February 22, 2024

The Virgo Full Moon, Snow Moon

February 24 – Full Moon in Virgo, 
February 24th, 4:31 am PST
Entering its influence the 23rd, 24th and 25th

After the drama of the beginning of the year, the full Moon in Virgo seeks correction, refinement, and devotion to service. Here is practical analytical Virgo, the last stage of individual development in the zodiacal circle before we enter into Libra, and meet the test of balance and relatedness with others.

“Discernment, Refinement” are the keywords as the Moon reflects the Sun’s light, traveling through Pisces. Now we balance between depths of feeling with attentiveness to particular details. This Virgo energy is helpful in sorting through feelings, our intuition, and dreams, for discerning states of emotions and patterns.

 We learn to ground the bigness of feelings we collectively have during this time on Earth. We are involved with deep and profound lessons at this time as the Sun situations itself between Mercury and Saturn. Saturn creates obstacles or challenges so we may learn wisdom and truth. Saturn with Mercury is excellent for focusing our mind and acheiving with discipline our goals.

The full Moon trines Jupiter in Taurus, lending support to the process of growth and refinement.

The full Moon highlights two opposing signs and qualities, that indeed compliment each other, creating a wholeness of experience.

Full Moon, 5 Virgo, 4:31 AM PST

Affirmation for Full Moon in Virgo

“I open myself to the attentiveness and discernment of this Virgo Moon as we move through the emotional waters of Pisces.”

” I listen to my dreams, honor my creative envisioning and inspiration in order to ground and manifest.”

Feb 22 – Mercury enters Pisces –  when Mercury enters Pisces, we have the mind of the poet, the song writer, the voice for the collective, (the young poet, Amanda Gorman, has Mercury in Pisces, along with Jupiter and her Sun). We might find time for positive altered states, where we can enter right brain activity. Be alert to overwhelm, as Mercury navigates the the depths of this sign of feelings and impressions. Mercury in Pisces settles and renews as we walk quietly along the seashore. We can imagine our minds emptying of preoccupying thoughts as a child might release a bundle of balloons to the sky.

Feb 28 – The Sun conjuncts Mercury and Saturn, triple conjunction, at 9 Pisces – bringing light to a discerning focused mind, helpful to the beginning of new study, and the structuring of ideas. The Sun can bring light to judgement and self criticism in order to banish these, using Saturn’s sickle, recognizing what needs to be limited.

Feb 29 – Mar 1 – the Sun conjunct Mercury, 9 Pisces, sextiles Jupiter in Taurus – after focusing, an excellent time to write, teach, and communicate ideas.

The Twelve signs for Virgo full Moon: Sun and Rising Signs

Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): Dear Aries, the Sun enters Pisces on 18th, and the full Moon in Virgo is on the 24th. These yin signs, (Pisces & Virgo) call you back into yourself, to regroup and center. Earthy and practical Virgo challenges Aries to slow down and discern. How’s your energy? What is it you most need now to take care of yourself?

Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): Dear Taurus, the Full Moon in Virgo, with the Sun now in Pisces, takes place on the 24th, with the Sun traveling between Mercury and Saturn. Not only does the Virgo Moon call for discernment and the ability to carefully go over the details of things, but the Sun Mercury Saturn, also implies taking time for slowing, focusing, and attentiveness in what you do, especially as Virgo harmonizes with Taurus.

Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): Dear Gemini, with the Sun entering Pisces on the 18th, and the full Moon in Virgo on the 24th, the dynamic energy is shifting, creating changeability and flexibility. Under this pairing, you find a balance between home and work, family and being out in the world. It’s an excellent time to reflect inwardly and connect to a strong inner foundation.

Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): Dear Cancer, the Sun enters watery Pisces on the 18th, resonating with the deep currents you naturally hang out in. This is an imaginative time for you, but with Saturn nearby in Pisces, you are encouraged to take your time, feel grounded, and organized. The full Moon in Virgo on the 24th, highlights your creative expression, your ability to share inspired and practical information with others, and your power of investigating into matters that catch your attention.

Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): Dear Leo, the Sun enters Pisces on the 18th and the full Moon in Virgo takes place on the 24th. This pair of signs bring us inward, and for you, dear Leo, they illuminate what you value, your talents and sense of self worth. Take time to honor yourself.

Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): Dear Virgo, the full Moon on the 24th, is illuminated in your sign Virgo, and focuses its nurturing and feeling qualities on you. With the Sun, Mercury, and Saturn in Pisces, you balance between attending to yourself and empathizing with others. Saturn requires you to discern and create healthy boundaries.

Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): Dear Libra, the full Moon in Virgo lights up the sky on the 24th, receiving the radiance of the Sun in Pisces. This is an excellent time for you to retreat and reflect, looking over the last 6 months. How do you find yourself now? In what ways would you like to create and care for yourself as the Spring unfolds?

Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): Dear Scorpio, the Virgo Full Moon opposes the Sun in Pisces on the 24th, lighting up your creative houses, calling for a balance between how much you give to others and how much you invest in yourself. Enjoy yourself with friends, the ones you love, and those you resonate with!

Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): Dear Sagittarius, the Sun enters Pisces on the 18th, calling your attention to the home front. The full Moon in Virgo graces your house of career and public standing. Now you balance between your inner and outer life, between family commitments and career. The Virgo Moon harmonizes with Jupiter, bringing you opportunities for growth you may choose from.

Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): Dear Capricorn, at the full Moon in Virgo, on the 24th, the Pisces Sun joins Mercury and Saturn in Pisces, bringing illumination and focused mind to whatever you are engaged with. This is a special and potentially joyful and rewarding day for you as Jupiter, the full Moon, and your Sun form a harmonious grand trine in the Earth signs. Enjoy yourself, create, play, share your love.

Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): Dear Aquarius, the full Virgo Moon captures the light of the Pisces Sun on the 24th, carrying its illumination through the night. The Virgo Pisces pairing highlights opposing themes, your values and self reliance versus shared values and intimacy/collaborations with others. This is an interesting theme for Aquarius, for your sign carries duality within itself of both freedom and togetherness. How do you experience this polarity? Is there an adjustment you would like to make?

Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): Dear Pisces, the Sun enters Pisces on the 18th. The two mystical fish that swim in Pisces’ sea capture both the fullness of the past and the motivations that spring us into the future. The Virgo full Moon on the 24th reflects the beauty of the Sun in Pisces. For you, dear Pisces, this full Moon blesses the polarity we all carry, that of balancing and nurturing yourself, with your empathy and kindness to others.

Susan Heinz is a professional astrologer in Santa Cruz for 42 years, bringing together traditional & esoteric astrology, Tarot and Qabalah. For info on her Friday monthly astrology groups, her Qabalah, astrology and/or painting classes, and for personal readings, call (831) 479-3751, or go to


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