On February 27, 2021 (12:17 AM Pacific Time), there will be a full moon at 8°57’ of Virgo.
Full moons often bring attention to what we’ve been overlooking. But this is especially true when they’re in detail-oriented Virgo. Not only do we notice things we’d ordinarily miss; we also put more thought into processing our perceptions.
As an earth sign ruled by mental Mercury, Virgo’s only interested in useful information. It helps us discern which details serve a practical purpose—and discard those that only serve to complicate and confuse.
What Does the Full Moon in Virgo Mean?
This clarity comes in handy around the full moon, when many of us are trying to make sense of our emotions. Still, with the sun, Venus, and Neptune in Pisces, not everything we’re feeling can be rationalized away. Right now, boundaries are a little bit blurrier: between ourselves and others, intellect and intuition, and—perhaps most of all—expectations and reality.
After all, Virgo has earned itself quite a reputation as the perfectionist of the zodiac. And while this can be a caricature, there’s a fair amount of truth in it. More than any other sign, Virgo sees how things could be—or has a clear mental picture of how they should be. So it can’t help being disappointed sometimes with the way they actually are.
This full moon can find us feeling similarly dissatisfied: with ourselves, each other, or a particular set of circumstances. If so, it may be useful to adopt an “attitude of gratitude.” Asteroid Vesta, also in Virgo, can help us see the sacred in any situation—as long as we’re devoted to looking for it daily.
Then again, these feelings could be indicating where we’re out of our integrity. As Saturn in Aquarius and Chiron in Aries form a “finger of god” aspect with the Virgo moon, they’re pinpointing exactly what is out of alignment. We’re being asked to take responsibility and hold each other accountable, without losing sight of our common humanity.
As the Virgo moon trines Uranus in Taurus, it’s clear that something needs to change. The tricky part is recognizing whether it’s ourselves, or just our expectations, that need to be adjusted. By trusting our gut feelings—along with healthy doses of critical thinking and common sense—we’re likely to arrive at some unexpected solutions.
Another earth trine, between Mars in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn (exact on February 24), remains very much in effect at this full moon. This aspect gives us the energy and initiative to make fundamental changes in our lives. Just make sure to keep your goals realistic, and focus on what you can control.
Perhaps you’ll realize the desire to adopt a simpler lifestyle—to minimize distractions in your environment, and practice mindfulness more. Or maybe you’ll decide it’s time to make health and wellness a bigger priority. But whatever it is that you’re hoping to improve, remember that you are already enough, exactly as you are.
Read on for your sun and rising signs to learn more about what this full moon means for you.
Horoscopes for the Full Moon in Virgo
It’s easy enough to forgive other people’s mistakes, Virgo. But sometimes it’s more challenging to move on from your own. There’s nothing wrong with holding yourself to a higher standard. Still, at this full moon, perfectionism can be paralyzing. So make sure what you’re expecting from yourself is actually achievable.
“Sacred” and “mundane” can seem like opposite realms of existence. But at this full moon, Libra, they might be one and the same. It’s the perfect time to incorporate some simple, soulful rituals into your regular routine. Just remember, it’s about elevating the everyday—not necessarily escaping it.
You’re in good company, Scorpio. But when you’re preoccupied with your own plans and projects, friendships can easily fade out of focus. This full moon is a gentle reminder not to take the quality of your connections for granted. Make sure you’re giving them the proper amount of attention.
Nobody’s perfect—Sag, you know this. Still, you hold yourself to an impeccable standard of integrity. And at this full moon, it’s time to see how well you’re measuring up. Just remember, it’s impossible for anyone to be on-point all the time. So make sure to keep your expectations rooted in reality.
Integrity is everything, Capricorn. That’s why you’re so mindful about aligning your behavior and beliefs. But at this full moon, it’s more a question of what you believe—and why. Remember, you’re not obligated to accept things on blind faith. Instead, let conscience and critical-thinking be your guides.
What do we owe to each other, Aquarius? That’s the question this full moon invites you to consider. It’s time to clarify the terms of your agreements with others—especially those unwritten, unspoken contracts. After all, while your empathy may be unlimited, your personal resources most likely aren’t.
Little things mean a lot, Pisces—especially in relationships. And for better or worse, at this full moon, you can’t help but notice them. Still, it’s up to you to decide which details merit attention. While it’s usually better to accentuate the positive, sometimes there’s good reason to focus on the flaws.
Old habits die hard, Aries. But at this full moon, it’s worth the effort it takes to change your ways. While some routines are clearly working for you, others clearly aren’t. So you’ll have to do something differently in order to make it work. Consider new ways to streamline and simplify your life.
Simple pleasures are your favorite kind, Taurus. But in order to fully appreciate them, you’ve got to be paying attention. At this full moon, do your best to stay fully present—even in those “boring” moments where nothing seems to be happening. Your experiences may surprise you!
Emotions can be a lot to process, Gemini—especially at this full moon. It’s not just enough just to know what you’re feeling; You also want to figure out why. Remember, though, there’s no “right” or “wrong” way for you to feel right now. Emotions follow their own logic, so don’t overthink it.
What’s the word, Cancer? At this full moon, you know exactly what you want to say. But for your message to be properly understood, you’ll need to be very precise about how you say it. While you might think you’re being crystal-clear, right now others can easily misinterpret your meaning.
Money talks, Leo. And the ways you earn, spend, save, and invest it can say a lot about who you are and what you value in life. This full moon highlights the need for integrity in money matters. Get clear on where your resources are coming from—and, just as importantly, where they’re going.