This month the full moon in Virgo involves the Virgo/Pisces axis. The perfectionistic Virgo meets the mystical hippy, Pisces. A gross generalization to be sure, however, there is much truth in that description.
Combining these Energies
Immerse yourself in the energies of pragmatism and mysticism. Virgo, an earth sign, is very pragmatic and wants to pay attention to details. Everything needs to be in order, to be perfect and in good form. Pisces lives in the emotional realm of water and says, “embrace the mystery, live in the unknown, be fluid, reach up to the realms of unity and oneness”. The full moon in Virgo brings these two energies together inviting us to become the practical mystic, joining heaven and earth.
Healing through purification vs. dissolving all obstacles to oneness
Virgo is the symbol of the Mother, of the earth, of matter. She gives birth to the Christ, the consciousness of unconditional love. To have a healthy container in which to gestate this new life she must purify her body, the substance of her physical being. So, she pays very close attention to her physical health and eliminates any substance that might prove toxic to her system. Pisces heals through letting the cleansing streams of water dissolve and wash away any hindrances. She heals the wounds of separation so that she may better embody her connectedness to all that is.
Reason vs. faith
Virgo thinks logically. She wants A + B to equal C. She wants her lists, her organizer, her day planned out in detail. She believes in what she can see and touch. Pisces says, “Have a little faith. Let things unfold, put your trust in the unseen worlds.”
“Virgo works. Harder than it should. It is driven to perfect the skills it acquires so that it may be of service to the whole. Pisces, the sign opposite Virgo, is the whole.” (Chani Nicholas)
Here are two of the transits that occur this month around the full moon in Virgo. Pisces and Virgo are in direct opposition to the planets Neptune and Mars. This combination can make us move impulsively without giving the consequences much consideration. Actions taken in haste may lack sufficient follow-through. Neptune brings in the energy of confusion and foggy thinking so there may be confusion and forgetfulness. The thoughts that come may not manifest into definitive action. With Neptunian energy we may have access to our intuition however we might begin to question the accuracy of our feelings since the nudges from Neptune may be subtle. Sometimes it’s hard to trust our inner knowing when it doesn’t appear to be based on rational thought. Tuning more deeply into the wisdom of the body may help us develop a deeper level of trust in our intuitive knowing.
Jupiter and Sagittarius also play a role in this month’s astrology. They form a T-square which indicates a struggle between truth and faith. This configuration demonstrates the need to bring down our highest intuitive knowing into physical reality. We need to do more than reflect. We now must take solid, concrete action.
Questions for contemplation:
How can I bring the vision that Pisces creates into manifestation in the physical world?
How can I blend my head (logic, rational) with my heart (faith, surrender)?
Am I willing to surrender to the will of my Soul and trust it will lead me to where I need to be?