This month’s full moon reaches its peak in the early morning hours of February 27th, and this is called the ‘snow moon’ due to the heavy snow that typically falls in February.
Virgo is an earth sign that rules the 6th house of health and work in astrology. Virgo’s ruling planet is Mercury which is connected to speech, thinking and the mind as well as travel. As Mercury will have been direct for about a week, now is a good time to think about a diet or exercise program if you are inclined in this direction. After all, spring is barely 3 weeks away!
Sometimes with a moon in Virgo health concerns can arise so if this is the case, see a Dr. and take care of any concern or issue you may experience. This moon does not however, mean you will have health problems, and it would not bring anything like this on that does not already exist, so there is no reason for unnecessary worry, and Virgo is prone to worry.
Virgo is known as a critical thinking sign, and is associated with clear thinking and especially detail. This is the perfect Moon for planning, researching, or examining facts before reaching important decisions. Facts will become important and this moon may seem like a grounding influence which is a positive thing on the heels of the 1st powerful Uranus-Saturn square of the year.
Critical thinking is an asset but overly critical thinking or being critical of others is not, and this too is a Virgo tendency. This is something to be aware of as we approach this moon, and alternatively you could feel that others are too critical of you. Sometimes Virgo can get too caught up in the minutia and fail to see the bigger picture so bear this in mind.
As with any full moon this one can bring things to the surface that have been overlooked or not realized. If this is the case Virgo can give us the tenacity and mental depth to make important decisions once we have the facts.
The Sun opposes the Moon as it does on every full moon as well as Venus. At times Moon-Venus oppositions can indicate hypersensitivity in love, but this aspect can also relate to a laid back and easy going type of energy. Sun-Moon oppositions can bring your family and most intimate relationships to the forefront and create opposing pressures but this does not always have to be the case.
As Saturn is still square Uranus we could see some unexpected and unpredictable events, particularly in the US. This powerful Saturn-Uranus energy will be with us most of the year. In the US, the Moon squares Uranus (in the US chart) creating unexpected situations, news and an excitable public. Uranus is involved with electricity, technology, the internet and computers, hacking, explosions and extreme weather situations.
This Moon trines Uranus which is a harmonious and upbeat aspect. Moon-Uranus transits can bring about unexpected events, but in this case it would be a harmonious event. This aspect can give us self awareness, a desire for freedom, creativity, and a new way of looking at old problems. Change can flow more smoothly without the chaos that often accompanies it. This can make this moon ideal for making changes, breaking bad habits or leaving unhealthy relationships. It is also possible a chance encounter could occur.
Mars is trine Pluto in Capricorn which can bring about intensified energies, willpower and constructive accomplishment. We may have a desire for the finer things in life especially our connections with others which we may find especially rewarding at this time.
The energy of this moon will last two weeks or until March 13th when the New Moon in Pisces occurs.