Full Moon in Virgo

The Full Moon in Virgo: Time For More Meaningful & Healing Practices

The Full Moon in Virgo on February 24 highlights a balance between pragmatism and intuition due to Mercury and Saturn's alignment with the Sun in Pisces. It's an ideal time for meditation, visualizing, and acknowledging your needs, particularly regarding health and personal growth. The period encourages grounded spirituality, releasing perfectionism, and honouring alone time. Self-awareness and compassion become key as subconscious patterns may surface, offering a chance for transformation and healing.

On the 24th of February, we have a full moon in the pragmatic, service-oriented earth sign Virgo, while on the opposite side of this full moon in Virgo, we have Mercury and Saturn joining forces with the Sun, all in the sign of Pisces.

This is a great time to tune into your intuition, fantasies, your subconscious, or your spiritual practices while also being sensitive to our own earthly needs and day-to-day obligations. We get to balance our desire for healing, dreaming, and escaping with practical but meaningful action. Mercury in Pisces adds great flavour to the full moon because it gives you the opportunity to conjure up creative ideas and intuitive downloads more than usual. The Full Moon in Virgo and Saturn in Pisces teach you to be realistic, patient, and grounded in your pursuits, whatever they may be.

In the next part, I want to share a couple of suggestions with you: things you can do to work with the energy of this Full Moon in Virgo. Read through it and pick one or two that make sense to you in your current situation. Perhaps this blog is the push in the back you needed to give yourself permission for doing something that’s been in your mind, like setting a boundary or planning alone time. Whatever the case is, make it your own and tune into that inner guidance system first and foremost.

Grounded Spirituality


Mercury is in Pisces right now, opposite of the full moon in Virgo. Also, a full moon is a culmination point or release. It’s moments like this when you are most likely to receive new insights, especially with these aspects. Meditation can be an incredible way to gain insight into your own subconscious patterns and inner feelings or thoughts. If you’ve been feeling a bit ungrounded lately, meditate with the purpose to become present. Don’t assign any purpose to your meditation practice. On the other hand, if you primarily seek clarity, meditation as a way to reflect and receive answers can be helpful. Sit or lay down in a meditative position, and ask your higher self or spirit guides to reveal to you what you need to know.

Visualization & Imagination

Mercury in Pisces gives all of us a boost in our imaginative abilities, so if you are actively manifesting something, this might be a superpower. It’s a great time to let your imagination run free, so coming up with creative ideas or using visualization to boost your manifestation process is the perfect activity for this Full Moon in Virgo.

Both Virgo and Pisces are highly sensitive, psychic signs. Around this time, it might be helpful to write any ideas and gut feelings down. You don’t have to take action on any of them immediately, but it can help to create clarity. If you want to, you can make a list of all the ideas you still have in your mind. Just write all of them down, whether they are relevant or not. However, this is only helpful if you have a lot of ideas in your mind and you aren’t sure which one to take action on.

Another idea is to incorporate visualization into your Full Moon ritual. Sit down in a quiet environment, close your eyes, and imagine yourself living a day in your most fulfilling life. Take a couple of minutes to allow yourself the time to see what comes up. What is different from your current life? Is there something you can do now, realistically, that gets you a little bit closer to that dream reality?

Finding Meaning

Virgo wants to feel like what they do has meaning, which they achieve by doing things that benefit themselves or others in a holistic or practical way. Some of you might feel ready to change something to make it more useful (or meaningful) for yourself and others in a practical sense. Maybe you’ve been keeping something for yourself, like a creative activity or spiritual practice for example, but lately, it hasn’t given you the same fulfillment as it used to. In that case, sharing it in service to others or turning it into something more useful might be the thing you need. This isn’t true for everyone though, because we all need time and space to things for ourselves! If this is a message that if meant for you, you’ll know.

Inspired Action

Grounding Ideas

This Pisces and Virgo axis might be highlighting where you are being too ungrounded or too practical. Pisces doesn’t stick to a perfect plan, or any plan at all for that matter. Rather, they go with the flow of life, living intuitively, without giving themselves the pressure that everything they do needs to be somehow useful. This is a beautiful way of living, but if you’ve been spending a lot of time focused on the intangible or spiritual, you might be running into problems like feeling ungrounded, confused, or seeing little progress in your day-to-day life. In that case, you may find yourself craving more routine, order, or healthier habits.

My coach recently explained to me how important it is to balance thinking (dreaming) with doing (integrating) in order to become successful and happy in life. No matter which one you naturally do more, it helps to take a moment to write down ideas in order to create mental clarity. Pick one thing to focus on and identify one small action step or change you want to make.

