The sign of Virgo has long been associated with the young, naïve, maiden form of the goddess. To me, her energy represents a combination of many of the “virgin” goddess archetypes. She is Pallas Athena, using her wisdom, strength and calculating intellect to perfect her strategy in order to insure success. While she certainly feels deeply for others, Virgo moves through the world in a controlled and undemonstrative manner even while she tackles the most difficult of tasks. She is Artemis, protectress of the animals, altruistic and pure in her intention as she shows up in service to defend those who are too weak to stand up for themselves. She is also the maiden Persephone, also known as Kore, who was often celebrated in ancient Greece as the maiden form of her mother Demeter, the bountiful earth mother goddess of agriculture and grain.
When merging the energy of Virgo and Pisces, as in the instance of Sunday’s Full Moon, another archetypal depiction of Persephone emerges— not as Kore, the unnamed goddess who has yet to learn to “know thyself,” but as Persephone, Queen of the Underworld, who has been through hell and back and can very easily see through both sides of the veil. The combination of Virgo and Pisces merges both the seen and unseen worlds. There is an ability to be receptive— to appreciate visions, dreams and impressions, all the while remaining grounded in the present so as not to be swept away by fantasy. Just as Persephone chose to use the lessons she learned in the unconscious depths of the underworld in service of the lost souls of the dead, we too can channel the energy of this Full Moon into something deeply meaningful, practical, and connected to the Truth of the unseen realms. Now is the time for us all to start gathering the energy of our dreams and fantasies and channel it into our plans and strategies for the future. The Full Moon in mutable Virgo calls on us all to create greater ease of transition and movement in our lives and to use both our intuition and intellect to do so.
The Full Moon & Relevant Aspects
The Full Moon in Virgo comes exact at 8:54am MST, marking the culmination point of the lunar cycle that began with the New Moon/ Solar Eclipse in Pisces occurring roughly two weeks ago on February 26th. This Full moon in Virgo helps us to clear away the Pisces fog and brings us back into balance by shifting our focus away from the intangible, dreamy, emotional Pisces realm while bringing the aspects of our lives that are tangible and real back into our awareness.
While the New Moon in Pisces was all about our dreams, the Virgo Full Moon is about taking those dreams and using them to create something real and practical. A lot of what was seeded at the eclipse was unconscious— hidden deeply below the surface of our awareness. For those who were aware of the energy and utilized it more intentionally, the plans and ideas that were seeded likely took the form of visions, feelings and impressions. Now is the time to take what was received through our intuition and dreams and turn it into something real and tangible— ideally a project or process that we may use in service of our own needs and the needs of those we care about most. One way we may do this is by taking better care of our health, making concrete plans and changing up our daily routines to support us in grounding our visions for the future into reality.
The most interesting (and exact) aspects to the Full Moon around come in the form of two potent inconjuncts. Inconjuncts are aspects that represent incongruence in the chart that manifests through some sort of imbalance in which the planetary energy is either repressed or overexpressed. The resolution of the inconjunct involves compromise and trade-off, as there is typically no practical way to receive the entirety of what is desired when faced with this aspect.
With the Sun in Pisces inconjunct retrograde Jupiter in Libra, there is a danger of losing perspective and becoming overly idealistic. This may be expressed through self-righteousness at the expense of our own integrity and emotional well-being. If this is the case, ground yourself, channel your inner Virgo, and look at things in terms of practical reality. It is particularly important to be discerning at this time.
On the opposite end, the Moon in Virgo will be inconjunct Uranus in Aries, which can cause our emotions to become tense and unpredictable. Some of us may work hard to remain calm and composed, all the while the tension below the surface is just begging to come out. There may be some sort of incongruence between the desire for individual freedom and self-expression and adherence to repressive social norms. Something has to be given up in the way of false modesty or overly showy, eccentric behavior in order to move through this time period more effectively.
The Full Moon in Virgo will also be making harmonious aspects to Pluto in Capricorn, indicating the regenerative and transformative quality of this time period. In the mutable signs of Pisces and Virgo, we are being called once again to shift and change, however; this time around the change that is required may come with relative ease.
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