Full Moon 1 March 2018 ~ Virgins With Bite

The full moon on March 1 2018 falls at 11º Virgo. This full moon brings up themes of the victim/saviour archetype since it falls on the fixed star Zosma found on the flank of the lion’s back. Unusual for restrained Virgo energy this star brings a lion’s bite to the full moon. The mystique continues with the fact the Full moon is also opposite Neptune, which makes those martyr tendencies more likely to emerge at this full moon. There is also a sadomasochistic element here too which might come out in news headlines around this time. Look out for bondage-style fashion and love/hate imagery in the media.

Full Moon On Fixed Star Zosma

When we study this fixed star we can see it hasn’t got the best reviews. At its very worst, you can also see that it has all the makings of the professional victim. Zosma on the back of the Lion, so Robson says; 

“causes benefit by disgrace, selfishness, egotism, Immorality, meanness, melancholy, unhappiness of mind and fear of poison, and gives an unreasonable, shameless and egotistical nature.” 

This star also gives an alert mind but a tendency to melancholia. Other commentators associate Zosma with drug addiction, but there are more positive reviews! Bernadette Brady says that since this star is placed just where Hercules crushed the Nemean lion, it represents anti-establishment beliefs that are totally destroyed. She says Zosma;

” is present in the charts of victims, of people who are abused by the system….The planet that is involved with Zosma will potentially involve suffering, perhaps through the person’s naiveté allowing them to be led into a victimizing situation, or perhaps by their working as a social worker or caregiver. This is not a star of glory or fame but rather of the invisible work of dealing with the victim in one-self or others” [1]

Karmically I would say Zosma willingly sacrifices itself in order to pay back from when they were “selfish, egotistical, immoral etc etc…” We may see some rich, famous and powerful who have abused their position appear to repent at this full moon. A good example of this pay-back generally may be an ex-drug pusher who later works as an addiction counsellor. Zosma along with Coxa is said to give the ability to prophesy, and of course the full moon is a very psychic time. This “Are We Moon Food” post might be relevant at this time!

Full Moon March In Virgo Decan 2

Zosma 11º ~ “ The pacifist or the warmonger – to hate, or enjoy, the suffering of others. To be sympathetic to the pain of others.” [2]

This is a very extreme position for the Moon where there seems no grey area at all. Either it is a sinner or a saint. As stated in the intro the sadomasochistic tendency here is very strong, where pain is a theme for good or ill. (Madonna and The Marquis de Sade have this natally!)

At this full moon we have the choice to be the empathic nurse or the torturer, much depends on the evolution of the soul or how conscious we are. Those who let themselves become literally unconscious through the use of drugs or alcohol lay themselves open to being possessed by demons who enjoy inflicting pain on others. (Referenced in the “Are We Moon food” post.)

On the positive side, this Full Moon is just perfect for the artisan and craftsperson who is very skilled and produces very fine and detailed works. Their precision and perfectionist traits are enhanced by this Virgo full moon to the highest potential. This can be utilized working with styles that require intricate and delicate operation of tools, like lacemaking, etching or fine jewelry making.

At this full moon, we can weave our heart and soul into each of our creations. Another tendency for those touched by this full moon will be the inability to take criticism from its superiors. Especially affected are the very people who dish out a very cutting critique of others. At this sensitive full moon however they will feel extremely wounded if they receive the same back.

Full Moon March 2018

Full Moon March 2018 Aspect

Moon opposite Neptune. The hypersensitivity of the Virgo decan 2 full moon is further highlighted by absorbant Neptune. The Moon can fall victim to negative Neptune because of its tendency to do things unconsciously. The Moon (Public) can be very easily hypnotized by Neptune’s promise of salvation. Moon opposition Neptune is not out to deliberately deceive, though it can seem that way.

This can be a Joan of Arc or a Florence Nightingale. So the hard aspect of the opposition can actually save this aspect from dissolving into the mists altogether and give it some practical application. This fantastical imagination works very well in show business since the hard aspect turns the fantasizing into something concrete, the movies with all their glamour and melodrama are just perfect for this full moon (If you keep a critical eye out for the matrix programming!). Generally this aspect one of the most sensitive and compassionate but we just have to be careful that the idealism is not misplaced, unrealistic and impractical.


Full Moon March Healing Meditation

To ameliorate the effects of any painful contractions during the above ‘purging’, make the gods work for you by immersing yourself in Virgo decan 2 energy. If your ascendant, Sun or Moon are in the mutable signs decan 2 you might be extra sensitive to this full moon and want to take time out to heal and look within. Practice focused meditation or yoga with a Virgo decan 2 theme.

Useful healing props are: The 9 of pentacles, St Johns Wort, Violets, Thistles, Ivy, Amazonite Crystal, Frankincense, Lavender and Bergamot essential oils blend in a bath.

Full Moon March Virgo The extended YouTube video discusses social media ‘Feeds’, toxic ‘love’ scenes and violence in films, different ways of representing Queens in the Western media V Russian media, Victim/Saviour polarity, Neptune and the immune system.


1. Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars. Bernadette Brady. Pg 269.
2. Star & Planet Combinations. Bernadette Brady. p.251

3 thoughts on “Full Moon 1 March 2018 ~ Virgins With Bite

  1. The title enticed me to read this article, and the Zosma interpretations roused my curiosity. I looked at my natal chart; Zosma at Virgo 10° 53’ 22 (house 11). Square Mars 11° in Sagittarius, sesqusquare Venus & Saturn 25° in Aries (they are conjunct in my chart).

    I am interested!

  2. My ascendant is at 11 degrees Virgo – you have called me out. I’m a saint and a sinner.

  3. Very interesting post Marina. Thank you.

    I have this full Moon on my natal Pluto (opp N Jupiter) in the 6th house. I have been struggling for 6 years, since I moved to Australia, with a persistent extensive skin rash. I am pretty hardcore non pharmaceutical mindset so have been doing mostly complimentary treatments. Acupuncture, herbs, diet and lifestyle changed, QiGong etc. Hoping this full Moon might be some sort of transformation of this extremely pernicious and frustrating health situation. Wonder if I have martyred myself to it and how I transform this into empowerment?

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