The astrological year is coming to a close with the final days of Pisces season. Before the spring equinox ushers in Aries season, the cosmos have one final transit for any last illuminations: a full moon in Virgo on March 18 at 3:17 A.M. ET. This full moon is also known as the Worm Moon — how cute is that? — and can help illuminate lessons if you’re ready to receive. Learn everything about this lunation and how to make the most of it, ahead.
On the other side of the full moon in Virgo lies the spring equinox and Aries season. The start of a new astrological year and spring blooms with a few guests: earthworms. It’s the reason the Farmer’s Almanac also refers to this lunation as the Worm Moon; renewal is on the menu, and the full moon can illuminate the better, wiser parts of ourselves to take into the new year.
But back to astrology: This full moon in Virgo sits in opposition to four planets in Pisces — the sun, Mercury, Jupiter, and Neptune — bringing a poetic sense of universality to this lunation. Pisces feels it all, all the time, in every lifetime.
This full moon in Virgo is also ruled by the planet Mercury, which is currently in dreamy Pisces. Mercury doesn’t operate at its usual zippiness in this water sign; Pisces is always in its own world, and transmissions are often misty, poetic, or downright confusing.
While the Pisces stellium wants to focus on humanity and life’s ever-changing big picture, this lunation in Virgo is asking us to do what the earth sign does best: hone in on the details and systems that shape the tapestry. One can’t exist without the other, and depending on where the full moon transits in your birth chart, there’s a big takeaway on where to devote your focus to make the master plan all the more splendid.