VIRGO AT A GLANCE

Element – Earth

Ruling Planet – Mercury

Career Planet – Mercury

Love Planet – Neptune

Money Planet – Venus

Planet of Home and Family Life – Jupiter

Planet of Health and Work – Uranus

Planet of Pleasure – Saturn

Planet of Sexuality – Mars

Colours – earth tones, ochre, orange, yellow

Colour that promotes love, romance and social harmony – aqua blue

Colour that promotes earning power – jade green

Gems – agate, hyacinth

Metal – quicksilver

Scents – lavender, lilac, lily of the valley, storax

Quality – mutable (= flexibility)

Quality most needed for balance – a broader perspective

Strongest virtues – mental agility, analytical skills, ability to pay attention to detail, healing powers

Deepest needs – to be useful and productive

Characteristic to avoid – destructive criticism

Signs of greatest overall compatibility – Taurus, Capricorn

Signs of greatest overall incompatibility – Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces

Sign most helpful to career – Gemini

Sign most helpful for emotional support – Sagittarius

Sign most helpful financially – Libra

Sign best for marriage and/or partnerships – Pisces

Sign most helpful for creative projects – Capricorn

Best Sign to have fun with – Capricorn

Signs most helpful in spiritual matters – Taurus, Leo

Best day of the week – Wednesday

Understanding a Virgo

The virgin is a particularly fitting symbol for those born under the sign of Virgo. If you meditate on the image of the virgin you will get a good understanding of the essence of the Virgo type. The virgin is, of course, a symbol of purity and innocence – not naïve, but pure. A virginal object has not been touched. A virgin field is land that is true to itself, the way it has always been. The same is true of virgin forest: it is pristine, unaltered.

Apply the idea of purity to the thought processes, emotional life, physical body and activities and projects of the everyday world, and you can see how Virgos approach life. Virgos desire the pure expression of the ideal in their mind, body and affairs. If they find impurities they will attempt to clear them away.

Impurities are the beginning of disorder, unhappiness and uneasiness. The job of the Virgo is to eject all impurities and keep only that which the body and mind can use and assimilate.

The secrets of good health are here revealed: 90 per cent of the art of staying well is maintaining a pure mind, a pure body and pure emotions. When you introduce more impurities than your mind and body can deal with, you will have what is known as ‘disease’. It is no wonder that Virgos make great doctors, nurses, healers and dieticians. They have an innate understanding of good health and they realize that good health is more than just physical. In all aspects of life, if you want a project to be successful it must be kept as pure as possible. It must be protected against the adverse elements that will try to undermine it. This is the secret behind Virgo’s awesome technical proficiency.

One could talk about Virgo’s analytical powers – which are formidable. One could talk about their perfectionism and their almost superhuman attention to detail. But this would be to miss the point. All of these virtues are manifestations of a Virgo’s desire for purity and perfection – a world without Virgos would have ruined itself long ago.

A vice is nothing more than a virtue turned inside out, misapplied or used in the wrong context. Virgos’ apparent vices come from their inherent virtue. Their analytical powers, which should be used for healing, helping or perfecting a project in the world, sometimes get misapplied and turned against people. Their critical faculties, which should be used constructively to perfect a strategy or proposal, can sometimes be used destructively to harm or wound. Their urge to perfection can turn into worry and lack of confidence; their natural humility can become self-denial and self-abasement. When Virgos turn negative they are apt to turn their devastating criticism on themselves, sowing the seeds of self-destruction.

Finance

Virgos have all the attitudes that create wealth. They are hard-working, industrious, efficient, organized, thrifty, productive and eager to serve. A developed Virgo is every employer’s dream. But until Virgos master some of the social graces of Libra they will not even come close to fulfilling their financial potential. Purity and perfectionism, if not handled correctly or gracefully, can be very trying to others. Friction in human relationships can be devastating not only to your pet projects but – indirectly – to your wallet as well.

Virgos are quite interested in their financial security. Being hard-working, they know the true value of money. They do not like to take risks with their money, preferring to save for their retirement or for a rainy day. Virgos usually make prudent, calculated investments that involve a minimum of risk. These investments and savings usually work out well, helping Virgos to achieve the financial security they seek. The rich or even not-so-rich Virgo also likes to help his or her friends in need.

Career and Public Image

Virgos reach their full potential when they can communicate their knowledge in such a way that others can understand it. In order to get their ideas across better, Virgos need to develop greater verbal skills and fewer judgemental ways of expressing themselves. Virgos look up to teachers and communicators; they like their bosses to be good communicators. Virgos will probably not respect a superior who is not their intellectual equal – no matter how much money or power that superior has. Virgos themselves like to be perceived by others as being educated and intellectual.

The natural humility of Virgos often inhibits them from fulfilling their great ambitions, from acquiring name and fame. Virgos should indulge in a little more self-promotion if they are going to reach their career goals. They need to push themselves with the same ardour that they would use to foster others.

At work Virgos like to stay active. They are willing to learn any type of job as long as it serves their ultimate goal of financial security. Virgos may change occupations several times during their professional lives, until they find the one they really enjoy. Virgos work well with other people, are not afraid to work hard and always fulfil their responsibilities.

Love and Relationships

If you are an analyst or a critic you must, out of necessity, narrow your scope. You have to focus on a part and not the whole; this can create a temporary narrow-mindedness. Virgos do not like this kind of person. They like their partners to be broad-minded, with depth and vision. Virgos seek to get this broad-minded quality from their partners, since they sometimes lack it themselves.

Virgos are perfectionists in love just as they are in other areas of life. They need partners who are tolerant, open-minded and easy-going. If you are in love with a Virgo do not waste time on impractical romantic gestures. Do practical and useful things for him or her – this is what will be appreciated and what will be done for you.

