Virgo Moon, chiming in at the end here...
"Virgo rapidly assimilates the multitude of details surrounding a new person, idea, or situation, and with equal speed leaps at the core meaning or underlying principle to enhance his understanding."
That single sentence is one of the best descriptors of Virgo Moon that I've seen, and is essentially a particular phrasing of what my current articulation of my life purpose is.
I've also strongly identified with the whole "emotions infused with logic, logic infused with emotions" theme of Moon-Mercury, and of using intellectual understanding as a shield against emotional experience.
I can relate to much, though not all of what Av said regarding early life experiences, though I was never physically
beaten up in school. I definitely identify with the "takes a lot of abuse" concept; I tend to be willing to accept a lot of sh*t before I bail.
I have a large vocabulary, read voraciously, learn very quickly. Languages have come easily to me throughout life, both spoken languages and programming languages. I relate to Av on all of these.
The "crazy spells" thing is, for me, experienced as a wave of emotions breaking free of conscious control, and either surrendering to a reactive state of mind, or dissociating from it (which feels, in all ways, worse than just being reactive for a time). In any case, I don't really seem to get the "suddenly irrational" thing anymore, though I used to when I was younger.
I can also resonate with some of what JSAD describes in his Virgo Moon contact, regarding generally illogical, self-victimizing, and avoidant behavior. However, in all of this, I have trouble separating Virgo Moon traits from those of my 7' Moon-Neptune square, and 2*35' Moon-Saturn square.
I have the emotional and cerebral sensitivity, orientation towards an "inner fantasy realm," response when stressed, etc. I'm not particularly allergic or sensitive to food, etc, except insofar as I am very
sensitive to drugs - caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, etc.
I would consider myself somewhat flirty, but it's always done in play, almost never as an attempt to actually court someone (where I tend to try the "mating dance" of Sagittarius), and so I've always thought it was more of a Mars-Venus thing (I have a sextile just outside of 3* between them; it's the only aspect that either has).
I'm especially taken with the "service-devoted assistant" type of theme presented in the longer description here on the forum. I much prefer being #2 over #1 (...but also prefer being #2 over any lower number
). Even given my Sag Sun and foreground Mars, I would rather be an expert consultant than a direct leader.
In any case though, I need to feel like I'm an integral part of a team that I'm serving, otherwise I have trouble feeling engaged. I think the tribalism of my Sag Sun helps with this, though.
Finally, I don't see this mentioned explicitly anywhere, but I have obsessive-compulsive disorder (diagnosed twice). I guess it's an expression of the "analytic and too serious" thing coupled with an overactive imagination, plus themes of environmental control, self-defense, perfectionism, etc.
Also don't see this mentioned for Moon in Virgo, only Sun in Virgo, but I'm very slight for a guy, at 5'6" and averaging 110 pounds for the last 10 years.