On February 19th, there is a full moon in Virgo (Sun in Pisces opposite Moon in Virgo). This is the second full moon of the year and is also a supermoon – the Moon will be at its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual. What does it mean, astrologically speaking?

Virgo is an analytical, meticulous and practical sun sign, those born under this sign using critical thinking in everyday life. Virgo is also known as the sign of work and duty, Virgos being considered the best employees a boss might ever want.

february 2019 full moon and supermoon

So, the 19th February Supermoon and Full Moon in Virgo is about work and getting motivated at work. The main lesson we need to understand, with this occasion, is that you don’t need to start with the big things. Just put one foot in front of the other and break the big goal into little goals you can accomplish one a time, without feeling exhausted or scared.

„There’s a reason donut holes are so lovable. They’re easy to eat. Before you know it, you’ve eaten a dozen of them. This is how goals should be too. Of course you should have a really big, audacious goal. But make sure you break down that goal into bite-sized, consumable goals. This way you’ll feel like you’re making progress in your journey and you’ll also feel a sense of accomplishment when you complete the smaller goals. A feeling of progress and achievement is a beautiful combination.“ (Nelson Wang)

That’s the way Virgo works. Those born under this sign are detail-oriented, they always remember incredibly random details that nobody else does but, in the end, they also see patterns easily. That’s why they are so successful workers.

Below, you can read a classical Zen story about the importance of work.

Zen Story for the Full Moon in Virgo: No Work, No Food

Hyakujo, the Chinese Zen master, used to labour with his pupils even at the age of eighty, trimming the gardens, cleaning the grounds, and pruning the trees.

The pupils felt sorry to see the old teacher working so hard, but they knew he would not listen to their advice to stop, so they hid away his tools.

That day the master did not eat. The next day he did not eat, nor the next. „He may be angry because we have hidden his tools,“ the pupils surmised. „We had better put them back“.

The day they did, the teacher worked and ate the same as before. In the evening he instructed them: „No work, no food“.

The next Full Moon is the Full Moon in Libra (Sun in Aries opposite Moon in Libra), on March, 21st.

Until then, there is a New Moon in Pisces (Sun conjunct Moon in Pisces), on March 6th.

Moon Phases in 2019: Full Moon Calendar

More about the natal Moon in Virgo