Virgo Full Moon: February 25, 2013

Ready, set, organize! The February 25 Virgo full moon brings order to the kooky chaos that’s run rampant this month. Virgo is the sign of health, fitness and efficiency, the intergalactic inspector that arrives with clipboard, tape measure and toolkit in hand. While this nitpicking sign doesn’t miss a detail, it also helps us see where we’re drifting out of alignment—or even slacking—in our lives.

With a plethora of planets in dreamy Pisces (Sun, Mercury, Mars and Neptune)—the opposite sign of Virgo—a little wakeup call from woo-woo land might be in order anyhow. This full moon is also forming a challenging angle to optimistic Jupiter in Gemini, which gives us a million great ideas and no capacity to follow through. And since Mercury—the ruler of both Virgo and Gemini—is retrograde (backward) from February 23-March 16, signals could get seriously scrambled.

This year’s Virgo full moon is here to help us bust through denial, delusion and scattered focus. What, exactly, IS the point? Virgo demands to know. Today, it’s time to pay attention to those nitty-gritty issues, to make a to-do list and map out some action items around your goals, your health and your overall well-being. Sure that may sound kind of unsexy, especially for a full moon, but without this root-level integrity, everything else falls apart.

Here are a few ways you could use the Virgo full moon to your advantage.

Bust through “analysis paralysis.”

Procrastination is the enemy of progress. Yet, underneath our hemming and hawing, there’s always a valid emotional experience going on. Virgo’s analytical powers can help you pierce the veil. Write down (yes, Virgo loves lists) anything in your life that you’re putting off. What’s REALLY going on here? A few possibilities: either you’re not feeling excited about it, you don’t know where to start, or you need to ask for help. Go down the checklist item by item and see. Write down the ONE thing that keeps stopping you from moving forward, then identify a person or resource you could turn to for help. Then, book an appointment in your own calendar to call or email that person (or heck, just pick up the phone now). Get the ball rolling again!

Start your to-do lists with a dream or desire.

Martin Luther King said that “faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.” That’s a beautiful sentiment—as long as you have an idea where those invisible stairs are leading. This year, the analytical Virgo full moon is opposite four planets in Pisces, which are activating our subconscious and spiritual sides. Unite your logical left brain and your creative right brain. Lists may sound dreary to most signs, but when you’re rooted in a greater vision, they’re simply the road map that will get you to your ultimate destination. Books like Danielle LaPorte’s -The Desire Map helps you create goals with soul, to work backward from how you want to FEEL once that dream is realized. Once you’re steeped in that visionary vibe, doing the groundwork feels light and even exciting…because you KNOW the universe is truly on your side.

Check your produce labels.

The devil is in the details, and Virgo, the sign of health, knows that well. How can you bring more mindfulness to your nutritional habits? We recently had the privilege of hearing Louise Hay speak in New York City at the Hay House “I Can Do It!” conference. She explained how to decipher fruit or vegetable sticker PLU codes to check whether the item is organic, conventionally grown or (eek!) genetically modified. Remember this: a five-digit code starting with 9 on your banana, bell pepper, etc. means it was grown organically. Dr. Frank Lipman explains the whole system simply here: What Do Those Codes On Stickers Of Fruits And Some Veggies Mean? The Virgo full moon reminds us: you are what you eat!

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