|("Virgo", Artist: Stephanie Pui-Mun Law http://www.shadowscapes.com/image.php?lineid=24&bid=591|
For those of you who read my monthly moon postings, I had to take a break from them. I started a new gig just before the holidays, and my free time was cut into considerably while I made the adjustment. Have had a few people ask me if I was going to start back up again, and I think I have my time balanced a bit better now, so…
February’s Full Moon falls on the 25th of this month at 3:28 PM/EST, and is positioned in the sign of Virgo. This lunation is a chatty one. Most people will have a lot to say, and won’t hesitate to say it. This moon is also set to illuminate some of the finer details of your life. If there are any areas of your life that need some adjusting and/or improving, expect them to bubble to the surface. Full Moons not only resemble a celestial spotlight, this Virgo Moon will act as one shining on personal projects already in motion. This revealing light will make areas that need correcting more obvious.
A Mars-Mercury conjunction in the sign of Pisces is the culprit behind the free flowing communication during this cycle. Mercury became retrograde as of February 23rd (and will remain so until March 17th), so that’s where the communication push begins. Mercury and Mars putting their heads together can be tense, and things said can be sharp and intended to wound. The fact that they are conjoined in the sign of Pisces tempers that quite a bit…a good situation for some mellow Piscean vibes. Even though you may get sick and tired of hearing about some issues over and over, it’s good to tough it out. The seemingly endless chatter could be leading to a light at the end of the tunnel, and a resolution.
Virgo is a perfectionist, and can be quite analytical at times. The Virgo Moon speaks to organization and keeping an eagle eye on details. Don’t go halfway on things leaving them incomplete. See things started through to their conclusion. There is great potential for some breakthroughs during this lunation. Jupiter signals they could very well be big, while Pisces and Virgo say they could be emotional or intellectual respectively.
|("Virgo", Artist David Palladini)|
The Piscean Sun conjoins the Moon and Chiron, both in Virgo. This aspect represents the potential for purification. It’s a time to heal wounds that have been festering for some time. Also a healer, Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn are in harmonious aspect to the lunar axis. This adds to the healing energy with emphasis on older issues. Be patient in letting them go.
Still sextile to Jupiter in Gemini is Uranus in Aries. In addition, Aries is semi-sextile the Pisces Sun and inconjunct the Virgo Moon. We have all heard the saying about patience being a virtue. Uranus will most likely try that patience. Don’t be surprised if others seem too demanding, and want to move forward on certain things without any discussion. It’s advised to at least think about their way of doing things, and to not throw it all away just yet. You may find that it holds weight and can be of use down the line. When others are ‘gung-ho’ about something, we might let it rub us the wrong way without giving things a fair shot. Try to not be overly critical of others (yourself included). Try to keep your perspective no matter what.
Still in need of some romance this month? Shortly after the Full Moon, Venus will exit Aquarius to move into Pisces to conjoin Neptune in Pisces. It’s a perfect time to play the romance card with your significant other.
For the Virgo Full Moon lunation, work on cleaning up your act and refining your life. With balance comes serenity. Always stay focused on the big picture, and look forward – not back. Also, make some time to do something for others...it will only add to the enrichment of your own life.
|(Photo: h. koppdelaney)|
The following excerpt is from the Farmer's Almanac:
- Full Snow Moon - February Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February's Full Moon the Full Snow Moon. Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult.