How To Get Your Sh*t Together With Tonight's Full Moon In Virgo
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 sap begins to flow from maple trees.
The full Worm Moon in purifying Virgo arrives with extra potency, being the first of TWO back-to-back full moons this month (the Libra full moon comes March 31). Life’s messy areas become illuminated under these wellness-obsessed moonbeams, bringing some much-needed order to our courts. Virgo is the star sign that lives for structure, order, and routine, so take this time to opt for eco-friendly, sustainable, clean, and green products and break out the sage wand to clear away any stale energy.
One random act of kindness could start a movement this week.
Grounded earth sign Virgo sounds a wake-up call for living more mindfully, with everything from the food we put on our plates to the carbon footprint we leave on the planet. Virgo is all about practical magic and grass-roots community organizing. One random act of kindness could start a movement this week. Since Virgo is the astrological analyst, the full Worm Moon is also prime time for getting your taxes done. Crunching numbers into a realistic budget can also bring peace of mind now.
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 upcycled and salvaged materials.
Want to host a full moon ritual? Here are some tips for manifesting abundance and maximizing the potency of the Virgo full moon:
1. Break out of analysis paralysis.
Procrastination is the enemy of progress! Yet, there’s always a valid emotional experience underneath it all. Virgo’s analytical powers can help you pierce the veil. Write down (yes, Virgo loves lists) anything in your life that you’ve been putting off to see what's really going on. Maybe you’re not feeling excited about it, you don’t know where to start, or you need to ask for help. Go down the checklist item by item and see what is revealed.
Write down the ONE thing that keeps stopping you from moving forward, then identify a person or resource you could turn to for help. Then book an appointment in your own calendar to call or email that person (or heck, just pick up the phone now). Get the ball rolling again!
2. 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 chewing it. Another trick for helping with digestion? Lie on your left side, which compresses the C-shaped tummy and facilitates a self-massage. The Virgo full moon loves everything pure and earthy, so bring that straight to your plate and see how alive you feel. The key with the Virgo full moon is to repeat the chosen practice daily so that you can really feel its impact.
3. Streamline and systematize.
Virgo is an efficiency expert that loves structures, systems, and a sense of order. Where do we need to whip our lives into shape? Expect a megadose of motivation to come with the Virgo full moon. It’s not just about tucking stuff away in junk drawers but rather cleaning house, simplifying, and ridding ourselves of excess. The zodiac’s Virgin likes things pure, simple, and sweet. What a great opportunity to lower our carbon footprints, de-junk our bodies, and kick-start an empowering eating and exercise routine.
Since Virgo is the sign of service, be honest with yourself, too: Could you use a little support for your life improvement missions? It might be a worthy investment to hire a pro to deep clean your place. Want to reboot your physical health? Sign up for an organized wellness program to get you started. Seize any moment to share an empowering tidbit or helpful resource with someone in need of a lead, too.
4. Dare to dream.
It was Martin Luther King Jr. (a Capricorn) who said, "Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase." That’s a beautiful sentiment—as long as you have an idea where those invisible stairs are leading. This year, the analytical Virgo full moon falls during ethereal Pisces season, which activates our subconscious and spiritual sides. Talk about polar opposites! Unite your logical left brain and your creative right brain. Lists may sound dreary to most signs, but when you’re rooted in a greater vision, they’re simply the road map that will get you to your ultimate destination. Use books and tools like Danielle LaPorte’s The Desire Map to help you create goals with soul and set intentions based on how you want to feel. Once you’re steeped in that visionary vibe, doing the groundwork feels light and even exciting…because you know the universe is truly on your side.
5. Read your produce labels carefully.
The devil is in the details, and Virgo, the sign of health, knows that all too well. How can you bring more mindfulness to your nutritional habits? Know your codes—fruit or vegetable sticker PLU codes, that is—and how to check whether the item is organic, conventionally grown, or genetically modified. Remember this: A five-digit code starting with 9 on your banana, bell pepper, etc., means it was grown organically. If it starts with a 4, it was conventionally grown, and an 8 means GMO. Dr. Frank Lipman explains the whole system simply here.
6. Try a new word every day.
Ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication and intellect, brainiac Virgo flexes some serious vocab skills. Why say "good" when you can say "superlative," "unrivaled," or "magnificent"? This full moon is blessing 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 laughs as you all find ways to weave "prescient" or "sartorial" into a sentence. Seriously. And if you’re already gifted with word power, host a Scrabble night near the full moon and let the good times roll.
7. Flex your decluttering muscles.
Waste not, want not: That’s one of Virgo’s favorite expressions. As we mentioned earlier, it’s a great week for cleaning out those closets and donating to a meaningful charity or a friend in need. But before you toss everything into garbage bags, stop and think: Could this be used in a different way? Try upcycling this week. It's a lot like recycling, except it gives old objects a brand-new use. All it takes is a creative sweep of your environment. Another great project? Making your own eco-friendly cleaning products using ingredients like white vinegar, lemon, and baking powder.
8. Be of service to others.
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.
Want more insights from the AstroTwins? Check out their sign-by-sign astrological forecast for 2018!