Adam Grant wrote, “Identity is a decision, not a destiny.” Brevity is the Virgo’s love language. So I thought I’d put the bottom line of the Full Moon in Virgo on Friday in front of us immediately. Grant wrote in the same post, “It’s depressing to ruminate about the doors that closed yesterday. It’s liberating to look for the doors that open today. You can’t change who you’ve been. It’s never too late to choose who you want to become.”
I don’t know a more liminal, “both/and” axis in Astrology than the one between Pisces and Virgo. We only have the annual Full Moon in Virgo when the Sun is transiting Pisces. In Pisces Season, we are thinking about the doors that closed because Pisces Season is when we find completion. When reviewing the doors that closed - whether by our own doing or not - it can be easy to ruminate and engage in critical self-talk about some of the decisions we made that shut those doors. We can think identity is destiny. But it’s a decision. How?
Right around Virgo Season’ 21, I finally got around to reading James Clear’s Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones. I borrowed it from a Virgo friend of course. Embarrassingly, I honestly didn’t think about “habits” as a Virgo topic. The Universe gave me an education on habits as mutable-earth despite my readiness level. When it comes down to it, identity is a decision we make with our systems. Clear writes, “..“You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.” And our systems are the collections of habits we commit to. These systems are what we lean on when we realize Pisces Season closed some doors. Octavia Butler wrote, “First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won't. Habit is persistence in practice.”
So the Full Moon in Virgo helps us arrange our systems as a collection of habits and that way we can put persistence in practice. Another Full Moon in Virgo wisdom is, start small. Before you arrange a routine or system of five to ten mandatory action items, pick one. Start small. Even if it’s just making the decision that identity is not destiny but decision. Pluto will trine the Full Moon in Virgo giving this Full Moon a powerful, supportive container for personal transformation where we need it. Especially if we’re being extremely honest with ourselves and others about our own personal work in progress. The Full Moon will also trine the North Node in Taurus inspiring us to situate the values that promote our habits.
Remember to grieve the doors that have closed and keep a faithful eye on the doors that are opening. Hold on to the habits that will help you walk through those doors and decide the identity you want to become when you walk through the others side.
Habits, Systems, Wellbeing & Routine
Work it, Aries! Friday’s Full Moon in Virgo wants you to put in work around building systems, habits, routines, and behaviors that help you emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually. The last month has felt harder than most. So this Full Moon wants you to move from recovery to treatment with strategies that help you maintain boundaries, grit, and adaptability in some complicated environments.
Self-Disclosure, Charisma, Creativity & Lovability
Courage thy name is Taurus! Friday’s Full Moon in Virgo wants you to reveal a hope, realization, feeling, desire, and/or fear to someone who genuinely needs to hear it. You’ve realized a truth about yourself, other people, and the space between. It’s time to put voice, language, and/or text if it’s easier. Structure your thoughts carefully and then bravely speak the feelings to someone who really needs to know!
Vulnerability, Home, Family & Emotional Agility
It’s the little things, Gemini. Friday’s Full Moon in Virgo helps you frame emotional safety as the way you and others turn towards the small moments that build connect and trust. Do you notice the small things? Do you notice when other people notice the small things? Reflect deeply on how the micro moments can build macro moments of safety, reciprocity, and trust between you and all your loved ones.
Curiosity, Observation, Dialogue & Active Listening
Use your words, Cancer! Friday’s Full Moon in Virgo helps you study communication and language in a way that helps you express yourself clearly and understand others accurately. You’ve learned so much about your meanings of life over the last month and now it’s time for your to speak on what you know. And then listen carefully to how others experience, understand, and can validate your observations.
Finances, Security, Clarity of Values & Pleasure
Listen to your body, Leo! Friday’s Full Moon in Virgo wants you to ground down in your somatic wisdom and connect to what messages, emotions, and thoughts your body wants you to know. You’ve understood a great deal about intimacy, pleasure, and other compelling emotions over the last month. So connect to what your body knows to be true and listen to those messages for sound instruction.
Identity, Desire, Autonomy, & Freedom
Happy half-birthday, Virgo! Friday’s Full Moon in Virgo shines just for you. This is a midpoint that helps you wrap up loose ends and bravely begin new ways of being, thinking, feeling, and relating. Bring the best of your sign; like your sense of humor, empathy skills, humility, kindness, and critical intelligence to all the places that call for it and watch the Full Moon work its moon magic through you.
Completion, Surrender, Healing & Spiritual Support
It’s safe to surrender, Libra. Friday’s Full Moon in Virgo wants you to let go of limiting circumstances, situations, beliefs, patterns, and relationships so that in the space that is cleared, the Universe can magnetize frequency-specific things to you that are a better match. Trust that whatever you release, something more aligned to your new values, vision, goals, and habits moving forward.
Friendship, Activism, Collaborations & Shared Humanity
Power to the people, Scorpio! Friday’s Full Moon in Virgo gets you aligned more deeply with a social, political cause you’re passionate and educated about. It also connects you with the comrades that help you resource the kind of skills and materials you’ll need to make your goals happen. You have all the leadership potential necessary to champion a cause and the Full Moon in Virgo wants to help.
Career, Leadership, Integrity & Discipline
Rise and shine, Sagittarius! Friday’s Full Moon in Virgo helps elevate your career goals to wonderful places as you apply the best of your integrity, discipline, and responsibility. You’re ready to start a new chapter in your career story; especially within the realm of self-employment and/or taking on work that’s more aligned with your passions. Wishing you all the success and progress you deserve!
Wisdom, Publishing, Discovery & Higher Education
When you know better, you do better Capricorn! Friday’s Full Moon in Virgo wants you to identify the key learnings of the last six months. Then, situate which behaviors help you live into the learning. That’s where real growth occurs. When you apply the wisdom you’ve acquired and breathe through the vulnerability of trying new skills, strategies, and behaviors. Watch in awe as your horizons and life expand!
Intimacy, Empathy, Sexuality & Transformation
What’s the Truth, Aquarius? Friday’s Full Moon in Virgo wants you to locate an inner knowing about intimacy, sexuality, passion, power, and relational commitment. You’re getting clearer on an issue here and this Full Moon wants you to put some Mercury magic to use and express it. You can’t get to where you’re going without vulnerability but it’ll be scary with. Such is the dilemma. You can do it!
Romance, Boundaries, Partnerships & Trust
Love’s in the air, Pisces. Friday’s Full Moon in Virgo wants to invite a new relationship, deepen the dynamic(s) you’re in, and/or complete relationships gently. As you apply the wisdom and experiences from opposites attract style relationships. What will help you is if you strategize with concepts and ideas that are way out of your comfort zone and were taught to you by people different from you.