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FULL MOON IN VIRGO FEBRUARY 24, 2024: PLANNING; ORDER; DECISION MAKING; IMPROVING COMMUNICATION

Updated: Feb 26





Happy Full Moon in Virgo! This Full Moon at approximately 5 ½ degrees of Virgo becomes exact today, on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 7:30 AM New York Time (12:30 GMT).


Virgo is an earth sign that is represented by The Maiden. It is associated with Persephone in Greek mythology. Virgo is very much associated with the wheat crop, as the ancients thought that Virgo—the second-largest constellation in the sky—appeared to be a woman with wings carrying a sheaf of wheat.


In the Northern Hemisphere, the final third of summer--Virgo season--has historically been the time when the most crops are reaped. In order to reap crops, it requires discipline, planning, and pragmatism. These are three qualities that the sign of Virgo models for the rest of the Zodiac.


Virgo means virgin in Latin. The sign of Virgo is also associated with purity and self-sufficiency. The Virgo glyph is an 'M' with a tail that turns inward, representative of Virgo's ability to introspect and discern. It also may represent sexual shyness, as Scorpio--the most outwardly sexual of signs--has a glyph that is an 'M' with a tail that is an outward-pointing arrow, representing a phallus.


Virgo is a mutable sign that brings logic, order, rules, practicality, rituals, communication and understanding into focus. It opposes the sun in the mutable water sign of Pisces—which brings creativity, flow, intuition, entropy, and all things that are unseen.


The Virgo-Pisces axis is about the logical versus the intuitive; the material versus the spiritual; the planned versus the spontaneous; structure versus creativity; order versus entropy; rules versus anarchy; and the manifest versus the unmanifest.


Virgo seeks to understand, while Pisces simply feels. Virgo is the material, while Pisces is the spiritual. Virgo is the manifest, while Pisces is the unmanifest or potential. Virgo is written/verbal communication, while Pisces is visual or aural art. Pisces is intuitive guidance, and Virgo is how the guidance is portrayed after being distilled into words.


During this Full Moon time, we have the opportunity to find a balance between thinking and feeling, and to use logical analysis and communication to our advantage. Virgo is ruled by Mercury, which along with the sun, Saturn and Neptune, forms a stellium in Pisces (in fact, the sun, Mercury and Saturn are all within about three degrees of one another).


Pisces is the ruler of the 12th House in astrology, the House of the Unconscious. This house is the home of all of that is unseen. With the Pisces energies so amplified at this time, our dream worlds are likely to be vivid, and it is a great time to do any type of meditation (especially because with all of the Virgo Full Moon energy over the next few weeks, our minds are likely to be overactive).


One really key way to quell an overactive mind (as a Virgo moon myself, I certainly have a lot of experience with this!) is to make lists (I’m a list-making pro!) We’ll talk more about getting your life in order in the next section.


With the abundance of Pisces energies present over the next 28 days (and especially the next two weeks), it’s a great time to make art, practice music, or to undertake any creative endeavors, as Pisces rules over art and creativity.


My current creative passion is standup comedy (I got to perform recently at the Conscious Life Expo in Los Angeles!)--and also, my visual creative passion is photography. What are your creative passions? 


Virgo rules the 6th House in astrology, which covers the themes of physical health, practicality, logic, organization, goal-setting, rules, action and community service. These themes will be the focus over the next 28 days—and especially over the next two weeks.



GETTING YOUR LIFE IN ORDER & PLANNING FOR YOUR HIGHEST FUTURE


Simply put, it’s time to get your life in order. It's time to let your logical mind serve you. It’s time to find practical solutions. Your physical body and daily rituals should be the focus over the next 28 days. Journaling will be extra helpful at this time.


To figure out what you personally need to work on during the next 28 days (and beyond), start with what's closest to you – your own flesh and bones. How has your body been feeling? Have you been sleeping enough? Have you been exercising? Are you eating well? Are you drinking enough water? Are there some medical issues that need to be addressed?