Virgos express their love through pragmatic and useful gestures, so do not be put off because your Virgo partner does not say ‘I love you’ day-in and day-out. Virgos are not that type. If they love you, they will demonstrate it in practical ways. They will always be there for you; they will show an interest in your health and finances; they will fix your sink or repair your video recorder. Virgos deem these actions to be superior to sending flowers, chocolates or Valentine cards.

In love affairs Virgos are not particularly passionate or spontaneous. If you are in love with a Virgo, do not take this personally. It does not mean that you are not alluring enough or that your Virgo partner does not love or like you. It is just the way Virgos are. What they lack in passion they make up for in dedication and loyalty.

Home and Domestic Life

It goes without saying that the home of a Virgo will be spotless, sanitized and orderly. Everything will be in its proper place – and don’t you dare move anything about! For Virgos to find domestic bliss they need to ease up a bit in the home, to allow their partner and children more freedom and to be more generous and open-minded. Family members are not to be analysed under a microscope, they are individuals with their own virtues to express.

With these small difficulties resolved, Virgos like to stay in and entertain at home. They make good hosts and they like to keep their friends and families happy and entertained at family and social gatherings. Virgos love children, but they are strict with them – at times – since they want to make sure their children are brought up with the correct sense of family and values.

Virgo 2017 Horoscope

Major Trends

Last year was a year of prosperity and this year even more so. Jupiter is in your money house until October 10. More on this later.

Saturn has been in your 4th house of home and family for the past two years, and is there for almost the whole year ahead. Family life has been challenging. The emotional life is being reordered. Be careful not to repress feelings. Manage them, but don’t repress them. More details on this later.

Pluto has been in your 5th house of fun and creativity since 2008 – a lot of years. He will be there for many more years to come too. Your creative life is getting a good detox – and the end result, still in the future, will be good. There have been life-and-death dramas with children and children figures in your life too. Childbirth probably happened via Caesarean section or there were other surgical procedures. (In some cases there were tendencies to abortion.)

Neptune has been in your 7th house of love since 2012 and will remain there for many more years. The love and social life – perhaps the existing marriage or relationship – is getting more refined and spiritual. This is a long-term process. You’re attracting more spiritual friends these days. More on this below.

Uranus has been in your 8th house of regeneration since 2011 and he will still be there in the year ahead. This indicates much sexual experimentation. As long as it isn’t destructive it’s a good thing. This is how we learn what works for us.

Your main areas of interest this year are finance (until October 11); communication and intellectual interests (from October 11 onwards); home and family (until December 21); children, fun and creativity; love and romance; sex, personal transformation and reinvention, and occult studies.

Your paths of greatest fulfilment this year are the body and image (until April 29); finance (until October 10); communication and intellectual interests (from October 11 onwards); and spirituality (from April 29 onwards).

Health

(Please note that this is an astrological perspective on health and not a medical one. In days of yore there was no difference, both of these perspectives were identical. But now there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)

Health will improve greatly by the end of the year as Saturn moves away from his stressful aspect with you. In the meantime health needs more attention. Two long-term planets – Saturn and Neptune – are in stressful alignment with you. By themselves they’re not enough to cause serious problems, but when short-term planets join them in stressful aspect – this is when you really need to take precautions. These periods will be from February 18 to March 20, May 21 to June 20 and November 22 to December 21.

The good news is that you’re a Virgo and you will always pay attention to your health – even though your 6th house is empty this year.

With two long-term planets in stressful alignment, your overall energy is not what you’re used to. Thus, things you always did and felt fine doing might be harder to do now – or even cause injury. A friend of mine always climbed ladders to prune his trees. But when he tried it under a Saturn transit, he fell. His energy was not up to its usual standard.

So the most important thing is to maintain high energy levels. A strong aura (your spiritual immune system) will repel any disease. But let it weaken and a person becomes more vulnerable.

There are many things that can be done to enhance the health and prevent (or soften) problems. Give more attention to the following areas – the vulnerable areas this year.

  • The heart. This only became important in the past two years. Avoid worry and anxiety. Learn to relax into life. Relaxation exercises will be helpful.
  • The small intestine. This is always an important area for you. Avoid foods (such as those containing gluten) that stress the small intestine.
  • The ankles and calves. These are always important for you and should be regularly massaged – this should be incorporated into your health regime. There are exercises that strengthen the calf muscles which are good to do. Give the ankles more support when exercising.
  • The head, face and scalp. These have been important since 2011. Regular scalp and face massage will not only strengthen the area but the entire body as well. It’s as if you give the entire body a workout when you massage these areas. There are reflexes there to the entire body.
  • The adrenals. These too have only become important since 2011. The important thing here is to avoid anger and fear, the two emotions that stress them out.
  • The musculature. Again, this has only been important since 2011. You don’t need to become Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the muscles should be kept in tone. A weak muscle can knock the spine or skeleton out of alignment and cause many other problems. Vigorous exercise – according to your age and stage in life – is good.

Your health planet Uranus in your 8th house shows that safe sex is important this year. Since you’re very experimental here, a word to the wise is sufficient. This aspect also shows tendencies towards surgery. But keep in mind, detox (which is good for you) will often do the same thing, although it usually takes longer.

If you take these precautions you should sail through the year disease free.

Home and Family

Saturn has been in your 4th house for the past two years. This is a difficult transit, and he will remain here for almost all of the year ahead. So home and family is a major focus.

Things are not easy at home. You’ve been taking on all kinds of extra responsibilities and burdens, and there is no way to get out of them. Space in the home seems cramped. Yet, a move doesn’t seem practical just yet. You have to make do with what you have. A little bit of creativity – reordering things, using the space you have more efficiently – is the answer this year.

A parent or parent figure seems very stressed out. Stern and serious. Most likely he or she is over-demanding and over-controlling. His or her usual warmth is not there. This is hard on the family and is not helping this person’s love and social life.

