Virgo is the original healer of the zodiac. Many astrologers ascribe its new ruler to be Chiron, the wounded healer.
In the Iliad, Homer calls Chiron the "wisest and justest of all the centaurs.”
Luckily for Chiron when he was abandoned at birth by his parents, who thought him a monster, he was befriended by the god Apollo. The god Apollo was a son of Zeus and was said to be the god of practically everything – including music, poetry, art, prophecy, truth, archery, plague and healing, sun and light.
It was the god Apollo, who taught Chiron the healing arts, music, and prophecy, while it was Apollo’s twin sister, Artemis, who taught him archery and hunting.
It is said that Chiron excelled in every field. Chiron is attributed with inventing the fields of pharmacy, medicine, and surgery.
The name "Chiron" means "hand" (Greek, kheir) or "skilled with the hands," and is related to the word "surgeon" (kheir + ergon, “handworker").
Whereas the centaurs were known for their lustful ways and acts of cruelty, Chiron, the foster child of the god Apollo, was said to be cultured and sophisticated, restraining himself from cruel acts and unjust behavior.
However, despite all his tremendous knowledge and healing ability Chiron was unable to heal his own unbearably painful wounds.
As Chiron was an immortal son of Cronus he was unable to die. Thus, in the end, in order to end his misery, he struck a deal with Zeus. He exchanged his immortality for the freedom of Prometheus, who had been eternally bound to a rock for stealing fire from the gods and giving it to humans. Prometheus’ punishment was that every day an eagle would peck out Prometheus’ liver to only have it grow back during the night. This whole agonizing affair would repeat daily for eternity.
Chiron offered himself and his immortality for freeing Prometheus. After his death, Zeus freed Prometheus, and assigned a place for Chiron in the heavens as the constellation of Sagittarius or Centaurus.
Chrion’s archetypal story is really a dual story about the transformation of 1) humankind’s lower base instincts and 2) the emotional psychic wounds and defects one inherits, or experiences in life. It's the story of each human being’s inherent inner capacity to transform their own personal story fraught with pain and suffering into the story of the hero and savior of humankind.
The capacity to rise above feelings of retaliation that may surface when wounded by another and instead learn through pain and suffering how to better not only yourself, but those around you. The power to transform is inherent within every human being.
Virgo natives are known for being extremely independent of thought and driven to perfection. This can make them very picky about who they associate with and they can be prone to breaking friendships if values are not lived up to in a friend’s actions. They would rather be alone than compromise their principles.
The most self effacing and humble sign of the zodiac, Virgos are hard-working and practical in their pursuits. They enjoy a simple lifestyle and place high importance on maintaining good health. Pursuing a life of service to others is of paramount importance to them.
The downside of Virgo is they can become hyper critical, obsessive and pay excessive attention to petty details because of their drive for perfectionism.
Tips for How the Virgo Full Moon Can Affect You Personally
Everyone has the discerning and healing influence of Virgo in one, or more areas of their chart.
Here are a few areas of your chart to look for:
- Look to your 6th house (the house Virgo rules) - what personal planets, or points (Midheaven or Ascendant) are located here?
- What house is Mercury and Chiron located in your personal astrology chart? (Mercury is the old ruler, and Chiron, the new ruler, of Virgo).
- As Mercury is currently transiting Pisces, all themes related to Pisces, and the planet Neptune are especially highlighted. Watch for the influence of lies and deception as well as, forces for peace and reconciliation to be active now.
- What planets and points are located in your 6th house and what house is Mercury currently transiting in your own chart?
We are in the orb of the first eclipse cycle. The amplification of cosmic forces to bring about a global shift in consciousness continue to build.
Taurus/Scorpio Eclipse Dates 2022
- April 30, 2022 (1:28pm PT): Partial Solar Eclipse in Taurus at 10° 28’
- May 15, 2022 (9:11pm PT): Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon) in Scorpio at 25° 18’
Stay tuned for more details about the upcoming spring eclipse season.
27° 39’ Virgo Full Moon
Friday, March 18, 12:17am PT
Moon Trine Uranus
Moon Opposes Jupiter
Moon Opposes Neptune
Mercury Sextile Uranus
Tremendous illumination comes with this Virgo Full Moon. There’s ease and opportunity available to experience the order and clarity you require to feel safe. You’ll have an inclination to organize any chaos you may encounter. The Virgo Moon always brings opportunity for developing more tolerance and acceptance of life’s imperfections. Acceptance and being okay with whatever is happening in life is a good practice for peace of mind. Life’s purpose is not to fulfill our every expectation.
Moon Trine Uranus Opposing Jupiter & Neptune
Emotions continue to intensify to the point of explosion and breakthrough for the fixed and resistant elements that have been operating below the surface. Everything comes more out into the open where it can be dealt with.
Jupiter and Neptune serve to further illuminate what has been operating below the surface. There is tremendous opportunity for expansion of the higher ideals for peace and unity at work. But, there is also undermining influences like misinterpretation of motives, disillusionment, lies and deception. Clarity can be difficult. However, Virgo’s influence can bring discernment and definition to what seems vague and intractable.
Mercury Sextile Uranus
Mercury is the lower octave of Uranus. Both rule forms of communication and connection, for example the media and the internet. There is opportunity for expansive and open communication and connecting on both individual and global levels. Much can be accomplished to further better communications and negotiating differences now.
