Aspects of the Moon in Virgo
MOON VIRGOS ARE AT HOME IN ROUTINE, AND SHOW CONTROL FREAK TRAITS WHEN THROWN OFF BALANCE.
The lunar nature, when it’s expressed through Virgo, seeks purification, well-being and order. The Virgo Moons I know are hyper-alert to their surroundings, making them high maintenance travelers.
The Moon in Virgo person is uniquely aware of the physical side of life. This is reflected in their grasp of the details, and a desire to continually tweak the daily routine for maximum benefit.
For them, the routine is the thing, and many are admired for their consistent discipline from day to day.
I’ve observed with this Moon a lot of issues around eating, digestion and personal boundaries. If there are hard aspects (Pluto, Saturn) to the Moon, there could be a lot of micro-managing of the child by the parent. This could make an emotional mark, and show up in things like eating disorders later.
This Moon has a sensitive nervous system, and if he or she grows up with trauma, there could be a lot of phobias that follow them into adulthood. Virgo’s Dark Side is expressed with those extremes of worry and hypochondria.
The Virgo Moon can sometimes retreat into a loop of activity, that others would find claustrophobic. It’s only unhealthy if it’s a defense against change and the possibility of feeling overwhelmed.
By looking at the Moon’s House position, you’ll see where this physical atennae is attuned.
You can be the canary in the coal mine, and pickup on toxins or discord before others do.
But some use this sensitivity as a healer, sensing what others need as a physician, parent, herbalist or physical therapist. You may be on the front lines, in the quest to clean up the work place, your home or the culture from degradation or toxic influences.
HEALTHY OR HABITUAL?
Those with Moon in Virgo are happiest when at home in their own skin, which so often comes from having a healthy regimen. But this goes beyond exercising to include things like solitary walks to clear the mind, and time spent writing in a journal. Ideally, they’ll refine their day so that mind, body and spirit end up feeling refreshed.
When Virgoan qualities inhabit the Moon, these routines become a daily emotional need. Other habits that exercise their active minds might be doing crossword puzzles, reading the morning paper or getting lost in books.
But even a seemingly healthy routine can become an obsession, and psychic guard against the forces of chaos. Luckily, Virgo is a mutable sign, and are flexible and open to change, if they’re not too highly strung with anxieties or “what ifs.”
MEETING THE MOON IN VIRGO
Upon first meeting a Moon in Virgo, they’ll likely observe you coolly and without any signs that you’ll be welcomed into their circle. They respect those that offer practical insights and logical thinking over those whose minds are by nature chaotic. On the other hand, a disheveled person might become a special improvement project since above all the Virgo Moon loves to be of service.
In romance, they’ll be discriminating, but also aren’t afraid to take on a “fixer-upper.” The problem comes when the Virgo Moon takes the critical parent role too far, eclipsing all others. The key is maintaining a wholesome balance in the relationship, and not taking the constant advice as a stamp of disapproval, but as a sign of their devoted affection.
VIRGO MOON SPEAKS
fastidious, analytical, practical, thorough, wholesome, serving, demure
THE SHADOW SIDE
negative, standoffish, cold, nitpicky, hypochondriac, critical
QUALITY AND ELEMENT
Mutable and Earth
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