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Harnessing the Power of the Full Moon in Virgo: A Guide to Setting Intentions and Releasing Negativity

Updated: Feb 18



This Full Moon will be good for Taureans, Cancerians, Virgos, Scorpios, Capricorns, and Pisces but challenging for everyone else. The energy of this Full Moon will be Finicky and anxious, but it is essential to remember to be helpful to others, be down to earth, and allow yourself to dream.

This Full Moon is a great time to celebrate all things Virgo. Virgo rules the 6th house, which is ruled by Mercury, the conscious mind, communication, and how we connect. As Virgo is the original healer of the zodiac, many modern-day astrologers describe its healing influence to Chiron, the wounded healer. The myth around Chiron is that he was abandoned at birth by his parents, who thought of him as a monster, but the God Apollo befriended him. Apollo was the son of Zeus and was set to be the god of practically everything, including music, poetry, art, philosophy, truth, archery, plague, healing, sun, and light. The god Apollo taught Chiron the healing arts, music, and prophecy, while Apollo's twin sister, Artemis, taught him archery and hunting. Chiron excelled in every field and is attributed with inventing the fields of pharmacy, medicine, and surgery.


The name Chiron means "hand" in Greek or "skilled with the hands" and is related to the word "surgeon." As Chiron was a centaur and centaurs were known for their lustful ways and acts of cruelty, Chiron, the foster child of the god Apollo, was said to be cultured and sophisticated, restraining himself and cruel acts and unjust behavior.


Chiron was twice wounded, as when he was born, his parents abandoned him, and at another point, he was injured by the God Ares, AKA Mars, which was an error on Mars's part. Chiron was unable to heal his own unbearably painful wounds. As the son of Chronos, he could not die because he was immortal. To earn mortality, he struck a deal with Zeus and exchanged his immortality for the freedom of Prometheus, who was eternally bound to rock for stealing fire from the gods and giving it to humans. After his death, Zeus freed Prometheus and assigned a place for Chiron in the heavens as a constellation of Sagittarius or centaurs.


What Can We Learn From Chiron?

Transformation of mankind's lower base instinct and emotional and psychic wounds are defects one inherits or experiences. Chiron is the story of each human being inherent in our capacity to transform their story fraught with pain and suffering into a story of the hero and savior of humankind. This is the capacity to rise above feelings of retaliation that may surface when wounded by another and instead learn through pain and suffering how to better yourself and those around you; the power to transform is inherent within every human being.

Virgos are known for being extraordinarily independent of thought and driven to perfection, and this may come across as being very picky about who they associate with. They can be prone to breaking relationships or friendships if their values are not lived up to in a friend's actions. Virgos would rather be alone than compromise their principles, but as the most self-effacing and humble sign of the zodiac, Virgos are hard-working and practical in their pursuits.


They enjoy a simple lifestyle and place high importance on maintaining good health. Pursuing a life of service to others is of paramount importance to them. The downside of a Virgo is that they can become hyper-critical, obsessive, and pay excessive attention to minor details because of their drive for perfectionism.


Virgo Personality

Virgo and the 6th house is about health and caring for your body, mind, spirit, and emotions. Virgo also rules the domain of daily life and inner cleanliness. The archetype of Virgo symbolizes being able to stand alone, work alone, and be unto oneself, not needing another for sustenance, safety, or support. Virgos are perfectionists and can be very judgemental of themselves and others. The conscious mind plays a significant role in the lives of those ruled by Virgo. Daily work at the office and in the world, clothes, exercise, and responsibility for organizing and managing your daily life are Virgo and 6th house domain. This also includes the care for your pets.


The Moon in Virgo will suggest that you need to conform to the ideals representing perfection as they are presented by the society and culture in which you live; therefore, much of the behavior and many of the personality characteristics associated with this placement derive from various emotional needs to feel useful and valued because you meet the standards and mores which define the perfected individual. You will be comfortable with detail and organization (a social virtue)and may be disturbed by disorder and lack of routine.


