On Tuesday, February 19th 2019 (7:54 AM PST and 10:54 AM EST), the moon glows in the earthy and practical sign of Virgo. The sign that is finely attuned to details, has a preference for order, and is all about precision. At her core she is wired for service and will be the first to say, “How can I help?” What she does is really who she is and you’re likely to recognize her for it, too. What matters most to her is that the work she does carries meaning. When she’s functioning at her best, she’s clear about who she is, what she does, where she’s going, and knows with unwavering clarity where her place is in the world. Her shadow creeps in through worrying, nitpicking, and scrutinizing over every little thing and every little detail.
Before we dive deeper into the polarizing Virgo and Pisces energy, I would like to briefly mention that we have the Full Moon occurring at 0 degrees Virgo. 0 degrees suggests a beginning and yet Full Moon’s are about conclusions or bringing something to a close. So maybe just maybe there’s a crisis, event, or decision that is asking for a new beginning. Pay attention to what they might be.
Okay so now we know that, what does all this mean for this Full Moon?
As you know when Full Moon’s occur we have to embrace the energy from both the Sun and the Moon. So here we have the tension between Virgo precision, practical action, and meaningful work mixing with Pisces energy that asks us to extend compassion, tend to our imagination, and remove the boundaries that exist between us. When polarization is present integration is the key. Maybe compassion is found through offering your services to another. Or maybe you’ll feel more connected to those you chose to show up for at this time. Funny how that works.
With the emphasis on Virgo we must look to see our purpose and in all the ways we desire growth. You see, Virgo asks us to look for the “more” whether it be in our relationships, or jobs, or self, or in the ways we offer our gifts to the world. The trick is to make sure it doesn’t become about arriving at perfection otherwise disappointment will surely creep in. Instead we must see how we can become more of who we are and what we are here to do. In many ways it inspires us to move towards our “muchness” as the Mad Hatter would tell Alice.
Here are a few questions that might help you sink into the feeling of this Full Moon. What would it look like if I embraced my muchness? What areas of my life would I like to see more growth? Where can I be of more service to others? How can I utilize my skills in more meaningful ways? How can I offer more compassion to my friends, my partner, my family, or even strangers I see? Are there any ways that I have felt disconnected lately? Is there anything in your life that needs to end so that something new can begin?
Here’s what I find interesting. The ruler of this Full Moon is Mercury and it just so happens to be conjunct Neptune, the ruler of Pisces, and would you believe that both of these planets currently land in the sign of Pisces. This simply means that creativity and your imagination could run on high during this time, but so could the desire to escape from feeling everything you’ve been thinking about recently. If we move towards the highest path this would be an excellent time for you to trust your instincts, create a new vision, see with new eyes, or maybe even open up to greater compassion for your self or another.
I also want to mention that Venus is cozying up pretty close to Saturn right now so this could inspire deeper commitments, and a serious look into your relationships with those closest to you. This could also suggest there are some added challenges that might need to be addressed in your relationship before you are able to experience the resolution and begin something new.
And lastly, with Uranus making a helpful aspect to this Full Moon you might find that outside of the box thinking appears to you now and this might be exactly what you need to experience freedom from where you have previously felt stuck.
So with this Full Moon give yourself permission to experience power in the details, let meaningful work inspire you, extend compassion where it’s needed, and seek for all the ways in which you would like to grow and of course don’t forget to expand into your “muchness.”
While we all might feel pulled during this Full Moon to see the details and engage in more meaningful experiences, we will each experience this lunar energy differently depending on where Virgo is located in your chart or if you have a natal planet associated with it. If you are interested in a more personalized reading, I’d love to set up a session with you.
[*Note* The ABOVE contains a personification of the sign Virgo. The sign is not gendered and the SHE could just as easily be used as HE.]