Thoughts for this Virgo Full Moon

March 5, 2023 | by Daniel Giamario |

On Tuesday, March 7, at 4:40am PST, the Full Moon is exact at 16Virgo40. Just 55 minutes later, at 5:35am, the much discussed ingress of Saturn into Pisces takes place. See my take on that significant event here:

Between the Tail and The Loins of The Lion

The Full Moon can be found between two stars in the constellation of the Lion: Denebola at 21Virgo55, the tail of the Lion, and Chertan (Theta Leonis) at 13Virgo43, in the area of the Lion’s loins. It seems particularly appropriate to find the Full Moon nestled in the powerful procreative area of the Lion. This constellation symbolizes sovereignty and autonomy in women and men, as well as the joy and love of generating pure creative energies. Furthermore, Archangel Michael has always been associated with this region of the sky. Archangel Michael is said to be the Solar Guardian who protects global humanity from darkness and materialism (Ahriman) and is the divine channel of the return of Christos-Sophia, necessary for achieving the intended spiritual wholeness of the human being.

Within Venus’ Third Chakra Portal

I also find it particularly synchronistic that this Full Moon is occurring within the third chakra portal of the current Venus synodic overstory. More about that here:

Blend of the Sign of The Sacred Feminine with The Stellar Lion

I love the fact that in our current precessional season, the tropical and directional sign of Virgo is located in the stars of the Lion constellation. This blends the sign of the Sacred Feminine with the stellar Lion. Rudhyar foreshadowed this when writing about the area of the sky between the Lion and the Priestess and its connection to the Sphinx at Giza as a Lion with the head of a woman. He also once suggested that the “Age of Aquarius” would begin when the fixed star Regulus, known as the heart of the Lion, would move into the tropical sign of Virgo which happened in 2011.

Jupiter, Venus and Chiron Alignment in Aries

The extremely powerful alignment of Jupiter, Venus and Chiron in Aries remains super strong. Full Moons are times of expanded consciousness, when the shadows of night can be seen. This can either be illuminating or expand instinctual and irrational fears (think of the word lunacy), or a little of both. With the emphasis on third chakra, powerful creative and generative powers, and amplified by the Full Moon and the Aries alignment, my prayer is that the powers that shouldn’t be don’t do anything more rash, narcissistic or aggressive than what they’re already doing.

Final Conjunction Mars to Natal US Mars

Monday, March 6, is also the final of three exact conjunctions of Mars to the natal United States Mars at 21Gemini22. May the crazy wisdom of Gemini, which is beyond duality and polarity, help heal the extreme bifurcations continuously found throughout US history!

“Explosion” – Virgo 17° Sabian Symbol

Often the Sabian Symbols of Dane Rudhyar offer interesting clues. The one for this Full Moon is not an exception. Check it out!


KEYNOTE: The explosive energy of long-repressed contents of the subconscious.

We are dealing here with the dramatic release of energies which have been kept in check by the outer shell of the ego controlled consciousness. It may be a spectacular catharsis, but it often takes paths of destruction. Yet unless some form of purification by fire is experienced, the inner pressure of the karmic past or of more recent frustrations would shake up perhaps even more destructively the very foundations of the personality.

At this second stage, the objective confrontation with an image of the karmic past is replaced by a subjective eruption of repressed memories and primitive cravings. Everything must be released from the psyche seeking to attain the transfigured state. The soul must become empty, the mind translucent. The Keyword is EXPLOSION.”

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