The name of the game now and for the next 28 days is self-care. Putting yourself first is a great act of kindness toward yourself. And of course, the more your own cup is filled, the more effectively you are able to help others or make them smile. Ultimately, you come into this world with yourself, you are with yourself 24/7, and you leave this planet with yourself. No one else is going to put you first.


Self-care is not an easy thing to master, because we tend to fall into patterns of complacency. It is normalized on our planet for people to get into a routine consisting of survival (working for money), taking care of home/family, sleep and entertainment. Most people leave little wiggle room to optimize their physical and mental health through healthy routines.


It's something that I've struggled with as well and thus it's a consistent lesson I am being called to master. Self-discipline is what separates those who experience a high level of success as opposed to moderate or little success.


Both being and doing are relevant and important in a spiritual awakening journey, and even though it might at first glance seem contradictory, self-discipline with daily rituals can not only amplify and assist your ability to create and accomplish ('the doing')--but it can also assist you in better learning how to be, as good daily rituals will clear your mind of toxic thoughts, ground you and get you excited about life.


Here are some suggestions for adding some supportive daily rituals in honor of this

Virgo Full Moon: 


  • Belly-breathing meditation

  • Mantra chanting

  • Journaling

  • Brain Gym exercises

  • Yoga, tai chi or qi gong

  • Pulling a daily tarot card

  • A daily walk, jog, or bike ride

  • A daily fresh juice

  • A daily healthy smoothie

  • Saying “I love you” to yourself in the mirror upon awakening and before bed

  • Daily reading time

  • Saying affirmations in the mirror daily

  • Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping)

  • Daily cleaning/organizing time

  • A new healthy diet

Here are some tips for implementing and actually keeping up with supportive and healthy daily rituals:


  • Start with one or two things at a time; keep disciplined with those one or two rituals before adding another one.

  • Plan ahead! Make it a no-brainer for you to actually do the ritual. Examples: clean your juicer right after using it so it doesn't seem like such a chore; place your running shoes right by the front door the night before; put your yoga mat right next to your bed; put your journal on your nightstand; set alarms on your phone for times when you'd like to do a certain ritual.

  • Keep an updated to-do list on your phone or a white board

  • Keep a daily checklist as well—the key is to not overload it. Make it attainable!

  • Have a consistent bedtime and wake up time.

  • Strive to do rituals at a consistent time of day: this trains your brain to expect that you're going to do the ritual (e.g. a walk/run after lunch).

  • Create some sort of reward system: allow yourself a treat if you do your rituals for the whole week!

  • Pre-schedule leisure time throughout the week

  • Don't try to schedule/plan too many rituals at once: make it reasonable and attainable

  • Charge your phone in another room in order to prevent yourself from dawdling

  • Be mindful to avoid dopamine-releasing activities at night (e.g. movies; video games; social media scrolling; pornography; eating junk food; drug or alcohol use). Go to bed earlier if you find your night-times being unproductive or lending to addictive habits (going to sleep earlier is better for the body, anyhow).

  • Put on music that will make it easier to do whatever you're desiring to do during that part of the day (e.g. classical music for studying; rock, pop, or rap/hip hop for exercise; mantras for meditation).


This is the time to plan out your future, with all this Virgo energy to be had. With all planets currently direct, there are no planets or aspects impeding planning and manifestation at this time. This is a full forward-momentum type of energy!

The North Node and Chiron are meeting together in aggressive, opportunistic Aries, encouraging us to follow our passions at this time.


Jupiter in fortunate Taurus sextiles Saturn in Pisces, which is a very opportunistic aspect: it says to me that if we take the bull by the horn at this time (Jupiter in Taurus), our dreams will come true (Saturn in Pisces!)


In the past few days, I literally planned out my calendar for the rest of 2024, and even into 2025. With my Virgo moon, planning, scheduling, and making lists put me at ease. Even if you don’t have Virgo aspects, I would suggest at the very least keeping a physical and/or digital calendar (I use both) and an up-to-date to-do list.


