The Full Moon this month occurs on March 8th at 18 degrees Virgo and is very significant for it continues to set a backdrop for the opening and development of spiritual consciousness in ourselves, as well as the world.
Complexity is the theme here with a rare astrological configuration called a Grand Kite. This is composed of a Grand Trine (Moon/Mars in Virgo, Pluto in Capricorn and Venus/Jupiter in Taurus), an opposition of the Sun and Moon, and two sextiles (Neptune/Chiron in Pisces sextile to Pluto and Venus/Jupiter.)
This Full Moon configuration emphasizes the building of an inner foundation of peace and spiritual consciousness, while finding new solutions for solving old problems and emotional attachments.
A few days after the Full Moon, Mercury goes Retrograde on March 12th and in the next three weeks will catalyze the still prominent Uranus/Pluto square three times. It’s best to keep a low profile during this Mercury Retrograde and do your inner work. You can spend time thinking about future projects, and goals, but do not act on them until Mercury turns Direct on April 4th.
On March 22nd the Spring Equinox and New Moon occur as the Sun moves into Aries. Complexity seems to be the norm this month as the Grand Kite is still prominent in the heavens, except the opposing planets that hold the Kite together have changed to Mars opposing Neptune and Chiron. Now we need to continue our inner work but focus the light towards any lingering anger issues and heal them.
To add to the mix, Sun/Moon/Uranus/Mercury Retrograde are all conjunct in Aries and square Pluto. This is a very powerful time of personal and global transformation. However, we must be careful not to act too impulsively, for afterward we may regret our actions. Look deeply within yourself to find the truth behind your issues and work on healing them. This configuration also tells us that as individuals and as a collective, it’s imperative to align our heart, mind and soul with Mother Earth now and in the future.
The New Moon is usually a time of seeding and beginning new projects. With Mercury Retrograde and Uranus in the mix, it may be best to simply gestate and gather new ways to implement your healing. Then in the next lunar cycle when Mercury is Direct, move forward with confidence and put your new ideas into action.