Full Moon in Virgo : Sunday, March 12th : 7:54 AM PST
The moon in Virgo in the 6th house opens a doorway for the parts of us who desire to be of service in tangible and beautiful ways. A keen eye for detail, and sensitive physical intelligence are among the ways this Virgo moon invites us to notice the ebb and flow of our own life force.
Do you move and make choices to be of service that are life-enhancing? Or is the sensitivity of your skin telling you there is a leak in the vessel somewhere that needs tending to?
Because the Virgo moon opens up our tender inner world it may be that you find yourself attempting to repress, control or overly manage your emotions – or your outer circumstances. This kind of rote management is one way this delicate sign copes with the intensity of their desire to steward what is holy.
Busyness, control, and criticism of self or other are all fantastic hiding places for the vulnerable parts of us too beautiful to face. Those parts know that truly offering in service will change both ourselves and the world.
As David Whyte says; “I want to know if you are prepared to live in the world with its harsh need to change you.”
It might be a wonderful moon to gather up into your loving awareness any fragmented control mechanisms that you find you default to when things matter most.
Then thank your protective parts while choosing to lean in to another way. One such mechanism that I find very common among both men and women in contemporary western culture is our distortion of perfection. It might be helpful to remember that Virgo is a sign of the maiden, who is autonomous and free, answering only to nature as her guide. This part of us is in service of true beauty, which is not always lovely or perfect in the way our culture defines it.
Blessings to you and your desire to be of service. May it shape you so!
“It doesn’t interest me if there is one God or many gods.
I want to know if you belong or feel abandoned.
If you know despair or can see it in others.
I want to know if you are prepared to live in the world with its harsh need to change you. If you can look back with firm eyes saying this is where I stand.
I want to know if you know how to melt into that fierce heat of living falling toward the center of your longing.
I want to know if you are willing to live, day by day, with the consequence of love and the bitter unwanted passion of your sure defeat.
I have been told, in that fierce embrace, even the gods speak of God.
— David Whyte
For more self-study, The Urban Howl recommends Llewellyn’s 2016 Moon Sign Book: Conscious Living by the Cycles of the Moon (Llewellyn’s Moon Sign Books).
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