To me, planning has always been one of my comforts and strengths. The reason I do such a good job at pulling off events and classes that people love is because I thoroughly plan in advance. Any time I have a media appearance, I almost always create in advance a thorough outline of what I’m going to speak about!



BALANCING LOGIC AND PSYCHIC GUIDANCE/INTUITION


When the Virgo Full Moon rolls around annually, we get to see this interesting and important polarity play out between logic and intuition. The sun is joined by Mercury--the planet of communication and the ruling planet of Virgo in Neptune's home sign of Pisces (and Saturn is there, too).


My moon sign is in Virgo, and this could be why I believe that one of my primary contributions to the spiritual community is my advocacy for the use of logic and practicality. Although there is a wealth of wonderful, helpful and practical information, guidance and psychic predictions out there on the Internet, this space is also riddled with misinformation, airy-fairy premises with little practical application, and (frankly) BS ‘channelings’.


It's because of my own past experiences with false channelings, not-so-talented psychics, misinformation, and the illusions of the mind that I feel it is so important to emphasize the use of logic.


I believe it is healthy to keep the viewpoint of a healthy skeptic, even if something feels true. You can believe something and still be open to it being wrong or incomplete.


For those who work with me or know me personally, they are sometimes surprised at how logical I am, considering my psychic abilities. In fact, I believe that one of the reasons that I tend to be pretty clear and accurate with my psychic faculties is because I run whatever information I garner from my psychic pathways through a logical filter of “Does this make sense?” Logic and intuition don't have to be enemies.


For example, I am a Medical Intuitive, using psychic vision and abilities to receive information about what's going on inside the body, however I have also studied human anatomy. It's hard to see what's going on inside the body if you don't know where the organs are!


I regularly read abstracts of medical studies. I have extensively studied supplements and I continue to do so. I have stacks of alternative medical books in my office. I often encourage clients to get alternative medical tests done if they can afford them. I believe test numbers are a great (and even necessary) complement to intuitive information.


One of my favorite books is Expansion for Ascending Consciousness by Todd R. Deviney, which is an in-depth channeled scientific explanation of the quantum physics of the Universe and Ascension. After reading the book, it affirmed my belief that almost everything is explicable logically.


I highly recommend checking out his books if you are scientifically-minded or if you're curious. They are slow reads, as they carry an incredible amount of very complex information. But the books are mind-blowing, and there's absolutely nothing like them that you've read in any more mainstream scientific publications.

I would also highly recommend checking out the collaborations that Todd and I did on my YouTube channel. Here’s the link to Part 1.


My point is that logic isn't something that needs to be demonized while we are on the spiritual journey. You can live from your Heart and make some important decisions from the gut while still using your logical mind to navigate the majority of your life.


I mean, if you really think about it, most of the decisions you make throughout your day are logic-based. You have a set of things you need to/want to accomplish during the day, and you use your logical mind to go from one step to the next.


I’ve done better than ever in recent years at living my life intuitively, and it’s worked out really, really well for me. Incredible opportunities have come to pass because I’ve listened to my intuition. For me, the best way I can describe how I know what my intuition is saying is that it’s just a knowingness. I know it, and I don’t need to second-guess it (even if I do second-guess it, that voice of doubt doesn’t seem to have much power).


But there’s a fine line between intuition and impulse—and even I haven’t always gotten that right. Impulse generally has a story or a justification attached to it—while intuition is quieter—but so sure of itself that it doesn’t need a justification.


I have seen and spoken to a lot of people who thought their intuition was telling them to do something and it turned out it was an illusion of the ego-mind. This happened to me a lot during a period in my life when I was taking part in a lot of plant medicine ceremonies and I was way too much in my head and misinterpreting intuition.


