The Virgo Full Moon packs a big punch and will leave you feeling ready to take on the world and go after your deepest desires! Full moons always happen in sister signs, meaning that they share a common goal but they also butt heads (sounds like a typical sibling relationship, right?), so while the sun is in Pisces the moon will be in Virgo.
Both Virgo and Pisces want what’s best for you; their goal is to take care of you as best as they can. Pisces is in charge of your emotional well being and Virgo takes care of the physical stuff, so think of them as your astrology therapist and general physician, making sure that you’re feeling good and looking your best.
Every Virgo full moon is an invitation to work towards a healthier, happier, and more aligned life, on both the spiritual and physical planes, so read on and let’s see what this one is all about!
Follow Your Heart Under the Virgo Full Moon
When that moon is big and bright in the sky that means it’s full moon time, baby! This month the full moon will be happening on Friday, March 18 at 3:20 a.m. EST, so be sure to put it on your calendar. Now, we already know that the Pisces sun and the Virgo moon are going to be showing us some love, but there are two other planets that will be joining the party when the full moon rises: Pluto and Lilith.
Pluto and Lilith give this full moon a punk rock energy because they’re both pretty badass. Pluto—everyone’s favorite demoted planet—is the god of the underworld and wealth, and Lilith is an asteroid named after the first wife of Adam who left the garden of Eden to be a free woman.
So that’s cool, but what does it mean?
Sometimes it’s easier to move through life and show up how other people want, wear the right clothes, and say the right things, but that gets exhausting after a while. We are meant to live a life that is true and authentic to ourselves, and these two planets working together with the full moon will help to show you how to break free, rebel, and get what you really want out of life.
This full moon is the perfect time to check in and ask yourself, “am I happy?” Now, don’t get me wrong, the world can be a tough place to live in right now so it’s ok if you’re feeling less than fabulous, however, you should spend some time thinking about how you can make your life more vibrant and full. Not everything is in your control, but some things definitely are, so this full moon is about figuring out what you can do to live a more authentic and free life.
With Pluto and Lilith joining the full moon party, this is the perfect time to work towards something you’ve wanted for a loooong time. With Virgo and Pisces looking out for your health and well-being, and Pluto and Lilith pushing you to strive for bigger and better things, there’s nothing you can’t do under this beautiful full moon!
Virgo Full Moon Ritual
Ok so all of that sounds great, right? But how can we work with the full moon in order to ensure that all of that juicy goodness comes into our lives?
Virgo is an earth sign, so it likes to work with its hands getting dirty and creating something new and beautiful to put out into the world. So, under the full moon on the 18th you should sit down and write out a game plan for how you’re going to work towards living a happier, healthier, and more aligned life.
Virgo works best with finite details, so make sure to leave no stone unturned! Think of your current habits and routines and how you can tweak and change them in small ways in order to see those dreams and desires of yours manifest.
Once you’re all done and satisfied with your manifestation list, write it again on another piece of paper. One of these you’ll keep on hand and the other you’ll use in the next part of the ritual.
For the next part of the ritual, you’ll need a plant or garden because whenever we work with moons in an earth sign it’s good to incorporate a bit of the earth itself into the ritual. We're going to repot a plant, so take stock of your plant babies and see who needs a new home.
Grab one of the two manifestation master plans you just wrote and fold it a few times. Fold it once to enhance the power of yourself and your identity, fold it twice to strengthen your relationships as well as your sense of intuition, fold it three times if you’re looking for some growth, or fold it four times if you want to focus on setting down some seriously strong roots and foundations right now.
Get Those Hands Dirty
Place the paper in the bottom of the pot and fill it up with soil, just like you normally would when you repot a plant (only this one has a bit of magic at the bottom). Don’t worry, your plant and the soil are going to be fine. Paper and ink aren’t toxic for plants—even printer paper and ink are safe to mix in with soil!
The energy from the words you’ve written will be infused into the soil as well as in the plant, so as you tend to it over the coming weeks the growth of the plant will be a symbol and a reminder of what you’re working toward.
For instance, if you’re overwatering it that could be an indicator that your emotions need tending to, or if it’s growing very slowly that might mean that what you’re doing is working but it requires patience to see your dreams and goals manifest.
The plant will literally tell you about your progress towards creating a happier and healthier life, AKA, as the plant grows your intention shows... how cool is that?
Now, what do we do with the matching list we wrote? That one is for you to keep and return to from time to time. The goal for this Virgo full moon is to follow your dreams by making tangible changes in your day-to-day life, so put this game plan somewhere where you’ll be able to see it because it will help guide you in the weeks to come.
As with any ritual, trust your intuition and be open to all the wonderful things that can grow in your life. Happy full moon, babes!