March's Full Moon Will Compel You to Speak Your Truth

Listen to your inner voice over your head for a change.

March's Full Moon Will Compel You to Speak Your Truth
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The lines between what's real and what's not, between dreams and logic generally seem to blur during Pisces season. This dreamy Neptunian vibe is something you've likely grown somewhat accustomed to over the last few weeks. As we reach the tail-end of the Fish's moment in the sun, we're coming up on a lunar event geared toward testing just how well you can balance those two perspectives: a full moon in cerebral mutable earth sign Virgo, which sits opposite ethereal Pisces.

Exact at 3:17 a.m. ET/12:17 a.m. PT on Friday, March 18, the Virgo full moon is an opportunity to tap into your intuition in order to share exactly how you feel.

The full moon in Virgo is rational and romantic.

Full moons — which happen when the confident sun exactly opposes the intuitive moon — always present a monthly opportunity to wrap up projects you started six months or even two weeks prior. They're culmination points, breaking points, and a chance to release anything that's no longer serving you. And with this month's full moon falling in grounded, service-oriented, messenger Mercury-ruled Virgo, information-gathering and communication take center stage as we work through any major emotions la luna brings to the surface.

Though Pisces has a reputation for being the sign most likely to wear rose-colored glasses, Virgos absolutely do this in their very own way, idealizing — and often overthinking — minute details of love. That said, this moon is fertile ground for teasing out which aspects of your emotional bonds are real versus imagined and doing your best to listen to both your head and your heart.

Neptune's starring role fuels your imagination and intuition.

One of the main planetary aspects of this particular full moon is a close opposition between the moon and Neptune. The planet of spirituality tends to cloud rational thought, and when it opposes the moon — which is all about emotions — it's even easier to get swept out into waves of confusing, complicated feelings. Virgo wants there to be a logical "if X, then Y" explanation for just about everything, but because we're fully in the deep end of Pisces season, and Neptune is playing such a prominent role in this lunar event, it'll be necessary to put hard facts and figures on the backburner for a moment.

The upside: Neptune's opposition to the moon can amplify your intuitive and imaginative capabilities. All too often, Virgo's cerebral nature can overshadow their ability to tap into their inner voice, but once they're able to turn off their heads and connect with their intuition, their confidence and ability to take charge soars. And this full moon could present you with a chance to do exactly that.

Mercury and Jupiter can make for lively, lucky heart-to-hearts.

On the day of the full moon, the planet of communication, Mercury, will be nearing a conjunction to Jupiter, the planet of luck, abundance, and expansion, which can be one of the most fortunate aspects for sharing what's in your heart. Because the conjunction's happening in Pisces, you can expect more conversations around emotions, creative projects, spiritual pursuits, and healing. And as challenging as certain heavy topics might be to bring up and tackle with your loved ones, Jupiter's presence offers a sense of cheerfulness and optimism, serving to remind you that speaking your truth can prove hugely beneficial in the long-haul.

A sweet angle to Pluto highlights transformation.

The full moon in Virgo forms a close, harmonious trine to Pluto, the planet of power, rebirth, and regeneration, in Capricorn, the industrious earth sign. This combo speaks to a willingness to do the work in order to transform and take your current reality to the next level. You could come away from even the most emotionally exhausting moment feeling incredibly empowered.

Here, how this Virgo full moon will affect you, based on your sign. (Pro-tip: Be sure to read both your sun and your rising sign, if you know it. If you don't, you can find it on your natal chart or via this CafeAstrology calculator.)

Aries (March 21-April 19)

With this full moon falling in your sixth house of wellness, you'll be thinking about ways to bring more balance into your day-to-day. Because it forms a sweet trine to transformative Pluto in your tenth house of career, it could be time to move in a new direction professionally.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Falling in your fifth house of romance and creativity, this full moon should be extra lucky and exciting, bolstering self-expression. It's time to own your voice and take a leap of faith.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

This full moon lands in your fourth house of home life, nudging you to reflect on how you might be able to improve work-life balance. Part of this can be putting rationality aside in order to clarify your career dreams.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

With the full moon lighting up your third house of communication, your appetite for socializing and learning soars — and you'll be especially satisfied if you can do it on a one-on-one basis with a partner or dear friend.

Leo (July 23-August 22)

The full moon falling in your second house of income might have you feeling fired up to cut out a work relationship that's no longer making you feel valued. At the same time, you'll do well to acknowledge complicated but important emotions that have come up in your relationship or another close bond.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

With this full moon falling in your sign, you'll be extra emotional, sensitive, and capable of tapping into your intuition. It's time to acknowledge — and say — what you really need.

Libra (September 23-October 22)

Falling in your twelfth house of spirituality, this full moon is a nudge to rest, recharge, and get clear on what comes next in order to transform even your wildest fantasy into your everyday reality.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

The full moon falls in your eleventh house of networking, making it clear just how much you want to feel like part of a dynamic, effective team. Lean on colleagues, peers, and friends to reach your goals.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

With the full moon in your tenth house of career, you're likely at the peak of a professional mountain you've been pursuing for months. Consider where you go from here and changes you can make to be even more successful.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Because this full moon is in your ninth house of adventure, you could be reflecting on ways to infuse your life with more excitement. Your mundane routine has outlived its welcome, and it's time to let your gut lead you to the next chapter.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

With the full moon in your eighth house of sexual intimacy, you'll be realizing what you need to feel comfier and more open within your closest bond. Consider wearing your heart on your sleeve a bit more than usual.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

With the full moon in your seventh house of partnership, this moment's all about reflecting on one-on-one relationships — and striking a balance between wearing rose-colored glasses and embracing a reality check.

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