The Full Moon is on Monday, March 9 at 12:47 p.m. in 19° Virgo. Normally, a Virgo Full Moon would be great for sharpening our attention to detail and taking care of the nitty gritty details of life. This Full Moon, however, is opposed to Neptune, the planet of daydreaming and spacing out. On the positive side, there's something about Neptune that dissolves boundaries like those between the earth and spiritual planes. That makes it easier to move more deeply into our meditation -- if we don't space out and forget to sit down, close our eyes and meditate!
Mercury is at a stationary point in the Full Moon chart, turning direct on March 11th in 28° Aquarius. Mercury rules communication, so messages you're expecting might be delayed a few days. Mercury also rules our everyday mind. With the Full Moon/Neptune opposition, our thoughts might not be as sharp for problem solving. If you're trying to figure something out, try painting, drawing, coloring or doodling instead of writing letters and numbers until you get your solution. Using the creative part of your brain helps bypass the Mercury linear thinking traffic jam.
A few days after Mercury goes direct, things that have been delayed will start to come together and typically things lost during the last few weeks will be found.
Check out my article "Greater Awareness, Deeper Acceptance" in the March/April issue of Yoga Chicago magazine. The article has more on upcoming astrological aspects of the next two months.
On Sunday, March 22, I will be giving the noon meditation for the Temple of Kriya Yoga. It will have a guided meditation for the spring equinox and a talk "Your Journey to Freedom." The spring equinox is a traditional time of new beginnings. It is a potent time to renew your spiritual quest. Whether you call it enlightenment or freedom, your journey can begin with a few simple steps that add up to a profound effect on your life.
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Marcia Sacks is an astrologer in the Kriya Yoga tradition.