Enjoy this kinder, gentler Full Moon at 18° 13″ Virgo on 8 March 2012, 1:39 AM PST with its lovely Grand Trine in earth and divine Venus-Neptune sextile. Earth and water signs dominate with one small but mighty exception . . . a dynamic Mercury-Uranus conjunction in fiery Aries.
Maybe I better start with the whizz bang conjunction in Aries, largely because it IS a Full Moon in Mercury ruled Virgo after all. This aspect is exact on 5 March and will be again on 18 March due to Mercury stationing retrograde on 12 March . . . drawing out the effects of this conjunction for several weeks. If you have planets or Angles from 0° to 6° in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), batten down the hatches ‘cause your mind will be all over the place. Whenever Mercury teams up with Uranus, it opens the door to brilliant ideas and may cause a tendency to stutter because our minds are working so fast, our mouths have trouble keeping up. The best thing about the upcoming Mercury Retch is it will give us a chance to explore our bright ideas a little deeper than usual.
Mercury-Uranus is also connected by semi-sextiles to Neptune and Chiron in Pisces on one side and Venus in Taurus on the other. The Venus-Neptune sextile is sublime, sensual and perfect for connecting with your true love and waxing ridiculously sentimental. However, Chiron in the mix suggests there may be emotional baggage to deal with and Uranus-Mercury says said baggage could be exposed abruptly and totally tactlessly. Ouch! Just take your time and unwrap a few illusions before you commit, OK?
Saturn in Libra is still in position to offer his help via a trine to Neptune and an opposition to Venus in Taurus as well as an inconjunct to Uranus. He is the voice of caution whispering in your ear and urging you to take things slowly. If you are talking marriage, something Saturn in Libra supports, you may want to look into pre-nuptial agreements of various kinds such as keeping your finances separate, etc. Throwing caution to the winds for the sake of Love could come back to haunt you down the road. [If you’re wondering why I’m going on about all this stuff, remember Saturn in Libra is setting on my Libra Sun as I write . . .]
My vote for most helpful configuration for this lunation is the Grand Trine in earth (Mars Rx in Virgo, Jupiter in Taurus, Pluto in Capricorn). Since Mars is widely conjunct the Moon, we all stand to benefit in one way or another. Family connections and emotional ties hold the key to channeling this energy for improving our financial situations. Practical help with all the necessary checks and balances may be offered. Capricorn and Taurus both believe in earning your way but they also believe in rewarding hard work. If you are offered a starting role of some kind, take it because over the long run it may lead to much better things. Mars in Virgo will be on hand to help you get through all the fine print.
Use this Full Moon wisely to review what’s going in your life and considering your next direction. The peaceful, practical atmosphere is very good for making sensible choices. You will be very, very glad you did all your prep work before the next lunation . . . an extremely hyper New Moon in Aries on 22 March with both Mercury and Mars retrograde – guaranteed to intensify frustration! Better practice being kind and tolerant now. *grin*
On a personal note: Other than harmonious aspects from the Sun and Moon to my Mars in Scorpio, I pretty much get a pass on this Full Moon. Saturn will finally have left 29° Libra after seven looong weeks partile my Sun . . . whew! Mars in Virgo has finished his second pass over my MC and is now back in my ninth house, taking pressure off. Gee, maybe the weather will turn off nice and I will be able to enjoy hints of spring in the air!!