The Full Moon coming up tomorrow night (exact at 1:10 p.m. Central on March 19) is pretty hyped at this point, being touted as a "SuperMoon" heralding massive global events.
This Full Moon is in Virgo, though, and really, Virgo Moon isn't down with all the buzz. In fact, Virgo generally goes out of its way to avoid buzz. It finds buzz annoying and generally unwarranted, taking attention away from more pressing matters. Virgo is a sign that does what it does without much fanfare, and for the most part, aside from receiving some genuine appreciation, this suits it just fine. Virgo is just not a sign that does hype. In fact, going on about something like this SuperMoon would probably lead a Virgoan type to give "the look." You know the look. It often involves looking disapprovingly over a pair of glasses.
Since Virgo is all about keeping it practical, let's break it down a little and get to some details to put our feet back on the ground with this one.
The thing that is supposedly extra super duper special about this Full Moon is that it happens at a point of unusually close perigee. Perigee is the closest point a planet gets to Earth in its orbit - in this case, the Moon. This is not a huge deal in and of itself. The Moon goes through a point of perigee (closest point to Earth) and a point of apogee (furthest point from Earth) in its orbit around this planet every month, and these points often happen very close to the New and Full Moons.
Even the fact that it's very close - the closest its been to Earth in 19 years - is not all that big news astrologically.
We're also just coming out of a series of five Full Moons at the 29th (anaretic) degree of the signs they were in, which is the last degree and is considered very potent, distilling the complex lessons of the previous 29 degrees of the sign. So in order to analyze this Full Moon's importance, you would really have to get into the whole series we've just been through and the big culmination points we've completed.
Nothing astrologically happens in a bubble as an isolated event, including this Full Moon. It all has broader context, and this Full Moon at perigee is certainly not sparking anything that isn't already well underway.
We do have a stronger feminine, emotional influence than usual, which is fitting considering the circumstances we're dealing with personally and globally.
I'm not sure why certain things get so much play in astrology circles while other things I consider important and wish more astrologers were writing about fly under the radar. There always seems to be a catchy name associated, too, that everyone likes to repeat, creating even more hype. This actually does astrology a disservice, in my opinion, and Virgo definitely doesn't like disservice.
This Spring Equinox, marking astrological New Year, is obviously something special with the Sun conjunct Uranus at the zero degree of Aries, and the aspects surrounding it have extra potency, but I think the SuperMoon stuff is a bit of a stretch.