The home, which is a place for relaxation and nurturing, is being run like a business. It is cold and clinical. People are going through the motions but the warmth is not there.

Happily, by now, you’re learning to handle this – after all, you’ve had two years of it. A human being can adjust to almost anything. Cheer up though, by the end of the year these trials will be over with. Saturn will leave the 4th house and enter your 5th house on December 21.

There is some good news here too. A parent or parent figure, while stern and business-like, seems to be prospering and is financially supportive. He or she has been receiving financial windfalls and having happy financial opportunities.

Saturn, as ruler of your 5th house of fun, indicates that you’re trying to alleviate some of the gloom by installing sports, games and entertainment equipment in the home. You’re working to make it more of a ‘fun’ place. This is a help.

You’re spending on the home and family this year – more than usual – but you can also earn from here. Family connections seem important financially.

Renovations don’t seem likely this year, but if you’re redecorating or otherwise beautifying the home (and this is very likely), November 22 to the end of the year seems a good time.

Parents or parent figures are having a stable family year. Moves are not likely. Siblings and sibling figures are having a very spiritual kind of year and start to prosper after October 21. If they are of childbearing age they are more fertile then too. Their home life has been unstable for many years and there have probably been multiple moves. This trend continues in the year ahead. Children too have been moving around a lot lately.

Finance and Career

Finance, as we mentioned, is a major (and happy) focus this year. Jupiter in your money house is expanding your net worth. Assets that you own will increase in value. Happy financial opportunities will come to you and you’ll have good financial ideas. You will end the year richer than when you began it.

Jupiter is your family planet. His position here in the money house gives many messages. It shows good family support, as we have already said. A parent or parent figure is very active (and in a positive way) in your financial life. It shows good fortune in residential real estate, the food business, restaurants and industries that cater to the home. It also shows, as we have mentioned, spending and investing in the home and family. Most likely you will be earning money from home – perhaps by working from home, perhaps by entertaining at home or having business functions in the home.

Jupiter in the money house brings good luck in finance. There is a feeling of optimism and faith here. You catch the lucky financial breaks and there is luck in speculations.

By October 11, as Jupiter moves out of your money house and into your 3rd house of communication, most of your short-term financial goals will have been achieved. And even though long-term goals might not have been realized, you will have made progress towards them. (We seldom achieve long-term goals in one year – progress is success.) So the attention will shift to communication and intellectual interests – to the life of the mind. This is as it should be.

There are many short-term trends in finance. Venus, your financial planet, moves quickly. In a given year she will move through your whole horoscope. These short-term trends depend on where Venus is and the aspects she receives at any given time, and are best covered in the monthly reports.

Venus will make one of her rare (once every two years) retrogrades this year – from March 4 to April 15. This is a period to avoid major financial decisions, purchases or investments. Sure, shop for necessities, but the big things need research and homework first. This will be a time for financial review, for seeing where improvements can be made, for gaining mental clarity on your financial affairs. Once this happens, decision making will be much easier.

There is a Lunar Eclipse in your 6th house of health and work on August 7. This often indicates job changes, which can happen either within your present company or with another one. The conditions of the workplace change dramatically.

Your 10th house of career is basically empty; only short-term planets will move through there this year. Moreover, the bottom half of your chart is stronger than the top half – on a long-term basis. (Of course, during the year short-term planets will energize your upper sector for a time, making you more ambitious, but the bottom half is stronger overall.) So there is more focus on the home and family – on your emotional wellness – than on the career. Career will tend to the status quo.

You’re generally an ambitious person, but this year less so than usual. However, there will be many short-term career trends that are best covered in the monthly reports.

Love and Social Life

Neptune, the most spiritual of all the planets, has been in your 7th house for some years now and he will be there for many more years to come. Neptune is not only in your 7th house but he is also the ruler of that house – your love planet.

You are always idealistic about love, but these days a thousand times more so. Only the highest, most sublime love will satisfy you. Anything less (no matter how desirable from a worldly perspective) leaves you with vague feelings of dissatisfaction. To quote the well-known song: ‘Is that all there is?’

In the worldly reading of things, Neptune is said to be the planet of scandals. This is good shorthand but not completely true. Neptune never sets out to create scandals. He is the planet of revelation. He shines light in the dark areas and so everything gets revealed – both the good and the bad. When this happens in the imperfect world we live in, scandals happen inevitably. Unpleasant revelations that people would rather keep secret. So a lot of revelation (and perhaps scandal) happens in your social and love life. This is basically good – it is better to deal with reality than illusion – but it’s not always very pleasant.

Love has been stressful these past two years. Not all of it is your fault. Saturn has been in adverse aspect with Neptune for two years so there have been obstructions here. Marriage wasn’t likely (nor desirable). Perhaps there was excess fear in love – excess caution. Perhaps the current love was going through his or her own personal dramas and this complicated things. Infidelity could also have been a problem.

A Solar Eclipse on February 26 will further test love. It is a direct hit on your love planet and also occurs in your 7th house. So a lot of dirty laundry comes up for cleansing during that period. Long-repressed grievances now have to be dealt with. A good relationship will survive, but the faulty ones can end.

There is another issue we see in love. Many of you feel a conflict between serious, committed love and the fun-and-games variety. A part of you wants commitment; part just wants a love affair. This issue will resolve itself by the end of the year as Saturn moves away from his stressful aspect to Neptune.

The South Node of the Moon (not a planet but an abstract point) is in your 7th house until April 29. It spends a good deal of time near your love planet. This gives a feeling of deficiency – lack. So there could be feelings of ‘lack of love’ or ‘lack of romance’ even in the midst of a relationship. This is further testing love.

There is good news though. By the end of the year the love life should improve. Saturn will move away from his stressful alignment to Neptune and start to make harmonious aspects. The current love interest should be feeling better and this will improve things. You will be more able to express feelings of love.

