Welcome to the final full moon of the winter season! It rises on Friday, March 18th, 2022 and occurs in the sign of Virgo. In this article, I will share with you everything you need to know about the full moon in Virgo according to Vedic Astrology (Jyotish).
When Is The Full Moon In Virgo?
The full moon in Virgo will occur on Friday, March 18, 2022, at 3:20 A.M. EDT. Look for the spectacularly bright Moon as it rises above the horizon that evening.
The Full Moon In Virgo
During the full moon period, we are most affected by the constellation in which the moon resides. The full moon in March fills our minds with the energies of the Virgo constellation. During the full moon period and a few days before and after that, people may feel more irritated by little things such as when others are late for a meeting, or when others are too slow or too annoying. Such quality as pedantry is being strengthened during this time. Make sure you’re very punctual, as even a slight delay will be noted. People will pay close attention to mistakes and little things that did not matter much on other days. Be mindful of this! people will be noticing minor inconsistencies in the behavior of those around them, getting annoyed more than usual.
You may also want to point out other people’s mistakes or criticize them. But it’s better to stay away from any criticism during these days because it can cause pressure and disharmony in relationships with others. Some people don’t take criticism well, and during the full moon time, when emotions are escalated, it can lead to conflict that can be difficult to solve. Be mindful of this when talking to people during this time.
The full moon in Virgo is a time of fuss and the need to take into account a lot of little things. If you have a meeting or a deal to conclude, be prepared for a lot of reservations and conditions. You will have to spend a lot of time working with documents.
The Full Moon In Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra
According to Vedic astrology, this full moon takes place in the lunar mansion of Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra. Let’s take a closer look at this lunar mansion and what kind of energy it represents.
Uttara Phalguni is the Sun-ruled nakshatra. It carries the iconography of a hammock or rear legs of a cot. Its symbolism is associated with tranquil spaces, healing, and recuperation.
Uttara Phalguni is also considered a star of union, which might be in matters of business or personal relationship. Astrologers generally consider this star the most appropriate for marriage, ensuring long and rewarding marriages. It is said that Lord Shiva and Parvati were united under this asterism. If you want to initiate any long-term projects or partnerships, this is a fantastic time to do so!
Uttara Phalguni is also called the “Star of Patronage” for its love of humanity and its caring sincere nature. It will dive a desire to alleviate the suffering of society. However, in this desire, a person could become controlling and very stubborn. We may see how those in power will become more totalitarian and controlling, pushing their agenda “in the name of love for humanity”.
Uttara Phalguni may cause weakness of the small intestine (ulcers), disease of the genitalia, injury to the lower spine, severe headaches. appendicitis, thrombosis, and inflammatory conditions of the liver.
The nature of Uttara Phalguni nakshatra: Rajas
Rajas are the energy of change. It represents passion, desire, effort, and pain. The nature of rajas is characterized by a sense of attachment, a desire to satisfy desires.
The full moon in Rajas manifests itself as an active desire to do something, irritation, passion, strength. The energy of the full moon in Rajas gives anxiety, stubbornness, a strong possessive instinct. Many will experience anxiety and difficulty with mental concentration during this time.
The goal of Uttara Phalguni nakshatra: Moksha
Moksha is the release from the cycle of rebirth impelled by the law of karma. It is liberation from dependence, from the mirage created by dharma, kama, and artha. Moksha is the dissolution of delusions. The influence of this nakshatra gives an impetus to spiritual practice. During the full moon period, we should be more focused on our spiritual goals and less on the material.
Spiritual Lessons to Learn
- During full moon in Virgo, we will be more than usual irritated by other people’s shortcomings. This is a good time for working on patience and acceptance of others the way they are. The energy of the full moon will help to acquire these qualities throughout the month.
- Refrain from criticism! Don’t criticize people even in your thoughts. Let people be the way they are without trying to change them or tell them what to do. Any criticism during the full moon in Virgo may turn into a conflict. Therefore, try to control your thoughts and your words.
- Learn to relax and let go of your attachments. Your desire to control everything causes lots of stress and may even lead to depression. Use this powerful time of the month to relax, meditate, practice pranayama and yoga. This will help you to clear your mind and cultivate more self-love and compassion to the world.
How to Work With the Full Moon Energy?
If we do not live in the rhythm of the lunar cycle, we most likely will feel mood swings and fatigue during the full moon time. Moreover, our emotional and even physical condition may deteriorate. Therefore, it is very important to learn to live in harmony with the moon, especially when it’s at the peak of its activity.
Spend this time during the Full Moon doing some introspective work. Don’t let your energy run rampant with trying to make things happen. Time spent in silence, prayer, and meditation will be karmically rewarded. No matter what’s happening around you, stay calm, grounded, and centered.
For harmonizing the influence of the Moon on our lives, we can perform Moon practices and adjust our lifestyle to the Moon’s vibrations.
Spiritual Practices For the Full Moon
#1: Filling Up With Lunar Energy
This practice is especially recommended for those who have mood swings and unbalanced emotions.
- Place a glass of clean water on the windowsill (or next to the window) so that the moonlight reflects in it. Leave it there for the night.
- In the morning, drink that Moon water on an empty stomach. Tell your gratitude to the Moon. Chant the Moon mantra: OM CHANDRAYA NAMAHA (108 times).
#2: Full Moon Mantra Chanting For Attracting Abundance
During the Full Moon, go outside (backyard or patio), stretch your hands up to the Moon. When looking at the Full Moon, set your intention to attract abundance into your life and repeat the following mantra for 12 minutes: OM SHRAAM SHREEM SHRAUM SAH CHANDRAMASE NAMAHA
The Bottom Line
This full moon will make us more attentive to others’ shortcomings. Don’t let your inner critic ruin your relationship. Focus on your inner peace instead and give yourself a gift of relaxation by meditating, practicing yoga, and pranayama. This is a great time for hobbies, studying something you’re really interested in (like astrology, tarot, or foreign languages, for example). It’s great to spend this time closer to nature hiking or gardening. This is a powerful time for loosening control and following the Divine guidance. Be kind, compassionate, and gentle with people during this full moon and always!