Every Full Moon is full of gifts and blessings, and this one is no exception. Virgo is an earth sign, which means it helps us to ground into our bodies and the physical realm. Ruled by Mercury, the planet of the mind, it also helps us to ground our thoughts and ideas into a structure and organization that can aid us in finding greater balance.
Balance and integration is critical right now, since there is an abundance of planets in the more transcendent sign of Pisces including the Sun, which opposes the Virgo Moon. Pisces takes us into mysterious and unknown regions of imagination and dreams, calling us like the Sirens of the ancient world to leave behind our mundane reality and enter into a realm of magic.
The Moon is at her most powerful at the Full Moon, when her light outshines the light of the Sun and the instincts and emotions of the Moon dominate the Solar consciousness. The Virgo Moon is in her ascendance now, and anchors us to the earth as we try to fly beyond it. This can create a sense of imbalance and perhaps even inner chaos as we strive to find the clarity of ordering the mundane details of our lives (Virgo) in the midst of an explosion of creative power (Pisces).
There is a tight conjunction of planets to the Pisces Sun right now, including Chiron (wounding and healing) and Mercury (the mind and communication). Chiron facilitates our deeper wisdom and knowledge of our own emotional motivations, and Mercury opens the mind to greater clarity.
Mercury is the traditional ruler of Virgo, and I have long argued for Chiron as the modern ruler of Virgo, so the significance of both Virgo rulers conjoined with the Sun at this Virgo Full Moon accelerates the power of this soul-opening alignment. A harmonious trine from Pluto (power and transformation) helps to inspire us to utilize this energy for our highest good.
The gift and blessing of this Full Moon is in finding solid ground (Virgo) in the midst of magic and transcendence (Pisces); to facilitate an intellectual understanding (Sun/Chiron/Mercury) that is balanced with a spiritual knowledge (Pisces), and the ability to create order (Virgo) in the midst of chaos (Pisces).