It is the Virgo Full Moon March 5th at 10:05 AM PST. On this Full Moon, we are compelled to examine our lives and selves as part of our evolving journey toward unattainable perfection. Which habits are destructive, which habits should we foster in order to create a sustainable life? These are not easy or simple questions to answer, and often we unearth deep wounds in the process of seeking health.
Virgo is the mutable earth element sign; like all the mutable signs, it offers an opportunity for making adjustments, adapting and learning new ways. Most often, habits and patterns (especially those we are least conscious of) are merely coping mechanisms originally intended to help us to conceal and therefore deal with our deepest and oldest trauma. We were not then capable of healing it, but healing is required, not simply coping. Adjusting our behavior and attitude is slow and painstaking work; indeed, we must expect and allow ourselves to backslide until necessary changes can be sustained.
Self-forgiveness is crucial! To scathe ourselves with recriminations and criticisms, tempting and easy though that can be (especially in Virgo), is to claw at a wound and cause it to fester. We need instead to allow the light and air to flow into and through our hurting, to open to it and to give ourselves what we most require in order to heal.
Virgo is the sign of service, but it is not about denying the self in order to give to others, but rather, to make sacred our selves, to uplift and exalt the mundane and wounded aspects of our being in order to become able to serve the needs of wholeness, which is the wholeness of All.
What good can we be to the whole of which we are part, if we allow our wounds to fester in the darkness? No, we must put our need to heal before anything else, and take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves. When we are whole and healed, we are best able to serve. Until then, the wound will cry and demand our attention. To pretend we do not feel it is to lie, and of all the signs, Virgo is most rigorous in its integrity. Healing only happens when we admit that the wound exists, and begin to salve it instead of ignoring it.
Bless yourself, and you shall be blessed.