On March 10th, we will be lucky to witness an incredible cosmic phenomena known as a Super Moon. A Super Moon is a Full Moon that sees the moon’s position on its elliptical orbit as being at the perigee - also known as its closest distance from the Earth. This results in a seemingly larger-than-usual size of the lunar disk as viewed from the Earth. If the energies around a regular Full Moon feels a little intense for us, then this Super Moon will definitely take things a notch higher, and bring us a great opportunity for rigorous self-illumination.
The Super Moon this month is in the sign of Virgo, and brings with it an opportunity for us to strengthen the relationship with ourself. It is a time to become honest about who we are and how we can accept ourself on all levels. This radical self-acceptance is exactly what gives us the power to grow and to become the best version of ourself. With this acceptance, we can let go of any illusions of perfectionism, relinquish the heavy expectations we have imposed upon ourself, and practice nourishing self-love. It is only through honouring our imperfections that we can fully love and honour our whole self. Our imperfections also show us where we can grow, where we need healing, and where we can vibrate higher. As we work with the energies of this Full Moon, know that any emotions or experiences that arises are all happening for us to love and accept ourself more fully.
The Virgo Super Moon is also a time to define our boundaries. Virgo teaches us that boundaries, when properly created, become containers for us to flourish. They help us organise our world, and provide direction on where to place our energy. This Full Moon is a time to create boundaries with yourself, the people in your life, your time, and your space. Virgo reminds us that self-love is the foundation of any boundary we set in our life -- especially the ones with ourself. Without boundaries, life lacks definition, and we can end up feeling lost and wondering how to direct our infinite power. Boundaries come in many forms: They can look like reminders on your calendar for self-care, they can be ten minutes of daily meditation, they can be a fixed schedule to work on meaningful projects, or they can be guidelines on how you want to be treated by others. This Full Moon, begin with defining your personal boundaries as a first step to discovering what is important to you, and what energies you would like to carry forward in your next phase of evolution.
These boundaries allow us to form healthy relationships with ourselves by forming healthy habits or detaching from patterns of behaviours that no longer serve us. To do so, we should be looking at our disciplines and practices - such as yoga, meditation or journaling - that keep us anchored to our true essence. Under the guidance of this Moon, commit fully to investing in habits that make us grow into our full potential. When we have healthy boundaries, it becomes easier to vibrate higher and recognise our unique gifts. Our work this lifetime is to embrace it, accept it and give it to the world. The challenge comes when we don’t think our gift is good enough to share with others. The Virgo Full Moon is a time to accept that you, and your talent, are good enough. You are unique, and you are an important piece of the greater collective. When you love yourself fully, it becomes less challenging to share your gifts with the world and create a fulfilling life aligned with your purpose. It starts with knowing that while you may never be perfect, you are still worthy of love, recognition, and compassion from yourself and others. Your gift does not need to be perfect to be helpful or needed. It’s your time to share your brilliance with the world.
For this special Super Moon ritual edition, we will be working with the energies of the Amazonite. Called the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth, Amazonite empowers one to search the Self and discover one’s own truths and integrity, and to move beyond fear of judgment or confrontation with others to live in alignment with those beliefs and values. It provides the freedom to express one’s thoughts and feelings, and to set strong and clear boundaries, both internally as self-discipline, and externally on what one is willing to experience or in defining personal space.
As a metaphysical healer, Amazonite soothes the chakras and aligns the physical body to the etheric. It is particularly rejuvenating to the Heart and Throat Chakras, enhancing loving communication on all levels. It awakens compassion for others by allowing one to perceive both sides of a problem and accepting differing points of view. As a powerful talisman of healing and prosperity, Amazonite has been used in jewelry and cut into beads since the time of the early Mesopotamian, Indian and Egyptian cultures.
Join us at HOA for a special Super Moon ritual, where we will be working with the energies of Virgo and the crystal Aamazonite to practice radical self-acceptance on our journey of transformation. See you on March 10th!
Written by Izzy Liyana, content creator & writer for HOA