You will likely view these functions symbolized by the Moon as helpful or significant concerning your ability to refine and improve yourself, become more organized and efficient, and generally seek perfection. The condition that you have received may well have been exacting and predisposing you towards order and routine. Virgo is a mutable Earth sign, and Virgo's changeable nature symbolically filters and purifies the Moon's waters, which move and flow through Virgo's fine-grained milieu.


There's a natural sextile between Virgo and the Moons' ruler; Cancer, the water element associated with the Moon, is confined and shaped by Virgo's Earth element. This is a positive mixture, and since any excess inherent in the Moon-symbolized function is brought under control, the negative aspects of the Moon's placement can manifest as a restriction of the standard form of energy, resulting in it becoming "hung up. "



Take A Look At Your Chart

We all have a discerning and healing influence of Virgo in one or more areas of our chart, and here are a few areas you can look for:

  • The Full Moon will have the most powerful effect and influence where Virgo is located in your chart; therefore, check your chart for its location.

  • The sixth house is the house of Virgo rules: check what planets are located there.

  • What house are Mercury and Chiron located in your astrology chart? Chiron is the new ruler of Virgo, and Mercury is the old ruler. As Mercury is transiting Aquarius, all things related to Aquarius, Uranus, and the 11th house are especially spotlighted.

  • What house is Mercury currently transiting in your chart?


The Moon moves quickly through each sign and house; whatever happens now may leave a lasting impact on your psyche, but the emotion will be transient. Therefore, let your emotions settle before taking action that may be long-lasting.


Questions to Ask yourself?

  1. Am I being too picky, pedantic, or critical of myself or anyone else?

  2. Am I being too humble and underrating myself?

  3. Am I of service to others enough throughout the month?

  4. Am I worrying and complaining too much, which attracts negativity?

  5. Am I paying enough attention to details?

Eclipse Season

We are in the order of the first eclipse cycle, and the effects of the upcoming eclipse season can be felt approximately six weeks before the eclipse. These dates are not set in stone but guide the unfolding of cosmic forces in our lives.

  • March 25 (12:53 am ET): Lunar Eclipse Penumbral in Libra at 5° 07’

  • April 8 (1:18 pm ET): Total Solar Eclipse in Aries at 19° 22’

  • September 18 (9:34 pm ET): Partial Lunar Eclipse in Pisces at 25° 40’

  • October 2 (7:13 am ET): Solar Eclipse Annular in Libra at 10° 02’



6Th House Full Moon

The sixth house is your daily work and health zone. In the next two weeks, find ways to bring peace into your life, as on this Full Moon, you can bring up intense feelings about what you do daily to earn a living. This Full Moon can also bring fears about health, which can be baseless.


The message of this Full Moon, and if you're one of "the lucky ones," means that you've been working on yourself. You will see your good points and flaws and, therefore, can decide your flaws. This is also about your daily routine. Are you living healthily? Are you getting out and about to exercise? How long ago have you given up bad habits such as smoking, drinking, and partying?


If not, this Full Moon is your annual chance to start again when caring for your body, mind, and spirit. Routines are your friends, and at work, go slowly. Release any issues you have about habits, and the sixth house is part of your chart concerned with the daily rhythm of your life. Suppose you're unhappy with how you're doing things and how your life is going with your morning or evening routine. This is the time to tune in, let go of old ways, and start doing them differently.


Your unhealthy or even toxic habits should be released now. This could be not drinking enough water or too much alcohol, exercising, not eating enough, or overeating. Our daily habits impact our health, and the sixth house is about health and habits; therefore, look after your habits and your Health should take care of itself.


Find a balance between your daily grind and the mysterious cosmos; introduce meditation or yoga, which can help balance things, which is highly recommended during this full moon. It is also a time of forgiveness; forgive those who annoy you with little things, as you might annoy them. Forgive yourself for unhealthy habits, make changes, and move on.


Affirmation:

On the night of the Full Moon:

"I am in perfect health."


