!! OMG Stars: Full Moon in Virgo, February 2021 !!

OMG Stars by Amelia Ehrhardt

Full Moon in Virgo, February 27th, 2021

The Virgo full moon that takes place in Pisces season draws our attention to the relationship between our reality and our dreams.

Recently on a snowy walk, I took these two pictures thinking about when I would be writing this horoscope:

I had walked out to a trail on a creek near me that requires me to walk past some of the ugliest intersections in Toronto, IMHO. The trail is lovely, and snow-covered it was particularly magical, but the walk to get to it is pretty long and depressing. On the trail I was thinking about the beauty of Pisces season, that I was taking my time and getting a bit absorbed in the walk and the pretty snow and colours.

On the way back, I felt pretty bummed out to be going through such a bummer (and literally stinky) spot, but when I saw this billboard I had to laugh thinking about the fact that Pisces’ opposite sign is Virgo, and that the full moon in Virgo was coming up.

Pisces is all dreams, all romance, but also, illusion. Pisces is the glamour of a spell and the unattainable, whereas Virgo is the boring drudgery of our day-to-day – but Virgo also teaches us that the day-to-day is sacred. It’s what we have.

The ugly shopping complex subtly named for the slaughterhouse that used to be in the neighborhood and houses a lot of affordable grocery stores and a few hardware stores is extremely Virgo. It’s practical, it’s efficient (if you have a car), and it’s not particularly exciting. Passing this perfect mountain illusion made me laugh because of course the illusion is beautiful, but it’s just that.

I can get lost in the reflected waters of this poster or I can scan out and live where I actually am. Both are valid, and we need time in each. This full moon describes that dichotomy, and illuminates the sides of ourselves where we live intensely in our reality or in our dreams.

Find your full sun and rising sign horoscopes after the jump!

Horoscopes are written using whole house calculations and are meant as inspiration and affirmation of what you already know. They are written for both sun and rising signs, but specific information is calculated for the rising signs. You can also read the horoscope for your moon sign for extra emotional information. You can access your birth chart at www.astro.com or many other apps and websites using your birth date, time, and location. If you’re interested in getting a reading, you can book one with Amelia here.
Aries and Aries Rising

Charm Torres, a brilliant Astrologer based in Toronto, shared a great tweet at the start of Pisces season about how Aries folks like to celebrate Pisces season by getting excited about how it’s almost their birthday. I had to laugh, it’s too perfect for the archetype of Aries. So hang tight, sweet bb rams, until your season starts, but remember to slow down (as Pisces wants you to do) and enjoy these bits of sweet and weird days at the end of the zodiacal year as your prepare to welcome your season.

Aries rising readers have this full moon in your 6th house of every day life, with venus and the sun opposing it from your 12th house of dreams and solitude. A lot of what I wrote about in the introduction wil be particularly relevant to you, as these are the parts of the zodiac ruled by Virgo and Pisces (one of the gifts of being Aries rising is having all of your own astrological houses with their proper ruling signs on them: it’s like always having home court advantage). This full moon encourages a culmination of any projects or problems that have been nascent in your everyday life for the past six months, since the last Virgo full moon in September of last year, and venus in your 12th house encourages a sweetening of the way you relate to yourself.

Be in deep kindness within yourself, Aries rising. Use this lunation to let go of daily frustrations and soften into your dreams and solitude to best find the energy to let go of those daily irritations.

Taurus and Taurus Rising

I am enjoying looking at what the astrology of this full moon is doing to Taurus placements and hope that it can be a bit of sweetness in a year that otherwise might be tough on Taureans astrologically speaking. The moon is in Virgo in a supportive position to Taurus – two earth signs that love to deal with the practical and tangible sides of life – and the sun is joined by venus in Pisces, a sign whose penchant for romance and pleasure supports Taurus’ sensual side.

Taurus rising readers have this full moon in your 5th house of creativity, pleasure, and falling in love: a lovely place for a big lunation; venus and the sun oppose it from your 11th house of community and social groups. Think about how your creative side serves your community groups, Taurus rising: share the creative projects you’ve been working on over the winter with your friends, drop that line of jewelry you made or that hand-delivered bread baking service and welcome your friends into the pleasant puttering you do.

Gemini and Gemini Rising

The active astrology with this full moon is in signs in hard aspect to Gemini – signs that have a hard time getting along with your adaptable and curious part of the zodiac. However, I am interested in how these hard aspects create an opportunity for learning, and since Gemini really loves to learn, that difficult astrology can actually make for interesting times. The full moon is in Virgo, with the sun and venus both in Pisces, which are both signs that stress Gemini out: Gemini wants more of everything and Virgo tries to analyze all that information, whereas Pisces gets overwhelmed by Gemini’s desire for stimulation.

