6 Ways To Clean Up Your Life With The Supermoon In Virgo
Mission: Living your best life—now! March's full moon is a supermoon, meaning it arrives at the closest possible proximity to planet Earth. While it might not appear larger to the naked eye, we may feel its stirring effects in a stronger dose. Since this lunation dovetails with the time of year when temperatures warm and roots begin to sprout through the soil, indigenous tribes in the northern hemisphere named this the Full Worm Moon.
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 ago. What came roaring in with Leo will get sorted and smoothed by Virgo...one methodical step at a time. Here are six ways to whip your life into shape under this potent supermoon:
1. Become a clean, green machine.
The full moon will make it 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 court. If you're one of the three people on the planet who's not heard the name "Marie Kondo," Google the Japanese tidying expert now or check out her Netflix show! Her holistic approach to decluttering includes thanking every room before you clean it (and every object before you let it go) and only keeping things that "spark joy."
Since Virgo is an earth sign, now's the time to incorporate more plant life into your décor scheme—which can have the bonus effect of banishing some of those winter blues. If you have an emerald thumb and ample light, adopt a fiddleleaf fig. Or how about an air-purifying ZZ plant or a pachira aquatica, aka a "money tree" for attracting green in more ways than one? If you're looking for inspo, we're huge fans of interiors whiz Justina Blakeney's site The Jungalow and Wild at Home author Hilton Carter, whose leafy Instagram feed makes us swoon.
And whenever possible, use environmentally friendly cleaning products. Not only are you protecting the Earth and our waterways from the chemical effects, but you're safeguarding yourself from absorbing harsh toxins through your pores.
2. 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. We've seen adorable baby cowboy boots used as a flowerpot, a bike wheel turned into a wall clock, and a denim skirt made out of jeans with a ripped inseam. These projects don't have to take hours on end. All it takes is a creative sweep of your environment. Check out the Upcycle That blog for some mind-blowing ideas.
3. 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.
4. 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. Read up on gut health, too, and learn about why the gut is being called "the second brain" by some doctors and scientists.
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 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.
5. Give the world service (with a smile).
Random acts of kindness, no matter how small, are de rigueur 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 appreciate about them. It matters!
6. Try a new word every day.
This lunar spell stimulates our intellectual curiosity. There's no better week to research, gather data and visual inspiration, and get a jump-start on your income taxes. Plus, brainiac Virgo flexes some serious vocab skills. Why say "good" when you can say "superlative," "unrivaled," or "optimum"? This full moon blesses us all with the gift of gab this week, so take the challenge and wax poetic. Adopt a new word per day and use it as often as you can. You might even get your friends in on the fun. Imagine the nerdy approval ratings you'll get as you find ways to weave "hegemonic" or "feckless" into a sentence. Seriously. And if you're already a word nerd, host a Scrabble night near the full moon and let the good times roll!