In the course of a year Neptune will receive various kinds of aspects from the short-term planets. This will produce short-term trends in love which are best covered in the monthly reports.

Self-Improvement

The Moon’s North Node (again, an abstract point) will spend most of the year – from April 29 onwards – in your spiritual 12th house. This shows good fortune and success in your spiritual life. You will see good results from your practice.

Spiritual growth and understanding is not just important for its own sake (which it is) but is very important in your love life. Your intuition is being trained in relationships and love this year. A good connection with the Divine Intelligence will do much to improve the love life.

There will be love challenges this year. You will often feel overwhelmed by them as in truth there is no concrete solution. The only solutions are spiritual – and this is the agenda. You have the kind of chart – and we have written of this in previous years – where one needs to ‘cast the burdens of love’ on the Divine and let go. There needs to be a complete surrender to the Divine. If this is done sincerely (with the heart and not just the lips) a tremendous peace will enfold you. Give the Divine complete charge of things. Get yourself out of the way. Little by little things will start to straighten out. Either the current relationship will straighten out or you’ll meet someone new and better. Love is too complicated these days to handle on your own.

Your desire for ideal love is right and proper. You deserve it. Only one needs to know where to look. If you’re looking outside yourself, you’re on the wrong track. All these trials are leading you to Ideal Love – the pure Divine Love – sometimes referred to as agape. This is unconditional love. A love that encompasses every aspect of life – not just the romantic life. This agape, if allowed to develop, will often mend and heal (just by itself) a current love relationship. But even if the relationship goes, you will still have love. In a relationship or out of one will be the same to you. Every need in love (and every means every) will be taken care of.

Virgo Monthly 2017 Horoscope

January

Best Days Overall: 7, 8, 15, 16, 25, 26

Most Stressful Days Overall: 2, 3, 9, 10, 22, 23, 24, 30, 31

Best Days for Love: 2, 3, 11, 12, 20, 21, 30, 31

Best Days for Money: 1, 2, 10, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31

Best Days for Career: 6, 9, 10, 15, 25, 26

You begin your year with 80 per cent (and at times this rises to 90 per cent) of the planets in the Western, social sector of the chart – a huge percentage. Your 7th house of love and social activities is very strong, while your 1st house of self is empty (only the Moon moves through there on the 15th and 16th). So you are in a strong social period. You are on vacation from yourself temporarily. The needs of others come first. This is not necessarily saintly, just the cycle you’re in right now. Things get done by consensus and through your social grace, not by your personal initiative or abilities. It is good every now and then to forget about self. Many psychological pathologies have their origin in too much self-centredness. When the West is strong in a chart there is less self-confidence and self-esteem (and here this is especially so until the 8th – Mercury, the ruler of your chart, is retrograde). Your way is probably not the best way these days. Let others have their way, so long as it isn’t destructive.

The holidays are over, but you are still in party mode until the 19th. You’re in one of your yearly personal pleasure peaks. To a Virgo even work is fun; you know how to enjoy your work – this month more so than usual. But many fun opportunities will come to you as the month progresses.

Health is good this month, but still needs some attention. Four planets (two of them long-term ones) are making stressful aspects to you. The good news is that being a Virgo you’re always paying attention to this area – and especially so after the 19th. If you feel under the weather, enhance the health in the ways mentioned in the yearly report.

With Jupiter in your money house (right up to October 10) you’re in a prosperous year. Your financial planet, Venus, has her solstice from the 29th to the 31st. This shows a pause in the financial life and then a change of direction. Interestingly we see the same phenomena in the finances of the spouse, partner or current love. Mars, the ruler of their finances, will have his solstice from the 27th to the 31st. So both you and the beloved are pausing and changing direction at the same (more or less) time. Your financial planet spends most of the month in your 7th house – from the 3rd onwards. This indicates opportunities for partnerships or joint ventures. The financial intuition will be very prominent from the 3rd onwards.

Love is challenging from the 5th to the 13th but will improve dramatically after that.

February

Best Days Overall: 3, 4, 12, 13, 21, 22

Most Stressful Days Overall: 5, 6, 19, 20, 26, 27

Best Days for Love: 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 19, 20, 26, 27, 28

Best Days for Money: 5, 6, 9, 10, 14, 15, 19, 20, 24, 25, 28

Best Days for Career: 3, 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 25, 26

Two eclipses this month are shaking up your spiritual life. Both will make the dream life hyperactive and perhaps alarming. But don’t pay too much attention to them. The dreams are just showing the disturbances in the astral plane. A course correction is needed in your spiritual life and the eclipses will force the issue.

The Lunar Eclipse of the 11th (in America it is on the 10th) occurs in your spiritual 12th house, and changes in your spiritual practice and attitudes – and perhaps changes in teachers or teachings. Spiritual and charitable organizations you’re involved with are highly unstable right now. There are shakeups going on. Likewise there are dramas in the lives of gurus or guru figures in your life. You seem relatively unaffected on a personal level, but it won’t hurt to take a more relaxed schedule over this period. Every Lunar Eclipse brings crisis with friends. Friendships get tested. Sometimes they break up. Often this happens because of life-changing events in their lives. (They can marry or move away, etc.) Sometimes the flaws in the relationship itself are revealed. Your high-tech equipment is more vulnerable in this period. Make sure important files are backed up and that your anti-hacking software is up to date. Technology is a wonderful thing when it works, but when it doesn’t it’s a nightmare.

