Dates: 2020: March 9 | 2021: February 27
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?
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.
Essential Oils/Incense: Rosemary, lavender, eucalyptus, vetiver, tea tree.
Garden: There isn’t much to do in my zone 5 garden this time of year besides plan, and wait.
Since asters, goldenrod, and helenium all came to bloom during the Virgo New Moon, I will work the dried blossoms that I harvested late last summer into my Virgo Full Moon rituals.
Snowdrops often pop up this time of year, and may be the first flower that you see in your garden close to the Virgo Full Moon.
Narcissus (daffodils) also have an association with the sign of Virgo.
Animal: Some animals that I associate withe 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 Ritual
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.
A simple Full Moon in Virgo tarot spread might include placing the Hermit card down in front of you.
Then pull two additional, random cards from the deck. Place one to the right of The Hermit and the other to the left.
The one on the left is what you need to release, the one on the right is what you need to embrace.
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 on of our favorite self care rituals that take less than 10 minutes and do it!
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.