Lean into feeling multiple parts of yourself be activated by this full moon and see what it teaches you. Gemini rising readers have this full moon in your 4th house of home, with Venus and the sun in your 10th house of career. To honour this lunar energy, take special care of your home: tidy up, finish up a project you started and never got around to, and take some time to focus on making your work space more comfortable and inviting to honour Venus’s energy in this part of your life.

Virgo and Pisces both love a good place to land when they’re overwhelmed, so create that space in your own home.

Cancer and Cancer Rising

What a nice thing it is, Cancer, that this full moon brings you a bit of support. Virgo and Cancer are signs that get along well, both oriented towards service and both into puttering around the home, and with Venus and the sun in your fellow water sign of Pisces, you get a lovely beam of support while both of these planets trine your Cancer placements over the next three weeks.

Cancer rising readers have this full moon in your 3rd house of communication, highlighting a part of your chart that has to do with your own communication and your education. Venus and the sun are in your 9th house of expansion meaning there’s some softness around learning right now, so this could be a good time to look into some learning opportunities such as courses or independent study that you’ve always wanted to do.

The full moon brings a culmination of work you have done around your own communicative strategies to a close, particularly anything that started for you around the new moon in Virgo in September of last year. Look back to anything you wrote, any conversations you can remember, or perhaps even just emails and journal entries from that time to see how your ability to communicate can grow in just six months, and congratulate yourself as you enter a new cycle in this part of your life.

Leo and Leo Rising

This astrology doesn’t hit Leo directly, a nice break from all the Aquarius action recently in a tough aspect to Leo placement. While Saturn and Jupiter remain in Aquarius for most of the year, the astrology of this full moon brings a short term influence of taking the spotlight away from your corridor of the zodiac. Leo rising readers have this full moon in your 2nd house of resources, with the sun and Venus in Pisces in your 8th house of intimacy. This can be great astrology for things coming your way via other people.

The full moon could bring the culmination of a money or resource issue that has been with you since September, during the last new moon in Virgo, creating an opportunity for either letting go of a problem or bringing an idea to fruition. With Venus in your 8th house, you are getting some sweetness to your intimate bonds, possibly meaning unexpected money from a source like taxes or an investment, or either a sexy and sensual energy with you for the next short while.

Either way that’s a nice little bonus, so I encourage you to take whatever it is that might happen and enjoy.

Virgo and Virgo Rising

Virgo, the full moon in your sign is a time of year to celebrate the analytical and detailed self you bring to the world. A full moon in one’s own sign is a brief little astrological moment to light yourself up, which is sometimes tricky for the self-effecting and anxious Virgo types. Venus and the sun are together in Pisces shining light onto the moon hanging out in Virgo, sweetening this luminous corridor of astrology.

Virgo and Virgo rising folks, bring sweetness to yourself. Speak to yourself like you would your closest loved one(s). In fact, spend some time with your nearest and dearest to see how they speak to you. As an antidote to your own self-criticism, follow their lead. Think back to the Virgo new moon that took place last September 17th and consider the changes in your life since that time.

What has grown? What work did you start then in support of your development that is coming to a culmination right now? Congratulate yourself for that growth and look at yourself through Venus’ eyes for illumination of the beautiful sides of yourself that you might keep hidden.

Libra and Libra Rising

With Venus currently in Pisces, your ruling planet is in a sign that shares with Libra a love of romance. Pisces is sort of like Venus’s winter vacation spot, a nice place with some ponds of fish and good views of the sunset to pass a cold time of the year in comfort. Libra rising readers have this full moon in your 12th house of dreams and solitude, a mysterious part of the natal chart.

This full moon invites you to consider fantasy in your everyday life. How do your dreams affect your daily routines? This astrology invites at once a practical approach to your dreams, and a dreamy approach to your practical affairs. Let these two areas influence each other, Libra rising! If you are a person who remembers your dreams, around this weekend they could be particularly potent.

If there is anything that has been a spiritual weight on you in recent months, particularly since last September and the new moon in Virgo, consider this weekend a time to consciously let it go.

Scorpio and Scorpio Rising

The nice thing for you, Scorpio, about this full moon, is that all of it is taking place in signs that support your sign, without shining a spotlight on you. And Scorpio does like to avoid the spotlight. The full moon is in Virgo, whose meticulousness and attention to detail goes well with Scorpio’s laser-focus and archeological memory. The sun and venus are together in Pisces, your fellow water sign, and lover of the depths and intuition. Use this moment to mine the psychological depths as lovingly as Venus wants you to: this is a good time for some pleasant nostalgia.

Scorpio rising readers have this full moon in your 11th house of community and friends. I hope this can indicate the end of a challenging cycle in your social life! Perhaps some difficulty that began in September of last year, during the Virgo new moon, and that now is able to come to a close. This could also be a perfectly pleasant cycle that has now come to a culmination, like the seeds of a new friendship taking root into a person you can now call a reliable member of your community.

Use this light in your social circles to feel a sense of hope looking forwards, Scorpio rising, that community will soon again mean a physical space.

