Full Moon in Virgo 21/22 Feb 2016
Full Moon is when the moon is opposite the sun. This full Moon occurs at 3 degrees Virgo opposite the Sun and Neptune in Pisces. The challenge is to balance our need for order and efficiency with the dreamer, idealist,less pragmatic part of ourselves.
At Full Moon things come to a head; it’s a culmination of energy patterns that have been at play for a while in our life and our psyche. It can be a time of endings, but also a time when things or projects come to fruition. Look to where in your natal chart 3 degrees Virgo falls, that will indicate where the action will be. This area of your chart and your life will be illuminated, indicating potential for increased awareness. Often our best learning can come through encounters with other people.
Let’s look at the Virgo/Pisces polarity
Virgo is ruled by Mercury, the planet associated with communication. So verbal communications and being understood are very important.
More about Virgo
Virgo at it’s best is the master craftsman/woman, loving the process of learning and practicing till they have perfected it. They focus on details and can be nit picking, things that are not quite right get their attention. This is because they are inclined to always improve themselves, their environment, work and relationships. This is a blessing and a curse. A blessing because they are conscientious and productive and exacting. They love being useful and are at their best being of service to others. Health, diets and physical wellbeing are of paramount importance for Virgo, it’s all about cleansing and purifying.
Pisces is ruled by Neptune (and Jupiter) the planet associated with the urge to transcend and leave material reality.
More about Pisces
Pisces is the dreamer of the zodiac, it’s sensitive and receptive. Go with the flow Pisces has faith and just believes that things will work out in the end. It’s known for it’s compassion and idealism. But also can be indiscriminate, refuse to face “reality”, and escaping unwanted aspects of life through intoxicants and illusions.
This polarity of Virgo and Pisces relates to mind/body energy. How strongly interconnected they are. It’s about emotional/mental well being and physical health. Another side to this polarity is how much do we fix things (Virgo) and how much do we accept and allow (Pisces) things to be.
Neptune which wants to nourish our soul is conjunct (next to) the Sun for this full Moon. Pisces is about letting go of who we think we are and experiencing the joy of being a droplet in the ocean of consciousness. THIS IS WHAT TRANSCENDENCE IS. To lose one’s identity just for a short time,
to swim in these deep waters and release the illusion of our separateness and experience BLISS.
It’s important to balance this urge with the discriminating qualities of Virgo. Virgo is an earth sign, reminding us we are bodies in this physical world. Duty and commitment are vital for earth signs.
The commonality in these two signs is that they both love to help, being of service is significant.
At this time we are being asked to look at this issue – what in our lives needs fixing, improving and what do we need to accept as is. When do we surrender to things as they are and let go of our personal agenda? This can be a very productive time. Happy Virgo full Moon.