February 2021: Tarot spread for the full moon in Virgo

Plus some journaling questions, an astro-tarot forecast, exploration of the the Sabian symbol, and additional resources for the Virgo full moon.

Tarot spread for the February 2021 full moon in Virgo

The February 2021 full moon falls in the sign of Virgo. The Virgo archetype is logical and practical, with an eye for detail and the steadfastness to go after their goals. This is a sign that thrives on meticulous planning, on honing skills to perfection and gaining mastery over their chosen vocation.

Spiritually, the Virgo archetype teaches the principle of devotion. One way to understand this principle is by looking at it through the lens of one’s devotion to their craft. While all the buzz seems to point towards profiting from your passion, there are numerous examples of famous writers and artists who held down a day job for most of their lives. Franz Kafka was an insurance clerk, Harper Lee was an airline ticketing agent, Mark Rothko was an elementary school teacher and Paul Gauguin was a stockbroker. They could all have given in to the dull drudgery of making a living, but they didn’t – and the world is much richer for their devotion to their craft.

The February 2021 full moon also shines a light on the ways in which we communicate – be that with our loved ones, our wider communities, or ourselves. With this month’s new moon bringing our sense of home to the forefront, this Virgo full moon presents a good opportunity to lean into examining how we communicate within our family structures, and with ourselves.

Family dynamics can often be difficult, and it can feel confronting – and also liberating – to choose who we let into our lives, and how much access we grant them. This isn’t always possible, and it isn’t always easy, so tread lightly with this examination.

When it comes to examining the conversations we have with ourselves, it’s important to remember that our mental chatter can hold us back, pull us down, and keep us stuck. And that our wisest, most compassionate self is also available to us. Sometimes, we just need to dig a little deeper to access that part of ourselves.

Becoming aware of our internal dialogue and starting to question the stories we play on loop in our minds can also help us to set ourselves free of old patterns and craft better outcomes for ourselves. 

Astro-tarot influences for the February 2021 full moon

To throw some more light on the February full moon astrology, let’s take a look at the astro-tarot influences of this lunation. The Virgo full moon falls in decan 1, which is represented by the 8 of Pentacles. This is to be interpreted in conjunction with The Hermit, which is associated with Virgo.

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The 8 of Pentacles often represents focus, dedication and hard work; a devotion to your chosen craft or vocation. The Hermit is an inward and solitary energy, and represents a time to pull away from society to find our own personal truth.

This, then, speaks to the need to tune out the noise of the external world as you focus on your chosen vocation, calling, or goals. Interestingly, this is something that I’ve been thinking about a lot, recently – the role that social media and societal constructs play on pulling our focus away from what matters to us, and to what the world says should matter.

But this really isn’t about deleting social media apps, and it isn’t even a recent phenomenon. It is one that human beings have grappled with through time. The ancient Greek philosophers, for example, often reflected on the themes of comparison, choice, and focusing on what is in front of you. We think social media makes that more difficult {and maybe it does}, but the Stoics were thinking of these things too!

So evidently, this is something that is hardwired in us, this need to look outwards, to measure ourselves against someone or something else. And yet, the Stoics found a way to subvert that wiring, to take a step back and observe and course correct.

That is the theme of this Virgo full moon. Stepping back into ourselves, into our own lives, and focusing on + getting clear on what really and truly matters to us, and doing more of that. Which means we need to get clear about our yes and our no. This was hinted at with the Leo full moon in January, which asked us to consider embracing the joy of missing out.

This Virgo full moon can help us to take that even deeper.

I’ve spoken in more depth to this theme here, and I would encourage you to carve out some time and have a read + think about some of the things I touched on in this article.

This Virgo full moon is one that can truly support the goals that are burning the brightest in your heart. And clearing out some of that external noise would help you to get really clear on what you want.

Sabian Symbol for the February 2021 new moon in Aquarius

The Sabian Symbol for Virgo 8 degrees is ​An Expressionist Painter Making A Futuristic Drawing.

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This symbol makes me want to jump up and down, screaming “this be me!” except I paint intuitively, not futuristically. But, I digress!

What this symbol reminds me of is our inherent creativity – and I don’t necessarily mean art or writing, but also our ability to problem solve and plan creatively. It makes me think of how unique we all are, and how we all bring our own unique perspective to everything.

And yet, we often tamp down our uniqueness in an endeavour to “fit in”. But if we lose our ability to discern our originality, we can end up feeling discombobulated – not knowing where we begin and where the voice of others begin. We live our lives not on our terms, but on borrowed ideas, which leaves us feeling unfulfilled and disconnected from ourselves.

Tarot spread for the February 2021 full moon in Virgo

Here’s a tarot spread to tap into the energy of this new moon.

Tip: Listen to your first intuitive hit with this spread.

Astro-tarot forecast and tarot spread for the February 2021 full moon in Virgo.

1. Tune in: This represents a deeper truth for you, personally, at this time

2. Tune out: This represents an idea or a feeling that isn’t really your truth, you’ve just believed it to be true about/for you

3. Focus: An idea/area/energy to focus on to get you closer to yourself/your goals

4. Mama moon says: This is always a supportive message

Journaling questions for the February 2021 Aquarius full moon

Not a cardslinger? No problem! Here are some questions to reflect on instead.

  • In what ways/areas do you give in to the fear of missing out (FOMO)? FOMO doesn’t always look like comparison or wanting what they have. It is also expressed in things like doomscrolling, hoarding books, buying that course even though you have eleventybillion undone courses sitting on your hard drive {guilty, guilty, and not-so-guilty anymore!}.
  • How could you simplify + set some boundaries around the areas of FOMO you’ve identified? {Tip: I don’t think you can – or even need to – completely give up FOMO {hello, you beauty of a book, you!}, but you can embrace the joy of missing out more – because that helps you to focus in on what really matters to *you*. You get to determine how. {Sticking to the book example, you can decide that you will put a moratorium on buying books until you finish the unread books on your shelves, or that you will donate an equal number of books as you buy.}
  • What would this simpler life look + feel like?
  • If you close your eyes and drop into your body, what do you think really matters to you? How is it different from what society says? How can you bring more of that into your life?

If you share your tarot readings using this spread on social media, please use the hashtag #moontarotstories so we can connect with each other.

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