The astrology of the Moon speaks to the emotional worlds….
Her movements through the sky are usually felt through our feelings, sensitivities, and intuitions. When we talk of the Moon, we’re talking about the deeper layers of our being: those you may not be wearing on a badge on your chests, for all the world to see…
In the astrological birth chart, it’s said that the natal Moon sign is actually more revealing than the natal Sun. This means that the zodiac sign the Moon was in when you were born, may well have more of an effect on who you truly are, than the zodiac sign of the Sun.
The natal Moon is often more expressed in children.
They tend not to have learned to hide pieces of themselves away (yet) so their lunar qualities are on show. And you’ll also be more likely to see the giveaway traits of a natal Moon sign in lovers, close friends, and people who show up with you vulnerably.
So at work, your Sagittarius Sun partner may show all the signs of being an adventurous, inspirational leader… Yet at home when the working day is done, the dreamy center of their Pisces Moon may ooze from its mask.
Your natal Moon will also often, uncannily, reflect how you were mothered.
Unravel this a little further, and you may discover more about how your relationships with your mother, specifically, have gone on to shape who you are today. Follow the thread a little further, and you may realise the effect on how you, in turn, mother. (A fun game – ask your own mother what her natal Sun and Moon are – or ask her for her date and time of birth and find out. Then cross-reference these with your own. Are there any overlaps?)
So, the Moon represents our emotions, sensitivities, instincts, and maternal stories. She informs our intuitive reactions to the world, and our subconscious leanings
How intuitive and empathetic are also heavily influenced by your natal Moon.
Water sign Moons (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) may naturally feel more spiritually connected, or spent their childhood being told they were “too emotional” (sound familiar?!)
Air sign Moons (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) are also likely to be receptive to intuitive guidance, yet it may come through thoughts, ideas and inspiration.
Fire sign Moons (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) tend to be passionate and creative, with warm personalities.
Earth sign Moons (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) are hardworking, practical and enjoy the sensations of materiality.
These are generalisations, yes. Yet whilst this astrology manifests differently for us all, patterns do exist.
As an ancient Goddess of the feminine mysteries, the Moon also influences the body.
As she circles the Earth, the tides within our own bodies tend to rise and fall. So parts of you will feel enlivened or dulled, soothed or enflamed, depending on how her energies land in your own miraculous physicality.
As the Moon spins hew way around the Earth, she spends between 1 and 4 days at a time in a single zodiac sign.
On any day, the sign of the Moon will affect the “emotional weather” of the collective
Some people are super-tuned into her celestial shifts, and people hardly feel her influence at all. It depends on you, your make-up, your attention, and on SO many internal and external factors. But as a collective, the Moon sign has a definite, though sometimes subtle overriding effect on the energetic “weather” of each day.
This means that if you know what today’s Moon sign is, you have a better chance of navigating her emotional waves.
What is the Moon in Virgo?
Under the sign of the Maiden (Virgin**), the Moon expresses as flexible, organized, methodical and meticulous
As a mutable sign, Virgo is action-oriented. It brings a lunar frequency of change and betterment, encouraging us all to seek refinement and purification. In everyday terms, this often looks like the urge to c-l-e-a-n!!
This astrology can also tend to bring meticulous attention to detail.
It comes as no surprise that it’s a lunar transit favoured by bookkeepers and editors – under a Virgo Moon sign, every ‘i’ is dotted and every ‘t’ is crossed. That pile of clean laundry still in the basket? Folded in minutes. Stack of old paperwork on the side? Sorted and filed. A Virgo Moon sign has the potential to turn us all into domestic Goddesses of the highest order!
With that attention to detail also comes the ability to plan like a queen!
SO when the Moon moves through this clarifying corner of the skies, make the most of it by strategising and diarising the next few weeks/months of your life. Virgo energy loves to see things neatly lined up ahead, and when this energy is moving through the collective, it can be a good time to pin other people down. So grab a calendar (or your iPhone) and start plugging in dates. You’re far more likely to get done what you need to later on if it’s written down in plain sight.
As the sign of service, a Virgo Moon will often inspire generosity and the desire to give your time, energy, and expertise to others. But this rarely manifests as sitting around listening to the woes and warbles of your friend in need!
Virgo’s restless drive urges action.
Under this Moon, you’ll need to DO something to tackle whatever the root of the problem is.
Buuuutttt… Under the gaze of ruling planet Mercury, be wary of the high-speed stream of nervous energy that can hit when la Luna transits this zodiac sign.
Virgo is the most self-critical of the signs
So despite urging the best for everyone else (Virgo’s mothering comes second only to Cancer) this Moon rarely encourages us to take care of ourselves. Beware bouts of self-deprecating behaviour and mean self-talk.
The irony is, that as an earth sign, tending to the body as temple and really diving into self-care under this Moon will bring huge benefits for mind, body and soul. So here’s your reminder – love yourself. So that you have love overflowing for those who need it.
The Moon in Virgo Body
Many folks can be physically affected by the Moon’s transit.
If you’re physically affected by la Luna’s transit through the sign of Virgo, then your digestive system is likely to be where it’s at.
Our bodies tend to move through natural cycles of purification and release under this Moon, so take care of your gut health.
Eating gentle, clean foods will help reduce the risk of any digestive troubles.
If you are extra sensitive, any allergies may flare. So detoxing your spaces and letting fresh air breeze through your home may also be of benefit under this Moon.
How does the Moon in Virgo leave you feeling?
Let me know in the comments below…!