The Progressed Moon represents your current needs, relationships, and general emotional state. When your PR Moon sign or house changes, your needs evolve. During the shift from Leo to Virgo, or 5th to 6th house, work and health become your greatest priorities, and your daily life goes under the microscope. You are entering a detail-oriented phase (about 2.5 years for the Virgo progression and 1-4 years for H6). During this time, practical considerations are under focus, and you can become a bit of a perfectionist! You also become more analytical and pragmatic.
Virgo is a very different sign than its predecessor, Leo. PR Moon in Leo or H5 was a relatively fun and selfish time. Your Virgo or H6 lunar progression is another animal! You’ll experience the need to focus on the daily necessities of life: your job, school, paying bills, chores and housework, and your health. During the Leo/H5 you could afford to be self-oriented and set in your ways, but no more. Right off the bat, a major change can occur that shakes up your schedule, like a new job, school, a health issue, or a different routine. You may have to start taking care of someone else, for example, and figure out how to adjust your life around that person.
Virgo is the studious and efficient young adult of the Zodiac; managing education, a job, and the details of life outside Mom and Dad’s house! Virgo is an Earth sign, and is practical and pragmatic: its motto is do what you can, when you can. Virgo likes to be busy in service to others, so prepare to do so! You’ll be more focused on practicalities: budgeting, paying bills, and savings plans. Health is a major focus for Virgo (the body is our vehicle), so this is a great time to develop a fitness routine, improved diet, get your checkups, or take vitamins. Virgo is very detail-oriented, so watch out for becoming health or work obsessed. A failing of this sign is it can’t see the forest for the trees, and can lose sight of the bigger picture. Remember to step back now and then!
Virgo is the organizer of the Zodiac, and is ruled by Mercury, planet of information. Virgo analyzes information, applies it, learns by trial and error, and then re-adjusts. While your PR Moon is in Virgo or H6, you may be taking in a lot of practical information, perhaps through your job or a college program, then required to actually use it. Because Virgo is so detail-obsessed, you will likely need to be more organized about your activities…consider keeping a planner. You will be able to retain more information at this time because your brain works better to categorize everything, and you are more critical about what you learn. You may begin to read a lot more!
Virgo is a Mutable sign (and H6 a “Cadent” house), representing the transition from Summer to Fall, and you will become much more adaptable and selfless. During my last PR Lunar transition from Leo/H5 to Virgo/H6 – they are aligned in my chart – I went from easy work and having fun with my then-boyfriend, to a management job and accelerated college program for Organizational Leadership. I also developed a health issue ultimately caused by the newfound stress. Incidentally, the link between work and health is so important during this lunar progression, and psychosomatic symptoms will occur if you don’t manage stress levels in a healthy way (exercise, meditation, yoga, etc.). Virgo can juggle too many activities and spread itself way too thin.
During PR Moon in Virgo/H6, you may drop the more dramatic people in your circle, in favor of those who are studious, hardworking, and practical. The switch from Leo to Virgo will allow you to loosen up your grip and move on from people and situations, because you won’t have time for emotional drama: you’ve got practical concerns. Co-workers and fellow students become close friends during this time. If you are care-taking for someone or providing them with a service, they will be very important in your life. Virgo doesn’t mind being subservient and enjoys the relationship of servant-master; you may become close to your managers or teachers. Pets also become a great source of happiness for you, and you are more occupied with their issues.
The Virgo lunar progression is easiest for people with natal Moon in an Earth sign (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn), and most challenging for those with natal Moon in another Mutable sign (Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces). For both Virgo/H6 lunar progressions, it’s a good time for organizing anything in your life, including your schedule, surroundings, and closets! Watch your stress levels; illness, psychosomatic symptoms, and dietary issues are more likely. Becoming overly perfectionist or obsessed with details is also problematic, as is being too critical of yourself and others.