The Solar Eclipse of the 26th has a stronger effect on you personally. You need to reduce your schedule from the 18th onwards anyway – but especially for a few days before and after the eclipse. Those born early in the sign of Virgo – August 23 to September 3 – will feel this most strongly, but all of you will be affected. The eclipse occurs in your 7th house and impacts on the ruler of your 7th house – Neptune – so the love life, the current relationship, is affected here. The spouse, partner or current love can be having some health scare or job change. Old repressed grievances can come up that need to be dealt with. Flawed relationships are in danger; good ones will survive. Singles might decide to take the relationship a step further. Every Solar Eclipse affects your spiritual life, so there is also a replay of the effects of the Lunar Eclipse of the 11th.

The Solar Eclipse notwithstanding, the month ahead – from the 18th onwards – is a yearly love and social peak for you. You seem very devoted and engaged with others – as you should. Your relationship might be troubled, but you are socially popular.

March

Best Days Overall: 2, 3, 11, 12, 21, 22, 30

Most Stressful Days Overall: 4, 5, 18, 19, 25, 26

Best Days for Love: 1, 6, 7, 9, 15, 16, 18, 25, 26, 27

Best Days for Money: 1, 5, 6, 9, 13, 14, 18, 23, 24, 27

Best Days for Career: 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 28, 29

Your financial planet, Venus, has been in your 8th house of regeneration since February 3. She will be there all of this month too. This shows a need to prosper others. It shows much involvement in the finances of the spouse, partner or current love. It is an excellent time for estate planning (if you are of appropriate age), tax and insurance planning. The only issue now is Venus’s rare retrograde, which begins on the 4th. This is not going to stop earnings, but it will introduce delays and complications.

This is a long retrograde – Venus won’t go forward again until April 15. There is not much we can do about it – it is something cosmic beyond our control – but with some foresight we can mitigate some of the negative effects. First, we don’t need to make matters more complicated by being careless. Sign and date all cheques properly. Save important receipts. Make sure your accounting is correct and up to date. When making a payment make sure you’ve addressed the envelope correctly. Little things like this can save much stress and heartache later. In America, this retrograde happens in the middle of the tax season. Take your time and make sure everything is perfect. Little mistakes can cause long delays. Avoid making major purchases or investments, if possible. Wait until after April 15 to do these things. Spend the retrograde period reviewing your financial situation and seeing where improvements can be made. It is a period for gaining mental clarity about your finances.

Now that the eclipses of last month are over, the love life seems quieter. On the 1st and 2nd the Sun travels with your love planet Neptune. The beloved is in a better frame of mind. There are romantic opportunities in the workplace. On the 4th and 5th Mercury travels with your love planet. This brings happy love and social experiences. You and the beloved are close, on the same page. For singles this augers an important romantic meeting.

Health still needs watching until the 20th. You will see great improvement in health and energy afterwards – quite naturally. The short-term planets leave their stressful aspect to you and your energy just rebounds.

There is some disturbance at the workplace on the 1st – keep the temper in check. A happy job opportunity will come on the 26th or 27th.

April

Best Days Overall: 7, 8, 17, 18, 26, 27

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 28, 29

Best Days for Love: 3, 4, 12, 13, 22, 23, 30

Best Days for Money: 1, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 23, 28, 29

Best Days for Career: 1, 7, 8, 18, 24, 25, 28, 29

The two planets involved in your finances – Jupiter, the occupant of your money house and Venus, your actual financial planet – are both retrograde this month (as was the case last month as well). Prosperity is happening, Virgo, but in convoluted and complicated ways. Financial deals seem to go backwards instead of forwards. Minds change and then change again. People sign contracts and then cancel them. Payments come later than expected. Communication with the money people in your life could be a lot better. Patience is called for now. Individual deals can fall through, but your overall prosperity is not in doubt. Other opportunities will come to replace them.

Venus moves backwards into your 7th house on the 2nd and spends most of the month there, until the 28th. This enhances your financial intuition (Venus will be in spiritual Pisces), but because she is retrograde intuitions should be confirmed before acting upon them – perhaps by consulting a spiritual channel or psychic. Get a few different opinions. This aspect shows a tendency to partnerships and joint ventures – but a lot more homework has to be done. The good news is that financial clarity starts to happen on the 15th.

Your 8th house of regeneration was powerful last month, from the 20th onwards, and is still powerful in the month ahead – until the 19th. The spouse, partner or current love is prospering and will be there to pick up the financial slack. You seem very involved – personally – in his or her earnings.

Health is good this month and gets even better after the 19th. There are some long-term planets (and Mars too) stressing you out, but you have help. Vitality seems good. Spiritual healing seems very effective on the 13th and 14th. Enhance the health in the ways mentioned in the yearly report.

In February the planetary power began to shift from the bottom to the top half of your Horoscope. The shift is even stronger now as Mars moves into your career house on the 21st. So, in general, you’re more ‘outer oriented’. The two planets involved with the home and family are retrograde this month – so family issues need time to resolve. Focus more on the career.

Mars in your 10th house shows much activity and aggressiveness in the career. You’re fighting ‘career wars’ – not with guns and bullets, but perhaps in ‘political’ ways with competitors or at the office. This can bring ‘near death’ kinds of experiences in your company or industry, or with bosses or parent figures.

May

Best Days Overall: 4, 5, 14, 15, 23, 24

Most Stressful Days Overall: 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26

Best Days for Love: 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28

Best Days for Money: 2, 3, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26

Best Days for Career: 2, 3, 13, 16, 23, 24, 25, 26

Your 9th house – a very important and under-rated house – became strong on April 19 and is strong until the 20th. This is a happy time. Health is good – especially until the 20th. There will be happy travel opportunities – and you should take them (this could have already happened). Happy educational opportunities also come. When the 9th house is strong there is more interest in a juicy theological or philosophical discussion than in a night out on the town. There is a desire for understanding the ‘meaning of life’ and the spiritual laws. Often religious and philosophical kinds of breakthroughs happen.

This is a very good period for students at college level. There is more focus on their studies and this tends to success. Since Pluto is also receiving happy aspects, students below college level should also do well.

