“A full moon in Virgo calls for a quiet night in, organizing one’s underwear drawer while simultaneously sorting through deep thoughts about life, love and the pursuit of happiness. A full moon in Virgo (especially one that is within 2 degrees of Lilith as this one is) simply begs us to wrestle with god and the myriad of philosophies we make up about Her.” (http://www.chaninicholas.com/full-moon-virgo-venus-meets-uranuspluto-square/#sthash.41wfMyN2.dpuf
This is the last full moon in winter for those of us in the northern hemisphere. If you’ve been working with the moon energies, we feel like things are getting clearer, more focused. We are zoning in on the goal at hand, we see it, we can taste, we can even feel it. It is beyond the dream stage, it is in pursuit of fruition. It is trying to be born. Labour pains have begun. And we have had to go through the muck, the sticky, gooey muck trying to hold us back or keep us stuck. Take a bow, for you and I have drudged on…and we can see the light. We are beginning to poke a hole in the soil where we will soon emerge out and blossom.
I pulled two tarot cards for this Full Moon and wouldn’t you know it they are polar opposites that work together. The first was the Crown Chakra card. The place that signifies our connection to the cosmos, spirit, the Universe at large. It is the place that dreams and visions enter our aura. It’s the vessel to the dream world… the spirit world. We have been working on seeing them, bringing them in, and holding them in our cavernous souls this winter. It’s like we’ve been sitting with our dreams at the fire, keeping warm, getting to know them in and out.
The second card was called Firm Foundation, a physical realm or Earth card. It speaks to building that solid foundation, security, solidarity. It’s like planning how to manifest the dream. How do we do this? What is the first step? How can I make that a true and lasting reality? How can I build it on solid ground?
We are being ping ponged in the energy between the two cards. We are bringing the dream or vision down in the physical and beginning the process of manifesting them. It’s a whirlwind of energy. It’s like running through the forest, at times luscious, sweet, invigorating as we take in the woodsy pine smell. And at other times we are knee high in the muck, crawling on a trail of rocks wondering if we are going to make it back home to safety and security. What a roller coaster of ups and downs.
Be gentle with ourselves this full moon. We are working things through. Allow for flexibility, change and roads to open up. Be patient and trusting. Review what things have worked in the past and what didn’t. Learn from your past mistakes and successes. It’s like we are in the middle of the trek. Actually the book Wild is coming to mind by Cheryl Strayed. We are in the middle of the trail, going through some major successes and facing our wild fears. Know that you will get through, you will find a way, like a flower that desires to bloom, it will fight through the soil to move from seed to an expression of colorful beauty. You will fight your way, you will make it. I will make it. New things are on the horizon and we are finally facing the fears that kept us back from our dreams. It’s a sword fight but you are strong and you will win. You simply must accept the challenge and conquer what has always held you back for at the end of the trail is a brand new life. A brand new birth. A brand new way of being. (In a couple weeks we have a New Moon and Solar eclipse. Lots is occurring this month.)
So trek on, keeping moving forward, onward, even if you have to loop around the same spot a couple of times. You will manifest.
FULL MOON RITUALS :
Sometimes I feel a lot of energy to move on full moons but this one feels like there are things to do but calmly. Nothing too wild for me. I will cleanse the energy in my home and take a trek in the woods. Perhaps my hubby, son and I shall have a small fire in the snow on this last wintery full moon and simply take in the energy, the swirling, mixing, manifesting energies that are at hand. New things are on the horizon, so enjoy the road there. Take in the smells, reflect on how far you’ve come over the winter and all things you’ve released so you could prepare for the new ahead. Take a stroll and stand in the bright light of grandmother moon and let her beams fill you. Soak it in with some luscious woodsy tea and drink it all in.
So here a couple simple ideas to work with this moon.
1) Do some cleaning and organizing. Virgo energies love this. Organization, organization, organization. It’s logical and linear.
2) Put on some gentle music and cleanse the energy of your home. Even open the windows a bit a let the final breezes of winter sway through your home. Use sage or cedar and sweep the old energy out.
3) Take an evening stroll, if you can in the woods and just allow the moon beams to hit you. Soak it in. Feel the energies, like you are in the middle place between the storm and the sun, between the old and new, death and rebirth. The great dreaming bear is waking up in the cave, winter is coming to an end, spring is on it’s way. It’s exiting, raw and riveting. How will the new dream be fed? Feel the energies. Make a gratitude list or say it out loud as you stroll.
4) Have a cup of tea, light a candle and so some journalling. Reflect on the winter. What dreams have traveled towards you? What visions did you get to know? See them. Talk to them on paper, how do they want to move out? What are the steps? Make a small plan of action. Jot down some ideas to really begin to move them forth.
Happy Full Moon!!!
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