March 9’s upcoming super moon will not only be an event to marvel at — it’s the second-closest moon of 2020 — but it’ll also be a time to embody the Virgo spirit of working hard, being patient, and thinking critically. This full moon is called the Worm Moon, which signals the official start of spring. This spectacle is also known as a luminary, which means that it’s in close proximity to the Earth. “As the first of three super full moons in a row, its effects will be highly felt due to its closer proximity to Earth.
And, news flash: This full moon in particular is occurring the same day that Mercury ends its retrograde journey. “This will be extremely energetically challenging for us all as the moon will be in Virgo, a sign ruled by the planet Mercury. There are two ways that this moon might affect us: We may be the victims of gaslighting or indiscretions will be revealed. This is due to the Moon’s opposition to illusive Neptune and the Sun’s alignment to deceptive Neptune.
The real truth will come out at the end of the month, when Mercury leaves its retro-shade zone. In the meantime, trust your gut and lean into your intuition. “We can really use this full moon to our advantage as long as we embody Virgo’s practicality and attention to detail.
This moon will also form a trine aspect with all the planets that are currently in Capricorn — Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto — bringing the culmination of a project or situation that began back in August of 2019 under the new moon in Virgo
“Because the trine is a favorable aspect, we can not only expect these endings to be positive, we can also make a lot of progress, especially concerning projects and situations that have been delayed or stalled.
Here’s Some Ways to Clean up Your Life Under Monday’s Virgo Full Supermoon
Speaking of getting rooted, Virgo is the sign of salubrious systems. Not living your best life? This analytical full moon can also help you integrate all the changes stirred up during the Full Leo Snow Moon a month again. What came roaring in with Leo will get sorted and smoothed by Virgo…one methodical step at a time.
Become a clean, green machine!
It’s going to be hard to ignore messy piles and overstuffed closets. And that’s a good thing! Seize the opportunity to bring some much-needed order to your life.
Whenever possible, use environmentally-friendly cleaning products. Not only are you protecting the Earth and our waterways from the chemical effects, you’re safeguarding yourself from absorbing harsh toxins through your pores. Upcycle it!
Waste not, want not: that’s one of Virgo’s favorite expressions. While you pull those rarely used numbers from your closets some will fall into an obvious donation pile. But a few might leave you wondering: could this be used in a different way? Try a repurposing project this week. A lot like recycling, upcycling gives an object a new use. Our crafty crew of friends are masters of the upcycle.
Break out of analysis-paralysis.
Procrastination is the enemy of progress! Yet, there’s always a valid emotional experience going on underneath it all. Virgo’s analytical powers can help you pierce the veil. Write down anything in your life you’ve been putting off. (This zodiac sign loves a list.) What’s REALLY stopping you? Maybe your heart isn’t in it and you need to save the project for another time. Or maybe you simply don’t know where to start. Try to identify the first steps, like mapping out a budget—and figuring out where to find the funds—or reading over some paperwork. Commit to moving the needle with this full moon. Try to make this “discovery process” as comfortable as possible. Bring a notebook to a favorite café and write your master list while you nibble on a nourishing snack.
Try journaling about your internal resistance if you feel truly blocked. Getting your emotions out of your head and onto paper can help you identify where you might need additional support. A few ideas: Book a session with a coach, ping a friend to be your “accountabilibuddy” with daily calls for the rest of the month, or sign up for a fun workshop that will teach you some basic skills in this area of struggle.
Ignite your digestive fire.
Each sign is associated with a body part and Virgo rules the lower stomach and digestive system. Chew on this: Turning up your digestive fire can help you sleep better, prevent disease and help your body use food as the fuel it is intended to be. Digestion begins in the mouth, but with our on-the-go lifestyles, many of us inhale our food instead of mindfully breaking it down with our teeth. Use those molars and incisors: they are there for a purpose.
Another trick for helping with digestion is to lie on your left side, which compresses the C-shaped tummy and facilitates a self-massage. The advanced ritualists among us might even try doing a short-term juice cleanse (or a soup cleanse, if the weather is still cold in your area). The Virgo full moon loves everything pure and earthy. Bring that straight to your plate and see how alive you feel. Read up food combining principles or add more fresh juice to your daily regimen. Read up on gut health, too, and learn about why the gut is being called “the second brain” by doctors and scientists alike.
The key with the routine-loving Virgo full moon is to repeat any chosen practice daily so that you can really feel its impact. This sign is ruled by mobile Mercury, so check out app-based workouts to start your mornings. Since nervous Virgo energy can ramp up stress, swap the bottomless refills at the coffeepot for an afternoon moccha latte, or try a turmeric golden milk at night. Holistic treatments like massage and acupuncture can also realign your systems. Has it been a while since you saw your MD? Get those routine checkups on the calendar if only to quell the rumblings of your inner hypochondriac.
Give the world service (with a smile).
Random acts of kindness, no matter how small when the service-oriented Virgo full moon lights the skies. It’s little surprise that Mother Teresa was born under this benevolent star sign. In her words, “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” This is a wonderful reminder that there are plenty of ways to give that don’t cost money or require copious amounts of time.
Let this full moon inspire a sense of neighborly kindness as you flow through your days. Take a moment to thank people who are serving you, from the barista to the drugstore cashier. Make sure anything you toss winds up in the proper trash receptacle (and not on the floor). Hold the door for the person coming in behind you. Offer to help someone struggling with bags to carry them up the steps. Let friends know the little things you a