Cleanup in Aisle 1! This Sunday, March 12, the Virgo full moon is in full bloom, sounding the call for a lifestyle overhaul.
As the last full moon of winter, the Virgo full moon is a pre-spring awakening, known as the full Worm Moon by Native American tribes. According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the full Worm Moon occurs as the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. It is also known as the Sap Moon, as it signifies the time when maple sap begins to flow from maple trees.
The Virgo full moon completes a six-month cycle that began back in September with the corresponding new moon. As the zodiac's neat freak, Virgo is the star sign that lives for structure, order, and routine. With these squeaky clean moonbeams overhead, why not make everything cleaner and greener?
Grounded earth sign Virgo sounds a wakeup call for living more mindfully, with everything from the food we put on our plates to the footprint we make on our environments. This might be the perfect weekend to watch Chasing Coral, a documentary on Netflix about the destruction of coral reefs due to climate change, or No Impact Man, which follows a die-hard New Yorker and his family who attempted to live in the heart of Manhattan while making zero impact on the environment for a year.
On a more mundane level, how about giving your home a deep spring cleaning? (With eco-friendly cleaning products, naturally.) Think of how much easier you'll breathe once you've decluttered your desk, annihilated the dust bunnies, paid all your bills, and cleaned out your Inbox. Since Virgo is the astrological analyst, this full moon is prime time for getting your taxes done. Crunching numbers into a realistic budget can also bring peace of mind now.
Another house to get in order during the Virgo full moon? Your body: the temple that houses you here on planet Earth. Scan yourself from head to toe: Where are you feeling achy or out of alignment? Before you pop a pill for every nagging twinge, tune up your system the Virgo way, with natural healing (unless, of course, you legit need a doctor!). Flood your body with tons of H2O all weekend long. Dehydration is often the hidden culprit behind our minor pangs. A mug of warm water with lemon can restore you to a disease-busting alkaline state.
Virgo rules digestion, so remember that gut health is the key to overall well-being, as it governs your mental health and a strong immune system. Pop a daily probiotic—and see what happens if you swap out the refined sugar and white flour for dark leafy greens and lean proteins. If you can't make it to the gym, get up for hourly stretches or walks around the block. More physical activity can do wonders for the sedentary desk jockeys out there! Instead of the bottomless refills at the coffeepot, brew a matcha 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 M.D.? Get those routine checkups on the calendar if only to quell the rumblings of your inner hypochondriac.
In case you've heard the false rumors that Virgo energy is boring, guess again. Ruled by speedy, communicative Mercury, our intellectual curiosity is stimulated under this lunar spell. There's no better week to research, gather data and visual inspiration, and get to work on a DIY project—using up-cycled and salvaged materials. Give the world service with a smile, too! The Virgo full moon lights up our inner helper-healer, reminding us of the power of being generous for generosity's sake. Giving selflessly feels better than a week at the spa, as it connects us to the power of pure, universal love. Whether we're helping out a friend in need or volunteering at a nonprofit, this full moon will beam its light on the places where our gifts are needed most.
Below are a few ways to maximize the potency of the Virgo full moon.