Personalize Full Moon: March 5

The moon will be full on Thursday, March 5th, at 14 degrees of Virgo, but what will this mean for you?  And it will be Gibbous 2 or 3 days before that, so use the time from the beginning of the week to get ready.  See the planner at the end of this post.

The Smallest Full Moon of the Year 

"The smallest full moon of the year – which we’ve heard called the micro-moon or mini-moon – occurs on March 5, 2015. This March full moon – smallest full moon of 2015 – lies about 50,000 kilometers (30,000 miles) farther away from Earth than will the year’s closest full moon – the full supermoon of September 28, the Northern Hemisphere’s Harvest Moon. The September 2015 full moon will also stage a total eclipse of the moon, which some will call a Blood Moon because it concludes a series of four straight total lunar eclipses that started on April 15, 2014."

You can always look at "This Week in Astrology" at Cafe Astrology to see if there is a significant lunation in the week.

"This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Worm Moon because this was the time of year when the ground would begin to soften and the earthworms would reappear. This moon has also been known as the Full Crow Moon, the Full Crust Moon, the Full Sap Moon, and the Lenten Moon."

What Sign is the Moon in?

First we can consider the sign that the Moon is in, in general.  The moon changes sign about every 2.5 days, taking a lunar month to traverse the sky and our charts.
When the Moon is in Virgo
We instinctually gravitate towards practical activities under the influence of a Virgo Moon. In an urge to set things right, we might easily find ourselves re-organizing and rethinking plans. Emotional satisfaction comes from solving problems, making order out of confusion, and helping others. Health matters might come into focus. We notice the smaller parts that make up the whole, and instead of letting nagging details bother us, we might work on ironing them out so that we can feel more confident moving ahead.   
The Moon in Virgo generally favors the following activities: Mental pursuits, work activities, services, and routines. Activities that would benefit from tending to details.
Virgo Full Moon

"Find this degree along the Virgo-Pisces axis to spiral in to the themes that could be swirling for you. I used these words of constant change to mirror the mutable nature of these two signs.

 The mutable phase in each trio (cardinal, fixed, mutable) is the time of rearranging, loosening the fixed hold on how things have been. Here we get a mood lift, when we're flexible, and able to let old mindsets dissolve -- tolerating the void like uncertainty -- as a new awareness dawns.

At the Virgo Full Moon, there's a high beam on the mind-body connection -- how are thoughts, and what you digest affecting your body? The Sun is engaged, in Pisces, for spiritual vitality -- heeding the messages of the soul (in dreams, knowings)."

Full Moon for your Sun or Rising Sign (this link was specific to a different full moon though)

Look at both, but preferrably your Rising sign.  For me, my Sun is in Scorpio and my Rising is Sagittarius: 

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising 
"Consider" comes from the Latin "consīderāre", meaning to observe, or go with the stars. For thousands of years, we considered that what was above reflected what was below. Thousands. Now horoscopes are one of the most popular things to read and yet astrology itself is generally seen as archaic superstition. Astrology is seen this way in part because it is easily disproved by science and that is because it isn’t one. It’s a meditation; a contemplation and, yes, it hopefully gives us pause long enough to consider what our next right action could be... 
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising 
Remember all the creative brilliance that I was waxing poetic about last week? Well this is the week for its manifestation. Bearing in mind that creativity is born out of chaos, this week could feel like an out of control science experiment or just the right amount of wowzas. It’s not all happening on the external plane though...

What is happening at the lunations?

Every new moon (and full moon) is different because it falls in a different sign.  When the moon is new it is in the same sign as the Sun because, by definition, they are conjunct and the moon is between the earth and the sun.  When the moon is full it is in the opposite sign from the Sun because, by definition, they are the farthest from each other, with the earth between them.

So an important thing to consider is the house in your natal chart where the lunation is falling, as well as any planets that might be nearby.

So you will need to look at your chart.  I recommend pulling it up at (use the free extended charts, natal and transits option) or you can order from me.

Here is the section of my chart showing the Moon opposing the Sun on 3/5:


Not sure what all those glyphs (symbols) mean?

So for me, the moon falls in my 10th house.  You can look up the meaning here, among other places: Full Moon in the Houses

Full Moon in the Tenth House 
You are suddenly in the limelight--everyone notices you now. It's time to put your best foot forward, but be sure to do so with grace and consideration for others, or you may just make a display that you regret later. Perhaps you've been hiding yourself away, taking it easy. Now you need a little attention, and career matters come to a head. You're called to perform, perhaps on a moment's notice, and it's best to keep your cool and do whatever you can to show your competence. A sudden job opportunity, or some form of assistance with regards to career, home, or property matters, could be part of the picture. This can also produce an event that requires you to take charge and show your responsible side.

From the New Moon, through the First Quarter Moon until the Full Moon, the moon is said to be waxing, which means the light is increasing.  From the Full Moon, through the Last Quarter Moon until the next New Moon, the moon is said to be waning, or reducing in light.

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"While the sun and moon are in the same energetic sign at a new moon, they are in opposite ones at the full moon. We feel this tension, but it's also a time of fruition and manifestation of the intentions we set at the previous new moon. We've been working with that intent, perhaps that we made about our closet, but now we have a chance to integrate it in a deeper way. Now we are ready to move from blueprint to building the house. We have planned out our new closet organizational design, purchased the hangars and shelves, and now we are ready to take the action of putting it all together.  While we created symbolic imagery at the new moon, we may want to make a more three dimensional expression at the full moon. This could be an altar or it could be making your closet into an altar!"

When the Moon is Full in Virgo, we are oriented towards organization, and you should see some of your intentions set at the previous new moon come to fruition. Take a look at what you wrote about, designed or imagined (or made images of) at that time. What have you or can you put into action?
Other Services to consider

Upcoming Lunations

The next lunation is the New Moon in Pisces which will fall on Friday, March 20th, which also happens to be both the Spring Equinox and a solar eclipse.

Introductory Astrology

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and now work at Western Psychological and Counseling Services in Gladstone and at Seth Lewelling Elementary.  I am a Certified Hypnotist and Certified Past Life Regression Facilitator. I am also an astrologer and Reiki Master.  I'm a graduate of Reed College (BA Psychology '87) and Portland State University (MSW '90). I work with children, teens, adults, parents, groups.

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