March 2023: Tarot spread for the full moon in Virgo

Plus some journaling questions, an astro-tarot forecast and an exploration of the Sabian symbol for the full moon in Virgo

Tarot spread and astro-tarot forecast for the March 2023 full moon in Virgo

The March 2023 full moon falls in the sign of Virgo. The Virgo archetype is logical and practical, with an eye for detail and the steadfastness to go after their goals. This is a sign that thrives on meticulous planning, on honing skills to perfection and gaining mastery over their chosen vocation.

Spiritually, the Virgo archetype teaches the principle of devotion. One way to understand this principle is by looking at it through the lens of one’s devotion to their craft. While all the buzz seems to point towards profiting from your passion, there are numerous examples of famous writers and artists who held down a day job for most of their lives. Franz Kafka was an insurance clerk, Harper Lee was an airline ticketing agent, Mark Rothko was an elementary school teacher and Paul Gauguin was a stockbroker. They could all have given in to the dull drudgery of making a living, but they didn’t – and the world is much richer for their devotion to their craft.


This full moon also illuminates the thoughts and things that are no longer aligned with who we are becoming. It may be a good time to clear out the clutter, rehome or donate the things that no longer represent who you are, and fluff up your spaces to make them a safe, nurturing sanctuary for yourself. You may also notice subtle shifts in the way you think about yourself — in your motivations, in what drives you, in how you want to show up in this world.

Astro-Tarot influences for the 2023 full moon in Virgo

To throw some more light on the March full moon astrology, let’s take a look at the astro-tarot influences of this lunation. The Virgo full moon falls in decan 2, which is represented by the 9 of Pentacles. This is to be interpreted in conjunction with The Hermit, which is associated with Virgo.

The Daily Pause Oracle Deck

I designed this beautiful, 40-card oracle deck to bring in some stillness, to give us a word or an idea to reflect on as we go about our day.

Supported by the four elements – earth, air, fire, water – and a carefully thought-out structure that connects the cards, The Daily Pause oracle will help you to listen to and trust your own inner knowing.

There’s no learning curve involved with using this deck. Just get quiet, shuffle the cards, pull one out, and reflect on the word you’re presented with.

The first thing I notice with these cards is the position of the hands and the objects the two figures on these cards are holding. The Hermit’s lamp illuminates the next step he has to take, showing him the path right in front of his feet. With each step, each action, he gets closer to his goal — in this case, that of mastering something.

But the path to mastery is often shrouded in mystery. We may know some of the steps to take on our journey, but it is only by the doing that we can get to where we want to be. There will always be twists and turns and forks on our path; obstacles that we need to navigate our way through. It requires a certain amount of tenacity and trust to get from where we are to where we want to be, and there are rarely any guarantees that we will reach our destination.

But as we keep on walking and working, we often reach where we need to be. Sometimes, it’s almost exactly what we are working towards. Sometimes, we change our vision. And that’s just as it should be.


There are also times when, despite our best efforts, things don’t seem to work in our favor. The obstacles may be too difficult to overcome, life may throw us unexpected curveballs, we may be forced to change course. But even then, all we can do is pause, regroup, and take the next step that The Hermit’s lamp illuminates.

Through this journey, the one thing that is constant, is the willingness to look within, to draw upon our strength and resilience, and to trust that we will always find a light that will guide our steps along our journey.

Sabian Symbol for the March 2023 full moon

The Sabian Symbol for Virgo 16 degrees is A Volcanic Eruption Bringing Dust Clouds, Flowing Lava, Earth Rumblings.

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This symbol evokes a sense of awe: of the sheer force of nature—and the destruction and healing power of natural phenomena. Volcanoes erupt when there is a tremendous build-up of pressure underneath the earth’s surface, and so we can ask ourselves if there is something that has been troubling us that we have been pushing under the carpet. Equally, this symbol could indicate an explosion of ideas, beliefs, goals and insights.

The rich volcanic ash creates fertile soil, and so this symbol can also indicate intuitive insights, or wisdom gained from lived experiences. In 360 Degrees of Wisdom: The Sabian Oracle, Lynda Hill asks, “What is coming out from within? What transformations can come from this?”

Good questions to consider over this full moon.


Tarot spread for the March 2023 full moon

Here’s a tarot spread to tap into the energy of this full moon. For this spread, think of a project or goal that you want to accomplish before you draw your cards.

Astro-tarot forecast, tarot spread, journaling questions, and ritual for the March 2023 full moon in Virgo

1. The path: This card represents the energy currently surrounding this project. As you observe the card, reflect on how it mirrors your attitude towards your goal/project.

2. The compass: Draw 3 cards. These represent your next steps

3. Mamma moon says: This is always an encouraging message

If you share your spreads on Instagram, please use the hashtag #moontarotstories or tag me so we can connect with each other.

Journaling questions for the full moon in Virgo

Not a cardslinger? No problem. Here are some journaling questions for you instead.

What new wisdom is coming to light for you in this season of your life?

What transformations can come from these insights?

Are you feeling nourished by your environment? If not, what needs to change?

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