The February 19th Full Moon (0 deg Virgo) illuminates issues of improvement, correction, perfection and assistance (Virgo themes). The results or endings will involve a key detail or area of refinement- make it better or fix it altogether.
The Moon trines Mars (actions) in earthy, Fixed Taurus, so results will be driven by patience and determination. What manifests will be real (note the emphasis on Earth signs) and Mars in Taurus is about actions that stabilize and encourage growth.
So this Full Moon is an opportunity to literally make something better. To see solid results that anchor you in the here and how. Actions will flow slowly but harmoniously.
However, in contrast to this grounded energy, Mercury (ruler of this Moon) conjoins dreamy Neptune (ruler of the Pisces Sun). Neptune dissolves reality but in this case it’s given some definition by the sextile to Saturn in Capricorn. So we have the ruler of this Moon activating January 31st’s Saturn/Neptune sextile:
“Form (Saturn) harmonizes with what dissolves (Neptune) form for subtle but effective energy. This is the aspect for gradual changes to rules or structure.
But Saturn and Neptune together also imply some kind of sacrifice. Specifically, Saturn’s reality puts limits on Neptune’s dreams. Even though the sextile is a harmonious aspect, there will still be a small sacrifice required to get what you want. You will have to work extra hard and give something up in order to create. You will have to be patient and serene but also disciplined.”
An opposition (the Full Moon) along the Virgo/Pisces axis does strongly resonate with sacrifice. When the rulers of each end of an opposition conjoin, you have a chance to find that balance point. The sweet spot between Virgo’s perfect reality and Pisces’ exalted dream. The unification of practicality and compassion. But there will probably be a sacrifice connected to that Jan 31st issue- an awareness of the details (Mercury) of what you need to give up, or a verbal/written acknowledgment of what’s right and wrong.
Stil. Mercury/Neptune is always a bit tricky - you cannot completely trust this info because Neptune blurs the details. And, this is the first of three conjunctions Mercury will make to Neptune due to its upcoming Rx (see this post for dates and degrees). So what the light of this Full Moon reveals is only the start. It will be real, but this result will not be final - more details will emerge as the information shifts.
Consider it a work in progress.
As a side note, this Moon will also conjoin fixed star Regulus, one of the four Royal Stars. Previously in Leo (the heart of the lion) Regulus entered Virgo on Nov 28th, 2011. This powerful star can be associated with success, victory and courage. But if someone under its influence takes revenge, there will be a dramatic fall.
Regulus into Virgo shifted the proud Leo energy into the humbler sign of the Virgin, suggesting a more oblique expression of courage and success. Perhaps the enhanced awareness of what must be given up in order to gain. Perhaps the courage to make that sacrifice.
The trine to Mars suggests an undercurrent of assertiveness, but not expressed in the typical way. Keeping in mind that the Mercury/Neptune conjunction speaks to a story that will shift and unfold over the next couple of months, you may have to contend with delayed or atypical success. What you think is “correct” could morph over time. And, this Moon does take place at 0 degrees, so you’re at the start of Virgo/Pisces (with the Sun’s Pisces ingress occurring one day earlier). Events will not be neatly wrapped up and your fix could uncover new errors. One never knows with Neptune (and Mercury Rx).
Take it as it comes and focus on what you can do right now. Then allow events to pull you forward and see what unfolds.