Astrological Forecasts

Full Moon in Virgo (Part Two)

Spica and The Virgin Maiden

spica (Alpha virginis




There are celestial events that should be noted and, this Full Moon cycle, we have the pleasure of observing the star, Spica, in the night sky for a few days!

There is a wonderful write-up about how and where to view it found over at EarthSky that I recommend.

For this post, I want to focus more on the associations of Spica and The Virgin Maiden and what that may mean for planning how to spend our time during this Full Moon phase.

Spica has always been universally regarded as one of the most positive stars in the sky. Most commonly, Spica, is seen as the sheaf of wheat which Persephone, the goddess of Virgo, holds in her hand. Some astrologers saw Spica as a mix of Mercury and Venus and people born with Spica in their chart are said to be:

  • Learned
  • Philosophical
  • Charismatic
  • Creative
  • Clever
  • Sensual
  • Pleasure-loving
  • Charming
  • Practical
  • Fickle
  • Promiscuous

Anonymous of 379 wrote that Spica, in particular among the Mercury-Venus stars, produces men who act as “hierophants” or high priests as well as philosophers, and that it produces women who become priestesses of Isis, Demeter, or Persephone.[xxi]

If you have Spica in a prominent place in your chart, the energy will be magnified as the moon moves into its waning phase. Whether positive or negative, the full power of Spica and the Moon is most potent on the evening of the 25th.

Enjoy the energy!

Dr. Sacheen

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