Today the Full Moon is in the sign of Virgo!
Virgo is often thought of as perfectionist, OCD, neurotic, super critical, and never satisfied in the sense that they feel nothing is ever good enough.
I feel that Virgo is unfairly stereotyped (like most signs!), and also misunderstood. I’ll explain.
Regardless of whether or not you have any Virgo in your chart, there will be a house in your birth chart (and each house rules an area of your life) where Virgo rules. For example, if you have Virgo on the cusp of your second house, your approach to finances and material possessions would be very much like a Virgo, even if you were a Gemini or a Cancer, or some other not very Virgo-like sign.
Everyone has the ability to be too hard on themselves. This is probably the hardest thing about being a Virgo. That critical eye can be exhausting. The key is to not use it to distract yourself with imperfections or to hide because you feel you aren’t good enough, use that critical eye to facilitate your growth.
Rather than thinking that you are so flawed, focus on how much potential you have.
This painful aspect of Virgo is also their gift. They are fixers. They make things simpler, more efficient, and they see alllllll the details.
The big question you need to ask yourself if you find yourself drowning in self doubt this weekend is this: How am I being of service?
If you feel frustrated because you see flaws and ineffective strategies or systems, how can you help? Focus on the service. Taking action in this way will give you confidence.
If you’re being very critical of others or of yourself, stop it (I know it can be easier said than done). Focus on offering your fellow flawed human family and YOURSELF love and compassion. Realize that we are all in this together. Everyone has their own personal battles, and we’re all doing the best we can.
I wanted to share this affirmation from Donna Cunningham’s book, Moon Signs, for this full moon as it really touches on the issue of compassion and forgiveness that feels really strong right now.
“I am compassionate towards myself and others. I let go of impossible standards of perfection.”
Don’t obsess over perfection or any ideal you have in your head, but do practice compassion towards yourself and others and offer the forgiveness that is needed for healing on this full moon weekend.
Forgive. Release. Heal.
It’s always a good time to practice these things, but this weekend the energy is ripe for big realizations and big shifts.
Lots of Love,