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The Full Moon in Virgo on March 12th 2017 by Margaret Gray

‘Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.’ 
― Corrie ten BoomClippings from My Notebook

Key Planetary Energies today:

This Full Moon is part of a Tsquare opposing Chiron (2’) and Mercury in Pisces (5’) and squaring Saturn in Sagittarius (5’). It is also trine Pluto in Capricorn (3’) and exactly quincunx Uranus in Aries!

So how is this likely to affect us?


Although Virgo is an Earth sign, it is the most analytical of the Earth signs in that it is ruled by Mercury. Virgo’s natural inclination is to dissect concepts, ideas and events in an attempt to understand the different components which led to the final result. Ultimately Virgo’s search for understanding is about self-improvement and the improvement of the collective. Hence individuals with strong Virgo in their chart often thrive in teaching roles. At its most expansive, this Full Moon can help us to understand more about our behaviours, thoughts and ideas, particularly in the two weeks leading up to the Full Moon. At its most limited it can find fault with everyone else to avoid the harshness of its own self-criticism and self-blame.

The opposition to the Sun/Chiron/Mercury stellium in Pisces reminds us of the important roles compassion and forgiveness play in healing. Ultimately all healing of ourselves and others comes from unconditional love, which by its nature counteracts the harsh critic within.

In the YouTube recording of Relationships and the Full Moon in Virgo by Armand Diaz and myself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKZcAzXJ9Mg&feature=youtu.be we  mention the Hawaiian Ho’oponopono chant for forgiveness and reconciliation:

‘I love you,

I’m sorry,

please forgive me

and thank you’.

Grace comes from forgiveness, enabling us to heal ourselves and live a happier life. With forgiveness based on unconditional love, our beliefs can soften, allowing flexibility to take the place of rigid, limited immovable ideas. Hence space is created for new beginnings.

You are more likely to resonate with these themes if your Sun, Moon and/or Angles are between 21’ and 27’ Virgo, Pisces, Gemini, Sagittarius, Aries and/or Capricorn

This is an ideal time to:

  1. Spend some time alone in quiet contemplation
  2. Use journaling to process thoughts and feelings to do with past and current relationships
  3. Review health and body care – food, exercise, rest, relaxation, fun…
  4. Enjoy some physical pampering
  5. Engage in some forgiveness practice, followed by an energetic clearing
  6. Spend some time in nature to ground in the here and now!

In Relationships:
This Full Moon is very relevant to relationships particularly with Venus currently Retrograde in Aries. Feel free to check out the latest recording from ‘Relationships and Astrology’ with Armand Diaz and myself at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKZcAzXJ9Mg&feature=youtu.be

Legal Copyright of Margaret Gray March 2017 MSW D. Psych.Astrologywww.astrologypsychological.com





Jupiter in Virgo – Some Brief Notes by Margaret Gray

Some Brief notes on Jupiter in Virgo by Margaret Gray MSW D. Psych. Astrology 

The Best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others – Mahatma Gandhi

The Core Themes for this Transit = Who am I? What brings me meaning in life? Where am I being of service in the world?


It may be helpful to look back at the previous 3 transits of Jupiter in this sign to see what you were doing at this time. As with all transits, this current transit will offer us the opportunity to continue whatever was started during previous transits.

Start of Oct 1979 – End Oct 1980

Mid Sept 1991 – Early Oct 1992

End Aug 2003 – End Sept 2004

Jupiter by nature expands and enlightens whatever he comes into contact with. Hence, during his sojourn in Virgo his focus will be on Virgoan themes and arenas. These include: the environment, complementary healing, learning and education and the service industries, amongst many others. Psychologically and astrologically Virgo is concerned with intellectual analysis and understanding. This is the Mercurial aspect of this otherwise Earthy sign. However, its Earthy dimension has a need to apply its analysis in a helpful and practical way to the world of matter. Hence the Virgo connection to the theme of service.

Although all of us are going to reverberate with the Jupiter in Virgo themes over the next 13 months, they are going to resonate more profoundly for anyone who has the Sun, Moon, Nodes and/or Angles in Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius and/or Gemini.

This is also an important transit for all who were born between mid Aug 1957 – Aug 1972, (aside from short periods when Pluto forwarded into Libra before final visits to Virgo).  Pluto was in Virgo during this time. Hence, Jupiter will make a conjunction to your Pluto at some stage over the next year. The timing will depend on the degree of your Pluto. During this time you will be offered another opportunity to integrate unfinished issues to do with Pluto in your chart. This includes connecting with and expanding your sense of self-empowerment as well as your passion.

Some questions to explore over the next year:

  1. What gives me meaning in life?
  2. Where am I being of service?
  3. What remains unprocessed and undigested in my life?
  4. What aspects of my health do I need to take care of now?
  5. How am I feeding and nurturing my body?
  6. What do I need to eliminate that is not feeding/nurturing me in my life?
  7. Is my work fulfilling and healthy for me? What and how is it contributing to the collective?
  8. What aspects of my life can I simplify?

Some tools that may help at this time:

  1. Time alone to meditate and write.
  2. Time in nature.
  3. Making any necessary changes to improve health and wellbeing – diet, exercise etc
  4. Contributing in some way to the collective
  5. Self-analysis either alone or with a therapist/counselor – with honesty and self KINDNESS!!
  6. Humor!

I leave you with this simple quote by William Shakespeare: ‘No legacy is so rich as honesty.’
Jupiter in Virgo invites us to be honest with ourselves, for ourselves.

Legal Copyright of Margaret Gray August 2015