Two Roads to Success: Full Moon Astrology March 2015
• Article Window: Mar 5 to Mar 20
• The Full Moon is Thursday, Mar 5, 10:05 AM PST
• Sun is 15° Pisces, Moon is 15° Virgo
• Current New Moon Theme (thru Mar 20): Metamorphosis
• Next New Moon Mar 20 (Solar Eclipse)
Current Lunar Cycle
The Full Moon illuminates and activates whatever was released with the manifesting wave of New Moon energy two weeks ago. In the coming two weeks look for ways to celebrate and take inspired action, especially from whatever you have embraced or experienced since the New Moon. Be patient with challenges that emerge in the coming days, recognizing that they are also a necessary part of your expansion.
Article: Two Roads to Success
Our Full Moon astrology allows you to focus on new opportunities, and strategies for success, as we work with the powerful principle of metamorphosis which was initiated at the last New Moon.
(Metamorphosis defined: a profound change in form from one stage to the next. The process of a deep transformation and a new sense of being.)
During the next two weeks circumstances and events hold the possibility of contrast. Experiences for each of us could be expansive, big and dramatic, or in contrast a hard and difficult grind. Most likely you will experience a combination of both, as life moves from expansive growth with ease, to periods where it feels as if you have to grind it out just to keep your head above water.
It’s important to say that both forms of circumstance are offering the opportunities you need at this time for your own experience of metamorphosis. There are two specific astrological patterns creating this contrast. Both are clearly presented in the Full Moon astrology chart.
Pattern #1 Expansion with the Grand Fire Trine
Looking at the chart, I’ve outlined the first pattern in blue. It’s a grand trine that ties together the three fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius). The main quality of this grand trine lies in its ability to generate power. The type of power being generated is indicated in the planets making up the grand trine. Positive outcomes and super-success can be the norm with this pattern due to the quality of power being generated by these planets within the trine. It’s a unique and complex grouping, as the planets appear in their natural sequence in the Solar System (Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus).
This grand trine is supporting a rapid change at the core level of your being. Whenever both Mars and Venus are together in an astrology chart they work together to expand your horizon and create personal meaning. This can be generally understood as producing circumstances that harmonize the patterns of ’cause and effect’ with Mars supporting cause and Venus supporting effect.
What you can expect during the next two weeks are positive changes you can use to establish yourself in ways that enable you to feel more successful and wiser. Changes may be big or small depending on your particular circumstances but either way, focus on the end result. In other words, focus on the positive growth rather than the seeming significance or size of the circumstances.
Pattern #2 The Full Moon and Saturn’s Gift of Grit
Now looking at the chart again you’ll notice a red triangle referred to as a T-square. The purpose of the T-square is to provide extra help for stick–to–itiveness. Tenacity and perseverance are needed to offset a potential sense of overwhelment. Grit, character, and the courage to see things to the end may be required right now if you are experiencing any form of discouragement or stress. If you can stay aligned and avoid overwhelm during periods of challenge, there is a kind of clarity available that will help you remember the larger pattern of growth.
Having a growth mindset will help you hold to the bigger picture. This Lunar cycle is all about big growth and supporting internal change. We’re calling the process “metamorphosis.” Depending on how the process is showing up for you, there may be some aspects of growth that feel difficult. On the helpful side, there is a definite clarity available to see the larger perspective and then take advantage of the gift of “extra grit” this pattern is providing.
It’s unusual to see two patterns interwoven and yet so different. Whenever I encounter this type of divergent or contrasting energy, I always ask, “Why would the Universe, so full of symmetry and balance, provide such different types of patterns for our personal growth?”
The understanding to this question is found in the deeper meaning of the positions of the Sun, Moon, and Saturn.
The Sun in Pisces can be thought of as activating your sense of inner purpose. The Pisces purpose in this pattern offers the skillful use of power through connecting with a larger growth cycle. This can be further understood by the conjunction between the Sun and Neptune, which supports change in the form of metamorphosis.
The Full Moon in Virgo indicates that the skill to utilize the magnitude of available power will require a certain level of grit in the form of determination, courage, and discrimination. Clarity is available to help you see that this is only a temporary situation. There is help available to support the powerful energies actively transforming the core of your being for a higher purpose.
Saturn is the planet that links both of these patterns together. It’s the anchor point of the chart and also offers an anchor point to your experience of reality. Saturn offers the voice of reason during challenging circumstances, saying things aren’t as bad as they look. Saturn also offers the voice of reason during times of expansion, saying not to get too excited about new opportunities, remembering that positive changes still need to be anchored in the real world as they take on a new form.
This month we are all dealing with a large amount of change, fueled by powerful energies that are helping us grow at an unprecedented rate. The ups and downs are temporary and there’s a lot of help available.
Deep and lasting internal changes involving positive growth are often referred to as metamorphosis. The current Lunar month or cycle is a time when lasting metamorphosis is possible and supported. There are two seemingly different patterns available to draw upon during the next two weeks. You may experience some challenging ups and downs, or you may experience big events and super success. Or both.
The most important thing to remember is that you can avoid overwhelm by holding to the big picture. There is help available! You can also anchor positive outcomes and build upon your successes, no matter how big or small. In the coming two weeks a little grit and tenacity will go a long way.
It is my deepest privilege to share these thoughts with you.
Have a wonderful Full Moon,