Date: March 7, 2023
In my article on how to work with moon phases, I describe the full moon as a time to celebrate, express gratitude, and identify what needs to be released from your life.
The Full Moon reflects the sun’s light back to us, so it’s a good practice during the full moon to be mindful of what life is reflecting back to us.
What energy (or intentions) are you putting out into the world, and how is it being reflected back to you?
Virgo is an Earth sign associated with purity, self-care, wellness, and service to others.
While the Virgo New Moon in late summer is a good time to set intentions for self-care and wellness as you slip into the autumn and winter season, The Virgo Full Moon is a time to fully embrace it as winter eases its grip and you find yourself moving into springtime.
At this time, the days grow longer, the temperatures warm, and I begin to see the first signs of spring. I naturally begin to come out of hibernation.
It’s a good time to shift my diet toward healthier foods, and re-commit to any health resolutions I made at the New Year.
Under the light of the Virgo Full Moon, ask yourself these questions (and journal about them!):
- How does my current situation reflect my negative self-talk and beliefs?
- What is one tiny change I can make to my wellness routine (ie: stretching every day, drink a daily green smoothie, cut added sugar intake by half).
- What do I need to release from my life? (ie: toxic friends, a toxic job, clutter, etc..) What tiny action can I do right now to minimize its affect on my mood/energy/mindset?
- What do I need in order to recharge so that I can be of service to my partner, family, work, the world?
Challenges During The Full Moon In Virgo
Because the full moon can amplify feelings and emotions, it’s a good time to check in with where you might need to restore balance to your life.
During the full moon in Virgo, you may need to take a step back, practice some self-care, and recharge.
Are you giving too much of yourself to others? Do you allow yourself time to recharge?
Grounding and reflection help me during the full moon in Virgo. I do this through journaling, guided grounding meditation, and practicing simple rituals that quiet my mind and restore energy balance.
Tracy has some fantastic breathing exercises and grounding meditations in the member dashboard that will help a lot.
Full Moon In Virgo Correspondences
Element: Earth (Virgo is an earth sign).
Season: Late winter (The Virgo Full Moon occurs during the late winter, opposite the Virgo New Moon, which happens during late summer).
Candle Color: White (purification), yellow-green, green.
Crystals/Stones: Rainbow moonstone and selenite/satin spar are my go-to full moon stones to work with during the full moon).
Additional stones to work with during the Virgo Full Moon include green kyanite, jade, jasper, peridot, clear quartz, diamond, and carnelian.
Herbs/Tea: Rosemary, lavender, mugwort.
Essential Oils/Incense: Rosemary, lavender, eucalyptus, vetiver, tea tree.
Animal: Some animals that I associate with the Virgo moon include Wolf (finding your way/serving your pack), Lynx (finding strength in solitude), Snow Leopard (tapping into intuition).
Full Moon In Virgo Rituals
Here are a few rituals that you can do under the Virgo Full Moon:
1) Virgo Full Moon Tarot
The tarot card associated with Virgo is The Hermit (IX). The hermit archetype is about stepping away from the crowd and looking inward for answers.
Sometimes, we need a quiet stillness to tap into our own inner-wisdom and guidance. Now is not the time to doubt our higher self and get caught up in the conflicting opinions of others, who only project their own fears and beliefs onto us.
The Hermit signals that we know our truth, but we need to take a “time out” to take care of ourselves and quiet our surroundings, so that we can tune in.
Place The Hermit card on your full moon altar, or incorporate it into this simple Release/Receive tarot spread (I place it between these two cards in a spread).
Self-care doesn’t require a lot of time and effort. In fact, incorporating a couple 5-10 minute rituals into your day can make a huge difference.
During the Virgo Full Moon, pick one of our favorite self care rituals that take less than 10 minutes and do it!
Full moons can often cause me to feel ungrounded, so I reach for a cup of Ground Yourself herbal tea (available in our shop) to ease anxiety, restlessness, and tension at this time.
Tracy has some wonderful breathing and grounding exercises in Lunar Balance, as well!
3) Full Moon Journaling
I write in my journal every day, but I always spend a little extra time journaling under the light of Full Moons.
The Full Moon in Virgo is a good time to write about what you need so that you can feel whole and energetic, so you can serve others and be the best you can be in all areas of your life.
If you did the tarot/oracle spread above, then journal about the cards you pulled.
What do you need to release? How can you release this? Is there any resistance or hesitation about releasing it? Why?
What are you making space for? Do you believe you deserve to receive it? Why or why not?