Release Perfectionism

Virgo can be flexible too (it is a mutable sign, after all), but can get stuck in planning or weighing options when they don’t feel secure enough. Self-criticism, perfectionism, and overthinking can be a problem for those of you who are prone to it (calling myself out here), and this Full Moon might highlight it. The thing is, sometimes you want to do something out of pure curiosity, fun, or just because you can, and Virgo can find that a bit difficult sometimes. Perhaps you feel that your life lacks creativity, flow, or spirituality. Daily responsibilities or overthinking can interfere with these aspects, which is completely normal and happens to everyone. Try to slow down and engage in activities that you feel drawn to at the moment, even if they don’t seem productive or useful.

For more tips to help with overthinking: https://irisemmy.com/4-tips-to-decrease-overthinking-and-increase-clarity/

Honouring Needs

Health & Healing

Around this time of the Full Moon in Virgo, any health issues, even deficiencies, might come to light. Virgo rules the house related to health, and so that might be a significant topic at this time. This can go a little bit deeper for some of you, meaning that you might become aware of how you’ve been subconsciously sabotaging your own health. For example, taking on too much responsibility for an extended period might be impacting your mental health right now. If there are any mild issues related to your health, mental or physical, around this time it might be impossible to ignore and adjustments in your lifestyle are needed to improve your wellbeing. Besides health issues, you may just notice you feel overwhelmed or overstimulated, which is just as important to pay attention to. Whatever the case is, this is not the time to ignore your own needs! Make sure to contact a medical professional for the appropriate care you need, before making drastic changes or drawing your own conclusions.

Allow Alone Time

Coming back to honouring your needs; both Pisces and Virgo crave and need enough alone time. Virgo is represented by the Hermit in tarot, which signifies the desire for contemplation and a search for inner truth. Allow yourself the time and space to reflect & contemplate, whether you do that by journaling, meditating, walking, or just staring at the ceiling. As long as you allow yourself to take a break from the demands of the world, especially if you haven’t done that enough lately.

Deeper Self-Awareness

Knowledge Is Power.

When you learn about the root of an issue, you have the understanding and knowledge needed to identify the appropriate next step for positive change. Without this knowledge, you remain in the dark about how to transform or solve something. When you learn why it happened in the first place, you learn how to move forward.

Pisces rules the 12th house, which also includes karma, the subconscious, endings, the hidden and healing. When the Sun, Mercury and Saturn reside there, it signifies a time where subconscious, hidden karmic patterns can come to light. If there’s a limiting karmic pattern your higher self wants you to reflect on, you might face it right now.

Be mindful not to get stuck in a cycle of ruminating on past pains, in which case it’s best to consult a therapist about it. Depending on how deeply you feel the effect of this, it might be helpful to reach out to a licensed therapist or coach. Someone who is qualified will help you to work through difficult feelings, beliefs, or habits, by giving you the right guidance and techniques.

Practice Self-compassion.

The energy of this full moon feels like hidden patterns are suddenly being highlighted. This isn’t easy because it’s like your blindfold (or rose-coloured glasses) is ripped off your eyes, and suddenly you see the raw, naked, ugly truth. It can help you understand a certain issue in more depth than you did before, perhaps about yourself or maybe a larger issue in the world that has been weighing on your heart.

Be kind to yourself when this happens and allow yourself the time to deal with the arising feelings of anger or sadness. For example, it can be tempting to react a bit too hastily after confronting a painful truth, which is totally normal but not helpful. Initially, your nervous system will be dysregulated, which means it can be difficult to see clearly and take productive action. Deep belly breathing can help regulate the nervous system, as well as other healthy coping mechanisms.

On the positive side, when the dust has settled (and it will), you will have the clarity and power to make a positive change. Anger and sadness can be the sacred motivator for your greatest transformation, but you’ll never know unless you face the shadows.

Concluding the Full Moon in Virgo

In conclusion, February’s intense Full Moon in Virgo invites you to delve into self-awareness, healing, and grounded spirituality. The alignment of Mercury and Saturn with the Sun in Pisces offers a unique balance between intuition, fantasy, and practicality.

As we navigate this energy, grounding practices like meditation and visualisation become essential. Embracing creativity and allowing your imagination to flourish aligns with the potent influences of Mercury in Pisces. The blog suggests actionable steps to honour the energy, urging you to find meaning in your pursuits and embrace inspired action.

The emphasis on self-awareness, especially in releasing perfectionism and balancing dreaming with doing, resonates strongly. Virgo’s inclination towards practicality and Pisces’ affinity for the intangible are explored, urging you to find harmony between the two.

Honouring needs, particularly in health and healing, is highlighted, emphasizing the importance of acknowledging physical and mental well-being. The significance of alone time is underlined, drawing from the Hermit archetype of Virgo.

I want to conclude with a powerful reminder about the transformative power of self-compassion. Hopefully, it encourages you to face hidden patterns with kindness, using anger and sadness as catalysts for positive change. Ultimately, the Full Moon in Virgo serves as a guide towards deeper self-awareness, urging all of us to navigate our shadows and emerge with clarity and empowerment.

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