On February 26th/27th the Full Moon in Virgo opposes the Sun in Pisces. This combination is guiding us to dive deep into the polarities of the material world of physical matter vs the ethereal plane of time and space. Because all Astrological happenings are a balancing act between opposing energies, neither is good or bad. Our observations create opportunities to see both sides, with each side offering the other chances to open up to previously unseen depths and growth.
Although these placements won’t be in their native houses of 6 and 12 when the Full Moon comes, the Virgo/Pisces axis is strong and represents two important aspects of the human experience. Pisces Sun will be in House 3–our childhood education, our environment and how we move through space. And Full Moon in Virgo will be in House 9–higher education, religious and spiritual practice, and moving abroad.
The water loving Sun sign in Pisces represents our connection to the Universe – it’s how each of us is tethered to every other entity in the cosmos- whether we choose to acknowledge this relationship or not. Pisces people have the innate ability to feel and believe that there is more to life than a daily grind. Due to this, The Fish experiences a persistent want to withdraw – the physical time and space constraints of the material world are heavy and limiting. They love people but there is an ever tugging need to disconnect and drift.
Pisces offers flavor to this Lunation — true happiness is based upon how you feel. The Piscean connection to the material world is less pragmatic than their polar opposite of Virgo. There is a want to lay back and float down the river to wherever the current takes them – one fish swimming above the surface watching the world go by, while the other swims deep beneath the waves lost in quiet timelessness. Both fish dance between perspectives trying to experience balance.
Meanwhile earthy Moon in Virgo is here to remind us that without the brickwork being laid we can’t begin to build – so there’s no time to drift off into dream states when you’ve got resources to stack. Virgo Moon displays hard earned emotional maturity, and consciously bypasses the feelings that lead to stagnation and selfishness.
For the Virgo flavor to this Lunation, there is an ability to display superior life management skills that comes from wanting to get things done. When life is hectic and others can’t make heads nor tails of the chaos, Virgo has the energy and mind to focus. They bring it all into a “doable” perspective with ease and hard work- all calm and collected like. Virgo notices the details, and is good at devising strategies to implement and improve the process. By recognizing the steps needed to bring things into order, they are confident and assured, especially where teamwork is required.
Although Virgo does the work for the internal self-satisfaction of a job well done, there is altruism in their deeds. The self-sacrifice comes from an instinctive knowing that everyday won’t be a bright sunny day and somewhere in the distance winter is coming. They look farther down the road than most of us and are preparing for the inevitable moment when the harvests are not as abundant as expected and others need their help. Virgo participates in the work for the collective with a clear understanding of their place in the larger picture of community, or from the perspective of Pisces – the larger picture of humanity.
Virgo shows up with a question: what’s the game plan? By dissecting existing methodology and taking stock of what’s available -ie. what’s working or not working efficiently then developing a step-by-step strategy for better ways to manage your resources, you’re more prepared and life becomes more manageable. Keep in mind that pushing hard to ensure higher returns can’t be at the expense of staying connected to the world.
With all of the snow storms across the US this month, particularly in the state of Texas, this Full Moon wants us to take better care of ourselves by taking a more focused look at our systems and cycles– will we be prepared next time a natural disaster strikes or continue to flop and flounder like fish out of water?
For this Full Moon in Virgo, watching some folks selfishly reap all of the benefits of everyone else’s’ hard work is maddening. All of us have something to contribute and everyone’s contributions don’t look the same. Not helping others when there is need is the epitome of an inefficient system, part of an outdated construct of an inept paradigm.
No one will carry you when it really matters, they’ll be too busy carrying themselves. But there is an understanding that we all need a hand every once in a while, and as long as it’s an occasional hand-up and not a continuous handout Virgo is down to put in a little extra elbow grease to help move things along. The Virgo ability to self-sacrifice does have limits though – new systems must be put in place that promote self-sufficiency and independence so that Virgo doesn’t have to give more than is comfortable.
Use this Virgo Moon to investigate your own “stores”. It can be nourishing and productive to stare at the sky and dream about the possibilities of your life. But are your systems moving you toward your dreams, or are you constantly treading water? Definitely pause to admire the Water Lilies but don’t drown because you’re lost in their beauty.