Mars has been in your 10th house since April 21. This month, on the 21st, the Sun will join him and you enter a yearly career peak. Psychologically you are in the ‘noon’ time of your year. Your ability to handle ‘outer affairs’ and ambitions is strongest. Now you handle them by the methods of day – by overt, physical ways. It is good now to detox the career, to get rid of attitudes and habits that are not helpful. The career is also furthered by charitable and altruistic activities. These are good in their own right, but this month will actually help the career – help your public status.

Health needs more attention after the 20th, when at least four (and on occasion five) planets will be in stressful alignment with you. As always rest and relax more. The career is demanding and you can’t slack off there now. But you can work more intelligently – alternate activities – and schedule in more rest periods. Enhance the health in the ways mentioned in the yearly report. Low energy is the primal disease.

Your financial planet Venus, now moving forward, spends the month in your 8th house. This is a good aspect for paying down debt and for eliminating financial waste. With the financial planet in the 8th house one prospers by cutting back. You shouldn’t cut the things that you really need – only the wasteful things. This is also a good aspect for estate, tax and insurance planning. Debt refinancing is easier with this position (this is another popular way to reduce debt). If you have good business ideas there are outside investors waiting for your call.

Love is happy this month. If there are problems in your relationship it doesn’t seem your fault. The beloved has some stressful aspects. He or she is not him/her self.

June

Best Days Overall: 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 20, 21, 28, 29

Most Stressful Days Overall: 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23

Best Days for Love: 5, 6, 10, 11, 15, 16, 20, 21, 24, 25, 28, 29

Best Days for Money: 3, 4, 10, 11, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

Best Days for Career: 1, 2, 13, 14, 22, 23, 24

Your intense career activity seems to be working. You look very successful this month – especially from the 6th onwards. Mercury, the ruler of your Horoscope, is at the top of your chart. You seem above everyone in your world. You’re in authority, calling the shots.

Health still needs keeping an eye on until the 21st. Keep in mind our discussion of this last month. Health and vitality will improve dramatically after the 21st, but in the meantime make sure you get enough rest.

Love still seems stressful for most of this month. You and the beloved are not in agreement. It doesn’t mean a break-up necessarily, only that more work is needed to keep harmony between you. Perhaps your career focus is stressing the relationship. Sometimes this causes resentment in the beloved – he or she could feel that the career is more important to you than him or her. Perhaps you are unconsciously ‘lording’ it over the beloved. Some people have problems with this. Adding to the mix is Neptune’s retrograde on the 16th. The beloved seems confused and lacking in direction. This is not a time to make important love decisions one way or the other. Your disagreements will, however, resolve after the 21st.

Finances are good this month. On the 6th Venus moves into Taurus in harmonious relationship with you. You are in harmony with the money people in your life. They seem favourably disposed to you. Venus is dignified in Taurus – she operates more powerfully – and this should reflect in your earnings. The financial planet’s position in your 9th house – the luckiest of houses according to the Hindu astrologers – is another positive financial indicator. It shows financial expansion and good fortune. Your wealth goals are ambitious. You want more than just ‘survival’. You’re interested in really big wealth these days. This too tends to prosperity. The financial judgement is sound. You’re more conservative in money matters (this has not been so in the past few months). Financial decisions should be good. Mercury makes beautiful aspects with Jupiter on the 13th and 14th. This looks like a nice payday.

Mercury, the ruler of your Horoscope, spends a good part of the month ‘out of bounds’. Thus you’re moving outside your normal sphere. You’re going into unknown and strange places. You seem more adventurous.

Mars too spends almost all month ‘out of bounds’. This would tend to show that the spouse, partner or current love is going outside the normal sphere in their financial dealings. Perhaps setting up accounts or companies ‘offshore’. Perhaps exploring financial opportunities outside the normal sphere and with different sorts of people. This seems to work out for him or her – especially from the 25th to the 27th.

July

Best Days Overall: 8, 9, 17, 18, 23, 24

Most Stressful Days Overall: 5, 6, 13, 14, 19, 20

Best Days for Love: 3, 4, 10, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 31

Best Days for Money: 1, 10, 11, 19, 20, 28, 29

Best Days for Career: 4, 16, 19, 20, 25, 26

Overall health and energy are much improved over last month. You still have two long-term planets in stressful alignment with you, but almost all of the short-term planets are either in harmonious aspect or are leaving you alone. Health will be good this month. The 19th and 20th seem a little stressful (a short-term issue), so try to rest and relax more those days.

Love is bittersweet this month. On the one hand, the love planet receives very nice aspects until the 20th. This brings love and social opportunity. On the other hand, Mercury, the ruler of your Horoscope, moves in opposition to Neptune, the love planet, from the 6th onwards. The opposition aspect indicates ‘maximum distance’. You and the beloved are very far apart – physically or psychologically. You have opposite perspectives on things and you can’t seem to agree on anything. It will take much work to bridge your differences, but if you do, love will be better than ever. In astrology, the opposite is the natural love partner.

There is another issue in love too. You and the beloved are both more self-willed these days. Each wants their own way. Each feels he or she is right. The right way is somewhere in the middle. Even better, one time you lean in his or her direction, another time he or she leans in yours.

Speaking of self-will. The planetary power began to shift last month from the social West to the independent East. (This is also complicating love.) You’re in a period of increased personal power and independence, which is growing stronger day by day. Now it is time for you and your interests to come first. This is not selfishness. As your interests are handled, you are more in a position to help others. This is the time (and over the next few months) to make the changes that need to be made in your circumstances. You have the energy and wherewithal to do it. You don’t need to consult anyone. Take responsibility for your own happiness. Let the world conform to you.

Finances should be good this month. Your financial planet, Venus, moves into your 10th career house on the 5th, indicating a strong focus on finance. It is high on your priorities. Often this shows pay rises (official or unofficial) at work. Guard your professional reputation (always a good idea anyway) as this month it leads to financial opportunity. The authority figures in your life are supportive of your financial goals. Venus’s Trine to Jupiter on the 18th and 19th brings financial increase and good fortune. A nice payday.

August

Best Days Overall: 4, 5, 13, 14, 22, 23, 31

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 29, 30

Best Days for Love: 9, 10, 18, 19, 26, 27, 28, 29

Best Days for Money: 6, 7, 9, 10, 16, 18, 19, 24, 25, 28, 29

Best Days for Career: 4, 5, 13, 14, 16, 22, 23, 31

Your 12th house became powerful on July 20 as Mars entered this house. On July 22nd the Sun moved in as well. This is the situation until the 22nd of this month. (There will even be an eclipse in this house on the 21st.) This is a period for making spiritual kinds of breakthroughs. It is good for the study of sacred literature, for meditation and contemplation and other types of spiritual practice. There is an inner idealist in every person – this is the time to set it free.

We have a Lunar Eclipse on the 7th that seems to affect you strongly. It impacts on Mars, your planet of death and transformation. This generally doesn’t show literal, physical death (you have to look at a lot more things to see that). But it generally indicates ‘close encounters’ with death – close calls. The dark angel comes calling and sends you a love message: ‘Be about the business that you were born to do, life here on Earth is short – it can end at any time.’ But this is only one of the meanings. This eclipse brings financial dramas to the beloved. Important changes will have to be made. If you are of an appropriate age you’re making changes to your will and insurance policies. Since this eclipse occurs in your 6th house there can be turmoil at the job or in the workplace. Job changes are likely. Often there are health scares and a need to change the health regime. Take a nice easy schedule over this period – there’s no need to tempt the dark angel more than is necessary.

The Solar Eclipse of the 21st occurs in your 12th house, but very close to the cusp of your 1st house and it affects both houses. If you were born early in the sign of Virgo – August 22–24 – you will feel it very strongly. Those born later in the sign won’t feel it that much. Once again (as in February) important changes happen in your spiritual life. I feel this is because of interior revelation that happens (you’re making spiritual breakthroughs this month). It would only be natural to change your practice and perhaps teachings as a result. Again, as in February, there are shakeups and upheavals in spiritual or charitable organizations that you’re involved with, and dramas in the lives of gurus or guru figures.

On the 22nd, the Sun moves into your own sign and you enter into one of your yearly personal pleasure periods. This is a time for enjoying the pleasures of the body, for getting it into right shape. It’s also a good time to get the image in right shape – the way you want it.

The issues in love that we discussed last month are even stronger this month. In love it’s all about learning to bridge differences – agreeing to disagree but with love and respect.

September

Best Days Overall: 1, 10, 18, 19, 28, 29

Most Stressful Days Overall: 5, 6, 12, 13, 25, 26

Best Days for Love: 5, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 23, 24, 28

Best Days for Money: 3, 4, 7, 8, 12, 13, 16, 17, 20, 21, 28, 30

Best Days for Career: 8, 9, 12, 13, 18, 19, 28, 29

The planetary power is now in its maximum Eastern position. You have maximum personal power and independence. The planets are for you rather than others. Your personal goals – your personal happiness – receive strong cosmic support. You’re supposed to have things your way these days. If others don’t go along (most will) you can go it alone. You’re not in need of social support systems. So take the bull by the horns. Create the conditions for your own happiness. Now is the time. If you wait too long it will become much harder.

Health and energy are super this month – perhaps the best they’ve been all year. Half the planets are either in your own sign or moving through there, and each is depositing a special gift and a special energy. The Sun in your 1st house until the 22nd bestows star quality and supernatural (unworldly) glamour to the image. Psychic and ESP abilities are greatly enhanced. Mars in your sign, from the 5th onwards, bestows sex appeal, physical strength and courage. (Be careful not to overdo a good thing.) Venus in your sign from the 20th onwards bestows beauty, grace and charm, and an excellent sense of style. (She also brings financial windfalls and opportunities.) Mercury brings self-confidence and self-esteem – and happy career opportunities. Life is good these days.

In spite of your wonderful personal appearance, your personal magnetism and charm – love still seems problematic. Yes, you’re attracting the opposite sex but the problem seems to be in serious relationships. You are strong and want your way, and so do the people you meet. The issues we’ve written about in previous months are even more in effect now. The issue is learning to disagree respectfully – and especially to respect the other’s position. (This can be difficult.) The tendency now (and for the past few months) would be to break up. But this need not happen. It will take more work though to keep things together. The 23rd to the 26th brings a love crisis – perhaps finance triggers it – but there’s more to it than that. Ride it through – it is temporary.

Love could be better, but there are other kinds of happiness that happen for you. You’re still in a yearly personal pleasure peak until the 22nd. And after the 22nd you enter a yearly earnings peak as the Sun moves into your money house. The month ahead is prosperous.

October

Best Days Overall: 7, 8, 15, 16, 25, 26

Most Stressful Days Overall: 3, 4, 9, 10, 22, 23, 24, 30, 31

Best Days for Love: 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 17, 18, 20, 21, 27, 28, 30, 31

Best Days for Money: 1, 7, 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, 20, 21, 25, 26, 30

Best Days for Career: 1, 9, 10, 20, 30, 31

Finance is the main headline this month. The money house is easily the most dominant house (and dominant interest), with 60 per cent of the planets either there or moving through there. This is a lot of financial power. Earnings increase dramatically. You’re in a yearly period of peak earnings. The Sun in the money house until the 23rd makes you a ‘financial star’ – you shine in this world. Also it shows great financial intuition – great instincts. Mercury in the money house until the 17th shows earnings flowing from good communication – buying, selling, sales, marketing, advertising and PR. It also shows the financial favour of the elders and authority figures in your life. Sometimes this indicates money that comes from the government. Venus in this house, from the 14th onwards, also means increased earnings. She is now in her own sign and house, and she is naturally strong in this position.

