The Full Moon reaches its peak at 10:20am (PST) on February 22 and stays in Virgo until February 24. The moon represents what we need to feel loved, safe, nurtured & taken care of. If any of your signs are in Virgo, where Mercury is its ruling planet, you will feel the effects more intensely over the next few days. Some astrologists believe the Chiron, The Wounded Healer, is Virgo’s true ruling planet. I believe in the possibility that both planets co-rule the sign of Virgo.
The Full Moon is an opportunity to harvest what you have sown. A full moon occurs when
the Sun (currently in Pisces) is opposite the Moon (now in Virgo). These planets have very different energetic expressions thus causing a bit of a shake-up during this time. Pisces ruled by Neptune and is about the non-tangible, the unknown and believing everything is perfect as it is. Virgo connects with a desire to fine tune things and persevere until completion (often resulting in perfectionism to the outside world), is more comfortable with knowing what it can, and as an Earth sign, is very physical, grounded and able to manifest well.
This paradox can express in a bunch of ways. Watch any tendencies to project emotional baggage while sitting back and acting detached and aloof. Take a look at the way you deal with your life vs. criticizing and nitpicking how others do their thing. Remember, always bring it back to the SELF.
During this full moon, you may find yourself taking a deeper look at your needs and motivations and gaining clarity on how these shape your choices. All of which impact your experience, both internally and externally. The energies now are very powerful an many of you may feel a pull to get more serious with your life purpose and direction. This Full Moon brings the Laws of Karma into the forefront and you’ll have an opportunity to explore your world from perspectives that are as individual as you, from mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and so on.
Some themes that come into play during these days include:
A shadow expression with Virgo is the area of control. A true description of this energy is the need for a sense of order with the external, in order to calm the internal. There are many different ways this can express and the natal placement of your Moon will tell you much about where your need for order originates from the most. You may find yourself feeling more relaxed and comfortable if you feel like you’re on top of chaos and of course, being proactive is another attitude of this moon.
The energies of this Full Moon are powerful and there are many opportunities to step further into who you are and live in this alignment. Don’t be afraid to let go of what hasn’t been working for you. Trust the universe and allow surrender to help you experience personal truth and freedom. Enjoy the magical energies of this amazing Full Moon in Virgo.