A virtuous Virgo Full Moon

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.  Henry David Thoreau

We’d be lost at sea, dreaming our life away, except for the grounding feet of a practical Virgo Full Moon this Monday.  Separating the wheat from chaff is the discerning wisdom Virgo brings.  The symbol for Virgo is a virgin holding a sheaf of grain.  She represents the ability to harvest wisdom and competence from the fields of life experience.  

Venus, the goddess of love, joins the Pisces swim team this Monday, just two hours after the Full Moon.  Venus is in her exaltation in Pisces, where love rises to universal compassion for all mankind.  It’s a call to love.  

♡ Date Night:  Venus & Mars
Compatibility for lovers!  Venus and Mars are finally in the same sign, for the first time since June 22-July 5th, 2011, when both lovers were in curious head-tripping Gemini. Now in Pisces they say,  “I see you for who you truly are.” Dreamy, soft-hearted partners,  sweetly playful, but a little moody.

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.  Jim Rohn

The Force of Good Orderly Direction is with you.
Here’s your horoscope for the week of  February 24, 2013:
(★ Astrology Wonks see bottom of page)

Aries  ♈ (March 20-April 19)
You’ll start your week with the strange urge to clean out your closets! Your appreciation of simplicity is heightened under the influence of the orderly Virgo Moon, and you’ll even find yourself most comfortable with less attention to the world at large.  You want the little things in your life to be in order.  In your relationships this week, the Virgo Moon energy will bring you unusual kindnesses, and you’ll naturally feel like paying it forward and helping those less fortunate.  
 
Taurus  ♉ (April 20-May 20)
Under the influence of the Virgo Full Moon you’ll take care of business, and happily delve into that pile of  papers in the top drawer.  Everyone needs a junk drawer, except Virgo.  You simply won’t want to tolerate the mess!  Enjoy a time of feeling quietly appreciative of the little things of life, even the perfection of having a clean space all around you.  You may feel a little stiff this week when it comes to opening up your feelings, since you’re trying to avoid gushy displays of affection. Forget it!  You’re swimming in the emotionally sensitive deep waters of Pisces, so your feeling are bigger than life.

Gemini  (May 21-June 20)
The Virgo Full Moon on Monday starts your week with a heightened sensitivity to disorder, which makes it easy for  you to be overwhelmed by pressure and stress from the work you do.   Try not to worry ito the bundle of stuff you're thinking about.  It’s important to you now to have the everyday details life running smoothly, for this is when you’ll feel most contentment.  Virgo’s favorite business is taking care of the honey-do lists, and you’ll actually enjoying running errands, paying bills, and balancing your budget. Stay away from rescuing lost puppies!

Cancer  (June 21-July 21)
You’re an early riser, ready to take on the day with enthusiasm! If you feel unhappy under this week’s Full Moon in Virgo, it’s because you’ve caught the critical side of this vibe and are being fussy about details and intolerant of your imperfections. You’re too aware of the details, which can lead you to be self-critical.  You need a project that you can call your own, and the space to do what you want to do.  In good orderly fashion.  Just don’t withdraw into your shell, for you can be the down to earth person who has a lot to give others.   Your sensitivity is  on high alert  now that the goddess of love  in Pisces adds a double dose of empathy.  Do turtle--pull in and rest often.

Leo  ♌ (July 22-August 22)
Lions are not fond of swimming and never live in underground tunnels!  All the  water and earth energy in the  stars right now can make you feel smothered and gasping for creative air.   In desperation, trying to get things done, you may resort to nagging as a way to get the cooperation of others.   Behavior that’s totally  beneath you!    Happiness comes with staying generally busy and quietly happy as you attend to life’s little details.  Aim for a simple existence,  content with small successes.  

Virgo  (August 23-September 22)
People can count on you this week to be reliable, trustworthy, and impeccable with your word, which is why others will turn to you for help and advice.  As long as you feel appreciated, you’ll help take care of other people’s needs, even straightening out their tax receipts for them!  As a Virgo you are very body-aware, so keep it positive, not critical.  Compliment yourself regularly this week, whether you feel like it or not.  Put stickies on your bathroom mirror to remind you how lovable and perfect you truly are.  