Here's a good example of this. Years ago, I was in the supermarket with my dear friend who is now on the other side. We had been talking about intuition over the days prior and trying to figure out how to better use it. He randomly grabbed some sort of boxed product from the dry section and left it in the frozen section with the ice cream. I asked him why he did it, and he said that intuition told him to. It was then that I realized there is a fine line between intuition, impulse, and illusion derived from the ego-mind.


Both intuition and illusion lie in the realm of Pisces and Neptune. To discern which is which isn't easy, and in fact for most of us it will take a lifetime of figuring out. It's not something I have completely figured out myself yet either, but I do the best I can and always try to merge logic and intuition as much as possible.


I wrote an e-book a few years back called Developing the Skills of Discernment and Intuition. It's free; if you'd like a copy, you can e-mail me at youareadivinehuman@gmail.com.


A good method for making decisions is to check in with the body. What does my body feel when I think about (Choice A)? What does my body feel when I think about (Choice B)?


Even this exercise can sometimes lead you astray, so weigh this against your logic before making a final decision; however I find it to be a very good and highly accurate method to make decisions. Most of the time, going with what feels good to your body will lead you down the best path.


Another good method is to put your hand over your Heart and ask if a certain decision is in the Highest Good for your evolution? Then feel the sensation in your Heart. Does it feel like angel wings in your Heart are going up (likely an aligned decision), or the wings are going down and wilting (maybe not so aligned of a decision).


But even this isn’t foolproof—and in practice it is more like a spectrum, rather than a binary YES/NO. What I’ve found is that if it isn’t a 100% YES! with this practice, you should at least take a second look with your logical mind to make sure all your ducks are in row with the decision.


The tarot is a fantastic tool to assist in decision making, however it should not be a replacement for actually making the decision. I have really become best friends again with my tarot deck over the past few years (why did I ever take a few years off of it?) and I find it to be really helpful in showing me the energies present in the situation I am inquiring about.


However, the tarot will never make a decision for you; it's only there to help clarify the situation and to give you a sense of possible outcomes. And it should be noted that fear or anxiety will cloud the cards when you are reading for yourself and can sometimes give you false readings--so if you're anxious or fearful have someone else read for you.


Another fine line that is difficult to discern is fear versus intuition. If you are feeling the need to avoid something, is that your intuition or is that a fear?


Again, it's hard to tell—but the number one thing I would pay attention to is whether there is a long story behind it (likely fear), or if it's a subtle feeling that you should avoid something (likely intuition).


Ideally, logic and intuition line up. That's the sweet spot, and it's hard to make a bad decision from there. Even if the decision doesn't work out in the end--or unexpected results come about from that decision--it would be hard to blame yourself for the decision you made. Likely, if the outcome wasn't what you wanted, it was exactly the experience you needed anyways.


I'd like to quote Eckhart Tolle from a 2018 video Can We Trust Our Feelings and Intuition? to give us some more clarity on discerning true intuition: “Intuition comes out of presence...there is a quiet strength behind your feeling...you may not be able to explain to others why...there is a peaceful quality to it.”


As I wrote earlier, this negotiation between logic and intuition is a lifelong journey. If you’d like to really dig into this fascinating topic with me, please purchase the recording of my Mastering Your Intuition webinar by e-mailing me at youareadivinehuman@gmail.com. It’s just $33.


We could also say that the interplay between logic and intuition is the interplay and cooperation between the left (masculine) brain and the right (feminine) brain. Establishing coherence between the left and right brains is an important part of the spiritual journey.


Physically, Brain Gym exercises and the Cortices Technique are helpful (search for them in your favorite search engine or on YouTube). Balancing logic and intuition in your life and honoring and utilizing both is another important journey in establishing greater balance between the brain hemispheres.



IMPROVING COMMUNICATION

 

Virgo is ruled by Mercury, the king of communication. The most effective way to become a better communicator is to learn to listen better. By listening better, we are giving the other person the gift of being heard, which is so often the underlying reason why we have conversations with one another in the first place: it feels good to be heard.


