VIRGO: HAPPY BIRTHDAY & SOLAR RETURN! You’re the bright light of the month, with the Sun now in your sign. Come out from behind-the-scenes and allow yourself to be seen! It’s your turn to shine and express yourself, especially on 8/26, 9/6 (New Moon in Virgo) & 16. Put some energy into enhancing your self-image, appearance and lifestyle. This would be a good time to get a facial, try a new hairstyle, upgrade your wardrobe or update your professional photo. Put your best face forward!
Make sure to redirect some of your attention to your one-on-one relationships, particularly around the Full Moon on 9/20. Pay close attention to any feedback (positive or negative) from others, as it will raise your level of self-awareness! Considering the potential confusion or misunderstandings arising from the oppositions to Neptune from Mercury (8/24), Mars (9/2) and the Sun (9/14), keep communications clear, be sensitive & compassionate, and maintain healthy boundaries in your partnership interactions. You could be with the person of your dreams at this time, or find yourself disillusioned if you’re not coming from a grounded place. Take off the rose-colored glasses!
With Mercury, your planet, in VIRGO as this solar month begins, you’ll want to put your personal environment in ship-shape condition. When things are clean, functional and in their proper places, your life works more efficiently. Others will be drawn to you for your analytical abilities and sage advice! Once Mercury moves on to LIBRA (from 8/29 to 10/18), life will become sweeter and more harmonious. Balance out your work with time to play; create space for friendships, social activity and cultural enrichment. At the same time, you will want to put your personal finances in order, improve your dietary habits and nurture yourself on all levels (especially on 9/3-4 & 20).
Mars has been in VIRGO since 7/29; during this 6-week cycle, you’ve been challenged to express yourself, take charge of your life and go for what you want. Once Mars moves on and joins Mercury in LIBRA on 9/14, you’ll be redirecting your energy into personal finances, feelings & food. Over the next 6 weeks, it’s an ideal time to stock up on necessities, re-evaluate your resources & expenditures, investigate new sources of income — and do a deeper dive into nutritional matters. Strive for balance, inner peace and emotional well-being.
You will find much pleasure from learning new things, taking some short trips and connecting with your network, as well as with relatives & neighbors from 9/10 on. Get back into circulation and catch up with your communications & email. With both Jupiter & Saturn in the work & health sector this year, you’ll want to increase your knowledge as well as eliminate outgrown habits. This can be quite a productive & healthy year for you if you apply yourself – and practice what you preach! A significant partnership is on the horizon from 12/28 on, so get your work done and prepare for liftoff. Have a wonderful “new year” ahead!
LONG-TERM FORECAST: You’re experiencing a creative renaissance these days, with Pluto now in CAPRICORN (2008–2024). A powerful initiation is taking place within you, one that will inspire you to delve into new avenues of creative self-expression. You’re ready to begin & develop new projects, hobbies, business ventures & romantic adventures; start-ups of all kinds (including children) will attract your attention. Take some risks & by all means, have fun! During this 16-year cycle, your inner child will be demanding the opportunity to play, initiate and speculate. You now have the energy & enthusiasm to manifest your hearts’ desire, so set clear intentions and go for it! Committed, persistent & patient efforts will be rewarded!
You’ll be experiencing a subtle, yet significant shift in partnerships and teamwork interactions during Neptune’s transit of PISCES (2012–2026). Outgrown patterns of relating to others will be dissolving, clearing the space for healthier relationships in all areas of your life. Strive for clarity, consensus and conscious communications, so as to avoid draining or toxic one-on-one interactions. You’ll be drawn to those with whom you sense a deep spiritual & psychic connection; seek out partnerships that are based on equality, compassionate understanding & mutual productivity.
With Uranus currently in TAURUS (5/15/18–4/25/26), you are ready to expand your thinking, extend your boundaries and elevate your consciousness. During this 7-year cycle, higher education, long-distance travel, writing, publishing or promotional opportunities could arise unexpectedly. Global affairs, foreign languages, philosophy, religion or sports may intrigue you more than usual.
While Saturn transits AQUARIUS (3/21/20–3/7/23), you’ll have the practicality and discipline necessary for stabilizing work routines, restructuring personnel & procedures and implementing innovative technologies. Be realistic in how you manage your time and strive for increased productivity — work smarter, not harder! Liberate yourself from limiting or habitual ways of doing things. Make responsible choices when it comes to taking care of your health; any long-standing issues could be resolved during this cycle with patience & conscientious effort. Stay committed to your emotional & physical well-being; set aside quality time for exercise, relaxation, meditation, spiritual growth and pets.
With Jupiter also now in AQUARIUS (12/19/20—12/28/21), it’s time to direct your enthusiasm into work and health matters. Make your workplace a more positive, inspiring place; implement progressive procedures or technologies, and improve communications with co-workers. This is an optimal year to upgrade your health and habits; you will be lucky in finding helpful doctors & practitioners if you need them. Exercise, relaxation techniques, meditation and a spiritual practice could be especially beneficial to your well-being. Take advantage of any volunteer opportunities, as being of service to others could bring you much joy & fulfillment. You may find it helpful to review what was going on in your life when this same cycle was in effect 12 years ago (1/5/09—1/17/10).
Once Jupiter takes its initial steps into PISCES (5/13—7/28/21), you will be open to joining up with others in partnership & teamwork activities. Positive, knowledgeable & helpful individuals will be entering your life — together, much can be accomplished! Once Jupiter re-enters PISCES on 12/28/21, your one-on-one relationships will be taking top priority!
©2021 Diane Elizabeth Clarke