The Virgo Full Moon brings a little discernment, a little clarity, a little organization to our chaos.
She reminds us that out of chaos the universe was born. That out of chaos primordial Haldane Soup gave way–when the spark of life was introduced—to an evolutionary process that ultimately gave birth to Mother Earth herself.
In short, the Virgo Full Moon reminds us that out of chaos comes clarity.
However, if you think you were supposed to be born with total clarity you are more than likely mistaken. It takes time for most of us to muddle through the meaning of our early lives and to put the metaphorical and concrete meanings of these events and experiences into some kind of coherent chronological, archetypal, psychological perspective.
Pisces energy is primordial, and the polarity between Virgo and Pisces is like the process of cooking the stew from which the ultimate meal is made. Initially what goes into that stew can be perceived as a random confusing hodge-podge of ingredients.
However, when the stew’s ingredients are blended together–transported from refrigerator to stove to table, & transposed from raw to fully cooked–only then are we able to serve up a nutritiously delicious fortifying meal.
From Chaos May Come Our Dancing Star!
The challenge is to find meaning in the Piscean archetype even though it’s often a muddled, confused, chaotic, swirling mess—like the finger painting by a child who can “see” the entire scene he’s depicting in his mind’s eye, but who’s creation does not actually explain itself…
How do we find meaning in this? We go to Virgo.
Virgo is an earth sign. It represents health, service, servitude, and our daily routine as it relates to the 6th House in our charts. Ruled by Mercury, Virgo has to do with what our intellect makes of the information it’s collected from different sources. Virgo is the portion of Mercury energy that processes this information, categorizes it, slots it into the appropriate file folders, then synthesizes and analyzes it in in order to draw a conclusion.
Virgo asks us to cite our sources, name our experts, quantify and qualify our experiments and keep track of their results. Yes, she can be a harsh task mistress, but she’s only trying to introduce to us the concept that we must back up our suppositions with fact.
It’s our Virgo energy that says: “Well, that’s an interesting idea…how do you think it would work in the real world? Can you show me some proof?” Once analyzed, this information can be instrumental in providing perspective to determine if a dream, vision, or plan will prove possible or impossible to implement.
Release Self-Criticism, Practice Discernment
The shadow side of Virgo energy can be ultra-perfectionism. But when the Full Moon shines its light on the Sun in Pisces, it introduces to the Piscean archetype its alter-ego energy, which says: “Wait. Stop. Have you vetted that idea through the logical process? Have you set it down on paper? Tested It out in the real world to see if the idea really will fly?”
In this way, the Virgo Full Moon urges us to release any ultra-perfectionist tendencies that ultimately do not serve our higher good. We may use our good judgment and objective analysis, but NOT to beat ourselves up with self-criticism!
This Virgo Full Moon may have a tough job to do this month because it opposes not only the Sun in Pisces but Neptune in Pisces as well. The Sun will then move forward to join with Neptune, the planet of confusion, illusion, and delusion on February 29.
Our dreams now may be chaotic, confusing, disorganized, seemingly prophetic, and potentially healing. Visions that reveal neither place nor time may be dismissed as unrealistic because they don’t fit nicely–yet–into the whole big picture jig saw puzzle of life.
However, the Virgo Full Moon asks: do your dreams, visions, and thoughts stand up to the test of manifest reality? Or, like many visions, are they simply ephemeral daydreams, mirages destined to evaporate the closer we seem to get to them?
She reminds us to evaluate, not necessarily eliminate, our dreams and visions—as they are still in their raw form, not yet analyzed as possible or impossible, practical or impractical…the Virgo Moon merely casts a sliver of light—a spotlight if you will—on the higher potential nature of such Piscean possibilities, which is that out of chaos clarity may be born…
So, if you are of a Piscean nature and your visions and dreams lead you to yearn for something more in this world—such as the perfect love, the perfect poem, the perfect anything—you’ll be tremendously assisted by the realization that such a perfect love or creation, once it stands the test of Virgoan scrutiny, may well survive in the more literal, physical world.
Remember, out of clarity comes…well, whatever you’ve been dreaming about—as long as you release any negative Virgo tendency toward self-criticism, and add a little practical, detail-oriented, analytic Virgo energy to your stew…