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  • FULL MOON IN VIRGO 22ND FEBRUARY 2016

  • halloween_nightThere will be a Full Moon at 3°33’ of the sign of Virgo on February 22nd. Virgo is a mutable Earth sign ruled by Mercury.

    Full Moons are also known to be times when things climax, when we decide that enough is enough for certain aspects of our life because we avert an intensified conflict between two major areas of our life and we need to find a way to honour both. They shine a light on the area that is “hidden” and in this case, in traditional astrology, all matters concerning the 6th house and the sign of Virgo. This is certainly more evident when the Full Moon closely aspects any personal planets or angles in your chart (2-4° of the mutable signs: Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces and Gemini), it also depends on the houses involved in your individual chart.

    The house axis in traditional astrology which is involved in this Full Moon is the 6th – 12th one, Virgo-Pisces; intellect vs intuition, effort vs surrender, judgement vs compassion etc.

    Virgo and the 6th house respect the physical body and thus fitness regimes and diet which are involved in the healthy functioning of our bodies. Its shadow side however tends to treat the body as a slave, pushing it to its physical limits until injury or illness force us to pay attention. Virgo is very discriminating and delights in helping people, its shadow part tends to judge and falls into servitude by keeping itself over-occupied in the hope of escaping feelings of powerlessness and loneliness.

    This Full Moon could thus be a good moment to step-up the ways that aid our emotional well-being.

    In his book “Moon Phase Astrology”, author Raven Kaldera calls this Virgo Moon phase the “Spinner’s Moon” – he or she who spins the thread of life for each and every one of us. On this Full Moon he suggests that we count our web of obligations, whom we owe, who owes us and how we feel about these obligations. And, moreover, who will be there to catch us should we fall? For him, this is also a good time to render service to others in a selfless way.

    The Sabian symbol for 4° Virgo is “Black and white children play together happily.” Which could be interpreted as an overcoming of socio-cultural prejudices.

    Which area of your chart is this Full Moon illuminating?

    Bibliography

    Kaldera R. (2011) “Moon Phase Astrology” pp. 207-209, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont. USA

    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. pp 152-153, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA