(Since The Moon is often associated with the conditions of one’s childhood, here’s Part Five of a twelve-part series about the Moon in your birth chart — your emotional comfort zone — written from both the perspective of a standard astrological interpretation and a children’s story from the perspective of each Moon Sign. I’ll tuck you in later.)
MOON IN VIRGO
Like the traditional symbol of The Virgin it is associated with, Moon in Virgo has a reputation for being cautious and modest. These qualities make it easy for others to mistakenly believe you are a cold fish, or a calculating bitch. And — usually — that is a mistake. Your mind has a fairly firm grip on how you express your feelings. Rather than gush over the ones you love, you prefer to express your innermost feelings through dietary tips, sanitary wipes, and gentle nagging. In part, this is because you are overly worried about exposing your sensitivity to others. Others may have to leap a lot of hurdles to get to know you really well, but the effort is usually worth it.
You tend to intellectualize your feelings and to compile mental lists of reason why you shouldn’t do or feel this or that. If having the appearance of self-control were a handicap, you would automatically get your own parking space everywhere you go. People with Moon in Virgo generally don’t think their homes are clean or orderly enough, even though your underwear is probably filed and indexed by age, color, and material. When you put your mind to it, you can be terribly cunning and calculating with your emotions. Fortunately you usually use this for good rather than ill. Usually.
THE MOON IN VIRGO STORY
“So you see,” Goldilocks said as she finished writing the formula out on the white board, “mixing the contents of bowls A, B, and C causes a thermal equilibrium in which all three bowls of porridge come out just right.”
Mama Bear yawned. “Can we kill her yet?” she whispered to Papa Bear.
Goldilocks continued. “Also, while you were out, I had time to review your utility bills and found some interesting patterns in your energy usage. If you will now all please refer to the graph on page twelve of the reports I’ve given you…”