Full Moon in Virgo & Saturn moves into Pisces 2023

Full Moon in Virgo & Saturn moves into Pisces


The Full Moon in Virgo on Tues 7 March is the Lenten Moon, the last Full Moon before Easter, so called because it falls during the Christian fasting period known as Lent.

The Full Moon in Virgo brings into focus your need for order and purity. Virgo is a very analytical sign, and as an Earth sign it is analytical in a practical way, trying to improve situations (and even people!) in its search for perfection.

The Virgo Full Moon invites you to reconcile Virgo’s attention to detail with the holistic vision of Pisces, bringing into balance the microcosm (Virgo) and the macrocosm (Pisces).

Check your birth chart to see which house is under the spotlight at 16 degrees Virgo.  The Full Moon is exact at 10.40pm Queensland time (AEST).


SaturnOn the same day as the Full Moon Tues 7 March, just under an hour later, Saturn moves into Pisces.

Saturn brings structure, boundaries and frameworks wherever it is placed.  There’s often a feeling of taking stock of something that has gone on long enough, perhaps too long.  Saturn comes along and says ‘It’s time!’

It’s time to make those (perhaps long overdue) changes.  We can recognise this in our private lives when a Saturn transit comes along and contacts personal planets.  Here, as Saturn changes signs and finds a new way of expressing itself, its effects will be felt at the collective level.

In your personal life, Saturn represents your ability to say No, creating an appropriate boundary

OceanAt the collective level, Saturn in Pisces brings a new opportunity for governments to enforce strong boundaries – saying NO to all the appalling practices such as dumping raw sewage in rivers (UK) and toxic chemicals into our waterways and oceans.  The ocean is not a garbage tip!  In Australia, the Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek has recently said No to a proposed coal mine development as it would be too much of a threat to the Great Barrier Reef.  Hopefully we’ll see many more such permits refused on grounds of ecocide.

The potential for Saturn in Pisces to crack down on environmental toxins could also apply to fracking. Neptune the ruler of Pisces is associated with gases as well as with toxins.  Fracking certainly has a hugely detrimental effect on the water supply wherever it’s carried out.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if this transit of Saturn through Pisces saw life-destroying chemicals effectively banned? Chemicals such as glyphosate – its insidious, deadly effect on all life forms (including humans) is because it’s water-soluble and therefore gets into everything, including the water table.  Sounds like a good candidate for Saturn in Pisces!  Then there are the neonicotinoids which are killing massive populations of bees and other insects, many of them pollinators on whom the whole food supply chain depends.

Stop EcocideThere has been a growing movement for many years now to make Ecocide a crime under International Law.  The European Law Institute (ELI) has recently published its report on Ecocide, providing the framework for legislation in Europe.  The movement is gathering momentum in other countries too.   Saturn has two and a half years in Pisces to make this a reality!

Saturn in Pisces could also bring a stricter approach to corruption at the collective (government/business) level – goodness knows there’s plenty of it about.  Neptune can be associated with deception, anything from sleight of hand to full-blown embezzlement, bribery and money laundering.  It’s well-known how large corporations lobby and influence government policy (and even effectively purchase government contracts through party donations) all over the world.  It’s time for some clear and strong boundaries in this whole area as well.

At a personal level, the effects of Saturn in Pisces will depend to quite a large extent on what planets and houses it’s transiting in your chart.  In general terms though, Saturn in Pisces is a wonderful opportunity to manifest (Saturn) your dreams (Pisces), and get disciplined (Saturn) about your spiritual practices or artistic pursuits (Pisces).  You could also enlist the help of Saturn in Pisces to kick any addictive tendencies you may have!

If you have Saturn in Pisces in your birth chart, you’ll be coming up to your first or second (or possibly even third) Saturn Return, a significant rite of passage – a good time to book in for a reading with me

Saturn will be in Pisces for the next two years until the end of May 2025.



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