The moon is on her way to being full this Saturday February 24 in the earthy sign of Virgo at 6:30 am CST. Full moons occur every month when the sun and moon are in opposite signs at the exact same degree; for this particular full moon the sun will be at 5 degrees of Pisces while the moon will be in the opposite sign of Virgo at 5 degrees. Full moons create a sense of tension and instability. Trying to maintain a sense of balance can feel challenging. In astrology the moon rules moods and emotions so we can feel a bit crazy and out of control. Full moons can bring situations to completion and they can cast light on what was previously hidden in our lives.

Keywords and the Full Moon in Virgo: To get an idea about what we can expect during this particular full moon we can look at some keywords associated with Virgo: perfectionism, neurosis, analysis, criticism, productivity, dexterity, industrious, virtue, moderation, precision, competence, exact, logical, organization, methodical, tense, worried, cleanliness.  

Elements and the Full Moon in Virgo: Each of the twelve zodiac signs can be divided by element and there are four elements; fire, earth, air and water. Virgo belongs to the earth element meaning this is a sign that places emphasis on the practical and the useful. Earth signs place an emphasis on tangible results. Virgo takes a practical approach to life. Being purposeful and patient is also important to earth signs.

We also have to talk about the water element. During this full moon in Virgo we have the sun, Mercury, Saturn and Neptune in the watery sign of Pisces. The water signs place extra emphasis on feelings, moods, intuition and relationships. Although the sun and moon are in opposite signs (Virgo/Pisces) their respective elements, earth (Virgo) and water (Pisces), actually complement one another. An emphasis of earth and water in this full moon chart means we’re looking for security and stability in order to feel safe. When we take this a step further and look at the modality of Virgo and Pisces we see they are both mutable signs meaning these two signs can be flexible and adaptable. The flexibility and mutability of these two signs can help us consider alternative options and solutions instead of clinging stubbornly to just one way of looking at a situation in our lives. The mutable nature of this full moon can aid us in trying something new.

6th House and the Full Moon in Virgo: Not only are there twelve signs but there’s also twelve astrological houses. Each sign of the zodiac has a natural connection or rulership over one of these twelve houses and for Virgo that would be the 6th House.

Keywords linked to the 6th House: service, work/job, diet/health, illness, habits, daily routine, pets/small animals and neatness.

The full moon in Virgo is a time to clean up our act so to speak. Since Virgo is linked to the 6th House and the 6th House is linked to health this would be the perfect time to clean up our diet. The full moon in Virgo says it’s time to show our physical body some love. If our environment is cluttered and all over the place this is the time to get ourselves organized. Getting organized doesn’t solely apply to our homes since the 6th House is linked to our job this means our work space may need an overhaul also. One word of warning; as we get our act together we need to avoid the dark side of Virgo energy which is perfectionism. We are aiming for progress and improvement not perfection.

Kevin Casey is an astrologer and card reader who first encountered metaphysics in 1991 through the spiritual text A Course in Miracles. He began his reading practice in 2003 and joined Body Mind & Soul as a reader in 2007. His blend of astrology, numerology, and Tarot make for fascinating and insightful readings, and his undying passion for pop music allows him to look at popular culture through astrological and metaphysical eyes.

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February 23, 2024 — Denise Welling