Organs influenced by Virgo Moon Sign:

Organs: Pancreas, small intestine, cecum, colon, digestive tract, duodenum, rectum, sense organs, eyes, and ears. These organs are now more sensitive, so provide them with extra care.

Surgical operations:

NO! - Surgical operations are strongly not recommended during the Full Moon!



Moon Aspects

5° 22’ Virgo Full Moon Saturday, February 24, 7:30 am ET

  • Moon (Virgo) Opposes Sun (Pisces) Conjunct

  • Mercury Conjunct Saturn (Pisces)

  • Moon (Virgo) Trine Jupiter (Taurus)

  • Venus (Aquarius) Conjunct Mars Square Jupiter (Taurus)

  • Sun (Pisces) Conjunct Mercury Conjunct Saturn Sextile Jupiter (Taurus)


The Sun conjunct Saturn and Mercury in Pisces, opposite the Moon in Virgo. The Sun will sextile Jupiter and the Moon will trine Jupiter. Venus and Mars conjunct Pluto in Aquarius, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, sextile Pluto, and Chiron conjunct the North Node. There are two stelliums and two conjunctions with the Moon off on her own, and this lunation will be imaginative, intuitive, and sensitive, with the potential for great inspiration in visionary creative ideas. There is a feeling of romance and dreaminess, and you can tune into the hidden realms, but also confused and spaced out and prone to miss important details.


This Moon will be influential and may help you discriminate and stay focused on reality, but also increase your nervous tension, which may not be welcome. Saturn will keep you on your feet and grounded and provide self-discipline. It would be best if you did creative work and spiritual practice. Saturn will encourage you to take responsibility for your dreams, and you can give form to your vision and make realistic plans infused with imagination, but he may also restrict access to the oceanic realm, and you may feel depressed or lacking energy. The Moon's opposition will trigger health issues and self-doubts, and you may feel grumpy and out of sorts. Remember that the Moon phases are passing, and the Moon will soon move on, and you’ll feel a bit lost, but do something useful, and you may feel better. Tap into support from Jupiter, who can bring a more expensive and positive perspective that will encourage you to believe in yourself and take a philosophical approach to self-acceptance.



Healing Gemstones & Crystals

Green Jade: This powerful calming stone promotes peace; use it when you need help keeping in flow. Green Jade supports you in making the necessary changes and shifts with the tides in your life.



Essential Oils


Rose geranium: promotes balance and harmony

Virgo Full Moon Blend

Directions:

To a 5ml colored glass, euro-dropper bottle, add your essential oils. Cap the bottle tightly and shake vigorously to blend oils thoroughly. Allow oils to synergize for 12 hours or longer before using.


Virgo Full Moon Meditation


Perform meditation from the Virgo Full Moon until the Last quarter waning Moon in Sagittarius on March 3rd.


What you will need:

  1. A white candle

  2. Essential oil or blend - use one of the recommended oils above or a combination.

    1. Ensure you are in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed.

    2. Light your white candle and inhale the scent of your essential oil.

    3. You can also scent your space before your meditation using an aroma diffuser.

    4. Gaze into the candle flame as you breathe fully and deeply and exhale any tension. The candle flame reflects your Divine heart center.

    5. Continue inhaling the scent of your oil and releasing any tension for 1-5 minutes.



Comment below on your thoughts on this Full Moon, and for help, let us know which house and planet you have, Virgo. Be sure to also subscribe and stay in the loop.





 

References:


— New Moon Astrology: The Secret of Astrological Timing to Make All Your Dreams Come True by Jan Spiller

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— 2024 Astrological Moon Calendar: with Empowerment Meditations, Angels, Affirmations, Crystals & Essential Oils by KG STILES

— Moon Magic: A Handbook of Lunar Cycles, Lore, and Mystical Energies (Mystical Handbook) by Aurora Kane

— Moon Power: Empowerment through cyclical living (A Conscious Guide) by Merilyn Keskulabh

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