My Sign Says

This Virgo Moon Brings Out Our Inner “Mom Friend”

When Virgo takes hold of the moon, we set out to take care of others. But we have to be sure to take care of ourselves as well. If we don’t, we can go overboard with our generosity.

The Moon Moves into Virgo at 4:29 AM

When the moon is in the sign of analytical Virgo, we tend to be more productive, health-conscious, and critical. It’s a great time to focus on the more mundane and menial tasks that need attention, as our focus and memory are razor sharp and we don’t mind getting into the nit-picky stuff. We may be craving things like puzzles, mental exercises, games, and reading.

Take this time to do some organizing, deep cleaning, or Marie Kondo-ing of your home. We can buckle down in a zen-like state and do some serious detailed work if it means that we’ll see tangible results. Gardening could also be a great productive pastime, as could catching up on chores.

Our conversations and thoughts can turn toward the critical, and focus on fault-finding with ourselves and others. Self-improvement is likely to be at the forefront of our minds, and it would be a good time to evaluate your daily habits and routines, making adjustments to your diet and exercise.

The Moon is Opposite Jupiter at 7:04 AM

Later this morning, the pendulum swings in the opposite direction, as the moon moves in opposition to Jupiter. With it comes a need to express ourselves, regardless of the consequences.

Moon opposite Jupiter transits bring good feelings and generosity but also the potential for lack of self-control and unwanted attention. Bottling our emotions only leads to explosive outcomes later, so it’s best to try to stay as open as possible throughout the day. But again, be cognizant that fraught and contentious conversations are very likely.

The Moon is Sextile Mercury at 9:04 AM

Around breakfast time, the moon in pragmatic Virgo forms a sextile aspect to Mercury in sociable Cancer. This is a favorable transit, and these signs complement each other well.

This could put you in the mood for socializing and gabbing. Mercury rules communication and the moon rules emotions, so expect some heady, revealing conversations with your nearest and dearest. You’re in tune with your own emotions as well as those of the people around you right now, so these conversations will flow freely and easily.

This could be a creatively transformative period for you. You’ve got a tremendous amount of energy right now, and you’re focused on getting ahead. Your memory is razor-sharp, and your intuition is on point. Decision-making should feel natural. That clear head also means that routine mental work will feel easier than usual right now.

Venus is Conjunct Mars at 9:36 AM

About half an hour later, Venus in Leo forms a conjunction to Mars, also in Leo. This face-off can seriously increase physical desire and sexual tension. Which can be a lot of fun if you’re already in a healthy relationship. If your partnership is strained, however, this energy can exacerbate existing problems.

If you’re single, you might find yourself drawn to people you normally wouldn’t be. Try to stay aware of this, because there’s danger that you could fall for someone that you’re not truly compatible with.

All aspects mentioned here are calculated in Eastern Standard Time. For greater accuracy, convert to your own time zone.