The financial life will be good all month, but the interest wanes a bit as the month progresses. On the 11th Jupiter, which has been here since last year, will move into your 3rd house. Mercury will leave the money house on the 17th and the Sun on the 23rd. But by then, your main financial goals (the short-term ones at least) will have been attained and you won’t need as much focus here.

Venus’s solstice from the 16th to the 19th also indicates a pause in the financial affairs and then a change of direction. Moreover, Mars also has his solstice this month – from the 23rd to the 30th. This shows a pause in the financial affairs of the spouse, partner or current love too. These pauses are good.

Jupiter’s move into your 3rd house shows earnings from sales, marketing, advertising, PR, blogging and writing. Trading is fortunate under this aspect too. A new car and communication equipment will likely come in the coming months (and perhaps next year too).

Intellectual interests will start becoming interesting to Virgos of all ages. It is especially good for students below college level. It shows success in their studies. Virgo is an intellectual sign and now you have the interest (and wherewithal) to indulge the intellect.

Health is still excellent. You can enhance it further in the ways mentioned in the yearly report.

November

Best Days Overall: 3, 4, 12, 13, 21, 22

Most Stressful Days Overall: 5, 6, 19, 20, 26, 27

Best Days for Love: 6, 7, 8, 16, 17, 26, 27

Best Days for Money: 3, 4, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 26, 27

Best Days for Career: 5, 6, 9, 19, 20, 29, 30

The love life improved last month. It was not perfect, to be sure, but it was better than in previous months. This month love improves even further. You and the beloved are moving closer to each other. The distance between you is lessening day by day. There are still some disagreements after the 6th but these too will be temporary. If your relationship survived August and September it will survive the month ahead too. Jupiter’s move into Scorpio last month was especially good for love. Singles are meeting serious love interests these days. The other good news is that the love planet, Neptune, is finally moving forward after many months of retrograde motion. This happens on the 22nd. The rest of this year and next year should bring happiness in love.

Health and energy are still good – especially until the 22nd. After that be sure to get enough rest. Enhance the health in the ways mentioned in the yearly report. Your health planet has been in retrograde motion since August, so avoid making drastic changes to the health regime. Changes need much homework.

The 3rd house is the main headline this month, with up to half the planets in there or moving through. So this is a month where students excel. They enjoy their studies. They don’t need to be coaxed to learn – they want to study and read. There is success here.

You have an interest in all kinds of different books and periodicals these days – love stories, poetry, inspiration, erotica, financial and spiritual literature. Each has something to contribute to your store of knowledge.

The planetary power has been in the bottom half of your chart since September. Thus your focus has also shifted. Home, family and your emotional wellness are more important than the career now. You are always ambitious – you haven’t lost it – but it’s a time to ‘regroup’, to gather the forces you will need for your next career push, next year. A successful career rests on a solid psychological and domestic foundation. Working on this foundation will help the career later on.

Your 4th house of home and family becomes powerful from the 22nd onwards, while your 10th house of career is basically empty this month (only the Moon moves through there on the 5th and 6th). Another message from the cosmos. Let go of the career and focus on things at home. You’re more involved with siblings, sibling figures and neighbours these days (and they seem to be prospering).

December

Best Days Overall: 1, 2, 9, 10, 18, 19, 20

Most Stressful Days Overall: 3, 4, 16, 17, 24, 25, 30, 31

Best Days for Love: 5, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 24, 25, 28

Best Days for Money: 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 24, 25, 28

Best Days for Career: 3, 4, 7, 8, 16, 17, 26, 27, 30, 31

Again, like last month, we find the 4th house of home and family ultra-powerful while the 10th house of career is empty (and again, only the Moon moves through there, on the 3rd, 4th, 30th and 31st). So continue to focus on the home and family situation. Continue to focus on attaining the ‘right psychological state’. This is night time (symbolically speaking) of your year – the midnight hour. The outer world ceases to exist for us in the midnight hour. We are asleep to it. But inside, many things are happening that will set the stage for the next day – the next career push. Feeling right is more important than doing right these days. Being there for the family – in a physical and emotional way – is more important than making the right deal or getting that promotion. (Those things will happen in due course, but now be there for the family.)

Family issues are improving this month. Saturn is finally leaving the 4th house on the 21st. Family life (and perhaps a parent figure) has been a burden. This is over with now. Many of you have felt emotionally blocked for the past few years. You didn’t feel safe in expressing your true feelings. Now this becomes much easier.

Saturn’s move into your 5th house brings a focus on children and children figures. There is a need to discipline them correctly, which is an art. One neither overdoes it nor underdoes it. This is something you will learn over the next two years or so.

Health and energy still need watching until the 21st, but you will see a huge improvement afterwards. Saturn, who has been stressing you out for more than two years, starts to make harmonious aspects to you. After the 21st, there will be only one long-term planet – Neptune – in stressful alignment. You will feel this in your body.

Mercury is retrograde from the 3rd to the 23rd. Since Mercury is also your career planet, we have another indication to let go of the career and focus on the home. This is a time to review your personal and career goals and see where improvements can be made. You can put these improvements into action after the 23rd.

Mars makes dynamic aspects with Uranus from the 1st to the 3rd. Drive more carefully and avoid stressful activities.

Mars is in your money house until the 9th. It is a good time to use extra cash to pay down debt. This is also a good aspect for estate, tax and insurance planning (if you’re of the appropriate age). The spouse, partner or current love seems supportive financially. Venus, your financial planet, spends most of the month in your 4th house, indicating that you’re spending on the family and probably earning from them as well. There is good family support. There could be a tendency to overspend.

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