Full Moon in Virgo / Saturn in Pisces – March 2023
This is a month of monumental endings and new beginnings, with shamanic Pluto at 29º Capricorn entering futuristic Aquarius on March 23 – and serious Saturn at 29º Aquarius, moving into multi-dimensional Pisces on March 7. As the two heavy hitters change signs, rules, rhythms and frequencies are dramatically altered, spiraling into a new experience of the world. Think of going to a foreign land where you don’t speak the language or know the customs yet – and that describes acclimating to these new planetary expressions creating a new foundation.
March 3 – Venus conjunct Master Healer, Chiron. You can soothe, understand, heal and transcend issues that broke your heart, shut you down, made you feel unworthy of receiving love and care, or that created barriers to love and compassion (beginning with yourself, then extending outward). Since judgments block the flow of love, notice beliefs that keep you in protection mode. With good judgment, intuition and the ability to say, “No” you are safe. Venus-Chiron are in Aries, sparking the impetus to be who you are (the ultimate Self-love) without needing permission, approval or agreement.
March 6 – Uranus sextile the Sun can bring excitement, unexpected changes and opportunities that better align your life with your evolving Self. It can activate an aspect within you that has been dormant or in hiding, awakening you in some new way. Pay attention to inner urges, desires or impulses that arise, as they are not random; they are a message from an aspect of Self that is longing to be expressed!
Express your Authentic Self in some unique way, rather than being on auto-pilot, following your usual path. Dare to stretch, if there’s something you’ve been wanting to do or try and have been afraid to make a move. This is a day to enjoy this electric energy, which will flow into the Full Moon tomorrow!
March 7 – Full Moon at 16º Virgo 4:40am PST, when things come to light. With the Sun, Neptune and Mercury in dreamy Pisces, boundaries are blurry and you see life through a sensitive, subjective lens of soft, subtle energies that can distort reality (creatively or via delusions). Maybe you’re in slo-mo, wanting to rest and have space to decompress. But the Virgo Moon is practical, with a to-do list and is your inner busy bee. Virgo wants to organize, purify, take inventory and get rid of unnecessary items and elements, as it evaluates everything and won’t let you rest until it’s done.
The Pisces planets are compassionate, feeling, spiritual and creative, operating in flow, while the Virgo Moon is analytical, all about creating order. Tidiness is zen for Virgo, so a good day to clear clutter, donate or give away outdated physical items. Both Pisces and Virgo are on the axis of service and they love to help, each in their own way. Virgo is a problem-solver who will organize your closet, help you with physical tasks, as well as detail-oriented tracking and sorting. Pisces is a devoted friend, muse, empathetic listener, lover, playmate or minister to the sick and suffering. Stay in the high Pisces-Virgo expressions and don’t over-give until you’re drained (a lower expression of the energy).
Uranus trines the Full Moon, bringing an independent buzz to the Full Moon equation and activates a radical, innovative or “road less traveled” decision as a last minute destination. See what comes up for you or what comes up around you – maybe something that began yesterday with the Sun trine Uranus. Because it’s a harmonious aspect, it’s most likely exciting, enlivening and feeds your evolving Self. Yes!
March 7 – Authority Saturn enters soulful Pisces an hour after the Full Moon until Feb 2026, which is a huge energetic shift after spending six years in the two signs it rules (Capricorn and Aquarius). Saturn is hard work, structure and limitations and Pisces is about Being, Divine Love, selfless service and connecting with All That Is. Saturn creates boundaries and Pisces has no boundaries.
They have opposite agendas, but working together they can be miraculous! Saturn can help you manifest your dreams, bring ideas into form, provide creative/spiritual pursuits with practical structures and it supports a new understanding of your Being and the world around you. This is the perfect time to commit to a spiritual path or practice, to writing or your creative pursuit. The daily discipline to do your work is the highest expression of Saturn – and you will reap the rewards.
Pisces is nonlinear and operates in flow, while Saturn likes predictability, plans, schedules, rules and regulations. Saturn offers Pisces a container (boundaries) for the Fish to swim in and be creative, spiritual, intuitive and still be productive – and when something’s missing or not working, Saturn will let you know by exerting pressure on you (heavier than a hint), so you get the message. Pisces rules selfless service and Saturn creates boundaries so you don’t give yourself totally away (if you’re that type). Saturn is a gift to Pisces and everyone has this energy somewhere in their astrological chart.
The shadow side of Saturn is in Pisces is escapism, checking out via addiction (drugs, alcohol, work, sex, shopping, computer, gambling, etc). Saturn is discipline and it’s the rehab sign, perfect for facing any habits or games you use to avoid reality and getting help to get real.
We are finally turning a major corner, with Saturn leaving techno Aquarius after three plus years for gentle, spiritual, emotional Pisces who wants to connect. Just think about how far you’ve come since Dec 18, 2020 when Saturn went into Aquarius and all you’ve been through.
We’re moving into a cosmic setup that will feed your Spirit in new ways and your job is to flow with the changes. You’ll have many opportunities to adapt as needed and remember, you are missing a huge opportunity if you allow the ego’s fear to overrule your Higher Self’s call. We are setting sail in Pisces.
As always, I am grateful for your presence on our journey together.
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Lisa E Zimmerman is an Intuitive Astrologer and Coach, and Creator of Awakened Life Retreats, helping seekers discover who they came here to be and how to create an empowered, meaningful life. It is a joyful, heartfelt journey. ❤️