx. I wrote about it here :

” It’s the gung-ho, give-it-to-me now aspect. Again, Pluto amplifies whatever it touches. In this case, it’s Jupiter in Leo’s expansive assurance. But the tension of the inconjunct throws in the fear of losing (control, power, status). The net result is Jupiter encouraging Pluto’s drive for power, while Pluto intensifies yet undercuts Jupiter.”

This time around, Chiron and Pluto are direct and Jupiter is Rx (intensified while looking back, or focusing on one issue). This configuration could be the culmination of the two inconjuncts from September, 2014. Jupiter’s intensified expansion or grab for more can be the solution for what’s hurting, but you need to be cautious: too much (which is a risk with Jupiter/Pluto) and you’ll hurt yourself or someone else. But you still need to reach for the gold ring, or pay attention to what’s flaring up in the Leo section of your chart (remember that Jupiter can expand everything, and it may not be pleasant). Even if it’s overwhelming or painful, Jupiter Rx’s big event is what you need to deal with. The big “thing” that will become obvious will also be your ticket to release.

Although the Yod will peak on February 27th, it will stretch out to March 1st and become a Boomerang Yod, with Mercury (at 14 degrees Aquarius) opposing Jupiter. As I wrote in the weekly horoscopes, this opposition came close (but not exact) on January 21st when Mercury stationed Rx. So March 1st could be the answer/promise that was hinted at around January 21st. In the Boomerang Yod, Jupiter Rx’s big explosion bounces back and feeds Mercury, which will put it all into words. Thank goodness you had that Grand Air Trine to get your thoughts sorted, beforehand.

To me, it feels like a final shout that’s been building since September, 2014.  And we haven’t seen the last of this Jupiter Yod, as it will be reactivated by the Sun in Pisces, from March 3rd to 5th, and Mercury in Pisces, from March 20th to 21st.

If you have natal/progressed planets, angles or Nodes from:

  • 13 to 17 degrees Capricorn, Pisces, Leo or Aquarius, you’re in the zone for this Yod
  • 9 to 12 degrees of the Air signs will feel the Grand Trine

There’s so much coming up in March (which I’ll write about, of course). Here’s a few hi-lights:

  • March 3rd to March 5th: the Jupiter Yod triggered again, by the Sun at 14 degrees Pisces
  • March 5th: Full Moon at 14 degrees Virgo
  • March 12th: Mercury enters Pisces
  • March 14th: Saturn stations Rx at 4 degrees Sag
  • March 16th: the final Uranus/Pluto square (15 degrees)
  • March 17th: Venus enters Taurus
  • March 20th: New Moon eclipse at 29 degrees Pisces
  • March 20th: Spring Equinox
  • March 20th to 21st: the Jupiter Yod yet again, triggered by Mercury at 13 degrees Pisces
  • March 30th: Mercury enters Aries
  • March 31st: Mars enters Taurus

Hang on and stay tuned.


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