It’s a volatile time given Uranus involvement in aspect to the moon, along with Neptune and Jupiter, as well as Mercury’s aspect to Uranus. Much can be accomplished now. It can be a critical time of coming together for improving situations and forward movement. Orientation towards the future of humankind and our planet is in focus and need for peaceful settlement and resolution gets greatly amplified.
Essential Oil to Use: Rose Geranium
Use essential oils that promote balance and harmony.
Virgo Full Moon EO Recipe
This custom formulation combines uplifting sweet and floral scents with fruity and sensual notes. Its balancing and regulating effect on the mind and emotions will help you make the most of your Virgo Full Moon experience.
To a 5ml (100 drops) colored glass euro-dropper bottle add:
- Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) - 40 drops
- Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) - 20 drops
- Red Mandarin (Citrus deliciosa) - 20 drops
- Rose Geranium (Pelargonium roseum) - 10 drops
- Clary Sage (Salvia sclerea) - 10 drops
Cap bottle tightly and shake vigorously to blend oils thoroughly together. Allow to synergize for 12 hours or longer before using.
Virgo Full Moon Meditation
You can perform your meditation anytime starting from the Virgo Full Moon until the First Quarter Waning Moon on March 24th at 10:37pm PT.
What you will need:
- A white candle
- Essential oil or blend - use one of the recommended oils, or blend of oils
Make sure you are in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed.
Light your white candle and inhale the scent of your essential oil. You can also scent your space prior to your meditation using an aroma diffuser.
Gaze into the candle flame as you begin to breathe in fully and deeply and exhale any tension. The candle flame reflects your own Divine heart center.
Continue inhaling the scent of your oil and releasing any tension for 1-5 minutes.
Archangel to Assist You
At this time, if you choose, you can invite Archangel Raphael to assist you with your meditation. Angels are ‘light’ beings, simply meaning they are aligned with the creative power of the universe to create peace and harmony in our world.
Feel the joyful presence of Raphael as s/he elevates and aligns you with the healing light of love.
Raphael’s name means, “God Heals, or God has healed.”
Raphael is one of the four ‘chief angels’ of the heavenly realm whose primary task is to perform acts of healing. Archangel Raphael oversees all of the creator’s healing angels.
Archangel Raphael is defender of the east and the air and represents the air element in nature. Emerald green is the color associated with Raphael.
Raphael comes from the Hebrew word Rapha which means to “be still” to “release” and “let go.”
Raphael helps with healing of the body, mind and spirit, but especially a healer of physical bodies, for both human and animals.
S/he is the angel of love, joy and laughter and custodian of the Tree of Life and its healing powers. Raphael helps you heal your mind, mental thoughts, body and soul life energy field.
Raphael can help your mind to heal and help you be more flexible in your attitudes and perspectives. S/he can help you be more open to opportunities and less attached to things going the way you think is best. Things can work out better than you had imagined if you can open your mind and heart to new possibilities opening for you.
Raphael has a reputation for helping with issues related to overcoming and healing away addictions. Those suffering from addictions would benefit in asking for archangel Raphael for assistance. S/he can help you to overcome addictions and protects and assists those in the healing and medical professions
S/he is the patron angel of those in the healing professions and the field of medicine. As a healing angel, Raphael, can help with an assortment of maladies, especially those related to the physical body.
Raphael Healing Ritual
Feel the comforting presence of Raphael’s healing light gently embrace and elevate your body, mind and emotions.
- Focus at the area of your heart. See a beautiful thread of emerald green light radiating upward from your heart, connecting you with the universe and all that is.
- See yourself surrounded by a halo of radiant emerald green light that is pulsing with vibrant life force energy.
- Breathe in deeply and exhale. Release any tension, or feeling of heaviness.
- Continue to breathe deeply and allow yourself to relax. With each breath you relax more and more deeply.
- Continue to breathe, softly and peacefully as you absorb the emerald green healing light of love into all the cells of your being.
- Feel yourself aglow with the emerald green healing light of love.
- You are a beaming lighthouse of love.
You may channel this healing light of love through your hands or through your physical presence to heal any dis-ease within yourself, another, or our world.
Petition your heart and mind with the following affirmations:
Choose one, or more of the affirmations to work with at this time. Take time to drink in and absorb the response by your heart and mind. Allow yourself the time needed to fully engage in and experience the results of this meditation.
You can also make up your own personalized petitions that feel most suitable for you at this time.
- Thank you for helping me to feel the healing and renewal that is your very essence.
- Thank you for over lighting, protecting and guiding me to attract and create only that which is beneficial and healing for all concerned.
- Thank you for illumining my mind and enhancing my perceptions, so that I can see the healing light of love at work in my life.
- Thank you for assisting me to cultivate thoughts of healing and renewal in my daily life for the creation of a healthy world now and in the future.
Now, be still and silent as you absorb Raphael’s angelic healing light.
Allow Raphael to do the work necessary to bring balance and healing to your life.
Let any worry or concern about your health, the health of a friend, or family member, or the world at large to quietly melt away. Empty yourself completely of any feeling of discomfort you may have been feeling. Just remain peaceful and calm as you absorb Raphael’s healing light.
Take as long as needed to complete this meditation. Repeat as needed whenever you feel anxious about your or another’s health, or the health of our planet, or when you need to boost your immune system. If you like, you can request Raphael to be perpetually present with you.