The light of the full moon shines bright in the sphere of Virgo, Pisces' opposing sign, bringing something to the surface.
A structure that emerges from the endless sea of two fish swimming in opposite directions.
A dream that is being had may present some practicality in bringing it to life, or leaving it to be. The layers that are in the way, revealed.
Subtleties and mirages become more audible and clear.
Two halves make a whole, and this relationship cycle of dream and practicality is interconnected in its essence. Ease into it's natural alchemy to create and transform immaterial to material.
We are in a month of change and renewal, and the things that need to be left behind will reveal themselves. For when we turn our backs on them they will be left in past rememberings for good. Which means anything solidified now will have lasting impact.
"All that is unhealthy is washed away" to make space for new soil and seeds.
The power to create what you dream is in your hands.
Full Moon Virgo at 16° 40’
The divine is in the details. You know it. Virgo knows it. Let us remember for the annual Full Moon in Virgo. The pandemic collapsing life as we knew it really inspired me to think differently about of all the signs. But none more than Virgo. Since the obvious isn’t always so obvious and I too struggle to notice the divine in the details, the pandemic taught me just how human beings organize their reality specially. Specifically within the details of time and space markers in moments of transition. Whether we realize it or not, we rely on the morning coffee enjoyed on our kitchen table, the afternoon lunch that we may or may not scarf down at our office desk, and even the traffic throughout the commute home to signal that something is happening. A new day has started. We can turn off the productivity for a few minutes.
Our work commitments are over and our home commitments are beginning. Throughout the pandemic, all of those time-space markers were flattened. Most of us lived close to two years of our life in the same space, the same desk, same screen. We experienced two years of rituals that are supposed to make transition like birthdays, holidays, funerals, and rituals in the same exact space. All of those moment points that were meant to lift us from sameness actually made us feel pretty flat. Collectively I think we felt what Pauline Boss called “ambiguous loss”. We lost the time and space markers that help us acknowledge “something happened”.
Instead we just knew we were losing something, ambiguously. I think we “lost” Virgo in the pandemic because lockdown prevented many of us from consciously choosing rituals and routines outside of our homes that help us organize our reality. I don’t think many of us - myself included! - realize how much our mental and emotional health depended on those environmental, spacial clues that signal important and moment of transition. We didn’t see the divine in the details until it was too late. Let us not forget again. Let’s remember the value of choosing routines and rituals that help us notice the divine in the details.
Especially since Saturn enters Pisces on the same day until May 2025 and initiates the end of a big transition which started when Saturn entered Aquarius, wait for it, on March 22nd 2020. The timing! The Full Moon in Virgo helps us wash away all that is unhealthy and I think that what’s collectively so unhealthy is our appetite for distraction. I think mindlessness and the avoidance of skill building our capacity for concentration is causing significant difficulty in our lives.
Let the Full Moon help you focus on the habits, rituals and time, space markers to move through significant transitions with clarity of mind and certainty of purpose.
Habits, Systems, Wellbeing & Routine
Work at making your life work, Aries! The Full Moon in Virgo helps you notice that you need to take a small step at “the work”. It’s not difficult to start the routine, the mediation practice, and/or other responsible choices. It’s just different! What’s often difficult though is getting over our resistance to doing things differently. Work through the resistance of doing it differently and see the rewards!
Self-Disclosure, Charisma, Creativity & Lovability
Vulnerability is the price you pay for courage, Taurus. The Full Moon in Virgo in your self-disclosure and courage zone wants you to share something substantial about yourself. It’ll be brave and messy but you need to reveal a truth, hope, fear, and/or emotion. From there, you’ll declare and define a new version of yourself that you’ll be so proud to meet.
Belonging, Home, Family & Emotional Agility
Happy homecoming, Gemini! The Full Moon in Virgo lights up your sector belonging, family, and emotionality. You’re feeling called to cultivate “home” as an internal feeling and also lean into it externally through people and places. Consider how “hoem” is the most accurate level of self-acceptance you can give yourself. From there, you’ll find home within and peace in your heart.
Curiosity, Observation, Dialogue & Active Listening
Expand your language so it’ll expand your world, Cancer. The Full Moon in Virgo shines light on your communication, mindfulness, and dialogue zone. Inspiring you to be even more thoughtful about how you think, how you choose and use your words, and then how you listen accurately to the language of others. It’s all about joining your mind and speech to your beautiful heart.
Finances, Security, Clarity of Values & Pleasure
Ground down, Leo! The Full Moon in Virgo in your safety, pleasure, and practicing your values zone wants to give you the calm you deserve. There’s no better way to do that than taking inventory of your 2 values and then looking at your life for evidence that you’re living into them. From there, you’ll want to act into the behaviors that support you practicing your values.
Identity, Desire, Autonomy, & Freedom
Happy half-birthday! The annual Full Moon in your sign gives you the cosmic reset you’re hoping for. Reflect on how far you’ve come over the last six months and then consider what you’ll want to be for the next six months that helps you stay aligned with your integrity. Ask yourself. “Who do I want to be, to do what I want to do, to have what I want to have?”
Completion, Surrender, Healing & Spiritual Support
It’s time for closure, Libra. The Full Moon in Virgo in your sector of healing, surrender, and completion wants you to let go of the limiting beliefs, patterns of behavior, and possibly people too that keep you stuck in disempowering situations. It’s never fun but remember to own your side of the street first and then lovingly let go of the rest that keeps you feeling stuck in fear.
Friendship, Activism, Collaborations & Shared Humanity
Friends are everything to you, Scorpio. The Full Moon in Virgo wants to reconnect you with your community, your support system and your ride or dies. If you’ve been missing your friends, reach out to them. Get intentional and deliberate about cultivating nourishing relationships with them. See who gives as much as you. Make sure you’re giving as much as you’re getting too!
Career, Leadership, Integrity & Discipline
Seek the adventure, Rise and shine, Sag! The Full Moon in Virgo in your career, leadership, and success sector wants to help you rise to the highest level of your career. Especially if you can notice the divine in the details and pay attention to how the micro impacts the macro. Take a small, fearless step towards you best case scenario career dreams; from starting a self employment adventure to asking for that big promotion and everything in between!
Wisdom, Publishing, Discovery & Higher Education/em>
When you know better, Cap! The Full Moon in Virgo highlights your zone of applied wisdom, expansion, and education. You’re holding very actionable wisdom that was once too abstract. Now you’re being asked to apply it to the circumstances, situations, events, and relationships that could really use your help and new understanding.
Intimacy, Empathy, Sexuality & Transformation
Opposites do attract, What’s intimacy even mean to you, Aquarius? The Full Moon in Virgo aspects your zone of sexuality, eroticism, and transformation. It inspires you to dispel the myth of the emotionally detached Aqaurius too. From physicality to emotionality, how can you show and/or tell the most intimate details about you to the ones who have earned the right to be a part of it?
Romance, Boundaries, Partnerships & Trust
Opposites do attract, Pisces! The Full Moon in Virgo in your romantic, opposites attract zone reminds you that chemistry exists in contrast. So while it’s passionate it can sometimes be very frustrating because you’ll be pushed out of your comfort zone as often as possible. Your strengths will be reinforced and your challenges will be inspired to heal through these opposite relationships.
- Colin Bedell, QueerCosmos
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