Ten days ago Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 went missing, seemingly without a trace. That has led to 10 days of ever-changing information via mainstream news channels; 10 days of questions leading to more questions; 10 days of Planet Waves contributors analyzing astrological charts. And, sadly, it’s 10 days of shock, anguish, fear and perhaps hope for the families of those who were on board the plane.
If you’re at all sensitive and aware of this unfolding story, with its strange developments and delayed revelations of information, this can amount to a good deal of extra psychic tension. You would not be stepping out of bounds if you consider the way this event is being handled to be a breach of trust on the part of global authorities. Something isn’t adding up — and that sort of ‘not adding up’ happens too often in this era in which we live, undermining our ability to make sense of the world. Call it a form of global gaslighting.
The major media talking heads might not be asking questions, but we are. And as we do, we offer our collective sympathy and empathy to those who are directly connected to the passengers of Flight 370, some of whom are very young children; we hold them in the light.
Layered beneath all of that this weekend was the Virgo Full Moon yesterday afternoon. This lunation expressed its tension mentally and emotionally for many people, befitting the Virgo-Pisces axis it stretched across. A Full Moon is the Sun and Moon opposing each other with the Earth in the middle — so if you felt at all like you were pulled between poles of opinion on an issue, or pulled between two people in a conflict, or noticed yourself on one side of a confrontation with another, that fits the astrology.
Has a specific situation or sense of tension begun to resolve for you? Full Moons have a way of bringing things to a head and breaking deadlocks. Sometimes you can feel this pretty immediately, sometimes it takes a day or two for the tides of emotion and energy to abate.
Called the Worm Moon by the Algonquin tribes stretching from New England to the Great Lakes, this Full Moon of March is the last of the zodiacal year. In the Northern Hemisphere, it heralds the ground beginning to soften and the earthworms getting active near the surface again (although with snow still on the ground in many places and another dip in temperature, some of us will have to wait a little longer for the worms).
In other words, it’s the last Full Moon before the Sun enters Aries for the equinox. That happens this Thursday, March 20, at 12:57 pm EDT, and we’ll be covering it in greater detail later this week. Not only will we enjoy equal hours of day and night as the cosmic clock resets itself, but Mercury will grace us by finally leaving its post-retrograde echo (or shadow) phase Thursday, too. I think even the worms will be celebrating that.