The best interviewers out there are the ones who you can tell listen very well. They are present in the conversation and thus they ask compelling follow-up questions that make for a really interesting interview. A poor interviewer will usually be nervous, stuck in their head, and ask only the pre-written questions—as they are not really listening to what the interviewee is saying.


Being present in our interactions with others enhances our quality of life immensely. Conversations become much more enjoyable when you listen better. And by listening better to someone else's stories and experiences, it is more likely that they will reciprocate to you by listening to your stories and experiences. Being heard opens the Heart and makes us want to make space to hear someone else.


Another great tactic is taking a pause before you respond to anything anyone says. It is never wise to respond to anything someone says with anger, as anger only will make a communication issue worse or cause further problems. Making it a habit to pause before responding gives you a buffer that ensures you won't say something you later regret.


Even when you're not feeling triggered, taking a pause before responding allows you another moment to collect your thoughts and to make an even more effective statement. Those with high levels of charisma generally pause before speaking or responding.


Another important part of learning better communication is boundary setting. Be honest with yourself and others about how you're willing to communicate and what's acceptable (and what’s unacceptable) as far as the way that another person communicates with you. There will be times when you simply don't feel like communicating, and that's OK—honor that.


It is OK to tell someone no. It is OK to tell someone you're too tired, or you need space to yourself. It is OK to tell someone you need a break. It is OK to tell someone you're uncomfortable or it's not a good time. It's OK to reschedule commitments. Honoring these feelings builds healthy self-esteem.


The most difficult people in your life to set proper boundaries with may very well be family members. They have known you for a long time, and they may think that it's OK to treat you like they treated you when you were a child. They may not be able to see or perceive how you have evolved.


With family members, you must remember that you are allowed to evolve and you are allowed to change your boundaries when you feel it's necessary.


Sometimes, a family member will actually be open to discussing boundaries if you give them the chance. It's best to always give others the benefit of the doubt; though if someone really won't honor your boundaries--family member or not--you may sometimes need to reduce or even fully walk away from communicating with them.


Another really awesome way to improve communication is to give out more

compliments. People love receiving compliments, and you'll find that as you dish out compliments to others you'll find them coming back to you in unexpected and heartwarming moments!



DON’T LET YOURSELF GET RUN OVER IN RELATIONSHIPS


Venus and Mars are together in Aquarius, which is a very friendly conjuction. It’s a kumbaya type energy where we want to just hang out and get along with one another! However, with Venus and Mars forming a tense square to Jupiter in aggressive Taurus, the sun in meek Pisces, and the moon in in shy Virgo, some people (especially empaths) may run the risk of getting run over in relationships, if they’re not careful.


Stand up for yourself when you need to—and get to safety if someone is being aggressive with you. This is the type of energy that will bring the worst out in abusive relationships (and if you’re in an abusive relationship, you should seriously question whether whatever benefits you receive from the relationship are worth the abuse—because almost certainly, they’re not).



POWERFUL SOLAR FLARES


We are approaching Solar Maximum; on Feb. 21-22, we experienced three X-class (the strongest) solar flares in 24 hours, including an X6, the strongest since 2017!

It appears that Solar Maximum is arriving earlier than anticipated. During this time, we can expect many more X-class flares ahead. Us Lightworkers and empaths tend to feel the solar flares in our bodies (I knew something big had happened when the X6 hit, then I looked it up and my feeling was confirmed).


It is said that the sun is emitting Ascension codes with its flares (I understand this to be indeed true). It’s actually a very exciting time when the big solar flares hit, as it means the codes are coming in to accelerate the planetary Ascension that is already underway. And for those of us that have begun to accelerate our own individual Ascension processes, the big solar flares can add fuel to that process (even if in the short-term we feel tired and heavy).


The best thing you can do when the big solar flares hit—especially if you are energetically sensitive to them—is to drink more water than usual, practice grounding exercises, and sleep more.




Wishing you a wonderful and productive Full Moon in Virgo!



With Love,


Matthew John



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