Sagittarius and Sagittarius Rising

The big astrology of this full moon is in Virgo and Pisces, signs that archetypally are in a challenging relationship to Sagittarius. However I find that although these three signs can stress each other out, the opportunity for growth is so present, and Sag loves growth more than anything. Virgo wants meticulousness and analysis, whereas Sag can be a little reckless in its desire for growth: so ok, next time a Virgo comes along and reminds you to eat before you go on an adventure, think about how you *literally* cannot grow without good. Pisces gets overwhelmed by too much stimulus, whereas Sagittarius goes through experience like socks: so let the slow Pisces energy remind you to notice what is around you while you are out there in the world.

Sag rising readers have this full moon in your 10th house of career and public profile. This is an area of your life where you like a lot of meticulousness, even if you’re not naturally so good at it. Use this full moon to light up your professional side and congratulate yourself on a job well done. Perhaps there’s a project you started in September during the last new moon in Virgo that is now coming to a culmination, or an idea that began germinating that is starting to sprout.

Let go of the parts of it that have changed and adapt to the new demands of your professional life, Sag rising,

Capricorn and Capricorn Rising

Capricorn placements get some support with this full moon, with Virgo being a fellow earth sign and Pisces being Capricorn’s surprising best bud. I love the relationship between Capricorn and Pisces: Pisces reminds Capricorn to dream, Capricorn reminds Pisces to get a job, and together they hold hands and skip in the light like in that TikTok trend (I cannot find an example, so if you know, you know, if not, just picture it). This Virgo moon encourages a fastidious and careful energy supportive of Capricorn’s need for order, so it’s a lovely time to get what needs to be done, done.

Capricorn rising readers have this full moon in your 9th house of growth and expansion. Capricorn rising folks like to be quite meticulous when it comes to learning, taking your time to finish educational projects to ensure al the details are taken care of. Nothing wrong with steady and careful growth! This full moon suggests that some cycle of growth in your life has come to a close. Look back to what was going on for you in September of 2020, during the last new moon in Virgo, for clues about what could be done.

If there is anything that would develop to your growth and expansion that is sitting unfinished, use the energy of this full moon in Virgo to crack through it and get it done. The stars support it!

Aquarius and Aquarius Rising

Venus and the sun just moved our of your sign, and Mercury finished its retrograde cycle, so Aquarius is less in the spotlight than it was earlier in February. You still have Jupiter and Saturn in your sign for most of this year, so the opportunities for self-discovery stick around regardless. Aquarius rising readers have this full moon in your 8th house, so I get to say to you my full-moon catchphrase for whichever sign has this combo: let the shit go! What are you carrying that isn’t yours and that isn’t serving you? Drop it! Did you pick up someone else’s’ trash — perhaps six months ago during the last Virgo new moon — that you then never got around to dropping off? Get rid of it!

I learned a great analogy some years ago that I like to repeat for this full moon placement. The analogy was about emails, so we’ll stick with that then see where it can take us: think of all your email as being like balls (heehee) that you’re juggling. Some of them are rubber balls and some of them are glass: the rubber-ball emails can be dropped because they’ll just bounce back with no problem, but the glass-ball emails can’t be dropped.

Let’s substitute “emails” for “emotional baggage or financial woes” to turn this into an analogy that works for the 8th house and bam: some of that emotional baggage can be dropped no problem, and some of those financial woes need to be dealt with carefully. But not all of them are either, so use this full moon to do the work of figuring out which is which.

Pisces and Pisces Rising 

Pisces is welcoming Venus into her romantic and beautiful home right now, and Piscean folks are greeted with the quick but lovely energy that is a Venus return. Throughout these next three weeks Venus will pass directly over your Pisces placements, bringing some sweetness to your daily life. The full moon in Virgo, your opposite sign, brings a very different kind of energy: one of meticulousness, detail, and care. I advise to blend the two energies: celebrate the full moon in Virgo fashion by cleaning up your home, but focus on organizing your clothes, skincare, or anything else that you use to take care of your body and appearance.

Buy some flowers as a gift for yourself and your physical space, burn scented candles, colour-code your shoes – any of these acts will be a way to bring both Venusian energy and Virgo order into your life, a welcome balm within the everyday.  Pisces rising readers have this moon in your 7th house of one-on-one partnerships, an area of your life where you can be surprisingly picky.

Look at your closest relationships and consider the growth in this part of your life. What cycles started last September, during the Virgo new moon, that have come to a close or culmination? Think about what you can let go of in this area so that you can makenew space: till the psychological soil, Pisces, for sustainable new growth.

OMG Stars is an astrology column written by queer astrologer Amelia Ehrhardt (@soft_aspects). Every two weeks, on the new and full moons, Amelia interprets the upcoming astrology with a focus on how to navigate current events (astrological and global). Book an appointment with Amelia here.

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