The detail-oriented Full Moon in Virgo on March 8, 2012 opposes the Sun in metaphysical Pisces, emphasizing the contrast between practical necessities and spiritual ideals.
It's meant to make us aware of the training and habits required for us to live up to our highest expectations. Faith requires good works to bring it down to Earth in usable forms. Assertive Mars' conjunction with the Moon can rub nerves raw if we're overwhelmed by petty matters that drain away enthusiasm.
Read your zodiac sign below to see how the practical-vs.-dreamy energy of this Full Moon in Virgo will affect your life.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Work, health and habits are pushed into the foreground with this Full Moon in your 6th House of Adjustments. If your job is tedious, you may require additional training to put you in a more stimulating position. Taking better care of your body and altering your daily routines are ways to grow more efficient now. Working smarter, not harder, could be the key to your professional success.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Love may come from the heart, but it requires maintenance to keep the flame burning. That's the message of this fastidious Virgo Full Moon in your 5th House of Romance. Being more careful about what you show and how you express yourself can refine your appearance and your approach to others. Better self-care increases confidence and will make you more desirable in private and in public.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Family matters may require more attention with this Full Moon in your 4th House of Roots. Dealing with practical details to make your living space more appealing is a definite plus. The harder task, though, is sifting through personal history to pick up the loose threads so you can tighten your relationships with those you love and complete unfinished emotional business from the past.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Knowing what you're feeling inside is not always enough to make your message clear to others. This Full Moon in detail-oriented Virgo illuminates your 3rd House of Communication, reminding you to organize your thoughts before speaking. That will empower your words with precision and make you easier to understand and more effective in making your points.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Managing your cash flow more carefully and making better use of your resources are the key messages of this Full Moon. It lands in your 2nd House of Self-Worth in the pragmatic sign of Virgo, reminding you to tighten up your expenses and invest in training or equipment that can help your career. Spending smartly now is likely to earn you a lot more money in the future.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
This Full Moon in your sign can provoke a personal crisis or trigger a breakthrough in consciousness. It's a reminder that you are in control of your life and can redirect the course of your relationships. Trying to change others, though, is not the way to go. This is your chance to improve your appearance, attitude and health to make yourself a happier and more attractive individual.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
Take a break from the stress of daily life is the message of this Full Moon. It's in health-conscious Virgo and your private 12th House, indicating that rest and relaxation are needed now. Reduce your social obligations to spend more time alone or with a quiet companion. The peace you get from nature, contemplation and spiritual practices will provide the regeneration you need.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
This helpful Virgo Full Moon falls in your 11th House of Groups, where it will reward you for being a better team player. Serving the needs of an organization may seem like a sacrifice at first, but it can reward you with a greater sense of purpose and belonging. Taking a careful look at how you get along with friends and associates will help you see how to make these alliances more effective.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
This Full Moon occurs in your 10th House of Career, where it may bring some hidden issues to light. Perhaps there are some overlooked details affecting your professional life that you're finally ready to address. If you're happy where you are, improving your work can upgrade your status. If you're discontented with your job, consider looking elsewhere, perhaps in a different vocation.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
Travel for educational or business purposes may be triggered by the Full Moon. It's in your 9th House of Faraway Places, where you can advance your interests by hitting the road. If you can't get out of town, connecting with people at a distance should prove beneficial. Beginning a critical examination of your long-term goals might also be triggered by this illuminating event.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
How you share with those closest to you is a question raised by this analytical Virgo Full Moon. It occurs in your 8th House of Intimacy, which touches on personal as well as business relationships. Don't make assumptions about others' needs and don't assume they understand yours. Spelling out the details on both sides can be critical to strengthening important alliances.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
This practical Virgo Full Moon raises your awareness about the partnerships in your life. This lunation lands in your 7th House of Relationships, where it can expose flaws in current unions or attract overly critical allies. This may be challenging, but it is meant for you to clarify your desires and to express them. Giving and accepting criticism in fine as long as its purpose is constructive.