Libra  (September 23-October 22)
Expect some shyness this week if you meet new people, and wait to get comfortable with them before you open up, which you’ll eventually do.  If you fall into the Virgo Moon’s trap of micromanaging, you’ll feel restless and nervous because right now it is harder to see the big picture.    Actually, now’s a time when you’ll feel most content just paying your bills, balancing your budget, and finding security in the little things in life.  Wednesday is awesome!  The Moon dances gracefully into your intellectual skies with diplomatic tools galore,  electric surprises, and opulent gifts  that are artistically wrapped.  You’re on a roll.

Scorpio  ♏  (October 23-November 21)
“Whatever” is not a word or attitude that you’ll feel like operating under this week.  If this week’s Full Moon finds you without a steady routine or a satisfying job or two, you’ll experience the worst of it’s critical nature.   You need to feel useful this week since idle hands are unacceptable to your service oriented Virgo mood.  It's best to express your affections for the people you care about in little, but practical, ways.  You may feel uncharacteristically shy in love, and easily intimidated about sexual advances.  Still, you’re receptive and open to possibilities.

Sagittarius  (November 22-December 20)
You could be accused of being an underachiever this week, but actually it’s just you enjoying an unassuming posture and living the simple life.  The detail oriented Virgo Full Moon can shake your self-confidence, since your focus is brought down to the trees rather than the forest.  You hate to miss the big picture!  But, it’s a perfect time to do your taxes and pay your bills.  In fact, you’ll find peace of mind through good orderly direction in the details of your life.   As much as you might want to,  when it comes to romance this is not a time to commit.

Capricorn  ♑ (December 21-January 19)
If you notice yourself being very skeptical about people and facts, it’s the effect of this week's Full Moon in Virgo.  You may not be able to stop yourself from poking holes in your own positive beliefs and rejecting faith as “blind.”  The committee in your head may be maddeningly critical this week, insisting that everything have a practical purpose with no room for “frivolity.”  After all, there’s so much that needs to be done! Random acts of kindness are the perfect expression of this energy, and will add to your self-confidence and your effectiveness in the world.   

Aquarius  (January 20-February 17)
This week you’re at your best when you feel useful and needed.  You love to be of service, which is greatly heightened by the Virgo Full Moon.  If somebody needs help, you’re the first to jump up and take on the task, no matter how small.   Your challenge is not to feel like the victim of a rigid routine (you love your freedom!), and freak out when your plans are messed up.  Find a job or project in which you can use the positive side of Virgo’s analytical energy.  Use it to create business success, even if you feel like you’re micromanaging.

Pisces  ♓  (February 18-March 19)

Since you are a dreamer, the Virgo Moon’s insistence on practicality can dampen your creativity this week.  Allow for your faith to be “blind” and stick with your intuition, you can totally trust it right now.  Get grounded and firm about your boundaries, for that is your challenge under this Full Moon. That being said, you’re in for a lovely, sweetly playful, time.  Unconditional love surrounds you, and you can be accepted for all that you are inside.

✶ Astrology Wonks
Moon plows her way into the fertile soil of Virgo at 10:52 PM, PST, this Sunday on her way to opposing the Pisces Sun at the Full Moon peak Monday at 12:26 PM, PST.  


At 1:09 AM, PST, Tuesday morning Mental Mercury joins forces with Warrior Mars for a mental workout.  It’s take your brain to the gym day!  Then ,  the Virgo Moon opposes both of them.  Your mind will be doing cartwheels!


The Moon dances gracefully into the intellectual skies of Libra this Wednesday morning at 5:02 AM.  Cooperation, balance and diplomatic tools.  Then the Libra Moon opposes electric Uranus at 5:11 pm, and goes on to enjoy Jupiter’s opulent gifts (Moon trine Jupiter) at 6:36 PM.


Venus conjuncts Neptune at 5:36 AM, PST this Thursday to raise our love to new spiritual heights.

The Moon moves into intense Scorpio at 9:34 AM Friday, then trines Neptune Friday afternoon at 3:02.  Intense, deep sensuality.    
Posted on February 23, 2013 .