How do you serve love?
At the energetic core of this Full Moon in Virgo (March 1st at 5:51 pm MST), we have the opportunity to see that the Great Work we came here to do is realized when we seek an answer to that very question.
Some of us are unconsciously living the answer in our inner and outer life, but what if we all made this question a living, luminous part of our existence, the lighthouse in the ocean of our day?
Virgo, the archetypes of the Goddess, the Priestess, the Shaman and Mother Earth, invites us to explore what we hold sacred in this world and even beyond in our authentically serving what we Love.
In fact, the more we attune ourselves to Mother Earth and the receptive, intuitive energies of the Feminine, the clearer we seem to become about what our great work actually is.
And even though Virgo is the archetype of the Worker and the Servant, these questions, “How do I serve love?” and “What is my great work to do?” rarely mean “work” in terms of what we have been conditioned to believe “our work” must mean.
Your great work might be to paint pictures, create a food forest, write books, heal an illness, nurture a family, foster a dog, forgive yourself, forgive others, love your partner, love yourself.
Some of us might be feeling the inner stirrings of this need to know as we feel the fiery passion of the Aries archetypal path showing up in many planets early in March.
Infused with the energies of the Pioneer, the Initiator, and the Warrior for Love, this Aries spark will ensure you keep moving on the path of love and desire (your great work), releasing you from any limiting beliefs or old stories that stop you from believing your life can serve Love in ways you find breathtaking and beautiful.
This Aries call complements the Virgo heart path on which each of us walks as the fully individuated You. Paradoxically we are prompted to leave the personal ego behind to offer our gifts and service for the people, the animals, the land, the oceans and the communities to which we feel lovingly bound.
The transformation path of the Virgo intent is indeed through Service, and in the more exalted forms of the Servant, how we do this great work is just as important as what our great work is.
The Virgoan Taskmaster and Worker push and push to meet the deadline, get the job done, see the results now, but we are here for the long game and patience is indeed a Virgo virtue.
Reinforced by archaic systems and antiquated ways that have created a syndrome of “not enough,” many feel overworked and underappreciated, working overtime yet under-compensated.
Virgo also show up in how we love and respect our physical bodies, inviting some of us to examine our relationship to our physical form, peeling back the layers of conditioning we’ve been subjected to from birth, including toxic messages that our body must look a certain way for us to be considered desirable or valued.
In seeking approval in whatever form our wounded Inner Child might need, this Full Moon may shine the light on the parts of us that feel we do not measure up as we’ve kept company with the Perfectionist and the Inner Critic far too long.
Perhaps at one time, the Perfectionist and the Inner Critic kept us safe and we can thank them for that—maybe we needed them to help us recognize we must upgrade our skills, take better care of ourselves, ask for some support, raise our expectations, create stronger boundaries.
But eventually, if we leave them unsupervised, these judgmental energies have the power to stop the high romance with what or whom we love, by obsessively seeking flaws in ourselves or others, separating rather than joining us to what we find beautiful.
The Full Moon is a potent time to ceremoniously release the judgment.
THE CEREMONY: The archetypes of the Priestess and the Shaman in all of us understand the power of ceremony. If you feel called on this Full Moon to release what stops you from living “the beauty of what you love” create a simple ceremony that does honour what you find beautiful. You might
drink a glass of wine with your beloved,
share a beautiful meal with your friends,
honour your body with some exercise or a walk in nature,
read out loud a mystical poem,
dance to some sensual music,
write a love letter to yourself or someone else,
creatively express YOU in a way you feel drawn.
If you are noticing what’s wrong more than what’s beautiful this Full Moon, feel the frustration and anger. Express it by writing your rage on the page, infusing those words with the energy of “no more” and “enough.” Burn the letter as an offering to the potential and the manifestation of living your great work, your beauty way.
Our life is not a race we have agreed to frantically run, but a dance with the divine within that stands as our unwavering partner seeking to move us to what we find true and beautiful.
Creating an inner practice and dedicating your life to unfolding your great work is one way you can powerfully serve Love in a time in which the World needs to weave a greater vision for us all, a vision the New Moon in Pisces on March 17th will call each one of us to dream.