On Saturday, February 27, there will be a Full Moon at 8'57 degrees of the logical, analytical and grounded sign of Virgo. Here's what to expect.
What is a Full Moon?
A Full Moon occurs when the sun is opposite the moon, representing the peak, or climax of the lunar cycle. Throughout history, Full Moons have been known to cause unexpected events, and strange behavior. Because the two luminaries are in opposition to one another, Full Moons are known to highlight any opposing forces or polarities in your life, such as the balance between self and the other, the balance between the masculine and feminine, and the balance between work and home.
Full Moons are also good times to reflect on where you are in life, and where you are headed. While the period between the New Moon and the Full Moon is a time for setting (and achieving) goals, the period between the Full Moon and the next new moon is a time for letting go. Full Moons can also bring about climactic events, and awaken us to powerful truths and realizations. The effects of a Full Moon usually last about two weeks, until the new moon comes along and starts a new cycle.
The Full Moon in Virgo (opposite the Sun in Pisces ) highlights the balance between logic and belief, practicality and idealism, realism and escapism, physical work and inner work.
It may help to think back to whatever intentions you set around the New Moon in Aquarius for they should be coming into fruition at this time, as well as six months back to the New Moon in Virgo. Certain themes may be repeating themselves. Whatever thoughts or intentions you plant now should come into fruition by the New Moon in Pisces on March 13th.
Check your natal chart to see which houses Virgo and Pisces fall into. This will tell you more about how the Full Moon will affect you personally. You can also book a reading with me by clicking this link.
Those with personal planets or angles between 3 and 13 degrees of the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) will most especially be affected by this Full Moon.
Full Moon in Virgo February 2021
With the Sun in the dreamy Pisces, late February is an oddly romantic (or at least sentimental) time. A mutable water sign ruled by Jupiter, this sign is all about faith & the art of trusting our instincts and letting go. The two fish are swimming in opposite directions, representing the confusion we face as souls fallen in a material world. At times, it may be tempting to escape from such a harsh world, to neglect our earthly obligations in favor of the beauty present in their imaginations. But the Virgo Moon may not be such a good time for that....
A mutable earth sign ruled by the logical and brainy planet Mercury, Virgo is rooted firmly in the material world. Virgo's perfectionism and strive for purity matches well with Pisces' idealism. However, instead of escaping from the problems of reality, Virgo aims to fix them. This may come off as critical at times, or even judgmental or negative, but really, at least in it's purest form, this Virgo Moon wants to help Pisces achieve it's dreams and ideals.
The Full Moon in Virgo's closest aspect is a trine to Uranus at 7'32 degrees Taurus. This brings a more light-hearted and free-spirited energy to this Full Moon. On a personal level, we may experience some sort of breakthrough, in regards to our intuition. Uranus often brings shocks and surprises as well but because it's a trine, these surprises are likely to be more pleasant.
However, the Sun will also be conjunct Venus at 2'14 degrees Pisces, and opposite the Full Moon. Venus is actually exalted in Pisces, which means it's quite comfortable here. In fact, according to Greco-Roman mythology, Venus was actually born from seafoam and rolled out onto the shore by a fish, so she put the fish in the sky as a sign of gratitude, and that's how the Pisces constellation was born. In contrast to the others signs where Venus is domicile (Taurus, an earth sign, and Libra, an air sign), Pisces is a water sign and therefore more sensitive & emotional. Because of this, Pisces is arguably the most romantic of all the signs, with romance being defined as, "a feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love." It is Pisces who are the most likely to long for their soulmate or home within the spiritual realm; it is Pisces who are most likely to find some overarching meaning in every connection they encounter. It is this kind of spiritual, synchronistic, soulmate type love that is favored by this Full Moon. However, Pisces is also associated with compassion and agape love, love in the unconditional sense. So, this sort of love (as well as forgiveness and empathy) is favored as well. However, with the Full Moon in Virgo opposite these planets, it is possible we might overthink or overanalyze these connections, trying to make sense of the unexplainable, and that might get in the way of us actually enjoying them.
Meanwhile, Mercury, now Direct at 13'01 degrees Aquarius, will be right in the middle of a conjunction between Saturn (8'17) and Jupiter (16'03). This is good for communication but also for any kind of mental or intellectual labor. While Jupiter conjunct Mercury helps us see the bigger picture and generate good ideas, Saturn helps us to sit down and actually focus.
With the Full Moon at 8'57 degrees of the grounded sign of Virgo opposite the Sun and Venus in the romantic sign of Pisces, there may be tension between what think to be true verses what we feel to be true. With the Full Moon trine Uranus, there may be exciting changes or surprises in regards to our domestic or emotional lives. This Full Moon is best used not for escaping reality (as Pisces is prone to do) OR for over-analyzing our dreams or connections to the point of ruining them (as Virgo is prone to doing) but for having enough faith to do the work that will make our dreams a reality.
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