Every lunar month – 28 days – the Moon travels across the whole zodiac, visiting each zodiac sign in turn and spending about two and a half days in each sign. During these lunar visits, the Moon’s core energies are expressed through the different Sun signs, making each set of days slightly different to the next.
In astrology, we call these lunar visits Moon transits or lunar transits. For example, we might say that tomorrow the Moon will transit Virgo, or that today the Moon is transiting Virgo.
The Moon’s core astrological energies rule instincts, emotions, feelings and our subconscious reactions. As the Moon transits each zodiac sign, the general mood will shift; you’ve probably noticed that on some days, for example, everyone seems to be spoiling for a fight, whereas on others, the mood is much more serene.
Born With the Moon in Virgo?
If you were born when the Moon was in Virgo, we say in astrology that you have a natal Virgo Moon. Being born with a natal Virgo Moon increases your tendency to worry and to fuss about things beyond your control, but it also enhances your critical thinking skills and boosts your ability to support others.
The Transiting Moon in Virgo
When the Moon transits Virgo, this zodiac’s sign association with health can create a very healing vibe. However, it is up to each of us to heal ourselves in whatever way we feel is necessary; this is self-healing, and we must do the work.
Emotionally, the Virgo Moon transit is rather critical, and it’s important not to allow our own negativity to overwhelm us at this time. There’s also a quest for perfection, as ever with Virgo, and during this lunar transit we need to understand that good enough is good enough.
On the plus side, the Virgo Moon brings hard work and diligence to the fore, so this is typically a good lunar transit for hard work and achievement, especially in anything which requires a lot of analysis.
The Virgo Moon can also help to blend logic and instincts, ensuring that decisions can be made using both head and heart, to get the best of both worlds.
When the Moon is in Virgo, you could, for example:
- Sign up to a new class
- Read classic literature
- Try out alternative health treatments
- Pick healing herbs from your garden
- Take your own advice
- Carefully weigh up decisions but allow your instincts a say
- Get ahead with detailed tasks at work
- Make lists. Lots of lists
Your Moon in Virgo Horoscope
Aries Horoscope During a Virgo Moon (Aries dates: March 20 – April 19)
Watch out for a drop in your self-confidence during the Virgo Moon transit. You’re used to making decisions in impulse, so the Virgo energy’s urge to analyze everything in detail is alien to you and second-guessing yourself in this way is uncomfortable. However, if you approach these few days as a lesson in objectivity, you can actually learn to make better decisions on the fly.
Taurus Horoscope During a Virgo Moon (Taurus dates: April 20 – May 20)
The earth energies of the transiting Virgo Moon are comfortable for you, and they bring out your inner creativity. This is a good lunar transit for artistic or craft work or indeed for getting hands-on with anything which brings you joy. This energy also helps you to use your intuition more, so you can speed up your normal step by step method for making progress.
Gemini Horoscope During a Virgo Moon (Gemini dates: May 21 – June 20)
Virgo and Gemini are both ruled by Mercury, so the Virgo Moon transit feels familiar and easy-going to you. The Virgo lunar energy increases your focus and your staying power, so your attention span increases during these few days – great for getting ahead at work. Within the family, this is a good time for setting ground rules and for dealing with unruly children – or seniors!
Cancer Horoscope During a Virgo Moon (Cancer dates: June 21 – July 21)
During the Virgo Moon, your tendency to worry is likely to increase and you’ll also start to blame yourself if things go wrong. Guilt can be a major issue for you with this lunar transit, and it’s important to shake off the sense that you must somehow become perfect. Ground yourself in Virgo’s earthy energies in a more positive way, for example by spending time out of doors and in nature.
Leo Horoscope During a Virgo Moon (Leo dates: July 22 – August 22)
The Virgo Moon demands a more analytical approach from you, so your normal act-first-think-later life strategy won’t quite cut it. Virgo energies can also dampen your exuberance a little bit, but these energies can actually be harnessed constructively if you turn your thoughts towards self-improvement. Heal yourself during a Virgo Moon by re-assessing your priorities.
Virgo Horoscope During a Virgo Moon (Virgo dates: August 23 – September 22)
When the Moon transits your own sign, your self-confidence will increase and your intuition will soar too, helping you to escape from any self-imposed ruts. This is a lovely few days for romance, as you’ll feel better understood by others for a while. It’s also a good time to push yourself into the spotlight and to showcase your talents at work, especially if you’ve been under-appreciated for a while.
Libra Horoscope During a Virgo Moon (Libra dates: September 23 – October 22)
Always indecisive as a Libra, you can expect to become even more so during a Virgo Moon. Try to put off major decisions for a few days if possible, as your thinking may be vague and confused. Instead of getting frustrated, make a conscious choice to let things go. It’s a good time for meditation, visualization and retreat. Let your imagination soar and see where your daydreams will take you.
Scorpio Horoscope During a Virgo Moon (Scorpio dates: October 23 – November 21)
You’re big on self-analysis, and if there’s one thing the Virgo Moon does well, it’s navel gazing. Use these energies to better understand your own emotions and motivations. This in turn will make dealing with people easier, as you’ll have a better sense of other people’s intentions. For this reason, the Virgo Moon is a surprisingly good time for making new friendships.
Sagittarius Horoscope During a Virgo Moon (Sagittarius dates: November 22 – December 20)
The energy of the Virgo Moon is grounding and forces you to focus on the detail. This is just what you need, at times, because in your rush to see the bigger picture, you miss out so many important intermediate steps. This lunar transit activates your career zone, and it’s a very good time for career planning or careful, conscious job hunting. Show off your powers of analysis.
Capricorn Horoscope During a Virgo Moon (Capricorn dates: December 21 – January 19)
When the Moon transits your fellow earth sign Virgo, you’ll enjoy getting stuck into hard work. This lunar energy feels safe and stable for you, and that increases your confidence. This is a very good time for looking into further or higher education or extra study of some kind. Intellectually, Capricorn, you’re a powerhouse now, so use this potential to your advantage.
Aquarius Horoscope During a Virgo Moon (Aquarius dates: January 20 – February 17)
When the Moon transits Virgo, you may feel rather tied down and trapped. Heal yourself during a Virgo Moon transit by examining why you feel the need to be so independent. This is a good lunar transit for reaching out to others and for healing your connection to your closest family members and friends. The Virgo Moon tones down your Aquarius emotional aloofness and allows warmth to return.
Pisces Horoscope During a Virgo Moon (Pisces dates: February 18 – March 19)
During a Virgo Moon, your love zone is activated, so this can be a lovely few days for romance. However, be very wary of trying to change your partner in any way; the challenge during a Virgo Moon is to accept someone for who they truly are, not who you might want them to be. That said, this can be a very healing Moon for Pisces if your relationship has been through the wars recently.